UEFA Club Coefficient Rankings For Club Competitions – How To Read The Ranking

UEFA Club Coefficient Rankings For Club CompetitionsThe UEFA club coefficient rankings for club competitions is a means used by UEFA to rank clubs. The rankings determine the seeding of each club in all UEFA competition draws. The club coefficient rankings are based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

This present club coefficient rankings for club competitions shall be used to group clubs for 2017/2018 Champions League & Europa League season. Let us consider how to read the ranking.

How To Read the UEFA Club Coefficient Rankings

Below is how to read the UEFA club coefficient ranking for club competitions.

UEFA Champions League Points System

  • First qualifying round elimination – 0.5 points
  • Second qualifying round elimination – 1 point
  • Group stage bonus participation – 4 points
  • Group stage win – 2 points
  • Group stage draw – 1 point
  • Round of 16 bonus participation – 4 points

Clubs are also awarded an additional point if they reach the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals or final.

NB: Points are not awarded for elimination in the third qualifying round or play-offs, since those clubs move to the UEFA Europa League and are awarded points for participation in that competition.

UEFA Europa League points system

  • First qualifying round elimination – 0.25 points
  • Second qualifying round elimination – 0.5 points
  • Third qualifying round elimination – 1 point
  • Play-off elimination – 1.5 points
  • Group stage win – 2 points
  • Group stage draw – 1 point

Clubs are also guaranteed a minimum of two points if they reach the group stage and are awarded an additional point if they get to the quarter-finals, semi-finals or final.

*Penalty shoot-outs do not affect the calculation system.

Also See: List Of Champions League Winners Since 1992

UEFA Club Coefficient Rankings For Club Competitions

Coefficient calculation

Clubs’ coefficients are determined by the sum of all points won in the previous five years, plus 20% of the association coefficient over the same period.

These rankings will be updated after each round of UEFA club competition matches.

Club Country 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
1.       Real Madrid CF ESP 29.542 39.600 33.042 37.785 33.857 173.828
2.       FC Bayern München GER 36.585 29.942 31.171 32.285 24.914 154.899
3.       FC Barcelona ESP 27.542 28.600 38.042 30.785 26.857 151.828
4.       Club Atlético de Madrid ESP 13.542 37.600 26.042 32.785 30.857 140.828
5.       Juventus ITA 25.883 25.833 32.800 20.300 35.850 140.666
6.       Paris Saint-Germain FRA 27.350 26.700 23.183 26.216 22.816 126.266
7.       Borussia Dortmund GER 33.585 24.942 21.171 20.285 24.914 124.899
8.       Sevilla FC ESP 3.542 26.600 32.042 27.785 22.857 112.828
9.       SL Benfica POR 28.350 30.983 9.816 24.100 18.616 111.866
10.   Chelsea FC ENG 30.285 28.357 23.714 20.850 2.871 106.078
11.   Arsenal FC ENG 21.285 21.357 22.714 17.850 21.871 105.078
12.   Manchester City FC ENG 10.285 22.357 17.714 28.850 20.871 100.078
13.   FC Porto POR 22.350 17.983 26.816 13.100 18.616 98.866
14.   FC Schalke 04 GER 22.585 18.942 20.171 14.285 20.914 96.899
15.   Manchester United FC ENG 21.285 26.357 2.714 15.850 24.871 91.078
16.   Bayer 04 Leverkusen GER 12.585 18.942 21.171 17.285 20.914 90.899
17.   SSC Napoli ITA 8.883 18.833 25.800 15.300 19.850 88.666
18.   FC Shakhtar Donetsk UKR 18.900 12.566 19.000 21.960 15.100 87.526
19.   FC Zenit RUS 14.950 18.083 18.933 21.300 13.840 87.106
20.   Tottenham Hotspur FC ENG 19.285 18.357 11.714 14.850 12.871 77.078

Source: UEFA.com

This UEFA Club Coefficient Rankings For Club Competitions would definitely be updated after the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals between Real Madrid vs Juventus and Ajax vs Manchester United respectively. So, this is correct as of 13th May, 2017.

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