UEFA coefficient


In European football, the UEFA coefficients are statistics used for ranking and seeding teams in club and international competitions. Introduced in 1979,[1] the coefficients are calculated by UEFA, who administer football within Europe.

For men's competitions (discussed in this article), three sets of coefficients are calculated:

Whilst not discussed in this article, coefficients are calculated in a similar fashion for women's competitions such as the UEFA Women's Champions League[2][3] as well as for youth tournaments such as the UEFA Euro U-21 tournament.[4]

Men's National team coefficient


The UEFA national team coefficient is derived from the results of each European national football team, and is only calculated by UEFA every second year in November; defined as being the point of time when all UEFA nations have completed the qualification stage of the upcoming World Cup or European Championship tournament.

The purpose of calculating the coefficients is 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. Previously, up until 2006, the UEFA national team coefficient was also used for the seeded draw of World Cup qualification groups in Europe, while the draw for final tournament groups of the World Cup was always seeded on the basis of the official FIFA World Rankings. UEFA stopped using UEFA national team coefficients for the seeding of World Cup qualification groups at the request of FIFA to only use the official FIFA ranking for all seeded draws related to the World Cup tournament.

Old ranking and calculation method

It was first introduced in 2003 and used for seeding the 2004 European Final tournament and 2006 World Cup qualification. 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, in the last two qualification rounds of the World Cup or 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 was 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.

The last three times UEFA used this calculation method was for the final UEFA coefficients in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Current ranking and calculation method

On 20 May 2008, UEFA announced changes to the coefficient ranking system.[5][6][7] The ranking will continue to be calculated every second year in November, but under the new system, teams now gain 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, will be 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. 500 points are earned for each goal scored, and -500 are given for each goal conceded.
  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.
  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.

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 by averaging:

The seeding and pot placements of the teams in the draw for the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League were based on the UEFA coefficients, determined on 11 October 2017, which were as follows:[8]

TeamCoeffRank
 Germany40,7471
 Portugal38,6552
 Belgium38,1233
 Spain37,3114
 France36,6175
 England36,2316
  Switzerland34,9867
 Italy34,4268
 Poland32,9829
 Iceland31,15510
 Croatia31,13911
 Netherlands29,86612
 Austria29,41813
 Wales29,26914
 Russia29,25815
 Slovakia28,55516
 Sweden28,48717
 Ukraine28,28618
 Republic of Ireland28,24919
TeamCoeffRank
 Bosnia and Herzegovina28,20020
 Northern Ireland27,12721
 Denmark27,05222
 Czech Republic27,02823
 Turkey26,53824
 Hungary26,48625
 Romania26,05726
 Scotland25,66227
 Slovenia25,14828
 Greece24,93129
 Serbia24,84730
 Albania24,43031
 Norway24,20832
 Montenegro23,91233
 Israel22,79234
 Bulgaria22,09135
 Finland20,50136
 Cyprus19,49137
 Estonia19,44138
TeamCoeffRank
 Lithuania18,10139
 Azerbaijan17,76140
 North Macedonia17,07141
 Belarus16,86842
 Georgia16,52343
 Armenia15,84644
 Latvia15,82145
 Faroe Islands15,49046
 Luxembourg14,23147
 Kazakhstan13,43148
 Moldova13,13049
 Liechtenstein10,95050
 Malta10,87051
 Andorra10,24052
 Kosovo9,95053
 San Marino8,19054
 Gibraltar7,55055
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
Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff.
2007[6]  Italy 36,986  France 36,219  Czech Republic 36,025
2009[9]  Spain 39,964  Germany 38,294  Netherlands 37,821
2011[10] 43,116  Netherlands 40,860  Germany 40,446
2013[11] 42,158  Germany 41,366  Netherlands 38,541
2015[12]  Germany 40,236  Spain 37,963  England 35,963
2017[8] 40,747  Portugal 38,655  Belgium 38,123

Women's National team coefficient


Old ranking and calculation method

See same category in men's.

Current ranking and calculation method

See same category in men's.

2017 ranking

TeamCoeffRank[13]
 Germany42,9571
 France42,3552
 England39,8803
 Norway39,1614
 Sweden38,0365
 Spain37,6556
  Switzerland36,6297
 Italy34,7758
 Netherlands34,6429
 Iceland34,14110
 Scotland33,63211
 Denmark32,91512
 Austria31,88213
 Belgium31,21314
 Russia30,36715
 Finland29,81516
 Ukraine28,57917
 Wales25,80718
 Romania25,60219
TeamCoeffRank[13]
 Poland24,83220
 Czech Republic23,87421
 Republic of Ireland23,66922
 Portugal22,86023
 Serbia21,57924
 Hungary20,36225
 Bosnia and Herzegovina19,54626
 Belarus19,43427
 Slovakia18,10428
 Slovenia17,22429
 Northern Ireland17,05130
 Croatia16,26631
 Turkey15,65632
 Israel14,64133
 Greece13,96134
 Kazakhstan13,35035
 Estonia11,15136
 Albania9,12137
 Faroe Islands8,02038
TeamCoeffRank[13]
 Moldova7,91039
 Bulgaria7,81740
 North Macedonia7,76841
 Malta7,20842
 Armenia7,19443
 Montenegro7,19144
 Georgia6,31645
 Lithuania4,81846
 Latvia4,58447
 Luxembourg4,10948
 Andorra1,79349
 Azerbaijan
 Cyprus
 Gibraltar
 Kosovo
 Liechtenstein
 San Marino
History
Year First Second Third
Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff.
2017  Germany42,957  France42,355  England39,880

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

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).[14][15]

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:

  • Clubs that reach the group stage (4 bonus points for the Champions League).
  • Group winners (4 bonus points for the Europa League, 2 bonus points for the Europa Conference League).
  • Group runners-up (2 bonus points for the Europa League, 1 bonus point for the Europa Conference League).
  • Clubs that reach the round of 16 (5 bonus points for the Champions League, 1 bonus point for the Europa League).
  • Clubs that reach the quarter-finals (1 bonus point for the Champions League, 1 bonus point for the Europa League).
  • Clubs that reach the semi-finals or final of the Champions League, Europa League or the Europa Conference League (1 bonus point).

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.

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.

  • There are only seven clubs that are active in Liechtenstein, all of which play in neighbouring Switzerland's league competitions.
  • Prior to the introduction of the Welsh Premier League in 1992 Wales also had a single participant in European competitions, the winner (or best placed Welsh team as several English teams also competed) of the Welsh Cup, in the now defunct UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
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 is such format change, the following points will be awarded instead:[16][17]

  • 3 points for a win (1.5 points for qualifying and play-off matches)
  • 2 points for a draw (1 point for qualifying and play-off matches)
  • 1 point for a loss (0.5 points for qualifying and play-off matches)

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.

2021–22 season ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2017–18 to 2021–22, with the 2021–22 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2021–22 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2023–24 UEFA Champions League, the 2023–24 UEFA Europa League and the 2023–24 UEFA Europa Conference League.

As of 31 May 2021 the coefficients are as follows:[18][19]

Ranking Member association
(L: League, C: Cup, LC: League cup[lower-alpha 1])
Coefficient Teams[lower-alpha 2] Places in 2023–24 season
2022 2021 Mvmt 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 Total CL EL ECL Total
1 1 England (L, C, LC[lower-alpha 1]) 20.071 22.642 18.571 24.357 2.285 87.926 7/7 4 2 1 7
2 2 Spain (L, C) 19.714 19.571 18.928 19.500 2.857 80.570 7/7
3 3 Italy (L, C) 17.333 12.642 14.928 16.285 2.285 63.473 7/7
4 4 Germany (L, C) 9.857 15.214 18.714 15.214 2.285 61.284 7/7
5 5 France (L, C) 11.500 10.583 11.666 7.916 1.333 42.998 6/6 3 6
6 6 Portugal (L, C) 9.666 10.900 10.300 9.600 1.333 41.799 6/6 1 2
7 7 Netherlands (L, C) 2.900 8.600 9.400 9.200 0.800 30.900 5/5 2 5
8 8 Russia (L, C) 12.600 7.583 4.666 4.333 0.800 29.982 5/5
9 11 +2 Scotland (L, C) 4.000 6.750 9.750 8.500 0.000 29.000 5/5
10 10 Austria (L, C) 9.750 6.200 5.800 6.700 0.000 28.450 5/5
11 12 +1 Ukraine (L, C) 8.000 5.600 7.200 6.800 0.800 28.400 5/5
12 9 –3 Belgium (L, C) 2.600 7.800 7.600 6.000 0.800 24.800 5/5
13 16 +3 Serbia (L, C) 6.375 6.000 6.000 5.500 0.000 23.875 4/4
14 15 +1 Cyprus (L, C) 7.000 6.125 5.125 4.000 0.000 22.250 4/4
15 19 +4 Switzerland (L, C) 6.500 3.900 6.400 5.125 0.000 21.925 4/4
16 13 –3 Turkey (L, C) 6.800 5.500 5.000 3.100 0.800 21.200 5/5 1 0 3 4
17 18 +1 Croatia (L, C) 5.125 5.750 4.375 5.900 0.000 21.150 4/4
18 17 –1 Czech Republic (L, C) 5.500 6.500 2.500 6.600 0.000 21.100 5/5
19 20 +1 Greece (L, C) 5.100 5.100 4.900 5.100 0.000 20.200 4/4
20 22 +2 Norway (L, C) 4.000 5.375 3.750 6.500 0.000 19.625 4/4
21 14 –7 Denmark (L, C) 5.250 4.875 5.125 4.125 0.000 19.375 5/5
22 23 +1 Sweden (L, C) 5.375 4.125 5.750 2.500 0.000 17.750 4/4
23 21 –2 Israel (L, C) 5.625 2.625 2.375 7.000 0.000 17.625 4/4
24 24 Bulgaria (L, C) 4.000 4.000 4.125 4.000 0.000 16.125 4/4
25 25 Romania (L, C) 2.900 2.375 5.875 3.750 0.000 14.900 4/4
26 28 +2 Hungary (L, C) 1.625 3.250 4.500 4.250 0.000 13.625 4/4
27 27 Kazakhstan (L, C) 4.250 4.250 3.375 1.000 0.000 12.875 4/4
28 26 –2 Azerbaijan (L, C) 4.375 2.375 3.375 2.500 0.000 12.625 4/4
29 29 Belarus (L, C) 3.250 5.000 2.500 1.500 0.000 12.250 4/4
30 31 +1 Slovenia (L, C) 4.625 3.125 2.000 2.250 0.000 12.000 4/4
31 32 +1 Slovakia (L, C) 1.875 5.125 3.000 1.500 0.000 11.500 4/4
32 30 –2 Poland (L, C) 2.875 2.250 2.125 4.000 0.000 11.250 4/4
33 34 +1 Lithuania (L, C) 2.375 2.625 1.625 1.625 0.000 8.250 4/4
34 36 +2 Bosnia and Herzegovina (L, C) 1.375 2.000 1.500 2.625 0.000 7.500 4/4
35 35 Luxembourg (L, C) 0.875 2.625 3.000 1.000 0.000 7.500 4/4
36 33 –3 Liechtenstein (C)[lower-alpha 3] 2.000 1.500 2.500 0.500 0.000 6.500 1/1 0 0 1 1
37 42 +5 Northern Ireland (L, C) 0.750 0.500 2.375 2.833 0.000 6.458 4/4 1 0 3 4
38 41 +3 Albania (L, C) 2.625 1.000 0.750 2.000 0.000 6.375 4/4
39 38 –1 North Macedonia (L, C) 3.125 1.000 0.500 1.750 0.000 6.375 4/4
40 39 –1 Armenia (L, C) 0.625 1.500 2.750 1.375 0.000 6.250 4/4
41 40 –1 Latvia (L, C) 0.750 1.625 2.250 1.375 0.000 6.000 4/4
42 45 +3 Moldova (L, C) 2.750 1.125 0.750 1.375 0.000 6.000 4/4
43 48 +5 Kosovo (L, C) 0.000 2.500 1.500 1.833 0.000 5.833 3/3
44 47 +3 Faroe Islands (L, C) 0.750 1.125 1.125 2.750 0.000 5.750 3/3
45 43 –2 Georgia (L, C) 0.125 1.625 2.250 1.750 0.000 5.750 4/4
46 37 –9 Republic of Ireland (L, C) 1.125 1.000 1.250 1.875 0.000 5.250 4/4
47 46 –1 Malta (L, C) 1.375 1.500 0.750 1.500 0.000 5.125 4/4
48 44 –4 Finland (L, C) 1.250 0.875 1.625 1.375 0.000 5.125 4/4
49 49 Gibraltar (L, C) 0.500 1.000 1.000 1.666 0.000 4.166 4/4
50 50 Montenegro (L, C) 1.125 0.375 1.000 1.625 0.000 4.125 4/4
51 51 Wales (L, C) 0.500 1.000 1.000 1.500 0.000 4.000 4/4 1 0 2 3
52 52 Iceland (L, C) 1.125 1.500 0.625 0.625 0.000 3.875 4/4
53 53 Estonia (L, C) 0.625 0.500 0.875 1.375 0.000 3.375 3/3
54 54 Andorra (L, C) 0.166 0.833 1.500 0.666 0.000 3.165 3/3
55 55 San Marino (L, C) 0.166 0.500 0.000 0.500 0.000 1.166 3/3
  Indicates active associations which have all their teams still competing in this season's UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  Indicates active associations which have some teams still competing in this season's UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  Indicates associations which have no teams remaining in this season's UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  1. 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).
  2. Number of teams still active from association in UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  3. The Liechtenstein Football Association does not organise a national league competition and all its seven clubs compete in the Swiss football league system.[20][21] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League.[21]

2020–21 season ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21. The final ranking at the end of the 2020–21 season was used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2022–23 UEFA Champions League (CL), the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League (EL), and the 2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League (ECL).

The coefficients are as follows:[22][23]

Ranking Member association Competitions
(L: League
C: Cup)
Coefficient Teams[lower-alpha 1] Places in 2022–23 season
2021 2020 Mvmt 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 Total CL EL ECL Total
1 2 +1 England(L, C, LC[lower-alpha 2]) 14.928 20.071 22.642 18.571 24.357 100.569 0/7 4 2 1 7
2 1 –1 Spain(L, C) 20.142 19.714 19.571 18.928 19.500 97.855 0/7
3 4 +1 Italy(L, C) 14.250 17.333 12.642 14.928 16.285 75.438 0/7
4 3 –1 Germany(L, C) 14.571 9.857 15.214 18.714 15.214 73.570 0/7
5 5 France(L, C) 14.416 11.500 10.583 11.666 7.916 56.081 0/6 3 6
6 6 Portugal(L, C) 8.083 9.666 10.900 10.300 9.600 48.549 0/5 1 2
7 10 +3 Netherlands(L, C) 9.100 2.900 8.600 9.400 9.200 39.200 0/5 2 5
8 7 –1 Russia(L, C) 9.200 12.600 7.583 4.666 4.333 38.382 0/6
9 8 –1 Belgium(L, C) 12.500 2.600 7.800 7.600 6.000 36.500 0/5
10 12 +2 Austria(L, C) 7.375 9.750 6.200 5.800 6.700 35.825 0/5
11 14 +3 Scotland(L, C) 4.375 4.000 6.750 9.750 8.500 33.375 0/4
12 9 –3 Ukraine(L, C) 5.500 8.000 5.600 7.200 6.800 33.100 0/5
13 11 –2 Turkey(L, C) 9.700 6.800 5.500 5.000 3.100 30.100 0/5
14 13 –1 Denmark(L, C) 8.500 5.250 4.875 5.125 4.125 27.875 0/4
15 16 +1 Cyprus(L, C) 5.500 7.000 6.125 5.125 4.000 27.750 0/4
16 19 +3 Serbia(L, C) 2.875 6.375 6.000 6.000 5.500 26.750 0/4 1 0 3 4
17 15 –2 Czech Republic(L, C) 5.500 5.500 6.500 2.500 6.600 26.600 0/5
18 20 +2 Croatia(L, C) 5.125 5.125 5.750 4.375 5.900 26.275 0/5
19 17 –2 Switzerland(L, C) 4.300 6.500 3.900 6.400 5.125 26.225 0/4
20 18 –2 Greece(L, C) 5.800 5.100 5.100 4.900 5.100 26.000 0/5
21 23 +2 Israel(L, C) 6.750 5.625 2.625 2.375 7.000 24.375 0/4
22 22 Norway(L, C) 1.375 4.000 5.375 3.750 6.500 21.000 0/4
23 21 –2 Sweden(L, C) 2.750 5.375 4.125 5.750 2.500 20.500 0/4
24 27 +3 Bulgaria(L, C) 4.250 4.000 4.000 4.125 4.000 20.375 0/4
25 28 +3 Romania(L, C) 3.300 2.900 2.375 5.875 3.750 18.200 0/4
26 26 Azerbaijan(L, C) 4.250 4.375 2.375 3.375 2.500 16.875 0/4
27 24 –3 Kazakhstan(L, C) 2.750 4.250 4.250 3.375 1.000 15.625 0/4
28 33 +5 Hungary(L, C) 1.875 1.625 3.250 4.500 4.250 15.500 0/4
29 25 –4 Belarus(L, C) 3.000 3.250 5.000 2.500 1.500 15.250 0/4
30 29 –1 Poland(L, C) 3.875 2.875 2.250 2.125 4.000 15.125 0/4
31 32 +1 Slovenia(L, C) 2.250 4.625 3.125 2.000 2.250 14.250 0/4
32 30 –2 Slovakia(L, C) 2.125 1.875 5.125 3.000 1.500 13.625 0/4
33 31 –2 Liechtenstein(C)[lower-alpha 3] 2.500 2.000 1.500 2.500 0.500 9.000 0/1 0 0 1 1
34 35 +1 Lithuania(L, C) 0.500 2.375 2.625 1.625 1.625 8.750 0/4 1 0 3 4
35 34 –1 Luxembourg(L, C) 0.750 0.875 2.625 3.000 1.000 8.250 0/4
36 40 +4 Bosnia and Herzegovina(L, C) 0.500 1.375 2.000 1.500 2.625 8.000 0/4
37 42 +5 Republic of Ireland(L, C) 2.625 1.125 1.000 1.250 1.875 7.875 0/4
38 39 +1 North Macedonia(L, C) 1.250 3.125 1.000 0.500 1.750 7.625 0/4
39 36 –3 Armenia(L, C) 1.125 0.625 1.500 2.750 1.375 7.375 0/4
40 37 –3 Latvia(L, C) 1.375 0.750 1.625 2.250 1.375 7.375 0/4
41 38 –3 Albania(L, C) 0.875 2.625 1.000 0.750 2.000 7.250 0/4
42 49 +7 Northern Ireland(L, C) 0.500 0.750 0.500 2.375 2.833 6.958 0/3
43 44 +1 Georgia(L, C) 1.125 0.125 1.625 2.250 1.750 6.875 0/4
44 43 –1 Finland(L, C) 1.750 1.250 0.875 1.625 1.375 6.875 0/4
45 41 –4 Moldova(L, C) 0.875 2.750 1.125 0.750 1.375 6.875 0/4
46 45 –1 Malta(L, C) 1.250 1.375 1.500 0.750 1.500 6.375 0/4
47 53 +6 Faroe Islands(L, C) 0.375 0.750 1.125 1.125 2.750 6.125 0/4
48 52 +4 Kosovo(L, C) [lower-alpha 4] 0.000 2.500 1.500 1.833 5.833 0/3
49 48 –1 Gibraltar(L, C) 1.500 0.500 1.000 1.000 1.666 5.666 0/3
50 50 Montenegro(L, C) 0.875 1.125 0.375 1.000 1.625 5.000 0/4
51 47 –4 Wales(L, C) 1.000 0.500 1.000 1.000 1.500 5.000 0/4 1 0 2 3
52 46 –6 Iceland(L, C) 1.000 1.125 1.500 0.625 0.625 4.875 0/4
53 51 –2 Estonia(L, C) 1.375 0.625 0.500 0.875 1.375 4.750 0/4
54 54 Andorra(L, C) 0.166 0.166 0.833 1.500 0.666 3.331 0/3
55 55 San Marino(L, C) 0.000 0.166 0.500 0.000 0.500 1.166 0/3
  1. Number of teams still active from association in UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.
  2. The winner of the league cup of England is given a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
  3. The Liechtenstein Football Association does not organise a national league competition and all its seven clubs compete in the Swiss football league system.[24][21] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League.[21]
  4. Kosovo was not a UEFA member until 13 May 2016.[25]

History

Premier LeagueLa LigaPremier LeagueLa LigaSerie ABundesligaSerie AFootball League First DivisionBundesligaFootball League First DivisionLa Liga

The original European competition, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, was limited to certain clubs and/or by invitation, so no coefficient calculation was necessary.

Following the introduction of the UEFA Cup in 1971, the competition began to grow in complexity. 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 competitions. According to the prorated (extended) calculation system, only four leagues have succeeded in being ranked as the top European league.[26]

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 the First Division and then the Premier League for a total of nine years from 1986 to 1994.[27] Having been top in 1985, England were un-ranked in 1990[28] and would not regain the top position until 2008.[29]

Top leagues by period

The following data indicates the three top-ranked leagues in each five-year period.[30] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[30]

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

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

As of 29 May 2021
League1st2nd3rdTotal
La Liga 2310942
First Division/Premier League 16171043
Serie A 13101639
Bundesliga 1081533
Eredivisie 0538
Ligue 1 0516
Nemzeti Bajnokság
Top League 0213
Scottish Football League 0044
First Division A 0022

Women's Association coefficient


Current ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21, with the 2020–21 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2020–21 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2022–23 UEFA Women's Champions League.

As of 17 May 2021 the coefficients are as follows:[31]

Ranking Member association
(L: League)
Coefficient Teams[lower-alpha 1] Places in
2022–23 season
2021 2020 Mvmt 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 Total
11 France (L) 20.000 17.500 19.500 20.000 15.000 92.000 0/2 3
22 Germany (L) 14.500 13.000 15.000 16.500 16.500 75.500 0/2
34 +1 England (L) 11.500 17.500 10.500 11.500 17.500 68.500 0/2
43 –1 Spain (L) 11.500 8.000 14.000 15.000 15.500 64.000 0/2
58 +3 Netherlands (L) 8.000 5.000 8.000 8.500 3.000 41.000 0/2
65 –1 Sweden (L) 10.000 10.000 8.500 4.500 7.500 40.500 0/2
710 +3 Kazakhstan (L) 7.000 6.000 5.000 10.000 3.500 31.500 0/2 2
86 –2 Czech Republic (L) 5.000 11.000 8.000 5.500 7.000 36.500 0/2
97 –2 Denmark (L) 9.500 4.000 5.500 8.500 7.000 34.500 0/2
1012 +2 Iceland (L) 4.000 8.000 3.000 11.000 1.000 27.000 0/1
1116 +5 Belarus (L) 3.000 3.000 2.000 11.000 5.000 24.000 0/1
1213 +1 Switzerland (L) 8.000 4.000 5.000 3.000 3.000 23.000 0/2
1311 –2 Norway (L) 4.000 5.000 7.500 2.000 5.500 24.000 0/2
1414 Scotland (L) 3.000 3.500 6.000 9.000 3.000 24.500 0/1
159 –6 Italy (L) 5.000 7.000 6.000 3.000 5.000 26.000 0/2
1617 +1 Cyprus (L) 4.000 3.000 5.000 2.000 1.000 15.000 0/1
1719 +2 Austria (L) 3.500 2.500 2.000 3.000 9.000 20.000 0/1 1
1818 Serbia (L) 2.500 2.000 3.000 6.500 3.000 17.000 0/1
1921 +2 Poland (L) 5.000 3.000 2.000 1.500 3.000 14.500 0/1
2020 Lithuania (L) 2.000 7.000 3.000 1.500 1.000 14.500 0/1
2127 +6 Ukraine (L) 1.500 1.500 3.000 2.000 5.000 13.000 0/1
2223 +1 Portugal (L) 2.000 2.000 2.000 7.000 3.000 16.000 0/1
2314 –9 Russia (L) 5.000 4.500 3.000 3.000 1.000 16.500 0/1
2424 Bosnia and Herzegovina (L) 4.000 1.000 3.000 2.000 1.000 11.000 0/1
2522 –3 Belgium (L) 1.500 2.000 2.000 7.000 1.000 13.500 0/1
2625 –1 Romania (L) 2.000 3.000 2.000 1.000 1.000 9.000 0/1
2726 –1 Finland (L) 1.000 1.500 3.000 2.000 0.000 7.500 0/1
2832 +4 Albania (L) 0.000 2.000 2.000 5.500 1.000 10.500 0/1
2928 –1 Greece (L) 1.500 3.000 2.000 0.000 0.000 6.500 0/1
3034 +4 Slovenia (L) 2.000 1.000 0.000 1.000 3.000 7.000 0/1
3138 +7 Kosovo (L) 1.000 0.000 0.000 6.000 0.000 7.000 0/1
3229 –3 Hungary (L) 2.000 1.000 1.500 2.500 1.000 8.000 0/1
3330 –3 Turkey (L) 1.000 2.000 1.500 2.000 0.000 6.500 0/1
3433 –1 Croatia (L) 1.500 2.000 1.500 1.000 0.000 6.000 0/1
3531 –4 Republic of Ireland (L) 0.500 2.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 5.500 0/1
3639 +3 Slovakia (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.000 4.000 0/1
3735 –2 Israel (L) 2.000 0.500 0.500 1.000 0.000 4.000 0/1
3840 +2 Wales (L) 1.000 0.000 0.500 2.000 0.000 3.500 0/1
3936 –3 Estonia (L) 0.500 1.000 1.000 1.000 0.000 3.500 0/1
4048 +8 Georgia (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 3.000 3.000 0/1
4141 Montenegro (L) 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.500 0.000 3.000 0/1
4237 –5 Bulgaria (L) 0.000 1.000 1.000 0.500 1.000 3.500 0/1
4342 –1 Faroe Islands (L) 1.000 1.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 2.000 0/1
4443 –1 Northern Ireland (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 1.000 0.000 1.000 0/1
4544 –1 Malta (L) 0.000 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.000 0.500 0/1
4646 Moldova (L) 0.500 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.500 0/1
4750 +3 Armenia (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0/1
45 –2 Latvia (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0/1
47 North Macedonia (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0/1
49 +1 Luxembourg (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0/1
Andorra (NL)[lower-alpha 3] (NR)[lower-alpha 4] 0/0
Azerbaijan (L) (NR)[lower-alpha 4] 0/0
Gibraltar (L) (NR)[lower-alpha 4] 0/0
Liechtenstein (NL)[lower-alpha 3] (NR)[lower-alpha 4] 0/0
San Marino (NL)[lower-alpha 3] (NR)[lower-alpha 4] 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 European competitions that season.
  3. No women's domestic league (NL)
  4. No rank, association did not enter in any of the seasons used for computing coefficients (NR)

History

Top leagues by period

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

Years 1st Place Coeff. 2nd Place Coeff. 3rd Place Coeff.
2000–2004 Damallsvenskan 25.500 Frauen-Bundesliga 24.000 Elitedivisionen 17.500
2001–2005 Frauen-Bundesliga 25.000 Damallsvenskan 22.250 15.500
2002–2006 25.750 19.750 Division 1 Féminine 11.500
2003–2007 22.000 20.750 FA Women's Premier League 17.500
2004–2008 37.000 33.750 24.000
2005–2009 37.000 33.750 Division 1 Féminine 24.500
2006–2010 70.666 69.500 63.000
2007–2011 75.666 Division 1 Féminine 65.000 Damallsvenskan 65.000
2008–2012 85.166 80.000 61.000
2009–2013 Division 1 Féminine 84.500 Frauen-Bundesliga 83.166 58.500
2010–2014 Frauen-Bundesliga 91.666 Division 1 Féminine 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 FA WSL 59.000
2015–2019 Division 1 Féminine 90.500 Frauen-Bundesliga 77.500 53.500
2016–2020 94.000 73.000 Primera División 56.500
2017–2021 92.000 75.500 FA WSL 68.500

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

As of 17 May 2021
League1st2nd3rdTotal
Frauen-Bundesliga 135018
Division 1 Féminine 47314
Damallsvenskan 167
Women's Premier League/FA WSL 0055
Elitedivisionen 0022
Primera División 0011

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.[32] 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 and the UEFA Europa Conference League.

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 team 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.[33] The clubs do not receive any points for elimination in the Champions League or Europa League qualifying because those teams move to the Europa League and/or Europa Conference League and receive points from participation in that competition.[34][35]

2021–22 and future seasons

Round Points awarded
Champions League Europa League Europa Conference League
Preliminary Round elimination
First qualifying round elimination 1.0
Second qualifying round elimination 1.5
Third qualifying round elimination 2
Play-off elimination 2.5
Group stage participation 4 3 (minimum) 2.5 (minimum)
Win in group stage or subsequent round 2 2 2
Draw in group stage or subsequent round 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

Prior to 2021–22 season

Round Points awarded
Champions League Europa League
Preliminary Round elimination 0.5
First qualifying round elimination 1.0
Second qualifying round elimination 1.5
Third qualifying round elimination 2
Play-off elimination 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.[33][34]

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.

2021–22 team ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each team's performance in European competitions from 2017–18 to 2021–22, with the 2021–22 season currently taking place.

The top 25 clubs as of 29 May 2021 are as follows.[36][37]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2022 2021 Mvmt 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 Total
11Bayern Munich Germany 29.0 20.0 36.0 27.0 4.0 116.0
23 +1Manchester City England 22.0 25.0 25.0 35.0 4.0 111.0
39 +6Liverpool England 30.0 29.0 18.0 24.0 4.0 105.0
44Barcelona Spain 25.0 30.0 24.0 20.0 4.0 103.0
511 +6Chelsea England 18.0 30.0 17.0 33.0 4.0 102.0
62 –4Real Madrid Spain 32.0 19.0 17.0 26.0 4.0 98.0
78 +1Paris Saint-Germain France 19.0 19.0 31.0 24.0 4.0 97.0
87 –1Manchester United England 20.0 19.0 22.0 26.0 4.0 91.0
95 –4Juventus Italy 23.0 21.0 22.0 21.0 4.0 91.0
106 –4Atlético Madrid Spain 28.0 20.0 22.0 16.0 4.0 90.0
1112 +1Sevilla Spain 21.0 13.0 26.0 19.0 4.0 83.0
1215 +3Tottenham Hotspur England 21.0 26.0 16.0 15.0 2.5 80.5
1311 –2Arsenal England 21.0 26.0 10.0 23.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 80.0
1413 –1Roma Italy 25.0 17.0 11.0 24.0 2.5 79.5
1516 –1Porto Portugal 17.0 23.0 7.0 23.0 4.0 74.0
1614 –2Borussia Dortmund Germany 10.0 18.0 18.0 22.0 4.0 72.0
1721 +4RB Leipzig Germany 17.0 5.0 27.0 17.0 4.0 70.0
1818Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 19.0 10.0 22.0 14.0 3.0 68.0
1917 –2Ajax Netherlands 1.5 27.0 13.0 19.0 4.0 64.5
2020Napoli Italy 10.0 18.0 19.0 10.0 3.0 60.0
2122 +1Villarreal Spain 8.0 16.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 30.0 4.0 58.0
2223 +1Red Bull Salzburg Austria 21.0 16.0 10.0 7.0 3.0 57.0
2319 –4Lyon France 14.0 17.0 23.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 3.0 57.0
2427 +3Atalanta Italy 11.0 2.5 20.0 17.0 4.0 54.5
2526 +1Inter Milan Italy 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 15.0 25.0 9.0 4.0 53.0
  Indicates teams still active in this season's UEFA Champions League.
  Indicates teams still active in this season's UEFA Europa League.
  Indicates teams still active in this season's UEFA Europa Conference League.
  Indicates teams from active associations in this season's UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  Indicates teams from associations which have no teams remaining in this season's UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Europa Conference League.
  1. Did not participate in European competitions that season

2020–21 team ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each team's performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21. The top 25 clubs are as follows.[38][39]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2021 2020 Mvmt 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 Total
11Bayern Munich Germany 22.0 29.0 20.0 36.0 27.0 134.0
22Real Madrid Spain 33.0 32.0 19.0 17.0 26.0 127.0
36 +3Manchester City England 18.0 22.0 25.0 25.0 35.0 125.0
43 –1Barcelona Spain 23.0 25.0 30.0 24.0 20.0 122.0
55Juventus Italy 33.0 23.0 21.0 22.0 21.0 120.0
64 –2Atlético Madrid Spain 29.0 28.0 20.0 22.0 16.0 115.0
79 +2Manchester United England 26.0 20.0 19.0 22.0 26.0 113.0
87 –1Paris Saint-Germain France 20.0 19.0 19.0 31.0 24.0 113.0
910 +1Liverpool England 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 30.0 29.0 18.0 24.0 101.0
1011 +1Arsenal England 19.0 21.0 26.0 10.0 23.0 99.0
1115 +4Chelsea England 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 18.0 30.0 17.0 33.0 98.0
128 –4Sevilla Spain 19.0 21.0 13.0 26.0 19.0 98.0
1317 +4Roma Italy 13.0 25.0 17.0 11.0 24.0 90.0
1412 –2Borussia Dortmund Germany 22.0 10.0 18.0 18.0 22.0 90.0
1512 –3Tottenham Hotspur England 10.0 21.0 26.0 16.0 15.0 88.0
1619 +3Porto Portugal 17.0 17.0 23.0 7.0 23.0 87.0
1721 +4Ajax Netherlands 22.0 1.5 27.0 13.0 19.0 82.5
1812 –6Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 14.0 19.0 10.0 22.0 14.0 79.0
1915 –4Lyon France 22.0 14.0 17.0 23.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 76.0
2018 –2Napoli Italy 17.0 10.0 18.0 19.0 10.0 74.0
2131 +10RB Leipzig Germany 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 17.0 5.0 27.0 17.0 66.0
2225 +3Villarreal Spain 9.0 8.0 16.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 30.0 63.0
2329 +6Red Bull Salzburg Austria 5.0 21.0 16.0 10.0 7.0 59.0
2420 –4Benfica Portugal 17.0 4.0 17.0 10.0 10.0 58.0
2523 –2Bayer Leverkusen Germany 18.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 11.0 18.0 10.0 57.0
  1. Did not participate in European competitions that season

Top club by period

The following data indicate the top-ranked clubs in each 5-year period.[30] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[30]

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

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 Real Madrid 15
2 Juventus 7
Barcelona
4 Bayern Munich 4
5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 2
Liverpool
Milan
8 Ajax 1
Anderlecht
Chelsea
Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain

Women's Club coefficient


Current team ranking

The ranking below takes into account of each team's performance in European competitions from 2016–17 to 2020–21, with the 2020–21 season currently taking place.

The top 25 clubs as of 20 May 2021 are as follows:[40]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2021 2020 Mvmt 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 Club Assn. Part Total
11Lyon France 20.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 15.0 106.0 18.400 124.400
23 +1Barcelona Spain 18.0 13.0 21.0 18.0 22.0 92.0 12.800 104.800
32 –1Wolfsburg Germany 14.0 21.0 13.0 21.0 13.0 82.0 15.100 97.100
44Paris Saint-Germain France 20.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 15.0 17.0 15.0 67.0 18.400 85.400
55Bayern Munich Germany 15.0 5.0 17.0 12.0 20.0 69.0 15.100 84.100
66Manchester City England 19.0 19.0 4.0 9.0 15.0 66.0 13.700 79.700
78 +1Chelsea England 4.0 16.0 17.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 20.0 57.0 13.700 70.700
87 –1Slavia Praha Czech Republic 7.0 13.0 13.0 8.0 4.0 45.0 7.300 52.300
99Rosengård Sweden 12.0 8.0 9.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 12.0 41.0 8.100 49.100
1011 +1Atlético Madrid Spain 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 3.0 7.0 12.0 9.0 31.0 12.800 43.800
1112 +1Brøndby Denmark 8.0 4.0 8.0 9.0 6.0 35.0 6.900 41.900
1211 –1Fortuna Hjørring Denmark 11.0 4.0 3.0 8.0 8.0 34.0 6.900 40.900
1313LSK Kvinner Norway 5.0 7.0 12.0 2.0 6.0 32.0 4.800 36.800
1416 +2BIIK Kazygurt Kazakhstan 7.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 6.0 31.0 5.700 36.700
1522 +7Sparta Praha Czech Republic 3.0 9.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 28.0 7.300 35.300
1617 +1Glasgow City Scotland 3.0 5.0 6.0 12.0 3.0 29.0 4.600 33.600
1724 +7Fiorentina Italy 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 8.0 8.0 3.0 7.0 26.0 5.200 31.200
1819 +1Zürich Switzerland 8.0 4.0 8.0 3.0 3.0 26.0 4.600 30.600
1914 –5Montpellier France 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 11.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 11.0 18.400 29.400
2018 –2Linköpings Sweden 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 12.0 8.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 20.0 8.100 28.100
2129 +8St. Pölten Austria 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 9.0 24.0 4.000 28.000
2221 –1Arsenal England 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 14.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 14.0 13.700 27.700
2326 +3FC Minsk Belarus 3.0 3.0 2.0 8.0 5.0 21.0 4.200 25.200
2430 +6Ajax Netherlands 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 5.0 8.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 3.0 16.0 6.000 22.000
2523 –2Twente Netherlands 8.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 6.0 0.0[lower-alpha 1] 14.0 6.000 20.000
  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. 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 Umeå 68.250
2002–2006 Turbine Potsdam 59.750
2003–2007 64.000
2004–2008 Frankfurt 99.000
2005–2009 86.000
2006–2010 Umeå 94.750
2007–2011 Lyon 94.450
2008–2012 123.400
2009–2013 132.885
2010–2014 127.905
2011–2015 115.080
2012–2016 Wolfsburg 116.535
2013–2017 129.380
2014–2018 125.390
2015–2019 Lyon 129.865
2016–2020 143.020
2017–2021 124.400

Top-rated women's clubs listed by number of times they were top-ranked over a 5-year period since the first period officially analysed (2001–2005):

Rank Club Total
1 Lyon 8
2 Wolfsburg 3
3 Frankfurt 2
Turbine Potsdam
Umeå

Futsal tournaments' coefficient


Men's National team

Since 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification, coefficients are based on the Elo rating system and are constantly updated to all non friendly matches.[41]This ranking is used to seed national teams on UEFA competitions and to decide the number of clubs from an association that will participate in the UEFA Futsal Champions League. For the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 qualifying, the rankings were as follows:[42]

TeamCoeff.Rank
 Spain2112.091
 Russia2099.412
 Portugal2088.923
 Kazakhstan2074.584
 Azerbaijan2013.865
 Ukraine2002.366
 Serbia1975.447
 Italy1963.538
 Slovenia1926.999
 Croatia1919.5010
 Czech Republic1802.2411
 Belarus1800.9412
 Romania1756.9113
 Hungary1746.2814
 France1740.9915
 Slovakia1713.5616
 Netherlands1641.4117
TeamCoeff.Rank
 Bosnia and Herzegovina1641.3618
 Poland1600.2119
 Belgium1594.8120
 Finland1590.3021
 Georgia1587.0922
 Latvia1486.8623
 North Macedonia1478.8024
 Moldova1395.4925
 Albania1372.6626
 Turkey1356.4727
 Kosovo1351.8428
 Montenegro1342.0929
 England1338.1430
 Sweden1314.9231
  Switzerland1233.1732
 Norway1213.0433
 Bulgaria1202.8734
TeamCoeff.Rank
 Denmark1176.3035
 Armenia1135.1436
 Greece1109.1037
 Germany1104.3438
 Cyprus1065.1139
 Wales1062.7740
 Lithuania1043.1041
 Israel1017.7842
 Andorra910.9543
 Estonia882.7544
 Malta856.4845
 Gibraltar824.3346
 San Marino807.0147
 Scotland798.5048
 Northern Ireland757.5949
 Austria757.5950

Women's National team

2020 Ranking

The coefficients from 2020 used for the seeding and pot placements in the draw for UEFA Women's Futsal Euro 2021, were based on results on 2019 edition.[43]

TeamCoeff.Rank
 Spain10.0001
 Portugal8.0002
 Russia5.6673
 Ukraine5.6674
 Hungary2.6675
 Finland2.3336
 Italy2.3337
 Croatia2.3338
 Sweden2.0009
 Czech Republic1.66710
 Poland1.66711
 Belarus1.41712
TeamCoeff.Rank
 Slovenia1.00013
 Kazakhstan1.00014
 Serbia1.00015
 Netherlands0.50016
 Armenia0.50017
 Belgium0.50018
 Lithuania0.25019
 Slovakia0.25020
 Moldova0.25021
 Northern Ireland0.00022
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Gibraltar

Men's Futsal Club coefficient

The club coefficient, used to determine seeds and entrance round on the UEFA Futsal Champions League, is the sum of the points earned by the club in that competition on the previous three seasons and 50% of the club's association coefficient over the same period. The association coefficient is the sum of the points earned by all the clubs of the association. Even though all calculation procedures are public for association and club coefficients, UEFA only publishes the coefficients of the clubs competing on UEFA Futsal Champions League.[44] The coefficients for the top 16 teams competing on 2020–21 UEFA Futsal Champions League are as follows:[45]

Rank Team Association Coeff.
1 Barcelona  Spain 69.001
2 Inter FS  Spain 60.667
3 Sporting CP  Portugal 57.999
4 Kairat  Kazakhstan 35.667
5 Benfica  Portugal 33.332
6 KPRF  Russia 24.000
7 Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk  Russia 20.333
8 Aktobe  Kazakhstan 16.000
Rank Team Association Coeff.
9 Dobovec  Slovenia 14.501
10 Pesaro  Italy 14.167
11 Prodexim Kherson  Ukraine 14.000
12 Rekord Bielsko-Biała  Poland 10.502
13 Chrudim  Czech Republic 10.333
14 Vytis  Lithuania 7.749
15 Leo  Armenia 7.500
16 Araz Naxçivan  Azerbaijan 6.999

Youth tournaments' coefficient


UEFA Under-19

TeamCoeffRank
 Portugal24.7221
 Germany22.7782
 England21.8893
 Austria19.0004
 France18.5565
 Netherlands17.6676
 Spain16.5007
 Ukraine14.8338
 Czech Republic14.8339
 Serbia14.66710
 Russia14.61111
 Italy14.22212
 Greece12.50013
 Sweden12.11114
 Georgia11.83315
TeamCoeffRank
 Croatia11.77816
 Israel11.33317
 Belgium11.16718
 Turkey11.00019
 Bulgaria10.55620
 Slovakia9.83321
 Republic of Ireland9.00022
 Hungary9.00023
 Scotland8.83324
  Switzerland8.50025
 Denmark8.50026
 Poland8.16727
 Montenegro8.00028
TeamCoeffRank
 Norway7.66729
 Bosnia and Herzegovina6.83330
 Wales6.33331
 Slovenia6.16732
 Romania5.33333
 Cyprus5.16734
 Lithuania4.66735
 Finland4.66736
 Northern Ireland4.00037
 Iceland4.00038
 Azerbaijan4.00039
 Belarus3.33340
 North Macedonia3.33341
TeamCoeffRank
 Latvia3.00042
 Albania2.66743
 Luxembourg2.66744
 Estonia2.66745
 Armenia2.333
 Malta2.33346
 Andorra1.33347
 Faroe Islands1.33348
 Moldova1.00049
 Liechtenstein0.33350
 Gibraltar0.33351
 Kazakhstan0.33352
 San Marino0.00053
 Kosovo54

UEFA Under-17

TeamCoeffRank
 Spain25.8891
 England25.0002
 Germany24.1673
 Netherlands23.7784
 France20.6115
 Italy19.6676
 Belgium19.1117
 Portugal18.2228
 Republic of Ireland17.1679
 Austria14.33310
 Sweden14.00011
 Serbia13.77812
 Scotland13.22213
 Russia13.11114
 Bosnia and Herzegovina13.00015
 Croatia12.55616
 Israel11.33317
 Hungary11.11118
 Slovenia10.88919
TeamCoeffRank
 Poland10.83320
 Turkey10.83321
 Ukraine10.72222
 Norway10.72223
 Czech Republic10.61124
 Greece10.55625
  Switzerland10.11126
 Denmark9.33327
 Slovakia9.16728
 Finland7.83329
 Azerbaijan7.00030
 Georgia6.83331
 Cyprus6.83332
 Wales6.50033
 Iceland6.33334
 Belarus6.16735
 Bulgaria5.33336
 Romania5.00037
 Northern Ireland4.16738
TeamCoeffRank
 North Macedonia3.83339
 Montenegro3.66740
 Faroe Islands3.22241
 Lithuania2.66742
 Latvia2.66743
 Estonia2.33344
 Albania2.33345
 Armenia2.00046
 Luxembourg1.66747
 Moldova1.66748
 Kazakhstan1.00049
 Liechtenstein1.00050
 Andorra0.33351
 San Marino0.33352
 Gibraltar0.33353
 Malta0.00054
 Kosovo0.00055

UEFA Women's Under-19

TeamCoeffRank
 Spain33.0001
 France27.9442
 Germany26.5003
 Netherlands21.7224
 Norway19.3335
 Denmark18.1676
 Sweden17.9447
  Switzerland16.2788
 Italy15.2229
 England15.16710
 Scotland12.61111
 Finland12.33312
TeamCoeffRank
 Belgium11.66713
 Czech Republic11.50014
 Austria11.16715
 Russia9.83316
 Portugal9.66717
 Republic of Ireland9.50018
 Serbia9.16719
 Poland9.00020
 Hungary8.83321
 Iceland8.66722
 Northern Ireland8.00023
 Slovakia7.83324
TeamCoeffRank
 Turkey7.33325
 Slovenia7.00026
 Ukraine6.00027
 Azerbaijan5.66728
 Israel5.50029
 Greece5.33330
 Romania4.83331
 Belarus4.66732
 Wales4.50033
 Croatia4.00034
 Bosnia and Herzegovina3.66735
 Faroe Islands3.00036
TeamCoeffRank
 Moldova2.33337
 Montenegro1.66738
 Albania1.33339
 Latvia1.00040
 Bulgaria1.00041
 Estonia0.33342
 Georgia0.333
 North Macedonia0.33343
 Cyprus0.33344
 Kosovo0.33345
 Lithuania0.00046
 Kazakhstan0.00047
 Armenia0.00048

UEFA Women's Under-17

TeamCoeffRank
 Spain32.0561
 Germany31.1672
 England22.8893
 Norway21.0004
 Netherlands17.6675
 France17.2786
 Republic of Ireland15.7227
  Switzerland15.1118
 Italy15.0569
 Finland13.83310
 Czech Republic12.88911
 Denmark12.83312
 Poland12.72213
TeamCoeffRank
 Austria11.83314
 Belgium11.66715
 Sweden11.500
 Serbia11.50016
 Iceland11.50017
 Hungary10.00018
 Scotland10.00019
 Russia8.66720
 Slovenia7.83321
 Portugal7.00022
 Turkey6.33323
 Greece6.00024
TeamCoeffRank
 Belarus6.00025
 Bosnia and Herzegovina5.83326
 Wales5.16727
 Slovakia5.00028
 Northern Ireland4.83329
 Ukraine4.50030
 Romania4.00031
 Bulgaria4.00032
 Lithuania3.33333
 Azerbaijan3.16734
 Israel2.66735
TeamCoeffRank
 Croatia2.33336
 Montenegro1.33337
 North Macedonia1.33338
 Faroe Islands1.00039
 Latvia1.00040
 Malta1.00041
 Estonia0.33342
 Kazakhstan0.33343
 Moldova0.00044
 Georgia0.00045
 Albania46

Youth Club's (Nation)

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 Russia 10.171 2
2 Spain 10.022
3 Portugal 9.633
4 Kazakhstan 9.000
5 Ukraine 8.389 1
6 Azerbaijan 7.822
7 Italy 7.444
8 Serbia 6.833
9 Slovenia 6.500
10 Croatia 4.278
11 Hungary 4.111
12 Czech Republic 3.611
13 Romania 3.500
14 Poland 3.389
15 France 2.944
16 Slovakia 2.944
17 Belarus 2.889
18 Netherlands 2.278
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.222
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
20 Belgium 2.111 1
21 Georgia 2.056
22 North Macedonia 2.000
23 Finland 1.694
24 Latvia 1.222
25 Turkey 1.222
26 Moldova 0.833
27 England 0.833
28 Albania 0.778
29 Sweden 0.778
30 Montenegro 0.722
31 Denmark 0.722
32 Norway 0.722
33 Kosovo 0.667
34 Switzerland 0.583
35 Bulgaria 0.556
36 Armenia 0.500
37 Greece 0.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
38 Germany 0.500 1
39 Wales 0.389
40 Lithuania 0.389
41 Cyprus 0.389
42 Israel 0.278
43 Andorra 0.222
44 Estonia 0.111
45 Malta 0.000
46 Gibraltar 0.000
47 San Marino 0.000
48 Scotland 0.000
NR Austria 0.000
Iceland
Luxembourg
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Faroe Islands DNE
Liechtenstein

Youth Club's (Club)

Criticisms


The UEFA coefficient system has been criticised for being likely to preserve the status quo for rankings and seedings, as well as for favouring teams from stronger leagues.[46]

See also


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