Who, What, Where? The Comprehensive end of season European Football Review 2016/2017

With the Spanish second division playoffs now complete, officially marking the end of the European Football season, I thought now would be a good time to round up what happened in every single European league this year. Plenty of twists, turns, shocks and sackings, everything you need to know is right here.

Major European Competitions

UEFA Champions League

Winners: Real Madrid

Runners Up: Juventus

Top Goalscorer: Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (12 goals)


UEFA Europa League

Winners: Manchester United

Runners Up : Ajax

Top Goalscorer: Giuliano – Zenit St.Petersburg (8 goals)


UEFA Youth League (originally titled as UEFA U-19 Champions League

Winners: Red Bull Salzburg

Runners Up: Benfica

Top Goalscorer: Jordi Mboula – Barcelona & Kaj Sierhuis – Ajax – (8 goals each)



English Premier League

Winners: Chelsea

Runners up: Tottenham

Champions League qualification: Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United (due to Europa Cup win)

Europa Leaugue qualification: Arsenal

Relegated: Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull

FA Cup winners: Arsenal

League Cup winners: Manchester United

Top Goalscorer: Harry Kane (29 goals)


Spanish La Liga

Winners: Real Madrid

Runners Up: Barcelona

Champions League qualification: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla

Europa League qualification: Villarreal, Real Sociedad

Relegated: Granada, Osasuna, Sporting Gijon

Copa del Rey winners: Barcelona

Top Goalscorer: Lionel Messi (37 goals)


German Bundesliga

Winners: Bayern Munich

Runners Up: RB Leipzig

Champions League qualification: Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Dortmund, Hoffenheim

Europa League qualification: Cologne, Hertha Berlin

Relegated: Darmstadt, Ingolstadt (Wolfsburg won relegation playoff, avoided relegation)

DFB Pokal winners: Dortmund

Top Goalscorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (31 goals)


Italian Serie A

Winners: Juventus

Runners Up: Roma

Champions League qualification: Juventus, Roma, Napoli

Europa League qualification: Atalanta, Lazio

Relegated: Pescara, Palermo, Empoli

Coppa Italia winners: Juventus

Top Goalscorer: Edin Dzeko (29 goals)


French Ligue 1

Winners: Monaco

Runners Up – PSG

Champions League qualification: Monaco, PSG, Nice

Europa League qualification: Lyon

Relegated: Bastia, Nancy, Lorient

Coupe De La Ligue winners: PSG

Coupe De France winners: PSG

Top Goalscorer: Edinson Cavani (35 goals)


Other Notable European League winners

Holland: Feyenoord

Scotland: Celtic

Portugal: Benfica

Russia: Spartak Moscow

Belgium: Anderlecht

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk


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