UEFA club coefficient rankings: Real Madrid on top, Manchester United way behind in 20th position
UEFA has released the latest European Club coefficient rankings ahead of the 2015/16 European season. Real Madrid continue to stay at the top of the rankings while Barcelona and Bayern Munich have switched positions, the German club leapfrogging the Spaniards into 2nd position.
The UEFA club coefficient rankings takes into account the results of clubs who have competed in the last five seasons of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, with the current rankings being calculated from the 2011-12 season to the upcoming season.
The European football governing body had already published the club coefficient rankings at the end of the 2014-15 season where Real Madrid were on top, followed by Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. But those rankings included the 2010-11 season, and with the current five-season cycle starting from the 2011-12, there have been a few changes in the list since the last release.
2013-14 Champions League winners Real Madrid continue to hold the highest UEFA club coefficient ranking courtesy their consistent performances in club competitions over the past five years. Current Champions League holders Barcelona drop one spot down into third with Bayern Munich taking their second place this year while Chelsea and Atletico Madrid round out the top 5.
Benfica are in 6th place once again due to their performances in the Europa League followed by Arsenal, who moved up two spots to 7th, joining Chelsea as the only two English teams in the top 10.
Champions League runners-up Juventus broke into the top 10 after a wonderful year in Europe and the Italian Champions were joined by French Champions PSG and 2012-13 Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund, who both feature in the top 10 of the list after missing out on it the last time out.
Manchester United have the biggest drop in places since the new list came out, falling 10 places to occupy the 20th spot, with their coefficient ranking being affected by the club’s failure to qualify for any European competition in the 2014-15 season.
Neighbours Manchester City have climbed one spot to 16th place and are closely followed by Swiss League winners Basel in 17th place. 18th placed Sevilla are the new entrants in this list and are in the top 20 for the first time since winning two consecutive Europa League trophies in the past two seasons.
Spain has the most number of teams in the top 20 with five sides representing the La Liga, followed by England and Germany who have four teams each. Juventus and Napoli are the only two Italian teams in the top 20 while the sole Ligue 1 representatives are Paris Saint-Germain.
UEFA Club Coefficient Rankings
|Position||Club||Country||Points (2011-12 to 2015-16)|
|9||Paris Saint Germain||France||90.599|
|14||Zenit St. Petersburg||Russia||76.076|