UEFA Europa League most games by club 1971-2019

As of June 2019, FC Inter Milan is the European football club with the most matches played in the UEFA Europa League with a total of 185 games, followed by Belgian football Club Brugge with 178. When it comes to number of appearances in the Europa League however, Sporting Lisbon ranked first, having taken part 32 times and again Club Brugge ranked second most, with 30 appearances.  

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 games played in the UEFA Europa League from 1971 to 2019

Games played
FC Inter Milan185
Club Brugge178
Sporting Clube de Portugal177
RSC Anderlecht 154
PSV Eindhoven145
FC Girondins de Bordeaux142
SK Rapid Vienna142
AFC Ajax141
Tottenham Hotspur FC140
Crvena zvezda140
PAOK FC140
Athletic Club136
FK Partizan134
FCSB134
Valencia CF133
Sevilla FC133
VfB Stuttgart132
SS Lazio 131
Feyenoord129
HNK Hajduk Split128
Hamburger SV124
Liverpool FC124
AEK Athens FC124
R. Standard de Liège124
AZ Alkmaar122
AS Roma122
FC Spartak Moscow121
SL Benfica120
Juventus120
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Europe

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 2009–10 season.

Information valid as of June, 2019.

Statistics include qualifying and play-off matches.

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