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2000–01 UEFA Cup

2000–01 UEFA Cup

Liverpool won the 2000–01 UEFA Cup with a golden goal in the final against Alavés for their third title in the competition. It completed a cup treble for the club, as they also won the FA Cup and the League Cup that season. The conclusion of the tournament by a golden goal is the only instance in any of the major European club cup competitions until the abolition of the rule in 2002.

English clubs had been banned from European competitions between 1985 and 1990 as a result of the Heysel disaster, and Liverpool were the first English side of the post-Heysel era to win the trophy. The previous English winners were Tottenham Hotspur in 1984. It was also Liverpool's first European trophy of the post-Heysel era.

2000–01 UEFA Cup
Dates8 August 2000 – 16 May 2001
Final positions
ChampionsEnglandLiverpool(3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played205
Goals scored566 (2.76 per match)

Association team allocation

A total of 145 teams from 51 UEFA associations participated in the 2000–01 UEFA Cup. Associations are allocated places according to their 1999 UEFA league coefficient.[1]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2000–01 UEFA Cup:

  • Associations 1–6 each enter three teams

  • Associations 7–8 each enter four teams

  • Associations 9–15 each enter two teams

  • Associations 16–21 each enter three teams

  • Associations 22–49 each enter two teams, with the exception of Liechtenstein who enter one.

  • Associations 50-51 each enter one team

  • The top three associations of the 1999–2000 UEFA Fair Play ranking each gain an additional berth

  • 16 teams eliminated from the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League are transferred to the UEFA Cup

  • 8 teams eliminated from the group stage of the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League are transferred to the UEFA Cup

  • 3 winners of the Intertoto Cup

  • The winner of the 1999-2000 UEFA Cup (not used due to Galatasaray's qualification to Champions League)

Association ranking

10Czech RepublicCzech Republic23.624+1(UCL)
26Georgia (country)Georgia12.166
31Federal Republic of YugoslaviaYugoslavia8.249+1(UCL)
35North MacedoniaMacedonia4.915
40Northern Ireland1.998
41Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1.832
44Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands1.249
49Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina0.500
51San MarinoSan Marino0.000
  • (FP): Additional fair play berth (Norway, Denmark, Scotland)

  • (UCL): Additional teams transferred from the UEFA Champions League

  • (IT): Additional teams from Intertoto Cup


Teams entering in this roundTeams advancing from previous roundTeams transferred from Champions League
Qualifying round
(82 teams)
  • 31 domestic cup winners from associations 19–49
  • 33 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–49
  • 13 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 9–21
  • 3 teams from the Fair Play rankings
  • 2 domestic league champions teams from Andorra and San Marino
First round
(96 teams)
  • 18 domestic cup winners from associations 1–18
  • 2 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7–8
  • 5 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 4–8
  • 8 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–8
  • 3 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 3 winners of the Intertoto Cup
  • 41 winners from the qualifying round
  • 16 losing teams from Champions League qualifying
Second round
(48 teams)
  • 48 winners from the first round
Third round
(32 teams)
  • 24 winners from the second round
  • 8 third placed teams from the Champions League first group stage
Fourth round
(16 teams)
  • 16 winners from the third round
Play offs
(8 teams)
  • 8 winners from the fourth round play the quarter finals, semi finals and final

Redistribution rules

A UEFA Cup place is vacated when a team qualify for both the Champions League and the UEFA Cup, or qualify for the UEFA Cup by more than one method. When a place is vacated, it is redistributed within the national association by the following rules:<

  • When the domestic cup winners (considered as the "highest-placed" qualifier within the national association) also qualify for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place is vacated, and the remaining UEFA Cup qualifiers are moved up one place, with the final place (with the earliest starting round) taken by the domestic cup runners-up, provided they do not already qualify for the Champions League or the UEFA Cup. Otherwise, this place is taken by the highest-placed league finisher which do not qualify for the UEFA Cup yet.

  • When the domestic cup winners also qualify for the UEFA Cup through league position, their place through the league position is vacated, and the UEFA Cup qualifiers which finish lower in the league are moved up one place, with the final place taken by the highest-placed league finisher which do not qualify for the UEFA Cup yet.

  • A place vacated by the League Cup winners is taken by the highest-placed league finisher which do not qualify for the UEFA Cup yet.

  • A Fair Play place is taken by the highest-ranked team in the domestic Fair Play table which do not qualify for the Champions League or UEFA Cup yet.


The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:

  • CW: Cup winners

  • CR: Cup runners-up

  • LC: League Cup winners

  • Nth: League position

  • P-W: End-of-season European competition play-off winners

  • FP: Fair play

  • IT: Intertoto Cup winners

  • UCL: Relegated from the Champions League GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round

Third round
GermanyBayer Leverkusen (UCL GS)UkraineShakhtar Donetsk (UCL GS)GreeceOlympiacos (UCL GS)ScotlandRangers (UCL GS)
GermanyHamburg (UCL GS)NorwayRosenborg (UCL GS)NetherlandsPSV Eindhoven (UCL GS)SpainBarcelona (UCL GS)
First round
AustriaTirol Innsbruck (UCL Q3)MoldovaZimbru Chișinău (UCL Q3)DenmarkBrøndby (UCL Q3)ItalyInternazionale (UCL Q3)
RussiaLokomotiv Moscow (UCL Q3)SlovakiaInter Bratislava (UCL Q3)PortugalPorto (UCL Q3)DenmarkHerfølge (UCL Q3)
Serbia and MontenegroRed Star Belgrade (UCL Q3)PolandPolonia Warsaw (UCL Q3)Germany1860 Munich (UCL Q3)NetherlandsFeyenoord (UCL Q3)
HungaryDunaferr (UCL Q3)SwitzerlandSt. Gallen (UCL Q3)CroatiaDinamo Zagreb (UCL Q3)Czech RepublicSlavia Prague (UCL Q3)
BelgiumGenk (CW)NorwayMolde (2nd)SwitzerlandZürich (CW)UkraineKryvbas Kryvyi Rih (CR)
TurkeyGaziantepspor (3rd)CroatiaOsijek (3rd)DenmarkViborg (CW)AustriaGrazer AK (CW)
Czech RepublicSlovan Liberec (CW)PortugalBenfica (3rd)GreeceAEK Athens (CW)RussiaCSKA Moscow (3rd)
EnglandChelsea (CW)NetherlandsRoda JC (CW)FranceNantes (CW)GermanyWerder Bremen (CR)
SpainEspanyol (CW)ItalyParma (5th)GreeceOFI Crete (4th)RussiaTorpedo Moscow (4th)
GreecePAOK (5th)RussiaDynamo Moscow (5th)EnglandLiverpool (4th)NetherlandsVitesse Arnhem (4th)
FranceBordeaux (4th)GreeceIraklis (6th)RussiaAlania Vladikavkaz (6th)EnglandLeicester City (LC)
NetherlandsAjax (5th)FranceGueugnon (LC)GermanyKaiserslautern (5th)SpainReal Zaragoza (4th)
ItalyRoma (6th)GermanyHertha BSC (6th)SpainAlavés (6th)ItalyFiorentina (7th)
SpainCelta Vigo (IT)GermanyStuttgart (IT)ItalyUdinese (IT)
Qualifying round
Bosnia and HerzegovinaŽeljezničar (CW)AzerbaijanKapaz (CW)LiechtensteinVaduz (CW)LuxembourgJeunesse Esch (CW)
AlbaniaTeuta (CW)Faroe IslandsB36 Tórshavn (CR)MaltaSliema Wanderers (CW)WalesBangor City (CW)
Republic of IrelandBohemians (CR)Glentoran (CW)ArmeniaMika (CW)EstoniaViljandi Tulevik (CR)
MoldovaConstructorul Chișinău (CW)LithuaniaEkranas (CW)North MacedoniaPobeda (CR)IcelandÍA (CR)
LatviaLiepājas Metalurgs (CR)BulgariaNaftex Burgas (CR)Federal Republic of YugoslaviaNapredak Kruševac (CR)FinlandJokerit (CW)
BelarusSlavia Mozyr (CW)SloveniaOlimpija Ljubljana (CW)IsraelBeitar Jerusalem (CR)Georgia (country)Lokomotivi Tbilisi (CW)
CyprusOmonia (CW)SlovakiaKošice (CR)HungaryMTK Budapest (CW)RomaniaUniversitatea Craiova (CR)
ScotlandAberdeen (CR)PolandAmica Wronki (CW)SwedenÖrgryte (CW)Bosnia and HerzegovinaBudućnost Banovići (2nd)
AzerbaijanNeftchi Baku (3rd)LuxembourgGrevenmacher (1st)AlbaniaTomori (2nd)Faroe IslandsGÍ Gøta (2nd)
MaltaValletta (2nd)WalesBarry Town (2nd)Republic of IrelandCork City (2nd)Coleraine (2nd)
ArmeniaArarat Yerevan (2nd)EstoniaFlora Tallinn (3rd)MoldovaSheriff Tiraspol (2nd)LithuaniaŽalgiris (2nd)
North MacedoniaRabotnički (3rd)IcelandÍBV (2nd)LatviaVentspils (3rd)BulgariaCSKA Sofia (2nd)
Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPartizan (2nd)FinlandHJK Helsinki (2nd)BelarusGomel (3rd)SloveniaGorica (2nd)
IsraelMaccabi Haifa (2nd)Georgia (country)WIT Georgia (2nd)CyprusAPOEL (3rd)SlovakiaSlovan Bratislava (3rd)
HungaryVasas (3rd)RomaniaRapid București (2nd)ScotlandCeltic (2nd)PolandWisła Kraków (2nd)
SwedenAIK (2nd)BelgiumClub Brugge (2nd)NorwayBrann (3rd)SwitzerlandLausanne (3rd)
ScotlandHearts (3rd)PolandRuch Chorzów (3rd)SwedenHalmstad (3rd)BelgiumGent (3rd)
NorwayLillestrøm (4th)SwitzerlandBasel (2nd)UkraineVorskla Poltava (4th)TurkeyAntalyaspor (CR)
CroatiaRijeka (4th)DenmarkAB (3rd)AustriaRapid Wien (3rd)Czech RepublicDrnovice (3rd)
PortugalBoavista (4th)SwedenNorrköping (FP)SpainRayo Vallecano (FP)BelgiumLierse (FP)
AndorraConstel·lació Esportiva (1st)San MarinoFolgore (1st)

Qualifying round

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Universitatea CraiovaRomania1–2Republic of MacedoniaPobeda1–10–1
Folgore/FalcianoSan Marino1–12SwitzerlandBasel1–50–7
NeftçiAzerbaijan2–3SloveniaHIT Gorica1–01–3
Rapid WienAustria6–0AlbaniaTeuta2–04–0
Clube BruggeBelgium6–1EstoniaFlora4–12–0
ÍBV VestmannaeyjarIceland0–5ScotlandHearts0–20–3
ABDenmark9–0Faroe IslandsB368–01–0
Ararat YerevanArmenia3–4SlovakiaKošice2–31–1
Napredak KruševacFederal Republic of Yugoslavia6–2EstoniaViljandi Tulevik5–11–1
MTK HungáriaHungary5–2FinlandJokerit1–04–2
Vorskla PoltavaUkraine4–0Republic of MacedoniaRabotnički2–02–0
ÍA AkranessIceland2–6BelgiumGent2–30–3
Bangor CityWales0–11SwedenHalmstad0–70–4
VentspilsLatvia3–4HungaryVasas2–11–3 (a.e.t.)
Jeunesse EschLuxembourg0–11ScotlandCeltic0–40–7
DrnoviceCzech Republic4–0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBudućnost Banovići3–01–0
Rapid BucureștiRomania3–1ArmeniaMika3–00–1
WIT GeorgiaGeorgia (country)1–4IsraelBeitar Jerusalem0–31–1
OmoniaCyprus1–2BulgariaNaftex Burgas0–01–2
ŽeljezničarBosnia and Herzegovina1–3PolandWisła Kraków0–01–3
Sheriff TiraspolMoldova0–3SloveniaOlimpija Ljubljana0–00–3
Žalgiris VilniusLithuania2–7PolandRuch Chorzów2–10–6
AberdeenScotland2–2(a)Republic of IrelandBohemian1–21–0
GÍ GøtaFaroe Islands1–4SwedenNorrköping0–21–2
Liepājas MetalurgsLatvia1–2NorwayBrann1–10–1
Slavia MozyrBelarus1–1(a)IsraelMaccabi Haifa1–10–0
Slovan BratislavaSlovakia4–0Georgia (country)Lokomotivi Tbilisi2–02–0
Sliema WanderersMalta3–5Federal Republic of YugoslaviaPartizan2–11–4
Constructorul ChişinăuMoldova2–11BulgariaCSKA Sofia2–30–8
HJK HelsinkiFinland4–3LuxembourgGrevenmacher4–10–2
BoavistaPortugal5–0WalesBarry Town2–03–0
Constelació EsportivaAndorra0–16SpainRayo Vallecano0–100–6
LausanneSwitzerland2–0Republic of IrelandCork City1–01–0
RijekaCroatia8–6MaltaValletta3–25–4 (a.e.t.)
Amica WronkiPoland6–3LiechtensteinVaduz3–03–3

First round

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Zimbru ChișinăuMoldova1–4GermanyHertha BSC1–20–2
AntalyasporTurkey2–6GermanyWerder Bremen2–00–6
BohemianRepublic of Ireland2–3GermanyKaiserslautern1–31–0
StuttgartGermany(a) 3–3ScotlandHearts1–02–3
DrnoviceCzech Republic0–1Germany1860 Munich0–00–1
Lokomotiv MoscowRussia4–2BulgariaNaftex Burgas4–20–0
NorrköpingSweden3–4Czech RepublicSlovan Liberec2–21–2
Rapid BucureștiRomania0–1EnglandLiverpool0–10–0
Olimpija LjubljanaSlovenia2–3SpainEspanyol2–10–2
Vorskla PoltavaUkraine2–4PortugalBoavista1–21–2
Ruch ChorzówPoland1–7ItalyInternazionale0–31–4
PobedaRepublic of Macedonia0–6ItalyParma0–20–4
LausanneSwitzerland5–2RussiaTorpedo Moscow3–22–0
Celta VigoSpain1–0CroatiaRijeka0–01–0 (a.e.t.)
Leicester CityEngland2–4Serbia and MontenegroRed Star Belgrade1–11–31
Roda JCNetherlands1–4SlovakiaInter Bratislava0–21–2
Kryvbas Kryvyi RihUkraine0–6FranceNantes0–10–5
PAOKGreece6–4IsraelBeitar Jerusalem3–13–3
Slavia PragueCzech Republic5–0DenmarkAB3–02–0
Rapid WienAustria4–1SwedenÖrgryte3–01–1
LillestrømNorway4–3RussiaDynamo Moscow3–11–2
KošiceSlovakia2–3AustriaGrazer AK2–30–0
CSKA SofiaBulgaria2–2 (a)HungaryMTK Hungária1–21–0
Tirol InnsbruckAustria5–3ItalyFiorentina3–12–2
Club BruggeBelgium3–0CyprusAPOEL2–01–0
CSKA MoscowRussia0–1DenmarkViborg0–00–1 (a.e.t.)
CelticScotland3–2FinlandHJK Helsinki2–01–2 (a.e.t.)
ChelseaEngland1–2SwitzerlandSt. Gallen1–00–2
Real ZaragozaSpain5–5 (3–4 p)PolandWisła Kraków4–11–4 (a.e.t.)
MoldeNorway1–2SpainRayo Vallecano0–11–1
HIT GoricaSlovenia1–11ItalyRoma1–40–7
AIKSweden1–2DenmarkHerfølge0–11–1 (a.e.t.)
VitesseNetherlands4–2IsraelMaccabi Haifa3–01–2
VasasHungary2–4GreeceAEK Athens2–20–2
PartizanFederal Republic of Yugoslavia1–2PortugalPorto1–10–1
Alania VladikavkazRussia0–5PolandAmica Wronki0–30–2
Polonia WarsawPoland0–3ItalyUdinese0–10–2
Napredak KruševacFederal Republic of Yugoslavia0–6GreeceOFI Crete0–00–6
Slovan BratislavaSlovakia1–4CroatiaDinamo Zagreb0–31–1

1 This match was played at Prater Stadium in Vienna instead of at Red Star's home ground in Belgrade because Leicester City club leadership appealed to UEFA that the political situation in FR Yugoslavia posed a security risk. UEFA's decision came on 12 September 2000 – only nine days before the game's originally scheduled date (21 September 2000). UEFA's decision to not only move the tie to a neutral location, but to also postpone it for a week was a highly controversial precedent since no other team that was drawn to play Yugoslav teams that season (including Porto and Celta Vigo among others) got similar treatment.[1] [8]

Second round

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
OsijekCroatia4–1AustriaRapid Wien2–12–0
UdineseItaly1–3GreecePAOK1–00–3 (a.e.t.)
Werder BremenGermany9–3BelgiumGenk4–15–2
HalmstadSweden4–5Germany1860 Munich3–21–3
AEK AthensGreece6–2DenmarkHerfølge5–01–2
Hertha BSCGermany4–2PolandAmica Wronki3–11–1
InternazionaleItaly(a) 1–1NetherlandsVitesse0–01–1
BordeauxFrance3–2ScotlandCeltic1–12–1 (a.e.t.)
EspanyolSpain4–1AustriaGrazer AK4–00–1
Tirol InnsbruckAustria2–3GermanyStuttgart1–01–3
Red Star BelgradeSerbia and Montenegro1–3SpainCelta Vigo1–00–31
Lokomotiv MoscowRussia3–1SlovakiaInter Bratislava1–02–1
LiverpoolEngland4–2Czech RepublicSlovan Liberec1–03–2
Rayo VallecanoSpain(a) 2–2DenmarkViborg1–01–2
NantesFrance3–1HungaryMTK Hungária2–11–0
Club BruggeBelgium3–2SwitzerlandSt. Gallen2–11–1
ParmaItaly2–1CroatiaDinamo Zagreb2–00–1
OFI CreteGreece3–6Czech RepublicSlavia Prague2–21–4
Wisła KrakówPoland0–3PortugalPorto0–00–3

1 This 2nd leg match in Vigo actually ended with the score 5–3 for the hosts Celta, but was later officially recorded as 3–0 walkover since it was discovered that Red Star fielded two suspended players.

Third round

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Hertha BSCGermany1–2ItalyInternazionale0–01–2
ParmaItaly4–2Germany1860 Munich2–22–0
Lokomotiv MoscowRussia0–2SpainRayo Vallecano0–00–2
PSV EindhovenNetherlands4–0GreecePAOK3–01–0
BordeauxFrance4–1GermanyWerder Bremen4–10–0
Bayer LeverkusenGermany4–6GreeceAEK Athens4–40–2
Shakhtar DonetskUkraine0–1SpainCelta Vigo0–00–1
OsijekCroatia3–5Czech RepublicSlavia Prague2–01–5
Club BruggeBelgium1–3SpainBarcelona0–21–1

Fourth round

Team 1Agg.Team 21st leg2nd leg
Slavia PragueCzech Republic0–1GermanyKaiserslautern0–00–1
StuttgartGermany1–2SpainCelta Vigo0–01–2
PSV EindhovenNetherlands4(a)–4ItalyParma2–12–3
AEK AthensGreece0–6SpainBarcelona0–10–5
Rayo VallecanoSpain6–2FranceBordeaux4–12–1

First leg


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