In European football, the UEFA coefficients are statistics based in weighted arithmetic means used for ranking and seeding teams in club and international competitions. Introduced in 1979 for men's football tournaments,[1] and after applied in women's football and futsal, the coefficients are calculated by UEFA, who administer football within Europe, as well as Armenia, Cyprus, Israel and the Asian parts of some transcontinental countries.

The confederation publishes three types of rankings: one analysing a single season, one analysing a five-year span and another analysing a ten-year span. For men's competitions (discussed in this article), three sets of coefficients are calculated:

Men's national team coefficient (defunct)

The UEFA national team coefficient is no longer used. From 1997 until 2017, the system was used for seeding. It was used for the first time for seeding the UEFA Euro 2000 qualification groups and UEFA Euro 2000 final tournament. The ranking system derived from the results of each European national football team, and was only calculated by UEFA every second year in November; defined as being the point of time when all UEFA nations had completed the qualification stage of the upcoming World Cup or European Championship tournament.

The purpose of calculating the coefficients was to compile an official UEFA rank, to be used as seeding criteria for the European nations, when drawing up qualification groups and the final tournament groups of the European Championship. Similar to how the FIFA World Rankings previously had been created and used as a seeding tool, when drawing up qualification groups and final tournament groups for the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Ranking has always been used for the seeded draw of UEFA qualification groups for the FIFA World Cup, since the 1998 qualification draw took place in December 1995; except for the qualifiers for 2002 and 2006, where UEFA instead opted to use the UEFA national team coefficient also as the ranking system for the seeded draw of FIFA World Cup qualification groups.

Original ranking and calculation method (1997–2007)

Until the end of the Euro 2008 tournament, the UEFA national team coefficient was calculated by dividing the number of all points scored (three points for a win, one for a draw) by the number of all matches played, combined during the last two qualification rounds for the World Cup and European Championship. Results from the final tournaments, play-off matches and friendly games were all ignored. In those cases where a nation did not take part at one of the two latest qualifying rounds, due to being directly qualified as a host, only one qualifying round would be taken into account.

If two or more nations ended up with exactly the same coefficient, the following ranking criteria were applied:

  1. Highest coefficient from the matches played in the most recent qualifying competition.
  2. Biggest average goal difference per game, found by dividing the sum of all goal differences by the number of ranked matches.
  3. Highest average number of goals scored per game.
  4. Highest average number of away goals scored per game.
  5. Drawing of lots.
Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff.
1997[3]  Spain 2.600  Romania 2.450  Russia 2.388  England 2.375  Germany 2.350
1999[4]  Spain 2.611  Romania 2.600  Norway 2.500  Sweden 2.388  Netherlands 2.375
2001[5]  Sweden 2.667  Spain 2.563  Czech Republic 2.500  Portugal 2.350  Germany 2.250
2003[6]  France 3.000  Portugal 2.400  Sweden 2.389  Czech Republic 2.333  Italy 2.313
2005[7]  Netherlands 2.550  England 2.500  Portugal 2.500  Czech Republic 2.450  France 2.444
2007[8]  Netherlands 2.417  Croatia 2.409  Italy 2.364  Czech Republic 2.333  Sweden 2.273

Second ranking and calculation method (2007–2017)

On 20 May 2008, UEFA announced changes to the coefficient ranking system.[9][10] This ranking system was calculated every second year in November, but teams now gained ranking points for each game played in the most recently completed full cycle (defined as all qualifying games and final tournament games) of both the World Cup and European Championship, with addition of ranking points for each game played at the latest completed half cycle (defined as all games played in the latest qualifying round). Ranking points for all games played inside those two and a half cycles, were awarded according to the rules listed below.

  1. 10,000 points are awarded for each match played, regardless of the match result.
  2. Each team earns an additional 30,000 for winning and 10,000 for drawing.
  3. In case of a game decided by penalty shoot-out, the points are allocated as a draw, with the winner of the shoot-out gaining an additional 10,000 points.
  4. Each match at the final tournament, or play-offs to determine qualification, are also granted bonus points, ranging from 6,000 points for all play-offs or World Cup group stage games, to 38,000 points for playing a final.
  5. 501 points are earned for each goal scored, -500 points for each goal conceded, and 0 points for goals scored or conceded in a penalty shoot-out.
  6. Coefficients are calculated for each two and a half cycle, by dividing the sum of earned points with the number of games played.
  7. When calculating the overall average coefficient for the cycles, the latest full cycle and half cycle will each have double the weight, compared to the oldest full cycle. Meaning that the overall average coefficient is calculated by adding up: 40% of the average ranking points per game earned in the latest half cycle (qualification stage including playoff matches), 40% of the average ranking points per game earned in the latest full cycle (including tournament matches), and 20% of the average ranking points per game earned in the oldest full cycle (including tournament matches).
  8. Special arrangements are in place for those nations that did not participate in one of the previous qualifying tournaments due to hosting the competition.

The amount of awarded match points and bonus points (rule 1-4), later was slightly revised into the total amount of points available per match, as per the table below:

Points for match types[11]
(after 120 minutes if extended)
Win Draw Lost
Qualification match 40,000 20,000 10,000
Playoff match* 44,000 24,000* 14,000
Final tournament: Group match 48,000 28,000 18,000
Final tournament: Round of 16 52,000 32,000 (if lost on penalty)
42,000 (if won on penalty)
22,000
Final tournament: Quarter-final 58,000 38,000 (if lost on penalty)
48,000 (if won on penalty)
28,000
Final tournament: Semi-final 68,000 48,000 (if lost on penalty)
58,000 (if won on penalty)
38,000
Final tournament: 3rd place match 58,000 38,000 (if lost on penalty)
48,000 (if won on penalty)
28,000
Final tournament: Final 78,000 58,000 (if lost on penalty)
68,000 (if won on penalty)
48,000

*No additional points are awarded for the team winning the deciding penalty shootout in playoff matches, so ranking points are here calculated only as per the result of the ordinary/extended play time.[11] Goals scored in penalty shootout, will never count as per the rule of additional 501 points per scored goals and -500 points per conceded goals.[9]

2017 ranking

The coefficients from 2017 used for the seeding and pot placements in the draw for 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, were calculated for each country based on their achieved results from UEFA or FIFA matches played in the period from 7 September 2012 to 10 October 2017, by applying the eight rules listed above and averaging:

The UEFA coefficients determined on 11 October 2017, were as follows:[12]

Team Coeff Rank
 Germany 40,747 1
 Portugal 38,655 2
 Belgium 38,123 3
 Spain 37,311 4
 France 36,617 5
 England 36,231 6
  Switzerland 34,986 7
 Italy 34,426 8
 Poland 32,982 9
 Iceland 31,155 10
 Croatia 31,139 11
 Netherlands 29,866 12
 Austria 29,418 13
 Wales 29,269 14
 Russia 29,258 15
 Slovakia 28,555 16
 Sweden 28,487 17
 Ukraine 28,286 18
 Republic of Ireland 28,249 19
Team Coeff Rank
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 28,200 20
 Northern Ireland 27,127 21
 Denmark 27,052 22
 Czech Republic 27,028 23
 Turkey 26,538 24
 Hungary 26,486 25
 Romania 26,057 26
 Scotland 25,662 27
 Slovenia 25,148 28
 Greece 24,931 29
 Serbia 24,847 30
 Albania 24,430 31
 Norway 24,208 32
 Montenegro 23,912 33
 Israel 22,792 34
 Bulgaria 22,091 35
 Finland 20,501 36
 Cyprus 19,491 37
 Estonia 19,441 38
Team Coeff Rank
 Lithuania 18,101 39
 Azerbaijan 17,761 40
 North Macedonia 17,071 41
 Belarus 16,868 42
 Georgia 16,523 43
 Armenia 15,846 44
 Latvia 15,821 45
 Faroe Islands 15,490 46
 Luxembourg 14,231 47
 Kazakhstan 13,431 48
 Moldova 13,130 49
 Liechtenstein 10,950 50
 Malta 10,870 51
 Andorra 10,240 52
 Kosovo 9,950 53
 San Marino 8,190 54
 Gibraltar 7,550 55

History

After the recalculation of the coefficient rankings for the 2007 cycle, Italy were ranked top following their FIFA World Cup victory in 2006. Runners-up France lay behind them in second place, followed by the Czech Republic. Spain overtook Italy to gain first place following their UEFA Euro 2008 win, with beaten finalists Germany moving into second; the Netherlands were third.

Spain consolidated their top spot by winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the Netherlands jumping above Germany by finishing second in the tournament. In the 2013 rankings, Spain maintained top spot by winning their third major competition in a row - UEFA Euro 2012. Germany regained second, with the Dutch falling back to third place after failing to make it out of their group.

Germany climbed to the top of the 2015 rankings as a result of their 2014 FIFA World Cup success; Spain dropped behind them. England reached their highest position in the rankings - placed third. Germany held on to top spot in 2017, with new European champions Portugal in second; Belgium were third.

Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff.
2007[9]  Italy 36,986  France 36,219  Czech Republic 36,025  Germany 35,655  Portugal 35,370
2009[13]  Spain 39,964  Germany 38,294  Netherlands 37,821  Italy 35,838  England 34,819
2011[14] 43,116  Netherlands 40,860  Germany 40,446  Italy 34,357  England 33,563
2013[15][16] 42,158  Germany 41,366  Netherlands 38,541  Italy 35,343  England 34,885
2015[17][18]  Germany 40,236  Spain 37,963  England 35,963  Portugal 35,138  Belgium 34,442
2017[19][12] 40,747  Portugal 38,655  Belgium 38,123  Spain 37,311  France 36,617

UEFA decided after 2017, no longer to use the UEFA National Team Coefficient ranking system for seeding in UEFA competitions. The seeding of national teams will in the future instead be based on the overall ranking of the biennial UEFA Nations League for the draw of groups in the UEFA Euro qualification stage, the next edition of the Nations League, and the latter will subsequently be used for the seeded draw of groups in the UEFA Euro final tournament.

Women's national team coefficient (defunct)

Old ranking and calculation method

See same category in men's.

Current ranking and calculation method

See same category in men's.

2017 ranking

Team Coeff Rank[20]
 Germany 42,957 1
 France 42,355 2
 England 39,880 3
 Norway 39,161 4
 Sweden 38,036 5
 Spain 37,655 6
 Switzerland 36,629 7
 Italy 34,775 8
 Netherlands 34,642 9
 Iceland 34,141 10
 Scotland 33,632 11
 Denmark 32,915 12
 Austria 31,882 13
 Belgium 31,213 14
 Russia 30,367 15
 Finland 29,815 16
 Ukraine 28,579 17
 Wales 25,807 18
 Romania 25,602 19
Team Coeff Rank[20]
 Poland 24,832 20
 Czech Republic 23,874 21
 Republic of Ireland 23,669 22
 Portugal 22,860 23
 Serbia 21,579 24
 Hungary 20,362 25
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19,546 26
 Belarus 19,434 27
 Slovakia 18,104 28
 Slovenia 17,224 29
 Northern Ireland 17,051 30
 Croatia 16,266 31
 Turkey 15,656 32
 Israel 14,641 33
 Greece 13,961 34
 Kazakhstan 13,350 35
 Estonia 11,151 36
 Albania 9,121 37
 Faroe Islands 8,020 38
Team Coeff Rank[20]
 Moldova 7,910 39
 Bulgaria 7,817 40
 North Macedonia 7,768 41
 Malta 7,208 42
 Armenia 7,194 43
 Montenegro 7,191 44
 Georgia 6,316 45
 Lithuania 4,818 46
 Latvia 4,584 47
 Luxembourg 4,109 48
 Andorra 1,793 49
 Azerbaijan
 Cyprus
 Gibraltar
 Kosovo
 Liechtenstein
 San Marino

2019 ranking

Team Coeff Rank[21]
 England 41,819 1
 France 40,775 2
 Germany 40,405 3
 Netherlands 40,003 4
 Spain 39,181 5
 Sweden 36,608 6
 Norway 36,060 7
 Switzerland 35,481 8
 Scotland 35,237 9
 Italy 34,741 10
 Austria 33,503 11
 Denmark 32,935 12
 Iceland 32,012 13
 Belgium 32,007 14
 Russia 28,187 15
 Wales 28,042 16
 Ukraine 27,260 17
 Finland 25,907 18
 Czech Republic 25,007 19
Team Coeff Rank[21]
 Portugal 25,002 20
 Republic of Ireland 24,617 21
 Poland 23,712 22
 Romania 22,432 23
 Serbia 19,846 24
 Slovenia 18,207 25
 Hungary 17,601 26
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17,056 27
 Belarus 16,361 28
 Turkey 16,142 29
 Slovakia 16,046 30
 Croatia 15,921 31
 Northern Ireland 14,966 32
 Greece 14,868 33
 Israel 12,771 34
 Kazakhstan 12,453 35
 Albania 10,899 36
 Moldova 8,237 37
 Bulgaria 8,050 38
Team Coeff Rank[21]
 Faroe Islands 7,777 39
 Malta 7,556 40
 North Macedonia 7,242 41
 Estonia 7,225 42
 Montenegro 7,106 43
 Georgia 6,500 44
 Latvia 5,702 45
 Lithuania 4,973 46
 Luxembourg 4,237 47
 Andorra 1,793 48
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Cyprus
 Gibraltar
 Kosovo
 Liechtenstein
 San Marino

2021 ranking

Team Coeff Rank[22]
 Netherlands 43,961 1
 Germany 41,924 2
 England 41,443 3
 France 40,898 4
 Sweden 39,714 5
 Spain 38,913 6
 Norway 38,758 7
 Italy 36,399 8
 Denmark 35,265 9
 Belgium 34,951 10
 Switzerland 34,066 11
 Austria 33,693 12
 Iceland 33,458 13
 Scotland 30,700 14
 Russia 30,117 15
 Finland 29,765 16
 Portugal 28,937 17
 Wales 28,677 18
 Czech Republic 28,115 19
Team Coeff Rank[22]
 Ukraine 27,127 20
 Republic of Ireland 25,414 21
 Poland 25,302 22
 Slovenia 22,582 23
 Romania 22,156 24
 Serbia 21,889 25
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 20,479 26
 Northern Ireland 19,526 27
 Slovakia 17,951 28
 Hungary 16,676 29
 Belarus 16,540 30
 Croatia 15,988 31
 Greece 13,602 32
 Albania 13,292 33
 North Macedonia 12,730 34
 Israel 12,518 35
 Azerbaijan 11,688 36
 Turkey 11,526 37
 Malta 11,480 38
Team Coeff Rank[22]
 Kosovo 10,489 39
 Kazakhstan 10,198 40
 Moldova 9,510 41
 Cyprus 7,688 42
 Faroe Islands 7,478 43
 Georgia 7,085 44
 Latvia 6,977 45
 Montenegro 6,772 46
 Lithuania 6,359 47
 Estonia 6,108 48
 Luxembourg 2,779 49
 Andorra 1,903 50
 Armenia 0
 Bulgaria 0
 Gibraltar 0
 Liechtenstein 0
 San Marino 0

2023 ranking

Considers matches played up to 6 September 2022[23]

Team Coeff Rank[24]
 England 46,178 1
 Germany 43,043 2
 France 42,584 3
 Sweden 40,823 4
 Spain 40,472 5
 Netherlands 39,910 6
 Norway 38,715 7
 Denmark 37,535 8
 Italy 36,455 9
 Belgium 34,794 10
 Austria 33,963 11
 Iceland 33,348 12
 Switzerland 33,101 13
 Russia 32,203 14
 Wales 29,942 15
 Portugal 29,744 16
 Scotland 29,335 17
 Republic of Ireland 28,877 18
 Poland 28,458 19
Team Coeff Rank[24]
 Czech Republic 27,508 20
 Finland 26,757 21
 Serbia 26,517 22
 Slovenia 26,445 23
 Northern Ireland 25,711 24
 Romania 24,877 25
 Ukraine 24,359 26
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23,091 27
 Slovakia 19,213 28
 Hungary 18,552 29
 Greece 17,556 30
 Croatia 17,523 31
 Belarus 16,890 32
 Albania 16,826 33
 Malta 16,021 34
 Israel 15,543 35
 Azerbaijan 14,876 36
 Turkey 14,865 37
 North Macedonia 14,483 38
Team Coeff Rank[24]
 Kosovo 14,226 39
 Montenegro 12,668 40
 Luxembourg 12,051 41
 Estonia 9,750 42
 Moldova 9,654 43
 Lithuania 9,649 44
 Kazakhstan 8,662 45
 Latvia 8,543 46
 Bulgaria 8,200 47
 Cyprus 8,032 48
 Faroe Islands 7,020 49
 Georgia 6,977 50
 Armenia 6,500 51
 Andorra 1,958 52
 Gibraltar 0
 Liechtenstein 0
 San Marino 0

History

Year First Second Third
Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff.
2017  Germany 42,957  France 42,355  England 39,880
2019  England 41,819  France 40,775  Germany 40,405
2021  Netherlands 43,961  Germany 41,924  England 41,443
2023  England 46,178  Germany 43,043  France 42,584

Men's association coefficient

Map of UEFA associations whose teams have reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League
  UEFA member association that has been represented in the group stage
  UEFA member association that has not been represented in the group stage
  Not a UEFA member
Map of UEFA associations whose teams reached the group stage of the UEFA Europa League
  UEFA member association that has been represented in the group stage
  UEFA member association that has not been represented in the group stage
  Not a UEFA member
Map of UEFA associations whose teams reached the group stage of the UEFA Europa Conference League
  UEFA member association that has been represented in the group stage
  UEFA member association that has not been represented in the group stage
  Not a UEFA member

The association coefficient is used to rank the football associations of Europe, and thus determine the number of clubs from an association that will participate in the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The UEFA ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next, not in the first season after the publication of the ranking. Thus, the rankings at the end of the 2021–22 season determine the team allocation by association in the 2023–24 (not 2022–23) UEFA season. This is unrelated to the selection of teams which will fill each allocation through the individual association leagues and national cups (which is decided in the preceding season).

This coefficient is determined by the results of the clubs of the associations in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League games over the past five seasons. Two points are awarded for each win by a club, and one for a draw (points are halved in the qualifying rounds). Results determined by extra time do count in determining the allocation of points, but results determined by penalty-shootouts do not affect the allocation of points, other than for bonus points given for qualification into the latter rounds. The number of points awarded each season is divided by the number of teams that participated for that association in that season. This number is then rounded down to three decimal places (e.g. 2+23 would be rounded to 2.666).[25][26]

To determine an association's coefficient for a particular season, the coefficients for the last five seasons are added. Bonus points are added to the number of points scored in a season. Bonus points are allocated for:[27]

UEFA uses this coefficient system to decide which teams gain automatic entry to the group stage and which teams must go through qualifying. For instance, the teams who occupy the top four league places in the associations ranked 1 to 4 in UEFA competition, the top two teams of the association ranked 5 and 6, and the champions in the associations ranked 7 to 10 gain automatic entry into the group stages for the following season's Champions League competition.

Current ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2019–20 to 2023–24, with the 2023–24 season ongoing.

The final ranking at the end of the 2023–24 season will be used to determine the minimum number of places for each association in the 2025–26 UEFA club competitions.

As of 13 February 2024, the coefficients are as follows:[28][29]

Ranking Member association
(L: League, C: Cup, LC: League Cup)
Coefficient Teams[a] Places in 2025–26 season
2024 2023 Mvmt 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 Total UCL[b] UEL UECL Total
1 1 0 England England (L, C, LC[c]) 18.571 24.357 21.000 23.000 13.875 100.803 6/8 4 2 1 7
2 2 0 Spain Spain (L, C) 18.928 19.500 18.428 16.571 12.937 86.364 6/8
3 4 1 +1 Italy Italy (L, C) 14.928 16.285 15.714 22.357 14.000 83.284 7/7
4 3 -1 –1 Germany Germany (L, C) 18.714 15.214 16.214 17.125 13.642 80.909 6/7
5 5 0 France France (L, C) 11.666 7.916 18.416 12.583 11.583 62.164 6/6
6 6 0 Netherlands Netherlands (L, C) 9.400 9.200 19.200 13.500 8.600 59.900 3/5 3 2 1 6
7 7 0 Portugal Portugal (L, C) 10.300 9.600 12.916 12.500 7.833 53.149 4/6 2 2 1 5
8 8 0 Belgium Belgium (L, C) 7.600 6.000 6.600 14.200 11.600 46.000 3/5
9 12 3 +3 Turkey Turkey (L, C) 5.000 3.100 6.700 11.800 10.500 37.100 2/4
10 9 -1 –1 Scotland Scotland (L, C) 9.750 8.500 7.900 3.500 6.200 35.850 1/5
11 15 4 +4 Czech Republic Czechia (L, C) 2.500 6.600 6.700 6.750 12.000 34.550 3/4
12 13 1 +1 Switzerland Switzerland (L, C) 6.400 5.125 7.750 8.500 4.000 31.775 2/5
13 10 -3 –3 Austria Austria (L, C) 5.800 6.700 10.400 4.900 3.800 31.600 1/5 2 1 2 5
14 17 3 +3 Denmark Denmark (L, C) 5.125 4.125 7.800 5.900 8.500 31.450 1/4
15 16 1 +1 Norway Norway (L, C) 3.750 6.500 7.625 5.750 6.250 29.875 2/4
16 21 5 +5 Israel Israel (L, C) 2.375 7.000 6.750 6.250 7.250 29.625 2/4 1 1 2 4
17 20 3 +3 Greece Greece (L, C) 4.900 5.100 8.000 2.125 7.800 27.925 2/5
18 14 -4 –4 Ukraine Ukraine (L, C) 7.200 6.800 4.200 5.700 3.900 27.800 1/5
19 11 -8 –8 Serbia Serbia (L, C) 6.000 5.500 9.500 5.375 1.400 27.775 0/5
20 24 4 +4 Poland Poland (L, C) 2.125 4.000 4.625 7.750 6.875 25.375 1/4
21 19 -2 –2 Croatia Croatia (L, C) 4.375 5.900 6.000 3.375 4.625 24.275 1/4
22 22 0 Cyprus Cyprus (L, C) 5.125 4.000 4.125 5.100 3.750 22.100 0/4
23 25 2 +2 Hungary Hungary (L, C) 4.500 4.250 2.750 5.875 4.500 21.875 1/4
24 23 -1 –1 Sweden Sweden (L, C) 5.750 2.500 5.125 6.250 1.875 21.500 0/4
25 26 1 +1 Romania Romania (L, C) 5.875 3.750 2.250 6.250 3.250 21.375 0/4
26 27 1 +1 Bulgaria Bulgaria (L, C) 4.125 4.000 3.375 4.500 4.125 20.125 1/4
27 28 1 +1 Slovakia Slovakia (L, C) 3.000 1.500 4.125 6.000 5.000 19.625 1/4
28 29 1 +1 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (L, C) 3.375 2.500 4.375 4.000 4.875 19.125 1/4
29 18 -11 –11 Russia Russia (L, C)[Note RUS] 4.666 4.333 5.300 4.333[d] 0.000[e] 18.632 0/0
30 31 1 +1 Slovenia Slovenia (L, C) 2.000 2.250 3.000 2.125 3.875 13.250 0/4
31 32 1 +1 Moldova Moldova (L, C) 0.750 1.375 5.250 3.750 2.000 13.125 0/4
32 33 1 +1 Kosovo Kosovo (L, C) 1.500 1.833 2.333 2.875 3.000 11.541 0/4
33 30 -3 –3 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L, C) 3.375 1.000 2.875 1.125 3.125 11.500 0/4
34 37 3 +3 Finland Finland (L, C) 1.625 1.375 3.750 2.625 1.750 11.125 0/4 1 0 3 4
35 36 1 +1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L, C) 1.250 1.875 2.875 3.375 1.500 10.875 0/4
36 39 3 +3 Armenia Armenia (L, C) 2.750 1.375 1.875 2.375 2.250 10.625 0/4
37 35 -2 –2 Latvia Latvia (L, C) 2.250 1.375 2.625 2.750 1.625 10.625 0/4
38 43 5 +5 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (L, C) 1.125 2.750 1.500 2.250 2.750 10.375 0/4
39 41 2 +2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L, C) 1.500 2.625 1.625 2.000 2.250 10.000 0/4
40 34 -6 –6 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (C)[f] 2.500 0.500 0.000 6.500 0.500 10.000 0/1 0 0 1 1
41 48 7 +7 Iceland Iceland (L, C) 0.625 0.625 1.500 3.000 3.833 9.583 0/3 1 0 3 4
42 44 2 +2 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (L, C) 2.375 2.833 1.625 1.250 1.125 9.208 0/4
43 42 -1 –1 Luxembourg Luxembourg (L, C) 3.000 1.000 1.250 1.125 2.250 8.625 0/4
44 38 -6 –6 Lithuania Lithuania (L, C) 1.625 1.625 1.750 2.375 1.125 8.500 0/4
45 45 0 Malta Malta (L, C) 0.750 1.500 1.875 2.625 1.500 8.250 0/4
46 46 0 Georgia (country) Georgia (L, C) 2.250 1.750 1.250 1.125 1.250 7.625 0/4
47 49 2 +2 Albania Albania (L, C) 0.750 2.000 1.625 0.875 2.125 7.375 0/4
48 47 -1 –1 Estonia Estonia (L, C) 0.875 1.375 3.666 1.166 0.125 7.207 0/4
49 40 -9 –9 Belarus Belarus (L, C) 2.500 1.500 0.250 0.625 1.750 6.625 0/4
50 52 2 +2 North Macedonia North Macedonia (L, C) 0.500 1.750 0.625 1.625 1.500 6.000 0/4
51 53 2 +2 Andorra Andorra (L, C) 1.500 0.666 1.500 0.666 1.666 5.998 0/3 1 0 2 3
52 50 -2 –2 Wales Wales (L, C) 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.166 0.625 5.791 0/4
53 54 1 +1 Montenegro Montenegro (L, C) 1.000 1.625 0.750 1.000 1.333 5.708 0/3
54 51 -3 –3 Gibraltar Gibraltar (L, C) 1.000 1.666 1.250 0.875 0.166 4.957 0/3
55 55 0 San Marino San Marino (L, C) 0.000 0.500 0.166 0.833 0.333 1.832 0/3
  Indicates active associations which have all their teams still competing in this season's UEFA club competitions (i.e. Champions League, Europa League or Europa Conference League).
  Indicates active associations which have some teams still competing in this season's UEFA club competitions.
  Indicates associations which have no teams remaining in this season's UEFA club competitions.
  1. ^ Number of teams still active from association in UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  2. ^ Beginning in the 2024–25 season, 1 additional team from each of the 2 associations with the highest 1-year association coefficient will be awarded a berth in the Champions League group stage.
  3. ^ The winner of the league cup of England is given a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League by special permission from UEFA (replacing the lowest-ranked league team which would have qualified).
  4. ^ Did not participate in Europe this season, but were awarded 4.333 (the lowest coefficient obtained in the previous 5 seasons)
  5. ^ Not participating in Europe this season
  6. ^ The Liechtenstein Football Association does not organise a national league competition and all its seven clubs compete in the Swiss football league system.[30][31] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League.[31]

Notes

  1. ^
    Russia (RUS): On 28 February 2022, Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[32][33][34] On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions and be awarded the minimum coefficient from the previous 5 seasons (4.333) for 2022–23.[35] Later UEFA changed Russia's coefficient in 2022–23 season to zero, but they subsequently restored their coefficient to 4.333 at the end of the 2022–23 season.[36]

Further information on Liechtenstein's status and similar cases

According to the UEFA regulations a National League needs to consist of at least eight clubs to be considered valid, otherwise no participants of such a league will be allowed to enter European competitions.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two-legged ties in the knockout stages of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League and 2019–20 UEFA Europa League, and in the qualifying stages of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League and 2020–21 UEFA Europa League, were changed to single-leg matches. In those cases where there was such a change in format, the following points were awarded instead:[37][38]

This translates to the original system (2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss) by considering the "unplayed leg" as a draw.

Distribution of team competition quotas

2024–27

The following is the default access list for the 2024–25 and future seasons.[39] Rankings in table exclude Liechtenstein.[a]

Champions League Europa League Conference League
Ranking GS QR GS QR QR
PO Q3 Q2 Q1 PO Q3 Q2 Q1 PO Q3 Q2 Q1
1–4 4 2 1
5 3 1 2 1
6 2 1 1 1 1
7 1 1 1 1 1
8–9 1 1 1 1 1
10 1 1 1 1 1
11–12 1 1 1 1 1
13–14 1 1 1 2
15 2 1 2
16–22 1 1 2
23–29 1 1 2
30–33 1 1 1 1
34–37 1 1 2
38–49 1 3
50–54 1 2
LIE 1

2021–24

The following was the default access list from the 2021–22 season through the 2023–24 season.[40][41] Rankings in table exclude Liechtenstein.[a]

Champions League Europa League Europa Conference League
Ranking GS QR GS QR QR
PO Q3 Q2 Q1 PR PO Q3 PO Q3 Q2 Q1
1–4 4 2 1
5 2 1 2 1
6 2 1 1 1 1
7–9 1 1 1 1 1
10 1 1 1 1 1
11–12 1 1 1 1 1
13–14 1 1 1 2
15 2 1 2
16–17 1 3
18–28 1 3
29 1 2 1
30–49 1 3
50 1 2
51–54 1 2
LIE 1
  1. ^ a b The Liechtenstein Football Association does not organise a national league competition and all its seven clubs compete in the Swiss football league system.[30][31] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League.[31]

History

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Following the introduction of the UEFA Cup in 1971, the competition began to grow in complexity having more clubs than the European Champions Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup, reaching up to four from a single country. UEFA began to publish rankings in 1979,[1] to identify the number of participants for each association in the UEFA Cup.

Subsequently, for statistical purposes, various rankings were introduced to portray the history of the associations. According to the prorated (extended) calculation system, only four associations have succeeded in being ranked as the top European association.[42]

Following the Heysel Stadium disaster, all English teams were banned from UEFA competitions in 1985. The ban was only lifted after five seasons, with the knock-on effects continuing to impact on English football for a total of nine years from 1986 to 1994.[43] Having been top in 1985, England were un-ranked in 1990[44] and would not regain the top position until 2008.[45]

Russia was barred from competitions after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Due to military aggression and calls by Russia to "demilitarise" and "denazify", many football clubs in Ukraine were forced to be dissolved or suspend their participation due to destruction of their football infrastructure.[citation needed]

Also, FIFA imposed passive sanctions on Ukrainian clubs (along with Russian clubs) by suspending employment contracts of football players playing in Ukraine due to safety concerns in relations to the Russian aggression without any consultations with Ukrainian football community.[46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55] The CEO Serhii Palkin of Ukrainian leading football club Shakhtar Donetsk points out that this move led to a big financial loss and FIFA should compensate Ukrainian football community. In October of 2023 UEFA brought one of the Ukrainian leading clubs' executive officers, who in 2021 received the "UEFA Grassroot Award",[56] to its Executive Committee on Status of Players.[57][58][59]

Top associations by period

The following data indicates the three top-ranked associations in each five-year period.[60] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[60] Note that the table take into account the results from the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which was a non-UEFA competition that took place until 1971, whose teams in the first editions were representing cities instead of clubs.

Years 1st place Coeff. 2nd place Coeff. 3rd place Coeff.
1956–1960 Spain Spain 70.833 France France 40.500 Italy Italy 36.500
1957–1961 68.333 England England 41.666 36.500
1958–1962 71.933 34.666 31.500
1959–1963 68.433 Italy Italy 32.500 Scotland Scotland 32.250
1960–1964 66.833 39.700 35.750
1961–1965 52.333 43.128 England England 38.849
1962–1966 53.333 England England 42.682 Hungary Hungary 39.999
1963–1967 England England 45.482 Spain Spain 41.733 Italy Italy 41.728
1964–1968 49.016 Hungary Hungary 43.665 Spain Spain 41.566
1965–1969 53.701 53.665 Scotland Scotland 38.366
1966–1970 51.951 46.415 39.566
1967–1971 51.660 40.999 Italy Italy 40.094
1968–1972 53.431 41.666 38.660
1969–1973 53.231 Netherlands Netherlands 41.200 37.593
1970–1974 54.279 43.500 West Germany West Germany 39.664
1971–1975 47.779 West Germany West Germany 46.331 Netherlands Netherlands 45.200
1972–1976 West Germany West Germany 48.950 Netherlands Netherlands 43.600 England England 43.570
1973–1977 51.902 England England 41.999 Netherlands Netherlands 39.450
1974–1978 48.783 Netherlands Netherlands 43.450 England England 38.332
1975–1979 52.617 39.200 Belgium Belgium 38.300
1976–1980 53.998 England England 38.426 37.300
1977–1981 52.284 38.760 Spain Spain 36.999
1978–1982 51.999 37.902 Netherlands Netherlands 35.466
1979–1983 54.118 Spain Spain 34.999 England England 34.426
1980–1984 43.618 England England 37.950 Spain Spain 32.199
1981–1985 England England 41.093 Italy Italy 38.800 West Germany West Germany 37.070
1982–1986 Italy Italy 39.466 West Germany West Germany 37.332 Soviet Union Soviet Union 36.516
1983–1987 41.716 Soviet Union Soviet Union 37.250 West Germany West Germany 36.332
1984–1988 41.082 37.550 36.165
1985–1989 42.498 West Germany West Germany 41.093 Spain Spain 40.999
1986–1990 West Germany West Germany 45.427 Italy Italy 43.212 42.666
1987–1991 Italy Italy 48.171 Germany (West) Germany 43.594 38.666
1988–1992 52.837 42.927 40.266
1989–1993 60.337 France France 40.450 Germany (West) Germany 39.403
1990–1994 62.313 45.150 Germany Germany 41.641
1991–1995 63.884 45.283 Germany Germany 40.307
1992–1996 61.259 45.408 Spain Spain 43.932
1993–1997 60.735 Spain Spain 46.532 France France 45.733
1994–1998 59.640 Germany Germany 49.932 Spain Spain 48.580
1995–1999 57.212 Spain Spain 49.628 Germany Germany 45.498
1996–2000 Spain Spain 59.599 Italy Italy 55.927 46.403
1997–2001 65.210 56.239 England England 51.288
1998–2002 68.467 58.668 55.459
1999–2003 75.539 62.311 58.340
2000–2004 79.851 England England 62.153 Italy Italy 59.186
2001–2005 73.717 63.224 61.186
2002–2006 72.748 Italy Italy 66.731 England England 63.486
2003–2007 76.891 England England 68.540 Italy Italy 66.088
2004–2008 England England 75.749 Spain Spain 75.266 60.410
2005–2009 79.499 74.266 62.910
2006–2010 81.856 79.757 64.338
2007–2011 85.785 82.329 Germany Germany 69.436
2008–2012 84.410 84.186 75.186
2009–2013 Spain Spain 88.025 England England 82.963 79.614
2010–2014 97.713 84.748 81.641
2011–2015 99.999 80.391 79.415
2012–2016 105.713 Germany Germany 80.177 England England 76.284
2013–2017 104.998 79.498 75.962
2014–2018 106.998 England England 79.605 Italy Italy 76.249
2015–2019 103.569 85.462 74.725
2016–2020 102.283 90.462 Germany Germany 74.784
2017–2021 England England 100.569 Spain Spain 97.855 Italy Italy 75.438
2018–2022 106.641 96.141 76.902
2019–2023 109.570 92.998 Germany Germany 82.481

The table shows the ranking of nations with respect to the total number of years in the top three of the rankings:

As of 7 June 2023
Association 1st 2nd 3rd Total
England England 18 17 10 45
Spain Spain 23 12 9 44
Italy Italy 13 10 17 40
Germany West Germany/Germany 10 8 16 34
Netherlands Netherlands 0 5 3 8
France France 0 5 1 6
Hungary Hungary
Scotland Scotland 0 0 4 4
Soviet Union Soviet Union 0 2 1 3
Belgium Belgium 0 0 2 2

Women's association coefficient

Current ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2019–20 to 2023–24, with the 2023–24 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2023–24 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2025–26 UEFA Women's Champions League.

As of 31 January 2024 the coefficients are as follows:[61]

Ranking Member association
(L: League)
Coefficient Teams[a] Places in 2025–26 season
2024 2023 Mvmt 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 Total UCL New Comp. Total
1 1 0 France France (L) 20.000 15.000 16.333 10.000 12.000 73.333 2/3 3 0 3
2 2 0 Germany Germany (L) 16.500 16.500 14.666 14.000 7.333 68.999 0/3
3 3 0 Spain Spain (L) 15.000 15.500 13.666 13.000 7.666 64.832 1/3
4 4 0 England England (L) 11.500 17.500 9.000 13.333 6.666 57.999 1/3
5 9 4 +4 Portugal Portugal (L) 4.000 3.000 7.000 8.000 12.000 34.000 1/1
6 5 -1 –1 Italy Italy (L) 3.000 5.000 8.500 12.500 5.000 34.000 0/2
7 6 -1 –1 Sweden Sweden (L) 4.500 7.500 3.666 2.833 6.500 24.999 1/3
8 7 -1 –1 Czech Republic Czechia (L) 5.500 7.000 2.333 3.333 4.166 22.332 0/3 2 1
9 8 -1 –1 Denmark Denmark (L) 8.500 7.000 2.750 2.000 1.500 21.750 0/2
10 11 1 +1 Norway Norway (L) 2.000 5.500 2.500 3.000 8.500 21.500 1/2
11 10 -1 –1 Netherlands Netherlands (L) 6.000 3.000 2.500 2.500 7.500 21.500 1/2
12 13 1 +1 Austria Austria (L) 3.000 9.000 2.000 4.250 3.000 21.250 0/2
13 14 1 +1 Ukraine Ukraine (L) 2.000 5.000 7.000 3.000 2.000 19.000 0/2
14 16 2 +2 Belarus Belarus (L) 8.000 5.000 1.500 2.000 1.500 18.000 0/2 0 2
15 15 0 Iceland Iceland (L) 8.000 2.000 3.250 2.250 2.250 17.750 0/2
16 12 -4 –4 Scotland Scotland (L) 7.500 3.000 2.000 2.000 2.500 17.000 0/2
17 17 0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L) 7.000 3.500 1.500 1.500 1.250 14.750 0/2
18 18 0 Switzerland Switzerland (L) 3.000 3.000 2.500 2.750 3.000 14.250 0/1 1 1
19 21 2 +2 Serbia Serbia (L) 4.000 3.000 2.000 2.000 3.000 14.000 0/1
20 19 -1 –1 Albania Albania (L) 3.000 2.000 3.000 4.000 2.000 14.000 0/1
21 20 -1 –1 Cyprus Cyprus (L) 2.000 2.000 3.000 2.000 3.000 12.000 0/1
22 22 0 Belgium Belgium (L) 4.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 12.000 0/1
23 25 2 +2 Finland Finland (L) 2.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2.000 10.000 0/1
24 23 -1 –1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L) 2.000 2.000 1.500 3.000 1.500 10.000 0/1
25 26 1 +1 Hungary Hungary (L) 2.500 2.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 9.500 0/1 0 1
26 29 3 +3 Romania Romania (L) 1.000 2.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 9.000 0/1
27 32 5 +5 Slovenia Slovenia (L) 1.000 3.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 9.000 0/1
28 27 -1 –1 Poland Poland (L) 1.500 3.000 1.500 1.500 1.500 9.000 0/1
29 30 1 +1 Croatia Croatia (L) 1.000 1.000 3.000 1.500 2.000 8.500 0/1
30 28 -2 –2 Lithuania Lithuania (L) 1.500 2.000 2.000 1.000 2.000 8.500 0/1
31 24 -7 –7 Russia Russia (L)[Note RUS1] 3.000 2.000 1.750 1.750[b] 0.000[c] 8.500 0/0
32 31 -1 –1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L) 2.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.500 8.000 0/1
33 35 2 +2 Kosovo Kosovo (L) 3.000 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 8.000 0/1
34 33 -1 –1 Turkey Turkey (L) 2.000 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.500 7.500 0/1
35 34 -1 –1 Greece Greece (L) 0.000 1.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 7.000 0/1
36 39 3 +3 Israel Israel (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2.000 7.000 0/1
37 42 5 +5 Georgia (country) Georgia (L) 0.000 3.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 7.000 0/1
38 38 0 Montenegro Montenegro (L) 1.500 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.500 7.000 0/1
39 36 -3 –3 Slovakia Slovakia (L) 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.000 6.500 0/1
40 37 -3 –3 Bulgaria Bulgaria (L) 0.500 2.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 6.500 0/1
41 43 2 +2 Luxembourg Luxembourg (L) 0.000 1.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 6.000 0/1
42 41 -1 –1 Wales Wales (L) 2.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 6.000 0/1
43 46 3 +3 Latvia Latvia (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 5.500 0/1
43 46 3 +3 Malta Malta (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 5.500 0/1
45 40 -5 –5 Estonia Estonia (L) 1.000 1.000 1.500 1.000 1.000 5.500 0/1
45 44 -1 –1 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (L) 1.000 1.000 1.500 1.000 1.000 5.500 0/1
47 47 0 Moldova Moldova (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.500 4.500 0/1
48 47 -1 –1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000 0/1
48 47 -1 –1 North Macedonia North Macedonia (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000 0/1
50 47 -3 –3 Armenia Armenia (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 No entry[d] 3.000 0/0
[e] Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (L) No entry[d] (NR)[e] 0/0
[e] Gibraltar Gibraltar (L) No entry[d] (NR)[e] 0/0
[e] Andorra Andorra (NL)[f] No entry[d] (NR)[e] 0/0 NL
[e] Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (NL)[f] No entry[d] (NR)[e] 0/0
[e] San Marino San Marino (NL)[f] No entry[d] (NR)[e] 0/0
  Indicates active associations which have all their teams still competing in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates active associations which have some teams still competing in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates associations which have no teams remaining in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  1. ^ Number of teams still active from association in UEFA Women's Champions League.
  2. ^ Did not participate in Europe this season, but were awarded 1.750 (the lowest coefficient obtained in the previous 5 seasons)
  3. ^ Not participating in Europe this season
  4. ^ a b c d e f Did not participate in European competitions that season.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j No rank, association did not enter in any of the seasons used for computing coefficients (NR)
  6. ^ a b c No women's domestic league (NL)

Notes

  1. ^
    Russia (RUS): On 28 February 2022, Russian football clubs and national teams were suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[32][33][34] On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions and be awarded the minimum coefficient from the previous 5 seasons (1.750) for 2022–23.[35] Later, UEFA changed Russia's coefficient in 2022–23 season into zero, but UEFA subsequently restored their coefficient to 1.750 at the end of the 2022–23 season.[62][63]

History

Top associations by period

The following data indicates the three top-ranked women's associations in each five-year period.

Years 1st place Coeff. 2nd place Coeff. 3rd place Coeff.
2000–2004 Sweden Sweden 25.500 Germany Germany 24.000 Denmark Denmark 17.500
2001–2005 Germany Germany 25.000 Sweden Sweden 22.250 15.500
2002–2006 25.750 19.750 France France 11.500
2003–2007 22.000 20.750 England England 17.500
2004–2008 37.000 33.750 24.000
2005–2009 37.000 33.750 France France 24.500
2006–2010 70.666 69.500 63.000
2007–2011 75.666 France France 65.000 Sweden Sweden 65.000
2008–2012 85.166 80.000 61.000
2009–2013 France France 84.500 Germany Germany 83.166 58.500
2010–2014 Germany Germany 91.666 France France 78.500 61.500
2011–2015 96.000 76.000 61.500
2012–2016 89.500 77.000 65.500
2013–2017 86.000 80.000 61.500
2014–2018 83.000 78.000 England England 59.000
2015–2019 France France 90.500 Germany Germany 77.500 53.500
2016–2020 94.000 73.000 Spain Spain 56.500
2017–2021 92.000 75.500 England England 68.500
2018–2022 87.333 75.666 Spain Spain 65.166
2019–2023 80.833 76.666 71.166

The table shows the ranking of nations with respect to the total number of years in the top three of the rankings:

As of 4 June 2023
League 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Germany Germany 13 7 0 20
France France 6 7 3 16
Sweden Sweden 1 6 7 14
England England 0 0 5 5
Spain Spain 0 0 3 3
Denmark Denmark 0 0 2 2

Men's club coefficient

The club coefficient is either the sum of the points earned by the club in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League over the previous five seasons or 20% of the club's association coefficient over the same period, whichever coefficient is higher.[64] This ranking is used by UEFA to determine a club's seeding in club competition draws, including the qualifying and group stages of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, and FIFA Club World Cup.[2]

The clubs receive two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a defeat in games of the main stages of the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League. Results determined after extra-time are included in this method, however results determined after penalty shoot-outs are not (the result is considered a draw). Bonus points for entering the Europa League group stage or Europa Conference League group stage are not additional to win/draw points; they provide a minimum points allowance for participating clubs, whereas bonus points for entering the Champions League group stage (and those for qualifying to the knockout stage) are additional to win/draw points.

Qualifying round results are only taken into account if the club is eliminated in one of the rounds (see table below). Otherwise, the qualifying round results are taken into account only for the calculation of the association's coefficient and are halved.[65] The clubs do not receive any points for elimination in the Champions League or Europa League qualifying because those clubs move to the Europa League and/or Europa Conference League and receive points from participation in that competition.[66][67]

Current club ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each club's performance in European competitions from 2019–20 to 2023–24, with the 2023–24 season ongoing.

The top 25 clubs as of 13 February 2024 are as follows.[68][69]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2024 2023 Mvmt 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 Total
1 1 0 Manchester City England England 25.0 35.0 27.0 33.0 23.0 143.0
2 2 0 Bayern Munich Germany Germany 36.0 27.0 26.0 27.0 20.0 136.0
3 5 2 +2 Real Madrid Spain Spain 17.0 26.0 30.0 29.0 23.0 125.0
4 6 2 +2 Paris Saint-Germain France France 31.0 24.0 19.0 19.0 15.0 108.0
5 4 -1 –1 Liverpool England England 18.0 24.0 33.0 19.0 13.0 107.0
6 11 5 +5 Inter Milan Italy Italy 25.0 9.0 18.0 29.0 18.0 99.0
7 16 9 +9 RB Leipzig Germany Germany 27.0 17.0 17.0 18.0 17.0 96.0
8 3 -5 –5 Chelsea England England 17.0 33.0 25.0 21.0 0.0[a] 96.0
9 7 -2 –2 Manchester United England England 22.0 26.0 18.0 19.0 7.0 92.0
10 10 0 Roma Italy Italy 11.0 24.0 23.0 22.0 11.0 91.0
11 14 +3 +3 Borussia Dortmund Germany Germany 18.0 22.0 10.0 17.0 17.0 85.0
12 9 -3 –3 Barcelona Spain Spain 24.0 20.0 15.0 9.0 17.0 85.0
13 15 +2 +2 Atlético Madrid Spain Spain 22.0 16.0 19.0 8.0 19.0 84.0
14 12 -2 –2 Sevilla Spain Spain 26.0 19.0 12.0 21.0 6.0 84.0
15 18 +3 +3 Villarreal Spain Spain 0.0[a] 30.0 24.0 12.0 14.0 80.0
16 8 -8 –8 Juventus Italy Italy 22.0 21.0 20.0 17.0 0.0[a] 80.0
17 19 2 +2 Napoli Italy Italy 19.0 10.0 9.0 25.0 16.0 79.0
18 24 6 +6 Bayer Leverkusen Germany Germany 18.0 10.0 14.0 19.0 17.0 78.0
19 20 1 +1 Porto Portugal Portugal 7.0 23.0 10.0 18.0 17.0 75.0
20 17 -3 –3 Benfica Portugal Portugal 10.0 10.0 20.0 25.0 7.0 72.0
21 23 2 +2 Arsenal England England 10.0 23.0 0.0[a] 17.0 18.0 68.0
22 28 6 +6 Atalanta Italy Italy 20.0 17.0 16.0 0.0[a] 15.0 68.0
23 13 -10 –10 Ajax Netherlands Netherlands 13.0 19.0 22.0 8.0 4.0 66.0
24 36 12 +12 West Ham United England England 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 21.0 29.0 15.0 65.0
25 25 0 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Ukraine 22.0 14.0 6.0 11.0 10.0 63.0
  Indicates clubs still active in this season's UEFA Champions League.
  Indicates clubs still active in this season's UEFA Europa League.
  Indicates clubs still active in this season's UEFA Europa Conference League.
  Indicates clubs from active associations in this season's UEFA club competitions.
  Indicates clubs from associations which have no teams remaining in this season's UEFA club competitions.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Did not participate in European competitions that season

Club point allocations

2021–22 through 2023–24 seasons

Round Points awarded
Champions League Europa League Europa Conference League
Preliminary Round elimination move to ECL Q2
First qualifying round elimination move to ECL Q2 1
Second qualifying round elimination move to EL Q3 1.5
Third qualifying round elimination move to EL PO move to ECL PO 2
Play-off elimination move to EL GS move to ECL GS 2.5
Group stage participation 4 3 (minimum) 2.5 (minimum)
All wins from group stage onwards (except EL/ECL knockout round play-offs) 2 2 2
All draws from group stage onwards (except EL/ECL knockout round play-offs) 1 1 1
Group winner 4 2
Group runners-up 2 1
Round of 16 participation 5 1
Quarter-finals participation 1 1
Semi-finals and Finals participation 1 1 1

2018–19 through 2020–21 seasons

Round Points awarded
Champions League Europa League
Preliminary Round elimination move to EL Q2 0.5
First qualifying round elimination move to EL Q2 1
Second qualifying round elimination move to EL Q3 1.5
Third qualifying round elimination move to EL PO 2
Play-off elimination move to EL GS 2.5
Group stage participation 4 3 (minimum)
Win in group stage or subsequent round 2 2
Draw in group stage or subsequent round 1 1
Round of 16 participation 5
Quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals participation 1 1

Prior to the 2018 club rankings, teams received the sum of their points earned over the last five seasons plus 20% of the club's association coefficient.[65][66]

Before 1999 a number of strong teams in the UEFA Cup were seeded such that those teams did not meet in the first two rounds. To determine these teams, the sum of the ratio of the number of points achieved to the number of games played by each team, was calculated for the past five seasons.

Top club by period

The following data indicate the top-ranked clubs in each 5-year period.[60] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[60]

Years Club Coeff.
1975–1979 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 8.402
1976–1980 7.985
1977–1981 Spain Barcelona 7.652
1978–1982 7.832
1979–1983 7.998
1980–1984 England Liverpool 8.277
1981–1985 9.054
1982–1986 Belgium Anderlecht 7.915
Italy Juventus 7.915
1983–1987 8.665
1984–1988 8.388
1985–1989 West Germany Bayern Munich 7.846
1986–1990 8.096
1987–1991 Italy Juventus 8.291
1988–1992 Spain Real Madrid 7.975
1989–1993 7.850
1990–1994 7.600
1991–1995 7.266
1992–1996 Netherlands Ajax 9.124
1993–1997 Italy Juventus 8.719
1994–1998 France Paris Saint-Germain 8.716
1995–1999 Italy Juventus 121.606
1996–2000 109.963
1997–2001 Spain Real Madrid 114.605
1998–2002 147.233
1999–2003 151.769
2000–2004 146.350
2001–2005 131.326
2002–2006 Italy Milan 129.020
2003–2007 133.808
2004–2008 England Chelsea 124.996
2005–2009 Spain Barcelona 121.853
2006–2010 136.951
2007–2011 England Manchester United 151.157
2008–2012 Spain Barcelona 157.837
2009–2013 157.605
2010–2014 Spain Real Madrid 161.542
2011–2015 171.999
2012–2016 176.142
2013–2017 176.999
2014–2018 162.000
2015–2019 146.000
2016–2020 Germany Bayern Munich 136.000
2017–2021 134.000
2018–2022 138.000
2019–2023 England Manchester City 145.000

Top-rated clubs listed by number of times they were top-ranked over a 5-year period since the first period officially analysed (1975–1979):

Rank Club Total
1 Spain Real Madrid 15
2 Italy Juventus 7
Spain Barcelona
4 Germany Bayern Munich 5
5 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2
England Liverpool
Italy Milan
8 Netherlands Ajax 1
Belgium Anderlecht
England Chelsea
England Manchester City
England Manchester United
France Paris Saint-Germain

Women's club coefficient

The season coefficient of a club is calculated by adding the total number of points it obtains in a given season and 20% of its association's coefficient for that same season. A club's five-season coefficient is the cumulative total of its five season coefficients from the reference period and 20% of its association's five-season association's coefficient.[70] This ranking is used by UEFA to determine a club's seeding in club competition draws, including the qualifying and group stages of the UEFA Women's Champions League.

The distribution of points is symmetrical to the distribution of points in association ranking.

2021–22 and future seasons

Round Points awarded
Women's Champions League
Preliminary Round elimination 0.5
The defeated club of the round 1 third-place match 1
The winner of the round 1 third-place match (four-team mini-tournament)
or defeated team in the MD1 tie (three-team mini-tournament)
1.5
Round 1 defeated finalist 2
Round 2 elimination 3
Group stage participation 4
Win in group stage or subsequent round 2
Draw in group stage or subsequent round 1
Quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals participation 1

Current team ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each team's performance in European competitions from 2019–20 to 2023–24, with the 2023–24 season starting 26 July 2023.

The top 25 clubs as of 31 January 2024 are as follows:[71]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2024 2023 Mvmt 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 Club Assn. Part Total
1 1 0 Barcelona Spain Spain 18.0 22.0 25.0 26.0 16.0 107.0 12.966 119.966
2 2 0 Lyon France France 23.0 15.0 25.0 15.0 15.0 93.0 14.666 107.666
3 3 0 Wolfsburg Germany Germany 21.0 13.0 19.0 23.0 3.0 79.0 13.799 92.799
4 4 0 Paris Saint-Germain France France 17.0 15.0 21.0 13.0 12.0 78.0 14.666 92.666
5 5 0 Bayern Munich Germany Germany 12.0 20.0 15.0 17.0 10.0 74.0 13.799 87.799
6 6 0 Chelsea England England 0.0[a] 20.0 12.0 20.0 15.0 67.0 11.599 78.599
7 7 0 Arsenal England England 14.0 0.0[a] 12.0 18.0 2.0 46.0 11.599 57.599
8 12 4 +4 Real Madrid Spain Spain 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 13.0 10.0 5.0 28.0 12.966 40.966
9 9 0 Juventus Italy Italy 3.0 3.0 15.0 11.0 2.0 34.0 6.800 40.800
10 8 -2 –2 Manchester City England England 9.0 15.0 3.0 2.0 0.0[a] 29.0 11.599 40.599
11 23 12 +12 Benfica Portugal Portugal 0.0[a] 3.0 7.0 8.0 12.0 30.0 6.800 36.800
12 24 12 +12 Häcken Sweden Sweden 5.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 13.0 30.0 4.999 34.999
13 10 -3 –3 Atlético Madrid Spain Spain 12.0 9.0 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 21.0 12.966 33.966
14 11 -3 –3 Slavia Praha Czech Republic Czechia 8.0 4.0 3.0 6.0 8.0 29.0 4.466 33.466
15 14 -1 –1 St. Pölten Austria Austria 5.0 9.0 2.0 7.0 5.0 28.0 4.250 32.250
16 13 -3 –3 Rosengård Sweden Sweden 0.0[a] 12.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 24.0 4.999 28.999
17 28 11 +11 Roma Italy Italy 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 14.0 8.0 22.0 6.800 28.800
18 17 -1 –1 Sparta Praha Czech Republic Czechia 3.0 10.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 22.0 4.466 26.466
19 31 12 +12 Paris FC France France 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 2.0 9.0 11.0 14.666 25.666
20 16 -4 –4 Glasgow City Scotland Scotland 12.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 22.0 3.400 25.400
21 32 11 +11 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Germany 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 2.0 9.0 11.0 13.799 24.799
22 19 -3 –3 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Germany 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 10.0 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 10.0 13.799 23.799
23 15 -8 –8 Brøndby Denmark Denmark 9.0 6.0 1.5 0.0[a] 1.5 18.0 4.350 22.350
24 29 5 +5 Ajax Netherlands Netherlands 0.0[a] 3.0 0.0[a] 3.0 12.0 18.0 4.300 22.300
25 18 -7 –7 BIIK Shymkent Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 7.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 18.5 2.950 21.450
  Indicates teams still active in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates teams from active associations in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates teams from associations which have no teams remaining in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Did not participate in European competitions that season.

Top club by period

The following data indicate the top-ranked women's clubs in each 5-year period.

Years Club Coeff.
2001–2005