List of UEFA Cup and Europa League top scorers

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The UEFA Europa League is the second most important club competition in Europe organised by UEFA. Originally a knock-out competition, it later evolved and included group stages and a series of qualifying rounds. It was known as UEFA Cup from its beginning, in 1971, until 2009. This article includes both season top scorers and overall top scorers.

All time Top scorers[edit]

Ranking Player Country Goals App Ratio Years Clubs
1 Henrik Larsson Sweden Sweden 40 56 0.71 1996-2010 Feyenoord (1), Celtic (27), Helsingborgs (12)
2 Radamel Falcao Colombia Colombia 30 31 0.97 2010- Porto (17), Atletico (13)
2 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Netherlands Netherlands 30 38 0.79 2004- Heerenvee (5), Ajax (11), Schalke 04 (14)
3 Dieter Müller West Germany West Germany 29 36 0.81 1973-1984 Köln (25), Stuttgart (1), Saarbrücken (3)
4 Shota Arveladze Georgia (country) Georgia 27 44 0.61 1994-2007 Dinamo Tbilisi (2), Trabzonspor (4), Ajax (10), Rangers (2), AZ (9)
5 Alessandro Altobelli Italy Italy 25 58 0.43 1977-1989 Internazionale (21), Juventus (4)
6 Jupp Heynckes West Germany West Germany 23 21 1.10 1971-1975 Borussia Mönchengladbach (23)
6 Jermaine Defoe England England 23 33 0.67 2006- Tottenham Hotspur (21), Portsmouth (2)
7 Martin Chivers England England 22 34 0.65 1971-1978 Tottenham Hotspur (22)
7 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge West Germany West Germany 22 49 0.45 1977-1989 Bayern Munich (13), Internazionale (9)
7 Jürgen Klinsmann Germany Germany 22 36 0.61 1988-1998 VfB Stuttgart (4), Internazionale (3), Bayern Munich (15)
7 Dennis Bergkamp Netherlands Netherlands 22 42 0.52 1988-2000 Ajax (9), Internazionale (9), Arsenal (4)
8 Ulf Kirsten Germany Germany 21 29 0.72 1993-1999 Dynamo Dresden (5), Bayer Leverkusen (16)
8 Demis Nikolaidis Greece Greece 21 31 0.68 1995-1996 AEK Athens (21)
8 Alan Shearer England England 21 31 0.68 1994-2005 Newcastle United (20), Blackburn Rovers (1)
8 Francesco Totti Italy Italy 21 36 0.58 1995-2010 Roma (21)

Winners by seasons[edit]

The top scorer award is for the player who amassed the most goals in the tournament.

Season Player Country Club Goals[1]
1971–72 Ludwig Bründl West Germany West Germany West Germany Eintracht Braunschweig 10
1972–73 Jupp Heynckes West Germany West Germany West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 12
Jan Jeuring Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Twente
1973–74 Lex Schoenmaker Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Feyenoord 11
1974–75 Jupp Heynckes West Germany West Germany West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 10
1975–76 Geertruida Maria Geels Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Ajax 14
1976–77 Stan Bowles England England England Queens Park Rangers 11
1977–78 Gerrie Deykers Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 8
Raimondo Ponte Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Grasshopper
1978–79 Allan Simonsen Denmark Denmark West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 9
1979–80 Dieter Hoeneß West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich 7
Harald Nickel West Germany West Germany West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
1980–81 John Wark Scotland Scotland England Ipswich Town 14
1981–82 Torbjörn Nilsson Sweden Sweden Sweden Göteborg 9
1982–83 Alain Giresse France France France Bordeaux 7
Erwin Vandenbergh Belgium Belgium Belgium Anderlecht 7
1983–84 Tibor Nyilasi Hungary Hungary Austria Austria Wien 9
1984–85 Edin Bahtić Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar Sarajevo 7
Gary Bannister England England England Queens Park Rangers
1985–86 Klaus Allofs West Germany West Germany West Germany Köln 9
1986–87 Paulinho Cascavel Brazil Brazil Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 5
Peter Houtman Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Groningen
Wim Kieft Netherlands Netherlands Italy Torino
Jari Rantanen Finland Finland Sweden Göteborg
1987–88 Kenneth Brylle Larsen Denmark Denmark Belgium Club Brugge 6
Dimitris Saravakos Greece Greece Greece Panathinaikos
1988–89 Torsten Gütschow East Germany East Germany East Germany Dynamo Dresden 7
1989–90 Falko Götz East Germany East Germany West Germany Köln 6
Karl-Heinz Riedle West Germany West Germany West Germany Werder Bremen
1990–91 Rudi Völler Germany Germany Italy Roma 10
1991–92 Dean Saunders Wales Wales England Liverpool 9
1992–93 Gérald Baticle France France France Auxerre 8
1993–94 Dennis Bergkamp Netherlands Netherlands Italy Internazionale 8
Edgar Schmitt Germany Germany Germany Karlsruher
1994–95 Ulf Kirsten Germany Germany Germany Bayer Leverkusen 10
1995–96 Jürgen Klinsmann Germany Germany Germany Bayern Munich 15
1996–97 Maurizio Ganz Italy Italy Italy Internazionale 8
1997–98 Stéphane Guivarc'h France France France Auxerre 7
1998–99 Enrico Chiesa Italy Italy Italy Parma 8
Tomasz Kulawik Poland Poland Poland Wisła Kraków
1999–00 Darko Kovačević Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Italy Juventus 10
2000–01 Dimitar Berbatov Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 7
Bolo Spain Spain Spain Rayo Vallecano
2001–02 Pierre van Hooijdonk Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Feyenoord 8
2002–03 Derlei Brazil Brazil Portugal Porto 12
2003–04 Sonny Anderson Brazil Brazil Spain Villarreal 6
Didier Drogba Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire France Olympique Marseille
Mateja Kezman Serbia Serbia England PSV Eindhoven
Alan Shearer England England England Newcastle United
2004–05 Alan Shearer England England England Newcastle United 11
2005–06 Matías Emilio Delgado Argentina Argentina Switzerland Basel 9
2006–07 Walter Pandiani Uruguay Uruguay Spain Espanyol 11
2007–08 Pavel Pogrebnyak Russia Russia Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 10
Luca Toni Italy Italy Germany Bayern Munich
2008–09 Vágner Love Brazil Brazil Russia CSKA Moscow 11
2009–10 Óscar Cardozo Paraguay Paraguay Portugal Benfica 9
Claudio Pizarro Peru Peru Germany Werder Bremen
2010–11 Radamel Falcao Colombia Colombia Portugal Porto 17
2011–12 Radamel Falcao Colombia Colombia Spain Atlético Madrid 12
2012–13 Libor Kozák  Czech Republic Italy Lazio 10

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By team[edit]

Team Titles Goals Seasons
1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 4 38 1972–73*, 1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80*.
2 Germany Bayern Munich 3 32 1979–80*, 1995–96, 2007–08*.
3 England Queens Park Rangers 2 18 1976–77, 1984–85*.
Sweden Göteborg 2 14 1981–82, 1986–87*.
Germany Köln 2 15 1985–86, 1989–90*.
Italy Internazionale 2 16 1993–94*, 1996–97.
France Auxerre 2 15 1992–93, 1997–98.
Netherlands Feyenoord 2 19 1973–74, 2001–02.
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2 14 1977–78*, 2003–04*.
England Newcastle United 2 17 2003–04*, 2004–05.
Germany Werder Bremen 2 15 1989–90*, 2009–10*.
Portugal Porto 2 29 2002–03, 2010-11.
  • * Two or more players were equal top scorers.
  • List is ordered by date of accomplishment.

By country[edit]

Country Titles Goals Seasons
1 Germany Germany[nb 1][nb 2] 11 121 1971–72, 1972–73*, 1968–69, 1974–75, 1979–80*, 1979–80*, 1985–86, 1989–90*, 1990–91, 1993–94*, 1994–95, 1995–96.
2 Netherlands Netherlands[nb 3] 8 71 1972–73*, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1977–78*, 1986–87*, 1986–87*, 1993–94*, 2001–02.
3 England England 4 35 1976–77, 1984–85*, 2003–04*, 2004–05.
Brazil Brazil 4 33 1986–87*, 2002–03*, 2003–04*, 2008–09.
5 France France 3 22 1982–83*, 1992–93, 1997–98.
Serbia Serbia[nb 4] 3 26 1999–00, 2003–04*, 2003–04*.
Italy Italy 3 26 1996–97, 1998–99, 2007–08*.
10 Denmark Denmark 2 15 1978–79, 1987–88*.
East Germany East Germany 2 13 1988–89, 1989–90*.
Sweden Sweden 2 20 1981–82, 2002–03*.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 13 1984–85*, 2003–04*.
Colombia Colombia 2 29 2010–11, 2011–12.
  • * Two or more players were equal top scorers.
  • List is ordered by date of accomplishment.

By player[edit]

Country Titles Goals Seasons
1 Germany Jupp Heynckes 2 22 1972–73*, 1974–75.
England Alan Shearer 2 17 2003–04*, 2004–05.
Colombia Radamel Falcao 2 29 2010–11, 2011–12.
  • * Two or more players were equal top scorers.
  • List is ordered by date of accomplishment.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes West Germany but not East Germany
  2. ^ In the 1979–80 season two German players were joint top scorers
  3. ^ In the 1986–87 season two Dutch players were joint top scorers
  4. ^ In the 2003–04 season two Serbian players were joint top scorers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excluding the qualifying rounds since the 2004–05 season.
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/ec/ec3tops.html