Sevilla's French forward Kevin Gameiro celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, on May 18, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BUHOLZER / AFP / MICHAEL BUHOLZER        (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

UEFA Europa League Squad 2015-16 Confirmed

​UEFA have confirmed their 18-man squad for this season's Europa League competition. Sevilla secured their third successive Europa League title with Wednesday's final win over Liverpool, and the Spaniards are heavily featured.

Liverpool contribute just two players to the final squad, rivals Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, Shakhtar Donetsk and Villarreal are all well represented. 

1. David de Gea

​Manchester United keeper De Gea did not have a great deal of playing time in this season's Europa League, however he did enough to secure a place in the UEFA squad. 

In fact his only two appearances in the competition came in the two-legged last 16 defeat to Liverpool. However he was excellent against their major rivals, single-handedly preventing a United capitulation. 

2. David Soria

​Much like United, Sevilla entered the Europa League following a disappointing Champions League group stage. 

Soria operated as the Spanish club's Europa League stopper, in place of Sergio RIco, and he was ever present in goal as they plotted their third European crown in a row. 

3. Darijo Srna

​Croatian defender Srna continues to be a vital performer for Shakhtar, despite his advancing age. His experience and versatility remain an enduring quality, as he can play right back, wing back or as a central defender with minimal fuss and maximum effect. 

4. Mariano Ferreira

​Brazilian full back Mariano played a key role for Sevilla in both their semi-final and final wins, to secure a place in the UEFA squad.

His goal, and Sevilla's third, against Shakhtar in the semi-final confirmed their presence in the final and he provided the assist for Kevin Gameiro's equaliser against Liverpool in the final.

5. Mats Hummels

​Borussia Dortmund captain broke fans hearts by confirming that he is to leave the club this summer for bitter rivals Bayern Munich. 

However his performances this season have demonstrated his love for Dortmund, as an ever present at the back, along with a valuable goal against Liverpool. 

6. Toby Alderweireld

​Tottenham's run in the competition was cut short by Borussia Dortmund in the last 16, but Alderweireld stood out for the Londoners. 

He has had a fine season across all competitions for Tottenham, and he played in all eight of their Europa League games. 

7. Adil Rami

​Centre back Rami gave a rousing display in defence, driving Sevilla back into the final, before eventually being forced off through injury.

A constant feature for Sevilla in the competition, the French international has proved to be an astute signing, following his summer move to Spain, providing huge experience to the Sevilla defence. 

8. Emre Can

​Can was the midfield lynchpin for the Reds as they reached their first European final in nine years.

Excellent in midfield against both Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, he missed the away semi-final leg at VIllarreal, and his return for the home tie was hailed the defining factor in Liverpool's win. 

9. Gonzalo Castro

​Castro was something of an unsung hero in the Europa League for German side Borussia Dortmund.

Operating as a deep lying midfielder alongside Julian Weigl, he typified Thomas Tuchel's approach of high energy, work rate and effective possession perfectly as the Germans exited in the quarter-finals.

10. Phillippe Coutinho

​Coutinho continued to endear himself to the Liverpool fans with a number of standout performances in Europe this season.

The silky Brazilian burst into life in the knockout rounds of the Europa League, netting a brilliant chip against Manchester United, before scoring another belter against Borussia Dortmund. 

11. Ever Banega

​Argentine playmaker Banega is the key man in linking attack to defence for Sevilla, and his impact in the final demonstrated this perfectly. He linked up brilliantly with skipper Coke, as the latter scored twice to secure the trophy. 

Wednesday was Banega's second Europa League final appearance, and his second winners medal.

12. Grzegorz Krychowlak

​Krychowlak scored in last year's Europa League final win for Sevilla, but his influence in this season's showpiece was less glamorous. 

He provided the defensive shield for the Andalusians, and he operated will physicality and bravery in the final, shutting down space for Liverpool at every opportunity.  

13. Steven N'Zonzi

Former Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder N'Zonzi raised a few eyebrows when he moved to Spain, however he has proved himself to be indispensable to Sevilla. 

He adds height and power to the midfield, and his rampaging forward runs offer the perfect balance to Banega's measured passes.

14. Marlos Romero

​Brazilian midfielder Marlos played in every game in the Europa League for Shakhtar this season, chipping with two goals against Schalke and Sevilla.

Primarily deployed out wide, Marlos also operated centrally for the Ukranians, to fully utilise his creative talents against unfamiliar opposition. 

15. Aritz Aduriz

Veteran striker finished the season as the tournament's top scorer, with 10 goals, and his performances were rewarded with a place in Spain's Euro 2016 squad. ​

Despite the Basque's exit on penalties at the hands of Sevilla, Aduriz was arguably the player of the tournament. 

16. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

​Aubameyang has been linked with a mega money move away from Dortmund this summer and his goals in the Europa League demonstrated just how prolific he is.

Four goals in the group stages set the tone for the Gabon international, followed by a double to beat Tottenham in the last 16.

He scored a fantastic goal at Anfield in the quarter-finals, but it was not enough as the German side were eventually defeated by a resilient Liverpool team.

17. Cedric Bakambu

​Striker Bakambu provided the goals and pace to propel Villarreal's charge to the semi-finals. A brace against Bayer Leverkusen followed by four goals across their two-legged tie against Slavia Prague pushed the Spanish side into the last four.

However the Congolese international was unable to have a major impact against Liverpool. 

18. Kevin Gameiro

​French international Gameiro now has three Europa League winners medals, but this year's competition saw his biggest impact so far. 

The diminutive forward scored in every round en route to the final, including winners against Basel and Shakhtar, before his strike in the final to gave Sevilla a route back into the game.