The UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup, is an association football competition established in 1971. It is considered to be the second most important international competition for European football 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, Internazionale 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.
Juventus, Internazionale and Liverpool hold the record for the most victories, with each team winning the competition three times since its inception. Real Madrid and Sevilla are the only teams to have retained the UEFA Cup. Real Madrid won the competition in 1985 and 1986, whilst Sevilla retained the cup in 2007 after winning it in 2006. Teams from Italy have won the competition the most times, with nine winners coming from the country. Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao hold the distinction of losing in the final the most times, each team has lost the final twice. The last champions before the UEFA Cup was renamed as the UEFA Europa League were Shakhtar Donetsk who beat Werder Bremen 2–1 after extra time in the 2009 UEFA Cup Final. The current champions are Atlético Madrid having won the 2012 UEFA Europa League Final, which took place at the Arena Națională in Bucharest, Romania, defeating Athletic Bilbao 3–0.
While the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is considered to be the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, UEFA do not consider the tournament to be an official UEFA contest, and therefore successes in this competition are not included in the list.
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- The "Season" column refers to the season the competition was held, and wikilinks to the article about that season.
- The two-legged finals are listed in the order they were played.
- The wikilinks in the "Final score" column point to the article about that competition's final game.