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Qualification 2018/2019

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the preliminary qualification list for the 2018/19 season. It is assumed that all qualified clubs will get a license for European football, unless they lose their final appeal with the national Appeals Body. If you have any information about data at this page being incorrect, incomplete, or out-of-date, please send a message to bert.kassies@xs4all.nl.

This page shows a list of teams qualified for the 2018/2019 season of the Champions League and the Europa League. In this list the country coefficients are from the UEFA Country Ranking 2017 and the team coefficients from the UEFA Team Ranking 2018. The team coefficients are used for seeding of draws. See UEFA European Cup Football for more information.

Many qualification details may be found in the official regulations: CL Regulations 2018/19 and the EL Regulations 2018/19. A nice overview of the 2018/19 season of European football is given by wikipedia 2018-19 CL and wikipedia 2018-19 EL.

The number of teams of each country is determined by the position in the UEFA Country Ranking 2017. Fair Play teams no longer qualify for the Europa League. All participating teams must have obtained a licence for European football issued by the corresponding national association in accordance with the UEFA Club Licensing Regulations.

The Champions League title holder (Real Madrid) already qualified for the CL group stage by the domestic league, so the 11th country on the ranking list (Czech Republic) has direct access to the group stage, the champion of the 13th country on the ranking list (Netherlands, PSV) has direct access to the 4th qualifying round, the champion of the 15th country on the ranking list (Austria, FC Salzburg) has direct access to the 3rd qualifying round, and the champions of the 18th and 19th countries on the ranking list (Denmark and Belarus, BATE Borisov) have direct access to the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Europa League title holder (Atletico Madrid) already qualified for the CL group stage by the domestic league, so the 3rd ranked team from the 5th country on the ranking list (Olympique Lyon, France) gets direct access to the CL group stage. This implies that the runners-up of Turkey (Fenerbahçe) and the Czech Replublic (Slavia Praha) have direct access to the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League.
Furthermore there will be an open spot in the access list for EL-Q3, because there are now only two teams transferred from CL-NCQ2 to EL-Q3. This implies that the cup winner of the 18th country on the ranking list (Denmark, Brøndby IF) has direct access to the 3rd qualifying round, the cup winner of the 25th country on the ranking list (Norway, Lillestrøm SK) has direct access to the 2nd qualifying round, and the cup winners of the 50th and 51th countries on the ranking list (Wales, Connah's Quay and Faroe Islands, NSI Runavik) have direct access to the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League.

1 Spain 104.998 ---------------------------------------- CL1=FC Barcelona 132.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Atlético Madrid 140.000 (ch/GS) CL3=Real Madrid 162.000 (ch/GS) CL4=Valencia 36.000 (ch/GS) EL1=Villarreal 52.000 (eu/GS) EL2=Real Betis 21.399 (eu/GS) EL3=Sevilla 113.000 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, marca) (cup: wiki, sw)
2 Germany 79.498 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Bayern München 135.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Schalke 04 62.000 (ch/GS) CL3=1899 Hoffenheim 14.285 (ch/GS) CL4=Borussia Dortmund 89.000 (ch/GS) CW=Eintracht Frankfurt 14.285 (eu/GS) EL1=Bayer Leverkusen 66.000 (eu/GS) EL2=RB Leipzig 17.000 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, kicker) (cup: wiki, sw, kicker)
3 England 75.962 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Manchester City 100.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Manchester United 82.000 (ch/GS) CL3=Tottenham Hotspur 67.000 (ch/GS) CL4=Liverpool 62.000 (ch/GS) CW=Chelsea 82.000 (eu/GS) EL2=Arsenal 93.000 (eu/GS) EL3=Burnley FC 15.921 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, bbc) (cup: wiki, sw, bbc, fa) (league cup: Manchester City, wiki)
4 Italy 73.332 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Juventus 126.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Napoli 78.000 (ch/GS) CL3=AS Roma 64.000 (ch/GS) CL4=Internazionale 16.000 (ch/GS) EL1=AC Milan 28.000 (eu/GS) EL2=Lazio 41.000 (eu/GS) EL3=Atalanta 15.249 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, gazzetta) (cup: wiki, sw) (AC Milan was banned by UEFA, but CAS annulled the sanction, *, *, *)
5 France 56.665 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Paris Saint-Germain 109.000 (ch/GS) CL2=AS Monaco 57.000 (ch/GS) CL3=Olympique Lyon 59.500 (ch/GS) EL1=Olympique Marseille 32.000 (eu/GS) EL2=Stade Rennais 11.283 (eu/GS) EL3=Girondins Bordeaux 11.283 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, l'equipe) (cup: wiki, sw, fff) (league cup: wiki)
6 Russia 50.532 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Lokomotiv Moscow 22.500 (ch/GS) CL2=CSKA Moscow 45.000 (ch/GS) CL3=Spartak Moscow 13.500 (ch/Q3) EL1=FK Krasnodar 23.500 (eu/GS) EL2=Zenit St. Petersburg 78.000 (eu/Q3) EL3=FC Ufa 10.676 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw) (The cup winner FK Tosno failed to get a license, *)
7 Portugal 49.332 ---------------------------------------- CL1=FC Porto 86.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Benfica 80.000 (ch/Q3) EL1=Sporting CP Lisbon 40.000 (eu/GS) EL2=Sporting Braga 30.500 (eu/Q3) EL3=Rio Ave 9.449 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, abola) (cup: wiki, sw) (The cup winner CD Aves failed to get a license, *)
8 Ukraine 42.633 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Shakhtar Donetsk 81.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Dinamo Kiev 62.000 (ch/Q3) EL1=Vorskla Poltava 8.226 (eu/GS) EL2=Zorya Luhansk 9.000 (eu/Q3) EL3=FC Mariupol 8.226 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, fpl) (cup: wiki, sw)
9 Belgium 42.400 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Club Brugge 29.500 (ch/GS) CL2=Standard Liège 12.500 (ch/Q3) EL1=Anderlecht 48.000 (eu/GS) EL2=AA Gent 27.000 (eu/Q3) EL3=Racing Genk 27.000 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw)
10 Turkey 39.200 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Galatasaray 29.500 (ch/GS) CL2=Fenerbahçe 23.500 (ch/Q3) CW=Akhisarspor 7.160 (eu/GS) EL2=Istanbul Basaksehir 8.500 (eu/Q3) EL3=Besiktas 57.000 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, sivritepe) (cup: wiki, sw, tff)
11 Czech Republic 33.175 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Viktoria Plzen 33.000 (ch/GS) CL2=Slavia Praha 7.500 (ch/Q3) EL1=FK Jablonec 6.035 (eu/GS) EL2=Sigma Olomouc 6.035 (eu/Q3) EL3=Sparta Praha 34.500 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, liga) (cup: wiki, sw, mol)
12 Switzerland 32.075 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Young Boys 20.500 (ch/PO) CL2=FC Basel 71.000 (ch/Q2) CW=FC Zürich 12.000 (eu/GS) EL2=FC Luzern 6.040 (eu/Q3) EL3=FC Sankt Gallen 6.040 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, sfv) (cup: wiki, sw)
13 Netherlands 31.063 ---------------------------------------- CL1=PSV Eindhoven 36.000 (ch/PO) CL2=Ajax 53.500 (ch/Q2) CW=Feyenoord 21.500 (eu/Q3) EL2=AZ Alkmaar 25.000 (eu/Q2) EL3=Vitesse Arnhem 6.000 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, vi) (cup: wiki, sw, knvb)
14 Greece 27.900 ---------------------------------------- CL1=AEK Athens 10.000 (ch/Q3) CL2=PAOK Thessaloniki 29.500 (ch/Q2) EL1=Olympiakos Piraeus 54.000 (eu/Q3) EL2=Atromitos FC 5.720 (eu/Q2) EL3=Asteras Tripolis 9.000 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw)
15 Austria 25.350 ---------------------------------------- CL1=FC Salzburg 55.500 (ch/Q3) CL2=Sturm Graz 6.570 (ch/Q2) EL1=Rapid Wien 21.500 (eu/Q3) EL2=LASK Linz 6.570 (eu/Q2) EL3=Admira Wacker 6.570 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, bundesliga) (cup: wiki, sw, oefb)
16 Croatia 25.250 ---------------------------------------- CL=Dinamo Zagreb 17.500 (ch/Q2) EL1=NK Rijeka 15.500 (eu/Q3) EL2=Hajduk Split 7.000 (eu/Q2) EL3=NK Osijek 5.200 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, hnl) (cup: wiki, sw, hns)
17 Romania 24.350 ---------------------------------------- CL=CFR Cluj 4.090 (ch/Q2) CW=Universitatea Craiova 4.090 (eu/Q3) EL2=FCSB 27.500 (eu/Q2) EL3=Viitorul Constanta 4.090 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, lpf) (cup: wiki, sw, frf)
18 Denmark 24.000 ---------------------------------------- CL=FC Midtjylland 11.500 (ch/Q2) CW=Brøndby IF 5.190 (eu/Q3) EL2=FC Nordsjælland 5.190 (eu/Q1) EL3=FC København 34.000 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, dbu)
19 Belarus 19.875 ---------------------------------------- CL=BATE Borisov 20.500 (ch/Q2) CW=Dynamo Brest 3.725 (eu/Q2) EL2=Dinamo Minsk 8.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=Shakhtior Saligorsk 3.725 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki, sw, fby, bate)
20 Poland 19.750 ---------------------------------------- CL=Legia Warsaw 24.500 (ch/Q1) EL1=Jagiellonia Bialystok 4.025 (eu/Q2) EL2=Lech Poznan 7.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=Gornik Zabrze 4.025 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, 90m) (cup: wiki, sw, 90m)
21 Sweden 19.725 ---------------------------------------- CL=Malmö FF 14.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Djurgårdens IF 3.995 (eu/Q2) EL2=AIK Stockholm 4.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=BK Häcken 3.995 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki, sw)
22 Israel 19.375 ---------------------------------------- CL=Hapoel Beer-Sheva 10.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Hapoel Haifa 4.350 (eu/Q2) EL2=Maccabi Tel-Aviv 22.500 (eu/Q1) EL3=Beitar Jerusalem 4.350 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, ifa)
23 Scotland 18.925 ---------------------------------------- CL=Celtic 31.000 (ch/Q1) EL1=Aberdeen 4.000 (eu/Q2) EL2=Glasgow Rangers 3.725 (eu/Q1) EL3=Hibernian 3.725 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, bbc) (cup: wiki, sw, sfa)
24 Cyprus 18.550 ---------------------------------------- CL=APOEL Nicosia 27.000 (ch/Q1) CW=AEK Larnaca 4.310 (eu/Q2) EL2=Apollon Limassol 10.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=Anorthosis Famagusta 4.310 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw)
25 Norway 18.325 ---------------------------------------- CL=Rosenborg BK 9.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Lillestrøm SK 3.485 (eu/Q2) EL2=Molde FK 12.500 (eu/Q1) EL3=Sarpsborg 08 3.485 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
26 Azerbaijan 17.750 ---------------------------------------- CL=Garabag Agdam 20.500 (ch/Q1) CW=Kesla FK 3.825 (eu/Q1) EL2=Gabala FK 5.250 (eu/Q1) EL3=Neftchi Baku 3.825 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, af) (Kesla FK is considered to be the rename of Inter Baku, *)
27 Bulgaria 15.875 ---------------------------------------- CL=Ludogorets Razgrad 37.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Slavia Sofia 3.825 (eu/Q1) EL2=CSKA Sofia 3.825 (eu/Q1) EL3=Levski Sofia 3.825 (eu/Q1)
(league:
wiki, sw, uefa, bf) (cup: wiki, sw, bfu)
28 Serbia 15.375 ---------------------------------------- CL=Red Star Belgrade 10.750 (ch/Q1) CW=Partizan Belgrade 17.000 (eu/Q1) EL2=Radnicki Nis 3.750 (eu/Q1) EL3=Spartak Subotica 3.750 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, rts)
29 Kazakhstan 15.250 ---------------------------------------- CL=FK Astana 21.750 (ch/Q1) CW=Kairat Almaty 3.625 (eu/Q1) EL2=Irtysh Pavlodar 3.625 (eu/Q1) EL3=Tobol Kustanai 3.625 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki) (Ordabasy Shymkent failed to get a license, *)
30 Slovenia 13.125 ---------------------------------------- CL=Olimpija Ljubljana 2.900 (ch/Q1) EL1=NK Maribor 22.500 (eu/Q1) EL2=NK Domzale 3.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=Rudar Velenje 2.900 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, prvaliga) (cup: wiki, sw, nzs)
31 Slovakia 11.750 ---------------------------------------- CL=Spartak Trnava 3.500 (ch/Q1) CW=Slovan Bratislava 5.000 (eu/Q1) EL2=DAC Dunajska Streda 2.425 (eu/Q1) EL3=AS Trencín 5.000 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, fl) (cup: wiki, sw, profutbal)
32 Liechtenstein 11.000 ---------------------------------------- CW=FC Vaduz 2.750 (eu/Q1)
(cup: wiki, sw, lfv, vl)
33 Hungary 9.500 ---------------------------------------- CL=Videoton Fehérvár 4.250 (ch/Q1) CW=Újpest TE 1.625 (eu/Q1) EL2=Ferencváros 2.500 (eu/Q1) EL3=Honvéd Budapest 1.625 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, nb1) (cup: wiki, sw, mlsz)
34 Moldova 9.500 ---------------------------------------- CL=Sheriff Tiraspol 14.750 (ch/Q1) CW=Milsami Orhei 2.750 (eu/Q1) EL2=Petrocub Hîncesti 2.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=Zaria Balti 2.000 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, fmf) (cup: wiki, sw)
35 Iceland 8.375 ---------------------------------------- CL=Valur Reykjavik 1.650 (ch/Q1) CW=IBV Vestmannaeyjar 1.650 (eu/Q1) EL2=Stjarnan FC 2.750 (eu/Q1) EL3=FH Hafnarfjardar 5.500 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
36 Finland 7.650 ---------------------------------------- CL=HJK Helsinki 8.000 (ch/Q1) EL1=KuPS Kuopio 1.380 (eu/Q1) EL2=Ilves Tampere 1.380 (eu/Q1) EL3=FC Lahti 1.380 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
37 Albania 6.625 ---------------------------------------- CL=FK Kukësi 4.250 (ch/Q1) EL1=Luftëtari Gjirokastër 1.700 (eu/Q1) EL2=KF Laçi 1.700 (eu/Q1) EL3=Partizani Tirana 2.000 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, albsoc) (cup: wiki, sw, fshf) (Skënderbeu Korçë got a 10-year ban for match fixing, *, *, *)
38 Ireland 6.575 ---------------------------------------- CL=Cork City 1.750 (ch/Q1) EL1=Dundalk 5.500 (eu/Q1) EL2=Shamrock Rovers 1.340 (eu/Q1) EL3=Derry City 1.340 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
39 Bosnia-Herzegovina 6.500 ---------------------------------------- CL=Zrinjski Mostar 3.750 (ch/Q1) CW=Zeljeznicar Sarajevo 3.000 (eu/Q1) EL2=FK Sarajevo 3.250 (eu/Q1) EL3=Siroki Brijeg 2.250 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, nfsbih)
40 Georgia 6.375 ---------------------------------------- CL=Torpedo Kutaisi 1.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Chikhura Sachkhere 2.000 (eu/Q1) EL2=Dinamo Tbilisi 4.250 (eu/Q1) EL3=Samtredia 1.250 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
41 Latvia 6.125 ---------------------------------------- CL=Spartaks Jurmala 1.750 (ch/Q1) CW=FK Liepaja 1.500 (eu/Q1) EL2=Riga FC 1.125 (eu/Q1) EL3=FK Ventspils 3.750 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
42 Macedonia 5.625 ---------------------------------------- CL=Shkendija Tetovo 3.500 (ch/Q1) EL1=Vardar Skopje 5.000 (eu/Q1) EL2=Rabotnicki Skopje 3.250 (eu/Q1) EL3=FK Shkupi 1.500 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, mf) (cup: wiki, sw)
43 Estonia 5.250 ---------------------------------------- CL=Flora Tallinn 1.250 (ch/Q1) CW=Levadia Tallinn 2.750 (eu/Q1) EL2=Kalju Nomme 4.000 (eu/Q1) EL3=Trans Narva 1.100 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki, sw, ejl) (FCI Tallinn qualified but has merged with Levadia Tallinn, *)
44 Montenegro 5.250 ---------------------------------------- CL=Sutjeska Niksic 2.500 (ch/Q1) CW=OFK Titograd 3.000 (eu/Q1) EL2=Buducnost Podgorica 2.250 (eu/Q1) EL3=Rudar Pljevlja 1.750 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, fscg) (cup: wiki, sw) (OFK Grbalj did not get a license and is replaced by Rudar Pljevlja, *, and Mladost Podgorica was renamed to OFK Titograd)
45 Armenia 5.125 ---------------------------------------- CL=Alashkert FC 2.500 (ch/Q1) CW=Gandzasar Kapan 0.975 (eu/Q1) EL2=Banants Yerevan 0.975 (eu/Q1) EL3=Pyunik Yerevan 2.250 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, ffa) (Shirak Gyumri is replaced by Pyunik Yerevan because of an attempt of match fixing, *)
46 Luxembourg 4.875 ---------------------------------------- CL=F91 Dudelange 3.500 (ch/Q1) CW=Racing Union Luxembourg 0.875 (eu/Q1) EL2=Progrès Niederkorn 0.875 (eu/Q1) EL3=CS Fola Esch 3.500 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, rtl, flf) (cup: wiki, sw, rtl)
47 Northern Ireland 4.500 ---------------------------------------- CL=Crusaders Belfast 3.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Coleraine 0.850 (eu/Q1) El2=Glenavon 0.850 (eu/Q1) EL3=Cliftonville 2.500 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, nifl) (cup: wiki, sw, ifa)
48 Lithuania 4.125 ---------------------------------------- CL=Suduva Marijampole 2.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Stumbras Kaunas 1.075 (eu/Q1) EL2=Zalgiris Vilnius 5.500 (eu/Q1) EL3=FK Trakai 1.750 (eu/P)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
49 Malta 4.000 ---------------------------------------- CL=Valletta FC 3.250 (ch/Q1) EL1=Balzan FC 0.900 (eu/Q1) EL2=Gzira United 0.900 (eu/P) EL3=Birkirkara 2.750 (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, mf) (cup: wiki, sw, mfa)
50 Wales 3.875 ---------------------------------------- CL=The New Saints 5.000 (ch/Q1) CW=Connah's Quay 0.775 (eu//Q1) EL2=Bala Town 1.000 (eu/P) EL3=Cefn Druids 0.775 (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, bbc) (cup: wiki, sw, faw) (Bangor City failed to get a license, *)
51 Faroe Islands 3.500 ---------------------------------------- CL=Víkingur 3.000 (ch/Q1) CW=NSI Runavik 0.750 (eu/Q1) EL2=KI Klaksvik 0.750 (eu/P) EL3=B36 Torshavn 1.500 (eu/P)
(league: wiki) (cup: wiki)
52 Gibraltar 2.500 ---------------------------------------- CL=Lincoln Red Imps 2.750 (ch/P) CW=Europa FC 1.500 (eu/P) EL2=St Joseph's FC 0.600 (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, gfa) (cup: wiki, gft)
53 Andorra 1.165 ---------------------------------------- CL=FC Santa Coloma 2.750 (ch/P) EL1=UE Engordany 0.266 (eu/P) EL2=Sant Julià 0.750 (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, faf)
54 San Marino 0.333 ---------------------------------------- CL=La Fiorita 1.750 (ch/P) EL1=Folgore 1.250 (eu/P) EL2=Tre Fiori 0.099 (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, fsgc) (cup: wiki, sw, fsgc)
55 Kosovo 0.000 ---------------------------------------- CL=FC Drita 0.000 (ch/P) CW=FC Prishtina 0.250 (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, FFK, scorespro)

KEY:
CLx=Champions League spot
CW=cup-winner spot
ELx=Europa League spot
LC=league cup-winner spot
GS=Group Stage
Qx=Qualifying Round
P=Preliminary Round


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