This season The New Saints will enter the UEFA Champions League in the first qualifying round and will be seeded.
In the qualifying rounds teams are divided into seeded and unseeded teams based on their 2015 UEFA club coefficients and then drawn into two-legged home-and-away ties.
The draw for the first qualifying round will be held on the 22nd of June 2015.
The first legs will be played on 30 June and 1 July, and the second legs will be played on 7 and 8 July 2015.
A total of eight teams are expected to play in the first qualifying round.
- The New Saints Coeff. 5.575
- Levadia Tallinn Coeff. 4.200
- Pyunik Coeff. 3.550
- FC Santa Coloma Coeff. 2.666
- Crusaders Coeff. 2.475
- B36 Tórshavn Coeff. 1.450
- Lincoln Red Imps Coeff. 0.550
- Folgore Coeff. 0.349
As shown above, The Saints will be seeded and will face one of the unseeded sides.
Crusaders have the highest coefficient rating of the unseeded sides. Based in Belfast, ‘The Hatchetmen’ were founded in 1898 and play their home games at Seaview.
Last season, Crusaders won the Danske Bank NIFL Premiership for the first time since 1997, ending an 18 year wait for the Championship.
Back in the 1976–77 season, Crusaders famously played Liverpool in the European Cup first round, losing 7-0 on aggregate.
B36 Tórshavn are a Faroese Football Club who play in the Faroe Islands Premier League.
Nicknamed B36, they play their home games at the Gundadalur Stadium which has a capacity of 5000.
Founded in 1936, the club share a link with The New Saints as Adrian Cieślewicz’s brother, Łukasz Cieślewicz, currently plays for the ‘White Tigers’.
Lincoln Red Imps are a semi-professional football club from Gibraltar and play in the Gibraltar Premier Division.
Founded in 1976, they play their home games at the Victoria Stadium.
They are the country’s most successful club having won 20 league titles, the last 12 of which have been consecutive, and in 2014 were the first team to represent Gibraltar in the UEFA Champions League.
S.S. Folgore Falciano Calcio are a Sanmarinese football club, based in the village of Falciano. The club was founded in 1972.
The club play at the San Marino Stadium which has a capacity of 700.
Last season they lost out to Montenegrin side Budućnost Podgorica in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.