Norway top rankings

Tuesday, 28 May 2002

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Norway have finished top of the UEFA Fair Play rankings for the 2001/02 season.

SK Brann enter UEFA Cup
The result means that the Norwegian Football Association will be able to enter another club for the 2002/03 UEFA Cup qualifying round. The club in question is SK Brann, who finished third in the Norwegian domestic Fair Play competition, but who earn a UEFA Cup berth because Rosenborg BK and Viking FK have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup respectively.

Two other associations to be drawn
Two other associations will be able to enter an additional team for the UEFA Cup qualifying round. They will be drawn from among all the national associations who ended the 2001/02 UEFA season with a Fair Play rating of 8.00 or above.

Draw at Under-21 final
Seventeen national associations will go into the draw, which is to be made during the half-time interval at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final round in Basel, Switzerland on Tuesday evening.

Ranking list
UEFA's ranking list is based on all matches played in the UEFA competitions between 1 June 2001 and 27 May 2002. Marks are awarded to club and national teams for, among other things, positive play, conduct of players, team officials and spectators, red and yellow cards, and respecting of the referee.

17 associations
The following clubs have been nominated by the 17 associations to go into the Fair Play draw on Tuesday: Örgryte IS (Sweden), FC Lahti (Finland), Grindavik (Iceland), Ipswich Town FC (England), VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany), Aalborg BK (Denmark), K. St. Truidense VV (Belgium), JK Tulevik Viljandi (Estonia), FC Ashdod (Israel), SC Rotor Volgograd (Russia), FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (France), Carmarthen Town FC (Wales), Neuchâtel Xamax FC (Switzerland), Debreceni VSC (Hungary), SK Sigma Olomouc (Czech Republic), Real Sociedad (Spain) and a club from Yugoslavia.

Nominated clubs
The clubs have been nominated after either winning their domestic Fair Play competition, or finishing behind clubs which were in the leading positions in the national Fair Play competition, but which have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup. Yugoslavia’s representative will be known at the end of the Yugoslav domestic season on 6 June.

The final ranking list (includes matches from 1 June 2001 until 25 May 2002):

Association Points Matches
1. Norway 8.361 49
2. Sweden 8.249 57
3. Finland 8.226 51
4. Iceland 8.163 39
5. England 8.162 119
6. Denmark 8.160 66
7. Germany 8.141 132
8. Estonia 8.103 26
9. Russia 8.101 55
10. Belgium 8.095 83
11. France 8.076 119
12. Israel 8.072 50
13. Wales 8.066 30
14. Hungary 8.042 46
15. Czech Republic 8.032 90
16. Switzerland 8.015 80
17. Yugoslavia 8.003 59
18. Spain 8.000 127

19. Poland 7.982 69
20. Rep. of Ireland 7.951 34
21. Moldova 7.944 39
22. Netherlands 7.943 87
23. Belarus 7.942 45
24. Scotland 7.936 55
25. Portugal 7.936 76
26. Armenia 7.927 25
27. Slovenia 7.852 32
28. Ukraine 7.831 57
29. Romania 7.821 44
30. Greece 7.817 68
31. Slovakia 7.738 50
32. Austria 7.733 43
33. Italy 7.717 112
34. Croatia 7.710 60
35. Bulgaria 7.622 47
36. Turkey 7.590 61
37. Georgia 7.493 28
38. Bosnia-Herzegovina 7.434 40
39. F.Y.R. Macedonia 7.304 27

40. Liechtenstein 8.290 7
41. Faroe Islands 8.187 19
42. Latvia 7.889 22
43. Luxembourg 7.853 21
44. Azerbaijan 7.812 21
45. San Marino 7.714 7
46. Northern Ireland 7.624 20
47. Albania 7.524 20
48. Lithuania 7.470 23
49. Cyprus 7.443 24
50. Malta 7.414 20
51. Andorra 7.379 11
Total Matches: 1296

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