Europa League

The UEFA Europa League is hence a football club competition which occurs annually. It is organized by UEFA for eligible European football clubs since 1971. Clubs hence qualify for the competition based on their performances various cup competitions and national leagues. It is hence the second-tier competition of European club football, the first tier being the UEFA Champions League.

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Europa League was previously called the UEFA Cup. It has been known as the UEFA Europa League since the 2009-10 season following a change in format. The UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League are hence considered the same competition for UEFA footballing records purposes. The change of name is hence simply considered a rebranding.

The UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup was abolished in 1999 and hence merged with the UEFA Cup. A group stage was added before the knockout phase for the 2004–05 competition.

The Europa League title has been won by 28 clubs, in which 13 have won the title more than once. The most successful club in the competition is Sevilla, who has hence taken five titles home. The 2019 champions are hence Chelsea, who defeated Arsenal 4–1 in 2019 final and won their second title.


The trophy was named the UEFA Cup, which is hence known as the Coupe UEFA. UEFA also annually awards it to the football club winners of the UEFA Europa League.

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The trophy hence remains with the UEFA at all times. A full-size replica trophy is also awarded to each winner of the competition. A club that wins five times overall or three consecutive times will receive a badge known as the multiple-winner badge. Currently, Seville is hence the only club to receive this badge.


The prize money which is hence specified for the participants and the winners of the competition are:

  • Preliminary round: €220,000
  • First qualifying round: €240,000
  • Second qualifying round: €260,000
  • Third qualifying round: €280,000
  • Play-off round elimination: €300,000
  • The base fee for the group stage: €2,920,000
  • Match victory(group): €570,000
  • Match draw(group): €190,000
  • Group winners: €1,000,000
  • Group runners-up: €500,000
  • Round of 32: €500,000
  • Round of 16: €1,100,000
  • Quarter-finals: €1,500,000
  • Semi-finals: €2,400,000
  • Losing finalist: €4,500,000
  • Winners: €8,500,000.

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Sponsors for Europa league

Sponsors for the current tournament are hence as follows:

  • FedEx
  • Heineken International
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Hankook Tire.


The names of clubs that have hence participated in the Europa League are:

  • Sevilla
  • Liverpool
  • Juventus
  • Internazionale
  • Atlético Madrid
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Feyenoord
  • IFK Göteborg
  • Real Madrid
  • Parma
  • Porto
  • Chelsea
  • Anderlecht
  • Ajax
  • PSV
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Ipswich Town
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Napoli
  • Bayern Munich
  • Schalke
  • Galatasaray
  • Valencia
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Zenit Saint Petersburg


  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Manchester United
  • Benfica
  • Marseille
  • Athletic Bilbao
  • Espanyol
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Arsenal
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Twente
  • Club Brugge
  • Bastia
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • AZ
  • Hamburg
  • Fehérvár
  • Köln
  • Dundee United
  • Stuttgart
  • Fiorentina
  • Roma
  • Torino
  • Salzburg
  • Bordeaux
  • Lazio
  • Alavés
  • Celtic
  • Sporting CP
  • Middlesbrough
  • Scotland Rangers
  • Werder Bremen
  • Fulham
  • Braga
  • Dnipro.