FACTBOX-Soccer-Rangers v Eintracht Frankfurt: Key stats for the Europa League final

He could become the first Englishman to top the scoring charts of a European competition since Alan Shearer (11 goals, 2004-05 UEFA Cup). * Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor could become the second 40-year-old to play in a European final this century after Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar for Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final.


Reuters | Updated: 17-05-2022 20:07 IST | Created: 17-05-2022 20:07 IST
FACTBOX-Soccer-Rangers v Eintracht Frankfurt: Key stats for the Europa League final

The following are key statistics ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final between Scottish side Rangers and German team Eintracht Frankfurt, provided by Nielsen Gracenote. Frankfurt are ranked 30th in the Euro Club Index while Rangers are 45th, with the German club having a 57% chance of winning the trophy.

"Ten of the 12 previous Europa League finals have been won by the higher ranked team on the Euro Club Index," Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Nielsen Gracenote, said. "The exceptions were in 2014 when Sevilla beat Benfica and last year when Villarreal beat Manchester United. Those two finals are the only ones to have required penalties to decide the winner."

KEY STATS * A Scottish club has not won a European final since Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen beat Real Madrid in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final in 1983.

* Rangers, who beat Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, are looking to become the first club to beat three German sides to lift a European trophy since Real Madrid (Schalke, Dortmund and Bayern Munich) en route to their 2014 Champions League title. * Rangers' James Tavernier is the leading scorer in the Europa League this season (seven goals). He could become the first Englishman to top the scoring charts of a European competition since Alan Shearer (11 goals, 2004-05 UEFA Cup).

* Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor could become the second 40-year-old to play in a European final this century after Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar for Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final. * Steven Davis, 37, played in the 2008 UEFA Cup final for Rangers. If he features against Frankfurt he will be the first player to have had 14 years between two European final appearances.

* Frankfurt have waited 42 years to return to a European final since they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach in the 1980 UEFA Cup showpiece match. Only Manchester City have waited longer (51 years from 1970 to 2021). * Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner is looking to become the second Austrian coach to claim a European trophy after Ernst Happel won the Champions League with Feyenoord and Hamburg SV. (Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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