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Seeding in the Conference League 2024/2025

UEFA European Cup Football
by Bert Kassies

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This page shows the list of seeded and unseeded clubs for draws in the qualifying rounds and the league stage of the Conference League 2024/2025. The UEFA Club Ranking of 2024 determines the seeding of the clubs in the tables below. See Qualification 2024/2025 for a list of qualified clubs, and Access List 2024/2025 for an overview of berths per country. More detailed information may also be found in the official CO regulations (pdf or online).

This seeding list is according to the format of the 2024-27 period. Clubs eliminated in the 1st qualifying round of the Champions League, and clubs eliminated in the Europa League, are transferred to the Conference League. For details, see the new Access List 2024/2025 and 2024-27 qualifying scheme. The 2nd and 3rd qualifying rounds, and the play-off round of the Conference League are split into two sections: one for champions and one for non-champions.

Although the regulations no longer require the use of regional groups (as used before 2009), until now UEFA still uses some kind of regionalization in the first qualifying rounds. At first the clubs are divided into seeded and unseeded clubs, and then the seeded and unseeded clubs are split into regional groups. The general approach seems to use the North/Central/South scheme, but no specific rules are known.

Until further notice Russian clubs are suspended from participation in UEFA competitions. The access list will be re-balanced as follows:

  1. The champions of Sweden (Malmö FF) and Poland move from CL-Q1 to CL-Q2,
  2. The cup winner of Norway (Molde FK) moves from EL-Q1 to EL-Q2,
  3. The cup winners (or runners-up) of Armenia (Ararat-Armenia), Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Zrinjski Mostar), Luxembourg (Progrès Niederkorn), Faroe Islands (HB Torshavn), and Northern Ireland (Cliftonville) move from CO-Q1 to CO-Q2,
  4. Since there are now only 15 CL-Q1 losers in CO-Q2ch, one of them gets a bye to CO-Q3ch (to be determined by a draw).

Italy and Germany secured an EPS spot: N5 moves to CL-LS, N6 to EL-LS, and N7 to CO-PO. But the EPS spots are awarded after all other rebalancing is done, so the clubs involved might change.

All options for rebalancing (see Qualification 2024/2025) have the cup winners or runners-up of Denmark (Silkeborg IF), Croatia (NK Rijeka), Greece, and Israel move from EL-Q1 to EL-Q2. Which implies that the CO-Q2 round is played with 86 teams.

CO-Q1: 1st Qualifying Round (52 clubs)
(unseeded < 3.500, seeded > 4.000)
Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Vllaznia Shkodër         Alb   4.000
St Joseph's FC           Gib   4.000
Urartu FC                Arm   3.500
Velez Mostar             Bos   3.500
Bala Town                Wal   3.500
N3/N4                    Kos   2.308 -  6.500
N2                       Arm   2.125 -  8.000
N2                       Alb   1.475 -  6.500
CW/N2                    Mon   1.141 -  8.000
CW/N3                    Sma   0.366 -  4.500


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Zalgiris Vilnius         Lit  11.500             .
Olimpija Ljubljana       Slo  10.500             .
Linfield Belfast         Nir  10.000             .
KuPS Kuopio              Fin  10.000             .
Breidablik               Isl   8.500             .
F91 Dudelange            Lux   8.500             Torpedo Zhodino          Bls   3.000
Dinamo Tbilisi           Geo   8.000             Floriana                 Mlt   3.000
Shkendija Tetovo         Mac   8.000             Valur Reykjavik          Isl   3.000
B36 Torshavn             Far   7.000             Torpedo Kutaisi          Geo   2.500
FK Sarajevo              Bos   6.500             Stjarnan FC              Isl   2.500
Inter Club d'Escaldes    And   6.000             Víkingur                 Far   2.500
Levadia Tallinn          Est   6.000             FK Aktobe                Kaz   2.300
KF Tirana                Alb   5.500             VPS Vaasa                Fin   2.225
Tre Penne                Sma   5.500             Shelbourne               Irl   2.175
Connah's Quay            Wal   5.500             FK Auda                  Lat   2.125
Paide Linnameeskond      Est   5.000             FCB Magpies              Gib   2.000
Milsami Orhei            Mol   5.000             Nx                       Lux   1.725
Crusaders Belfast        Nir   4.500             FA Siauliai              Lit   1.700
FK Liepaja               Lat   4.500             Sliema Wanderers         Mlt   1.650
Saburtalo Tbilisi        Geo   4.500             Marsaxlokk               Mlt   1.650
Derry City               Irl   4.000             Kalev Tallinn            Est   1.441
.                                                N2/N4                    Bls   1.325 -  2.000
.                                                CW                       Mac   1.200
.                                                CW/N3                    And   1.199 -  2.500
.                                                Caernarfon Town          Wal   1.158
.                                                N2/N3                    Mon   1.141

Before the draw the 52 clubs of the 1st round are probably divided into 5 groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round is made before the results of the 1st qualifying rounds are known. Club-pairs of the 1st qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. Club-pairs from the 1st qualifying round of the Europa League are seeded by the lowest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of the 1st qualifying round and low ranked teams of the 1st qualifying round of the Champions league and Europa League qualify for the 2nd qualifying round.

CO-Q2: 2nd Qualifying Round (86 clubs)
(unseeded < 6.225, seeded > 7.210)
Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
N4                       Cze   7.210
N5                       Cze   7.210
St. Mirren               Sco   7.210
N2                       Den   7.000 - 51.500
B36 Torshavn *           Far   7.000
FC Zürich                Sui   6.595
FC Sankt Gallen          Sui   6.595
N5                       Aut   6.520 -  8.000
FK Sarajevo *            Bos   6.500
SK Brann Bergen          Nor   6.325
Tromsø IL                Nor   6.325
N3                       Den   6.290 - 25.500
N3                       Gre  >6.225 - 37.000
N3/N4                    Isr   6.225 - 17.000
N4/N5                    Ukr   5.600 - 10.500
N5                       Srb   5.555 -  8.000
N3                       Rom   4.275 -  7.000
N2                       Bul   4.075 - 12.500
N2/N3                    Azb   4.025 - 10.000
N2                       Mol   2.625 - 20.000
N2/N3                    Kos   2.308 -  6.500

CO-Q1 *                        4.000 -  8.000
CO-Q1 *                        4.000 -  8.000
CO-Q1 *                        3.500 -  6.500
CO-Q1 *                        3.500 -  6.500
CO-Q1 *                        3.500 -  4.500

EL-Q1 &1                       4.025 -  4.375
EL-Q1 &1                       3.000 -  4.300
EL-Q1 &1                       2.625 -  4.275


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
CFR Cluj                 Rom  26.500             .
Legia Warsaw             Pol  18.000             .
Maccabi Haifa            Isr  18.000             .
Djurgårdens IF           Swe  16.500             .
N6                       Ned  12.260             .
Omonia Nicosia           Cyp  12.000             .
Zalgiris Vilnius *       Lit  11.500             .
Vitória Guimarães        Por  11.263             .
FK Astana                Kaz  11.000             .
Riga FC                  Lat  11.000             .
Olimpija Ljubljana *     Slo  10.500             .
AEK Athens               Gre  10.000             .
Linfield Belfast *       Nir  10.000             .
KuPS Kuopio *            Fin  10.000             .
N4                       Bel   9.760 - 45.000    .
Zrinjski Mostar          Bos   9.500             .
NK Maribor               Slo   9.500             BK Häcken                Swe   6.000
Hajduk Split             Cro   9.000             Inter Club d'Escaldes *  And   6.000
Breidablik *             Isl   8.500             Levadia Tallinn *        Est   6.000
NK Osijek                Cro   8.500             HB Torshavn              Far   6.000
F91 Dudelange *          Lux   8.500             N4/N5                    Ukr   5.600
Spartak Trnava           Svk   8.000             KF Tirana *              Alb   5.500
AEK Larnaca              Cyp   8.000             Tre Penne *              Sma   5.500
Ararat-Armenia           Arm   8.000             Connah's Quay *          Wal   5.500
Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   8.000             N2                       Pol   5.075
FC Vaduz                 Lie   8.000             Paide Linnameeskond *    Est   5.000
DAC Dunajska Streda      Svk   8.000             Milsami Orhei *          Mol   5.000
Shkendija Tetovo *       Mac   8.000             Crusaders Belfast *      Nir   4.500
N4                       Tur   7.720 - 29.000    Progrès Niederkorn       Lux   4.500
FC Fehérvár              Hun   7.500             FK Liepaja *             Lat   4.500
.                                                Saburtalo Tbilisi *      Geo   4.500
.                                                Puskás Akadémia          Hun   4.375
.                                                Botev Plovdiv &1         Bul   4.075
.                                                N3                       Bul   4.075
.                                                N2/N3                    Azb   4.025
.                                                Derry City *             Irl   4.000
.                                                St. Patrick's Athletic   Irl   4.000
.                                                MFK Ruzomberok &1        Svk   3.925
.                                                CW &1                    Slo   2.650
.                                                Ilves Tampere            Fin   2.225
.                                                Cliftonville             Nir   2.000
.                                                Transinvest Vilnius      Lit   1.700
.                                                CW                       Bls   1.325 -  2.000

Before the draw the 86 club(pair)s of the 2nd qualifying round are probably divided into 9 groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round is made before the results of the 1st qualifying rounds are known. Club-pairs are seeded by the lowest ranking of the clubs involved.

CO-Q2ch: 2nd Qualifying Round for Champions (14 clubs)
Bye to next round (determined by draw):
CL-Q1 @1

Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .

Before the draw the 14 club(pair)s are probably divided into 2 groups.

The draw for the 3rd qualifying round is made before the results of the 2nd qualifying rounds are known. Club-pairs of the 2nd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. Club-pairs from the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League are seeded by the lowest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of the 2nd qualifying round and low ranked teams of the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League qualify for the 3rd qualifying round.

CO-Q3: 3rd Qualifying Round (52 clubs)
Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **
CO-Q2 **

EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2
EL-Q2 &2


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .

Before the draw the 52 club(pair)s of the 3rd qualifying round are divided into groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

The draw for the 3rd qualifying round is made before the results of the 2nd qualifying rounds are known. Club-pairs are seeded by the lowest ranking of the clubs involved.

CO-Q3ch: 3rd Qualifying Round for Champions (8 clubs)
CL-Q1 @1 (bye from CO-Q1)

CO-Q2ch @1
CO-Q2ch @1
CO-Q2ch @1
CO-Q2ch @1
CO-Q2ch @1
CO-Q2ch @1
CO-Q2ch @1

Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .

The draw for the play-off round is made before the results of the 3rd qualifying rounds are known. Club-pairs of the 3rd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. Club-pairs from the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League are seeded by the lowest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of the 3rd qualifying round and low ranked teams of the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League qualify for the play-off round.

CO-PO: Play-off Round (38 clubs)
Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
Real Betis               Esp  33.000
N6/N7                    Eng  20.860 - 96.000
N8/N9                    Ita >17.999 - 80.000
N7/N8                    Ger >17.324
RC Lens                  Fra  13.366

CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3
CO-Q3 *3

EL-Q3 &3
EL-Q3 &3
EL-Q3 &3
EL-Q3 &3
EL-Q3 &3
EL-Q3 &3
EL-Q3 &3


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .

Before the draw the 38 club(pair)s of the play-off round round are divided into groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

The draw for the play-off round is made before the results of the 3rd qualifying rounds are known. Club-pairs of the 3rd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved. Club-pairs from the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League are seeded by the lowest ranking of the clubs involved.

CO-POch: Play-off Round for Champions (10 clubs)
Unknown                        coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
CO-Q3ch @1
CO-Q3ch @1
CO-Q3ch @1
CO-Q3ch @1

EL-Q3ch &3
EL-Q3ch &3
EL-Q3ch &3
EL-Q3ch &3
EL-Q3ch &3
EL-Q3ch &3


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .

Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. UEFA may form groups for the draw.

The 2024-27 period has a new format for the league stage. All 36 clubs play 6 matches against different opponents in a single league. For the purpose of the draw the clubs are divided into 6 pots according to the club ranking. Each club will be drawn against one opponent from each of the 6 pots. Pots 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6 are paired and each team plays one match at home and one match away against each pair of pots. Clubs from the same country will not be drawn against each other in the league phase and each team plays at most against a maximum of two opponents from any other country (providing a deadlock in the draw can be avoided).

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of the play-off round qualify for the league stage. If other teams qualify some teams below may shift to a higher pot.

CO-LS: League Stage (36 clubs)
Pot 1                          coef.             Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
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Pot 3                          coef.             Pot 4                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .


Pot 5                          coef.             Pot 6                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.                                                .

The top 8 clubs of the league stage qualify directly for the round of 16, while the clubs at rank 9 to 24 go to the play-off round of the knock-out phase. The clubs that finish at rank 25 to 36 are eliminated.

The draw of the knockout play-off round (and also the draw for the round of 16) is made by pairs of clubs based on the ranking in the league stage. One of the clubs goes to the left side of the schedule and the other club goes to the right side. They can not meet again before the final. For details see below (image from UEFA Circular Letter No36: July 2023).

KO-stage draw

Clubs at rank 9 to 16 in the league stage are seeded in the knockout play-off round and play the second leg at home. Clubs at rank 1 to 8 in the league stage are seeded in the round of 16 and play the second leg at home. In the knockout phase there is no country protection.

CO-KO: Knockout round play-offs (16 clubs)
CO league stage 9-16                              CO league stage 17-24
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CO-R16: Round of 16 (16 clubs)
CO league stage 1-8                              winner of knockout round play-offs
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KEY:

*=club started in 1st qualifying round
**=club started in 2nd qualifying round
*3=club started in 3rd qualifying round
*4=club started in play-off round
@1=club eliminated in CL 1st qualifying round
&1=club eliminated in EL 1st qualifying round
&2=club eliminated in EL 2nd qualifying round
&3=club eliminated in EL 3rd qualifying round
&4=club eliminated in EL play-off round
CL=Champions League
EL=Europa League
CO=Conference League
LS=League Stage
PO=Qualifying Play-off Round
Qx=Qualifying Round

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