Champions League group stage draw: Pot 1

25 Aug

Pot 1 for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw is formed by the holders and the title winners from the top seven associations as per the UEFA association club coefficient rankings at the end of the 2014/15 season.


Real Madrid (ESP)
UEFA coefficient ranking (end of 2015/16):  1
• How they qualified: holders
• Previous group stage campaigns: 20 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League winners
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1955/56, 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1965/66, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2001/02, 2013/14, 2015/16)

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Bayern München (GER)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 2
• How they qualified: first in German Bundesliga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 19 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League semi-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1973/74, 1974/75, 1975/56, 2000/01, 2012/13)

Barcelona (ESP)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 3
• How they qualified: first in Spanish Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 20 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15)

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Benfica (POR)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 6
• How they qualified: first in Portuguese Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 11 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1960/61, 1961/62)

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 7
• How they qualified: first in Ligue 1
• Previous group stage campaigns: 8 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Best European Cup performance: semi-finals (1994/95)

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Juventus (ITA)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 9
• How they qualified: first in Serie A
• Previous group stage campaigns: 16 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League round of 16
• Best European Cup performance: winners (1984/85, 1995/96)

CSKA Moskva (RUS)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 41
• How they qualified: first in Russian Premier-Liga
• Previous group stage campaigns: 9 (last appearance: 2015/16)
• Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage
• Best European Cup performance: quarter-finals (2009/10)

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Leicester City (ENG)
• UEFA coefficient ranking: 120th (projected)
• How they qualified: first in English Premier League
• Previous group stage campaigns: 0
• Last season: N/A
• Best European Cup performance: N/A

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