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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 If you have any information about data at this page being incorrect, incomplete, or out-of-date, please send a message to bert.kassies@xs4all.nl.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.

Since the Champions League title holder (Real Madrid or Liverpool) already qualified for the CL group stage by the domestic league, there will be an open spot in the access list for CL-GS. This implies that the champion 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.

Since the Europa League title holder (Atletico Madrid or Olympique Marseille) at least qualified for the CL group stage or CL play-off round or the EL group stage by the domestic league, there will be an open spot in the access list for EL-Q3. This implies that the cup winner of the 18th country on the ranking list (Denmark) 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 >160.000 (ch/GS) CL4=Valencia 36.000 (ch/GS) EL1=Villarreal 52.000 (eu/GS) EL2=Real Betis >21.342 (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=Lazio 41.000 (eu/GS) EL2=AC Milan 28.000 (eu/GS) EL3=Atalanta 15.249 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, gazzetta) (cup: wiki, sw)
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= (eu/Q2)
(league EL3 playoff final May 27, Racing Genk - Zulte Waregem, 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= (ch/Q3) CW= (eu/GS) EL1-3=Sigma Olomouc 6.035 (eu/Q3) or (eu/GS) or (eu/Q2) EL1-3=Sparta Praha 34.500 (eu/Q2) or (eu/Q3) or (eu/GS)
(league 29/30, last May 26, wiki, sw, uefa, liga) (cup winner: Slavia Praha, wiki, sw, mol) (Slavia Praha and FK Jablonec qualified for European football)
12 Switzerland 32.075 ---------------------------------------- CL1=Young Boys 20.500 (ch/PO) CL2=FC Basel 71.000 (ch/Q2) EL1-2=FC Luzern 6.040 (eu/GS) or (eu/Q3) EL1-2=FC Zürich 12.000 (eu/Q3) or (eu/GS) EL3=FC Sankt Gallen 6.040 (eu/Q2)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, sfv) (cup final May 27, Young Boys - FC Zürich, 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 35/36, last May 27, 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) EL1-2=Steaua Bucuresti 27.500 (eu/Q3) or (eu/Q2) EL1-2=Universitatea Craiova 4.090 (eu/Q2) or (eu/Q3) EL3=Viitorul Constanta 4.090 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, lpf) (cup final May 27, Universitatea Craiova - FC Hermannstadt, wiki, sw, frf) (FC Hermannstadt did not apply for a license, *, *)
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= (eu/Q1)
(league EL3 playoff final May 25, FC København - AGF Aarhus, 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= (eu/Q1) EL1-2=Gabala FK 5.250 (eu/Q1) EL2-3=Neftchi Baku 3.825 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup final May 28, Gabala FK - Kesla FK, wiki, sw, af)
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= (eu/Q1)
(league EL3 playoff May 24, Levski Sofia - Cherno More Varna, 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= (ch/Q1) CW= (eu/Q1) EL2=NK Domzale 3.000 (eu/Q1) EL3= (eu/Q1)
(league 35/36, last May 27, wiki, sw, uefa, prvaliga) (cup final May 30, Olimpija Ljubljana - NK Aluminij, wiki, sw, nzs) (Olimpija Ljubljana and NK Maribor qualified for European football)
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= (eu/Q1)
(league EL3 playoff May 27, AS Trencín - MSK Zilina, 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= (ch/Q1) CW=Újpest TE 1.625 (eu/Q1) EL2= (eu/Q1) EL3= (eu/Q1)
(league 31/33, next May 27, last Jun 2, wiki, sw, uefa, nb1) (cup: wiki, sw, mlsz) (Videoton Fehérvár and Ferencváros qualified for European football)
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) EL1-2=Luftëtari Gjirokastër 1.700 (eu/Q1) EL1-2=KF Laçi 1.700 (eu/Q1) EL3=Partizani Tirana 2.000 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, albsoc) (cup final May 27, Skënderbeu Korçë - KF Laçi, wiki, sw, fshf) (Skënderbeu Korçë qualified but is under investigation by UEFA, *, *, *)
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= (eu/Q1) EL2=Buducnost Podgorica 2.250 (eu/Q1) EL3= (eu/Q1)
(league 35/36, last May 26, wiki, sw, uefa, fscg) (cup final May 30, Mladost Podgorica - FK Igalo, wiki, sw)
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= (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup: wiki, sw, ffa) (Shirak Gyumri is probably replaced by Pyunik Yerevan because of an attempt of match fixing, *)
46 Luxembourg 4.875 ---------------------------------------- CL=F91 Dudelange 3.500 (ch/Q1) CW= (eu/Q1) EL2=Progrès Niederkorn 0.875 (eu/Q1) EL3=CS Fola Esch 3.500 (eu/Q1)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa, rtl, flf) (cup final May 27, Racing Union Luxembourg - US Hostert, 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= (eu/P) EL2= (eu/P)
(league 25/27, next May 26, last Jun 3, wiki, sw, uefa, gfa) (cup final May 27, Mons Calpe - Europa FC, 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= (eu/P)
(league: wiki, sw, uefa) (cup final May 27, FC Prishtina - KF Vëllaznimi, wiki, sw, FFK, scorespro) (FC Prishtina and FC Drita qualify for European football, because other clubs failed to obtain a license, *)

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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