UEFA Europa League most appearances by player 1971-2019

As of June 2019, Giuseppe Bergomi is the European football player with the most matches played in the UEFA Europa League with a total of 96 games, followed by Frank Rost with 90. Henrik Larsson holds the record for most goals in the Europa League, with 40 goals, ahead of Klaas Jan Huntelaar with 34 goals.  

Further records

   When it comes to number of appearances of clubs in the Europa League, Sporting Lisbon ranked first, having taken part 32 times in the League and Club Brugge ranked second with 30 appearances. Sevilla FC holds The record for most UEFA Europa League titles with 5 titles. After that there are several clubs that have either won two or three titles.

Champions League significantly bigger

  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.

Players with most games played in the UEFA Europa League from 1971 to 2019

Games played
Giuseppe Bergomi96
Frank Rost90
Dimitris Salpingidis76
Raúl Garcia74
Pepe Reina74
Bibras Natcho73
Mladen Petric72
Daniel Carrico72
Joao Pereira71
Jermain Lens70
Walter Zenga69
Atiba Hutchinson69
Markel Susaeta67
Walid Badier67
Mario Sonnleitner67
Stefan Ishizaki66
Mehmet Topal66
Enzo Scifo66
Timmy Simons66
Andreas Ulmer65
Igor Denisov64
David Narey63
Salim Toama62
Joris Mathijsen62
Aleksandr Anyukov62
Martin Škrtel62
Gonzalo Rodriguez61
Ruslan Rotan60
Óscar Cardozo60
Rashad F. Sadygov60
Aron Winter60
Mousa Dembélé59
Giuseppe Baresi59
Rui Patrício59
Simao59
Pape Gueye58
Gorka Iraizoz58
Luisao58
Tim de Cler58
Mike Jensen58
Yuri Zhirkov58
Senad Lulić58
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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 2009–2010 season.

Information valid as of June, 2019.

Statistics include qualifying and play-off matches.

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