2018/19 UEFA Europa League participants

A total of 17 teams automatically enter the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage, with 31 to join them via qualifying.

Chelsea and Arsenal have booked their group stage places
Chelsea and Arsenal have booked their group stage places ©Getty Images

The 2018/19 UEFA Europa League campaign ends with the final in Baku on Wednesday 29 May 2019. By then, 213 clubs will have been involved!

The list below is provisional and is subject to pending legal proceedings and final confirmation from UEFA.

Group stage (48 teams – draw 31 August)

Top ten goals of the UEFA Europa League season
Top ten goals of the UEFA Europa League season

Arsenal (ENG) 93.000
Chelsea (ENG) 82.000
Leverkusen (GER) 66.000
Villarreal (ESP) 52.000
Anderlecht (BEL) 48.000
Lazio (ITA) 41.000
Sporting CP (POR) 40.000
Marseille (FRA) 32.000
AC Milan (ITA) 28.000
Krasnodar (RUS) 23.500
Real Betis (ESP) 21.399
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 14.285
Zürich (SUI) 12.000
Rennes (FRA) 11.283
Vorskla (UKR) 8.226
Akhisar Belediyespor (TUR) 7.160
Jablonec (CZE) 6.035

Plus four losing teams from the UEFA Champions League play-offs (champions path).
Plus two losing teams from the UEFA Champions League play-offs (league route).
Plus four losing teams from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (league route).
Plus eight winning teams from the UEFA Europa League play-offs (champions route).

Plus 13 winning teams from the UEFA Europa League play-offs (main route).

Play-off round (42 teams – draw 6 August)

Champions route (16 teams)
Ten winning teams from UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (champions route).
Six losing teams from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round (champions path).

Main route (26 teams)
26 winning teams from UEFA Europa League third qualifying round (main route).

Third qualifying round (72 teams – draw 23 July)

Champions route (20 teams)
Ten teams advancing from UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (champions route) including the team given a bye.
Ten teams eliminated from UEFA Champions League second qualifying round (champions path).

Zenit, 2008 winners, enter in the third qualifying round
Zenit, 2008 winners, enter in the third qualifying round©AFP/Getty Images

Main route (13 new teams + two teams from #UCL 2QR (league path) + 37 teams from #UEL 2QR (main route) = 52)
Zenit (RUS) 78.000
Olympiacos (GRE) 54.000
Braga (POR) 30.500
Gent (BEL) 27.000
Feyenoord (NED) 21.500
Rapid Wien (AUT) 21.500
Rijeka (CRO) 15.500
Zorya Luhansk (UKR) 9.000
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 8.500
Luzern (SUI) 6.040
Sigma Olomouc (CZE) 6.035
Brøndby (DEN) 5.190
U Craiova (ROU) 4.090

Plus two losing teams from UEFA Champions League second qualifying round (league route).
Plus 37 winning teams from the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (main route).

Second qualifying round (93 teams* – draws 19 & 20 June)

Champions route (19 teams*)
*One team given a bye to the third qualifying round by means of an additional draw following the first qualifying round draw.

APOEL (CYP) 27.000
The New Saints (WAL) 5.000
Zrinjski (BIH) 3.750
Dudelange (LUX) 3.500
Valletta (MLT) 3.250
Víkingur (FRO) 3.000
Crusaders (NIR) 3.000
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) 2.900
Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) 2.750
FC Santa Coloma (AND) 2.750
Alashkert (ARM) 2.500
Sutjeska (MNE) 2.500
La Fiorita (SMR) 1.750
Spartaks (LVA) 1.750
*Cork City (IRL) 1.750
Valur (ISL) 1.650
Flora Tallinn (EST) 1.250
Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) 1.000
Drita (KOS) 0.000

2016: Sevilla claim record fifth title
2016: Sevilla claim record fifth title

Main route (27 new teams + 47 from first qualifying round = 74 teams)
Sevilla (ESP) 113.000
Beşiktaş (TUR) 57.000
Sparta Praha (CZE) 34.500
FCSB (ROU) 27.500
Genk (BEL) 27.000
AZ Alkmaar (NED) 25.000
RB Leipzig (GER) 17.000
Burnley (ENG) 15.921
Atalanta (ITA) 15.249
Bordeaux (FRA) 11.283
Ufa (RUS) 10.676
Rio Ave (POR) 9.449
Asteras Tripolis (GRE) 9.000
Mariupol (UKR) 8.226
Hajduk Split (CRO) 7.000
Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT) 6.570
LASK Linz (AUT) 6.570
St Gallen (SUI) 6.040
Vitesse (NED) 6.000
Atromitos (GRE) 5.720
Hapoel Haifa (ISR) 4.350
AEK Larnaca (CYP) 4.310
Jagiellonia Białystok (POL) 4.025
Aberdeen (SCO) 4.000
Djurgården (SWE) 3.995
Dinamo Brest (BLR) 3.725
Rangers (SCO) 3.725
Lillestrøm (NOR) 3.485
Željezničar (BIH) 3.000
Vaduz (LIE) 2.750
Budapest Honvéd (HUN) 1.625

Plus remainder of the 47 winning teams from the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round.

First qualifying round (94 teams – draw 20 June)

København reached the round of 32 last season
København reached the round of 32 last season©Getty Images

Main route (87 new teams + 7 from preliminary round = 94 teams)
København (DEN) 34.000
Maribor (SVN) 22.500
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) 22.500
Partizan (SRB) 17.000
Molde (NOR) 12.500
Apollon Limassol (CYP) 10.000
Dinamo Minsk (BLR) 8.000
Lech Poznań (POL) 7.000
FH (ISL) 5.500
Dundalk (IRL) 5.500
Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) 5.500
Gabala (AZE) 5.250
Osijek (CRO) 5.200
Nordsjælland (DEN) 5.190
Vardar (MKD) 5.000
Trenčín (SVK) 5.000
Slovan Bratislava (SVK) 5.000
Beitar Jerusalem (ISR) 4.350
Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP) 4.310
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) 4.250
Viitorul (ROU) 4.090
Górnik Zabrze (POL) 4.025
AIK (SWE) 4.000
Nõmme Kalju (EST) 4.000
Häcken (SWE) 3.995
Levski Sofia (BUL) 3.825
Keşla (AZE) 3.825
Neftçi (AZE) 3.825
Slavia Sofia (BUL) 3.825
CSKA Sofia (BUL) 3.825
Radnički Niš (SRB) 3.750
Spartak Subotica (SRB) 3.750
Ventspils (LVA) 3.750
Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) 3.725
Rangers (SCO) 3.725
Hibernian (SCO) 3.725
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) 3.625
Irtysh (KAZ) 3.625
Tobol Kostanay (KAZ) 3.625
Fola Esch (LUX) 3.500
Sarpsborg (NOR) 3.485
Rabotnicki (MKD) 3.250
Sarajevo (BIH) 3.250
Domžale (SVN) 3.000
OFK Titograd (MNE) 3.000
Željezničar (BIH) 3.000
Rudar Velenje (SVN) 2.900
Vaduz (LIE) 2.750
Levadia Tallinn (EST) 2.750
Milsami Orhei (MDA) 2.750
Stjarnan (ISL) 2.750
Cliftonville (NIR) 2.500
Ferencváros (HUN) 2.500
Dunajská Streda (SVK) 2.425
Pyunik (ARM) 2.250
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) 2.250
Široki Brijeg (BIH) 2.250
Zaria Balti (MDA) 2.000
Partizani (ALB) 2.000
Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) 2.000
Petrocub (MDA) 2.000
Rudar Pljevlja (MNE) 1.750
Trakai (LTU) 1.750
Laçi (ALB) 1.700
Luftëtari (ALB) 1.700
ÍBV (ISL) 1.650
Budapest Honvéd (HUN) 1.625
Újpest (HUN) 1.625
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) 1.500
Liepāja (LVA) 1.500
Shkupi (MKD) 1.500
Ilves Tampere (FIN) 1.380
KuPS Kuopio (FIN) 1.380
Lahti (FIN) 1.380
Shamrock Rovers (IRL) 1.340
Derry City (IRL) 1.340
Samtredia (GEO) 1.250
Riga (LVA) 1.125
Narva Trans (EST) 1.100
Stumbras (LTU) 1.075
Gandzasar-Kapan (ARM) 0.975
Banants (ARM) 0.975
Balzan (MLT) 0.900
Gzira United (MLT) 0.900
Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) 0.875
Racing Union (LUX) 0.875
Coleraine (NIR) 0.850
Glenavon (NIR) 0.850
Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL) 0.775
KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) 0.750
NSÍ Runavík (FRO) 0.750
UE Engordany (AND) 0.266
Prishtina (KOS) 0.250
SP Tre Fiori (SMR) 0.099

Preliminary round (14 new teams – draw 12 June)

Birkirkara (MLT) 2.750
Trakai (LTU) 1.750
Europa (GIB) 1.500
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) 1.500
Folgore (SMR) 1.250
Bala Town (WAL) 1.000
Gzira United (MLT) 0.900
Cefn Druids (WAL) 0.775
UE Sant Julià (AND) 0.750
KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) 0.750
St Joseph's (GIB) 0.600
UE Engordany (AND) 0.266
Prishtina (KOS) 0.250
SP Tre Fiori (SMR) 0.099

A country's representation in the UEFA Europa League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking as of the start of the previous season, which is calculated over a five-year basis.

Seventeen teams automatically enter this season's competition in the group stage, with a further 141 sides starting their campaigns in the preliminary and qualifying rounds. There are 55 more joining from various phases of the UEFA Champions League, including eight third-placed group finishers entering the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Teams in italics have been eliminated.

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