o 98-99 Competitors in Euro Competitions

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Entrants by Competition

The rankings in the table below refer to the current UEFA Coefficients rankings from 93-98 which are used to determine

The color coding used in the table is a graphical way of indicating the rankings from the 92-97 coefficients, which are used to determine the number of UEFA Cup places each nation is allotted next year. The colors also give an idea of the changing fortunes of countries over the last year. Greece, for example, has risen from 9th to 8th , thus gaining the 2nd Champions League berth contraversially denied them last year while Turkey, their victors in that fierce battle last year, fell dramatically from 8th to 14th. If you want to know more, read Martin Protzen's FAQ on UEFA's Seedings System.

As regards reading the table, all entries will hold one team unless otherwise specified by a number. If you grow impatient waiting for domestic seasons to end and this table to fill up, you might want to to take a look at how it all shook up last year. Finally, if you can help in completing the table, have comments to make or even questions to ask, don't hesitate to mail me. Merci.

Colm


RANK
COUNTRY
EC1
EC2 EC3 UIC COMMENTS
1 Italy Juventus *
Internazionale
Lazio * Udinese
Parma
Roma
Fiorentina
Bologna
Sampdoria
2 Germany Kaiserslautern *
Bayern München
MSV Duisburg * Bayer Leverkusen
Schalke '04
Vfb Stuttgart
Hansa Rostock
Werder Bremen
3 Spain Real Madrid *
Barcelona *
Athletic Bilbao *
Real Mallorca Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid
Celta Vigo
Real Betis
Valencia
Espanyol
4 France Lens *
Metz *
Paris St. Germain Olympique Marseille
Monaco
Girondins de Bordeaux
Olympique Lyonnais
Auxerre
Bastia
5 Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam *
PSV *
SC Heerenveen Vitesse Arnhem
Feyenoord
Willem II Tilburg *
Fortuna Sittard
FC Twente *
Heerenveen beat FC Twente 3-1 to clinch EC2 place
6 England Arsenal *
Manchester United
Chelsea * Newcastle United * Liverpool
Leeds United
Blackburn Rovers
Aston Villa
Crystal Palace * England awarded an extra UEFA Cup berth for Fair Play
7 Portugal Porto *
Benfica
Braga Vitoria Guimaraes
Sporting Lisbon
Maritimo Funchal *
Estrela da Amadora
8 Greece Olympiakos *
Panathinaikos
Panionios * AEK
PAOK Thessaloniniki
Ionikis
Iraklis
9 Czech Republic Sparta Praha * Jablonec * Slavia Praha
Sigma Olomouc
BanÝk Ostrava
Slovan WSK Liberec
10 Norway Rosenborg Vålerenga * Brann
Strømsgodset
Molde
StabŠk
Kongsvinger
Norway awarded an extra UEFA Cup berth for Fair Play
11 Austria Sturm Graz * SV Ried * Rapid Wien
Grazer AK
SV Salzburg
Austria Wien
12 Russia Spartak Moscow * Lokomotiv Moscow * Dinamo Moscow
Rotor Volgograd
Shinnik Yaroslavl
Baltika Kaliningrad
13 Croatia Croatia Zagreb * Varteks Varazdin Hajduk Split *
Osijek *
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
14 Turkey Galatasaray * Besiktas * Fenerbahce
Trabzonspor
Istanbulspor
Samsunspor
Altay
15 Denmark Brøndby * FC København * Silkeborg
Vejle
AB
Lyngby
16 Switzerland Grasshoppers Lausanne * Servette
FC Zürich
Sion
St.Gallen
17 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv CSKA Kyiv Shakhtar Donetsk Vorskla Poltava
18 Poland LKS Lodz * Amica Wronki * Polonia Warsaw
Wisla Krakow
 
19 Hungary Ujpest * MTK * Ferencvßros DVSC-Epona
Diosgyori
20 Belgium Club Brugge * Genk Germinal Ekeren
Anderlecht
Harelbeke
Lommel
Harelbeke should have taken the EC3 place of Anderlecht, who were suspended for a year from European competition
Now, it seems that UEFA is prepared to abide with the sports tribunal's findings and re-instate the Brussels club. Shame.
21 Slovakia 1.FC Kosice * Spartak Trnava Inter Bratislava OD Trencin
22 Romania Steaua Bucuresti * Rapid Bucuresti * Arges Dacia Pitesti
Otelul Galati
National Bucuresti
23 Sweden Halmstad Helsingborg IF * IFK Göteborg
Malmö
Örebro
Örgryte
24 Georgia Dinamo Tbilisi Dinamo Batumi Kolkheti 1913 Poti Torpedo Kutaisi
25 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta * Apollon Limassol * Omonia * Ethnikos Achna
26 Scotland Glasgow Celtic * Hearts * Glasgow Rangers
Kilmarnock *
N/A
27 Israel Betar Jerusalem * Maccabi Haifa Hapoel Tel Aviv Hapoel Haifa
28 Slovenia Maribor Teatanic Rudar Velenje * Mura Olimpija
29 Belarus Dinamo Minsk Lokomotiv-96 Vitebsk Belshina Bobruisk Dnepr Mogilyov
30 Iceland ═BV Keflavik IA Akranes Leiftur?
31 Finland HJK Haka Valkeakoski VPS
FinnPa
TPS? Finland awarded an extra UEFA Cup berth for Fair Play
32 Latvia Skonto Liepaja Metalurgs * LU/Daugava Dinaburg
33 Bulgaria Litex Lovech * Levski Sofia CSKA Neftohimik Burgas?
34 FYRO Macedonia Sileks Kratovo Vardar Skopje Sloga-Jugomagnat Makedonija Skopje
35 Lithuania Kareda Siauliai Ekranas Panevezys Zalgiris Vilnius Inkaras Kaunas
36 Yugoslavia Obilic * Partizan * Crvena Zvezda Vojvodina Novi Sad
37 Moldova Zimbru Chisinau * Constructorul Chisinau * Tiligul Tiraspol N/A
38 Estonia Flora Tallinn Lantana Sadam Tallinn Tulevik Viljandi
39 Liechtenstein N/A FC Vaduz N/A N/A
40 Armenia FK Yerevan Tsement Ararat * Shirak Gyumri Erebuni-Homenmen Yerevan? From compressed Fall Season '97
41 Northern Ireland Cliftonville Glentoran * Linfield  
42 Malta Valletta * Hibernians Birkirkara Sliema Wanderers
43 Republic of Ireland St. Patrick's Athletic * Cork City Shelbourne Shamrock Rovers
44 Wales Barry Town * Bangor City Newtown Ebbw Vale
45 Faroe Islands B-36 Torshavn Gotu Itrottarfelag Havnar Boltfelag VB
46 Albania Vllaznia ShkodŰr Apolonia Fier SK Tirana Non-Entrants
47 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch Grevenmacher Union Luxembourg Hobscheid
48 Azerbaijan Kepez Gankja * Karabakh Agdam * Dinamo Baku Baki Fahlasi
49 Andorra N/A N/A Charlie's Restaurant
(Club Esportiu Principat)*
Non-Entrants
49 Bosnia-Herzigovina N/A N/A Zeljeznicar *
Sarajevo *
Non-Entrants Moslem and Croat teams play off for EC1 place. Runners-up enters EC3
49 San Marino N/A N/A N/A Non-Entrants


Footnotes

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