Seeding in the UEFA Cup 2004/2005

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

This page shows the list of seeded and unseeded teams for draws in the first rounds of the UEFA Cup 2004/2005. The UEFA Team Ranking of 2004 determines the seeding of the teams in the tables below. See Qualification 2004/2005 for a list of qualified teams per country. Seeding is used for the first and second qualifying rounds as well as for the first round and the group stage.

Besides the division of teams into seeded and unseeded teams, the teams in the first and second qualifying round as well as the first round may be divided into a number of groups based on economic interests of the participating clubs. One of the goals of these groups is to avoid the pairing of teams from the same country. In the qualifying rounds groups may also be formed based on geographical criteria. Each group has the same number of seeded and unseeded teams, and a seeded team will always play against an unseeded team.

In the qualifying rounds the seeding system based on club coefficients ranking applies within each group. Compliance with the regions is implemented as far as possible. Exceptions may be necessary. The countries not shown do not appear in the qualifying groups: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, England, and Netherlands. There are three regions:
Southern-Mediterranean Albania, Andorra, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Israel, Malta, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey.
Central-East Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
Northern Belgium, Denmark, Eire, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and Wales.

1st Qualifying Round (50 teams)
Northern region:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Östers IF                Swe   5.516     Llansantffraid           Wal   0.769
Bohemians Dublin         Irl   3.044     Haverfordwest County     Wal   0.769
Haka Valkeakoski         Fin   2.938     FC Vaduz                 Lie   0.660
FK Ventspils             Lat   1.979     Levadia Tallinn          Est   0.549
Metalurgs Liepaja        Lat   1.979     Tallina VMK              Est   0.549
Allianssi Vantaa         Fin   1.938     Glentoran                Nir   0.549
Zalgiris Vilnius         Lit   1.374     Portadown                Nir   0.549
Ekranas Panevezys        Lit   1.374     Etzella Ettelbrück       Lux   0.494
IA Akranes               Isl   1.099     F91 Dudelange            Lux   0.494
FH Hafnarfjardar         Isl   1.099     B36 Torshavn             Far   0.274
Longford Town            Irl   1.044     B68 Toftir               Far   0.274
Central-East region:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Illichivets Mariupol     Ukr   7.301     Shakhtior Saligorsk      Bls   1.182
Kispest Honvéd FC        Hun   5.045     BATE Borisov             Bls   1.182
Dukla Banska Bystrica    Svk   4.234     Shirak Gyumri            Arm   0.934
Nistru Otachi            Mol   2.254     Banants Yerevan          Arm   0.934
FC Tiraspol              Mol   2.254     Mika Ashtarak            Arm   0.934
Dinamo Tbilisi           Geo   1.649     FK Shamkir               Azb   0.384
FC Tbilisi               Geo   1.649     Garabag Agdam            Azb   0.384
Southern-Mediterranean region:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
NK Maribor               Slo   7.024     Sloga Skopje             Mac   1.594
Otelul Galati            Rom   4.880     Sileks Kratovo           Mac   1.594
Zeljeznicar Sarajevo     Bos   3.814     Marsaxlokk               Mlt   1.099
NK Primorje              Slo   3.024     Dinamo Tirana            Alb   0.604
Omonia Nicosia           Cyp   2.969     Partizani Tirana         Alb   0.604
Birkirkara               Mlt   2.099     SS Pennarossa            Sma   0.000
FK Modrica               Bos   1.814     Santa Coloma             And   0.000

See UC-QR2 2004 draw for details of the draw procedure.

2nd Qualifying Round (64 teams)
Northern region 1:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Brřndby IF               Den  21.758     FK Ventspils *           Lat   1.979
SK Beveren               Bel   9.529     Ekranas Panevezys *      Lit   1.374
Odd Grenland             Nor   9.227     IA Akranes *             Isl   1.099
IF Elfsborg              Swe   5.516     FC Vaduz *               Lie   0.660
Hammarby IF              Swe   5.516     Glentoran *              Nir   0.549
Northern region 2:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Stabćk IF                Nor  11.227     Haka Valkeakoski *       Fin   2.938
Dunfermline Athletic     Sco  10.601     Metalurgs Liepaja *      Lat   1.979
Bodř/Glimt               Nor   8.227     Zalgiris Vilnius *       Lit   1.374
AaB Aalborg              Den   5.758     FH Hafnarfjardar *       Isl   1.099
Östers IF *              Swe   5.516     Levadia Tallinn *        Est   0.549
Central-East region 1:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Slavia Praha             Cze  49.915     Illichivets Mariupol *   Ukr   7.301
Sigma Olomouc            Cze  13.915     Rubin Kazan              Rus   6.572
Rapid Wien               Aut  12.971     Terek Grozny             Rus   6.572
Austria Wien             Aut   8.971     Dukla Banska Bystrica *  Svk   4.234
Lech Poznan              Pol   8.177     Nistru Otachi *          Mol   2.254
FC Wil                   Sui   7.384     Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   1.649
Central-East region 2:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Servette FC Genčve       Sui  20.384     SV Pasching              Aut   6.971
Legia Warsaw             Pol  20.177     FC Petrzalka             Svk   5.234
Amica Wronki             Pol  16.177     Újpest TE                Hun   5.045
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk    Ukr  14.301     Kispest Honvéd *         Hun   5.045
Zenit St. Petersburg     Rus   9.572     FC Tiraspol *            Mol   2.254
Metalurg Donetsk         Ukr   9.301     FC Tbilisi *             Geo   1.649
Southern-Mediterranean region 1:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Gençlerbirligi           Tur  23.656     NK Rijeka                Cro   6.734
Levski Sofia             Bul  21.599     Buducnost Banatski Dvor  Srb   6.654
Steaua Bucuresti         Rom  17.880     Zeleznik Belgrade        Srb   6.654
NK Maribor *             Slo   7.024     FK Modrica *             Bos   1.814
Bnei Sakhnin             Isr   7.012     Partizani Tirana *       Alb   0.604
Southern-Mediterranean region 2:
Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Dinamo Zagreb            Cro  25.734     Otelul Galati *          Rom   4.880
Partizan Belgrade        Srb  18.654     Zeljeznicar Sarajevo *   Bos   3.814
CSKA Sofia               Bul  15.599     NK Primorje *            Slo   3.024
FC Lovech                Bul  12.599     AEK Larnaca              Cyp   2.969
Maccabi Petah-Tikva      Isr   7.012     Omonia Nicosia *         Cyp   2.969

For the draw of the 1st round the 80 teams are divided into 8 groups of 10 teams. Each group consists of 5 seeded and 5 unseeded teams.

Round 1 (80 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.     Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Lazio Roma               Ita  83.531     Maritimo Funchal         Por  15.970
AC Parma                 Ita  66.531     Berrichonne Châteauroux  Fra  15.947
Feyenoord                Ned  65.246     CSKA Sofia **            Bul  15.599
Newcastle United         Eng  61.510     Panionios                Gre  15.467
AEK Athens               Gre  51.467     Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk ** Ukr  14.301
VfB Stuttgart            Ger  47.331     Nacional Funchal         Por  13.970
Club Brugge ***          Bel  43.529     Sporting Braga           Por  13.970
Glasgow Rangers ***      Sco  42.601     Sigma Olomouc **         Cze  13.915
Villarreal @             Esp  42.351     Ferencváros ***          Hun  13.045
PAOK Thessaloniki ***    Gre  41.467     Rapid Wien **            Aut  12.971
Udinese                  Ita  38.531     Dinamo Bucuresti ***     Rom  12.880
AJ Auxerre               Fra  34.947     FC Lovech **             Bul  12.599
Schalke '04 @            Ger  34.331     Standard Ličge           Bel  12.529
Sporting CP Lisbon       Por  33.970     Trabzonspor ***          Tur  11.656
Real Zaragoza            Esp  33.351     Aigaleo Athens           Gre  11.467
Besiktas                 Tur  32.656     AZ Alkmaar               Ned  11.246
Wisla Kraków ***         Pol  31.177     Stabćk IF **             Nor  11.227
Benfica ***              Por  29.970     Baník Ostrava ***        Cze  10.915
Lille OSC @              Fra  27.947     Zenit St. Petersburg **  Rus   9.572
Athletic Bilbao          Esp  26.351     SK Beveren **            Bel   9.529
Sevilla                  Esp  26.351     Metalurg Donetsk **      Ukr   9.301
Dinamo Zagreb **         Cro  25.734     Odd Grenland **          Nor   9.227
FC Basel ***             Sui  25.384     Austria Wien **          Aut   8.971
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard   Fra  24.947     Djurgĺrdens IF ***       Swe   8.516
Gençlerbirligi **        Tur  23.656     Bodř/Glimt **            Nor   8.227
Red Star Belgrade ***    Srb  21.654     NK Maribor *             Slo   7.024
Levski Sofia **          Bul  21.599     Bnei Sakhnin **          Isr   7.012
Millwall FC              Eng  20.510     Maccabi Petah-Tikva **   Isr   7.012
Middlesbrough            Eng  20.510     Terek Grozny **          Rus   6.572
FC Utrecht               Ned  20.246     AaB Aalborg **           Den   5.758
Legia Warsaw **          Pol  20.177     IF Elfsborg **           Swe   5.516
Grazer AK ***            Aut  19.971     Hammarby IF **           Swe   5.516
Maccabi Haifa ***        Isr  19.012     Újpest TE **             Hun   5.045
Partizan Belgrade **     Srb  18.654     Dukla Banska Bystrica *  Svk   4.234
Steaua Bucuresti **      Rom  17.880     Nova Gorica ***          Slo   3.024
Hearts FC                Sco  17.601     Metalurgs Liepaja *      Lat   1.979
Heerenveen               Ned  17.246     FK Ventspils *           Lat   1.979
Alemannia Aachen         Ger  16.331     Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   1.649
VfL Bochum               Ger  16.331     FH Hafnarfjardar *       Isl   1.099
Amica Wronki **          Pol  16.177     Shelbourne ***           Irl   1.044

Once the first round has been completed, the 40 remaining clubs are drawn into 8 groups of 5 teams in accordance with the seeding principles, based on the UEFA list of club coefficients. The 40 teams will be allocated to five pots. Pot 1 will comprise the top eight clubs in the club coefficient rankings, Pot 2 the following eight clubs in the rankings, and so on for pots 3, 4 and 5. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn into the same group.

When the draw concludes and there are 8 groups of 5 teams, a computer draw will take place to determine the fixture schedule with factors such as stadium clashes and climatic conditions (it is not possible to play in some northern countries in mid-December) taken into account. Each club plays home and away alternately in its group. The following match sequence applies:

1st match day: D v B       C not playing
               E v A

2nd match day: B v E       A not playing
               C v D

3rd match day: A v B       D not playing
               E v C

4th match day: C v A       B not playing
               D v E

5th match day: A v D       E not playing
               B v C

Group stage (40 teams)

Pot 1                          coef.     Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Lazio Roma               Ita  83.531     Villarreal @             Esp  42.351
AC Parma                 Ita  66.531     AJ Auxerre               Fra  34.947
Feyenoord                Ned  65.246     Schalke '04 @            Ger  34.331
Newcastle United         Eng  61.510     Sporting CP Lisbon       Por  33.970
AEK Athens               Gre  51.467     Real Zaragoza            Esp  33.351
VfB Stuttgart            Ger  47.331     Besiktas                 Tur  32.656
Club Brugge ***          Bel  43.529     Benfica ***              Por  29.970
Glasgow Rangers ***      Sco  42.601     Lille OSC @              Fra  27.947

Pot 3                          coef.     Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- -------     ------------------------ --- -------
Athletic Bilbao          Esp  26.351     Partizan Belgrade **     Srb  18.654
Sevilla                  Esp  26.351     Steaua Bucuresti **      Rom  17.880
Dinamo Zagreb **         Cro  25.734     Hearts FC                Sco  17.601
FC Basel ***             Sui  25.384     Heerenveen               Ned  17.246
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard   Fra  24.947     Alemannia Aachen         Ger  16.331
Middlesbrough            Eng  20.510     Amica Wronki **          Pol  16.177
FC Utrecht               Ned  20.246     Panionios                Gre  15.467
Grazer AK ***            Aut  19.971     Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk ** Ukr  14.301

Pot 5                          coef.
------------------------ --- -------
Ferencváros ***          Hun  13.045
Standard Ličge           Bel  12.529
Aigaleo Athens           Gre  11.467
AZ Alkmaar               Ned  11.246
Zenit St. Petersburg **  Rus   9.572
SK Beveren **            Bel   9.529
Austria Wien **          Aut   8.971
Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   1.649

The 24 clubs qualified from the group stage will be joined by the eight clubs that finish the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in third position. The round of 32 pairings are determined by means of a draw according to the following principles:
  1. Clubs from the same association shall not be drawn against each other.
  2. The group-winners of a given group shall be drawn against one of the third-placed teams from another group.
  3. The runners-up of a given group shall be drawn against one of the eight clubs joining the competition from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
  4. Group-winners and runners-up shall play the return leg at home.

Round 3 (32 teams)

1st in UC group                  3rd in UC group
------------------------ ---     ------------------------ ---
Feyenoord                Ned     FC Basel ***             Sui
Athletic Bilbao          Esp     AC Parma                 Ita
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk ** Ukr     Austria Wien **          Aut
Newcastle United         Eng     Sporting CP Lisbon       Por
Middlesbrough            Eng     Partizan Belgrade **     Srb
AZ Alkmaar               Ned     Grazer AK ***            Aut
VfB Stuttgart            Ger     Heerenveen               Ned
Lille OSC @              Fra     Alemannia Aachen         Ger


2nd in UC group                  3rd in CL group
------------------------ ---     ------------------------ ---
Schalke '04 @            Ger     Olympiakos Piraeus #     Gre
Steaua Bucuresti **      Rom     Dinamo Kiev #            Ukr
Real Zaragoza            Esp     Ajax #                   Ned
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard   Fra     Fenerbahçe #             Tur
Villarreal @             Esp     Panathinaikos #          Gre
AJ Auxerre               Fra     Shakhtar Donetsk #       Ukr
Benfica ***              Por     Valencia #               Esp
Sevilla                  Esp     CSKA Moscow #            Rus

For the draw of the 4th round, quarter-finals and semi-finals no clubs will be seeded.
KEY:
*   = team started in 1st qualification round
**  = team started in 2nd qualification round
*** = team eliminated in 3rd qualification round Champions League
@   = qualified through Intertoto Cup
#   = qualified for round 3 from group stage of the Champions League