Incredibly, the Europa League will not be won by Sevilla this season, as competition debutants West Ham knocked them out!
The ‘Moysiah’ has been working miracles over in E20, but could there be a brand new name added to past winners of this competition? That could be the case, and not just because David Moyes might go and win the whole thing, but because there is only one club in the 2021/22 quarter-finals that has actually won it before.
Eintracht Frankfurt beat Borussia Monchengladbach back in 1980, and well, that’s it from the final-eight. Barcelona have never sealed the trophy, nor too have relative ‘Thursday night’ newcomers Atalanta, still-infant RB Leipzig, or Lyon. Rangers reached the 2008 final, and Braga reached the 2011 final, but no luck.
So, other than Sevilla and Frankfurt, who has actually won this competition? Cast your mind back to 1972 when the inaugural trophy was decided by an all-English affair, and see if you can get every UEFA Cup/Europa League winner since that first-ever final.