Europa League Winners – The Complete List Since Inception

Europa League Winners

Who are the Europa League winners? How many of them have there been since the inception of the competition? I will list all the Europa League winners here in a bit.

The UEFA Europa League is considered the second most important international competition for European club – that is of course after the UEFA Champions League.

Qualification for the Europa League is based on clubs’ performance in national leagues and cup competitions.

For the first 25 years of the League’s existence, the final was contested over two legs; one at each participating club's stadium.

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But in 1998, UEFA introduced the first single-legged final where Internazionale defeated Lazio to become the first Europa League winners in that instance and it was held at a neutral venue, the Parc des Princes in Paris.

The inaugural competition was won by Tottenham Hotspur in 1972 when they defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate.

So far, we have seen a total of nine finals feature teams from the same national association and they are Italy (1990, 1991, 1995, and 1998), Spain (2007 and 2012), England (1972), Germany (1980) and Portugal (2011).

Sevilla are the team with the most victories. They’ve won the competition five times since commencement.

The only two teams to have retained their title are Real Madrid, who are winners in 1985 and 1986, and Sevilla who are winners in 2006 and 2007; and in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Spain remains the only country that has won the competition the most, winning it 11 times.

Shakhtar Donetsk were the last champions before the UEFA Cup was renamed UEFA Europa League. They defeated Werder Bremen 2–1 after extra time in the 2009 final.

Both Benfica and Marseille are the two clubs with the highest record of loss in the finals, with three losses in the competition.

The current UEFA Europa League winner are Villarreal CF, edging past Manchester United 11-10 on penalties after scores stood at 1-1 in 2021's Europa League Final in Gdansk.

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Europa League Winners History

Year

Winner

Country

2021

Villarreal CF

Spain

2020

Sevilla FC

Spain

2019

Chelsea FC

England

2018

Atlético Madrid

Spain

2017

Manchester United

England

2016

Sevilla FC

Spain

2015

Sevilla FC

Spain

2014

Sevilla FC

Spain

2013

Chelsea FC

England

2012

Atlético Madrid

Spain

2011

FC Porto

Portugal

2010

Atlético Madrid

Spain

2009

Shakhtar Donetsk

Ukraine

2008

Zenit St. Petersburg

Russia

2007

Sevilla FC

Spain

2006

Sevilla FC

Spain

2005

CSKA Moskva

Russia

2004

Valencia CF

Spain

2003

FC Porto

Portugal

2002

Feyenoord

Netherlands

2001

Liverpool FC

England

2000

Galatasaray

Turkey

1999

Parma AC

Italy

1998

Inter

Italy

1997

FC Schalke 04

Germany

1996

Bayern München

Germany

1995

Parma AC

Italy

1994

Inter

Italy

1993

Juventus

Italy

1992

AFC Ajax

Netherlands

1991

Inter

Italy

1990

Juventus

Italy

1989

SSC Napoli

Italy

1988

Bayer Leverkusen

Germany

1987

IFK Göteborg

Sweden

1986

Real Madrid

Spain

1985

Real Madrid

Spain

1984

Tottenham Hotspur

England

1983

RSC Anderlecht

Belgium

1982

IFK Göteborg

Sweden

1981

Ipswich Town

England

1980

Eintracht Frankfurt

Germany

1979

Bor. Mönchengladbach

Germany

1978

PSV Eindhoven

Netherlands

1977

Juventus

Italy

1976

Liverpool FC

England

1975

Bor. Mönchengladbach

Germany

1974

Feyenoord

Netherlands

1973

Liverpool FC

England

1972

Tottenham Hotspur

England

1971 (Fairs Cup)

Leeds United

England

1970 (Fairs Cup)

Arsenal FC

England

1969 (Fairs Cup)

Newcastle United

England

1968 (Fairs Cup)

Leeds United

England

1967 (Fairs Cup)

Dinamo Zagreb

Croatia

1966 (Fairs Cup)

FC Barcelona

Spain

1965 (Fairs Cup)

Ferencvárosi TC

Hungary

1964 (Fairs Cup)

Real Zaragoza

Spain

1963 (Fairs Cup)

Valencia CF

Spain

1962 (Fairs Cup)

Valencia CF

Spain

1961 (Fairs Cup)

AS Roma

Italy

1960 (Fairs Cup)

FC Barcelona

Spain

1958 (Fairs Cup)

FC Barcelona

Spain

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This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago

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