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Most appearances in European Cup/UEFA Champions League qualifying*
51:
Saša Ilić (Partizan, Galatasaray, Salzburg)
46: Vitali Rodionov (BATE)
40: Vazha Tarkhnishvili (Sheriff)
37: Dmitri Likhtarovich (BATE)
34= Mikael Lustig (Rosenborg, Celtic)
34= Mihails Zemļinskis (Skonto)

Most goals in European Cup/UEFA Champions League qualifying*
15:
Mihails Miholaps (Skonto)
13: Vitali Rodionov (BATE)
12= Cléo (Partizan)
12= Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo Kyiv)
12= Eran Zahavi (Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Tel-Aviv)

Most games played by a team in European Cup/UEFA Champions League qualifying*
76: Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
64: Partizan (SRB)

By round


Mihails Zemļinskis in action for Latvia©Getty Images

First qualifying round
Most appearances (player): 16 – Mihails Zemļinskis (Skonto)
Most goals: 13 – Mihails Miholaps (Skonto)
Most appearances (club): 16= Sheriff, Skonto, Pyunik, Valletta, F91 Dudelange
Biggest win: Valletta 8-0 Lusitanos (03/07/12, first leg), Dynamo Kyiv 8-0 Barry Town (22/07/98, first leg), Košice 8-0 Cliftonville (29/07/98, second leg), Widzew Łódź 8-0 Neftchi Baku (30/07/97, second leg)
Biggest aggregate win: Cliftonville 1-13 Košice (1998/99)
Most successful campaign by a team starting out in the first qualifying round in 2016/17: no sides progressed further than second qualifying round 

Second qualifying round
Most appearances (player): 21 – Saša Ilić (Partizan, Galatasaray, Salzburg)
Most goals: 8 = Juraj Halenár (Petržalka, Slovan Bratislava), Vitali Rodionov (BATE), Maciej Żurawski (Wisła Kraków, Celtic)
Most appearances (club): 28 – Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Biggest win: HJK 10-0 Bangor (19/07/11, second leg)
Biggest aggregate win: Bangor City 0-13 HJK (2011/12)
Most successful campaign by a team starting out in the second qualifying round in 2016/17: Celtic, Dinamo Zagreb, København, Legia, Ludogorets (reached group stage)

Maribor's Tavares


Maribor’s Tavares©Getty Images

Third qualifying round
Most appearances (player): 21 – Saša Ilić (Partizan, Galatasaray, Salzburg)
Most goals: 6 = Fernando Morientes (Real Madrid, Liverpool, Valencia), Maksim Shatskikh (Dynamo Kyiv), Tavares (APOEL, Maribor)
Most appearances (team): 28 – Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Biggest win: Ekranas 0-6 Anderlecht (08/08/12, second leg), Monaco 6-0 Gorica (24/08/04, second leg)
Biggest aggregate win: Anderlecht 11-0 Ekranas (2012/13)
Most successful campaign by a team starting out in the third qualifying round in 2016/17: Monaco (reached semi-finals)

Play-offs
Most appearances (player): 10= Scott Brown (Celtic), Mathias Jørgensen (København), Mikael Lustig (Rosenborg, Celtic), Nuno Morais (APOEL)
Most goals: 5 – Sergio Agüero (Atlético, Man. City)
Most appearances (team): 12 = Celtic (SCO), København (DEN)
Biggest win: Steaua Bucureşti 0-5 Manchester City, Borussia Mönchengladbach 6-1 Young Boys (24/08/16, second leg)
Biggest aggregate win: Young Boys 2–9 Borussia Mönchengladbach (2016/17)
Most successful campaign by a team starting out in the play-offs in 2016/17: Manchester City, Porto (reached round of 16)

*includes all qualifying phases: preliminary, intermediary and qualifying rounds, plus first, second and third qualifying rounds and play-offs


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