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Seeding in the Europa League 2018/2019

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the preliminary seeding lists in the Europa League 2018/19. 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 If you have any information about data at this page being incorrect, incomplete, or out-of-date, please send a message to bert.kassies@xs4all.nl.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 the list of seeded and unseeded teams for draws in the qualifying rounds and the group stage of the Europa League 2018/2019. The UEFA Team Ranking of 2018 determines the seeding of the teams in the tables below. See Qualification 2018/2019 for a list of qualified teams, and Access List 2018/2019 for an overview of berths per country. More detailed information may also be found in the EL Regulations 2018/19. See This season's Europa League qualifying system explained for more info.

From 2016 on Fair Play teams no longer qualify for the Europa League.

This is the first season with the new format of the 2018-21 period. All clubs eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League are transferred to the Europa League. For details, see the new Access List 2018/2019. Both the Champions League and the Europa League have a new preliminary round.

Although the regulations no longer require the use of regional groups (as used before 2009), until now UEFA still uses some kind of regionalization in the first qualifying rounds. At first the clubs are divided into seeded and unseeded teams, and then the seeded and unseeded teams are split into regional groups. The general approach seems to use the North/Central/South scheme, but no specific rules are known.

The Europa League title holder (Atletico Madrid) qualified for the CL group stage by the domestic league, so 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) 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.

Preliminary round (14 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Birkirkara               Mlt   2.750              Cefn Druids              Wal   0.775
FK Trakai                Lit   1.750              Sant Julià               And   0.750
Europa FC                Gib   1.500              KI Klaksvik              Far   0.750
B36 Torshavn             Far   1.500              St Joseph's FC           Gib   0.600
Folgore                  Sma   1.250              UE Engordany             And   0.266
Bala Town                Wal   1.000              FC Prishtina             Kos   0.250
Gzira United             Mlt   0.900              Tre Fiori                Sma   0.099

See UEFA Europa League preliminary round draw for more info.

The draw for the 1st qualifying round is made before the results of the preliminary round are known. Clubs of the preliminary round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the preliminary round): KI Klaksvik beat Birkirkara (2.750), FC Prishtina beat Europa FC (1.500), UE Engordany beat Folgore (1.250), and Tre Fiori beat Bala Town (1.000).

1st Qualifying Round (94 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
FC København             Den  34.000              FC Vaduz                 Lie   2.750
NK Maribor               Slo  22.500              Levadia Tallinn          Est   2.750
Maccabi Tel-Aviv         Isr  22.500              Milsami Orhei            Mol   2.750
Partizan Belgrade        Srb  17.000              Stjarnan FC              Isl   2.750
Molde FK                 Nor  12.500              KI Klaksvik *p           Far  (2.750)
Apollon Limassol         Cyp  10.000              Ferencváros              Hun   2.500
Dinamo Minsk             Bls   8.000              Cliftonville             Nir   2.500
Lech Poznan              Pol   7.000              DAC Dunajska Streda      Svk   2.425
FH Hafnarfjardar         Isl   5.500              Buducnost Podgorica      Mon   2.250
Dundalk                  Irl   5.500              Siroki Brijeg            Bos   2.250
Zalgiris Vilnius         Lit   5.500              Pyunik Yerevan           Arm   2.250
Gabala FK                Azb   5.250              Partizani Tirana         Alb   2.000
NK Osijek                Cro   5.200              Chikhura Sachkhere       Geo   2.000
FC Nordsjælland          Den   5.190              Zaria Balti              Mol   2.000
Vardar Skopje            Mac   5.000              Petrocub Hîncesti        Mol   2.000
AS Trencín               Svk   5.000              FK Trakai *p             Lit   1.750
Slovan Bratislava        Svk   5.000              Rudar Pljevlja           Mon   1.750
Beitar Jerusalem         Isr   4.350              Luftëtari Gjirokastër    Alb   1.700
Anorthosis Famagusta     Cyp   4.310              KF Laçi                  Alb   1.700
Dinamo Tbilisi           Geo   4.250              IBV Vestmannaeyjar       Isl   1.650
Viitorul Constanta       Rom   4.090              Újpest TE                Hun   1.625
Gornik Zabrze            Pol   4.025              Honvéd Budapest          Hun   1.625
Kalju Nomme              Est   4.000              FK Liepaja               Lat   1.500
AIK Stockholm            Swe   4.000              FC Prishtina *p          Kos  (1.500)
BK Häcken                Swe   3.995              B36 Torshavn *p          Far   1.500
Slavia Sofia             Bul   3.825              FK Shkupi                Mac   1.500
CSKA Sofia               Bul   3.825              Ilves Tampere            Fin   1.380
Levski Sofia             Bul   3.825              KuPS Kuopio              Fin   1.380
Neftchi Baku             Azb   3.825              FC Lahti                 Fin   1.380
Kesla FK                 Azb   3.825              Derry City               Irl   1.340
Radnicki Nis             Srb   3.750              Shamrock Rovers          Irl   1.340
Spartak Subotica         Srb   3.750              Samtredia                Geo   1.250
FK Ventspils             Lat   3.750              UE Engordany *p          And  (1.250)
Shakhtior Saligorsk      Bls   3.725              Riga FC                  Lat   1.125
Glasgow Rangers          Sco   3.725              Trans Narva              Est   1.100
Hibernian                Sco   3.725              Stumbras Kaunas          Lit   1.075
Tobol Kustanai           Kaz   3.625              Tre Fiori *p             Sma  (1.000)
Irtysh Pavlodar          Kaz   3.625              Gandzasar Kapan          Arm   0.975
Kairat Almaty            Kaz   3.625              Banants Yerevan          Arm   0.975
CS Fola Esch             Lux   3.500              Balzan FC                Mlt   0.900
Sarpsborg 08             Nor   3.485              Gzira United *p          Mlt   0.900
Rabotnicki Skopje        Mac   3.250              Progrès Niederkorn       Lux   0.875
FK Sarajevo              Bos   3.250              Racing Union Luxembourg  Lux   0.875
NK Domzale               Slo   3.000              Glenavon                 Nir   0.850
OFK Titograd             Mon   3.000              Coleraine                Nir   0.850
Zeljeznicar Sarajevo     Bos   3.000              Connah's Quay            Wal   0.775
Rudar Velenje            Slo   2.900              NSI Runavik              Far   0.750

See UEFA Europa League 1st and 2nd round main path draws for more info.

In the qualifying rounds the teams are divided into groups with the same number of seeded and unseeded teams. A few hours before the draw a computer system is used to prepare the groups such that teams of the same association are not in the same group and and that all groups are about equal strength (in terms of ranking). Then all clubs in each group are ordered randomly and identified by a number. For these draws there are only two bowls with numbered balls, one with the seeded numbers and one with the unseeded numbers. The draw determines the pairs in the groups: e.g. (7 vs 4) which means that the 7th team of each group plays against the 4th club of each group.

For the draw of the 1st round the 94 teams are divided into 7 groups of 10 teams and 2 groups of 12 teams. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (10 vs 3), (9 vs 5), (7 vs 1), (4 vs 8), and (6 vs 2) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (3 vs 12), (1 vs 11), (7 vs 2), (8 vs 4), (6 vs 9), and (10 vs 5) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Zalgiris Vilnius, Molde FK, Kalju Nomme, CS Fola Esch, Slavia Sofia
unseeded: Glenavon, Birkirkara*, Europa FC*, Ilves Tampere, Stjarnan FC
Group 2
seeded: NK Domzale, Gabala FK, Dinamo Tbilisi, Glasgow Rangers, Apollon Limassol
unseeded: Progrès Niederkorn, Siroki Brijeg, FK Shkupi, Stumbras Kaunas, DAC Dunajska Streda
Group 3
seeded: NK Maribor, AS Trencín, Viitorul Constanta, Neftchi Baku, Tobol Kustanai
unseeded: Buducnost Podgorica, Partizani Tirana, Újpest TE, Samtredia, Racing Union Luxembourg
Group 4
seeded: Gornik Zabrze, Vardar Skopje, Dinamo Minsk, Spartak Subotica, OFK Titograd
unseeded: Pyunik Yerevan, Zaria Balti, Coleraine, B36 Torshavn*, Derry City
Group 5
seeded: FH Hafnarfjardar, FC Nordsjælland, AIK Stockholm, FK Ventspils, Shakhtior Saligorsk
unseeded: Cliftonville, FC Lahti, Luftëtari Gjirokastër, Connah's Quay, Shamrock Rovers
Group 6
seeded: NK Osijek, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, FK Sarajevo, Anorthosis Famagusta, Kairat Almaty
unseeded: Ferencváros, Petrocub Hîncesti, KF Laçi, Folgore*, Banants Yerevan
Group 7
seeded: Partizan Belgrade, Slovan Bratislava, Kesla FK, CSKA Sofia, Rabotnicki Skopje
unseeded: Milsami Orhei, Rudar Pljevlja, Riga FC, Honvéd Budapest, Balzan FC
Group 8
seeded: Lech Poznan, Beitar Jerusalem, Radnicki Nis, Levski Sofia, Irtysh Pavlodar, Zeljeznicar Sarajevo
unseeded: Chikhura Sachkhere, FC Vaduz, Trans Narva, FK Trakai*, Gandzasar Kapan, Gzira United*
Group 9
seeded: Rudar Velenje, Dundalk, Hibernian, Sarpsborg 08, BK Häcken, FC København
unseeded: Levadia Tallinn, IBV Vestmannaeyjar, KuPS Kuopio, FK Liepaja, Bala Town*, NSI Runavik

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round is made before the results of the preliminary round and the 1st qualifying round are known. Clubs of the preliminary round and the 1st qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 1st qualifying round): Progrès Niederkorn beat Gabala FK (5.250), Pyunik Yerevan beat Vardar Skopje (5.000), Chikhura Sachkhere beat Beitar Jerusalem (4.350), KF Laçi beat Anorthosis Famagusta (4.310), DAC Dunajska Streda beat Dinamo Tbilisi (4.250), Stjarnan FC beat Kalju Nomme (4.000), FC Vaduz beat Levski Sofia (3.825), Újpest TE beat Neftchi Baku (3.825), Balzan FC beat Kesla FK (3.825), FK Trakai beat Irtysh Pavlodar (3.625), Honvéd Budapest beat Rabotnicki Skopje (3.250), and B36 Torshavn beat OFK Titograd (3.000).

2nd Qualifying Round (74 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla                  Esp 113.000              Chikhura Sachkhere *     Geo  (4.350)
Besiktas                 Tur  57.000              Hapoel Haifa             Isr   4.350
Sparta Praha             Cze  34.500              AEK Larnaca              Cyp   4.310
FC København *           Den  34.000              KF Laçi *                Alb  (4.310)
FCSB                     Rom  27.500              DAC Dunajska Streda *    Svk  (4.250)
Racing Genk              Bel  27.000              Viitorul Constanta *     Rom   4.090
AZ Alkmaar               Ned  25.000              Jagiellonia Bialystok    Pol   4.025
NK Maribor *             Slo  22.500              Gornik Zabrze *          Pol   4.025
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500              AIK Stockholm *          Swe   4.000
RB Leipzig               Ger  17.000              Aberdeen                 Sco   4.000
Partizan Belgrade *      Srb  17.000              Stjarnan FC *            Isl  (4.000)
Burnley FC               Eng  15.921              BK Häcken *              Swe   3.995
Atalanta                 Ita  15.249              Djurgårdens IF           Swe   3.995
Molde FK *               Nor  12.500              Slavia Sofia *           Bul   3.825
Girondins Bordeaux       Fra  11.283              CSKA Sofia *             Bul   3.825
FC Ufa                   Rus  10.676              FC Vaduz *               Lie  (3.825)
Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  10.000              Újpest TE *              Hun  (3.825)
Rio Ave                  Por   9.449              Balzan FC *              Mlt  (3.825)
Asteras Tripolis         Gre   9.000              Radnicki Nis *           Srb   3.750
FC Mariupol              Ukr   8.226              Spartak Subotica *       Srb   3.750
Dinamo Minsk *           Bls   8.000              FK Ventspils *           Lat   3.750
Hajduk Split             Cro   7.000              Dynamo Brest             Bls   3.725
Lech Poznan *            Pol   7.000              Shakhtior Saligorsk *    Bls   3.725
LASK Linz                Aut   6.570              Glasgow Rangers *        Sco   3.725
Admira Wacker            Aut   6.570              Hibernian *              Sco   3.725
FC Sankt Gallen          Sui   6.040              Tobol Kustanai *         Kaz   3.625
Vitesse Arnhem           Ned   6.000              FK Trakai *p             Lit  (3.625)
Atromitos FC             Gre   5.720              Kairat Almaty *          Kaz   3.625
Zalgiris Vilnius *       Lit   5.500              CS Fola Esch *           Lux   3.500
FH Hafnarfjardar *       Isl   5.500              Lillestrøm SK            Nor   3.485
Dundalk *                Irl   5.500              Sarpsborg 08 *           Nor   3.485
Progrès Niederkorn *     Lux  (5.250)             Honvéd Budapest *        Hun  (3.250)
NK Osijek *              Cro   5.200              FK Sarajevo *            Bos   3.250
FC Nordsjælland *        Den   5.190              NK Domzale *             Slo   3.000
Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm  (5.000)             B36 Torshavn *p          Far  (3.000)
AS Trencín *             Svk   5.000              Zeljeznicar Sarajevo *   Bos   3.000
Slovan Bratislava *      Svk   5.000              Rudar Velenje *          Slo   2.900

See UEFA Europa League 1st and 2nd round main path draws for more info.

For the draw of the 2nd round the 74 teams are divided into 5 groups of 10 teams and 2 groups of 12 teams. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (5 vs 10), (6 vs 3), (1 vs 9), (7 vs 4), and (8 vs 2) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (10 vs 6), (11 vs 5), (9 vs 3), (2 vs 8), (7 vs 1), and (4 vs 12) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Zalgiris Vilnius*, Burnley FC, Atalanta, AZ Alkmaar, Molde FK*
unseeded: FK Sarajevo*, Kairat Almaty*, Aberdeen, Levski Sofia*, Anorthosis Famagusta*
Group 2
seeded: FC Nordsjælland*, FH Hafnarfjardar*, Slovan Bratislava*, FCSB, Partizan Belgrade*
unseeded: Kesla FK*, Rudar Velenje*, Hapoel Haifa, AIK Stockholm*, Irtysh Pavlodar*
Group 3
seeded: Maccabi Tel-Aviv*, Sparta Praha, AS Trencín*, Admira Wacker, Dundalk*
unseeded: Gornik Zabrze*, CSKA Sofia*, Spartak Subotica*, Radnicki Nis*, AEK Larnaca
Group 4
seeded: FC Ufa, Rio Ave, FC København*, Vardar Skopje*, RB Leipzig
unseeded: Kalju Nomme*, Tobol Kustanai*, Jagiellonia Bialystok, NK Domzale*, BK Häcken*
Group 5
seeded: NK Osijek*, Dinamo Minsk*, Gabala FK*, Besiktas, LASK Linz
unseeded: Rabotnicki Skopje*, OFK Titograd*, Dinamo Tbilisi*, Glasgow Rangers*, Lillestrøm SK
Group 6
seeded: Atromitos FC, FC Sankt Gallen, Vitesse Arnhem, Sevilla, Apollon Limassol*, Girondins Bordeaux
unseeded: Dynamo Brest, Sarpsborg 08*, Viitorul Constanta*, FK Ventspils*, Zeljeznicar Sarajevo*, Neftchi Baku*
Group 7
seeded: FC Mariupol, Racing Genk, NK Maribor*, Hajduk Split, Asteras Tripolis, Lech Poznan*
unseeded: Djurgårdens IF, CS Fola Esch*, Beitar Jerusalem*, Shakhtior Saligorsk*, Hibernian*, Slavia Sofia*

The champions path in the Champions League is rebalanced, because the Champions League title holder already qualified for the CL group stage. This implies only 16 losers of CH-Q1 qualify for this round, and the champions path in the Europa League also needs to be rebalanced. UEFA announced that a draw will used to determine one team (in fact the loser of a tie) that will get a bye to the next round. The outcome of the draw was that the loser of the CL-Q1 tie of Legia Warsaw against Cork City gets the bye.

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 1st qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Seeded clubs are drawn against unseeded clubs until there are no seeded or no unseeded clubs left, at which point the draw becomes open and no seeding applies anymore.

2nd Qualifying Round for champions from CL (18 teams, see above)

Bye to next round (determined by draw):
Cork City @1             Irl   1.750

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
APOEL Nicosia @1         Cyp  27.000              FC Santa Coloma @p       And   2.750
The New Saints @1        Wal   5.000              Lincoln Red Imps @p      Gib   2.750
Zrinjski Mostar @1       Bos   3.750              La Fiorita @p            Sma   1.750
F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   3.500
Valletta FC @1           Mlt   3.250
Víkingur @1              Far   3.000
Crusaders Belfast @1     Nir   3.000
Olimpija Ljubljana @1    Slo   2.900
Alashkert FC @1          Arm   2.500
Sutjeska Niksic @1       Mon   2.500
Spartaks Jurmala @1      Lat   1.750
Valur Reykjavik @1       Isl   1.650
Flora Tallinn @1         Est   1.250
Torpedo Kutaisi @1       Geo   1.000
FC Drita @p              Kos   0.000

See UEFA Europa League 2nd round champions path draw for more info.

For the draw of the 2nd round the 18 teams were divided into 3 groups of 6 teams: each group 5 seeded and 1 unseeded team. The draw groups are as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Valletta FC*, Shkendija Tetovo*, Torpedo Kutaisi*, Víkingur*, Spartak Trnava*
unseeded: finalist CL-PR*
Group 2
seeded: winner CL-PR*, Alashkert FC*, Valur Reykjavik*, F91 Dudelange*, Sutjeska Niksic*
unseeded: 1st semi-finalist CL-PR* (FC Santa Coloma or FC Drita)
Group 3
seeded: Flora Tallinn*, Olimpija Ljubljana*, Spartaks Jurmala*, Suduva Marijampole*, Crusaders Belfast*
unseeded: 2nd semi-finalist CL-PR* (La Fiorita or Lincoln Red Imps)

The draw for the 3rd qualifying round is made before the results of the 2nd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 2nd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 2nd qualifying round): Spartak Subotica beat Sparta Praha (34.500), Kairat Almaty beat AZ Alkmaar (25.000), Jagiellonia Bialystok beat Rio Ave (9.449), Hibernian beat Asteras Tripolis (9.000), CSKA Sofia beat Admira Wacker (6.570), Sarpsborg 08 beat FC Sankt Gallen (6.040), Dynamo Brest beat Atromitos FC (5.720), Hapoel Haifa beat FH Hafnarfjardar (5.500), AEK Larnaca beat Dundalk (5.500), Glasgow Rangers beat NK Osijek (5.200), and Pyunik Yerevan beat Tobol Kustanai (3.625).

3rd Qualifying Round (52 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla **               Esp 113.000              Jagiellonia Bialystok ** Pol  (9.449)
Zenit St. Petersburg     Rus  78.000              Zorya Luhansk            Ukr   9.000
FC Basel @2              Sui  71.000              Hibernian *              Sco  (9.000)
Besiktas **              Tur  57.000              Istanbul Basaksehir      Tur   8.500
Olympiakos Piraeus       Gre  54.000              FC Mariupol **           Ukr   8.226
Sturm Graz               Aut (53.500)             Dinamo Minsk *           Bls   8.000
Spartak Subotica *       Srb (34.500)             Hajduk Split **          Cro   7.000
FC København *           Den  34.000              Lech Poznan *            Pol   7.000
Sporting Braga           Por  30.500              CSKA Sofia *             Bul  (6.570)
FCSB **                  Rom  27.500              LASK Linz **             Aut   6.570
AA Gent                  Bel  27.000              FC Luzern                Sui   6.040
Racing Genk **           Bel  27.000              Sarpsborg 08 *           Nor  (6.040)
Kairat Almaty *          Kaz (25.000)             Sigma Olomouc            Cze   6.035
NK Maribor *             Slo  22.500              Vitesse Arnhem **        Ned   6.000
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500              Dynamo Brest **          Bls  (5.720)
Feyenoord                Ned  21.500              Hapoel Haifa **          Isr  (5.500)
Rapid Wien               Aut  21.500              AEK Larnaca **           Cyp  (5.500)
RB Leipzig **            Ger  17.000              Zalgiris Vilnius *       Lit   5.500
Partizan Belgrade *      Srb  17.000              Glasgow Rangers *        Sco  (5.200)
Burnley FC **            Eng  15.921              Brøndby IF               Den   5.190
NK Rijeka                Cro  15.500              FC Nordsjælland *        Den   5.190
Atalanta **              Ita  15.249              AS Trencín *             Svk   5.000
Molde FK *               Nor  12.500              Slovan Bratislava *      Svk   5.000
Girondins Bordeaux **    Fra  11.283              Universitatea Craiova    Rom   4.090
FC Ufa **                Rus  10.676              Pyunik Yerevan *         Arm  (3.625)
Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  10.000              Progrès Niederkorn *     Lux   0.875

See UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round draw for more info.

For the draw of the 3rd round the 52 teams are divided into 4 groups of 10 teams and 1 groups of 12 teams. For the groups with 10 teams the pairs (6 vs 2), (7 vs 5), (1 vs 9), (8 vs 3), and (10 vs 4) were drawn, and for the group with 12 teams the pairs (7 vs 5), (2 vs 10), (3 vs 12), (1 vs 8), (6 vs 9), and (4 vs 11) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Ajax/Sturm-Graz@, Maccabi Tel-Aviv*, NK Rijeka, Burnley FC*, Zenit St. Petersburg
unseeded: Tobol Kustanai*, Dinamo Minsk*, FC Sankt Gallen*, Dundalk*, Istanbul Basaksehir
Group 2
seeded: Racing Genk*, Sporting Braga, PAOK/Basel@, Partizan Belgrade*, Atalanta*
unseeded: Zorya Luhansk, FH Hafnarfjardar*, Vitesse Arnhem*, Lech Poznan*, FC Nordsjælland*
Group 3
seeded: Sevilla*, Molde FK*, AZ Alkmaar*, Rapid Wien, FCSB*
unseeded: Asteras Tripolis*, Hajduk Split*, Sigma Olomouc, Zalgiris Vilnius*, Slovan Bratislava*
Group 4
seeded: Olympiakos Piraeus, Girondins Bordeaux*, NK Maribor*, Feyenoord, FC København*
unseeded: FC Mariupol*, Admira Wacker*, NK Osijek*, FC Luzern, AS Trencín*
Group 5
seeded: Besiktas*, Sparta Praha*, FC Ufa*, RB Leipzig*, AA Gent, Apollon Limassol*
unseeded: Rio Ave*, LASK Linz*, Atromitos FC*, Brøndby IF, Universitatea Craiova, Honvéd Budapest*

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Seeded clubs are drawn against unseeded clubs until there are no seeded or no unseeded clubs left, at which point the draw becomes open and no seeding applies anymore.

3rd Qualifying Round for champions from CL (20 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Ludogorets Razgrad @2    Bul  37.000              APOEL Nicosia @1         Cyp  27.000
Legia Warsaw @2          Pol  24.500              The New Saints @1        Wal   5.000
Sheriff Tiraspol @2      Mol  14.750              Zrinjski Mostar @1       Bos   3.750
FC Midtjylland @2        Den  11.500              F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   3.500
Hapoel Beer-Sheva @2     Isr  10.000              Olimpija Ljubljana @1    Slo   2.900
Rosenborg BK @2          Nor   9.000              Alashkert FC @1          Arm   2.500
HJK Helsinki @2          Fin   8.000              Spartaks Jurmala @1      Lat   1.750
FK Kukësi @2             Alb   4.250              Valur Reykjavik @1       Isl   1.650
CFR Cluj @2              Rom   4.090              Cork City @1             Irl   1.750
Suduva Marijampole @2    Lit   2.000              Torpedo Kutaisi @1       Geo   1.000

For the draw of the 3rd round the 20 teams are divided into 2 groups of 10 teams. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Videoton Fehérvá*r, CFR Cluj*, HJK Helsinki*, Shkendija Tetovo*, Spartak Trnava*
unseeded: Zrinjski Mostar*, Valur Reykjavik*, Alashkert FC*, F91 Dudelange*, Crusaders Belfast*
Group 2
seeded: FC Midtjylland*, FK Kukësi*, Hapoel Beer-Sheva*, Suduva Marijampole*, Rosenborg BK*
unseeded: The New Saints*, Víkingur*, Spartaks Jurmala*, APOEL Nicosia*, Cork City

The draw for the 4th qualifying round is made before the results of the 3rd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 3rd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. The following unseeded teams qualified (and are seeded in the draw with the coefficient of their opponent in the 3rd qualifying round): Zorya Luhansk beat Sporting Braga (30.500), Glasgow Rangers beat NK Maribor (22.500), AS Trencín beat Feyenoord (21.500), Sarpsborg 08 beat NK Rijeka (15.500), and AEK Larnaca beat Sturm Graz (6.570).

4th Qualifying Round (26 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla **               Esp 113.000              Rapid Wien *3            Aut  21.500
Zenit St. Petersburg *3  Rus  78.000              RB Leipzig **            Ger  17.000
FC Basel @2              Sui  71.000              Partizan Belgrade *      Srb  17.000
Besiktas **              Tur  57.000              Burnley FC **            Eng  15.921
Olympiakos Piraeus *3    Gre  54.000              Sarpsborg 08 *           Nor (15.500)
FC København *           Den  34.000              Atalanta **              Ita  15.249
Zorya Luhansk *3         Ukr (30.500)             Molde FK *               Nor  12.500
FCSB **                  Rom  27.500              Girondins Bordeaux **    Fra  11.283
AA Gent *3               Bel  27.000              FC Ufa **                Rus  10.676
Racing Genk **           Bel  27.000              Apollon Limassol *       Cyp  10.000
Glasgow Rangers *        Sco (22.500)             AEK Larnaca **           Cyp  (6.570)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500              Sigma Olomouc *3         Cze   6.035
AS Trencín *             Svk (21.500)             Brøndby IF *3            Den   5.190

For the draw of the 4th round the 26 teams are divided into 2 groups of 8 teams and 1 groups of 10 teams. For the groups with 8 teams the pairs (8 vs 4), (5 vs 1), (3 vs 7), and (6 vs 2) were drawn, and for the group with 10 teams the pairs (1 vs 8), (5 vs 9), (3 vs 7), (2 vs 10), and (4 vs 6) were drawn. The draw groups were as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Maccabi Tel-Aviv*, Besiktas*, AA Gent*, Sevilla*
unseeded: NK Rijeka*, Partizan Belgrade*, Girondins Bordeaux*, Sigma Olomouc*
Group 2
seeded: FC Basel*, FC København*, NK Maribor*, FCSB*
unseeded: Apollon Limassol*, Atalanta*, FC Ufa*, Rapid Wien*
Group 3
seeded: Zenit St. Petersburg*, Olympiakos Piraeus*, Racing Genk*, Sporting Braga*, Feyenoord*
unseeded: RB Leipzig*, Brøndby IF*, Molde FK*, Sturm Graz*, Burnley FC*

Below it is assumed that lowest seeded teams of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League qualify for the 4th qualifying round of the Europa League, and that the highest seeded teams of the 3rd EL-qualifying round for champions qualify for this round.

In this round the clubs eliminated in the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Seeded clubs are drawn against unseeded clubs until there are no seeded or no unseeded clubs left, at which point the draw becomes open and no seeding applies anymore.

4th Qualifying Round for champions from CL (16 teams)

Seeded teams                   coef.              Unseeded teams                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Celtic @3                Sco  31.000              Ludogorets Razgrad @2    Bul  37.000
FK Astana @3             Kaz  21.750              APOEL Nicosia @1         Cyp  27.000
Garabag Agdam @3         Azb  20.500              Sheriff Tiraspol @2      Mol  14.750
Malmö FF @3              Swe  14.000              FC Midtjylland @2        Den  11.500
Shkendija Tetovo @3      Mac   3.500              Rosenborg BK @2          Nor   9.000
Spartak Trnava @3        Svk   3.500              CFR Cluj @2              Rom   4.090
                                                  F91 Dudelange @1         Lux   3.500
                                                  Olimpija Ljubljana @1    Slo   2.900
                                                  Suduva Marijampole @2    Lit   2.000
                                                  Torpedo Kutaisi @1       Geo   1.000

For the draw of the 4th round for champions the 16 teams are divided into 2 groups of 8 teams: each group 3 seeded and 5 unseeded teams. The draw groups are as follows:
Group 1
seeded: Shkendija Tetovo*, Spartak Trnava*, Dinamo Zagreb*
unseeded: Legia Warsaw*, CFR Cluj*, HJK Helsinki*, Rosenborg BK*, APOEL Nicosia*
Group 2
seeded: Videoton Fehérvár*, AEK Athens*, BATE Borisov*
unseeded: Ludogorets Razgrad*, Sheriff Tiraspol*, Suduva Marijampole*, FC Midtjylland*, FK Kukësi*

Once the 4th qualifying round (or play-off round) has been completed, the 48 remaining clubs are drawn into twelve groups of four clubs each. Clubs from the same association will not be drawn into the same group.

Below it is assumed that lowest seeded teams of the 4th qualifying round of the Champions League qualify for the group stage of the Europa League, and that the highest seeded teams of the 4th EL-qualifying round also qualify.

Group Stage (48 teams)

Pot 1                          coef.              Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
Sevilla **               Esp 113.000              Sporting CP Lisbon       Por  40.000
Arsenal                  Eng  93.000              Ludogorets Razgrad @2    Bul  37.000
Chelsea                  Eng  82.000              FC København *           Den  34.000
Zenit St. Petersburg *3  Rus  78.000              Olympique Marseille      Fra  32.000
FC Basel @2              Sui  71.000              Celtic @3                Sco  31.000
Bayer Leverkusen         Ger  66.000              PAOK Thessaloniki @4     Gre  29.500
Besiktas **              Tur  57.000              AC Milan                 Ita  28.000
Olympiakos Piraeus *3    Gre  54.000              FCSB **                  Rom  27.500
Ajax @4                  Ned  53.500              APOEL Nicosia @1         Cyp  27.000
Villarreal               Esp  52.000              AA Gent *3               Bel  27.000
Anderlecht               Bel  48.000              Racing Genk **           Bel  27.000
Lazio                    Ita  41.000              Fenerbahçe @3            Tur  23.500


Pot 3                          coef.              Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------     ------------------------ --- ----------------
FK Krasnodar             Rus  23.500              Stade Rennais            Fra  11.283
Maccabi Tel-Aviv *       Isr  22.500              Red Star Belgrade @4     Srb  10.750
Real Betis               Esp  21.399              FC Ufa **                Rus  10.676
Garabag Agdam @3         Azb  20.500              Rosenborg BK @2          Nor   9.000
BATE Borisov @4          Bls  20.500              Vorskla Poltava          Ukr   8.226
Dinamo Zagreb @4         Cro  17.500              Slavia Praha @3          Cze   7.500
RB Leipzig **            Ger  17.000              Akhisarspor              Tur   7.160
Eintracht Frankfurt      Ger  14.285              FK Jablonec              Cze   6.035
Malmö FF @3              Swe  14.000              AS Trencín *             Svk   5.000
Spartak Moscow @3        Rus  13.500              Videoton Fehérvár @4     Hun   4.250
Standard Liège @3        Bel  12.500              CFR Cluj @2              Rom   4.090
FC Zürich                Sui  12.000              Spartak Trnava @3        Svk   3.500

The twelve group-winners and twelve runners-up of the group stage qualify for the second round. The clubs that finish this stage in third or fourth position in their group are eliminated. The 24 teams that qualify are join with 8 teams from the Champions League who finished at the 3rd position in the CL group.

The draw for the 2nd round takes the following rules into account:
a) Clubs from the same association must not be drawn against each other,
b) The 12 group-winners and the 4 best third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage are drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-ranked teams in the Champions League group stage,
c) The winners and runners-up of the same group cannot be drawn against each other,
d) Group-winners and the 4 best third-ranked in the Champions League group stage play the return leg at home.

Round 2 (32 teams)

12 EL group winners and                 12 EL group runners-up and
 4 best CL group third-ranked            4 worst CL group third-ranked
------------------------ ---            ------------------------ ---
.                                       .

For the draw of the round of 16, the quarter-finals and semi-finals no clubs will be seeded.

KEY:
*p=team started in preliminary round
*=team started in 1st qualifying round
**=team started in 2nd qualifying round
*3=team started in 3rd qualifying round
*4=team started in 4th qualifying round
@p=team started in CL preliminary round
@1=team started in CL 1st qualifying round
@2=team started in CL 2nd qualifying round
@3=team started in CL 3rd qualifying round
@4=team started in CL 4th qualifying round
#=qualified for round 2 from group stage of the Champions League


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