Europa League group stage records and statistics

AZ and Espanyol have broken new ground while Lazio are equalling Salzburg's mark: all the group records.

Espanyol's 6-0 win against Ludogorets matched a group stage record
Espanyol's 6-0 win against Ludogorets matched a group stage record ©AFP/Getty Images

Key facts

  • 2019/20 is Lazio's eighth #UEL group campaign, matching Salzburg's record
  • Including the UEFA Cup group stage, AZ have now reached this level for the tenth time
  • Six debutants this season (Espanyol, Wolves, Olexandriya, LASK, Wolfsberg, Ferencváros) takes the number of sides to have graced the group stage to 213
  • Wolves are the 15th different English side in Europa League group stage
  • Rangers are the only side to have made it from the first qualifying round to the group stage this season

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

Clubs

Most group appearances by club (UEFA Europa League only)
8: Salzburg, Lazio*
7: Dynamo Kyiv*, FCSB, Copenhagen*, PAOK, PSV Eindhoven*, Rapid Wien, Sporting CP*, Villarreal
6: Anderlecht, Athletic Club, AZ Alkmaar*, Beşiktaş*, Celtic*, Club Brugge, Partizan*, Rosenborg*, Sparta Praha, Standard Liège*, Young Boys*

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

Most points (UEFA Europa League only)
101: Salzburg
78: Lazio*
75: Villarreal

Most points (including UEFA Cup)
101: Salzburg
93: Villarreal
88: Tottenham Hotspur

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

Most group stage goals (including UEFA Cup)
89: Villarreal
87: Salzburg
83: Sevilla*

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

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

Most group stage first places (UEFA Europa League only)
5: 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)
AZ 6-0 Astana (24/10/2019)
Espanyol 6-0 Ludogorets (07/11/2019)

Single season (UEFA Europa League only)

Most points
18: Salzburg (2009/10, 2013/14, 2018/19), Zenit (2010/11), Anderlecht (2011/12), Tottenham Hotspur (2013/14), Dinamo Moskva (2014/15), Napoli (2015/16), Shakhtar Donetsk (2016/17), Eintracht Frankfurt (2018/19)

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), AC Milan (2018/19), Standard Liège (2018/19)

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), Copenhagen (2018/19), Rangers (2018/19, 2019/20), Sarpsborg (2018/19)

Players

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

Most group stage appearances (including UEFA Cup)
39: Jeremain Lens*
38: Dimitris Salpingidis
37: Bibras Natcho*
36: Atiba Hutchinson*, Andreas Ulmer

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

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)
33: Italy*
31: Spain*
30: Germany*
27: England*
26: Netherlands*
25: France*

Most campaigns by nations' clubs (including UEFA Cup)
48: Spain*
47: Germany*
45: Italy*
43: France*
42: Netherlands*

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

Most different national representatives (including UEFA Cup)
20: England*, Germany
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 2019/20
**Welsh-based Swansea City represented England in 2013/14

Last updated: 08/11/19

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