Manchester United would join Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Chelsea in chosen organisation of hulk clubs with Europa League success


THERE could still be some story done for Manchester United with Europa League success this season.

Jose Mourinho certified the bar are, obviously, unhappy to be blank out on the Champions League — but penetrating to win “the one prize they have never won.”

15 May 1991: Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson binds the prize aloft after the European Cup Winners Cup final against Barcelona at the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam, Holland. Manchester United won the compare 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/Allsport

Sir Alex Ferguson with the Cup Winners’ Cup prize in Rotterdam in 1991

Victory in the final in Stockholm, would make United only the fifth side to win the European Cup, Uefa Cup/Europa League and the now gone Cup Winners’ Cup — which the Red Devils won in 1991.

Only 4 teams have managed to win all three, and one is English.

The likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool will never be means to finish the attainment as they never won the Cup Winners’ Cup, while for Manchester City, Tottenham, West Ham, Everton and even Aberdeen the probability still exists.


22 MAY 1996 ROMA: Antonio Conte of FC Juventus (L) celebrates at the finish of the Champions League Final compare between Juventus and Ajax

Juventus applaud winning the Champions League under Marcello Lippi in 1996

The Italian giants were the first to win all 3 trophies when they kick Liverpool in the 1985 European Cup final.

Juve’s first continental honour was the Uefa Cup won in 1977 — and they then won the prize again in 1990 and 1993.

Their solitary Cup Winners’ Cup success came the year before they won the European Cup.

Sport, Football, UEFA Cup Final, Second Leg, Turin, 19th May 1993, Juventus 3 v Borussia Dortmund 0 (Juventus win 6-1 on aggregate), Juventus captain Roberto Baggio binds the prize aloft (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Roberto Baggio binds aloft the Uefa Cup prize Juventus won again in 1993

Remarkably, Giovanni Trapattoni was manager for 4 of the 5 successes.

Dino Zoff was in charge for the 1990 Uefa Cup victory, while the former Republic of Ireland boss won the prize the following year with Inter Milan.

Under Trapattoni, they also claimed the 1984 Uefa European Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in 1985.

Juventus captain Gaetano Scirea (right) about to accept the prize after the Juventus v Porto European Cup Winners Cup Final played at the St Jakob Stadium in Basel on the 16th May 1984. Juventus won the compare 2-1. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Gaetano Scirea perceived the Cup Winners’ Cup prize Juventus won in 1984

Even some-more remarkably, they won the Intertoto Cup under Carlo Ancelotti in 1999.

Marcello Lippi was in charge for the Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup successes of 1996.

The ultimate European club?


Football, UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final, Athens, Greece, 15th May 1987, Ajax Amsterdam 1 v Lokomotiv Leipzig 0, Ajax captain, and winning goalscorer, Marco Van Basten binds the prize aloft (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Marco outpost Basten rises the Cup Winners’ Cup prize up high after Ajax’s 1987 win

The inventors of Total Football were the next organisation to grasp it when Louis outpost Gaal’s men won the Uefa Cup in 1992.

Ajax revolutionised the diversion in the 1970s when, under first Rinus Michels and then Setfan Kovacs, they grown a complement where every player was gentle in every position — and they won the European Cup for 3 years using from 1971-1973.

The undoubted star was the mythological Johan Cruyff.

Sport, Football, UEFA Cup Final Second Leg, Amsterdam, Holland, 13th May 1992, Ajax 0 v Torino 0 (Ajax 2 v Torino 2 on aggregate, Ajax win on divided goals), The winning Ajax organisation applaud with the prize (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Ajax’s 1992 Uefa Cup attainment towering them to the standing of Euro super club

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 24: AJAX AMSTERDAM - AC MAILAND 1:0, Wien; Champions League Finale 1995 in Wien; AJAX AMSTERDAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SIEGER 1995 mit Pokal (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The immature Ajax side of 1995 are crowned European champions in Vienna

And he was the manager when the Amsterdam giants kick Lokomotive Leipzig to win the 1987 Cup Winners’ Cup.

Van Gaal won the 1995 Champions League as Ajax boss with one of the biggest organisation of youngsters to beauty the diversion — they went on to win the Uefa Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup that year.

While they also won the latter in 1974 and the former in 1972.

Bayern Munich

UNSPECIFIED - MAY 15: UEFA CUP FINALE 1996; GIRONDINS BORDEAUX - BAYERN MUENCHEN 1:3; BAYERN MUENCHEN - TEAM mit Pokal:; Thomas HELMER/Mehmet SCHOLL/Alexander ZICKLER/Lothar MATTHAEUS/Ciriaco SFORZA/Thomas STRUNZ/Markus BABBEL (Photo by Gunnar Berning/Bongarts/Getty Images)

An overjoyed Lothar Matthaus rises aloft the Uefa Cup for Bayern in 1996

Franz Beckenbauer finished their contingent in 1996 as he led the Bavarians to Uefa Cup attainment over Bordeaux.

While the German fable also started it with Cup Winners’ Cup final attainment over Rangers in 1967.

And Beckenbauer was also captain of the Bayern sides which won the 3 European Cups immediately after Ajax.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 23: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 00/01, FINALE, Mailand; FC BAYERN MUENCHEN - FC VALENCIA 6:5 n.E.; TORWART Oliver KAHN/BAYERN (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Oliver Kahn kisses the Champions League prize Bayern Munich won in 2001

(GERMANY OUT) Europapokal der Pokalsieger, Endspiel vor 70.000 Zuschauern in N?rnberg: FC Bayern M?nchen - Glasgow Rangers 1:0 n.V. (0:0) - Spieler und Trainer Tschik Cajkowski bei der Siegerehrung mit dem Pokal v.l.: Brenninger, Nafziger, Sepp Maier, Cajkowski (Photo by Schirner/ullstein bild around Getty Images)

Bayern Munich kick Rangers won win Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967

Ottmar Hitzfeld returned the excellence days to the bar with Champions League attainment in 2001, before Jupp Heynckes’ side won it for a fifth time in 2013.

Pep Guardiola brought them their first Uefa Super Cup that same year.

They have been crowned universe champions in 1976, 2001 and 2013.


(GERMANY OUT) 05.07.1966Sportler, Fussball Italien (FC Chelsea)l?uft mit dem Pokal eine Ehrenrunde,nachdem er das Finale im Europapokal derPokalsieger gegen basement VfB Stuttgart (1:0)gewann (Photo by Oliver Behrendt/ullstein bild around Getty Images)

Gianfanco Zola was Chelsea’s Cup Winners’ Cup favourite in 1998

Rafa Benitez is the unpopular man to finish this feat.

Dave Sexton led the Blues to a noted Cup Winners’ Cup attainment over Real Madrid in 1971 before Gianfranco Zola’s idea a notation after coming off the dais steady the pretence 27 years later.

Major success seemed a apart dream for the Blues until Roman Abramovich arrived with his billions in 2003.

Chelsea players applaud with the prize after winning the UEFA Champions League final football compare between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea FC on May 19, 2012 at the Fussball Arena track in Munich. Chelsea won 4-3 in the chastisement phase..AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should review ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Chelsea finally got their hands on the Champions League with attainment in 2012

Frank Lampard of Chelsea rises the UEFA Europa League prize (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Corbis around Getty Images)

Rafa Benitez led Chelsea to Europa League success in Amsterdam in 2013

And it took Chelsea 9 years to grasp the Russian’s Champions League desire.

Roberto Di Matteo was the man at the helm when a fifth opposite English named was forged onto the old trophy.

He was sacked just 7 months later, however, after rejecting in the organisation stage.

But replacement, Benitez, took advantage of the blip to lead the bar to Europa League excellence in 2013.

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