MADRID, 1 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Sevilla FC has another title in their showcases since Wednesday, and there are already 15 between national and international, after proclaiming themselves seven-time champions of the Europa League by beating AS Roma on penalties (1-1, 4-1), becoming with his eighth European trophy in the second most successful team in UEFA competitions in this 21st century.
Those 15 titles won in almost 120 years of existence now place it as the sixth Spanish team with the most trophies, only behind Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Athletic Club, Atlético de Madrid and Valencia CF. It is a privileged position in the national football elite that it enjoys thanks to a considerable boost in the last two decades, a golden age for the entity, especially due to its idyll with the Europa League, its fetish competition.
The sevillistas have already celebrated seven titles between the UEFA Cup and the Europa League in seven finals played. His intense romance with said tournament, which is now almost religion, started in 2006. After its premiere in style, after which he also lifted the European Super Cup, he once again won the second most important continental competition at club level in 2007, 2014 , 2015, 2016, 2020 and now in 2023.
In total, eight European trophies that allow them to surpass Atlético de Madrid (seven) in the ranking of teams with the most continental titles and enter a selective group of European greats: Ajax, Juventus and Chelsea, who can also boast in their showcases of having eight wins in UEFA competitions.
Only Bayern Munich (9), Liverpool (13), Barça (14), AC Milan (14) and Real Madrid (21) outperform Sevilla, who continue to earn the respect of an entire continent by putting on their laurels. The performance is even better considering the 21st century, since only the meringues, with 11, surpass those of Nervión and their eight trophies (2006 European Super Cup), second on a very Spanish podium that Barça completes, with seven.
A Spanish dominance that can be extrapolated at a general level with the rest of the national leagues. And it is that LaLiga Santander teams have already lifted a total of 35 continental titles in this century, overwhelmingly leading a ranking with England as second classified, but very far, with 13 titles. Italy (6), Germany (6) and Portugal (3) complete an exclusive ‘top 5’.
In addition, the Nervión entity could be forced to expand the space in its showcases, since as the brand new champion of the Europa League 2022/23 it will have to face the winner of the League final in the European Super Cup on August 16. Champions League between Manchester City and Inter Milan, which will take place on June 10.
At the national level, his first great trophy came in 1935 with his first Cup, under the name of President of the Republic, and then he would proclaim himself champion of this tournament again in 1939, 1948, 2007 and 2010. Although the most prestigious of his titles in national competitions it is the League obtained in the 1945/46 season, its only domestic championship.