Seeding for the Champions' League
Teams are divided into 4 pots. The decisive ranking is
UEFA Ranking (1993/94-1997/98) as
in last season.
- First (directly to Champions' League; (trophy holder), champions
and 2nd teams from countries ranked 1-6, champions from countries
ranked 7-10) - 16 teams: Manchester United, AC Milan, Lazio, Bayern,
Bayer Leverkusen, Barcelona, Real, Bordeaux, Olympique Marseille,
Feyenoord, Willem II, Arsenal, FC Porto, Olympiakos, Sparta Praha,
- Second (directly to the 3rd qualifying round; 3rd and 4th teams from
countries 1-3, 3rd teams from countries 4-6, 2nd teams from countries 7-9,
champions from countries 11-16) - 18 teams: Fiorentina, AC Parma, Hertha
Berlin, Borussia Dortmund, Mallorca, Valencia, Lyon, PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea,
Boavista, AEK Athine, Teplice, Sturm, Spartak Moskva, Croatia Zagreb,
Galatasaray, AB Alborg, Servette.
- Third (directly to the 2nd qualifying round; 2nd teams from countries
10-15, champions from countries 17-29) - 19 teams: Molde FK, Rapid Wien,
CSKA Moskva, Rijeka, Besiktas, Brondby IF, Dinamo Kyiv, Widzew Lodz, MTK
Budapest, RC Genk, Slovan, Rapid Bucuresti, AIK Stockholm, Dinamo Tbilisi,
Anorthosis, Glasgow Rangers, Hapoel Haifa, Maribor, Dnepr-Transmash Mogilyov.
- Fourth (to the 1st qualifying round; champions from countries 30-50
without Andorra, Bosnia and Liechtenstein) - 18 teams: IBV Vestmannaeyjar,
Haka Valkeaoski, Skonto Riga, Litex Lovetch, Sloga Skopje, Zalgiris Vilnius,
Partizan, Zimbru, Flora Tallinn, Tsement Ararat, Glentoran,
Valetta, Barry Town, St.Patrick's Athletic, HB, SK Tirana, Jeunesse, Kapaz
Champions of Andorra moved to the UEFA Cup. Liechtenstein doesn't have
18 teams from the 4th pot play in the 1st qualifying round.
9 winners together with 19 teams from the 3rd pot play in the 2nd qualifying
round. 14 winners together with 18 teams from the 2nd pot play in the 3rd
qualifying round. 16 winners and 16 teams from the 1st pot play in the
Seeding for the UEFA Cup
Number of teams is determined by
UEFA Ranking (1993/94-1997/98).
Fair Play competition winner (Scotland) and two countries drawn
from positions 2-9 have one extra team. Andorra is represented by
Teams are divided into 2 pots
(UEFA Ranking (1993/94-1997/98)) again:
- First (directly to first round; (trophy holder), cup winners, 5th and 6th
teams from countries 1-3, cup winners, 4th and 5th teams from countries 4-6,
cup winners, 3th, 4th and 5th teams from countries 7-8, cup winners from
countries 9-21, 3 UEFA-Intertoto Cup winners) - 42 teams: Bologna, Roma, Udinese,
Werder, FC Kaiserslautern, Wolfsburg, Atletico, Celta, La Coruna, FC Nantes,
RC Lens, AS Monaco, Ajax, Vitesse Arnhem, Roda JC Kerkrade, Newcastle United,
Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Beira Mar, Benfica, Sporting, Vitoria Setubal,
Panathinaikos, PAOK, Ionikos, Aris, Slavia Praha, Stabaek, LASK Linz, Zenit
St.Petersburg, NK Osijek, Fenerbahce*, AB Kobenhavn, Lausanne-Sports, Karpaty
Lvov, Amica Wronki, Debreceni VSC-Epona, Lierse SK, Dukla Banska Bystrica,
(UIC), (UIC), (UIC).
- Second (3 Fair-Play competition winners, 3rd teams from countries 9-15,
2nd and 3rd teams from countries 16-21, cup winners and 2nd teams
from countries 22-50 without Andorra, Bosnia and Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
cup winner, Andorra champion) - 76 teams:
Kilmarnock, Bodo/Glimt, FC Tulevik Viljandi, Sigma, Viking, Grazer AK,
Lokomotiv Moskva, Hajduk Split, Ankaragucu*, Lyngby BK, Grasshopper-Club,
FC Zurich, Shachtar Donetsk, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih, Legia Warszawa, Lech Poznan,
Ferencvaros, Ujpest, Club Brugge, RSC Anderlecht, Inter Bratislava, Spartak
Trnava, Steaua Bucuresti, Dinamo Bucuresti, IFK Goteborg, Helsingborgs IF,
Torpedo Kutaisi, Lokomotiv Tbilisi, Apoel, Omonia, Celtic, St.Johnstone,
Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Olimpija Ljubljana, HIT Nova Gorica,
Belshina Bobruysk, BATE Borisov, Leiftur, KR Reykjavik, HJK Helsinki,
VPS Vaasa, FK Riga, Metalurgs Liepaja, CSKA Sofia, Levski Sofia, Vardar Skopje,
Sileks Kratovo, Kareda Siauliai, FBK Kaunas, Crvena Zvezda, Vojvodina Novi Sad,
Serif Tiraspol, Constructorul, FC Vaduz, Levadia Maardu, FC Lantana,
Shirak Gyumri, FK Erevan, Portadown, Linfield, Birkirkara, Sliema,
Inter Cardiff, Cwmbran Town, Bray Wanderers, Cork City, KI, B 36, Vllaznia
Shkoder, Bylis Ballshi, Monderchange, Dudelange, Neftchi Baku, Shamkir,
76 teams from the 2nd pot play in the preliminary round.
38 winners, 42 teams from the 1st pot and 16 losers from Champions' League 3rd
qualifying round play in the first round. 48 winners play in the second round.
24 winners and 8 teams 3rd in groups of CL play in the third round.
The seeding within the specific qualifying rounds will be determined by the
combined club and associations' coefficient of the single participants
(100% + 50%). This means for instance that the club currently second in the
UEFA Champions League table, AC Milan, may drop down considering that they
did not play in Europe during last two seasons.
* - see UEFA Notes
Seeding for the European Cups (1979/80-1999/00)
Created: 6 Jun 1999
Last updated: 29 Jun 1999
Corrections: 1 Jun 2000
Prepared and maintained by Pawel Mogielnicki