The Europa League is the continent's secondary UEFA competition but it still offers the winner a valuable pathway through to the Champions League.
Playing on Thursday nights still carries a needling stigma in the football fandom world but some of the game's greatest players have enjoyed memorable campaigns in the Europa League - with some especially iconic goalscorers.
Stats updated as of 15/09/2022
Europa League top scorers 2022/23
10. Marquinhos (Arsenal)
Minutes per goal: 69
9. Rick (Ludogorets Razgrad)
Minutes per goal: 39
8. Evander (Midtjylland)
Minutes per goal: 180
7. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)
Minutes per goal: 159
6. Willian Jose (Real Betis)
Minutes per goal: 90
5. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Feyenoord)
Minutes per goal: 55
4. Michael Gregoritsch (Freiburg)
Minutes per goal: 41
3. Tokmac Nguen (Ferencvaros)
Minutes per goal: 70
2. Matias Vecino (Lazio)
Minutes per goal: 62
1. Santiago Gimenez (Feyenoord)
Minutes per goal: 18
Who won the Europa League Golden Boot in 2021/22?
James Tavernier was the top scorer in the Europa League last season as the right back netted seven times in Rangers' run to the final.
He finished one goal ahead of Karl Toko Ekambi and Galeno, who both scored six times.
Europa League all-time top scorers
Henrik Larsson is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Europa League, having struck 40 times across spells with Feyenoord, Celtic and Helsingborg. His Celtic side came close to winning the competition in 2002/03, being defeated 3-2 by Porto.
- Henrik Larsson - 40 (Feyenoord, Celtic, Helsingborg)
- Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - 34 (Heerenveen, Ajax, Schalke)
- Alfredo Morelos - 32 (HJK, Rangers)
- Aritz Aduriz - 31 (Athletic Club)
- Radamel Falcao - 31 (Porto, Atletico Madrid)
- Dieter Muller - 29 (Koln, Stuttgart, Bordeaux)