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Europa Conference League group stage: meet the teams

Get the basics on the 32 teams in the inaugural group stage.

José Mourinho's Roma are among the group stage contenders
José Mourinho's Roma are among the group stage contenders Getty Images

Get to grips with the 32 teams looking to make it all the way to the UEFA Europa Conference League final in Tirana.

UEFA.com profiles all the contenders.

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UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on the UEFA Europa Conference League
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on the UEFA Europa Conference League

Alashkert (ARM)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 179
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 1-0agg vs Rangers
Last season: UEFA Europa League first qualifying round (L 1-0 vs Renova)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 204
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 2-1agg vs Hapoel Beer-Sheva
Last season: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (L 3-2 vs Basel)
Best European performance: UEFA Champions League group stage (2008/09), UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

AZ Alkmaar (NED)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 66
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 3-2agg vs Celtic
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (third in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Cup runners-up (1980/81)

Basel (SUI)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 29
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, 4-4agg vs Hammarby, aet, Basel win 4-3 on pens
Last season: UEFA Europa League play-offs (L 3-1 vs CSKA-Sofia)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League semi-finals (2012/13)

UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled
UEFA Europa Conference League trophy unveiled

Bodø/Glimt (NOR)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 264
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-2agg vs Žalgiris Vilnius
Last season: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (L 3-2 vs AC Milan)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22) 

CFR Cluj (ROU)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 97
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 6-1agg vs Crvena zvezda
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (third in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (2012/13, 2019/20)

Copenhagen (DEN)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 36
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 7-1agg vs Sivasspor
Last season: UEFA Europa League play-offs (L 1-0 vs Rijeka)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (2019/20)

CSKA-Sofia (BUL)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 138
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-2agg vs Plzeň, aet
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (fourth in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League group stage (2020/21), UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22) 

Feyenoord (NED)

Feyenoord were European champions in 1970
Feyenoord were European champions in 1970Popperfoto via Getty Images

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 68
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 6-3agg vs Elfsborg
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (third in section)
Best European performance: European Cup winners (1969/70), UEFA Cup winners (1973/74, 2001/02)

Flora Tallinn (EST)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 181
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 5-2agg vs Shamrock Rovers
Last season: UEFA Europa League play-offs (L 3-1 vs Dinamo Zagreb)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

Gent (BEL)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 61
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-1agg vs Raków Częstochowa
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (fourth in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Cup quarter-finals (1991/92)

HJK Helsinki (FIN)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 211
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 6-2agg vs Fenerbahçe
Last season
: did not feature in UEFA club competition
Best European performance: European Cup round of 16 (1974/75, 1982/83), European Cup Winners' Cup round of 16 (1985/86)

Jablonec (CZE)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 162
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 8-1agg vs Žilina
Last season: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (L 5-3 vs Dunajská Streda)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League group stage (2018/19), UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

Kairat Almaty (KAZ)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 189
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 7-2agg vs Fola
Last season: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (L 2-1 vs Maccabi Haifa)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

LASK (AUT)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 67
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-1agg vs St Johnstone
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (third in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (2019/20)

Lincoln plan to 'enjoy every single moment'
Lincoln plan to 'enjoy every single moment'

Lincoln Red Imps (GIB)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 197
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 4-2agg vs Riga
Last season: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (L 5-0 vs Rangers)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

Maccabi Haifa (ISR)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 250
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 7-3agg vs Neftçi
Last season: UEFA Europa League play-offs (L 7-2 vs Tottenham)
Best European performance: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals (1998/99)

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 71
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 4-1agg vs Shakhter Karagandy
Last season: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (L 3-0agg vs Shakhtar Donetsk)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (2020/21)

Mura (SVN)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 327
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 5-1agg vs Sturm Graz
Last season: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (L 5-1 vs PSV Eindhoven)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

How the UEFA Europa Conference League will work
How the UEFA Europa Conference League will work

Omonoia (CYP)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 203
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 4-4agg vs Royal Antwerp, aet, Royal Antwerp win 3-2 on pens
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (fourth in section)
Best European performance: European Cup round of 16 (1972/73, 1979/80, 1985/86, 1987/88)

PAOK (GRE)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 77
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-1agg vs Rijeka
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (third in section)
Best European performance: European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals (1973/74)

Partizan (SRB)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 90
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-2agg vs Santa Clara
Last season: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (L 2-1 vs Charleroi)
Best European performance: European Cup runners-up (1965/66)

Qarabağ (AZE)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 69
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 4-1agg vs Aberdeen
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (fourth in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Champions League group stage (2017/18), UEFA Europa League group stage (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21), UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

Randers (DEN)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): none
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 3-2agg vs Galatasaray
Last season: did not take part in UEFA competition
Best European performance: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals (1968/69)

Rennes (FRA)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 87
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 5-1agg vs Rosenborg
Last season: UEFA Champions League (fourth in section)
Best European performance: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (2018/19)

Great Roma goals
Great Roma goals

Roma (ITA)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 13
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 5-1agg vs Trabzonspor
Last season: UEFA Europa League semi-finals (L 8-5agg vs Man. United)
Best European performance: European Cup runners-up (1983/84), UEFA Cup runners-up (1990/91)

Slavia Praha (CZE)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 35
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 4-3agg vs Legia Warszawa
Last season: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals (L 5-1agg vs Arsenal)
Best European performance: UEFA Cup semi-finals (1995/96)

Slovan Bratislava (SVK)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 137
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 5-2agg vs Olympiacos
Last season: UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (L 1-1agg vs KuPS, aet, KuPS win 4-3 on pens)
Best European performance: European Cup Winners' Cup winners (1968/69)

Tottenham (ENG)

See Tottenham win the 1984 UEFA Cup final
See Tottenham win the 1984 UEFA Cup final

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 15
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 3-1agg vs Paços de Ferreira
Last season: UEFA Europa League round of 16 (L 3-2agg vs Dinamo Zagreb)
Best European performance: UEFA Cup winners (1971/72, 1983/84), European Cup Winners' Cup winners (1962/63)

Union Berlin (GER)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): none
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 4-0agg vs KuPS
Last season: did not take part in UEFA competition
Best European performance: UEFA Europa Conference League group stage (2021/22)

Vitesse (NED)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 146
How they qualified: UEFA Europa Conference League play-offs, W 5-4agg vs Anderlecht
Last season: did not take part in UEFA competition
Best European performance: UEFA Cup round of 16 (1990/91, 1992/93)

Zorya Luhansk (UKR)

UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2020/21): 102
How they qualified: UEFA Europa League play-offs, L 6-2agg vs Rapid Wien
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (third in section)
Best European performance: European Cup round of 16 (1973/74)