Europa League group stage records and statistics

Sevilla equalled a record win while Salzburg and Villarreal continued to add to their bests: all the group records.

Sevilla hit six against Akhisar Belediyespor to equal the competition record
Sevilla hit six against Akhisar Belediyespor to equal the competition record ©AFP/Getty Images

Key facts

  • Record eighth Europa League group appearance for Salzburg
  • Salzburg are group stage's all-time highest goal and point scorers
  • Sevilla's 6-0 matchday three win equalled record margin of victory
  • 9 debutants take total to grace Europa League group stage to 207
  • Dudelange are first team from Luxembourg to reach UEFA men's club group stage
  • Other major group stage debutants: Akhisar Belediyespor, Jablonec, Spartak Trnava, Sarpsborg 08 
  • RB Leipzig 17th different German side in Europa League group stage

ALL STATISTICS ARE FOR GROUP GAMES ONLY. UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE IS 2009/10 ONWARD, UEFA CUP IS 2004/05 ONWARD

Clubs

Most group appearances by club (UEFA Europa League only)
8: Salzburg*
7: FCSB, Lazio*, PAOK*, Rapid Wien*, Villarreal*
6: Anderlecht*, Athletic Club, Club Brugge, Dynamo Kyiv*, København*, PSV Eindhoven, Sparta Praha, Sporting CP

Most group appearances by club (including UEFA Cup)
9: AZ Alkmaar, Club Brugge, FCSB, Villarreal*
8: Beşiktaş*, Dinamo Zagreb*, København*, Partizan, Sparta Praha, Lazio*, PAOK*, Salzburg*, Sevilla*, Tottenham Hotspur
7: Anderlecht*, Athletic Club, Austria Wien, Basel, Lazio*, Rapid Wien*, Sparta Praha, Sporting CP*, Standard Liège*, Zenit*

Most points (UEFA Europa League only)
95: Salzburg*
75: Lazio*
71: Villarreal*

Most points (including UEFA Cup)
95: Salzburg*
89: Villarreal*
88: Tottenham Hotspur

Most group stage goals (UEFA Europa League only)
84: Salzburg*
72: Villarreal*
66: Lazio*

Most group stage goals (including UEFA Cup)
87: Villarreal*
84: Salzburg*
77: Zenit*

UEFA Europa League group masters Salzburg
UEFA Europa League group masters Salzburg©Getty Images

Most qualifications from group stage (UEFA Europa League only)
6: Lazio*, Villarreal
5: Anderlecht, Athletic Club, Salzburg

Most group stage first places (UEFA Europa League only)
4 Salzburg

Record margin of victory
Standard Liège 1-7 Athletic Club (16/12/2004)
Bayern München 6-0 Aris (19/12/2007)
FCSB 6-0 Aalborg (18/09/2014)
Vardar 0-6 Real Sociedad (19/10/2017)
Arsenal 6-0 BATE (07/12/2017)
Sevilla 6-0 Akhisar Belediyespor (25/10/2018)

Single season (UEFA Europa League only)

Most points
18: Salzburg (2009/10, 2013/14), Zenit (2010/11), Anderlecht (2011/12), Tottenham Hotspur (2013/14), Dinamo Moskva (2014/15), Napoli (2015/16), Shakhtar Donetsk (2016/17)

Biggest group-winning margin
11: Zenit (2010/11), Napoli (2015/16)

Fewest points to qualify
7: Anderlecht (2010/11), Napoli (2010/11), Maribor (2013/14), Dnipro (2014/15), Midtjylland (2015/16), Krasnodar (2016/17)

Most points without going through
10: Birmingham City (2011/12), Paris Saint-Germain (2011/12), Tottenham Hotspur (2011/12), Young Boys (2012/13), Lokeren (2014/15), Sparta Praha (2014/15)

Most goals scored in a group
22: Napoli (2015/16)

Fewest goals conceded in a group
1: Standard Liège (2011/12), Salzburg (2017/18)

Fulham went to the 2011/12 group stage from the first qualifying round
Fulham went to the 2011/12 group stage from the first qualifying round©Getty Images

Teams progressing to group stage from UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
Fulham (2011/12), Rosenborg (2012/13, 2015/16), Twente (2012/13), Tromsø (2013/14), Gabala (2015/16, 2016/17), Crvena zvezda (2017/18), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (2016/17, 2017/18), Skënderbeu (2017/18), Apollon Limassol (2018/19), København (2018/19), Rangers (2018/19), Sarpsborg (2018/19)

Players

Most group stage appearances (UEFA Europa League only)
35: Mario Sonnleitner*
34: Jeremain Lens*, Andreas Ulmer*

Most group stage appearances (including UEFA Cup)
38: Dimitris Salpingidis
35: Atiba Hutchinson, Jeremain Lens*, Mario Sonnleitner*

Most group stage goals (UEFA Europa League only)
18: Aritz Aduriz
14: Guillaume Hoarau, Raul Rusescu

Most group stage goals (including UEFA Cup)
18: Aritz Aduriz
15: Jermain Defoe

Most goals in single game
5: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club 5-3 Genk, 03/11/2016)

Nations

Most campaigns by nations' clubs (UEFA Europa League only)
31: Italy*
28: Spain*
27: Germany*
24: England*
23: France*, Netherlands

Most campaigns by nations' clubs (including UEFA Cup)
45: Spain*
44: Germany*
43: Italy*
41: France*
39: Netherlands*

Most different national representatives (UEFA Europa League only)
17: Germany*
14: England*, Italy
12: Portugal
11: France

Most different national representatives (including UEFA Cup)
20: Germany*
19: England*
16: France , Italy
15: Spain

Nations never represented (UEFA Europa League only)
Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, San Marino, Wales**

Nations never represented (including UEFA Cup)
Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, San Marino, Wales**

*Includes 2018/19
**Welsh-based Swansea City represented England in 2013/14

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