UEFA Europa League Logo – The UEFA Europa League ( UEFA Europa League in English) is an international competition of football created by the European Union of Football Associations in 1971 under the name of the UEFA Cup ( UEFA Cup English), name that was known until the end of the season 2008/09 , , replacing the Fairs Cup , a tournament that was not afliliado to that confederation.
UEFA argues that UEFA Europa League-formerly known as UEFA Cup-born of the Fairs Cup . In 1971 it played at the Fairs Cup championship, then went on to organize the UEFA championship and restructured , substituting the name and competition for the UEFA Cup, now known as UEFA Europa League. 4 This change was driven by Italian Artemio Franchi -UEFA president in 1970 – to “modernize the competition.”
Europa League, also popularly known as European League , Euro League or UEFA (due to the name that had the tournament until 2009 ) is since 1999 the second international competition on European soil in the main, most prestigious after the Champions League UEFA . The winner of this competition disputes the European Super Cup Championship against the winner of the Champions League Championship the same season. Is the defending champion FC Porto , who won his last title after beating 1-0 at Sporting Braga . The most successful clubs in the competition are, in chronological order, Juventus , the Inter Milan and Liverpool , each with 3 titles.