Ex-Arsenal & Chelsea star becomes Europa League all-time top goalscorer | Football

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now the Europa League’s all-time top goalscorer (Photo: Twitter)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become the Europa League’s all-time top goalscorer, equalling the record set by Radamel Falcao.

The former Arsenal captain and Chelsea flop scored the opening goal of Olympique Marseille’s 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday evening.

It wasn’t an ideal result for the French side who host the Ukrainians next week in the second leg of their play-off tie.

But it did provide a moment of history for Aubameyang who has now scored 30 times in the Europa League during his career – only former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Falcao can match him.

The 34-year-old has achieved this feat across 54 appearances, scoring for Borussia Dortmund (8), Arsenal (14), Barcelona (2), and Marseille (6).

It should be said that this does not take into account goals from before the Europa League was rebranded from the UEFA Cup.

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Radamel Falcao also has 30 Europa League goals (Photo: Getty)

If it did however, then Henrik Larsson would still be the top scorer, but only just with his 31 goals placing him just one ahead of Aubameyang, Falcao and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Aubameyang has enjoyed a comeback in form of sorts at Marseille after a turbulent few seasons, scoring 15 in 31 games so far in his maiden season for the Ligue 1 side.

The forward was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after a falling out with Mikel Arteta in 2021 and subsequently left for Barcelona.

He would join Chelsea just six months after that, but his time at Stamford Bridge was a disaster, scoring just three goals in 21 games for the Blues.

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