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Champions League Squad List Group Stage


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By dixon9
September 8 2008

The squad list for the group stage of this season's Champions League has been announced. Clubs are allowed to submit an A List and a B List, both equally eligible for selection for games. Regulations mean the A List consists of the majority of the first team squad while young players who have been at Chelsea for a period of time make up List B.

The squad lists are:

A List
Petr Cech
Carlo Cudicini
Henrique Hilario
José Bosingwa
Branislav Ivanovic
Ashley Cole
Wayne Bridge
Paulo Ferreira
John Terry
Alex
Juliano Belletti
Ricardo Carvalho
Frank Lampard
Joe Cole
Michael Ballack
Michael Essien
Florent Malouda
Deco
Franco Di Santo
Didier Drogba
Nicolas Anelka
Salomon Kalou
.
B List
John Mikel Obi
Rhys Taylor
Sam Hutchinson
Michael Mancienne
Miroslav Stoch
 
. 

22 on the A list and 5 on the B list = 27 players in total.

Ballack, Olympiakos

Under the regulations on player eligibility for the Champions League, no club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season. Six places on List A are reserved for 'locally trained players'.

A 'locally trained player' is either a 'club-trained player' or an 'association-trained player' and no club may have more than three 'association-trained players' listed among the six

A 'club-trained player' is a player who - 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 between the age of 15 and 21.

An 'association-trained player' is a player who - irrespective of his nationality and age - has been registered with a club or with other clubs affiliated to the same national association for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months between the age of 15 and 21.

Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on List B during the season.

A player may be registered on List B if he is born on or after 1 January 1987 and has been eligible to play for the club for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday – so Mikel Obi can move onto this list making room for 1 more on list A.

Scott Sinclair does not qualify as a club-trained player having not spent three seasons at Chelsea. He is not on List A.  His loans to Plymouth, Charlton and QPR previous seasons make him ineligible for List B as his loan periods do not count.

Following the September 1 deadline for the submission of these lists, a club may register a maximum of three new eligible players for the remaining matches. Such registration must be completed by 1 February.

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