The UEFA Europa League regulars

Since the competition was first contested in 2009/10, the UEFA Europa League has developed its own identity, distinct from that of the UEFA Champions League, with its own cast of regular characters.

With Schalke’s Yevhen Konoplyanka and Sparta Praha’s Václav Kadlec both in line to make their 50th appearances in the revamped competition in the round of 32, UEFA.com salutes the players who have given their best year on year.


(All statistics are inclusive of qualifying)


Daniel Carriço (Sevilla)
Sevilla’s Daniel Carriço©Getty Images

Bruno Soriano (Villarreal)
Villarreal’s Bruno Soriano (left)©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances in the UEFA Europa League
61: Daniel Carriço (POR – Sporting CP, Sevilla)
53: Óscar Cardozo (PAR – Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)*
53: Jeremain Lens (NED – PSV Eindhoven, Dynamo Kyiv, Fenerbahçe)*
53: Mario Sonnleitner (AUT – Sturm Graz, Rapid Wien)
52: Markel Susaeta (ESP – Athletic Club)*
51: Dries Mertens (BEL – Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, Napoli)
50: Bořek Dočkal (CZE – Slovan Liberec, Rosenborg, Sparta Praha)*
49: Matías Fernández (CHI – Sporting CP, Fiorentina)
49: Václav Kadlec (CZE – Sparta Praha, Eintracht Frankfurt, Midtjylland)*
49: Yevhen Konoplyanka (UKR – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Sevilla, Schalke)*
49: Rashad A. Sadygov (AZE – Qarabağ, Neftçi, Gabala)
49: Rashad F. Sadygov (AZE – Qarabağ)
48: Óscar de Marcos (ESP – Athletic Club)*
48: Artem Fedetskiy (UKR – Karpaty Lviv, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk)
47: Odil Akhmedov (UZB – Anji, Krasnodar)
47: Bruno Soriano (ESP – Villarreal)*
47: Aleksandar Dragović (AUT – Austria Wien, Basel, Dynamo Kyiv)
47: Gonzalo Rodríguez (ARG – Villarreal, Fiorentina)*
47: Steffen Hofmann (GER – Rapid Wien)
47: Maksim Medvedev (AZE – Qarabağ)
47: Rui Patrício (POR – Sporting CP)
47: Jan Vertonghen (BEL – Ajax, Tottenham)*


Falcao (Club Atlético de Madrid)
Radamel Falcao with the trophy in 2012©Getty Images

Most goals in the UEFA Europa League
31: Radamel Falcao (COL – Porto, Atlético Madrid)
22: Óscar Cardozo (PAR – Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)*
20: Giuseppe Rossi (ITA – Villarreal, Fiorentina, Celta Vigo)*
19: Aritz Aduriz (ESP – Valencia, Athletic Club)*
19: Kevin Gameiro (FRA – Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla)
19: Raul Rusescu (ROU – Unirea Urziceni, Steaua București, Sevilla, Osmanlıspor)*
19: Jonatan Soriano (ESP – Salzburg)


Guiseppe Bergomi (FC Internazionale Milano)
Inter’s Guiseppe Bergomi©Getty Images

Most appearances in the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
96: Giuseppe Bergomi (ITA – Internazionale Milano)
90: Frank Rost (GER – Werder Bremen, Schalke, Hamburg)
76: Dimitris Salpingidis (GRE – PAOK, Panathinaikos)
72: Mladen Petrić (CRO – Grasshoppers, Basel, Hamburg, Panathinaikos)
71: João Pereira (POR – Benfica, Braga, Sporting, Valencia)

Most goals in the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
40: Henrik Larsson (SWE – Feyenoord, Celtic, Helsingborgs)
33: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (NED – Heerenveen, Ajax, Schalke)*
31: Radamel Falcao (COL – Porto, Atlético Madrid)
29: Dieter Müller (GER – Köln, Bordeaux)
27: Shota Arveladze (GEO – Dinamo Tbilisi, Trabzonspor, Ajax, Rangers, AZ Alkmaar)

*Involved in the round of 32

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