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UEFA coefficient rankings: Man City reign supreme, Man Utd & Newcastle sink

With the 2023/24 Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League group stage complete, UEFA has now updated its club coefficients.

The coefficient ranks European leagues based on their collective success in UEFA competitions. These determine the seeding of each club in relevant UEFA competition draws. 

The final season points are used for allocations for the season after – for instance, the final coefficient for this year will affect seeding for the 2025/26 season.

Reigning European champions Manchester City are top of the coefficient standings with 141 points. They won all six group games and look well-placed to defend their title.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich secured second place in the rankings, with a coefficient of 136. The Bavarians won five and drew one of their six group games.

Real Madrid are in third place with a coefficient of 123 points. They are one of the most successful clubs in European competition history and are always a threat in Europe.

Paris Saint-Germain are fourth, while Liverpool are in fifth place with a coefficient of 107 points. 

Chelsea, who failed to qualify for any of the European competitions this season, are in eighth place with a coefficient of 96, a place ahead of Manchester United.

Arsenal are 21st in the standings despite finishing top of their group ahead of PSV Eindhoven, Lens and Sevilla.

Europa Conference League champions West Ham United are 24th in the standings.

The current rankings will likely change significantly throughout the knockout stage of the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League. 

With Champions League restructuring on the horizon, two high-stakes coefficient battles are ongoing. 

Two of Europe’s domestic leagues will receive an extra place as part of the incoming expansion to a 36-club competition.

These battles will dictate how many teams from different leagues secure coveted Champions League spots next season.

The primary battlefield has been on German, Italian, English and Spanish soil. However, France and the Netherlands have recently injected an extra layer of tension, aiming to snag the fifth spot ahead of the changes.

England lost ground after Man United and Newcastle United crashed out early. However, Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool and West Ham finished on top of their groups.

Ahead of the 2024/25 UEFA Champions League campaign

The Champions League group stage gets a revamp in 2024/25, with four extra teams joining the fight for glory. 

The top four associations – England, Spain, Italy and Germany – will send four representatives each, while France and Netherlands clash for the coveted fifth spot with four group stage entries. 

Associations 6-15 will still have two teams in the mix.

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