2019-20 Europa League Qualifiers

The teams below have tentatively qualified for next season’s Europa League tournament, with final confirmation to be provided prior to the preliminary round draw on 11 June 2019. Keep an eye on this page for updates as league competitions finish up around Europe over the next month.

That preliminary round will begin on 27 June 2019, and will culminate in the final, which will be played at Stadion Energa Gdańsk in Gdańsk, Poland on 27 May 2020.

Preliminary Round

Draw: 11 June 2019
First leg: 27 June 2019
Second leg: 4 July 2019

Progrès Niederkorn  – 4th place – Luxembourg National Division
Ballymena United – 2nd place – Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) Premiership
Cliftonville – winner of Europa League playoff in NIFL Premiership
Barry Town United – 3rd place – Welsh Premier League
Cardiff Metropolitan University winner of Europa League playoff in Welsh Premier League
NSÍ Runavík – 2nd place – Faroe Islands Premier League
KÍ Klaksvík4th place – Faroe Islands Premier League
Europa – winner of Gibtelecom Rock Cup (Gibraltar)
St Joseph’s – 3rd place – Gibraltar Premier Division
Engordany – winner of Copa Constitucio) (Andorra)
Sant Julia – 2nd place – Primera Divisio (Andorra)
Tre Fioriwinner of Coppa Titano (San Marino)
La Fiorita – 2nd place – Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio (San Marino)
Prishtina – winner of Kosovar Cup

First Qualifying Round

Draw: 19 June 2019 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
First leg: 9 & 11 July 2019
Second leg: 18 July 2019

Hajduk Split – 4th place – Croatian First Football League
Brøndby – winner of Europa League playoff in Danish Superliga
Maccabi Haifa – 2nd place – Israeli Premier League
Hapoel Be’er Sheva – 3rd place – Israeli Premier League
AEK Larnaca – 2nd place – Cypriot First Division
Apollon Limassol – 3rd place – Cypriot First Division
FCSB – 2nd place – Liga I (Romania)
Universitatea Craiova – (4th place – Liga I)
Legia Warsaw – 2nd place – Ekstraklasa (Poland)
Cracovia – 4th place – Ekstraklasa
IFK Norrköping – 2nd place – Allsvenskan (Sweden)
Malmö FF3rd place – Allsvensken
Neftçi Baku– 2nd place – Azerbaijan Premier League
Sabail – 3rd place – Azerbaijan Premier League
CSKA Sofia – 2nd place – First Professional Football League (Bulgaria)
Levski Sofia – winner of Europa League playoff in First Professional Football League
Radnički Niš – 2nd place – Serbian SuperLiga
Čukarički – 4th place – Serbian SuperLiga
Rangers – 2nd place – Scottish Premiership
Kilmarnock – 3rd place – Scottish Premiership
Aberdeen4th place – Scottish Premiership
Shakhtyor Soligorsk – 2nd place – Belarusian Premier League
Dinamo Minsk – 3rd place – Belarusian Premier League
Vitebsk – 4th place – Belarusian Premier League
Kairat – 2nd place – Kazakhstan Premier League; winner Kazakhstan Cup
Tobol – 3rd place – Kazakhstan Premier League
Ordabasy – 4th place – Kazakhstan Premier League
Molde – 2nd place – Eliteserien (Norway)
Brann – 3rd place – Eliteserien
Haugesand – 4th place – Eliteserien
Olimpija Ljubljana2nd place – Slovenian PrvaLiga
Domžale – 3rd place – Slovenian PrvaLiga
Mura – 4th place – Slovenian PrvaLiga
Vaduzwinner of Liechtenstein Cup
Spartak Trnava – winner of Slovak Cup
DAC Dunajská Streda – 2nd place – Slovak First Football League
Ružomberok – 3rd place – Slovak First Premier League
Milsami Orhei – 2nd place – Moldovan National Division
Petrocub Hînceşti – 3rd place – Moldovan National Division
Speranța Nisporeni4th place – Moldovan National Division
Kukësi – winner of Albanian Cup
Teuta – 3rd place – Albanian Superliga
Laçi – 6th place[1] – Albanian Superliga
Stjarnen – winner of Icelandic Cup
Breiőablik – 2nd place – Úrvalsdeild (Iceland)
KR – 4th place – Úrvalsdeild
MOL Fehérvár – 2nd place – Nemzeti Bajnokság (Hungary)
Debrecen3rd place – Nemzeti Bajnokság
Honvéd – 4th place – Nemzeti Bajnokság
Akademija Pandev – winner of Macedonian Football Cup
Shkupi – 4th place – Macedonian First League
Makedonija GP – 5th place[2] – Macedonian First League
Inter Turku – winner of Finnish Cup
RoPS2nd place – Veikkausliiga (Finland)
KuPS – 3rd place – Veikkausliiga
Cork City – 2nd place – League of Ireland Premier Division
Shamrock Rovers – 3rd place – League of Ireland Premier Division
St Patrick’s Athletic – 5th place[3] – League of Ireland Premier Division
Zrinjski Mostar – 2nd place – Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Široki Brijeg – 3rd place – Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Radnik Bijeljina5th place[4] – Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ventspils2nd place – Latvian Higher League
RFS – 3rd place – Latvian Higher League
Liepāja4th place – Latvian Higher League
Narva Trans – winner  of Estonian Cup
FCI Levadia – 2nd place – Meistriliiga (Estonia)
Flora – 3rd place – Meistriliiga
Žalgiris – winner of Lithuanian Football Cup
Riteriai – 3rd placeA Lyga (Lithuania)
Kauno Žalgiris – 5th place[5] – A Lyga
Budućnost Podgorica – winner of Montenegrin Cup
Zeta – 3rd place – Montenegrin First League
Titograd – 4th place – Montenegrin First League
Torpedo Kutaisi – winner of Georgian Cup
Dinamo Tbilisi – 2nd place – Erovnuli Liga (Georgia)
Chikhura Sachkhere – 4th place – Erovnuli Liga)
Alashkert – winner of Armenian Cup
Pyunik – 2nd place – Armenian Premier League
Banants – 3rd place – Armenian Premier League
Balzan – winner of Maltese FA Trophy
Hibernians – 2nd place – Maltese Premier League
Gżira United3rd place – Maltese Premier League
Fola Esch – 2nd place – Luxembourg National Division
Jeunesse Esch – 3rd place – Luxembourg National Division
Crusaders – winner of Irish Cup
Connah’s Quay Nomads2nd place – Welsh Premier League; winner Welsh Cup
B36 Torshavn – winner of Faroe Islands Cup

Second Qualifying Round

Draw: 18-19 June 2019 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
First leg: 25 July 2019
Second leg: 1 August 2019

Champions Path

Piast GliwicePolish champions; lost in Champions League first qualifying round
Ludogorets Razgrad
– Bulgarian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Astana
Kazakh champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Slovan Bratislava
Slovakian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Sheriff TiraspolMoldovan champions; lost in UCL 1QR
PartizaniAlbanian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
ValurIcelandic champions; lost in UCL 1QR
ShkëndijaNorth Macedonian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Riga
Latvian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Sūduva
Lithuanian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Ararat-Armenia
Armenian champions; lost in UCL 1QR
F91 Dudelange
Luxembourg champions; lost in UCL 1QR
Linfield
Northern Ireland champions; lost in UCL 1QR
HB TorshavnFaroe Island champions; lost in UCL 1QR
FeronikeliKosovo champions; lost in UCL 1QR
FC Santa ColomaAndorran champions; lost in UCL Preliminary Round Final
Lincoln Red ImpsGibraltar champions; lost in UCL Preliminary Round Semifinal
Tre PenneSan Marino champions; lost in UCL Preliminary Round Semifinal

Main Path

Espanyol – 7th place – La Liga (Spain)
Wolverhampton Wanderers – 7th place – English Premier League
Torino – 7th place[6]Serie A (Italy)
Eintracht Frankfurt – 7th place – Bundesliga (Germany)
Strasbourgwinner of Coupe de la Ligue (France)
Arsenal Tula – 6th place – Russian Premier League
Vitória de Guimarães – 5th place – Primeira Liga (Portugal)
Zorya Luhansk – 5th place – Ukrainian Premier League
Gent [7]– 5th place in Belgian First Division A
Yeni Malatyaspor – 6th place – Süper Lig (Turkey)
Sturm Graz – winner of Europa League playoff in Austrian Football Bundesliga
Luzern – 5th place – Swiss Super League
Jablonec – 4th place – Czech First League
Mladá Boleslav – winner of Europa League playoff in Czech First League
AZ – 3rd place – Eredivisie (Netherlands)
FC Utrecht – winner of Europa League playoff in Eredivisie
Atromitos – 4th place in Superleague Greece
Aris5th place – Superleague Greece
Osijek – 3rd place – Croatian First Football League
Esbjerg – 3rd place – Danish Superliga
AEL Limassol – winner of Cypriot Cup
Viitorul Constanța – winner of Cupa României (Romania)
Lechia Gdańsk – winner of Polish Cup
BK Häcken – winner of Svenska Cupen (Sweden)
Gabala – winner of Azerbaijan Cup
Lokomotiv Plovdiv – winner of Bulgarian Cup
Partizan – winner of Serbian Cup

Third Qualifying Round

Draw: 22 July 2019 (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
First leg: 8 August 2019
Second leg: 15 August 2019

Champions Path

Maccabi Tel Aviv – Israeli champion; lost in Champions League Second Qualifying Round
AIK – Swedish champions; lost in UCL 2QR
BATE Borisov – Belarusian champion; lost in UCL 2QR
HJK – Finnish champion; lost in UCL 2QR
Dundalk – Irish champion; lost in UCL 2QR
Nõmme Kalju – Estonian champion; lost in UCL 2QR
Sutjeska Nikšić – Montenegran champion; lost in UCL 2QR
Saburtalo Tbilisi – Georgian champion; lost in UCL 2QR
Valletta – Maltese champion; lost in UCL 2QR
The New Saints – Welsh champion; lost in UCL 2QR
Sarajevo – Bosnian champion; lost in UCL 1QR (bye to UEL 3QR)

Main Path

Spartak Moscow – 5th place – Russian Premier League
Braga – 4th place – Primeira Liga (Portugal)
Mariupol – 4th place – Ukrainian Premier League)
Antwerp [7]-Europa League playoff winner – Belgian First Division A
Trabzonspor – 4th place – Süper Lig (Turkey)
Austria Wien – 4th place – Austrian Football Bundesliga
Thun – 4th place – Swiss Super League
Sparta Prague – 3rd place – Czech First League
Feyenoord – 3rd place – Eredivisie (Netherlands)
AEK Athens – 3rd place – Superleague Greece
Rijeka – winner of Croatian Football Cup
Midtjylland – winner of Danish Cup
Bnei Yehuda – winner of Israel State Cup

Play-off Round

Draw: 5 August 2019
First leg: 22 August 2019
Second leg: 29 August 2019

Champions Path

PAOK – Greek champions; lost in Champions League Third Qualifying Round
Copenhagen – Danish champions; lost in UCL 3QR
Qarabağ – Azerbaijan champions; lost in UCL 3QR
Celtic – Scottish champions; lost in UCL 3QR
Maribor – Slovenian champions; lost in UCL 3QR
Ferencváros – Hungarian champions; lost in UCL 3QR

Group Stage (48 teams)

Draw: 30 August 2019
Matchday 1: 19 September 2019
Matchday 2: 3 October 2019
Matchday 3: 24 October 2019
Matchday 4: 7 November 2019
Matchday 5: 28 November 2019
Matchday 6: 12 December 2019

Getafe – 5th place – La Liga
Sevilla – 6th place – La Liga
Arsenal – 5th place – English Premier League
Manchester United – 6th place – English Premier League
Lazio – winner of Coppa Italia
Roma – 6th place – Serie A
Borussia Mönchengladbach – 5th place – Bundesliga
VfL Wolfsburg – 6th place – Bundesliga
Renneswinner of Coupe de France
Saint-Étienne – 4th place – Ligue 1 (France)
CSKA Moscow – 4th place – Russian Premier League
Sporting CP – winner of Taça de Portugal
Porto – 2nd place – Primeira Liga; lost in UCL 3QR
Dynamo Kyiv – 2nd place – Ukrainian Premier League; lost in UCL 3QR
Oleksandriya – 3rd place – Ukrainian Premier League
Standard Liège [7]3rd place – Belgian First Division A
İstanbul Başakşehir– 2nd place – Süper Lig; lost in UCL 3QR

Beşiktaş – 3rd place – Süper Lig
Wolfsberger AC – 3rd place – Austrian Football Bundesliga
Basel 2nd place – Swiss Super League
Lugano – 3rd place – Swiss Super League

Round of 32

Draw: 16 December 2019
First leg: 20 February 2020
Second leg: 27 February 2020

TBD


[1] Skënderbeu would have qualified as the fourth place finisher in the league, but it is banned from entering UEFA competition, and Flamurtari, the fifth place club failed to obtain a UEFA license, so the qualification passed to the 6th placed club.

[2] Vardar would have qualified as the runners-up of the of the Macedonian First Football League, but they failed to obtain UEFA license. As a result, the qualification slid to the 5th place club.

[3] Waterford would have qualified as the fourth-place team, but were ruled to have not passed the “three-year rule” as the club were reformed in 2016. As a result, the berth passed to the 5th place club.

[4] Željezničar would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth placed team of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but they failed to obtain a UEFA license. As a result, the qualification passed to the 5th place club.

[5] Stumbras would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the fourth placed team but had their UEFA license stripped. As a result, the qualification passed to the 5th place club.

[6] Milan qualified for the Europa League group stage as the fifth-placed of the 2018–19 Serie A, but were found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play rules and were excluded from competing in European competitions in 2019–20. As a result, the sixth-placed team Roma will enter the group stage instead of the second qualifying round, and the second qualifying round berth will be given to the seventh-placed team of the league, Torino.

[7] KV Mechelen has qualified for the Europa League group stage as the winners of the Belgian Cup, but were found guilty of match fixing, and have been prohibited by the Royal Belgian Football Association from taking part in European competition. The club’s appeal was denied and they were removed from the draw by the Royal Belgian Football Association. Standard Liege (3rd place in Belgian First Division) would enter in the group stage, Royal Antwerp (4th place) would enter in the third qualifying round, and Gent (5th place) qualify for Europa League and enter in the 2nd qualifying round.

Last Update: 16 August 2019