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Sevilla as the legendary champion in the Europa League history

The Europa League is considered to be the ideal tournament for Sevilla to win a Cup and keep growing – what they did five times in the 2006-2016 period.

Sevilla did not win a title in 50 years until they won the UEFA Cup – the predecessor of the Europa League – in 2006. In 2007, they won the Cup again. Then in a row in 2014, 2015, 2016, Sevilla was crowned, when the tournament was called the Europa League.

Sevilla was one of Spain’s biggest football teams

Sevilla won La Liga in 1945-1946 and winning three King’s Cups 1935-1948, but they won just one more title during the 1968-1969 season. to 2000-2001, was the Spanish second division championship. When Palop arrived at Sevilla from Valencia in 2004, Sevilla was not the biggest side in the city. They wait a moment for rebirth.

The very next season, Palop became the main character again when he headed to score in the 93rd minute against Shakhtar Donesk in the 1/8 round of the UEFA Cup. In the final, Sevilla met his Spanish compatriot Espanyol in Glasgow, and the goalkeeper pushed three penalties in the penalty shootout, helping Sevilla once again crowned.

They were upstream, even before the rival city of Real Betis. in the 1/8 round of the 2013-2014 season. They beat Benfica by a penalty shootout in the final in 2014. In 2015, they beat Dinipro 3-2, then went on to do it in 2016 to beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

In the semi-final against Man Utd on August 16, goalkeeper Yassine Bounou played like a bronze. 13 years earlier, as just mentioned, Palop joined the last-minute corner and got a 2-2 equalizer at Shakhtar’s den in Ukraine.

39 different Sevilla players have attended the Europa League finals over the years

The Sevilla squad this season has only two main players since 2014, Carrico and Vitolo. Jesus Navas was a member of Sevilla in 2006 and 2007. Ever Banega is the only one left from 2016. Of the 11 main kickers before Man Utd in the semi-finals, only two were left from last season. Monchi Sports Director has built a new team this season. He bought 14, sell 15 players. A new coach also arrived, was Jose Lopetegui, who helped Sevilla transform.