Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes history with Europa League record | Football

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the all-time leading scorer in the Europa League (AFP via Getty)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the all-time top goalscorer in the Europa League after finding the net for Marseille on Thursday evening.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker scored Marseille’s equaliser in their knockout round play-off against Shakhtar Donetsk to move to 31 goals in the Europa League.

That puts him one clear of former Manchester United and Chelsea forward Radamel Falcao, who has scored 30 goals in the competition during his career.

Aubameyang is also five goals ahead of former Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz and Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Inter from Chelsea.

Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who now plays for Lyon, has 22 goals in the competition alongside former PSG, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid forward Kevin Gameiro.

Olympique de Marseille's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores their first goal past Shakhtar Donetsk's Dmytro Piznky

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now has 31 goals in the Europa League (Reuters)

Aubameyang joined Marseille on a free transfer last summer after leaving Chelsea.



EUROPA LEAGUE ALL-TIME TOP GOALSCORERS

1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 31

2. Radamel Falcao – 30

T3. Aritz Aduriz – 26

T3. Romelu Lukaku – 26

5. Mu’nas Dabbur – 24

T6. Kevin Gameiro – 22

T6. Alexandre Lacazette – 22

8. Edin Dzeko – 21

The 34-year-old has scored 16 goals in 33 appearances for the French club.

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