How many times have Sevilla won the Europa League? Spanish club's amazing record in UEFA tournaments
Sevilla are looking to continue their impressive record in the Europa League as they face Juventus in semifinal action with the first leg on Thursday, May 11.
Although Sevilla have struggled domestically, sitting 11th in La Liga, their run in the Europa League has given given their fans some much-needed joy.
The first half of the season was rough for the Spanish side as they were in the relegation zone for a few weeks and finished third in their Champions League group.
Despite all that, Sevilla have found themselves in the final four of the Europa League again. Their ability to go deep into this tournament, and win the trophy, is unmatched.
The Sporting News looks at Sevilla's history in the European tournament.
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How many times have Sevilla won the Europa League?
Sevilla first entered the Europa League in the 1982/83 season, when the competition was called the UEFA Cup. Since then they have participated in 17 editions of the competition and have become the most successful club to have taken part.
Los Nervionenses have won six Europa League titles in their history, three more than any other side to play in the tournament. All their wins have all come in the last two decades, lifting the trophy for the first time in 2006.
Between 2014 and 2016, Sevilla became the first time to win the competition in three consecutive seasons. Their most recent title in the Europa League came in the 2019/20 season, when they beat Inter Milan 3-2 behind closed doors in Germany.
|Season won||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|2006/07||Espanyol||2-2 (3-1 on pens)|
|2013/14||Benfica||0-0 (4-2 on pens)|
Have Sevilla ever won the Champions League?
The additional reward of winning the Europa League is automatic qualification to the Champions League. But despite their dominance on Thursday nights, Sevilla have struggled when competing against stronger sides.
The furthest stage they have managed to reach in the Champions League is the quarterfinals, making the last eight on two occasions in 10 attempts. They started in the competition this season too, before finishing third and dropping into the Europa League.
|2007/08||Round of 16|
|2009/10||Round of 16|
|2016/17||Round of 16|
|2020/21||Round of 16|
Sevilla managers in the Europa League
The manager who first brought European success to Sevilla was Juande Ramos. He won back-to-back Europa League trophies for the club in the mid 2000s and beat Barcelona 3-0 in the 2006 UEFA Super Cup. He went onto manage Tottenham and Real Madrid after his time in Seville, winning a league cup with the English side.
Beating Ramos' European record would've been a difficult task, but Unai Emery managed to eclipse him during his time at the club between 2013 and 2016. He led his side to three consecutive titles in the competition, beating Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the third final. Emery, who is now with Aston Villa in England, decided to move on to a bigger challenge after 2016.
Julen Lopetegui secured Sevilla's sixth Europa League title in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was his first ever win as club manager, previously leading Spain's youth sides to two European Championship titles.
Europa League prize money for winners
The Europa League can be a good source of money for sides who are making their European debuts, but is also very useful for teams who win the competition as often as Sevilla.
Based on figures from the 2021/22 season, qualifying for the group stage brings in £3.17 million while each win in the early phase is an additional £549,290. The most you can earn in a single Europa League season is £19.976 million, if you won every game, and winning the final itself is worth over £8 million.
The winning team was also receive a further £13.6 million as they automatically qualify for the Champions League group stages in the following season.