UEFA coefficient

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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 different sets of coefficients are calculated:

While 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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. 501 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.

2019 ranking[edit]

The coefficients from 2019 to be 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 are as follows:[8]

Team Coeff Rank
 Germany 40,747 1
 Netherlands 39,897 2
 Belgium 38,123 3
 Spain 37,311 4
 France 36,617 5
 England 36,231 6
  Switzerland 34,986 7
 Italy 34,426 8
 Poland 32,982 9
 Iceland 31,155 10
 Croatia 31,139 11
 Portugal 30,589 12
 Austria 29,418 13
 Wales 29,269 14
 Russia 29,258 15
 Slovakia 28,555 16
 Sweden 28,487 17
 Ukraine 28,286 18
 Republic of Ireland 28,249 19
Team Coeff Rank
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 28,200 20
 Northern Ireland 27,127 21
 Denmark 27,052 22
 Czech Republic 27,028 23
 Turkey 26,538 24
 Hungary 26,486 25
 Romania 26,057 26
 Scotland 25,662 27
 Slovenia 25,148 28
 Greece 24,931 29
 Serbia 24,847 30
 Albania 24,430 31
 Norway 24,208 32
 Montenegro 23,912 33
 Israel 22,792 34
 Bulgaria 22,091 35
 Finland 20,501 36
 Cyprus 19,491 37
 Estonia 19,441 38
Team Coeff Rank
 Lithuania 18,101 39
 Azerbaijan 17,761 40
 North Macedonia 17,071 41
 Belarus 16,868 42
 Georgia 16,523 43
 Armenia 15,846 44
 Latvia 15,821 45
 Faroe Islands 15,490 46
 Luxembourg 14,231 47
 Kazakhstan 13,431 48
 Moldova 13,130 49
 Liechtenstein 10,950 50
 Malta 10,870 51
 Andorra 10,240 52
 Kosovo 9,950 53
 San Marino 8,190 54
 Gibraltar 7,550 55

History[edit]

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[edit]

Old Women ranking and calculation method[edit]

Current Women ranking and calculation method[edit]

Final Women's ranking in 2017[edit]

Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Germany 42,957 1
 France 42,355 2
 England 39,880 3
 Norway 39,161 4
 Sweden 38,036 5
 Spain 37,655 6
  Switzerland 36,629 7
 Italy 34,775 8
 Netherlands 34,642 9
 Iceland 34,141 10
 Scotland 33,632 11
 Denmark 32,915 12
 Austria 31,882 13
 Belgium 31,213 14
 Russia 30,367 15
 Finland 29,815 16
 Ukraine 28,579 17
 Wales 25,807 18
 Romania 25,602 19
Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Poland 24,832 20
 Czech Republic 23,874 21
 Republic of Ireland 23,669 22
 Portugal 22,860 23
 Serbia 21,579 24
 Hungary 20,362 25
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 19,546 26
 Belarus 19,434 27
 Slovakia 18,104 28
 Slovenia 17,224 29
 Northern Ireland 17,051 30
 Croatia 16,266 31
 Turkey 15,656 32
 Israel 14,641 33
 Greece 13,961 34
 Kazakhstan 13,350 35
 Estonia 11,151 36
 Albania 9,121 37
 Faroe Islands 8,020 38
Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Moldova 7,910 39
 Bulgaria 7,817 40
 North Macedonia 7,768 41
 Malta 7,208 42
 Armenia 7,194 43
 Montenegro 7,191 44
 Georgia 6,316 45
 Lithuania 4,818 46
 Latvia 4,584 47
 Luxembourg 4,109 48
 Andorra 1,793 49
 Kosovo
 Azerbaijan
 Cyprus
 Gibraltar
 Liechtenstein
 San Marino

History[edit]

Year First Second Third
Team Coeff. Team Coeff. Team Coeff.
2017  Germany 42,957  France 42,355  England 39,880

Country coefficient[edit]

Map of UEFA countries whose teams have reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League
  UEFA member country that has been represented in the group stage
  UEFA member country that has not been represented in the group stage
  Not a UEFA member

The country 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 and the UEFA Europa 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 2017–18 season determine the team allocation by association in the 2019–20 (not 2018–19) 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 year).

This coefficient is determined by the results of the clubs of the associations in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa 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 and playoff 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 of the Champions League or the Europa League. 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. 2⅔ would be rounded to 2.667).[14][15]

To determine a country'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 quarter-finals, semi-finals, or final of either the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europa League (1 bonus point).
  • Clubs that qualify for the group stage of the Champions League (4 bonus points).
  • Clubs that qualify for the round of 16 of the Champions League (5 bonus points).

Current ranking[edit]

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2015–16 to 2019–20, with the 2019–20 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2019–20 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2021–22 UEFA Champions League and 2021–22 UEFA Europa League.

As of 1 June 2019 the coefficients are as follows:[16][17]

Ranking Member association
(L: League, C: Cup, LC: League cup1)
Coefficient Teams Places in 2021–22 season
2020 2019 Mvmt 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019-20 Total CL EL Total
1 1 0 - Spain Spain (L, C) 23.928 20.142 19.714 19.571 2.285 85.640 7/7 4 3 7
2 2 0 - England England (L, C, LC1) 14.250 14.928 20.071 22.642 2.285 74.176 7/7
3 4 1 +1 Germany Germany (L, C) 16.428 14.571 9.857 15.214 2.285 58.355 7/7
4 3 -1 -1 Italy Italy (L, C) 11.500 14.250 17.333 12.642 2.285 58.010 7/7
5 5 0 - France France (L, C, LC1) 11.083 14.416 11.500 10.583 2.000 49.582 6/6 3 6
6 6 0 - Russia Russia (L, C) 11.500 9.200 12.600 7.583 1.333 42.216 6/6
7 7 0 - Portugal Portugal (L, C) 10.500 8.083 9.666 10.900 0.800 39.949 5/5 2 5
8 8 0 - Belgium Belgium (L, C) 7.400 12.500 2.600 7.800 0.800 31.100 5/5
9 9 0 - Ukraine Ukraine (L, C) 9.800 5.500 8.000 5.600 0.800 29.700 5/5
10 10 0 - Turkey Turkey (L, C) 6.600 9.700 6.800 5.500 0.800 29.400 5/5
11 12 1 +1 Austria Austria (L, C) 3.800 7.375 9.750 6.200 0.800 27.925 5/5
12 11 -1 -1 Netherlands Netherlands (L, C) 5.750 9.100 2.900 8.600 0.000 26.350 5/5
13 13 0 - Czech Republic Czech Republic (L, C) 7.300 5.500 5.500 6.500 0.000 24.800 5/5
14 16 2 +2 Denmark Denmark (L, C) 5.500 8.500 5.250 4.875 0.000 24.125 4/4
15 18 3 +3 Cyprus Cyprus (L, C) 3.000 5.500 7.000 6.125 0.000 21.625 4/4
16 14 -2 -2 Greece Greece (L, C) 5.400 5.800 5.100 5.100 0.000 21.400 5/5 1 4
17 15 -2 -2 Croatia Croatia (L, C) 4.500 5.125 5.125 5.750 0.000 20.500 4/4
18 17 -1 -1 Switzerland Switzerland (L, C) 5.300 4.300 6.500 3.900 0.000 20.000 5/5
19 19 0 - Serbia Serbia (L, C) 4.250 2.875 6.375 6.000 0.000 19.500 4/4
20 20 0 - Scotland Scotland (L, C) 3.000 4.375 4.000 6.750 0.000 18.125 4/4
21 23 2 +2 Norway Norway (L, C) 7.250 1.375 4.000 5.375 0.000 18.000 4/4
22 27 5 +5 Israel Israel (L, C) 2.250 6.750 5.625 2.625 0.000 17.250 4/4
23 22 -1 -1 Sweden Sweden (L, C) 4.750 2.750 5.375 4.125 0.000 17.000 4/4
24 21 -3 -3 Belarus Belarus (L, C) 5.125 3.000 3.250 5.000 0.000 16.375 4/4
25 24 -1 -1 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L, C) 4.625 2.750 4.250 4.250 0.000 15.875 4/4
26 26 0 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (L, C) 4.375 4.250 4.375 2.375 0.000 15.375 4/4
27 25 -2 -2 Poland Poland (L, C) 5.500 3.875 2.875 2.250 0.000 14.500 4/4
28 28 0 - Bulgaria Bulgaria (L, C) 1.000 4.250 4.000 4.000 0.000 13.250 4/4
29 30 1 +1 Slovakia Slovakia (L, C) 3.750 2.125 1.875 5.125 0.000 12.875 4/4
30 31 1 +1 Slovenia Slovenia (L, C) 1.000 2.250 4.625 3.125 0.000 11.000 4/4
31 32 1 +1 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (C2) 5.000 2.500 2.000 1.500 0.000 11.000 1/1 0 1 1
32 29 -3 -3 Romania Romania (L, C) 2.250 3.300 2.900 2.375 0.000 10.825 4/4 1 3 4
33 33 0 - Hungary Hungary (L, C) 1.625 1.875 1.625 3.250 0.000 8.375 4/4
34 34 0 - North Macedonia North Macedonia (L, C) 1.500 1.250 3.125 1.000 0.000 6.875 4/4
35 36 1 +1 Albania Albania (L, C) 2.125 0.875 2.625 1.000 0.000 6.625 4/4
36 41 5 +5 Lithuania Lithuania (L, C) 0.750 0.500 2.375 2.625 0.000 6.250 4/4
37 35 -2 -2 Moldova Moldova (L, C) 1.250 0.875 2.750 1.125 0.000 6.000 4/4
38 37 -1 -1 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L, C) 0.700 2.625 1.125 1.000 0.000 5.450 4/4
39 40 1 +1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L, C) 1.500 0.500 1.375 2.000 0.000 5.375 4/4
40 42 2 +2 Latvia Latvia (L, C) 1.625 1.375 0.750 1.625 0.000 5.375 4/4
41 43 2 +2 Luxembourg Luxembourg (L, C) 0.750 0.750 0.875 2.625 0.000 5.000 4/4
42 45 3 +3 Malta Malta (L, C) 0.875 1.250 1.375 1.500 0.000 5.000 4/4
43 44 1 +1 Armenia Armenia (L, C) 1.625 1.125 0.625 1.500 0.000 4.875 4/4
44 38 -6 -6 Finland Finland (L, C) 1.000 1.750 1.250 0.875 0.000 4.875 4/4
45 39 -6 -6 Iceland Iceland (L, C) 1.125 1.000 1.125 1.500 0.000 4.750 4/4
46 48 2 +2 Wales Wales (L, C) 1.500 1.000 0.500 1.000 0.000 4.000 4/4
47 51 4 +4 Gibraltar Gibraltar (L, C) 0.750 1.500 0.500 1.000 0.000 3.750 3/3
48 47 -1 -1 Georgia (country) Georgia (L, C) 0.625 1.125 0.125 1.625 0.000 3.500 4/4
49 46 -3 -3 Estonia Estonia (L, C) 1.000 1.375 0.625 0.500 0.000 3.500 4/4
50 49 -1 -1 Montenegro Montenegro (L, C) 1.000 0.875 1.125 0.375 0.000 3.375 4/4
51 50 -1 -1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (L, C) 0.375 0.375 0.750 1.125 0.000 2.625 4/4
52 53 1 +1 Kosovo Kosovo (L3, C)
Not a UEFA member
0.000 2.500 0.000 2.500 2/2 2 3
53 52 -1 -1 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (L, C) 0.750 0.500 0.750 0.500 0.000 2.500 4/4
54 54 0 - Andorra Andorra (L, C) 0.166 0.166 0.166 0.833 0.000 1.331 3/3
55 55 0 - San Marino San Marino (L, C) 0.000 0.000 0.166 0.500 0.000 0.666 3/3 1 2
  Indicates active countries which have all their teams still competing in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.
  Indicates active countries which have some teams still competing in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.
  Indicates countries which have no teams remaining in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.

1 The winners of the league cups of England and France are given a place in the UEFA Europa League by special permission from UEFA (replacing the lowest-ranked league team which would have qualified). 2 The Liechtenstein Football Association does not organise a national league competition and all its seven clubs compete in the Swiss football league system.[18][19] As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Europa League.[19] 3 The Football Federation of Kosovo became a UEFA member on 3 May 2016.[20] The participation of their domestic league champions in the UEFA Champions League and their domestic cup winners in the UEFA Europa League were to be confirmed following the assessment of club licensing criteria by 31 May 2016,[21] but was denied by UEFA in June due to the clubs failing licensing requirements or provision of suitable stadiums (as UEFA did not allow them to play their home matches in a foreign country).[22][23]

UEFA uses this coefficient system to decide which teams gain automatic entry to the group stage and which teams must go through qualifying. The teams who occupy the top four league places in the countries ranked 1 to 4 in UEFA competition gain automatic entry into the group stages for the following season’s Champions League competition. The first and second placed teams of the country ranked 5 and 6 also gain automatic entry as do the champions in the countries ranked 7 to 10. The Champions League and Europa League winners also get the chance to participate in the following season’s competition, guaranteed an automatic entry into the group stage.

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.
  • The league of Gibraltar used to have only six teams, but was expanded to eight in 2013–14 after admission to UEFA, to fulfill the requirement for entry into UEFA competitions starting from the 2014–15 season.[24]
  • 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.

History[edit]

La 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 country 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.[25]

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.[26] Having been top in 1985, England were unranked in 1990,[27] and would not regain the top position until 2008.[28]

Top leagues by period[edit]

The following data indicates the three top-ranked leagues in each five-year period.[29] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[29]

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

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

As of 9 May 2019
League 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Spain La Liga 22 9 9 40
England First Division/Premier League 15 16 10 41
Italy Serie A 13 10 15 38
Germany Bundesliga 10 8 14 32
Netherlands Eredivisie 0 5 3 8
France Ligue 1 0 5 1 6
Hungary Nemzeti Bajnokság 0
Soviet Union Vysshaya Liga 0 2 1 3
Scotland Football League/Professional Football League 0 0 4 4
Belgium First Division A 0 0 2 2

Women's Country coefficient[edit]

Women's current ranking[edit]

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2014–15 to 2018–19, with the 2018–19 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2018–19 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2020–21 UEFA Women's Champions League.

As of 20 May 2019 the coefficients are as follows:[30]

Ranking Member association
(L: League)
Coefficient Teams Places in 2020–21 season
2019 2018 Mvmt 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 Total CL Total
1 2 1 +1 France France (L) 14.500 19.000 20.000 17.500 19.500 90.500 2/2 2 2
2 1 -1 –1 Germany Germany (L) 21.000 14.000 14.500 13.000 15.000 77.500 2/2
3 3 0 England England (L) 8.500 5.500 11.500 17.500 10.500 53.500 2/2
4 4 0 Sweden Sweden (L) 12.500 12.500 10.000 10.000 8.500 53.500 2/2
5 5 0 Spain Spain (L) 9.000 9.500 11.500 8.000 14.000 52.000 2/2
6 7 1 +1 Czech Republic Czech Republic (L) 4.000 11.000 5.000 11.000 8.000 39.000 2/2
7 6 -1 –1 Denmark Denmark (L) 10.500 7.000 9.500 4.000 5.500 36.500 2/2
8 8 0 Italy Italy (L) 5.500 9.500 5.000 7.000 6.000 33.000 2/2
9 9 0 Switzerland Switzerland (L) 10.000 4.000 8.000 4.000 5.000 31.000 2/2
10 13 3 +3 Netherlands Netherlands (L) 3.000 6.000 8.000 5.000 8.000 30.000 1/1
11 15 4 +4 Norway Norway (L) 3.000 9.000 4.000 5.000 7.500 28.500 1/1
12 14 2 +2 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L) 4.000 4.000 7.000 6.000 5.000 26.000 1/1
13 10 -3 –3 Russia Russia (L) 6.500 7.000 5.000 4.500 3.000 26.000 2/2 1 1
14 11 -3 –3 Scotland Scotland (L) 9.000 3.000 3.000 3.500 6.000 24.500 2/2
15 16 1 +1 Iceland Iceland (L) 3.000 3.000 4.000 8.000 3.000 21.000 1/1
16 18 2 +2 Lithuania Lithuania (L) 8.000 1.000 2.000 7.000 3.000 21.000 1/1
17 19 2 +2 Cyprus Cyprus (L) 5.000 2.000 4.000 3.000 5.000 19.000 1/1
18 12 -6 –6 Austria Austria (L) 7.000 4.000 3.500 2.500 2.000 19.000 2/2
19 17 -2 –2 Poland Poland (L) 5.000 3.000 5.000 3.000 2.000 18.000 1/1
20 20 0 Serbia Serbia (L) 2.000 4.000 2.500 2.000 3.000 13.500 1/1
21 23 2 +2 Belarus Belarus (L) 1.500 3.000 3.000 3.000 2.000 12.500 1/1
22 26 4 +4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L) 2.000 2.000 4.000 1.000 3.000 12.000 1/1
23 24 1 +1 Romania Romania (L) 2.000 3.000 2.000 3.000 2.000 12.000 1/1
24 27 3 +3 Portugal Portugal (L) 3.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 11.000 1/1
25 29 4 +4 Greece Greece (L) 1.000 3.000 1.500 3.000 2.000 10.500 1/1
26 22 -4 –4 Belgium Belgium (L) 2.000 3.000 1.500 2.000 2.000 10.500 1/1
27 25 -2 –2 Hungary Hungary (L) 4.000 2.000 2.000 1.000 1.500 10.500 1/1
28 31 3 +3 Ukraine Ukraine (L) 2.000 2.000 1.500 1.500 3.000 10.000 1/1
29 30 1 +1 Finland Finland (L) 1.000 3.000 1.000 1.500 3.000 9.500 1/1
30 32 2 +2 Croatia Croatia (L) 3.000 1.000 1.500 2.000 1.500 9.000 1/1
31 33 2 +2 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L) 3.000 2.000 0.500 2.000 1.000 8.500 1/1
32 28 -4 –4 Slovenia Slovenia (L) 3.000 2.000 2.000 1.000 0.000 8.000 1/1
33 21 -12 –12 Turkey Turkey (L) 2.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1.500 7.500 1/1
34 37 3 +3 Albania Albania (L) 1.500 0.000 0.000 2.000 2.000 5.500 1/1
35 36 1 +1 Bulgaria Bulgaria (L) 1.000 2.000 0.000 1.000 1.000 5.000 1/1
36 35 -1 –1 Israel Israel (L) 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.500 0.500 5.000 1/1
37 34 -3 –3 Estonia Estonia (L) 1.000 1.000 0.500 1.000 1.000 4.500 1/1
38 38 0 Slovakia Slovakia (L) 0.000 0.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 3.000 1/1
39 41 2 +2 Wales Wales (L) 1.000 0.000 1.000 0.000 0.500 2.500 1/1
40 39 -1 –1 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (L) 0.000 0.500 1.000 1.000 0.000 2.500 1/1
41 42 1 +1 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (L) 1.000 1.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 2.000 1/1
42 40 -1 –1 Montenegro Montenegro (L) 0.000 0.000 0.500 0.500 0.500 1.500 1/1
43 46 2 +2 Malta Malta (L) 0.000 0.500 0.000 0.000 0.500 1.000 1/1
44 43 -1 –1 Kosovo Kosovo (L)
Not a UEFA member
1.000 0.000 0.000 1.000 1/1
45 44 -1 –1 Latvia Latvia (L) 0.000 1.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 1.000 1/1
46 45 -1 –1 Moldova Moldova (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 1/1
47 47 0 North Macedonia North Macedonia (L) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 1/1
48 49 1 +1 Georgia (country) Georgia (L)
No entry
0.000 0.000 0.000 1/1
49 48 -1 –1 Luxembourg Luxembourg (L)
No entry
0.000
No entry
0.000
No entry
0.000 1/1
0 Armenia Armenia (L)
No entry
0.000 1/1
0 Andorra Andorra
No entry
0.000 0/0 0 0
0 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
No entry
0.000 0/0
0 Gibraltar Gibraltar
No entry
0.000 0/0
0 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
No entry
0.000 0/0
0 San Marino San Marino
No entry
0.000 0/0
  Indicates active countries which have all their teams still competing in this year's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates active countries which have some teams still competing in this year's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates countries which have no teams remaining in this year's UEFA Women's Champions League.

Women's History[edit]

Women's top leagues by period[edit]

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 Sweden Damallsvenskan 25.500 Germany Frauen-Bundesliga 24.000 Denmark Elitedivisionen 17.500
2001–2005 Germany Frauen-Bundesliga 25.000 Sweden Damallsvenskan 22.250 15.500
2002–2006 25.750 19.750 France Division 1 Féminine 11.500
2003–2007 22.000 20.750 England FA Women's Premier League 17.500
2004–2008 37.000 33.750 24.000
2005–2009 37.000 33.750 France Division 1 Féminine 24.500
2006–2010 70.666 69.500 63.000
2007–2011 75.666 France Division 1 Féminine 65.000 Sweden Damallsvenskan 65.000
2008–2012 85.166 80.000 61.000
2009–2013 France Division 1 Féminine 84.500 Germany Frauen-Bundesliga 83.166 58.500
2010–2014 Germany Frauen-Bundesliga 91.666 France 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 England FA WSL 59.000
2015–2019 France Division 1 Féminine 90.500 Germany Frauen-Bundesliga 77.500 53.500

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

As of 18 May 2019
League 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Germany Frauen-Bundesliga 13 3 0 16
France Division 1 Féminine 2 7 3 12
Sweden Damallsvenskan 1 6 7 14
England Womens' Premier League/FA WSL 0 0 4 4
Denmark Elitedivisionen 0 0 2 2

Club coefficient[edit]

The club coefficient is either the sum of the points earned by the club in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League over the previous five seasons or 20% of the club's association coefficient over the same period, whichever is the higher.[31] 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.[32][33]

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 and the Europa 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 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.[32] The clubs do not receive any points for elimination in the Champions League qualifying because those teams move to the Europa League and receive points from participation in that competition.[33]

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

This ranking is used by UEFA to determine a club's seeding in club competition draws, including the preliminary and first rounds of the Champions League, and the preliminary, first and second rounds of the Europa League.

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 years.

UEFA team ranking[edit]

The top 25 clubs as of 1 June 2019 are as follows.[34][35]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2020 2019 Mvmt 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 Total Country Part
1 1 0 Real Madrid Spain Spain 33.000 33.000 32.000 19.000 0.000 117.000 16.671
2 4 2 +2 Atlético Madrid 28.000 29.000 28.000 20.000 0.000 105.000
3 2 1 –1 Barcelona 26.000 23.000 25.000 30.000 0.000 104.000
4 3 1 –1 Bayern Munich Germany Germany 29.000 22.000 29.000 20.000 0.000 100.000 11.214
5 5 0 Juventus Italy Italy 18.000 33.000 23.000 21.000 0.000 95.000 11.145
6 6 0 Manchester City England England 26.000 18.000 22.000 25.000 0.000 91.000 14.378
7 8 1 +1 Paris Saint-Germain France France 24.000 20.000 19.000 19.000 0.000 82.000 9.516
8 11 3 +3 Liverpool England England 22.000 0.000 30.000 29.000 0.000 81.000 14.378
9 1 +1 Arsenal 15.000 19.000 21.000 26.000 0.000 81.000
10 17 7 +7 Manchester United 13.000 26.000 20.000 19.000 0.000 78.000
11 7 4 –4 Sevilla Spain Spain 23.000 19.000 21.000 13.000 0.000 76.000 16.671
12 17 5 +5 Tottenham Hotspur England England 12.000 10.000 21.000 26.000 0.000 69.000 14.378
14 2 +2 Roma Italy Italy 14.000 13.000 25.000 17.000 0.000 69.000 11.145
14 10 4 -4 Porto Portugal Portugal 11.000 17.000 17.000 23.000 0.000 68.000 7.829
15 13 2 –2 Borussia Dortmund Germany Germany 17.000 22.000 10.000 18.000 0.000 67.000 11.214
16 12 4 -4 Chelsea England England 18.000 0.000 18.000 30.000 0.000 66.000 14.378
17 15 2 –2 Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Ukraine 20.000 14.000 19.000 10.000 0.000 63.000 5.780
18 27 9 +9 Lyon France France 7.000 22.000 14.000 17.000 0.000 60.000 9.516
21 3 +3 Benfica Portugal Portugal 22.000 17.000 4.000 17.000 0.000 60.000 7.829
20 15 5 -5 Napoli Italy Italy 13.000 17.000 10.000 18.000 0.000 58.000 11.145
21 20 1 -1 Ajax Netherlands Netherlands 6.000 22.000 1.500 27.000 0.000 56.500 5.270
22 21 1 -1 Villarreal Spain Spain 23.000 9.000 8.000 16.000 0.000 56.000 16.671
23 19 4 –4 Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia Russia 19.000 12.000 14.000 10.000 0.000 55.000 8.176
24 25 1 +1 Beşiktaş Turkey Turkey 7.000 20.000 19.000 5.000 0.000 51.000 5.720
25 23 2 –2 Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine 18.000 8.000 12.000 11.000 0.000 49.000 5.780
  Indicates teams still active in this year's UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.
  Indicates teams from active countries in this year's UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.
  Indicates teams from countries which have no teams remaining in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.

Top club by period[edit]

The following data indicate the top-ranked clubs in each 5-year period.[29] Data prior to 1975–1979 period has been calculated, but precedes the first published by the Confederation and has merely informative value.[29]

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 A.C. 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

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 7
4 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2
Germany Bayern Munich 2
England Liverpool 2
Italy Milan 2
8 Netherlands Ajax 1
Belgium Anderlecht 1
England Chelsea 1
England Manchester United 1
France Paris Saint-Germain 1

Women's Club coefficient[edit]

UEFA women's team ranking[edit]

The top 25 clubs as of 20 May 2019 are as follows:[36]

Ranking Club Association Coefficient
2019 2018 Mvmt 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 Club Country Part Total
1 2 1 +1 Lyon France France 9.000 23.000 20.000 24.000 24.000 100.000 29.865 129.865
2 1 1 -1 VfL Wolfsburg Germany Germany 18.000 21.000 14.000 21.000 12.000 87.000 25.575 112.575
3 3 0 Paris Saint-Germain France France 20.000 15.000 20.000 0.000 15.000 70.000 29.865 99.865
4 4 0 Barcelona Spain Spain 9.000 13.000 18.000 13.000 21.000 74.000 17.160 91.160
5 5 0 Rosengård Sweden Sweden 15.000 15.000 12.000 8.000 9.000 59.000 17.655 76.655
6 8 2 +2 Bayern Munich Germany Germany 0.000 5.000 15.000 5.000 17.000 42.000 25.575 67.575
7 6 1 -1 Frankfurt Germany Germany 24.000 16.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 40.000 25.575 65.575
8 10 2 +2 Chelsea England England 0.000 8.000 4.000 16.000 17.000 45.000 17.655 62.655
9 12 3 +3 Slavia Praha Czech Republic Czech Republic 3.000 11.000 7.000 13.000 13.000 47.000 12.870 59.870
10 7 3 -3 Manchester City England England 0.000 0.000 19.000 19.000 4.000 42.000 17.655 59.655
11 11 0 Brøndby Denmark Denmark 13.000 5.000 8.000 4.000 8.000 38.000 12.045 50.045
12 15 3 +3 Linköpings Sweden Sweden 10.000 0.000 0.000 12.000 8.000 30.000 17.655 47.655
13 9 4 -4 Fortuna Hjørring Denmark Denmark 8.000 9.000 11.000 4.000 3.000 35.000 12.045 47.045
14 14 0 Zürich Switzerland Switzerland 10.000 4.000 8.000 4.000 8.000 34.000 10.230 44.230
15 24 9 +9 LSK Kvinner Norway Norway 0.000 9.000 5.000 7.000 12.000 33.000 9.405 42.405
16 20 4 +4 Montpellier France France 0.000 0.000 0.000 11.000 0.000 11.000 29.865 40.865
17 19 2 +2 Zvezda-2005 Russia Russia 10.000 9.000 3.000 5.000 3.000 30.000 8.580 38.580
18 18 0 Brescia Italy Italy 3.000 12.000 6.000 6.000 0.000 27.000 10.890 37.890
19 29 10 +10 BIIK Kazygurt Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 4.000 4.000 7.000 6.000 5.000 26.000 8.580 34.580
20 21 1 +1 Glasgow City Scotland Scotland 9.000 3.000 3.000 5.000 6.000 26.000 8.085 34.085
21 35 14 +14 Atlético Madrid Spain Spain 0.000 6.000 0.000 3.000 7.000 16.000 17.160 33.160
22 22 0 Sparta Praha Czech Republic Czech Republic 5.000 0.000 3.000 9.000 3.000 20.000 12.870 32.870
23 25 2 +2 Bristol City England England 12.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 12.000 17.655 29.655
24 34 10 +10 Gintra Universitetas Lithuania Lithuania 8.000 1.000 2.000 7.000 3.000 21.000 6.930 27.930
25 27 2 +2 KIF Örebro Sweden Sweden 0.000 10.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 10.000 17.655 27.655
  Indicates teams still active in this year's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates teams from active countries in this year's UEFA Women's Champions League.
  Indicates teams from countries which have no teams remaining in this year's UEFA Women's Champions League.

Top women's 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 1. FFC 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

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 6
2 Germany Wolfsburg 3
3 Germany Frankfurt 2
Germany Turbine Potsdam 2
Sweden Umeå 2

Futsal Club coefficient[edit]

Men's[edit]

Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Russia 10,605 1
 Spain 10,017 2
 Portugal 9,250 3
 Italy 8,889 4
 Ukraine (H) 7,944 5
 Azerbaijan (H) 7,544 6
 Slovenia 6,389 7
 Kazakhstan 6,333 8
 Serbia 5,556 9
 Croatia 5,556 10
 Czech Republic 4,667 11
 Romania (H) 4,278 12
 Hungary 4,222 13
 Slovakia 3,389 14
 Netherlands 3,333 15
Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Belgium 3,278 16
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,000 17
 Belarus (H) 2,667 18
 Poland (H) 2,056 19
 North Macedonia 2,000 20
 Finland 1,583 21
 Turkey (H) 1,444 22
 France 1,278 23
 Latvia (H) 1,222 24
 Georgia (H) 1,028 25
 Norway 1,000 26
 Sweden 0,944 27
 England 0,944 28
 Greece 0,889 29
Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Moldova 0,750 30
 Denmark 0,722 31
 Montenegro 0,667 32
 Bulgaria (H) 0,611 33
  Switzerland 0,472 34
 Armenia 0,444 35
 Andorra 0,389 36
 Lithuania (H) 0,389 37
 Albania 0,333 38
 Israel 0,333 39
 Cyprus (H) 0,222 40
 Wales (H) 0,222 41
 Estonia 0,111 42
 Gibraltar (H) 0,111 43
Team Coeff Rank[13]
 Malta 0,000 44
 San Marino 0,000 45
 Scotland 0,000 46
 Germany
 Kosovo
 Austria
 Faroe Islands
 Iceland
 Liechtenstein
 Luxembourg
 Northern Ireland
 Ireland

Women's[edit]

Futsal Country[edit]

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 Russia Russia 10,605 2
2 Spain Spain 10,017
3 Portugal Portugal 9,250
4 Italy Italy 8,889
5 Ukraine Ukraine 7,944 1
6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7,544
7 Slovenia Slovenia 6,389
8 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 6,333
9 Serbia Serbia 5,556
10 Croatia Croatia 5,556
11 Czech Republic Czech Republic 4,667
12 Romania Romania 4,278
13 Hungary Hungary 4,222
14 Slovakia Slovakia 3,389
15 Netherlands Netherlands 3,333
16 Belgium Belgium 3,278
17 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,000
18 Belarus Belarus 2,667
19 Poland Poland 2,056
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
20 North Macedonia North Macedonia 2,000 1
21 Finland Finland 1,583
22 Turkey Turkey 1,444
23 France France 1,278
24 Latvia Latvia 1,222
25 Georgia (country) Georgia 1,028
26 Norway Norway 1,000
27 Sweden Sweden 0,944
28 England England 0,944
29 Greece Greece 0,889
30 Moldova Moldova 0,750
31 Denmark Denmark 0,722
32 Montenegro Montenegro 0,667
33 Bulgaria Bulgaria 0,611
34 Switzerland Switzerland 0,472
35 Armenia Armenia 0,444
36 Andorra Andorra 0,389
37 Lithuania Lithuania 0,389
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
38 Albania Albania 0,333 1
39 Israel Israel 0,333
40 Cyprus Cyprus 0,222
41 Wales Wales 0,222
42 Estonia Estonia 0,111
43 Gibraltar Gibraltar 0,111
44 Malta Malta 0,000
45 San Marino San Marino 0,000
46 Scotland Scotland 0,000
(NR) Germany Germany 0.000
Kosovo Kosovo
Austria Austria
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 0 (DNE)
Iceland Iceland
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Futsal Club[edit]

Youth tournaments' coefficient[edit]

UEFA Under-19[edit]

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[edit]

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
Team Coeff Rank
 Croatia 12.556 16
 Israel 11.333 17
 Hungary 11.111 18
 Slovenia 10.889 19
 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
Team Coeff Rank
 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
 North Macedonia 3.833 39
 Montenegro 3.667 40
 Faroe Islands 3.222 41
Team Coeff Rank
 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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Youth Club's (Nation)[edit]

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 Russia Russia 10.171 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 Czech Republic 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
27 England England 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)[edit]

Criticisms[edit]

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.[37]

See also[edit]

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