Seeding for the UEFA-Intertoto Cup
Number of teams that every country could admit to UIC was determined by
UEFA Ranking (1989/90-1993/94) just as
number of teams for the UEFA Cup 1995/96 (positions 1-3 had 4 berths,
4-8 had 3 berths, 9-21 had 2 berths, 22-36 had 1 berth). Italy left its
1 place, Spain - 2, Portugal and England - 3, Greece - 1, Scotland - 2.
Four of these berths were replaced to countries placed 37-42 in ranking
(excluding Liechtenstein and Luxembourg not competing in UIC): Slovakia,
Belarus, Faroe Islands, Czech Republic. Number of teams were then equal
to 60 (3*4 + 5*3 + 13*2 + 15*1 - 12 + 4). Basing on this ranking teams
from respective countries were divided into 5 pots. These pots looked
like that (numbers given in parentheses: berths occupied/berths available).
- First: Italy (3/4), France (4/4), Germany (4/4),
Belgium (1 team of 3/3);
- Second: Belgium (2 teams of 3/3), Spain (1/3), Russia (3/3),
Yugoslavia (2/2), Netherlands (2/2), Austria (2/2);
- Third: Greece (1/2), Turkey (2/2), Switzerland (2/2), Denmark (2/2),
Romania (2/2), Sweden (2/2), Poland (1 team of 2/2);
- Fourth: Poland (1 team of 2/2), Israel (2/2), Bulgaria (2/2),
Hungary (1/1), Norway (1/1), Latvia (1/1), Ukraine (1/1), Iceland (1/1),
Finland (1/1), Cyprus (1/1);
- Fifth: Wales (1/1), Albania (1/1), Slovenia (1/1), Croatia (1/1),
Nth. Ireland (1/1), Ireland (1/1), Malta (1/1), Georgia (1/1), Slovakia (1/1),
Belarus (1/1), Faroe Islands (1/1), Czech Republic (1/1).
To each of 12 groups 1 team from each pot have been drawn.
Later 3 Italian teams, 1 Spanish, Albanian were removed from the
competition (they resigned ?, UEFA didn't admit them ?). One Greek team
was not admitted because of insecurity of Greek stadiums (thanks
to Bas Kammenga for information). Draw had been made so UEFA replaced
Italian teams with Austrian, Turkish and Danish; Spanish with Swedish,
Greek with Lithuanian and Albanian with Estonian without changing the seeding.
Seeding for the Champions' League
To the Champions' League UEFA allows countries placed 1-23 in
UEFA Ranking (1991/92-1995/96) and CL defender
- Juventus. Teams were divided into 3 pots:
- First (freed from the preliminary round, countries ranked 1-7 and defender):
Juventus, AC Milan, AJ Auxerre, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax,
FC Porto, Manchester United.
- Second (seeded in the preliminary round, countries ranked 8-15): Club Brugge,
Panathinaikos, Alania, Fenerbahce, Brondby, Rapid Wien, IFK Goteborg,
- Third (unseeded in the preliminary round, countries ranked 16-23): Slavia
Praha, Glasgow Rangers, Rosenborg, Dinamo Kyiv, Ferencvaros, Steaua, Widzew,
To each Champions' League group two teams freed from the preliminary round
and two winners of the preliminary round were drawn.
Seeding for the Cup Winners' Cup
Teams were divided into 3 pots
(UEFA Ranking (1991/92-1995/96)):
- First (freed, 1-14 and defender): PSG, Fiorentina, Olympique Nimes,
Barcelona, FC Kaiserslautern, PSV Eindhoven, Benfica Lisboa, Liverpool,
Cercle Brugge, AEK Athine, Locomotiv Moskva, Galatasaray, Arhus GF,
Sturm Graz, AIK Stockholm.
- Second (seeded, 15-31): FC Sion, Sparta Praha, Hearts, Brann Bergen,
Nyva Vynnitsa, Kispest Budapest, Gloria Bistrita, Ruch Chorzow,
Hapoel Rishon, AEK Larnaca, Varteks Varazdin, Universitate Riga, Chemlon
Humenne, Olimpija Ljubljana, Dinamo Batumi, KR Reykjavik, MyPa Anjalankoski.
- Third (unseeded, 32-48): Levski Sofija, MPKC Mozyr, Glentoran Belfast,
Sloga Skopje, Constructorul, Shelbourne, La Valetta, Kareda-Sakalas, Flamurtari
Vlore, Union Luxembourg, HB Thorshavn, FC Vaduz, Llansantffraid, Kotaik Abovyan,
Sadam Tallinn, Crvena Zvezda, Garabag Agdam.
In the first round 15 teams freed from the preliminary round and the best
winner of the preliminary round (by ranking) were seeded and the remaining
In the second round 8 best remaining teams were seeded and the rest
Seeding for the UEFA Cup
Number of teams is determined by
UEFA Ranking (1990/91-1994/95).
Teams ranked 1-3 have 4 teams, 4-8 have 3 teams, 9-21 have 2 teams,
rest have 1 team without Liechtenstein, three best countries in Fair Play
competition (Sweden, Russia, Finland) have one extra team. Also countries
(ranked 24-48 in UEFA Ranking (1991/92-1995/96)
without Liechtenstein) not competing in CL have their champions in UEFA Cup.
That gives 106 teams (80 - 1 + 3 + 25 - 1). Teams were divided into 4 pots
(UEFA Ranking (1991/92-1995/96)):
- First (26 best teams and defender): Bayern Munchen, Lazio, AS Roma,
AC Parma, Inter, Metz, Monaco, Lens, Montpellier, Valencia, Espanyol,
Tenerife, Schalke 04, Borussia M-G, Hamburger SV, Feyenoord Rotterdam,
Roda Kerkrade, Sporting Lisboa, Boavista Porto, Vitoria Guimaraes,
Aston Villa, Newcastle, Arsenal London, Anderlecht, Germinal Ekeren,
RWD Molenbeek, Olympiakos.
- Second (25 teams): Iraklis Thesaloniki, Spartak Moskva, Dinamo Moskva,
Torpedo Moskva, CSKA Moskva, Trabzonspor, Besiktas, OB Odense, Lyngby BK,
Tirol Innsbruck, Grazer AK, Helsingborgs, Halmstads, Malmo FF, Neuchatel
Xamax, FC Aarau, Sigma Olomouc, Aberdeen, Celtic Glasgow, Molde FK, Bodo
Glimt, Chornomorets Odessa, BVSC Dreher, National Bucuresti, Rapid Bucuresti.
- Third (27 teams): Legia Warszawa, Hutnik Krakow, Maccabi Haifa,
Beitar Jerusalem, Apoel Nicosia, Anorthosis Famagusta, Croatia Zagreb, Hajduk
Split, Skonto Riga, Dinaburg, Slovan Bratislava, FC Kosice, HIT Nova Gorica,
Mura Murska Sobota, Dinamo Tbilisi, Margveti Zestafoni, Akranes,
IBV Vestmannaeyjar, Haka Valkeakoski, HJK Helsinki, Jazz Pori, Slavia Sofija,
Lokomotiv Sofija, Dinamo Minsk, Dinamo'93 Minsk, Portadown, Crusaders Belfast.
- Fourth (27 teams): Sileks Kratovo, Vardar Skopje, Zimbru,
Tiligul Tiraspol, St.Patrick's Athletic, Bohemians Dublin, Sliema Wanderers,
Floriana La Valetta, Inkaras-Grifas, Zhalgiris Vilnius, Tirane, Teuta Durres,
Jeunesse d'Esch, CS Grevenmacher, GI Gotu, B 71 Sandoyar, Barry Town, Newtown,
Pyounik Erevan, Shirak Gyumri, Lantana Tallinn, Flora Tallinn, Partizan Beograd,
Vojvodina Novi Sad, Becej, Neftchi Baku, Khazri Buzovna.
In the preliminary round teams from the 3rd pot were seeded and teams
from the 4th pot were unseeded. In the qualifying round teams from
2nd pot and best winner of the preliminary round (by ranking) were seeded and
the remaining winners unseeded. That gives 64 teams (26 from the qualifying
round, 27 teams from the 1st pot, freed from the preliminaries,
3 teams from UEFA-Intertoto Cup, 8 losers from Champions' League preliminary
In the first and second round top 16 teams from the ranking were seeded.
For that ranking each club receive sum of averages from 5 previous seasons.
Averages are ratios of: points achieved by number of matches.
Preliminary rounds are not in charge for that ranking.
Seeding for the European Cups (1979/80-1997/98)
Prepared and maintained by Pawel Mogielnicki