The draw for the preliminary round took place in Cernobbio, Como,
Italy, on 6 July 1959. As
title holders, Real Madrid received a bye, and the remaining 26
teams were grouped geographically into two pots. The first two
teams drawn in each pot also received byes, while the remaining
clubs would play the preliminary round in September.
The calendar was decided by the involved teams, with all matches
to be played by 30 September.
Palloseura withdrew after the draw, Eintracht Frankfurt