UEFA European Competitions 1999-2000

List of Competing Teams

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European Cups Archive Index
European Cups 1999-2000 Index

UEFA Champions League 1999-2000

From the 1999-2000 season the UEFA Champions League is extended to allocate up to 4 places to the highest 15 ranked countries in UEFA's Table of National Association Co-efficients. These places are in lieu of UEFA Cup places previously allocated to these countries. Note however that the top 8 countries retain their additional places for National League Runners-up which were allocated from season 1997-98 onwards.

The 1998-99 Yugoslavian League Championship was abandoned unfinished on May 14th 1999 due to NATO action against that country. FK Partizan (Beograd) were declared champions on June 13th and played in the UEFA Champions League.

Clubs from Bosnia-Herzogovina have been excluded from the 1999-2000 as no play-off competition involving representatives of all regions of the country has been played. The Champions of 29th ranked country Belarus consequently entered the competition in Qualifying Phase 2.

Qualifying Phase 1 (Jul 14 and 21)
18 Champions of countries ranked 30-48¹ in UEFA Table of Co-efficients
   ÍBV (Vestmannæyjar), FC Haka (Valkeakoski), Skonto Riga,
   FC Liteks (Lovech), Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje, Zalgiris Vilnius, FK Partizan (Beograd),
   Zimbru Chisinau, Flora Tallin, Tsement Ararat, Glentoran, Valletta, Barry Town,
   St.Patrick's Athletic, HB (Tórshavn), SK Tirana, AS La Jeunesse d'Esch, Kapaz (Gänjä)
¹Bosnia-Herzogovina excluded

Qualifying Phase 2 (Jul 28 and Aug 4)
9  Phase 1 winners
    Sloga Jugomagnat Skopje, Zimbru Chisinau, Skonto Riga, Valletta, FK Partizan (Beograd),
    FC Haka (Valkeakoski), FC Liteks (Lovech), Zalgiris Vilnius, ÍBV (Vestmannæyjar)
13 Champions of countries ranked 17-29
    Dynamo Kyiv, Widzew Lódz¹, MTK Hungária, RC Genk, Slovan Bratislava, Rapid  Bucuresti,
    AIK (Stockholm), Dinamo Tbilisi, Anorthosis of Ammóchostos, Rangers, Hapoel Haifa,
    Maribor Teatanic, Dnepr-Transmash Mogilev 
6 2nd placed teams of countries ranked 10-15
    Molde FK, SK Rapid (Wien), CSKA (Moskva), NK Rijeka, Besiktas, Brøndby IF
¹Polish Champions Wisla Kraków were bannned from European competition for this season

Qualifying Phase 3 (Aug 10/11 and 24/25)
14 Phase 2 winners
    Hapoel Haifa, SK Rapid (Wien), FK Partizan (Beograd), Molde FK, Brøndby IF, Maribor Teatanic,
    Dynamo Kyiv, Zimbru Chisinau, Rangers, MTK Hungária, Anorthosis of Ammóchostos, Widzew Lódz,
    AIK (Stockholm), Skonto Riga
6 Champions of countries ranked 11-16
    SK Sturm Graz, Spartak (Moskva), NK Croatia¹ (Zagreb), Galatasaray, AaB (Aalborg),
    Servette FC Genève
3 2nd placed teams of countries ranked 7-9
    Boavista, AEK (Athína), FK Teplice
6 3rd placed teams of countries ranked 1-6
    Parma, Hertha BSC, RCD Mallorca, Olympique Lyonnais, PSV (Eindhoven), Chelsea
3 4th placed teams of countries ranked 1-3
    Fiorentina, Borussia Dortmund, Valencia
¹NK Croatia known as NK Dinamo from December 1999.

Group Phase 1 (Sep 14/15, 21/22, 28/29, Oct 19/20, 26/27, Nov 2/3)
16 Qualifying Phase 3 winners
    AIK (Stockholm), SK Sturm Graz, Fiorentina, Boavista, Hertha BSC, PSV (Eindhoven), Valencia,
    NK Croatia¹ (Zagreb), Chelsea, Rangers, Molde FK, Spartak (Moskva), Galatasaray, Dynamo Kyiv,
    Borussia Dortmund, Maribor Teatanic
10 Champions of countries ranked 1-10 (including Cup holders)
    Milan, Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Girondins Bordeaux, Feyenoord, Manchester
    United (holders), FC Porto, Olympiakos (Peraías), Sparta Praha, Rosenborg BK
6 2nd placed teams of countries ranked 1-6
    Lazio, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, Olympique Marseille, Willem II (Tilburg),
¹NK Croatia known as NK Dinamo from December 1999
Clubs are placed in 8 groups of four clubs playing each other home and away.
Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw. Teams level on
points are seperated by aggregate score (including away goals) in games
against each other, and then overall goal difference in all group matches.
The top two teams in each group qualify for Group Phase 3. The third
placed teams enter the UEFA Cup Third Round.

Group Phase 2 (Nov 23/24, Dec 7/8, Feb 29/Mar 1, 7/8, 14/15, 21/22)
16 Group Phase 1 winners and runners-up
    Lazio, Dynamo Kyiv, FC Barcelona, Fiorentina, Rosenborg BK, Feyenoord, Manchester United,
    Olympique Marseille, Real Madrid, FC Porto, Valencia, Bayern München, Sparta Parha,
    Girondins Bordeaux, Chelsea, Hertha BSC
Clubs are placed in 4 groups of four clubs playing each other home and away.

Quarter-Finals (Apr 4/5 and 18/19)
8 Group Phase 2 winners and runners-up
    FC Barcelona, FC Porto, Manchester United, Valencia, Bayern München, Real Madrid,
    Lazio, Chelsea
Semi-Finals (May 2/3 and 9/10)
4 Quarter-Finals Winners
    FC Barcelona, Valencia, Bayern München, Real Madrid
Final, Stade de France, Paris, 24 May 2000, 2045 hrs local time
2 Semi-Finals Winners
    Real Madrid, Valencia

Index | UEFA Cup

UEFA Cup 1999-2000

From 1999-2000 the UEFA Cup incorporates the old UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and thus National Cup Winners will compete in it along with other clubs finishing just below UEFA Champions League qualifying positions in their National Leagues. Some countries allocate their lowest UEFA Cup place to the National League Cup winners (these teams are shown below in italics prefixed by ¤). In addition three places are reserved for winners of the UEFA Fair Play Competion and three places are allocated to the winners of the UEFA Inter-Toto Cup Finals.

Note that if the National Cup Winners qualify for the UEFA Champions League then the Cup Runners-up are entered in their place (these teams are shown below in italics). If the Runners-up also qualify for the UEFA Champions League then the losing Semi-Finalists play-off for the place (these teams are shown below in italics prefixed by *). If the winners of a Semi-Finalists play-off finish lower in the league than the highest placed team qualifying via league placings (as happened this season in Turkey) then the team placed higher in the National League will be allocated the place in the First Round normally allocated to the National Cup winners (the teams involved are shown below prefixed by ¤).

Note that the 1998-99 Yugoslavian League Championship and Cup competitions were abandoned unfinished on May 14th 1999 due to NATO action against that country, FK Partizan (Beograd) were later declared champions. Crvena Zvezda (Beograd) and FK Vojvodina (Novi Sad) who finished 3rd and 4th in the Championship and were Cup Semi-Finalists represented Yugoslavia in the UEFA Cup. FK Obilic (Beograd) who finished 2nd in the Championship and were also Cup Semi- Finalists have been excluded due to their links with alleged war criminals.

Clubs from Bosnia-Herzogovina have been excluded from the 1999-2000 competion as the play-off competition involving clubs from all regions of the country did not take place. Consequently the National Cup Winners of the 19th and 20th ranked countries, Belgium and the Czech Republic, entered the competition at the First Round stage.

Qualifying Phase (Aug 10/12 and 24/26)
27 National Cup winners from countries ranked 22-49¹
    Steaua Bucuresti, IFK Göteborg, Torpedo Kutaisi, APOEL (Lefkosía), Celtic,
    Hapoel Tel-Aviv, SCT Olimpija (Ljubljana), Belshina Bobruisk, Leiftur, HJK (Helsinki),
    FK Riga, CSKA (Sofia), Vardar Skopje, Kareda Siauliai², FK Vojvodina³ (Novi Sad),
    Sheriff Tiraspol, FC Levadia Maarduº, Shirak Gyumri, Portadown, Birkirkara, Inter Cardiffª,
    Bray Wanderers, KÍ (Klaksvík), KS Vllaznia (Shkodër), FC Mondercange, Neftchi (Baki),
    FC Vaduz
33 2nd placed clubs from countries ranked 16-48¹ in UEFA Table of Co-efficients
    Grasshopper-Club Zürich, Shakhtar Donetsk, Legia Warszawa, Ferencvárosi TC,
    Club Brugge KV, ASK Inter Slovnaft Bratislava, Dinamo Bucuresti, Helsingborgs IF,
    Lokomotivi Tbilisi, Omonia (Lefkosía), St.Johnstone, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, HIT Gorica,
    BATE Borisov, KR (Reykjavik), VPS (Vaasa), Metalurgs Liepaja, PFC Levski (Sofia),
    Sileks Kratova, FBK Kaunusµ, Crvena Zvezda³ (Beograd), Constructorul
    Chisinau, FC Lantana Tallinnº, FK Yerevan, Linfield, Sliema Wanderers, Cwmbran Town,
    Cork City, B36 (Tórshavn), KS Bylis (Ballsh), F91 Dudelange, FK Shamkir
13 3rd placed clubs from countries ranked 9-21
    SK Sigma Olomouc, Viking FK (Stavanger), Grazer AK, Lokomotiv (Moskva), Hajduk Split,
    Ankaragücü, Lyngby FC, FC Zürich, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rig, Lech Poznan, Újpesti TE,
    RSC Anderlecht, Spartak Trnava
Champions of Andorra
    CE Principat
3 Fair Play Clubs
    Kilmarnock, FK Bodø/Glimt, JK Tulevik Viljandi
¹Clubs from Bosnia-Herzogovina excluded.
²Kareda Siauliai known as Kareda Kaunos from early 2000.
³Yugoslavian Cup and League competitions not completed. The two UEFA Cup places were
allocated to Crvena Zvezda and Vojvodina who were placed 3rd and 4th in the league when it
was abandoned and had reached the Cup semi-finals. FK Obilic (Beograd) were placed 2nd
in the league and were also Cup semi-finalists but they were excluded due to one of their
officials being endicted for war crimes. 
ºTallina Sadama JK and FC Levadia Maardu started the 1998-99 Estonian Cup competition as
separate teams. During the winter they merged and continued as FC Levadia Maardu, eventually
winning the Cup. Tallina had finished the 1998 Championship in 3rd place, but since they
have won the Cup as FC Levadia Maardu, the final UEFA Cup place went to Lantana.
ªInter Cardiff previously known as Inter CableTel.
µFBK Kaunus known as Zalgiris Kaunus from September 1999 to early 2000.

First Round (Sep 14/16 and 28/30)
38 Qualifying Phase winners
    Steaua Bucuresti, Ankaragücü, Hajduk Split, PFC Levski (Sofia), SCT Olimpija (Ljubljana),
    RSC Anderlecht, Grasshopper-Club Zürich, CSKA (Sofia), FC Zürich, St.Johnstone, Celtic,
    Inter Slovnaft Br'slava, Omonia (Lefkosía), Lokomotivi Tbilisi, Dinamo Bucuresti, Crvena
    Zvezda (Beograd), Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Ferencvárosi TC, Helsingborgs IF, IFK Göteborg,
    Club Brugge KV, Kilmarnock, Kryvbas Kryvyi Rig, Lyngby FC, Viking FK (Stavanger), Legia
    Warszawa, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Lokomotiv (Moskva), Torpedo Kutaisi, FK Bodø/Glimt, FK Vojvodina
    (Novi Sad), Lech Poznan, SK Sigma Olomouc, Grazer AK, Spartak Trnava, HIT Gorica, HJK
    (Helsinki), Shakhtar Donetsk
21 National Cup winners from countries ranked 1-21
    *Bologna, Werder Bremen, Atlético Madrid, FC Nantes-Atlantique, Ajax
    Newcastle United, SC Beira-Mar, Panathinaikos, Slavia Praha, Stabæk IF,
    LASK Linz, Zenit (Sankt-Peterburg), NK Osijek, §Fenerbahçe,
    AB (København), Lausanne-Sports, Karpaty L'viv, Amica Wronki, Debreceni VSC,
    Lierse SK, Dukla Banská Bystrica, 
2 3rd placed clubs from countries ranked 7-8
    SL Benfica, PAOK (Thessaloníki)
5 4th placed clubs from countries ranked 4-8
    AS Monaco, Vitesse (Arnhem), Leeds United, Sporting CP, Ionikis (Nikea Peraías)
8 5th placed clubs from countries ranked 1-8
    Roma, 1.FC Kaiserslautern, RC Celta Vigo, ¤RC Lens, Roda JC (Kerkrade), ¤Tottenham
    Hotspur, Vitória FC (Setúbal), Aris (Thessaloníki)
3 6th placed clubs from countries ranked 1-3
    Udinese, VfL Wolfsburg, RC Deportivo La Coruña
3 UEFA Inter-Toto Cup winners
    Juventus, Montpellier HSC, West Ham United
16 UEFA Champions League Qualifying Phase 3 losers
    AEK (Athína), Servette FC Genève, Widzew Lódz, Brøndby IF, Anorthosis of Ammóchostos,
    Zimbru Chisinau, Hapoel Haifa, MTK Hungária, Skonto Riga, Parma, RCD Mallorca, FK Partizan (Beograd),
    SK Rapid (Wien), AaB (Aalborg), FK Teplice, Olympique Lyonnais
Second Round (Oct 19/21 and Nov 2/4)
48 First Round winners
    Roma, Atlético Madrid, SL Benfica, Aris (Thessaloníki), Amica Wronki,
    Juventus, AS Monaco, Newcastle United, 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Ajax,
    Grasshopper-Club Zürich, Grazer AK, FC Nantes-Atlantique, MTK Hungária,
    Vitesse (Arnhem), Hapoel Haifa, RC Celta Vigo, Legia Warazawa, Bologna,
    FC Zürich, RSC Anderlecht, Tottenham Hotspur, Viking FK (Stavanger), West Ham United,
    Celtic, FK Teplice, Parma, PAOK (Thessaloníki), Helsingborgs IF, IFK Göteborg,
    Inter Slovnaft Br'slava, Widzew Lódz, Lokomotiv (Moskva), Roda JC (Kerkrade),
    Werder Bremen, RC Lens, PFC Levski (Sofia), AEK (Athína),
    RCD Mallorca, Slavia Praha, Panathinaikos, Olympique Lyonnais, Steaua Bucuresti,
    RC Deportivo La Coruña, Udinese, VfL Wolfsburg, Leeds United, Montpellier HSC
Third Round (Nov 23/25 and Dec 7/9)
24 Second Round winners
    RC Lens, 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Atlético Madrid, Ajax, SL Benfica,
    Parma, Steaua Bucuresti, Olympique Lyonnais, VfL Wolfsburg, Panathinaikos,
    Newcastle United, Leeds United, AEK (Athína), Bologna, RCD Mallorca,
    Roma, Juventus, Werder Bremen, FC Nantes-Atlantique, AS Monaco, Slavia Praha,
    RC Celta Vigo, RC Deportivo La Coruña, Udinese
8 3rd placed clubs in UEFA Champions League Group Phase 1
    Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, SK Sturm Graz, Olympiakos (Peraías),
    Rangers, Spartak (Moskva), Galatasaray
Fourth Round (Feb 29/Mar 2 and Mar 7/9)
16 Third Round winners
    RC Celta Vigo, Roma, RC Deportivo La Coruña, RCD Mallorca, Borussia Dortmund,
    Arsenal, Leeds United, Juventus, Werder Bremen, RC Lens, Parma, Slavia Praha,
    AS Monaco, Galatasaray, Atlético Madrid, Udinese

Quarter-Finals (Mar 14/16 and 21/23)
8 Fourth Round winners
    RCD Mallorca, RC Celta Vigo, RC Lens, Arsenal, Galatasaray,
    Leeds United, Werder Bremen, Slavia Praha
Semi-Finals (Apr 4/6 and Apr 18/20)
4 Quarter-Finals Winners
    RC Lens, Galatasaray, Arsenal, Leeds United
Final 17 May, Parken Stadion, København, 17 May 2000, 2045 local time)
2 Semi-Finals Winners
    Galatasaray, Arsenal

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About this document

Prepared and maintained by James M. Ross and Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
The list of competitors was originally compiled from the National League Tables contained in the RSSSF archive. Thanks are due to the many contributors to the archiveand to Martin Protzen and Erdinç Sivritepe who supplied details of round dates.

Author: James M. Ross

Last updated: 10 May 2000

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