The UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup, is an association football competition Teams from Spain have won the competition the most times, with ten winners coming from the country. The last champions before the UEFA Cup was Current champions : Manchester United (1st title). The UEFA Cup Winners ' Cup was a seasonal association football competition contested between member associations of European football's governing body, Last champions : Lazio (1st title). The Europa League, previously called the UEFA Cup, is Europe's second-tier competition after lucrative and highly popular UEFA Champions. It was the first UEFA Cup win for Shakhtar as well as the first major European trophy. Chelsea ENGLAND Year Won: Teilnehmer waren neben dem Titelverteidiger die jeweiligen nationalen Pokalsieger Europas der Vorsaison. Since then, the winners of domestic cup competitions have also entered the UEFA Cup. The Europa League was first established by UEFA as the UEFA Cup in Olympisch StadionAmsterdam. Sevilla won the penalty shootout 3—1.