UEFA Europa League all-time top goalscorers 1971-2019

As of December 2019, Henrik Larsson is the European football player with the most goals scored in the UEFA Europa League with a total of 40 goals, followed by Klaas Jan Huntelaar with 34. The record for most matches played in the Europa League is held by Giuseppe Bergomi with 96 games played before Frank Rost with 90 games under his belt.  

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. The record for most UEFA Europa League titles holds Sevilla FC with 5 titles won. 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 goals in the UEFA Europa League from 1971 to 2019

Goals scored
Henrik Larsson40
Klaas Jan Huntelaar34
Aritz Aduriz31
Radamel Falcao31
Dieter Müller29
Shota Arveladze27
Kevin Gameiro 26
Mladen Petrić25
Alessandro Altobelli25
Vágner Love24
Claudio Pizarro24
Jermain Defoe24
Óscar Cardozo 23
Dimitris Salpingidis23
Jupp Heynckes23
Ivan Tričkovski23
Jürgen Klinsmann22
Dennis Bergkamp22
Aleksandr Kerzhakov22
Martin Chivers22
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge22
Manuel Fernandes22
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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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