Unqualified successes: UEFA club qualifying records

As we prepare for the first draws of 2017/18, UEFA.com celebrates the parallel world Cristiano Ronaldos and Lionel Messis – the record holders in the preliminary rounds.

Saša Ilić made more UEFA qualifying competition appearances than any other player
Saša Ilić made more UEFA qualifying competition appearances than any other player ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a player in UEFA club qualifying competitions*
69: Saša Ilić (Partizan, Galatasaray, Salzburg)
57: Costas Charalambides (APOEL, Panathinaikos, AEK Larnaca)
55: Vitali Rodionov (BATE Borisov)
55: Rashad F Sadygov (Neftçi, Kayserispor, Qarabağ)
52: Stefan Ishizaki (AIK, Elfsborg, Vålerenga)

Tavares: 17 goals in UEFA club qualifiers
Tavares: 17 goals in UEFA club qualifiers©UEFA.com

Most goals by a player in UEFA club qualifying competitions*
17= Mihails Miholaps (Skonto)
17= Tavares (APOEL, Maribor)
16= Teemu Pukki (HJK Helsinki, Schalke, Celtic, Brøndby)
16= Vīts Rimkus (Skonto, Ventspils, Ekranas)
15: Omar Er Rafik (Differdange)

Most appearances by a club in UEFA club qualifying competitions*
99: Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
92: Partizan (SRB)
86: Rosenborg (NOR)

*includes qualifying competitions for UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup