UEFA Champions League Seeding
2016 / 2017

This page shows UEFA Champions League seeding in season 2016 / 2017. All informations published at this page (format, coefficients, places allocation, etc.) are based on UEFA's official regulations.

Format: Champions League format
Source of seeding: Club Ranking 2015 / 2016
Source of places allocation: Access List for 2016 / 2017
List of teams: Season Review 2016 / 2017
Results of draw:
Draw results

Format changes

There are no changes in format, so also in this season - winner of previous season's UEFA Europa League (2015/2016) will qualify for UEFA Champions League Group Stage or 4th Qualifying round (for more details visit Access List for 2016/2017). Also rules about seeding for Group Stage draw in Pot 1 remain same (league champions from top 7 countries in Country Ranking 2014/2015 will be seeded in Pot 1).

Moves in seeding of clubs

Changes in seeding of listed clubs may happen from following reasons (this page is updated regularly, after any change):
1. Listed seeded club is eliminated = all clubs with lower coefficient are moved up in seeding for the draw of following rounds (there are exceptions in 2nd Q and 3rd Q rounds, more info below).
2. Listed club is banned, or didn't obtain license for playing european cups (but given club will be listed at this page until fail of its final appeal in its country).
3. UEFA uses different coefficient of listed club due their mistake in counting (that few times happened).


* Club starts in 1st Q round                    1. (2., 3., etc.) Domestic league position of club
** Club starts in 2nd Q round                    Club in bold Already qualified club for given round
*** Club starts in 3rd Q round                    Coefficient in green Coefficient may grow up (one of clubs from given country is still playing CL/EL 15/16)
**** Club starts in 4th Q round                    Coefficient in black Final coefficient (all clubs from given country are eliminated from CL/EL 15/16)