The UEFA Europa League is an annual football cup competition organized by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for football clubs in Europe. The clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the second-tier competition, below the UEFA Champions League, which is also for top European club teams.
The competition was originally called the UEFA Cup, from 1970 until 2009, when there was a change in format and the competition was then known as the Europa League. Since 1996, the final is played as a single match, prior to that the winner was based on a home and away series.
The winner of the UEFA Europa League earns the right to play against the winner of the UEFA Champions League in the UEFA Super Cup. The UEFA Europa League winner will also automatically qualify for the next UEFA Champions League group stage.
The most successful club in the competition is Sevilla, with six titles (including 2020). Spanish clubs have the highest number of victories, followed by England and Italy. (see the List of Europa League Winners)
- 2022 - Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Rangers in the final, which was played at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville, Spain. The game finished at 1-1 after extra time, Eintracht Frankfurt winning 5–4 on penalties. It was their second win in the competition.
- 2023 - The tournament will be held between 8 September 2022 & 31 May 2023. The final will be played at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary.
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