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Access list 2016/2017

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the access list for the 2016/2017 season of the Champions League and the Europa League. In this list the sequence of the countries is determined by the UEFA Country Ranking 2015. See UEFA European Cup Football for more information. Fair Play teams no longer qualify for the Europa League.

See Regulations of the Champions League 2016/2017 and Regulations of the Europa League 2016/2017 for more information.

The Champions League title holder spot is not used since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage by the domestic league. This implies that the Europa League title holder Sevilla gains access to the Champions League group stage, leaving an empty spot in EL-Q3. In order to fill the gap the cup winner of the 18th country on the ranking list (Cyprus) has direct access to the 3rd qualifying round, and the cup winners of the 26th and 27th countries on the ranking list (Norway and Serbia) have direct access to the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League.

On May 18 the UEFA Executive Committee decided that the domestic champion and the domestic cup winner of Kosovo will be admitted to the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. For this season the clubs of Kosovo will have to meet the special permission licensing criteria under article 15 of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations. However, the Kosovar clubs did not get a license. This implies that the champion of the 46th country on the ranking list (Latvia) has direct access to the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League, and the cup winner of the 28th country on the ranking list (Slovenia) has direct access to the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League.

Rank /
Association
Champions League Europa League
GroupNCQ4NCQ3CHQ4CHQ3Q2Q1 GroupQ4Q3Q2Q1
CL-TH

EL-TH

(5 x NCQ4)
(5 x CHQ4)
(5 x NCQ3)(10 x CHQ3)(17 x Q2)(4 x Q1) (5 x NCQ4)
(5 x CHQ4)
(22 x Q4)
(5 x NCQ3)
(10 x CHQ3)
(29 x Q3)
(33 x Q2)(48 x Q1)
1Esp CH,N2,N3N4 CW,N5
N6
2Eng CH,N2,N3N4 CW,N5 N6
3Ger CH,N2,N3N4 CW,N5 N6
4Ita CH,N2N3 CW,N4 N5
5Por CH,N2N3 CW N4,N5
6Fra CH,N2 N3 CW N4,N5
7Rus CH N2 CW N3,N4
8Ukr CH N2 CW N3,N4
9Ned CH N2 CW N3,N4
10Bel CH N2 CW N3N4
11Sui CH N2 CW N3N4
12Tur CH N2 CW N3N4
13Gre N2 CH CW,N3N4
14Cze N2 CH CW,N3N4
15Rom N2 CH CW,N3N4
16Aut CH CWN2N3
17Cro CH CWN2N3
18Cyp CH
CW
CW
N2,N3
19Pol CH CWN2,N3
20Isr CH CWN2,N3
21Bls CH CWN2,N3
22Den CH CWN2,N3
23Sco CH CWN2,N3
24Swe CH CWN2,N3
25Bul CH CWN2,N3
26Nor CH
CW
CW,
N2,N3
27Srb CH
CW
CW,
N2,N3
28Slo CH
CW
CW,
N2,N3
29Azb CH CW,N2,N3
30Svk CH CW,N2,N3
31Hun CH CW,N2,N3
32Kaz CH CW,N2,N3
33Mol CH CW,N2,N3
34Geo CH CW,N2,N3
35Fin CH CW,N2,N3
36Isl CH CW,N2,N3
37Bos CH CW,N2,N3
38Lie CW
39Mac CH CW,N2,N3
40Irl CH CW,N2,N3
41Mon CH CW,N2,N3
42Alb CH CW,N2,N3
43Lux CH CW,N2,N3
44Nir CH CW,N2,N3
45Lit CH CW,N2,N3
46Lat
CH
CH
CW,N2,N3
47Mlt CH CW,N2,N3
48Est CH CW,N2,N3
49Far CH CW,N2,N3
50Wal CH CW,N2,N3
51Arm CH CW,N2,N3
52And CH CW,N2
53Sma CH CW,N2
54Gib CH CW
55Kos
CH
CW
78 x CL
155 x EL
233 total
22
(32)
5
(10)
10
(10)
-
(10)
3
(20)
30
(34)
8
(8)
16
(48)
-
(44)
25
(58)
18
(66)
96
(96)

Keys:
TH=title-holder
CH=domestic champion
N2=domestic league 2nd-placed club
N3=domestic league 3rd-placed club
N4=domestic league 4th-placed club
N5=domestic league 5th-placed club
N6=domestic league 6th-placed club
CW=domestic cup-winner
FP=club qualified via Fair Play rankings
Q=qualifying round
CHQ=qualifying round for champions
NCQ=qualifying round for non-champions


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