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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 (country rankings only),[1][2] and after applied in women's football and futsal, the coefficients are calculated by UEFA, who administer football within Europe, and the Asian parts of some transcontinental countries.

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

Men's association coefficient

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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 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 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 2022–23 season determine the team allocation by association in the 2024–25 (not 2023–24) 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 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).[4][5]

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:[6]

Bonus Points

2024–25 through 2026–27 seasons
Round Champions League Europa League Conference League
League phase participation (1-36) 6 - -
League phase bonus increase per ascending final ranking (9-24) 0.25 0.25 0.125
League phase bonus increase per ascending final ranking (1-8) 0.25 0.25 0.25
Maximum league phase bonus (ranked 1st, for reference) 12 6 4
Each knockout round participation (R16, QF, SF, Final) 1.5 1 0.5
2021–22 through 2023–24 seasons
Round Champions League Europa League Europa Conference League
Group stage participation 4
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 Champions League Europa League
Group stage participation 4
Round of 16 participation 5
Quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals participation 1 1

UEFA uses this coefficient system to decide which teams gain automatic entry to the league phase 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 league phase for the following season's Champions League competition.

Current ranking

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The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2020–21 to 2024–25, with the 2024–25 season underway. The final ranking at the end of the 2024–25 season will be used to determine the minimum number of places for each association in the 2026–27 UEFA club competitions.

The two highest annual coefficients from the 2023–24 season and onward will be used to determine two additional European Performance Spots in the Champions League for the next season.

As of 24 July 2024, the coefficients are as follows:[7][8]

Ranking Member association
(L: League, C: Cup, LC: League Cup)
Coefficient Teams[a] Places in 2026–27 season[b]
2025 2024 Mvmt 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25 Total CL EL CO Total
1 1 0 England England (L, C, LC[c]) 24.357 21.000 23.000 17.375 3.428 89.160 7/7 4 2 1 7
2 2 0 Italy Italy (L, C) 16.285 15.714 22.357 21.000 3.750 79.106 8/8
3 3 0 Spain Spain (L, C) 19.500 18.428 16.571 16.062 3.428 73.989 7/7
4 4 0 Germany Germany (L, C) 15.214 16.214 17.125 19.357 3.750 71.660 8/8
5 5 0 France France (L, C) 7.916 18.416 12.583 16.250 2.571 57.736 7/7
6 6 0 Netherlands Netherlands (L, C) 9.200 19.200 13.500 10.000 2.000 53.900 6/6 3 2 1 6
7 7 0 Portugal Portugal (L, C) 9.600 12.916 12.500 11.000 2.400 48.416 5/5 2 2 1 5
8 8 0 Belgium Belgium (L, C) 6.000 6.600 14.200 14.400 1.200 42.400 5/5
9 9 0 Turkey Türkiye (L, C) 3.100 6.700 11.800 12.000 0.200 33.800 5/5
10 10 0 Czech Republic Czechia (L, C) 6.600 6.700 6.750 13.500 0.200 33.750 5/5
11 17 6 +6 Israel Israel (L, C) 7.000 6.750 6.250 8.750 0.125 28.875 4/4
12 14 2 +2 Norway Norway (L, C) 6.500 7.625 5.750 8.000 0.250 28.125 4/4
13 13 0 Austria Austria (L, C) 6.700 10.400 4.900 4.800 1.200 28.000 5/5 2 1 2 5
14 11 -3 –3 Scotland Scotland (L, C) 8.500 7.900 3.500 6.400 1.200 27.500 5/5
15 15 0 Greece Greece (L, C) 5.100 8.000 2.125 11.400 0.500 27.125 4/4
16 16 0 Denmark Denmark (L, C) 4.125 7.800 5.900 8.500 0.250 26.575 4/4 1 1 2 4
17 12 -5 –5 Switzerland Switzerland (L, C) 5.125 7.750 8.500 5.200 0.000 26.575 5/5
18 21 3 +3 Poland Poland (L, C) 4.000 4.625 7.750 6.875 0.750 24.000 4/4
19 18 -1 –1 Ukraine Ukraine (L, C) 6.800 4.200 5.700 4.100 1.400 22.200 4/5
20 19 -1 –1 Serbia Serbia (L, C) 5.500 9.500 5.375 1.400 0.000 21.775 5/5
21 20 -1 –1 Croatia Croatia (L, C) 5.900 6.000 3.375 5.875 0.000 21.150 4/4
22 24 2 +2 Hungary Hungary (L, C) 4.250 2.750 5.875 4.500 1.000 18.375 4/4
23 22 -1 –1 Russia Russia (L, C)[Note RUS] 4.333 5.300 4.333[d] 4.333[d] 0.000[e] 18.299 0/0
24 29 5 +5 Slovakia Slovakia (L, C) 1.500 4.125 6.000 5.000 0.875 17.500 4/4
25 28 3 +3 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (L, C) 2.500 4.375 4.000 5.875 0.500 17.250 4/4
26 23 -3 –3 Cyprus Cyprus (L, C) 4.000 4.125 5.100 3.750 0.250 17.225 4/4
27 27 0 Bulgaria Bulgaria (L, C) 4.000 3.375 4.500 4.375 0.875 17.125 4/4
28 25 -3 –3 Sweden Sweden (L, C) 2.500 5.125 6.250 1.875 0.750 16.500 4/4
29 26 -3 –3 Romania Romania (L, C) 3.750 2.250 6.250 3.250 0.875 16.375 4/4
30 31 1 +1 Moldova Moldova (L, C) 1.375 5.250 3.750 2.000 1.000 13.375 4/4
31 30 -1 –1 Slovenia Slovenia (L, C) 2.250 3.000 2.125 3.875 1.000 12.250 4/4
32 32 0 Kosovo Kosovo (L, C) 1.833 2.333 2.875 3.000 0.625 10.666 3/4
33 35 2 +2 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L, C) 1.875 2.875 3.375 1.500 1.000 10.625 3/4
34 37 3 +3 Latvia Latvia (L, C) 1.375 2.625 2.750 1.625 1.625 10.000 3/4 1 0 3 4
35 38 3 +3 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (L, C) 2.750 1.500 2.250 2.750 0.750 10.000 3/4
36 34 -2 –2 Finland Finland (L, C) 1.375 3.750 2.625 1.750 0.500 10.000 3/4
37 41 4 +4 Iceland Iceland (L, C) 0.625 1.500 3.000 3.833 1.000 9.958 4/4
38 39 1 +1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L, C) 2.625 1.625 2.000 2.250 0.625 9.125 3/4
39 36 -3 –3 Armenia Armenia (L, C) 1.375 1.875 2.375 2.250 1.125 9.000 4/4
40 33 -7 –7 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L, C) 1.000 2.875 1.125 3.125 0.625 8.750 3/4
41 45 4 +4 Malta Malta (L, C) 1.500 1.875 2.625 1.500 0.875 8.375 3/4
42 44 2 +2 Lithuania Lithuania (L, C) 1.625 1.750 2.375 1.125 1.000 7.875 3/4
43 47 4 +4 Albania Albania (L, C) 2.000 1.625 0.875 2.125 0.875 7.500 2/4
44 40 -4 –4 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (C)[f] 0.500 0.000 6.500 0.500 0.000 7.500 1/1 0 0 1 1
45 42 -3 –3 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (L, C) 2.833 1.625 1.250 1.125 0.500 7.333 2/4 1 0 3 4
46 48 2 +2 Estonia Estonia (L, C) 1.375 3.666 1.166 0.125 0.875 7.207 3/4
47 43 -4 –4 Luxembourg Luxembourg (L, C) 1.000 1.250 1.125 2.250 1.000 6.625 3/4
48 50 2 +2 North Macedonia North Macedonia (L, C) 1.750 0.625 1.625 1.500 0.666 6.166 1/3
49 46 -3 –3 Georgia (country) Georgia (L, C) 1.750 1.250 1.125 1.250 0.750 6.125 3/4
50 53 3 +3 Montenegro Montenegro (L, C) 1.625 0.750 1.000 1.333 1.333 6.041 3/3
51 52 1 +1 Wales Wales (L, C) 1.500 1.500 1.166 0.625 1.000 5.791 2/4 1 0 2 3
52 51 -1 –1 Andorra Andorra (L, C) 0.666 1.500 0.666 1.666 0.833 5.331 2/3
53 49 -4 –4 Belarus Belarus (L, C) 1.500 0.250 0.625 1.750 0.750 4.875 2/4
54 54 0 Gibraltar Gibraltar (L, C) 1.666 1.250 0.875 0.166 0.833 4.790 2/3
55 55 0 San Marino San Marino (L, C) 0.500 0.166 0.833 0.333 0.666 2.498 2/3
  Indicates active associations which have all their teams still competing in this season's UEFA club competitions (i.e. Champions League, Europa League or 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 Conference League.
  2. ^ European Performance Spots: The two associations with the highest one-year coefficient in the most recent season are awarded an additional berth in the Champions League league stage.
  3. ^ The winner of the league cup of England is given a place in the UEFA Conference League by special permission from UEFA (replacing the lowest-ranked league team which would have qualified).
  4. ^ a b Did not participate in Europe this season, but were assigned 4.333 (the lowest coefficient obtained in the previous 5 seasons)
  5. ^ Did not participate in European competitions that 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.[9][10] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Conference League.[10]

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.[11][12][13] On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions and be assigned the minimum coefficient from the previous 5 seasons (4.333) for 2022–23.[14] Technically, in the UEFA official website, the coefficient of each club will only be counted since they played their first game in the competition. As a result, the coefficient of Russia will be counted as zero because no clubs are participating in the UEFA competitions when the season is ongoing. The minimum coefficient from the previous 5 seasons will be only assigned upon completion of the season, which happened in both 2022–23 and 2023–24 seasons.[15][16]

Further information on Liechtenstein's status and similar cases

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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, now known as Cymru Premier, 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

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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:[17][18]

  • 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.

Distribution of team competition quotas

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2024–27

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The following is the default access list for the 2024–25 and future seasons.[19] Rankings in table exclude Liechtenstein.[a]

Champions League Europa League Conference League
Ranking LS QR LS 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

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The following was the default access list from the 2021–22 season through the 2023–24 season.[20][21] 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.[9][10] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Conference League.[10]

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 association rankings in 1979,[22][2] 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.[23]

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.[24] Having been top in 1985, England were un-ranked in 1990[25] and would not regain the top position until 2008.[26]

Top associations by period

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The following data indicates the three top-ranked associations in each five-year period.[27] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[27] 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
2020–2024 104.303 Italy Italy 90.284 Spain Spain 89.489

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

As of 1 June 2024
Association 1st 2nd 3rd Total
England England 19 17 10 46
Spain Spain 23 12 10 45
Italy Italy 13 11 17 41
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

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Current ranking

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The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2020–21 to 2024–25, with the 2024–25 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2024–25 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2026–27 UEFA Women's Champions League.

As of 7 July 2024 the coefficients are as follows:[28]

Ranking Member association
(L: League)
Coefficient Teams[a] Places in 2026–27 season
2025 2024 Mvmt 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024-25 Total UCL New Comp. Total
1 1 0 France France (L) 15.000 16.333 10.000 17.000 2.666 60.999 3/3 3 0 3
2 3 1 +1 Spain Spain (L) 15.500 13.666 13.000 11.000 2.666 55.832 3/3
3 2 -1 –1 Germany Germany (L) 16.500 14.666 14.000 7.333 2.666 55.165 3/3
4 4 0 England England (L) 17.500 9.000 13.333 8.666 2.666 51.165 3/3
5 6 1 +1 Italy Italy (L) 5.000 8.500 12.500 5.000 2.333 33.333 3/3
6 5 -1 –1 Portugal Portugal (L) 3.000 7.000 8.000 12.000 1.000 31.000 2/2
7 7 0 Sweden Sweden (L) 7.500 3.666 2.833 6.500 2.333 22.832 3/3
8 10 2 +2 Norway Norway (L) 5.500 2.500 3.000 8.500 1.500 21.000 2/2 2 1
9 12 3 +3 Austria Austria (L) 9.000 2.000 4.250 3.000 1.000 19.250 2/2
10 8 -2 –2 Czech Republic Czechia (L) 7.000 2.333 3.333 4.166 2.000 18.832 2/2
11 13 2 +2 Ukraine Ukraine (L) 5.000 7.000 3.000 2.000 1.000 18.000 2/2
12 11 -1 –1 Netherlands Netherlands (L) 3.000 2.500 2.500 8.000 1.000 17.000 2/2
13 9 -4 –4 Denmark Denmark (L) 7.000 2.750 2.000 1.500 1.000 14.250 2/2
14 18 4 +4 Switzerland Switzerland (L) 3.000 2.500 2.750 3.000 1.000 12.250 1/1 0 2
15 20 5 +5 Albania Albania (L) 2.000 3.000 4.000 2.000 1.000 12.000 1/1
16 21 5 +5 Cyprus Cyprus (L) 2.000 3.000 2.000 3.000 1.000 11.000 1/1
17 19 2 +2 Serbia Serbia (L) 3.000 2.000 2.000 3.000 1.000 11.000 1/1
18 14 -4 –4 Belarus Belarus (L) 5.000 1.500 2.000 1.500 1.000 11.000 2/2 1 1
19 15 -4 –4 Iceland Iceland (L) 2.000 3.250 2.250 2.250 1.000 10.750 2/2
20 16 -4 –4 Scotland Scotland (L) 3.000 2.000 2.000 2.500 1.000 10.500 2/2
21 27 6 +6 Romania Romania (L) 2.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 1.500 9.500 1/1
22 24 2 +2 Finland Finland (L) 1.000 2.000 3.000 2.000 1.000 9.000 1/1
23 22 -1 –1 Belgium Belgium (L) 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 1.000 9.000 1/1
24 25 1 +1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L) 2.000 1.500 3.000 1.500 1.000 9.000 1/1
25 28 3 +3 Slovenia Slovenia (L) 3.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 9.000 1/1 0 1
26 17 -9 –9 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L) 3.500 1.500 1.500 1.250 1.000 8.750 1/1
27 30 3 +3 Croatia Croatia (L) 1.000 3.000 1.500 2.000 1.000 8.500 1/1
28 29 1 +1 Poland Poland (L) 3.000 1.500 1.500 1.500 1.000 8.500 1/1
29 35 6 +6 Greece Greece (L) 1.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 1.000 8.000 1/1
30 31 1 +1 Lithuania Lithuania (L) 2.000 2.000 1.000 2.000 1.000 8.000 1/1
31 37 6 +6 Georgia (country) Georgia (L) 3.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1.000 8.000 1/1
32 26 -6 –6 Hungary Hungary (L) 2.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 8.000 1/1
33 23 -10 –10 Russia Russia (L)[Note RUS1] 2.000 1.750 1.750[b] 1.750[b] 0.000[c] 7.250 0/0
34 36 2 +2 Israel Israel (L) 1.000 1.000 2.000 2.000 1.000 7.000 1/1
35 32 -3 –3 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L) 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.500 1.000 7.000 1/1
36 41 5 +5 Luxembourg Luxembourg (L) 1.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 7.000 1/1
37 40 3 +3 Bulgaria Bulgaria (L) 2.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 1.000 7.000 1/1
38 33 -5 –5 Kosovo Kosovo (L) 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.000 1.500 6.500 1/1
39 43 4 +4 Malta Malta (L) 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.000 6.500 1/1
39 44 5 +5 Latvia Latvia (L) 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.000 6.500 1/1
41 38 -3 –3 Montenegro Montenegro (L) 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.500 1.000 6.500 1/1
41 34 -7 –7 Turkey Türkiye (L) 1.000 1.500 1.500 1.500 1.000 6.500 1/1
43 39 -4 –4 Slovakia Slovakia (L) 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.000 1.000 6.500 1/1
44 47 3 +3 Moldova Moldova (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.500 1.000 5.500 1/1
45 45 0 Estonia Estonia (L) 1.000 1.500 1.000 1.000 1.000 5.500 1/1
45 45 0 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (L) 1.000 1.500 1.000 1.000 1.000 5.500 1/1
47 42 -5 –5 Wales Wales (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 5.000 1/1
47 48 1 +1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 5.000 1/1
47 48 1 +1 North Macedonia North Macedonia (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 5.000 1/1
50 50 0 Armenia Armenia (L) 1.000 1.000 1.000 No entry[c] 1.000 4.000 1/1
51 NR 0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (L) No entry[c] 1.000 1.000 1/1
[d] Gibraltar Gibraltar (L) No entry[c] (NR)[d] 0/0
[d] Andorra Andorra (NL)[e] No entry[c] (NR)[d] 0/0 NL
[d] Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (NL)[e] No entry[c] (NR)[d] 0/0
[d] San Marino San Marino (NL)[e] No entry[c] (NR)[d] 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. ^ a b Did not participate in Europe this season, but were assigned 1.750 (the lowest coefficient obtained in the previous 5 seasons)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Did not participate in European competitions that season.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h No rank, association did not enter in any of the seasons used for computing coefficients (NR)
  5. ^ 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.[11][12][13] On 2 May 2022, UEFA confirmed that Russian clubs would be excluded from the 2022–23 UEFA competitions and be assigned the minimum coefficient from the previous 5 seasons (1.750) for 2022–23.[14] Technically, in the UEFA official website, the coefficient of each club will only be counted since they played their first game in the competition. As a result, the coefficient of Russia will be counted as zero because no clubs are participating in the UEFA competitions when the season is ongoing. The minimum coefficient from the previous 5 seasons will be only assigned upon completion of the season, which happened in both 2022–23 and 2023–24 seasons.[29][30]

History

[edit]

Top associations by period

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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
2020–2024 78.333 68.999 68.166

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

As of May 2024
League 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Germany Germany 13 8 0 21
France France 7 7 3 17
Sweden Sweden 1 6 7 14
England England 0 0 5 5
Spain Spain 0 0 4 4
Denmark Denmark 0 0 2 2

Men's club coefficient

[edit]

Introduced first in 1990[31] with various calculation principles applied throughout the years,[32] currently the club coefficient is either the sum of the points earned by the club in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League over the previous five seasons or 20% of the club's association coefficient over the same period, whichever coefficient is higher.[33] 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 Conference League, and FIFA Club World Cup.[3]

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 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 or Conference League group stage / league phase 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 / league phase (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.[34] 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 Conference League and receive points from participation in that competition.[35][36]

Current club ranking

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The ranking below takes into account of each club's performance in European competitions from 2020–21 to 2024–25, with the 2024–25 season to begin July.

The top 25 clubs as of 2 June 2024 are as follows.[37][38]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2025 2024 Mvmt 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25 Total
1 1 0 Manchester City England England 35.0 27.0 33.0 28.0 6.0 129.0
2 3 1 +1 Real Madrid Spain Spain 26.0 30.0 29.0 34.0 6.0 125.0
3 2 -1 –1 Bayern Munich Germany Germany 27.0 26.0 27.0 28.0 6.0 114.0
4 5 1 +1 Liverpool England England 24.0 33.0 19.0 20.0 6.0 102.0
5 6 +1 +1 Roma Italy Italy 24.0 23.0 22.0 21.0 3.0 93.0
6 4 -2 –2 Paris Saint-Germain France France 24.0 19.0 19.0 23.0 6.0 91.0
7 8 +1 +1 Borussia Dortmund Germany Germany 22.0 10.0 17.0 29.0 6.0 85.0
8 7 -1 –1 Inter Milan Italy Italy 9.0 18.0 29.0 20.0 6.0 82.0
9 16 +7 +7 Villarreal Spain Spain 30.0 24.0 12.0 16.0 0.0[a] 82.0
10 10 0 Chelsea England England 33.0 25.0 21.0 0.0[a] 2.5 81.5
11 13 2 +2 Bayer Leverkusen Germany Germany 10.0 14.0 19.0 29.0 6.0 78.0
12 9 -3 –3 RB Leipzig Germany Germany 17.0 17.0 18.0 18.0 6.0 76.0
13 20 7 +7 Benfica Portugal Portugal 10.0 20.0 25.0 14.0 6.0 75.0
14 14 0 Atlético Madrid Spain Spain 16.0 19.0 8.0 24.0 6.0 73.0
15 12 -3 –3 Barcelona Spain Spain 20.0 15.0 9.0 23.0 6.0 73.0
16 21 5 +5 Porto Portugal Portugal 23.0 10.0 18.0 19.0 3.0 73.0
17 11 -6 –6 Manchester United England England 26.0 18.0 19.0 7.0 3.0 73.0
18 23 5 +5 West Ham United England England 0.0[a] 21.0 29.0 19.0 0.0[a] 69.0
19 22 3 +3 Arsenal England England 23.0 0.0[a] 17.0 22.0 6.0 68.0
20 17 -3 –3 Atalanta Italy Italy 17.0 16.0 0.0[a] 28.0 6.0 67.0
21 29 8 +8 AC Milan Italy Italy 12.0 7.0 24.0 15.0 6.0 64.0
22 19 -3 –3 Juventus Italy Italy 21.0 20.0 17.0 0.0[a] 6.0 64.0
23 25 2 +2 Club Brugge Belgium Belgium 11.0 7.0 17.0 21.0 6.0 62.0
24 18 -6 –6 Napoli Italy Italy 10.0 9.0 25.0 17.0 0.0[a] 61.0
25 30 5 +5 Feyenoord Netherlands Netherlands 4.0 24.0 17.0 8.0 6.0 59.0
  Indicates clubs still active in this season's Champions League.
  Indicates clubs still active in this season's Europa League.
  Indicates clubs still active in this season's 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 h Did not participate in European competitions that season

Club point allocations

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2024–25 through 2026–27 seasons

[edit]
Round Points awarded
Champions League Europa League Conference League
First qualifying round elimination move to CO Q2 move to CO Q2 1
Second qualifying round elimination move to EL Q3 move to CO Q3 1.5
Third qualifying round elimination move to EL PO move to CO PO 2
Play-off elimination move to EL LP move to CO LP 2.5
League phase participation - 3.0 (minimum) 2.5 (minimum)
All wins from league phase onwards
(except CL/EL/CO knockout round play-offs)
2 2 2
All draws from league phase onwards
(except CL/EL/CO knockout round play-offs)
1 1 1
League phase participation bonus (1-36) 6 - -
League phase bonus increase per ascending final ranking (9-24) 0.25 0.25 0.125
League phase bonus increase per ascending final ranking (1-8) 0.25 0.25 0.25
Maximum league phase bonus (ranked 1st, for reference) 12 6 4
Each knockout round participation bonus (R16, QF, SF, Final) 1.5 1 0.5

2021–22 through 2023–24 seasons

[edit]
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

[edit]
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.[34][35]

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 [citation needed]

Top club by period

[edit]

The following data indicate the top-ranked clubs in each 5-year period.[27] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[27]

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
2020–2024 148.000

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
England Manchester City
Italy Milan
9 Netherlands Ajax 1
Belgium Anderlecht
England Chelsea
England Manchester United
France Paris Saint-Germain

Women's club coefficient

[edit]

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.[39] 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

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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

[edit]

The ranking below takes into account of each team's performance in European competitions from 2020–21 to 2024–25, with the 2024–25 season starting 4 September 2024.

The top 25 clubs as of 4 July 2024 are as follows:[40]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2025 2024 Mvmt 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25 Club Assn. Part Total
1 1 0 Barcelona Spain Spain 22.0 25.0 26.0 26.0 0.0 99.0 13.633 112.633
2 2 0 Lyon France France 15.0 25.0 15.0 25.0 0.0 80.0 15.666 95.666
3 6 3 +3 Chelsea England England 20.0 12.0 20.0 21.0 0.0 73.0 11.999 84.999
4 3 -1 –1 Paris Saint-Germain France France 15.0 21.0 13.0 17.0 0.0 66.0 15.666 81.666
5 5 0 Bayern Munich Germany Germany 20.0 15.0 17.0 10.0 0.0 62.0 13.799 75.799
6 4 -2 –2 Wolfsburg Germany Germany 13.0 19.0 23.0 3.0 0.0 58.0 13.799 71.799
7 7 0 Arsenal England England 0.0[a] 12.0 18.0 2.0 0.0 32.0 11.999 43.999
8 8 0 Real Madrid Spain Spain 0.0[a] 13.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 28.0 13.633 41.633
9 10 1 +1 Juventus Italy Italy 3.0 15.0 11.0 2.0 0.0 31.0 6.800 37.800
10 11 1 +1 Benfica Portugal Portugal 3.0 7.0 8.0 12.0 0.0 30.0 6.800 36.800
11 9 -2 –2 Manchester City England England 15.0 3.0 2.0 0.0[a] 0.0 20.0 11.999 31.999
12 12 0 Häcken Sweden Sweden 3.0 6.0 3.0 13.0 0.0 25.0 4.999 29.999
13 16 3 +3 Rosengård Sweden Sweden 12.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 0.0[a] 24.0 4.999 28.999
14 17 3 +3 Roma Italy Italy 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 14.0 8.0 0.0 22.0 6.800 28.800
15 15 0 St. Pölten Austria Austria 9.0 2.0 7.0 5.0 0.0 23.0 4.250 27.250
16 18 2 +2 Paris FC France France 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 2.0 9.0 0.0 11.0 15.666 26.666
17 14 -3 –3 Slavia Praha Czech Republic Czechia 4.0 3.0 6.0 8.0 0.0 21.0 4.466 25.466
18 21 3 +3 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Germany 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 2.0 9.0 0.0 11.0 13.799 24.799
19 22 3 +3 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Germany 0.0[a] 10.0 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 10.0 13.799 23.799
20 19 -1 –1 Sparta Praha Czech Republic Czechia 10.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 19.0 4.466 23.466
21 23 2 +2 Ajax Netherlands Netherlands 3.0 0.0[a] 3.0 13.0 0.0 19.0 4.400 23.400
22 13 -8 –8 Atlético Madrid Spain Spain 9.0 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0[a] 0.0 9.0 13.633 22.633
23 25 2 +2 BIIK Shymkent Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 6.0 2.0 2.0 1.5 0.0 11.5 2.950 14.450
24 20 -4 –4 Glasgow City Scotland Scotland 3.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 0.0[a] 10.0 3.400 13.400
25 24 -1 –1 Brøndby Denmark Denmark 6.0 1.5 0.0[a] 1.5 0.0[a] 9.0 4.350 13.350
  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 Did not participate in European competitions that season.

Top club by period

[edit]

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

Years Club Coeff.
2001–2005 Sweden Umeå 68.250
2002–2006 Germany Turbine Potsdam 59.750
2003–2007 64.000
2004–2008 Germany Frankfurt 99.000
2005–2009 86.000
2006–2010 Sweden Umeå 94.750
2007–2011 France Lyon 94.450
2008–2012 123.400
2009–2013 132.885
2010–2014 127.905
2011–2015 115.080
2012–2016 Germany Wolfsburg 116.535
2013–2017 129.380
2014–2018 125.390
2015–2019 France Lyon 129.865
2016–2020 143.020
2017–2021 124.400
2018–2022 128.466
2019–2023 Spain Barcelona 126.233
2020–2024 130.633

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 France Lyon 9
2 Germany Wolfsburg 3
3 Spain Barcelona 2
Germany Frankfurt
Germany Turbine Potsdam
Sweden Umeå

Men's amateur coefficient

[edit]

UEFA calculates coefficients for each association that takes part in the UEFA Regions' Cup. These coefficients are calculated to compile ranking lists that are used to determine the round in which each team enters the competition and to seed the teams for the draws. The coefficient ranking list is established for the preliminary and intermediate round draws on the basis of the associations’ results in the three most recent completed seasons at the time of the draws. For the 2022–23 competition, the coefficient ranking list is therefore based on the associations' results in the seasons 2014–15, 2016–17 and 2018–19.[41]

As of 8 December 2021 the coefficients are as follows:[42]

Rank Member association Coefficient Pots
2014–15 2016–17 2018–19 Total
1 Turkey Turkey 5.000 4.333 5.000 14.333 A
2 Croatia Croatia 5.000 6.000 3.000 14.000
3 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 6.000 5.000 1.667 12.667
4 Poland Poland 4.333 3.000 5.000 12.333
5 Germany Germany 5.000 2.667 4.667 12.333
6 Czech Republic Czechia 4.333 3.667 4.333 12.333
7 Spain Spain 3.000 4.000 5.000 12.000
8 Russia Russia 3.000 4.333 4.333 11.667
9 Portugal Portugal 2.000 5.000 3.333 10.333 B
10 Ukraine Ukraine 2.000 5.000 3.000 10.000
11 Hungary Hungary 3.000 3.000 3.333 9.333
12 Italy Italy 3.000 3.000 3.000 9.000
13 Slovakia Slovakia 3.000 2.000 3.667 8.667
14 Bulgaria Bulgaria 2.000 3.000 3.000 8.000
15 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 5.000 1.000 2.000 8.000
16 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.000 1.000 2.000 8.000
17 Switzerland Switzerland 1.667 3.000 3.000 7.667 C
18 Serbia Serbia 2.333 2.333 3.000 7.667
19 England England 2.000 2.667 2.000 6.667
20 Israel Israel 2.000 1.333 2.500 5.833
21 Latvia Latvia 3.000 1.333 1.000 5.333
22 Romania Romania 1.333 1.000 2.667 5.000
23 Wales Wales 2.000 1.000 2.000 5.000
24 Finland Finland 1.000 2.000 2.000 5.000
25 San Marino San Marino 1.000 2.667 1.000 4.667 D
26 Slovenia Slovenia 1.333 1.667 1.333 4.333
27 Moldova Moldova 1.000 2.333 1.000 4.333
28 Malta Malta 2.000 1.333 1.000 4.333
29 North Macedonia North Macedonia 1.333 1.333 1.500 4.167
30 Scotland Scotland 1.167 2.167 0.667 4.000
31 Sweden Sweden 2.667 1.000 0.333 4.000
32 Belarus Belarus 1.000 1.333 1.000 3.333 Preliminary
round
33 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1.000 1.000 1.000 3.000
34 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
35 Estonia Estonia 1.000 0.000 0.000 1.000
36 Georgia (country) Georgia No entry 0.333 0.333
DNE France France 3.333 2.333 5.000 10.666
Lithuania Lithuania 1.000 2.333 2.500 5.833
Greece Greece 1.333 1.333 1.333 3.999
Albania Albania No entry NR
Andorra Andorra No entry NR
Armenia Armenia No entry NR
Austria Austria No entry NR
Belgium Belgium No entry NR
Cyprus Cyprus No entry NR
Denmark Denmark No entry NR
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands No entry NR
Gibraltar Gibraltar No entry NR
Iceland Iceland No entry NR
Kosovo Kosovo No entry NR
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein No entry NR
Luxembourg Luxembourg No entry NR
Montenegro Montenegro No entry NR
Netherlands Netherlands No entry NR
Norway Norway No entry NR

Points are awarded for each match played in the qualifying competition. Match points are awarded in accordance with the final scores as ratified by UEFA. Final tournament matches and penalty shoot-outs are not taken into consideration. In addition to the match points, the bonus points are awarded for each season.The points are given as follows:[41]

Round Points awarded
Automatic qualification for intermediate round 3
Qualification from preliminary to intermediate round 3
Qualification from intermediate round to final tournament 3
Win in preliminary and intermediate round 3
Draw in preliminary and intermediate round 1
Runner up of the final tournament 2
Winner of the final tournament 3

Futsal tournaments' coefficient

[edit]

Men's national team

[edit]

Since 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification, the UEFA coefficients are based on the Elo rating system and are constantly updated to all non-friendly matches.[43] 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. The rating below is the situation after the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 qualifications have been played:

Team Coeff. Rank
 Spain 2493.789 1
 Russia 2464.226 2
 Portugal 2450.616 3
 Kazakhstan 2385.842 4
 Croatia 2051.589 5
 Azerbaijan 2015.589 6
 Serbia 2007.570 7
 Italy 1934.516 8
 Czech Republic 1887.535 9
 Ukraine 1856.420 10
 Slovenia 1841.333 11
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1837.207 12
 Poland 1781.027 13
 Finland 1750.097 14
 Romania 1738.151 15
 Slovakia 1737.666 16
 Georgia 1694.055 17
Team Coeff. Rank
 Belarus 1688.976 18
 Netherlands 1641.410 19
 Hungary 1637.232 20
 France 1615.979 21
 Belgium 1607.692 22
 Latvia 1464.140 23
 North Macedonia 1449.976 24
 Moldova 1419.922 25
 Montenegro 1321.596 26
 Albania 1299.617 27
 Kosovo 1264.428 28
 Turkey 1255.233 29
 Norway 1255.233 30
 Denmark 1236.240 31
 Sweden 1235.426 32
 Armenia 1217.145 33
 England 1204.183 34
Team Coeff. Rank
 Germany 1188.549 35
 Greece 1155.396 36
 Israel 1142.105 37
  Switzerland 1098.903 38
 Cyprus 1085.011 39
 Bulgaria 1063.645 40
 Wales 1011.432 41
 Lithuania 910.904 42
 Andorra 910.044 43
 San Marino 853.043 44
 Estonia 849.940 45
 Malta 837.380 46
 Scotland 816.083 47
 Gibraltar 780.661 48
 Austria 728.018 49
 Northern Ireland 724.015 50

Women's national team

[edit]

2020 ranking

[edit]

The coefficients from 2020 used for the seeding and pot placements in the draw for UEFA Women's Futsal Euro 2022, were based on results on 2019 edition.[44]

Team Coeff. Rank
 Spain 10.000 1
 Portugal 8.000 2
 Russia 5.667 3
 Ukraine 5.667 4
 Hungary 2.667 5
 Finland 2.333 6
 Italy 2.333 7
 Croatia 2.333 8
 Sweden 2.000 9
 Czech Republic 1.667 10
 Poland 1.667 11
 Belarus 1.417 12
Team Coeff. Rank
 Slovenia 1.000 13
 Kazakhstan 1.000 14
 Serbia 1.000 15
 Netherlands 0.500 16
 Armenia 0.500 17
 Belgium 0.500 18
 Lithuania 0.250 19
 Slovakia 0.250 20
 Moldova 0.250 21
 Northern Ireland 0.000 22
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Gibraltar

Men's futsal club coefficient

[edit]

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 in the next season of UEFA Futsal Champions League.[45]

Round Points awarded
Win in preliminary round 1
Draw in preliminary round 0.5
Win in main or subsequent round 2
Draw in main or subsequent round 1
Main round participation 1
Elite round, semi-finals and finals participation 3

The coefficients for the top 16 teams competing on 2022–23 UEFA Futsal Champions League are as follows:[46]

Rank Team Association Coeff.
1 Barcelona  Spain 79.833
2 Sporting CP  Portugal 60.166
3 Benfica  Portugal 44.499
4 Palma Futsal  Spain 34.833
5 Kairat  Kazakhstan 26.999
6 Dobovec  Slovenia 19.499
7 MFC Kherson  Ukraine 14.333
8 Ayat  Kazakhstan 14.333
Rank Team Association Coeff.
9 Novo Vrijeme Makarska  Croatia 11.333
10 Sporting Anderlecht Futsal  Belgium 10.500
11 ZVV Hovocubo  Netherlands 9.000
12 Haladas VSE  Hungary 9.000
13 FK Chrudim  Czech Republic 8.667
14 Kauno Žalgiris  Lithuania 7.500
15 Stalitsa Minsk  Belarus 7.333
16 Mostar SG  Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.000

Youth tournaments' coefficient

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UEFA Under-19

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Team Coeff Rank
 Portugal 24.722 1
 Germany 22.778 2
 England 21.889 3
 Austria 19.000 4
 France 18.556 5
 Netherlands 17.667 6
 Spain 16.500 7
 Ukraine 14.833 8
 Czech Republic 14.833 9
 Serbia 14.667 10
 Russia 14.611 11
 Italy 14.222 12
 Greece 12.500 13
 Sweden 12.111 14
 Georgia 11.833 15
Team Coeff Rank
 Croatia 11.778 16
 Israel 11.333 17
 Belgium 11.167 18
 Turkey 11.000 19
 Bulgaria 10.556 20
 Slovakia 9.833 21
 Republic of Ireland 9.000 22
 Hungary 9.000 23
 Scotland 8.833 24
  Switzerland 8.500 25
 Denmark 8.500 26
 Poland 8.167 27
 Montenegro 8.000 28
Team Coeff Rank
 Norway 7.667 29
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.833 30
 Wales 6.333 31
 Slovenia 6.167 32
 Romania 5.333 33
 Cyprus 5.167 34
 Lithuania 4.667 35
 Finland 4.667 36
 Northern Ireland 4.000 37
 Iceland 4.000 38
 Azerbaijan 4.000 39
 Belarus 3.333 40
 North Macedonia 3.333 41
Team Coeff Rank
 Latvia 3.000 42
 Albania 2.667 43
 Luxembourg 2.667 44
 Estonia 2.667 45
 Armenia 2.333
 Malta 2.333 46
 Andorra 1.333 47
 Faroe Islands 1.333 48
 Moldova 1.000 49
 Liechtenstein 0.333 50
 Gibraltar 0.333 51
 Kazakhstan 0.333 52
 San Marino 0.000 53
 Kosovo 54

UEFA Under-17

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Team Coeff Rank
 Spain 25.889 1
 England 25.000 2
 Germany 24.167 3
 Netherlands 23.778 4
 France 20.611 5
 Italy 19.667 6
 Belgium 19.111 7
 Portugal 18.222 8
 Republic of Ireland 17.167 9
 Austria 14.333 10
 Sweden 14.000 11
 Serbia 13.778 12
 Scotland 13.222 13
 Russia 13.111 14
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.000 15
 Croatia 12.556 16
 Israel 11.333 17
 Hungary 11.111 18
 Slovenia 10.889 19
Team Coeff Rank
 Poland 10.833 20
 Turkey 10.833 21
 Ukraine 10.722 22
 Norway 10.722 23
 Czech Republic 10.611 24
 Greece 10.556 25
  Switzerland 10.111 26
 Denmark 9.333 27
 Slovakia 9.167 28
 Finland 7.833 29
 Azerbaijan 7.000 30
 Georgia 6.833 31
 Cyprus 6.833 32
 Wales 6.500 33
 Iceland 6.333 34
 Belarus 6.167 35
 Bulgaria 5.333 36
 Romania 5.000 37
 Northern Ireland 4.167 38
Team Coeff Rank
 North Macedonia 3.833 39
 Montenegro 3.667 40
 Faroe Islands 3.222 41
 Lithuania 2.667 42
 Latvia 2.667 43
 Estonia 2.333 44
 Albania 2.333 45
 Armenia 2.000 46
 Luxembourg 1.667 47
 Moldova 1.667 48
 Kazakhstan 1.000 49
 Liechtenstein 1.000 50
 Andorra 0.333 51
 San Marino 0.333 52
 Gibraltar 0.333 53
 Malta 0.000 54
 Kosovo 0.000 55

UEFA Women's Under-19

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Team Coeff Rank
 Spain 33.000 1
 France 27.944 2
 Germany 26.500 3
 Netherlands 21.722 4
 Norway 19.333 5
 Denmark 18.167 6
 Sweden 17.944 7
  Switzerland 16.278 8
 Italy 15.222 9
 England 15.167 10
 Scotland 12.611 11
 Finland 12.333 12
Team Coeff Rank
 Belgium 11.667 13
 Czech Republic 11.500 14
 Austria 11.167 15
 Russia 9.833 16
 Portugal 9.667 17
 Republic of Ireland 9.500 18
 Serbia 9.167 19
 Poland 9.000 20
 Hungary 8.833 21
 Iceland 8.667 22
 Northern Ireland 8.000 23
 Slovakia 7.833 24
Team Coeff Rank
 Turkey 7.333 25
 Slovenia 7.000 26
 Ukraine 6.000 27
 Azerbaijan 5.667 28
 Israel 5.500 29
 Greece 5.333 30
 Romania 4.833 31
 Belarus 4.667 32
 Wales 4.500 33
 Croatia 4.000 34
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.667 35
 Faroe Islands 3.000 36
Team Coeff Rank
 Moldova 2.333 37
 Montenegro 1.667 38
 Albania 1.333 39
 Latvia 1.000 40
 Bulgaria 1.000 41
 Estonia 0.333 42
 Georgia 0.333
 North Macedonia 0.333 43
 Cyprus 0.333 44
 Kosovo 0.333 45
 Lithuania 0.000 46
 Kazakhstan 0.000 47
 Armenia 0.000 48

UEFA Women's Under-17

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Team Coeff Rank
 Spain 32.056 1
 Germany 31.167 2
 England 22.889 3
 Norway 21.000 4
 Netherlands 17.667 5
 France 17.278 6
 Republic of Ireland 15.722 7
  Switzerland 15.111 8
 Italy 15.056 9
 Finland 13.833 10
 Czech Republic 12.889 11
 Denmark 12.833 12
 Poland 12.722 13
Team Coeff Rank
 Austria 11.833 14
 Belgium 11.667 15
 Sweden 11.500
 Serbia 11.500 16
 Iceland 11.500 17
 Hungary 10.000 18
 Scotland 10.000 19
 Russia 8.667 20
 Slovenia 7.833 21
 Portugal 7.000 22
 Turkey 6.333 23
 Greece 6.000 24
Team Coeff Rank
 Belarus 6.000 25
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.833 26
 Wales 5.167 27
 Slovakia 5.000 28
 Northern Ireland 4.833 29
 Ukraine 4.500 30
 Romania 4.000 31
 Bulgaria 4.000 32
 Lithuania 3.333 33
 Azerbaijan 3.167 34
 Israel 2.667 35
Team Coeff Rank
 Croatia 2.333 36
 Montenegro 1.333 37
 North Macedonia 1.333 38
 Faroe Islands 1.000 39
 Latvia 1.000 40
 Malta 1.000 41
 Estonia 0.333 42
 Kazakhstan 0.333 43
 Moldova 0.000 44
 Georgia 0.000 45
 Albania 46

Futsal Club's (Nation)

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Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 England England 69.171 2
2 Spain Spain 10.022
3 Portugal Portugal 9.633
4 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 9.000
5 Ukraine Ukraine 8.389 1
6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7.822
7 Italy Italy 7.444
8 Serbia Serbia 6.833
9 Slovenia Slovenia 6.500
10 Croatia Croatia 4.278
11 Hungary Hungary 4.111
12 Czech Republic Czechia 3.611
13 Romania Romania 3.500
14 Poland Poland 3.389
15 France France 2.944
16 Slovakia Slovakia 2.944
17 Belarus Belarus 2.889
18 Netherlands Netherlands 2.278
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.222
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
20 Belgium Belgium 2.111 1
21 Georgia (country) Georgia 2.056
22 North Macedonia North Macedonia 2.000
23 Finland Finland 1.694
24 Latvia Latvia 1.222
25 Turkey Turkey 1.222
26 Moldova Moldova 0.833
2,7 England Indonesia 0.833
28 Albania Albania 0.778
29 Sweden Sweden 0.778
30 Montenegro Montenegro 0.722
31 Denmark Denmark 0.722
32 Norway Norway 0.722
33 Kosovo Kosovo 0.667
34 Switzerland Switzerland 0.583
35 Bulgaria Bulgaria 0.556
36 Armenia Armenia 0.500
37 Greece Greece 0.500
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
38 Germany Germany 0.500 1
39 Wales Wales 0.389
40 Lithuania Lithuania 0.389
41 Cyprus Cyprus 0.389
42 Israel Israel 0.278
43 Andorra Andorra 0.222
44 Estonia Estonia 0.111
45 Malta Malta 0.000
46 Gibraltar Gibraltar 0.000
47 San Marino San Marino 0.000
48 Scotland Scotland 0.000
NR Austria Austria 0.000
Iceland Iceland
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands DNE
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Youth Club's (Club)

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Criticisms

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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.[47]

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See also

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