Europa Conference League group stage: Meet the teams | UEFA Europa Conference League


Anderlecht, Basel, Fiorentina, West Ham and Villarreal are amongst the 32 teams plotting their path to the ultimate in Prague on this season’s competitors.

This yr’s hopefuls comprise of twenty-two winners from the Europa Conference League play-offs plus ten dropping sides from the Europa League play-offs.

UEFA.com profiles all the contenders.

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Anderlecht (BEL)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 121
How they certified: Play-offs (W 1-1agg 3-1pens vs Young Boys)
Last season: Play-offs (L 5-4 vs Vitesse)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Winners (1982/83)

Apollon (CYP)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 110
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 3-1agg vs Olympiacos)
Last season: Second qualifying spherical (L 5-3agg vs Žilina)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2013/14, 2014/15, 2017/18, 2018/19)

Austria Wien (AUT)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 152
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 6-1agg vs Fenerbahçe)
Last season: Second qualifying spherical (L 3-2agg vs Breidablik)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Quarter-finals (1983/84, 2004/05)

AZ Alkmaar (NED)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 58
How they certified: Play-offs (W 6-1agg vs Gil Vicente)
Last season: Round of 32 (L 4-3agg vs Bodø/Glimt)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Runners-up (1980/81)

Ballkani (KOS)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): N/A
How they certified: Play-offs (W 3-1agg vs Shkupi)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2022/23)

Basel (SUI)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 29
How they certified: Play-offs (W 2-1agg vs CSKA-Sofia)
Last season: Round of 16 (L 4-2 vs Marseille)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Semi-finals (2012/13)

CFR Cluj (ROU)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 82
How they certified: Play-offs (W 1-0agg vs Maribor)
Last season: Group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 32 (2012/13, 2019/20)

Djurgården (SWE)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 269
How they certified: Play-offs (W 5-3agg vs APOEL)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2020/21)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Second spherical (1974/75, 2002/03)

Dnipro-1 (UKR)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): N/A
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 5-1agg vs AEK Larnaca)
Last season: N/A (European debut)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: N/A

FCSB (ROU)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 92
How they certified: Play-offs (W 4-3agg vs Viking)
Last season: Second qualifying spherical (L 2-2agg 5-3pens vs Shakhter Karagandy)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Semi-finals (2005/06)

Fiorentina (ITA)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): N/A
How they certified: Play-offs (W 2-1agg vs Twente)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2016/17)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Runners-up (1989/90)

Gent (BEL)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 59
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 4-0agg vs Omonoia)
Last season: Round of 16 (L 3-1agg vs PAOK)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Quarter-finals (1991/92)

Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 109
How they certified: Play-offs (W 2-2agg 4-3pens vs Universitatea Craiova)
Last season: Play-offs (L 3-1agg vs Anorthosis)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 32 (2016/17)

Hearts (SCO)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): N/A
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 3-1agg vs Zürich)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2016/17)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Quarter-finals (1988/89)

İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 65
How they certified: Play-offs (W 4-2agg vs Antwerp)
Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 16 (2019/20)

Köln (GER)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 101
How they certified: Play-offs (W 4-2agg vs Fehérvár)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2017/18)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Runners-up (1985/86)

Lech (POL)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 208
How they certified: Play-offs (W 3-1agg vs Diddeleng)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2020/21)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 32 (2008/09)

Molde (NOR)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 88
How they certified: Play-offs (W 4-1agg vs Wolfsberg)
Last season: Third qualifying spherical (L 4-4agg 4-3pens vs Trabzonspor)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 16 (2020/21)

Nice (FRA)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 115
How they certified: Play-offs (W 2-1agg vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv)
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage (fourth)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 32 (2017/18)

Partizan (SRB)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 67
How they certified: Play-offs (W 7-4agg vs Hamrun)
Last season: Round of 16 (L 8-3agg vs Feyenoord)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Round of 16 (1974/75, 1984/85, 1990/91, 2004/05)

Pyunik (ARM)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 284
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 0-0agg 3-2pens vs Sheriff)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2019/20)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2022/23)

RFS (LVA)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 285
How they certified: Play-offs (W 1-1agg 4-2pens vs Linfield)
Last season: Third qualifying spherical (L 3-2agg vs Gent)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: First qualifying spherical (2019/20, 2020/21)

Shamrock Rovers (IRL)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 171
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 4-1agg vs Ferencváros)
Last season: Play-offs (L 5-2agg vs Flora)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2011/12, 2022/23)

Silkeborg (DEN)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): N/A
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 2-1agg vs HJK)
Last season: N/A (first European marketing campaign since 2001/02)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2022/23)

Sivasspor (TUR)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 188
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 5-1agg vs Malmö)
Last season: Play-offs (L 7-1agg vs Copenhagen)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2021/22, 2022/23)

Slavia Praha (CZE)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 32
How they certified: Play-offs (W 3-2agg vs Raków)
Last season: Quarter-finals (L 6-4agg vs Feyenoord)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Semi-finals (1995/96)

Slovácko (CZE)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 220
How they certified: Play-offs (W 4-0agg vs AIK)
Last season: Second qualifying spherical (L 1-1agg 3-2pens vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Third qualifying spherical (2022/23)

Slovan Bratislava (SVK)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 113
How they certified: Play-offs (W 2-2agg 6-5pens vs Zrinjski)
Last season: Play-offs (L 3-2agg vs Bodø/Glimt)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2011/12, 2019/20)

Vaduz (LIE)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 194
How they certified: Play-offs (W 2-1agg vs Rapid Wien)
Last season: Second qualifying spherical (L 5-2agg vs Újpest)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2022/23)

Villarreal (ESP)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 18
How they certified: Play-offs (W 6-2agg vs Hajduk Split)
Last season: UEFA Champions League semi-finals (L 5-2agg vs Liverpool)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Winners (2020/21)

West Ham (ENG)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 74
How they certified: Play-offs (W 6-1agg vs Viborg)
Last season: UEFA Europa League semi-finals (L 3-1agg vs Frankfurt)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Semi-finals (2021/22)

Žalgiris (LTU)

UEFA coefficient rating (finish of 2021/22): 147
How they certified: Europa League play-offs (L 4-3agg vs Ludogorets)
Last season: Play-offs (L 3-2agg vs Bodø/Glimt)
Best UEFA Cup/Europa League efficiency: Group stage (2022/23)

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