Six in six: Sevilla have won every Europa League final they have played in.

Six in six: Sevilla have won every Europa League final they have played in. Not even the likes of Alfredo Di Stefano's Real Madrid or Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan can boast a record quite like this as Sevilla reignited their love with the Europa League after a four-year absence.

Six in six: Sevilla have won every Europa League final they have played in.

Not even the likes of Alfredo Di Stefano’s Real Madrid or Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan can boast a record quite like this as Sevilla reignited their love with the Europa League after a four-year absence.

Sevilla have now won the competition six times, double the amount than the three that Inter, Liverpool, Juventus and Atletico Madrid in second place.

Eindhoven 2006
The love affair started in Eindhoven when Sevilla thumped Middlesbrough 4-0 in what was probably their most straightforward title.

The goalscorers in the final were Luis Fabiano, Frederic Kanoute and Enzo Maresca, who scored two.

However, one of the main reasons why Sevilla lifted the trophy that season was the extra-time goal scored by the late Antonio Puerta in the semi-final against Schalke. Jesus Navas also featured at the tender age of 20.

 

Glasgow 2007
Sevilla retained the title one year later when they overcame Espanyol in a penalty shootout after the match ended 2-2.

The hero that season was goalkeeper Andres Palop, who saved three penalties in the final shootout and even scored a last-gasp goal in the quarter-finals against Shakhtar Donetsk to ensure his side qualified for the semi-finals.

 

Turin 2014
Sevilla had to wait a further seven years for their next Europa League triumph, this time with Unai Emery at the helm after Juande Ramos had guided Los Nervionenses to their first two trophies in the competition.

It came against Benfica and following a tight match, the final was yet again decided on penalties, where Kevin Gameiro got the better of a young Jan Oblak.

This was also the season that produced the first Seville derby in the Europa League.

 

Warsaw 2015
Turin was the start of great things to come for Sevilla as they won three consecutive Europa Leagues under Emery.

The second was a 3-2 win over Dnipro in a crazy match that saw Carlos Bacca become the hero, scoring two of the three goals in the final.

Sevilla faced tough opposition en route to the final, including Fiorentina, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Villarreal and Borussia Monchengladbach.

 

Basel 2016
In 2016, Sevilla had to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, with the English side being firm favourites to lift the trophy.

Coke was the main man in this final as the Spanish right-back scored two goals to condemn Liverpool to defeat after the Reds were winning at half-time.

 

Cologne 2020
The sixth success, this time led by Julen Lopetegui on the bench, was a special one by the way that it was achieved.

In the midst of a global pandemic, played behind closed doors, it was like no other final.

The faces of the players and the coaching staff depicted just exactly what this trophy meant to everyone involved in the team.

Two of the most controversial players throughout the season became heroes.

Luuk de Jong scored two goals, while Bono made some miraculous saves to deny Romelu Lukaku.

They will hope that the story continues next season as Sevilla replace the Europa League with the Champions League.

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