Europe’s top 20 football clubs as ranked by UEFA

27 Jun

The club coefficient rankings are based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the Champions League and Europa League, currently going back to the 2011/12 season.


The results are based on points gained by clubs that have competed in the Champions League and Europa League over the past five seasons.

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

Clubs are 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 Europa League and are awarded points for participation in that competition.

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 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.

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.

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