Meet the Europa League round of 32 seeds

Leverkusen, Liverpool, Napoli, Porto, Schalke and Tottenham are the six former winners seeded for the round of 32 draw, while Man. United are out to complete their set of major UEFA trophies.

The UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League is the only major UEFA club trophy United have not won
The UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League is the only major UEFA club trophy United have not won ©Getty Images

Monday's UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw in Nyon will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 13.00CET, and the contenders have been divided into seeding pots based on their group campaigns.

  • Pot one contains the 12 group winners and the four third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage with the best records this season.
  • Pot two is made up of the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides.
Joint group stage top scorer Aritz Aduriz
Joint group stage top scorer Aritz Aduriz©Getty Images

Seeds
Athletic Club (ESP, Group L)
Entry: third qualifying round
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 15
UCUP/UEL best: runners-up (1977, 2012)
Last season: 7th in Liga, UEL round of 32

Basel (SUI, Group I)
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL play-offs)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: semi-finals (2012/13)
Last season: Swiss champions, UCL round of 16

Braga celebrate a group stage goal
Braga celebrate a group stage goal©AFP/Getty Images

Braga (POR, Group F)
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 10
UCUP/UEL best: runners-up (2011)
Last season: 4th in Portuguese Liga, not in Europe

Krasnodar (RUS, Group C)
Entry: third qualifying round
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 1
UCUP/UEL best: round of 32 (2015/16)
Last season: 3rd in Russian Premier League, UEL group stage

Lazio celebrate their last group stage goal
Lazio celebrate their last group stage goal©AFP/Getty Images

Lazio (ITA, Group G)
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL play-offs)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 14
UCUP/UEL best: runners-up (1998)
Last season: 3rd in Serie A, not in Europe

Leverkusen (GER)
Entry: round of 32 (after finishing 3rd in UCL Group E)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1988)
Last season: 4th in Bundesliga, UCL round of 16

‘Crazy’ Liverpool win revisited
‘Crazy’ Liverpool win revisited

Liverpool (ENG, Group B)
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1973, 1976, 2001)
Last season: 6th in Premier League, UEL round of 32

Lokomotiv Moskva* (RUS, Group H)
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 9
UCUP/UEL best: third round (2000/01, 2001/02)
Last season: 7th in Russian Premier League, UEL play-offs

United after their UEFA Champions League exit
United after their UEFA Champions League exit©AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United (ENG)
Entry: round of 32 (after finishing 3rd in UCL Group B)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 7
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1984/85)
Last season: 4th in Premier League, not in Europe

Molde (NOR, Group A)
Entry: play-offs (after losing in UCL 3QR)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 7
UCUP/UEL best: round of 32 (2015/16)
Last season: Norwegian champions, UEL 3QR

Napoli were the top group stage scorers
Napoli were the top group stage scorers©Getty Images

Napoli (ITA, Group D)
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 17
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1989)
Last season: 5th in Serie A, UEL semi-finals

Olympiacos* (GRE)
Entry: round of 32 (after finishing 3rd in UCL Group F)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 19
UCUP/UEL best: round of 16 (2004/05)
Last season: Greek champions, UEL round of 32

2010/11: Falcao heads Porto to glory
2010/11: Falcao heads Porto to glory

Porto (POR)
Entry: round of 32 (after finishing third in UCL Group G)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: winner (2003, 2011)
Last season: 2nd in Portugal, UCL quarter-finals

Rapid Wien (AUT, Group E)
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL PO)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 21
UCUP/UEL best: third round (1971/72, 1981/82, 1989/90, 1997/98)
Last season: 2nd in Austrian Bundesliga, UEL group stage

See Schalke's 1997 UEFA Cup win
See Schalke's 1997 UEFA Cup win

Schalke (GER, Group K)
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 12
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1997)
Last season: 6th in Bundesliga, UCL round of 16

Tottenham (ENG, Group J)
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1972, 1984)
Last season: 4th in Premier League, UEL round of 32

Legend
UCL – UEFA Champions League

UEL – UEFA Europa League
UCUP – UEFA Cup
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-off
* domestic cup holder

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