PLAYERS

Big numbers
Most appearances: 38 – Dimitris Salpingidis (Panathinaikos, PAOK)
Most goals: 15 – Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
Best strike rate*: 1.10 goals per game – Edinson Cavani (Napoli, 12 goals in 11 group stage games)
Most goals in a single game: 5 – Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club 5-3 Genk, 3 November 2016)

*minimum ten goals scored

Speed records
Fastest goal: 10.69 seconds – Jan Sýkora (Qarabağ 2-2 Slovan Liberec, 15 September 2016)
Fastest own goal: 1 minutes 2 seconds – Emílson Cribari (FCSB 3-3 Napoli, 30 September 2010)
Fastest hat-trick: 10 minutes – Claudiu Keşerü (Steaua Bucureşti 6-0 Aalborg, 18 September 2014)


Daniel Hestad celebrates becoming the oldest #UEL scorer©AFP

Age records
Youngest player in a group stage game: 16 years 127 days – Romelu Lukaku (Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Anderlect, 17 September 2009)
Youngest scorer in a group stage game: 16 years 218 days – Romelu Lukaku (Ajax 1-3 Anderlecht, 17 December 2009)
Oldest player in a group stage game: 42 years 208 days – Brad Friedel (Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Anji, 12 December 2013)
Oldest scorer in a group stage game: 40 years 98 days – Daniel Hestad (Celtic 1-2 Molde, 5 November 2015)

CLUBS

Salzburg celebrate a goal in 2015


Salzburg celebrate a goal in 2015©FC Salzburg

Most campaigns*: 7 – FCSB, Salzburg
Highest points totals: 18 (eight times) – Salzburg (2009/10 and 2013/14), Zenit (2010/11), Anderlecht (2011/12), Tottenham (2013/14), Dinamo Moskva (2014/15), Napoli (2015/16), Shakhtar Donetsk (2016/17)
Lowest points totals: 0 (four times) – Shamrock Rovers (2011/12), Metalist Kharkiv (2014/15), Slovan Bratislava (2014/15), Gabala (2016/17)
Most goals scored in a single campaign: 22 – Napoli (2015/16)
Fewest goals scored in a single campaign: 1 (six times) – Levski Sofia (2009/10), Salzburg (2010/11), Tromsø (2013/14), Paços de Ferreira (2013/14), Partizan (2014/15), Slovan Bratislava (2014/15)
Most goals conceded in a single campaign: 20 – Slovan Bratislava (2014/15)

*up to and including 2017/18

GAMES

Highlights: Aritz Aduriz 5-3 Genk


Highlights: Aritz Aduriz 5-3 Genk

Highest scoring group stage games: Anderlecht 5-3 Lokomotiv (14 December 2011), Young Boys 3-5 Liverpool (20 September 2012), Athletic Club 5-3 Genk (3 November 2016), Gent 3-5 Shakhtar Donetsk (3 November 2016)
Biggest margin of victory: 6-0
Steaua Bucureşti 6-0 Aalborg (18 September 2014)
Highest-scoring draw: 3-3 (11 times)
– most recently, Roma 3-3 Austria Wien (20 October 2016)

All stats last updated 10 September 2017


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