UEFA Europa League most appearances by club 1971-2019

As of December 2019, Sporting Clube de Portugal, or often referred to as Sporting Lisbon, is the European football club with the most appearances in the UEFA Europa League with a total of 33 appearances, followed by Belgian football Club Brugge with 30 appearances. When it comes to total matches in the Europa League however, Sporting Lisbon ranked third very close with Club Brugge, behind FC Inter Milan at 185 matches played.  

Most Europa League titles: Sevilla FC

   Sevilla FC holds the record for most UEFA Europa League titles with 5 titles won. After that there are several clubs that have either won two or three titles. The record for most goals in the Europa League is held by Henrik Larsson with 40 goals and the the record for most matches played is held by Giuseppe Bergomi at 96 matches.

Europa League not as popular

  With a revenue of roughly 372 million euros in 2018, the UEFA Europa League is significantly smaller than the Champions League, allthough both leagues have increased their income exponentially in the past decade. Among football fans in England, 37 percent have little to no interest in the Europa League and in France, 60 percent of people don’t follow it at all.

Clubs with most appearances in the UEFA Europa League from 1971 to 2019

Appearances by club
Sporting Clube de Portugal33
Club Brugge30
FK Crvena zvezda28
FK Partizan28
FC Inter Milan27
AFC Ajax26
FC Spartak Moscow26
PFC Levski Sofia26
HNK Hajduk Split 26
AEK Athens FC25
Rapid Vienna25
GNK Dinamo Zagreb24
Grasshopper Club24
Fenerbahce SK24
PSV Eindhoven24
SK Slavia Praha23
FC Dinamo 194823
Brondby IF23
Legia Warszawa SA23
FC Dinamo Tbilisi23
PFC CSKA Sofia 22
FC Girondins de Bordeaux22
Panathinaikos FC22
Olympiacos FC22
R. Standard de Liège22
Aberdeen FC22
Celtic FC22
RSC Anderlecht21
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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

1971 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Previously called the UEFA Cup, the competition has been known as the UEFA Europa League since the 2009–2010 season.

Information valid as of December, 2019.

Statistics include qualifying and play-off matches.

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