2008/09 Access list

Former European champions AC Milan, SL Benfica and FK Crvena Zvezda were among the entrants for a 2008/09 UEFA Cup campaign that ends in Istanbul.

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Former European champions AC Milan, SL Benfica and FK Crvena Zvezda were among the initial entrants for the 2008/09 UEFA Cup along with past trophy winners Valencia CF, Sevilla FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Competitors
In the last edition before the launch of the new UEFA Europa League and a 48-team group stage in 2009/10, 157 sides were in the running for FC Zenit St. Petersburg's title, including the last eleven UEFA Intertoto Cup winners and 24 entrants from the UEFA Champions League. Zenit themselves began in the senior competition but a third-place group finish meant they transferred to the UEFA Cup knockout phase. Even before their move there was a strong list of entants, starting from the first qualifying round when Manchester City FC, whose stadium was the venue for the 2007/08 final, were one of three Fair Play entrants.

Road to Istanbul
In all 74 teams went into the first qualifying round, drawn on 1 July and played later that month, with 27 sides including the last set of Intertoto winners joining at the next stage. The 32 second qualifying round winners joined 32 automatic entrants and the 16 teams eliminated in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round in the first round, which produced the 40 group stage entrants. The top three in those pools moved into the knockout phase with the eight third-place UEFA Champions League teams, which included Zenit. The final will be played on 20 May at Istanbul's Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

2008/09 UEFA Cup access list
(does not include 24 entrants who began in the UEFA Champions League)

IOC Round Club Coefficient
ESP 1st Valencia CF* 83.837
ESP 1st Sevilla FC 102.837
ESP 1st Real Racing Club Santander 24.837
ENG 1st Portsmouth FC* 24.996
ENG 1st Everton FC 43.996
ENG 1st Tottenham Hotspur FC*** 55.996
ENG Q1 Manchester City FC**** 30.996
ITA 1st AC Milan 119.934
ITA 1st UC Sampdoria 29.834
ITA 1st Udinese Calcio 34.934
FRA 1st AS Nancy-Lorraine 25.380
FRA 1st AS Saint-Etienne 17.380
FRA 1st Paris Saint-Germain FC*** 37.380
GER 1st Hamburger SV 52.078
GER 1st VfL Wolfsburg 16.078
GER 1st BV Borussia Dortmund** 21.078
GER Q1 Hertha BSC Berlin**** 27.078
POR 1st SL Benfica 77.176
POR 1st CS Marítimo 15.176
POR 1st Vitória FC 15.176
ROU 1st FC Rapid Bucureşti 41.398
ROU 1st FC Dinamo 1848 Bucureşti 36.398
ROU 1st AFC Unirea Valahorum Urziceni 13.398
ROU 1st FCU Politehnica Timisoara 13.398
NED 1st Feyenoord* 33.610
NED 1st AFC Ajax 51.610
NED 1st SC Heerenveen 35.610
NED 1st NEC Nijmegen 12.610
RUS 1st PFC CSKA Moskva* 59.437
RUS Q2 FC Moskva 14.437
SCO 1st Motherwell FC 11.013
SCO Q2 Queen of the South FC** 11.013
UKR 1st FC Metalist Kharkiv 10.932
UKR Q2 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 31.932
BEL 1st Club Brugge KV* 41.810
BEL Q2 KAA Gent** 8.810
CZE 1st FC Baník Ostrava 11.496
CZE Q2 FC Slovan Liberec** 16.496
TUR 1st Kayserispor 11.469
TUR Q2 Beşiktaş JK 40.469
GRE Q2 AEK Athens FC 31.525
GRE Q2 Aris Thessaloniki FC** 19.525
BUL Q2 PFC Litex Lovech* 18.644
BUL Q2 PFC Lokomotiv Sofia 11.644
BUL Q1 PFC Cherno More Varna 7.644
SUI Q2 BSC Young Boys 7.993
SUI Q2 FC Zürich 16.993
SUI Q1 AC Bellinzona** 7.993
NOR Q2 Lillestrøm SK* 7.400
NOR Q2 Stabæk IF 7.400
NOR Q1 Viking FC 12.400
ISR Q2 Maccabi Netanya FC 5.197
ISR Q1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC 5.197
ISR Q1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC** 21.197
SRB Q2 FK Crvena Zvezda 18.527
SRB Q1 FK Vojvodina 5.527
SRB Q1 FK Borac 5.527
DEN Q1 Brøndby IF* 18.748
DEN Q1 FC Midtjylland 6.748
DEN Q1 FC København 23.748
DEN Q1 FC Nordsjælland**** 6.748
AUT Q1 FC Salzburg 10.840
AUT Q1 FK Austria Wien 31.840
POL Q1 Legia Warszawa* 4.973
POL Q1 KKS Lech Poznań 6.973
HUN Q1 Debreceni VSC 10.960
HUN Q1 Győri ETO FC 3.960
SVK Q1 MŠK Žilina 4.070
SVK Q1 FC Spartak Trnava** 4.070
CRO Q1 NK Slaven Koprivnica 3.836
CRO Q1 HNK Hajduk Split** 6.836
CYP Q1 APOEL FC* 3.327
CYP Q1 AC Omonia 3.327
SWE Q1 Kalmar FC* 4.518
SWE Q1 Djurgårdens IF FF 6.518
SVN Q1 NK IB Ljubljana* 3.272
SVN Q1 FC Koper 3.272
BIH Q1 NK Zrinjski* 2.805
BIH Q1 NK Široki Brijeg 2.805
LVA Q1 SK Liepájas Metalurgs 2.915
LVA Q1 JFK Olimps** 2.915
LTU Q1 FK Suduva 2.640
LTU Q1 FK Vetra** 2.640
FIN Q1 FC Haka 3.176
FIN Q1 FC Honko Espoo** 3.176
MDA Q1 FC Dacia Chisinau 2.475
MDA Q1 FC Nistru Otaci** 2.475
IRL Q1 Cork City FC* 2.420
IRL Q1 Saint Patrick's Athletic FC 2.420
GEO Q1 FC Zestafoni* 1.925
GEO Q1 FC WIT Georgia 1.925
LIE Q1 FC Vaduz* 1.815
MKD Q1 FK Milano 2.090
MKD Q1 FK Pelister 2.090
ISL Q1 FH Hafnarfjördur* 2.980
ISL Q1 ÍA Akranes 1.980
BLR Q1 FC MTZ-RIPO Minsk* 1.760
BLR Q1 FC Gomel 1.760
ALB Q1 KS Vllaznia* 1.210
ALB Q1 FK Partizani 1.210
EST Q1 FC Flora* 1.430
EST Q1 FC TVMK Tallinn 1.430
ARM Q1 FC Ararat Yerevan* 1.210
ARM Q1 FC Banants 1.210
AZE Q1 FK Khazar Lenkoran* 1.265
AZE Q1 FK Olimpik Baku 1.265
KAZ Q1 FC Tobol Kostanay* 0.852
KAZ Q1 FC Shakhtyor Karagandy 0.852
NIR Q1 Glentoran FC 0.770
NIR Q1 Cliftonville FC 0.770
WAL Q1 Bangor City FC 0.770
WAL Q1 The New Saints FC 0.770
FRO Q1 EB Streymur 0.605
FRO Q1 B36 Tórshavn 0.605
LUX Q1 CS Grevenmacher* 0.495
LUX Q1 FC Racing Union Luxembourg 0.495
MLT Q1 Birkirkara FC* 0.275
MLT Q1 Marsaxlokk FC 0.275
MNE Q1 FK Mogren* 0.165
MNE Q1 FK Zeta 0.165
AND Q1 UE Sant Julià* 0.165
SMR Q1 AC Juvenes-Dogana** 0.082
UIC/SUI Q2 Grasshopper-Club
UIC/ROU Q2 SC Vaslui
UIC/AUT Q2 SK Sturm Graz
UIC/FRA Q2 Stade Rennais FC
UIC/ESP Q2 RC Deportivo La Coruña
UIC/ENG Q2 Aston Villa FC
UIC/POR Q2 SC Braga
UIC/ITA Q2 SSC Napoli
UIC/NOR Q2 Rosenborg BK
UIC/SWE Q2 IF Elfsborg
UIC/GER Q2 VfB Stuttgart

* domestic cup winners
** losing domestic cup finalists
*** domestic league cup winners
**** Fair Play winners
***** UEFA Intertoto Cup winners

2008/09 UEFA Cup draw schedule
Date
Location Draw details
01.07.2008, 13.30CET Nyon First qualifying round
01.08.2008, 13.30CET Nyon Second qualifying round
29.08.2008, 13.00CET Monaco First round
07.10.2008, 12.00CET Nyon Group stage
19.12.2008, 13.00CET Nyon Round of 32 and Round of 16
20.03.2009, 13.00CET Nyon Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final

2008/09 UEFA Cup match calendar
Stage Dates
First qualifying round, 1st leg 17.07.2008
First qualifying round, 2nd leg 31.07.2008
Second qualifying round, 1st leg 14.08.2008
Second qualifying round, 2nd leg 28.08.2008
First round, 1st leg 18.09.2008
First round, 2nd leg 02.10.2008
Group stage, Matchday 1 23.10.2008
Group stage, Matchday 2 06.11.2008
Group stage, Matchday 3 27.11.2008
Group stage, Matchday 4 03/04.12.2008
Group stage, Matchday 5 17/18.12.2008
Round of 32, first leg 18/19.02.2009
Round of 32, second leg 26.02.2009
Round of 16, first leg 12.03.2009
Round of 16, second leg 18/19.03.2009
Quarter-finals, first leg 09.04.2009
Quarter-finals, second leg 16.04.2009
Semi-finals, first leg 30.04.2009
Semi-finals, second leg 07.05.2009
Final (Şükrü Saraçoglu Stadium, Istanbul) 20.05.2009

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