UEFA Champions League now paves way for Europa League dancers to take the stage. Chelsea and Arsenal will be shaking to the core across Europe to represent the Premier League. The two London giants will not want to start their European campaign with a defeat like Manchester City. Today, as we wait to be entertained by the Gunners and Blues, we want to look at clubs that have lifted more than 2 Europa League titles (Formerly known as Uefa Cup) since it was started in 1971;
6. Tottenham Hotspur- 2 times
— Steven K. Moore (@S_K_MOORE) May 16, 2018
Arsenal fans will be shocked to learn that their bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspurs have lifted Europa League twice. The North London giants won the European trophy in 1972 and 1984. The trophy was known as Uefa Cup then. Last season, the Gunners failed to beat Atletico Madrid to reach their second European final in history. Now that Diego Costa and Griezmann are gone, maybe the Gooners might win it this season.
Other teams that have lifted the trophy two times include Borussia Mönchengladbach, Feyenoord, IFK Göteborg, Real Madrid, Parma, and FC Porto.
5. Inter Milan- 3 times
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) March 22, 2018
Serie A giants Inter Milan have lifted Europa League three times. They were champions in 1991, 1994 and 1998. City rivals AC Milan have lifted Uefa Champions League 7 times but when it comes to the second tier competition Inter rules. They opened their UEFA Champions League campaign with a valuable win against Tottenham Hotspurs.
4. Liverpool- 3 times
On this day in 2001, Liverpool beat Alavés 5-4 to lift the UEFA Cup
That season saw Liverpool complete a famous cup treble:
Uefa Cup 🏆
League Cup 🏆
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— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) May 16, 2018
Liverpool had a chance to take their UEFA Champions League tally to six last season but Real Madrid defeated them 3-1 in the final. This season, they started with a 3-2 win at home against PSG. The Reds have also lifted 3 Europa League titles in history. They won it in 1973, 1976 and 2001. Anfield based side remains the most successful British Club in European competitions. Manchester United lifted their first ever Europa League trophy in 2016/17 season.