9 Interesting Facts about Europa League
Did you know that the UEFA Europa League was once known as the UEFA Cup?
Initially, the UEFA Europa League final was split into two legs. The format, however, was altered in the 1997-98 season.
The winning club is permitted to retain the trophy in the club's trophy cabinet for a year after winning it. The club is required to surrender the trophy to UEFA after a year.
The 2019/2020 UEFA Europa League is the competition's 49th season and the 11th after its name was changed from UEFA Cup to its present moniker.
The group stage matches begin on September 19th and continue every two or three weeks until December 12th.
The UEFA Europa Cup trophy is believed to weigh around 15 kg. According to several reports, the trophy was created in 1972 in Italy by the studios ofBertoni.
Spain, England, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Germany each have three teams; Portugal has four teams; Russia, Italy, France, Ukraine, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium each have two teams; and Denmark, Cyprus, Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, Serbia, and six other leagues each have one team in the group.
Club de football de Espana Sevilla is the Europa League's most successful club. They've won it five times, three of them in a row. If they win this season, it will be their sixth time.
In 2009/10, the UEFA Cup was renamed the UEFA Europa League.
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