Europa League as the second most prestigious European football league (Part 2)

Europa League records

What is the Europa League championship and what are the achievements of the teams in the history of this tournament? In the list of participating in the Europa League and the list of teams that have won the most championships, there is Spanish Club and Sevilla – the name has 5 times lifted the championship. But there are also many teams claiming to be the Europa League only once.

Before the time when many people did not know what the Europa League was until the tournament was renamed, only the Sevilla club successfully defended its championship.

And then there are rules and modes of competition and rewards that are issued. In particular, if clubs win the championship in three consecutive seasons, the European Football Federation will have the championship attached to their sleeves. That is a very special feature of this tournament.

Europa League format

Before the Europa League tournament became more professional, the regulations issued by the European Union were not working well. That is why many people still do not know what the Europa League and what is its regulation?

However, at present, the Europa League format and conditions have begun to change from the 2018-2019 season, specifically the UEFA Europa League fixtures are not only for the teams that are eliminated in the third round. All the domestic champions who lost in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers will also be transferred to the UEFA Europa League to participate in the competition.

Europa League championship list

Up to now, many teams from European countries have won this prestigious trophy. Let’s take a look at the names of the following football teams.

The team that has 6 times winning the championship: Sevilla

Football teams that won 3 times Championships: Liverpool, Valencia, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​Juventus.

The team won two championships: Atletico Madrid, FC Porto, Feyenoord, Parma, IFK Goteborg, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds Utd, Borussia Monchengladbach.

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

It will be easy for you to understand what the Europa League is if you consider both tournaments. Both the Champions League and the Europa League are organized by UEFA. They are both open to European football clubs.

Despite not being the most attractive football league, the Europa League has its certain position to football fans.

Europa League as the second most prestigious European football league (Part 1)

In addition to being a king sport, football has an important role in promoting international relations between nations because of its popularity around the world. Every year, many large and small tournaments around the world take place, including the Europa League.

In the article below, we will introduce to you basic things about this famous football league.

What is the Europa league?

Europa league is an annual football tournament organized by the European Football Federation. This football league is for clubs from the European region to attend. The football clubs has to win high rankings in national championships.

Europa league is one of the most loved football tournaments in the world. Nowadays, football news about the Europa league is always the focus of the newspapers.

To participate in this Europa League, the football team has to both achieve the highest rankings in national competitions and not win the right to participate in the UEFA Champions League Cup.

The history of the Europa League

What is the Europa League? Europa League tournament was founded by 3 members including Ernst Thornmen (Swiss), Sir Stanley Rous (British), and Ottorino Barassi (Italian).

On April 18, 1955, before the establishment of the Europa League, the Inter-City Fair Cup was born with 10 participating teams. The first prize lasted for 3 years from 1955 to 1958. And more than 10 years later, they renamed this tournament to the UEFA Cup. A lot of people asked what was the turning point of the Europa League tournament and this is the perfect answer for them.

Then in the 2009-2010 UEFA Cup season brought the total number of participating clubs up to 48 teams. Since that time onwards, this tournament’s name is the UEFA Europa League.

The Europa League trophy

The Europa League trophy is 65cm tall, weighs 15kg and is made of silver while the base of the cup is made of gold. This championship cup is produced and completed in the city of Milan, Italy.

The ralationship between the Europa League and the Champions League

Club-level football attracts the attention of many fans around the world. Many football leagues appear and attracts many fans worldwide. In this article, we will explain to you what is the UEFA Europa League (Cup C2)? What is the connection to the C1 Cup?

Europa League, also known as C2 Cup, is lower than UEFA Champions League (Cup C1). UEFA Europa League is abbreviated as UEL. This is a tournament for teams with high rankings in the league but cannot participate in the C1 Cup.

Europa League precursor is the UEFA Cup (Cup C3). Initially, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was established in 1955 which was the precursor to the UEFA Cup. By 1971, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup officially changed the name of the tournament to the UEFA Cup.

In 1999, the old C2 Cup, formerly the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup was merged with the C3 Cup. They were merged into a tournament that still retains the UEFA Cup name. At that time, the winning teams of the national cup will win tickets to participate in this tournament.

In the 2009-10 season, the UEFA Cup has renamed the UEFA Europa League. The number of teams participating in the tournament was also increased to 48 teams. Since the 2021-22 season, the UEFA Europa Conference League tournament with a lower level than the Europa League was born and the number of teams participating in the Europa League decreased to 32 teams.

Currently, Sevilla is the most successful team with 5 times to win the championship (2 UEFA Cups and 3 Europa League).

Europa League format

According to the current form of competition, each federation of the 55 UEFA members will have 3 representatives (except for Liechtenstein with only 1 team) attending. There are 48 teams in the group stage including those that passed the qualifiers and those that lost in the play-off round of the Champions League.

48 teams are divided into 12 groups, the first place in each group will attend the knockout round. In the 32-team knockout round, the 24 first-place teams in the groups will join the eight teams that are ranked third in the Champions League group stage.