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Seeding in the Europa Conference League 2022/2023

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 group stage of the Europa Conference League 2022/2023. The UEFA Club Ranking of 2022 determines the seeding of the clubs in the tables below. See Qualification 2022/2023 for a list of qualified clubs, and Access List 2022/2023 for an overview of berths per country. More detailed information may also be found in the ECL regulations (pdf or online).

This seeding list is according to the format of the 2021-24 period. Clubs eliminated in the preliminary round and 1st qualifying round of the Champions League, and clubs eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League are transferred to the Europa Conference League. For details, see the new Access List 2022/2023 and 2021-24 qualifying scheme. The 2nd and 3rd qualifying rounds, and the play-off round of the Europa 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.

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

  1. The champion of Scotland (Celtic) moves from CL-PO to CL-GS,
  2. The champion of Turkey (Trabzonspor) moves from CL-Q3 to CL-PO,
  3. The champion of Cyprus (Apollon Limassol) moves from CL-Q2 to CL-Q3,
  4. The champions of Croatia (Dinamo Zagreb) and Switzerland (FC Zürich) move from CL-Q1 to CL-Q2,
  5. The runners-up of Austria (Sturm Graz) and Scotland (Glasgow Rangers) move from CL-Q2nc to CL-Q3nc,
  6. The cup winners of Turkey and Denmark move from EL-Q3 to EL-PO,
  7. The cup winner of Serbia moves from ECL-Q2 to EL-Q3,
  8. The cup winners of Czechia (1.FC Slovácko), Croatia, and Switzerland (FC Lugano) move from ECL-Q2 to ECL-Q3,
  9. The cup winners (or runners-up) of Poland (Raków Czestochowa), Slovenia (NK Koper), Slovakia (Spartak Trnava), Liechtenstein (FC Vaduz), Lithuania (Suduva Marijampole), Luxembourg, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Velez Mostar), Ireland (St. Patrick's Athletic), North Macedonia (Makedonija GjP), and Armenia move from ECL-Q1 to ECL-Q2,
  10. As a result there will be only 16 CL-Q1 losers in ECL-Q2ch, one of them gets a bye to ECL-Q3ch (to be determined by a draw).

The Champions League title holder (Liverpool or Real Madrid) qualified already for the CL group stage by the domestic league. The access list will be re-balanced as follows:

  1. The 1st placed club of Ukraine (Shakhtar Donetsk) moves from CL-PO to CL-GS,
  2. The champion of Denmark (FC København) moves from CL-Q3 to CL-PO,
  3. The champion of Serbia (Red Star Belgrade) moves from CL-Q2 to CL-Q3,
  4. The champions of Greece (Olympiakos Piraeus) and Israel (Maccabi Haifa) move from CL-Q1 to CL-Q2,
  5. As a result there will be only 15 CL-Q1 losers in ECL-Q2ch, two of them get a bye to ECL-Q3ch (to be determined by a draw).

The Europa Conference League title holder (AS Roma or Feyenoord) qualified already for the EL group stage or the EL play-off round by the domestic league. The access list will be re-balanced as follows:

  1. Feyenoord moves from EL-PO to EL-GS (by winning ECL or to take the empty spot in case AS Roma wins),
  2. The cup winner of Cyprus moves from EL-Q3 to EL-PO,
  3. The cup winner of Czechia (1.FC Slovácko) moves from ECL-Q3 to EL-Q3,
  4. The cup winner of Greece (Panathinaikos) moves from ECL-Q2 to ECL-Q3,
  5. The cup winners (or runners-up) of Latvia (Valmieras FK) and Albania move from ECL-Q1 to ECL-Q2.

ECL-Q1: 1st Qualifying Round (60 clubs)
Unknown
------------------------ --- ----------------
MFK Ruzomberok           Svk   3.125
N4                       Svk   3.125 -  6.500
N2-4                     Alb   1.600 -  6.000


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Flora Tallinn            Est   9.750             .
Shkendija Tetovo         Mac   9.000             FK Borac Banja Luka      Bos   3.000
Riga FC                  Lat   8.000             Tre Fiori                Sma   3.000
Alashkert FC             Arm   8.000             Inter Turku              Fin   3.000
Olimpija Ljubljana       Slo   7.750             KR Reykjavik             Isl   3.000
KuPS Kuopio              Fin   7.500             Saburtalo Tbilisi        Geo   3.000
CS Fola Esch             Lux   7.500             Sfântul Gheorghe         Mol   2.500
Buducnost Podgorica      Mon   7.000             Víkingur                 Far   2.500
Dinamo Tbilisi           Geo   6.500             Floriana                 Mlt   2.250
Mura Murska Sobota       Slo   5.500             Derry City               Irl   2.250
FC Drita                 Kos   5.000             Larne FC                 Nir   2.000
Dinamo Minsk             Bls   5.000             FK Panevezys             Lit   2.000
B36 Torshavn             Far   4.750             Paide Linnameeskond      Est   2.000
FK Liepaja               Lat   4.500             Cliftonville             Nir   2.000
Petrocub Hîncesti        Mol   4.500             Tuzla City               Bos   1.825
Europa FC                Gib   4.500             SJK Seinäjoki            Fin   1.775
Partizani Tirana         Alb   4.250             N2-4                     Lux   1.750
Breidablik               Isl   4.000             SC Gjilani               Kos   1.633
HB Torshavn              Far   4.000             KF Llapi                 Kos   1.633
Gzira United             Mlt   4.000             Ararat Yerevan           Arm   1.625
Milsami Orhei            Mol   3.750             Sligo Rovers             Irl   1.625
Kauno Zalgiris           Lit   3.500             Dila Gori                Geo   1.400
Bala Town                Wal   3.250             Akademija Pandev         Mac   1.400
N2                       Sma   3.250 -  4.000    Hamrun Spartans          Mlt   1.400
St Joseph's FC           Gib   3.250             Newtown                  Wal   1.100
Crusaders Belfast        Nir   3.250             FCB Magpies              Gib   1.083
Pogon Szczecin           Pol   3.175             Decic Tuzi               Mon   1.000
Lechia Gdansk            Pol   3.175             Iskra Danilovgrad        Mon   1.000
.                                                CW                       And   0.933
.                                                UE Santa Coloma          And   0.933

Before the draw the 60 clubs of the 1st round are probably divided into 8 groups. See last year's UEFA Europa Conference League 1st qualifying round draw for more info.

The draw for the 2nd qualifying round is made before the results of the 1st qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 1st qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of Q1 qualify for Q2.

ECL-Q2: 2nd Qualifying Round (90 clubs)
(unseeded < 5.435, seeded > 5.450)

Unknown
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Viking Stavanger         Nor   5.450
Lillestrøm SK            Nor   5.450
N3-4                     Den   5.435 -  8.500
N3-4                     Den   5.435

N3                       Rom   3.430 -  7.500
CW                       Alb   1.600 -  6.000

ECL-Q1 *                       3.125 -  6.500
ECL-Q1 *                       3.125 -  6.000


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
FC Basel                 Sui  55.000             .
Slavia Praha             Cze  52.000             .
Young Boys               Sui  37.000             .
PAOK Thessaloniki        Gre  25.000             .
Istanbul Basaksehir      Tur  25.000             Konyaspor                Tur   5.420
Maccabi Tel-Aviv         Isr  24.500             Aris Limassol            Cyp   5.275
FK Astana                Kaz  20.500             FC Drita *               Kos   5.000
Molde FK                 Nor  19.000             Dinamo Minsk *           Bls   5.000
APOEL Nicosia            Cyp  18.000             AIK Stockholm            Swe   5.000
FCSB                     Rom  17.500             Maccabi Netanya          Isr   4.875
BATE Borisov             Bls  17.500             B36 Torshavn *           Far   4.750
N5                       Ned  15.000 - 28.500    CW/N4                    Swe   4.575
Royal Antwerp            Bel  14.500             Djurgårdens IF           Swe   4.575
Hapoel Beer-Sheva        Isr  14.000             Petrocub Hîncesti *      Mol   4.500
Sparta Praha             Cze  13.500             FK Liepaja *             Lat   4.500
FC Fehérvár              Hun  11.500             Europa FC *              Gib   4.500
Vitória Guimarães        Por  10.676             Partizani Tirana *       Alb   4.250
CSKA Sofia               Bul  10.500             N2                       Arm   4.250
Suduva Marijampole       Lit  10.000             Breidablik *             Isl   4.000
Flora Tallinn *          Est   9.750             HB Torshavn *            Far   4.000
Shkendija Tetovo *       Mac   9.000             Gzira United *           Mlt   4.000
Spartak Trnava           Svk   8.500             Levski Sofia             Bul   3.900
Riga FC *                Lat   8.000             N3                       Bul   3.900
Kairat Almaty            Kaz   8.000             Milsami Orhei *          Mol   3.750
Alashkert FC *           Arm   8.000             Kauno Zalgiris *         Lit   3.500
N2-4                     Cro   8.000 - 15.000    Gabala FK                Azb   3.500
NK Osijek                Cro   8.000             Sepsi OSK                Rom   3.430
N5                       Aut   7.770 - 36.000    Zira FK                  Azb   3.400
Olimpija Ljubljana *     Slo   7.750             Kisvárda FC              Hun   3.275
KuPS Kuopio *            Fin   7.500             Puskás Akadémia          Hun   3.275
CS Fola Esch *           Lux   7.500             Bala Town *              Wal   3.250
Motherwell               Sco   7.380             N2 *                     Sma   3.250 -  4.000
Neftchi Baku             Azb   7.000             Crusaders Belfast *      Nir   3.250
Buducnost Podgorica *    Mon   7.000             St Joseph's FC *         Gib   3.250
Cukaricki Belgrade       Srb   6.675             Raków Czestochowa        Pol   3.175
Radnicki Nis             Srb   6.675             Pogon Szczecin *         Pol   3.175
Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   6.500             Lechia Gdansk *          Pol   3.175
FC Vaduz                 Lie   6.500             FK Kyzylzhar             Kaz   3.150
Vorskla Poltava          Ukr   6.360             NK Koper                 Slo   3.000
Aris Thessaloniki        Gre   5.640             FC Gomel                 Bls   2.500
Mura Murska Sobota *     Slo   5.500             Velez Mostar             Bos   2.000
.                                                Valmieras FK             Lat   2.000
.                                                CW/N2                    Lux   1.750 -  2.000
.                                                St. Patrick's Athletic   Irl   1.625
.                                                Makedonija GjP           Mac   1.400

Before the draw the 90 club(pair)s of the 2nd qualifying round are divided into 9 groups. See last year's UEFA Europa Conference League 2nd qualifying round draw for more info.

ECL-Q2ch: 2nd Qualifying Round for Champions (16 clubs)
Bye to next round (determined by draw):
CL-Q1 @1
CL-Q1 @1

Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
CL-Q1 @1                                         CL-PR @p
CL-Q1 @1                                         CL-PR @p
CL-Q1 @1                                         CL-PR @p
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

Clubs eliminated in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League are seeded. Before the draw the 16 club(pair)s were probably divided into 3 groups. See last year's UEFA Europa Conference League 2nd qualifying round draw for more info.

The draw for the 3rd qualifying round is made before the results of the 2nd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 2nd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of Q2 qualify for Q3.

ECL-Q3: 3rd Qualifying Round (54 clubs)
Unknown
------------------------ --- ----------------
Shkendija Tetovo *       Mac   9.000
N5 **                    Aut   7.770 - 36.000

ECL-Q2 **                      5.450 -  8.500
ECL-Q2 **                      5.450 -  7.500
ECL-Q2 **                      5.435 -  6.500
ECL-Q2 **                      5.435 -  6.000


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
FC Basel **              Sui  55.000             .
Slavia Praha **          Cze  52.000             .
Young Boys **            Sui  37.000             .
PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000             .
Istanbul Basaksehir **   Tur  25.000             .
Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.500             FC Lugano                Sui   9.000
FK Astana **             Kaz  20.500             Spartak Trnava **        Svk   8.500
Molde FK **              Nor  19.000             Riga FC *                Lat   8.000
Zorya Luhansk            Ukr  18.000             Kairat Almaty **         Kaz   8.000
APOEL Nicosia **         Cyp  18.000             Alashkert FC *           Arm   8.000
FCSB **                  Rom  17.500             NK Osijek **             Cro   8.000
BATE Borisov **          Bls  17.500             Hajduk Split (**)        Cro   8.000
N5 **                    Ned  15.000 - 28.500    Olimpija Ljubljana *     Slo   7.750
NK Rijeka (**)           Cro  15.000             KuPS Kuopio *            Fin   7.500
Royal Antwerp **         Bel  14.500             CS Fola Esch *           Lux   7.500
Hapoel Beer-Sheva **     Isr  14.000             Dundee United            Sco   7.380
Sparta Praha **          Cze  13.500             Motherwell **            Sco   7.380
Anderlecht               Bel  11.500             Neftchi Baku **          Azb   7.000
FC Fehérvár **           Hun  11.500             Buducnost Podgorica *    Mon   7.000
Wolfsberger AC           Aut  11.000             Cukaricki Belgrade **    Srb   6.675
Gil Vicente              Por  10.676             Radnicki Nis **          Srb   6.675
Vitória Guimarães **     Por  10.676             Dinamo Tbilisi *         Geo   6.500
CSKA Sofia **            Bul  10.500             FC Vaduz                 Lie   6.500
Suduva Marijampole **    Lit  10.000             Vorskla Poltava          Ukr   6.360
FC Twente Enschede       Ned  >9.860             Panathinaikos            Gre   5.640
Flora Tallinn *          Est   9.750             Aris Thessaloniki **     Gre   5.640
.                                                Mura Murska Sobota *     Slo   5.500

Before the draw the 54 club(pair)s of the 3rd qualifying round are probably divided into 7 groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. See last year's UEFA Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round draw for more info.

ECL-Q3ch: 3rd Qualifying Round for Champions (10 clubs)
No seeding                     coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------
ECL-Q2ch **                    6.000 - 25.000
ECL-Q2ch **                    5.500 - 23.500
ECL-Q2ch **                    4.500 - 23.000
ECL-Q2ch **                    4.500 - 22.500
ECL-Q2ch **                    4.250 - 19.500
ECL-Q2ch **                    4.000 - 17.000
ECL-Q2ch **                    3.250 - 15.500
ECL-Q2ch **                    2.750 - 14.000
CL-Q1 @1                       1.633 - 13.000
CL-Q1 @1                       1.075 -  8.500

No teams are seeded for the champions path third qualifying round. UEFA may form groups for the draw.

The draw for the play-off round is made before the results of the 3rd qualifying round are known. Clubs of the 3rd qualifying round are seeded by the highest ranking of the clubs involved.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of Q3 qualify for the play-off round.

ECL-PO: Play-off Round (34 clubs)
(unseeded < 15.000, seeded > 17.500)

Unknown
------------------------ --- ----------------
BATE Borisov **          Bls  17.500
Fiorentina               Ita >15.323
1.FC Köln                Ger  15.042
N5 **                    Ned  15.000 - 28.500

ECL-Q3 *3                      9.000 - 36.000

EL-Q3 &3                       7.500 - 44.000
EL-Q3 &3                       5.560 - 24.500


Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Villarreal               Esp  78.000             .
FC Basel **              Sui  55.000             .
Slavia Praha **          Cze  52.000             .
Young Boys **            Sui  37.000             NK Rijeka (**/*3)        Cro  15.000
PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000             Royal Antwerp **         Bel  14.500
Istanbul Basaksehir **   Tur  25.000             Hapoel Beer-Sheva **     Isr  14.000
Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.500             Sparta Praha **          Cze  13.500
West Ham United	         Eng >21.328             OGC Nice                 Fra  12.016
FK Astana **             Kaz  20.500             Anderlecht *3            Bel  11.500
Molde FK **              Nor  19.000             FC Fehérvár **           Hun  11.500
Zorya Luhansk *3         Ukr  18.000             Wolfsberger AC *3        Aut  11.000
APOEL Nicosia **         Cyp  18.000             Gil Vicente *3           Por  10.676
FCSB **                  Rom  17.500             Vitória Guimarães **     Por  10.676
.                                                CSKA Sofia **            Bul  10.500
.                                                Suduva Marijampole **    Lit  10.000
.                                                FC Twente Enschede *3    Ned  >9.860
.                                                Flora Tallinn *          Est   9.750

Before the draw the 34 club(pair)s of the 4th qualifying round are probably divided into 4 groups. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. See last year's UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round draw for more info.

ECL-POch: Play-off Round for Champions (10 clubs)
Seeded clubs                   coef.             Unseeded clubs                 coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
EL-Q3ch &3                     8.000 - 49.500    ECL-Q3ch *3                    4.000 - 25.000
EL-Q3ch &3                     7.250 - 41.000    ECL-Q3ch *3                    3.250 - 23.500
EL-Q3ch &3                     7.000 - 31.000    ECL-Q3ch *3                    2.750 - 23.000
EL-Q3ch &3                     7.000 - 25.000    ECL-Q3ch *3                    1.633 - 22.500
EL-Q3ch &3                     7.000 - 23.500    ECL-Q3ch *3                    1.075 - 19.500

Clubs eliminated in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League are seeded. UEFA may form groups for the draw.

Once the play-off round has been completed, the 32 remaining clubs are drawn into eight groups of four. For the purpose of the draw the clubs are divided into 4 pots. All pots are filled according to the club ranking.

Below it is assumed that high ranked teams of the play-off rounds qualify for the group stage.

ECL-GS: Group Stage (32 clubs)
Unknown
------------------------ --- ----------------
PAOK Thessaloniki **     Gre  25.000
Istanbul Basaksehir **   Tur  25.000
Maccabi Tel-Aviv **      Isr  24.500
West Ham United	*4       Eng >21.328
FK Astana **             Kaz  20.500
Molde FK **              Nor  19.000
Zorya Luhansk *3         Ukr  18.000
APOEL Nicosia **         Cyp  18.000
FCSB **                  Rom  17.500

EL-PO &4                       7.380 - 49.500
EL-PO &4                       7.250 - 46.000
EL-PO &4                       7.000 - 44.000
EL-PO &4                       7.000 - 41.000
EL-PO &4                       7.000 - 31.000
EL-PO &4                       6.360 - 27.500
EL-PO &4                       5.560 - 25.000
EL-PO &4                       5.435 - 24.500
EL-PO &4                       5.420 - 23.500
EL-PO &4                       5.275 - 23.000

ECL-PO *4                     17.500 - 36.000
ECL-PO *4                    >15.323 - 28.500
ECL-PO *4                     15.042 - 24.500
ECL-PO *4                     15.000 - 24.500

ECL-POch *4                    4.000 - 22.500
ECL-POch *4                    3.250 - 19.500
ECL-POch *4                    2.750 - 17.000
ECL-POch *4                    1.633 - 15.500
ECL-POch *4                    1.075 - 14.000


Pot 1                          coef.             Pot 2                          coef.
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
Villarreal *4            Esp  78.000             .
FC Basel **              Sui  55.000             .
Slavia Praha **          Cze  52.000             .
Young Boys **            Sui  37.000             .
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Pot 3                          coef.             Pot 4                          coef.
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Clubs from the same association will not be drawn into the same group and are paired to play on separate days as much as possible. The groups A-D are assigned a red colour and the groups E-H are blue. When a paired club is drawn into a group the other paired club can only be drawn into a group with another colour. See last year's UEFA Europa Conference League group stage draw for more info.

A computer draw determines the fixtures such that each club plays one home and one away match against each other club in its group. A club does not play more than two home or two away matches in a row and each club plays one home match and one away match on the first two matchdays and the last two matchdays.

The eight group-winners of the group stage qualify for the round of 16. The eight runners-up of the group stage qualify for the knockout round play-offs. The clubs that finish this stage in 3rd and 4th position in their group are eliminated.

For the knockout round play-offs, the runners-up of the Europa Conference League are seeded above the third-placed teams of the Europa League Clubs from the same association can not be drawn against each other.

ECL-KO: Knockout round play-offs (16 clubs)
2nd in ECL group                                 3rd in EL group
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
.

For the round of 16, the group winners are seeded above the eight winners of the knockout round play-offs. Clubs from the same association can not be drawn against each other.

ECL-R16: Round of 16 (16 clubs)
1st in ECL group                                 winner of knockout round play-offs
------------------------ --- ----------------    ------------------------ --- ----------------
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For the draw of the quarter-finals and semi-finals no clubs will be seeded.

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
@p=club eliminated in CL preliminary round
@1=club eliminated in CL 1st qualifying round
&3=club eliminated in EL 3rd qualifying round
&4=club eliminated in EL play-off round
#=qualified for knockout round play-offs from group stage of the Europa League
*!=Russian clubs are suspended

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