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 (including qualifying rounds)[edit]

Rank Nat. Player Goals Games Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Clubs
1 Sweden Henrik Larsson 40 56 0.714 1994 Feyenoord, Celtic, Helsingborg
2 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 33 40 0.825 2004 SC Heerenveen, Ajax, Schalke 04
3 Colombia Radamel Falcao 31 33 0.939 2009 Porto, Atlético Madrid
4 Germany Dieter Müller 29 36 0.805 1973 Köln, Stuttgart, Bordeaux
5 Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze 27 44 0.613 1993 Dinamo Tbilisi, Trabzonspor, Ajax, Rangers, AZ
6 Italy Alessandro Altobelli 25 58 0.431 1977 Internazionale, Juventus
7 Croatia Mladen Petrić 24 63 0.380 2004 Basel, Hamburg
8 Peru Claudio Pizarro 24 33 0.727 1999 Werder Bremen
9 Germany Jupp Heynckes 23 21 1.095 1967 Hannover 96, Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 England Martin Chivers 22 34 0.647 1971 Tottenham Hotspur, Servette
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp 22 41 0.536 1986 Ajax, Internazionale, Arsenal

Bold = Still active

Winners by seasons[edit]

The top scorer award is for the player who amassed the most goals in the tournament. (Tournament phase differs from qualification phase)

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 Ruud 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 Zoran Filipovic Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Portugal Benfica 8
1983–84 Tibor Nyilasi Hungary Hungary Austria Austria Wien 9
1984–85 Edin Bahtić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 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 7
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 8
2013–14 Jonathan Soriano  Spain Austria Red Bull Salzburg 8
2014–15 Alan  Brazil Austria Red Bull Salzburg 8
Romelu Lukaku  Belgium England Everton
2015–16 Aritz Aduriz  Spain Spain Athletic Bilbao 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
Portugal Benfica 2 17 1982–83, 2009–10*
Germany Werder Bremen 2 15 1989–90*, 2009–10*
Portugal Porto 2 29 2002–03, 2010–11
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 2 16 2013–14, 2014–15*
  • * 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 Brazil Brazil 5 41 1986–87*, 2002–03*, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2014–15*
4 France France 3 22 1982–83*, 1992–93, 1997–98
England England 3 35 1976–77, 1984–85*, 2004–05
Italy Italy 3 26 1996–97, 1998–99, 2007–08*
Spain Spain 3 25 2000–01*, 2013–14, 2015–16
8 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*
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 2 13 1982-83, 1984–85*
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
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.

References[edit]

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