Coefficient Points explained


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What are coefficient points?


Coefficient points are points that all participating clubs in Europe earn each season. The better a club does in Europe, the more coefficient points the club will earn. These points carries multible advantages, both for the club og and the association. A higher coefficient point sum can among others make the road into the groupstages easier for the desired club and for other clubs from their association.

There are two kinds of coefficient points, association coefficient points og club coefficient points.




Association coefficient points


Association coefficient points are coefficient points that all clubs in Europe each season earn for their association. For example:
Association coefficient points
Rangers 23.5
Celtic 9.5
Aberdeen 3
Hibernian 2.5
St. Johnstone 1
(The values refer to association points that are calculated with the calculator)


The average association coefficient points as every club from the same association earns in one season is the "yearly country coefficient" for that association:
Yearly country coefficient (21/22)
Scotland 7.900


However, there is also something called "country coefficient". That is the yearly country coefficient for an association based on the five previous seasons combined.
Country coefficient (17/18 - 21/22)
Scotland 36.900
(Country coefficient points from 17/18 - 21/22)


We also have a ranking of associations based on the country coefficient. This ranking decides how many "European-spots" each association gets og how easy it is for their clubs to qualify for the group stages. For example:
Country coefficient ranking (17/18 - 21/22) European spots (23/24)
Scotland 9 UCL qualifying: 2 clubs
UEL qualifying: 1 club
UECL qualifying: 2 clubs




Club coefficient points


Club coefficient points are points participating clubs in Europe earn for their own club. These points have an impact on among others the club’s seeding in the qualifying rounds and additional prize money in the group stage. A club’s club coefficient points can for example be like this:
Club coefficient points
Rangers 19
(The value refer to club coefficient points as is calculated with the calculator)


Club coefficient points from a single season are not used for anything directly. On the other hand the clubs’ club coefficient points over the last five seasons are used for multible things. For example are those points used to decide seeding in the qualifying rounds for the group stages and the distribution of clubs in the group stages.

Example on a club’s club coefficient points over the last five seasons:
"Five year club coefficient points"
Rangers 50.250


This "Five year club coefficient point sum" is for example used to decide seeding in the qualifying rounds for the group stages:
Seeded Coeff. points Unseeded Coeff. points
Young Boys 35.000 Legia Warszawa 16.500
Crvena Zvezda 32.500 Sheriff Tiraspol 14.500
Rangers 31.250 Ferencváros 13.500
(Section from the third qualifying round for the Champions League 21/22)

Above, the clubs with the highest "five year club coefficient point sum" are seeded, while the rest are unseeded. That means that a seeded club always will face an unseeded club in the specific qualifying round.

Almost all the qualifying rounds for the group stages works in this way with seeding. The same principle is also used when it comes to the distribution of clubs on the different groups in the group stages.