List of UEFA Cup and Europa League finals
The UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup, is an association football competition established in 1971 by UEFA. It is considered the second most important international competition for European clubs, after the UEFA Champions League. Clubs qualify for the Europa League based on their performance in national leagues and cup competitions. For the first 25 years of the competition, the final was contested over two legs, one at each participating club's stadium, but in 1998, Inter Milan defeated Lazio in the competition's first single-legged final held at a neutral venue, the Parc des Princes in Paris. Tottenham Hotspur won the inaugural competition in 1972, defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate. Ten finals have featured teams from the same national association: Italy (1990, 1991, 1995 and 1998), Spain (2007 and 2012), England (1972 and 2019), Germany (1980) and Portugal (2011).
|Number of teams||48 (group stage)|
|Current champions|| Villarreal|
|Most successful club(s)|| Sevilla|
|2020–21 UEFA Europa League|
Sevilla holds the record for the most victories, having won the competition six times since its inception. Real Madrid (winners in 1985 and 1986) and Sevilla (winners in 2006 and 2007, and 2014, 2015 and 2016) are the only teams to have retained their title. The competition has been won thirteen times by teams from Spain, more than any other country. The last champions before the UEFA Cup was renamed to UEFA Europa League were Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat Werder Bremen 2–1 after extra time in the 2009 final. Benfica and Marseille have lost the most finals, with three losses in the competition. The current champions are Villarreal, who defeated Manchester United 11–10 on penalties in the 2021 final.
While the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is considered to be the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, UEFA does not recognise the Fairs Cup as one of its official club competitions, and therefore its records are not included in the list.
List of finals
|Match won after extra time|
|*||Match won after a penalty shoot-out|
|§||Match won by a golden goal|
- The "Season" column refers to the season during which the competition was held, and links to the article about that season.
- The two-legged final matches are listed in the order they were played.
- The "UCL" note by a team means that the team initially competed in the UEFA Champions League for that season (since the 1999–2000 season).
- The link in the "Score" column directs to the article about that season's final.
|1971–72||England||Tottenham Hotspur||2–1||Wolverhampton Wanderers||England||Molineux, Wolverhampton, England||45,000|
|1–1||White Hart Lane, London, England||54,000|
|1972–73||England||Liverpool||3–0||Borussia Mönchengladbach||West Germany||Anfield, Liverpool, England||41,169|
|0–2||Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach, West Germany||35,000|
|1973–74||Netherlands||Feyenoord||2–2||Tottenham Hotspur||England||White Hart Lane, London, England||46,281|
|2–0||De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands||59,000|
|1974–75||West Germany||Borussia Mönchengladbach||0–0||Twente||Netherlands||Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, West Germany||42,000|
|5–1||Diekman Stadion, Enschede, Netherlands||21,000|
|1975–76||England||Liverpool||3–2||Club Brugge||Belgium||Anfield, Liverpool, England||56,000|
|1–1||Olympiastadion, Bruges, Belgium||32,000|
|1976–77||Italy||Juventus||1–0||Athletic Bilbao||Spain||Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy||75,000|
|1–2||San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain||43,000|
|1977–78||Netherlands||PSV Eindhoven||0–0||Bastia||France||Stade Armand Cesari, Bastia, France||15,000|
|3–0||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||27,000|
|1978–79||West Germany||Borussia Mönchengladbach||1–1||Red Star Belgrade||Yugoslavia||Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia||87,000|
|1–0||Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, West Germany||45,000|
|1979–80||West Germany||Eintracht Frankfurt||2–3||Borussia Mönchengladbach||West Germany||Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach, West Germany||25,000|
|1–0||Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany||59,000|
|1980–81||England||Ipswich Town||3–0||AZ||Netherlands||Portman Road, Ipswich, England||27,532|
|2–4||Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands||28,500|
|1981–82||Sweden||IFK Göteborg||1–0||Hamburger SV||West Germany||Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden||42,548|
|3–0||Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, West Germany||60,000|
|1982–83||Belgium||Anderlecht||1–0||Benfica||Portugal||Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||55,000|
|1–1||Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal||80,000|
|1983–84||England||Tottenham Hotspur||1–1||Anderlecht||Belgium||Constant Vanden Stock, Brussels, Belgium||40,000|
|1–1*||White Hart Lane, London, England||46,205|
|1984–85||Spain||Real Madrid||3–0||Videoton||Hungary||Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár, Hungary||30,000|
|0–1||Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain||90,000|
|1985–86||Spain||Real Madrid||5–1||1. FC Köln||West Germany||Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain||85,000|
|0–2||Olympiastadion, Berlin, West Germany||15,000|
|1986–87||Sweden||IFK Göteborg||1–0||Dundee United||Scotland||Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden||50,023|
|1–1||Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland||20,911|
|1987–88||West Germany||Bayer Leverkusen||0–3||Espanyol||Spain||Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona, Spain||42,000|
|3–0*||Ulrich Haberland Stadion, Leverkusen, West Germany||22,000|
|1988–89||Italy||Napoli||2–1||VfB Stuttgart||West Germany||Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy||83,000|
|3–3||Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany||67,000|
|1989–90||Italy||Juventus||3–1||Fiorentina||Italy||Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy||45,000|
|0–0||Stadio Partenio, Avellino, Italy||32,000|
|1990–91||Italy||Inter Milan||2–0||Roma||Italy||San Siro, Milan, Italy||68,887|
|0–1||Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy||70,901|
|1991–92||Netherlands||Ajax||2–2||Torino||Italy||Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy||65,377|
|0–0||Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands||42,000|
|1992–93||Italy||Juventus||3–1||Borussia Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany||37,000|
|3–0||Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy||62,781|
|1993–94||Italy||Inter Milan||1–0||Austria Salzburg||Austria||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria||47,500|
|1–0||San Siro, Milan, Italy||80,326|
|1994–95||Italy||Parma||1–0||Juventus||Italy||Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma, Italy||22,062|
|1–1||San Siro, Milan, Italy||80,754|
|1995–96||Germany||Bayern Munich||2–0||Bordeaux||France||Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany||62,000|
|3–1||Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, France||36,000|
|1996–97||Germany||Schalke 04||1–0||Inter Milan||Italy||Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen, Germany||56,000|
|0–1*||San Siro, Milan, Italy||83,000|
|Single match format|
|1997–98||Italy||Inter Milan||3–0||Lazio||Italy||Parc des Princes, Paris, France||44,412|
|1998–99||Italy||Parma||3–0||Marseille||France||Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia||62,000|
|1999–2000||Turkey||Galatasaray (UCL)||0–0*||Arsenal (UCL)||England||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark||38,919|
|2000–01||England||Liverpool||5–4§||Deportivo Alavés||Spain||Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany||48,050|
|2001–02||Netherlands||Feyenoord (UCL)||3–2||Borussia Dortmund (UCL)||Germany||De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands||45,611|
|2002–03||Portugal||Porto||3–2||Celtic (UCL)||Scotland||Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla, Seville, Spain||52,972|
|2003–04||Spain||Valencia||2–0||Marseille (UCL)||France||Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden||39,000|
|2004–05||Russia||CSKA Moscow (UCL)||3–1||Sporting CP||Portugal||Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal||47,085|
|2005–06||Spain||Sevilla||4–0||Middlesbrough||England||PSV Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||33,100|
|2006–07||Spain||Sevilla||2–2*||Espanyol||Spain||Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland||47,602|
|2007–08||Russia||Zenit Saint Petersburg||2–0||Rangers (UCL)||Scotland||City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England||43,878|
|2008–09||Ukraine||Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL)||2–1||Werder Bremen (UCL)||Germany||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||37,357|
|2009–10||Spain||Atlético Madrid (UCL)||2–1||Fulham||England||Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany||49,000|
|2010–11||Portugal||Porto||1–0||Braga (UCL)||Portugal||Lansdowne Road Stadium, Dublin, Ireland||45,391|
|2011–12||Spain||Atlético Madrid||3–0||Athletic Bilbao||Spain||Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania||52,347|
|2012–13||England||Chelsea (UCL)||2–1||Benfica (UCL)||Portugal||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||46,163|
|2013–14||Spain||Sevilla||0–0*||Benfica (UCL)||Portugal||Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy||33,120|
|2014–15||Spain||Sevilla||3–2||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UCL)||Ukraine||National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland||45,000|
|2015–16||Spain||Sevilla (UCL)||3–1||Liverpool||England||St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland||34,429|
|2016–17||England||Manchester United||2–0||Ajax (UCL)||Netherlands||Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden||46,961|
|2017–18||Spain||Atlético Madrid (UCL)||3–0||Marseille||France||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu, France||55,768|
|2018–19||England||Chelsea||4–1||Arsenal||England||Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan||51,370|
|2019–20||Spain||Sevilla||3–2||Inter Milan (UCL)||Italy||Rhein Energie Stadion, Cologne, Germany||0|
|2020–21||Spain||Villarreal||1–1*||Manchester United (UCL)||England||Stadion Miejski, Gdańsk, Poland||9,412|
|2021–22||v||Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain|
|2022–23||v||Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary|
|Club||Winners||Runners-up||Years won||Years runner-up|
|Sevilla||6||0||2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020||—|
|Inter Milan||3||2||1991, 1994, 1998||1997, 2020|
|Liverpool||3||1||1973, 1976, 2001||2016|
|Juventus||3||1||1977, 1990, 1993||1995|
|Atlético Madrid||3||0||2010, 2012, 2018||—|
|Borussia Mönchengladbach||2||2||1975, 1979||1973, 1980|
|Tottenham Hotspur||2||1||1972, 1984||1974|
|IFK Göteborg||2||0||1982, 1987||—|
|Real Madrid||2||0||1985, 1986||—|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg||1||0||2008||—|
|Benfica||0||3||—||1983, 2013, 2014|
|Marseille||0||3||—||1999, 2004, 2018|
|Athletic Bilbao||0||2||—||1977, 2012|
|Borussia Dortmund||0||2||—||1993, 2002|
|Red Star Belgrade||0||1||—||1979|
|1. FC Köln||0||1||—||1986|
|Red Bull Salzburg||0||1||—||1994|
- The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Tottenham Hotspur won the penalty shoot-out 4–3.
- The score was 3–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayer Leverkusen won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.
- The score was 0–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Schalke 04 won the penalty shoot-out 4–1.
- The score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Galatasaray won the penalty shoot-out 4–1.
- The score was 4–4 after 90 minutes. Liverpool scored the golden goal in the 26th minute of extra time.
- The score was 2–2 after 90 minutes.
- The score was 2–2 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shoot-out 3–1.
- The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.
- The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.
- The score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shoot-out 4–2.
- The 2020 final was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
- The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Villarreal won the penalty shoot-out 11–10.
- Includes clubs representing West Germany. No clubs representing East Germany appeared in a final.
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