February 4, 2014
The updated squad for the Europa League round of 32 had to be submitted by 3 February (24:00 CET). Clubs were able to register a maximum of three new eligible players for the remaining matches.
If the registration of new players causes the number of players on List A to exceed 25, the club must remove the necessary number of currently registered players to reduce the squad to 25 players again. Given that we have since sold Simon Dawkins and loaned out Lewis Holtby, this would not be a problem.
For the Europa League, no club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season, two of whom must be goalkeepers. As a minimum, eight places are reserved exclusively for ‘locally trained players’ and no club may have more than four ‘association-trained players’ listed on these eight places on List A.
A ‘locally trained player’ is either a ‘club-trained player’ or an ‘association-trained player’.
A ‘club-trained player’ is a player who, between the age of 15 (or the start of the season during which he turns 15) and 21 (or the end of the season during which he turns 21), and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months.
An ‘association-trained player’ is a player who, between the age of 15 (or the start of the season during which the player turns 15) and 21 (or the end of the season during which the player turns 21), and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with a club or with other clubs affiliated to the same association as that of his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months.
Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B during the season. The list must be submitted by no later than 24:00 CET on the day before the match in question.
A player may be registered on List B if he is born on or after 1 January 1992 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday by the time he is registered with UEFA.
What this means for us
The squad list – updated today on the Europa League website – is strangely put together. It still includes Dawkins, Holtby and Ryan Fredericks, whilst the only player that Spurs have added to the List A registration is Miloš Veljković.
Spurs will only be able to name 24 players in List A, as we do not have four ‘club trained’ players.
I gather than Nabil Bentaleb may now qualify for List B registration, as when the round of 32 starts, he will have been at the club for two years (although I am not 100% sure on this).