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UEFA CUP / EUROPA-LEAGUE WINNERS 1970-2020


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1970s
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool crest
Feyenoord
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Liverpool crest
Juventus
PSV
Borussia Mönchengladbach
1970s

1980s
Eintracht Frankfurt
Ipswich Town
IFK Göteborg
Anderlecht crest
Tottenham Hotspur
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
IFK Göteborg
Bayer Leverkusen
Napoli
1980s

1990s
Juventus
Inter crest
AJAX
Juventus
Inter crest
Parma
Bayern Munich
Schalke 04
Inter crest
Parma
1990s

2000s
Galatasaray crest
Liverpool crest
Feyenoord
Porto
Valencia
CSKA Moscow
Sevilla
Sevilla
Zenit St. Petersburg
Shakhtar Donetsk
2000s

2010s
Atlético Madrid
Porto
Atlético Madrid
Chelsea
Sevilla
Sevilla
Sevilla
Manchester United crest
Atlético Madrid
Chelsea
2010s

2020s
Sevilla
2020s




Europe’s second-tier club competition was founded in the 1971-72 season as the UEFA Cup / Europa League.

Between 1955 and 1971, Europe had a competition called the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. The Fairs Cup had nothing to do with UEFA, but having proved popular, they took over the format and rebranded it as the UEFA Cup / Europa League.

Up until 1997, the European Cup /Champions League/Champions League had only been open to the winners of Europe’s domestic leagues, so runners-up, along with third and fourth placed teams from highly ranked leagues, all went into the UEFA Cup / Europa League, arguably making it harder to win than the European Cup /Champions League. However, from 1997 onwards, the expansion of the Champions League resulted in lower ranking teams entering the UEFA Cup / Europa League.

In 2009 the UEFA Cup / Europa League was rebranded as the UEFA Europa League.






UEFA CUP WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

Year UEFA Cup / Europa League Winner Runner-up Score
2019-20Sevilla FC            Inter             3:2
2018-19Chelsea Arsenal     4:1
2017-18Atlético Madrid Marseille     3:0
2016-17Manchester United Ajax           2:0
2015-16Sevilla FC            Liverpool             3:1
2014-15Sevilla FC            Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3:2
2013-14Sevilla FC            SL Benfica            0:0 (4:2 pens)
2012-13Chelsea FC            SL Benfica            2:1
2011-12Atlético Madrid       Athletic Bilbao       3:0
2010-11FC Porto              Sporting Braga        1:0
2009-10Atlético Madrid Fulham                2:1 (aet)
2008-09Shakhtar Donetsk Werder Bremen         2:1 (aet)
2007-08Zenit St. Petersburg Rangers       2:0
2006-07Sevilla FC Espanyol              2:2 (3:1 pens)
2005-06Sevilla FC Middlesbrough         4:0
2004-05CSKA Moskva Sporting CP Lisboa    3:1
2003-04Valencia CF Olympique Marseille   2:0
2002-03FC Porto Celtic        3:2 (aet)
2001-02Feyenoord Borussia Dortmund     3:2
2000-01Liverpool            Deportivo Alavés      5:4 (aet)
1999-00Galatasaray Arsenal               0:0 (4:1 pens)       
1998-99Parma AC Olympique Marseille   3:0
1997-98Inter Lazio                 3:0
1996-97FC Schalke 04 Inter        1:1 (1:0 0:1) (4:1 pens)       
1995-96Bayern München Girondins Bordeaux    5:1 (2:0 3:1)
1994-95Parma AC Juventus              2:1 (1:0 1:1)
1993-94Inter Casino Salzburg       2:0 (1:0 1:0)
1992-93Juventus Borussia Dortmund     6:1 (3:1 3:0)
1991-92Ajax Torino                2:2 (2:2 0:0) (Away goals rule)
1990-91Inter Roma                  2:1 (2:0 0:1)
1989-90Juventus Fiorentina            3:1 (3:1 0:0)
1988-89Napoli VfB Stuttgart         5:4 (2:1 3:3)
1987-88Bayer Leverkusen Español               3:3 (0:3 3:0) (3:2 pens)       
1986-87IFK Göteborg Dundee United         2:1 (1:0 1:1)
1985-86Real Madrid 1.FC Köln             5:3 (5:1 0:2)
1984-85Real Madrid Videoton              3:1 (3:0 0:1)
1983-84Tottenham Hotspur Anderlecht        2:2 (1:1 1:1) (4-3 pens)      
1982-83Anderlecht SL Benfica            2:1 (1:0 1:1)
1981-82IFK Göteborg Hamburger SV          4:0 (1:0 3:0)
1980-81Ipswich Town Ipswich Town          5:4 (3:0 2:4)
1979-80Eintracht Frankfurt Bor. Mönchengladbach  3:3 (2:3 1:0) (Away goals rule)
1978-79Bor. Mönchengladbach Red Star Belgrade     2:1 (1:1 1:0)
1977-78PSV Eindhoven SEC Bastia            3:0 (0:0 3:0)
1976-77Juventus Athletic Bilbao       2:2 (1:0 2:1) (Away goals rule)
1975-76Liverpool FC Club Brugge KV        4:3 (3:2 1:1)
1974-75Bor. Mönchengladbach FC Twente (Enschede)  5:1 (0:0 5:1)
1973-74Feyenoord Tottenham Hotspur     4:2 (2:2 2:0)
1972-73Liverpool FC Bor. Mönchengladbach  3:2 (3:0 0:2)
1971-72Tottenham Hotspur Wolves                3:2 (2:1 1:1)

What we love about the UEFA Cup / Europa League is the range of teams that have won or reached the finals over the years. Not only does it have giant European Cup /Champions League Winners such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Juventus, but there are also smaller clubs like SC Bastia, who have only once made the list of their domestic Coupe de France winners table, Ipswich Town, FC Twente and Casino Salzburg amongst the UEFA Cup / Europa League winners and runners-up.