Seedings set for Europa League draw

The 48-team lineup for the UEFA Europa League group stage is complete and holders Club Atlético de Madrid are among the 12 top seeds for the draw at 13.00CET in Monaco.

Friday's draw will involve 48 clubs from 24 associations
Friday's draw will involve 48 clubs from 24 associations ©Sportsfile

The lineup for today's 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage draw has been completed, with the 48 contenders divided into four seeded pots.

This week's 37 play-off winners join holders Club Atlético de Madrid and  the ten losing sides from the UEFA Champions League play-off round in today's group stage draw which will take place from 13.00CET at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. It will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

The 48 sides are split into four seeding pots, with one from each being drawn into the 12 groups, though no team can meet another from the same association. Seeds are based on UEFA's coefficient system with Atlético joined in Pot 1 by 11 other leading clubs. Former European champions Liverpool FC, FC Porto, PSV Eindhoven and Juventus are among them, plus past UEFA Cup winners Sevilla FC, PFC CSKA Moskva and FC Zenit St. Petersburg, as well as Villarreal CF, Sporting Clube de Portugal, VfB Stuttgart and AZ Alkmaar.

Sevilla and Zenit are among ten teams transferring from the UEFA Champions League play-off round, along with AC Sparta Praha, BSC Young Boys, FC Dynamo Kyiv, FC Salzburg, FC Sheriff, RSC Anderlecht, Rosenborg BK and UC Sampdoria. In all 24 associations are represented in the draw with four teams each from Spain and Italy.

Games will be played on 16 and 30 September, 22 October, 4 November, 1/2, and 15/16 December. Where possible, teams from the same association will kick off at different times and, on Matchdays 5 and 6, on separate days. In the round of 32 and round of 16 draws in Nyon on 17 December, the top two sides from each section will be joined by the eight teams which finish third in their UEFA Champions League group.

UEFA Europa League group stage draw
Seeding Club Coefficent
Pot 1
1 Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP, holders)
63.951
2 Liverpool FC (ENG) 115.371
3 Sevilla FC (ESP)
108.951
4 FC Porto (POR)
76.659
5 Villarreal CF (ESP) 70.951
6 PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS) 66.758
7 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
66.309
8 FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) 61.258
9 Juventus (ITA)
59.867
10 Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
57.659
11 VfB Stuttgart (GER)
52.841
12 AZ Alkmaar (NED)
48.309
Pot 2
13 FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU) 47.898
14 LOSC Lille Métropole (FRA)
46.748
15 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
42.910
16 RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
42.580
17 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
40.841
18 Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
39.748
19 Club Brugge KV (BEL)
36.580
20 US Città di Palermo (ITA)
35.867
21 Getafe CF (ESP)
33.951
22 Beşiktaş JK (TUR) 33.890
23 Manchester City FC (ENG) 33.371
24 UC Sampdoria (ITA)
30.867
Pot 3
25 AC Sparta Praha (CZE) 27.395
26 AEK Athens FC (GRE) 25.979
27 FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) 25.410
28 PFC Levski Sofia (BUL) 25.400
29 Rosenborg BK (NOR)
23.980
30 FC Salzburg (AUT)
19.915
31 PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL) 15.400
32 Odense BK (DEN) 14.970
33 SSC Napoli (ITA)
14.867
34 BV Borussia Dortmund (GER)
14.841
35 NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 14.466
36 FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
13.308
Pot 4
37 Aris Thessaloniki FC (GRE)
12.979
38 SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
11.915
39 PAOK FC (GRE) 11.479
40 KKS Lech Poznań (POL) 11.008
41 FC Karpaty Lviv (UKR)
7.910
42 BSC Young Boys (SUI)
7.675
43 FC Utrecht (NED) 7.309
44 KAA Gent (BEL)
6.580
45 FC Lausanne-Sport (SUI)
5.675
46 FC Sheriff (MDA) 5.458
47 Debreceni VSC (HUN)
5.350
48 HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
3.466