UEFA Country and Club Ranking
Calculation

Calculation of UEFA Country Ranking (in general)

Calculation of UEFA Club Ranking (in general)

Examples of Club and Country Ranking's calculations here.

Calculation of UEFA Club and Country Ranking (detailed by UEFA regulations)

1.  UEFA calculates the coefficient of each club (i.e. UEFA Club Ranking) and association (i.e. UEFA Country Ranking) each season based on the clubs' results in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. These coefficients are primarily used to rank the clubs for seeding purposes (Club Ranking) and to determine the positions of the associations in the access list (Country Ranking). UEFA compiles the rankings by covering the five most recent UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League seasons.

2. Calculation of the Country Ranking in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

a) 2 points (1 point for qualifying-phase) awarded for a win
b) 1 point (0.5 point for qualifying-phase) awarded for a draw
c) 0 points awarded for a defeat

Qualifying-phase results are taken into account only for the calculation of the Country Ranking.

3. Calculation of the Club Ranking in the UEFA Champions League

a) Qualifying phase

− 0.5 points awarded to each club eliminated in the first qualifying round
− 1 point awarded to each club eliminated in the second qualifying round
− 0 points awarded to each club eliminated in the third qualifying round and fourth qualifying round. The clubs eliminated at these stages move into the UEFA Europa League and join the UEFA Europa League coefficient calculation system.

b) Group stage onwards

− 2 points awarded for a win
− 1 point awarded for a draw
− 0 points awarded for a defeat

4. Calculation of the Club Ranking in the UEFA Europa League

a) Qualifying phase

− 0.25 points awarded to each club eliminated in the first qualifying round
− 0.5 points awarded to each club eliminated in the second qualifying round
− 1 point awarded to each club eliminated in the third qualifying round
− 1.5 points awarded to each club eliminated in the fourth qualifying round

b) Group stage onwards

− 2 points awarded for a win
− 1 point awarded for a draw
− 0 points awarded for a defeat

c) Guaranteed minimum

From the 2009/10 season, clubs are guaranteed a minimum of two points in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League even if the number of points actually obtained during this stage is lower. This guaranteed minimum is not added to the points obtained by the clubs concerned during the group stage and is not taken into consideration for the calculation of the Country Ranking.

5. Bonus points

a) From the 2009/10 season, clubs which reach the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Champions League or the quarter-finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Europa League are awarded an extra point for each such round. In addition, four points are awarded for participation in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and four points for qualifying for the round of 16.

b) These bonus points are also taken into consideration for the calculation of Club Ranking.

6.  To calculate the coefficient of the association concerned, the points obtained in a given season by its clubs are added, then divided by the total number of clubs from the association that took part in the two UEFA club competitions in question. However, if a club refuses to enter either of these two UEFA club competitions and is therefore not replaced by another club from the same association, the coefficient of the association concerned is calculated as follows: the points obtained in the season in question by its clubs are added, then divided by the total number of clubs from the association that could have entered the two UEFA club competitions in accordance with the access list. 

7.  Coefficients are calculated to the thousandth and not rounded up.

8.  In the case of equal coefficients, the UEFA administration takes a final decision on the order of the rankings, taking into consideration the individual coefficients of the most recent season.

9.  Points are awarded only for matches which have actually been played, in accordance with the results ratified by UEFA. Penalty shoot-outs do not affect the result used to calculate the coefficient.