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Old heads set for UEFA Cup

Fabien Barthez, Fabrizio Ravanelli and Finidi George are among the players newly registered for the UEFA Cup.

Deadline passed
Since the conclusion of the second round last November, clubs were allowed to add new players to their squads provided they had been registered by last Monday. With the passing of that deadline, no players other than those now registered will be able to play in this season's competition.

Famous faces
Barthez has been brought in to bolster Olympique de Marseille's challenge, marking a return to the club where he lifted the European Cup in 1993. Finidi, a winner of the blue-riband event with AFC Ajax in 1995, has joined RCD Mallorca while Ravanelli, a European champion with Juventus FC in 1996, has left British football to aid AC Perugia's challenge.

Trio stay silent
All but three of the 32 teams involved in the third round, which will be played over two legs on 26 February and 3 March, have taken advantage of the transfer window to add new names to their squad list. Interestingly, the trio who made no changes, Liverpool FC, Valencia CF and SL Benfica, are among the favourites to go all the way to the final in Gothenburg on 19 May.

UEFA Cup - New player registrations
Club Brugge KV (BEL)Boško Balaban, Victor Simoes de Oliveira, Jonathan Blondel
PFC Levski Sofia (BUL)Georgi Markov, Daniel Borisov, Kostadin Vidolov
FK Teplice (CZE)Jirí Kowalík, Jirí Masek, Tomáš Kuchar, Emil Rilke
Brøndby IF (DEN)Asbjørn Sennels
Newcastle United FC (ENG)Lee Bowyer, Michael Bridges, Jamie McClen + 11 other 'B' list players
Liverpool FC (ENG)None
RCD Mallorca (ESP)Eduardo Moya, Finidi George, Miguel Moyá Rumbo
Valencia CF (ESP)None
FC Barcelona (ESP)David García Haro
Villarreal CF (ESP)Sebastián Battaglia
Olympique de Marseille (FRA)Fabien Barthez, Laurent Batlles, Demetrius Ferreira
AJ Auxerre (FRA)Attila Farkas, Baptiste Martin
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)Kodjo Afanou, Sylvain Franco
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (FRA)Won Kwang Cho, Ahmed Sadir Farag
Panathinaikos FC (GRE)Loukas Vintra, Ilias Kotsios
Debreceni VSC (HUN)Csaba Bernáth
FC Internazionale (ITA)Francisco Farinós
AS Roma (ITA)Denis Boshnjaku, Daniele Corvia, Alessio Cerci
Parma AC (ITA)Marco Amelia, Daniele Degano, Liborio Fabrizio Cammarata, Manuele Sorti
AC Perugia (ITA)Eusebio Di Francesco, Salvatore Fresi, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Gabriele Goretti
PSV Eindhoven (NED)Eric Addo
Rosenborg BK (NOR)Roar Husby, Alexander Tettey, Christian Sæther Moen
Vålerenga IF (NOR)Daniel Fredheim-Holm, Runar Normann
SL Benfica (POR)None
Groclin Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski (POL)Robert Górski, Michal Stasiak, Adrian Sikora
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)Alexey Zuev, Luke Awona Zoah, Dusan Petkovic, Kamaloutdin Akhmedov, Oleg Ivanov
Celtic FC (SCO)Stephen Pearson, Danny Milosevic
Besiktas JK (TUR)Adrian Ilie, Ali Cansun Begeçarslan
Galatasaray SK (TUR)Ömer Erdogan, Necati Ates, Murat Erdogan
Gençlerbirligi SK (TUR)Senol Erol, Damir Yüksel
Gaziantepspor (TUR)Sedat Agçay, Yusuf Simsek, Hakan Bayraktar
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrosvk (UKR)Dmytro Semochko, Vyacheslav Kernozenko

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