UEFA Europa League

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The UEFA Europa League (Founded at 1955 and in 1972 in this currect format) is a tournament for teams that did not make the UEFA Champions League. They qualify by being not the best in the country and not making the best competition. For example in England, teams that finish after the first four teams can go to the Europa League. There is another option, which if you finish 3rd in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage, in to the last 32 in the Europa League, or being eliminated from the Playoff Round in the UEFA Champions League (The ousted team goes straight into the UEFA Europa League Group Stage), and the 3rd option is when a club which being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League 3rd round (Into the UEFA Europa League Playoff Round) The Europa League is a new version of the UEFA cup. The Europa League was started in 2009. The winner of the UEFA Europa League plays the winner of the UEFA Champions League in the UEFA Super Cup.

The current cup holders are the Spanish team Atlético Madrid, who defeated fellow Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in the 2012 final. From 2009 the tournament name was changed to UEFA Europa League from UEFA Cup. The most successful clubs in the history of the competitions are Juventus, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Sevilla.

The Competition Winners[change | change source]

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Italy Juventus 3 1 1977, 1990, 1993 1995
Italy Internazionale 3 1 1991, 1994, 1998 1997
England Liverpool 3 0 1973, 1976, 2001
Spain Sevilla 3 0 2006, 2007, 2014
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 2 1975, 1979 1973, 1980
England Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 1972, 1984 1974
Netherlands Feyenoord 2 0 1974, 2002
Sweden IFK Göteborg 2 0 1982, 1987
Spain Real Madrid 2 0 1985, 1986
Italy Parma 2 0 1995, 1999
Portugal Porto 2 0 2003, 2011
Spain Atlético Madrid 2 0 2010, 2012
Belgium Anderlecht 1 1 1983 1984
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 0 1978
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1 0 1980
England Ipswich Town 1 0 1981
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 0 1988
Italy Napoli 1 0 1989
Netherlands Ajax 1 0 1992
Germany Bayern Munich 1 0 1996
Germany Schalke 04 1 0 1997
Turkey Galatasaray 1 0 2000
Spain Valencia 1 0 2004
Russia CSKA Moscow 1 0 2005
Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 1 0 2008
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 0 2009
England Chelsea 1 0 2013

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