List of UEFA Cup and Europa League top scorers

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 the 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)[]

Bold indicates players still active in the game.

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 34 42 0.825 2004 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 1. FC Köln
VfB Stuttgart
Bordeaux
5 Spain Aritz Aduriz 28 43 0.651 2011 Valencia
Athletic Bilbao
6 Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze 27 44 0.613 1993 Dinamo Tbilisi
Trabzonspor
Ajax
Rangers
AZ
7 Italy Alessandro Altobelli 25 58 0.431 1977 Internazionale
Juventus
8 Croatia Mladen Petrić 25 63 0.380 2004 Basel
Hamburger SV
9 Peru Claudio Pizarro 24 33 0.727 1999 Werder Bremen
10 Germany Jupp Heynckes 23 21 1.095 1967 Hannover 96
Borussia Mönchengladbach
11 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[]

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

Season Player(s) Country Club(s) 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 Deijkers 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 1. FC 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 1. FC 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 SC
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
Darko Kovačević Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Spain Real Sociedad
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 Saint 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
2016–17 Edin Džeko  Bosnia and Herzegovina Italy Roma 8
Giuliano  Brazil Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
2017–18 Aritz Aduriz  Spain Spain Athletic Bilbao 8
Ciro Immobile  Italy Italy Lazio

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By team[]

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 1. FC 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*
Italy Roma 2 18 1990–91, 2016–17*
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 18 2007–08*, 2016–17*
Italy Lazio 2 16 2012–13, 2017–18*
Spain Athletic Bilbao 2 18 2015–16, 2017–18*

By country[]

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
4 Italy Italy 4 26 1996–97, 1998–99, 2007–08*, 2017–18*
Spain Spain 4 25 2000–01*, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18*
6 France France 3 22 1982–83*, 1992–93, 1997–98
England England 3 35 1976–77, 1984–85*, 2004–05
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

By player[]

Country Titles Goals Seasons
1 Germany Jupp Heynckes 2 22 1972–73*, 1974–75
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Kovačević 2 18 1998–99*, 1999–00
Colombia Radamel Falcao 2 29 2010–11, 2011–12
Spain Aritz Aduriz 2 18 2015–16, 2017–18*

Notes[]

  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[]

  1. ^ Excluding the qualifying rounds since the 2004–05 season.
  2. ^ "Fairs/UEFA Cup Topscorers".