UEFA coefficient

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In European football, the UEFA coefficients are statistics used for ranking and seeding teams in club and international competitions. The coefficients are calculated by UEFA, who administer football within Europe.

For men's competitions (discussed in this article), three different sets of coefficients are calculated:

While not discussed in this article, coefficients are calculated in a similar fashion for women's competitions such as the UEFA Women's Euro[1] and the UEFA Women's Champions League,[2][3] as well as for youth tournaments such as the UEFA Euro U-21 tournament.[4]

National team coefficient[edit]

The UEFA national team coefficient is derived from the results of each European national football team, and only calculated by UEFA every second year in November; defined as being the point of time when all UEFA nations have completed the qualification stage of the upcoming World Cup or European Championship tournament.

The purpose of calculating the coefficients is to compile an official UEFA rank, to be used as seeding criteria for the European nations, when drawing up qualification groups and the final tournament groups of the European Championship. Previously, up until 2006, the UEFA national team coefficient was also used for the seeded draw of World Cup qualification groups in Europe, while the draw for final tournament groups of the World Cup was always seeded on the basis of the official FIFA World Rankings. The reason why UEFA stopped using UEFA national team coefficients for the seeding of World Cup qualification groups was a request from FIFA to only use the official FIFA ranking for all seeded draws related to the World Cup tournament.

Old ranking and calculation method[edit]

It was first introduced in 2003 and used for seeding the 2004 European Final tournament and 2006 World Cup qualification. Until the end of the Euro 2008 tournament, the UEFA national team coefficient was calculated by dividing the number of all points scored (three points for a win, one for a draw) by the number of all matches played, in the last two qualification rounds of the World Cup or European Championship. Results from the final tournaments, Play-off matches and friendly games were all ignored. In those cases where a nation did not take part at one of the two latest qualifying rounds, due to being directly qualified as a host, only one qualifying round would be taken into account.

If two or more nations ended up with exactly the same coefficient, the following ranking criteria was applied:

  1. Highest coefficient from the matches played in the most recent qualifying competition.
  2. Biggest average goal difference per game, found by dividing the sum of all goal differences by the number of ranked matches.
  3. Highest average number of goals scored per game.
  4. Highest average number of away goals scored per game.
  5. Drawing of lots.

The last three times UEFA used this calculation method was for the final UEFA coefficients in 2003, 2005 and 2007.[5]

New ranking and calculation method[edit]

On 20 May 2008, UEFA announced changes to the coefficient ranking system.[6][7][8] The ranking will continue to be calculated every second year in November, but under the new system, teams now gain ranking points for each game played in the most recently completed full cycle (defined as all qualifying games and final tournament games) of both the World Cup and European Championship, with addition of ranking points for each game played at the latest completed half cycle (defined as all games played in the latest qualifying round). Ranking points for all games played inside those two and a half cycles, will be awarded according to the rules listed below.

  1. 10,000 points are awarded for each match played, regardless of the match result.
  2. Each team earns an additional 30,000 for winning and 10,000 for drawing.
  3. In case of a game decided by penalty shoot out, the points are allocated as a draw, with the winner of the shoot-out gaining an additional 10,000 points.
  4. Each match at the final tournament, or play-offs to determine qualification, are also granted some extra bonus points, ranging from 6,000 points for all play-offs or World Cup group stage games, to 38,000 points for playing a final.
  5. 501 points are earned for each goal scored, and -500 are given for each goal conceded.
  6. Coefficients are calculated for each two and a half cycle, by dividing the sum of earned points with the number of games played.
  7. When calculating the overall average coefficient for the cycles, the latest full cycle and half cycle will each have double the weight, compared to the oldest full cycle.
  8. Special arrangements are in place for those nations that did not participate in one of the previous qualifying tournaments due to hosting the competition.

Final ranking in 2009[edit]

The coefficients from November 2009, to be used for the seeding and pot placements in the draw for UEFA Euro 2012 qualification groups, were calculated for each country by averaging:

The new official UEFA coefficients were calculated for the first time in November 2009:[9]

1. Spain39,964
2. Germany38,294
3. Netherlands37,821
4. Italy35,838
5. England34,819
6. Croatia33,677
7. Portugal33,226
8. France32,551
9. Russia32,477
10. Greece31,268
11. Czech Republic30,871
12. Sweden30,695
13.  Switzerland30,395
14. Serbia29,811
15. Turkey29,447
16. Denmark29,222
17. Slovakia28,228
18. Romania28,145
19. Ukraine28,133
20. Israel28,052
21. Bulgaria27,198
22. Finland26,827
23. Poland26,620
24. Norway26,210
25. Republic of Ireland25,971
26. Scotland25,646
27. Northern Ireland24,518
28. Austria24,381
29. Bosnia and Herzegovina24,365
30. Slovenia24,221
31. Latvia23,303
32. Hungary23,048
33. Lithuania22,071
34. Belarus21,515
35. Belgium21,426
36. Wales21,274
37. Macedonia19,409
38. Cyprus18,791
39. Montenegro18,751
40. Albania18,319
41. Estonia17,792
42. Georgia15,819
43. Moldova15,734
44. Iceland15,404
45. Armenia15,164
46. Kazakhstan14,730
47. Liechtenstein13,581
48. Azerbaijan13,500
49. Luxembourg11,872
50. Malta11,517
51. Faroe Islands10,620
52. Andorra9,197
53. San Marino7,783

Final ranking in 2011[edit]

The coefficients to be calculated for UEFA Euro 2012 final tournament were found by averaging:[10]

The seeding and pot placements of the qualified teams in the draw for Euro 2012 were based on UEFA coefficients, determined on 16 November 2011, which are as follows:[11]

1. Spain43,116
2. Netherlands40,860
3. Germany40,446
4. Italy34,357
5. England33,563
6. Russia33,212
7. Croatia33,003
8. Greece32,455
9. Portugal31,717
10. Sweden31,675
11. Denmark31,205
12. France30,508
13. Czech Republic29,602
14. Republic of Ireland28,576
15. Ukraine28,029
16. Serbia27,975
17.  Switzerland27,745
18. Turkey27,144
19. Norway27,093
20. Slovakia27,035
21. Israel26,942
22. Bosnia and Herzegovina26,502
23. Hungary26,110
24. Slovenia25,643
25. Romania24,968
26. Finland24,673
27. Scotland24,426
28. Poland23,806
29. Austria23,246
30. Latvia23,185
31. Northern Ireland22,959
32. Belarus22,638
33. Belgium22,539
34. Bulgaria22,189
35. Wales21,633
36. Montenegro20,901
37. Estonia19,951
38. Armenia19,746
39. Lithuania19,706
40. Macedonia18,764
41. Albania17,904
42. Georgia16,563
43. Cyprus16,511
44. Moldova16,423
45. Iceland15,343
46. Azerbaijan14,931
47. Kazakhstan14,638
48. Luxembourg13,145
49. Liechtenstein13,005
50. Faroe Islands12,176
51. Malta10,599
52. Andorra8,467
53. San Marino7,451

Final ranking in 2013[edit]

The coefficients from 2013, to be used for the seeding and pot placements in the draw for UEFA Euro 2016 qualification groups, were calculated for each country by averaging:

The seeding and pot placements of the teams in the draw for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying were based on UEFA coefficients, determined on 12 December 2013, which are as follows:[12]

1. Spain42,158
2. Germany41,366
3. Netherlands38,541
4. Italy35,343
5. England34,885
6. Portugal34,314
7. Greece33,540
8. Russia32,946
9. Bosnia and Herzegovina31,416
10. Ukraine31,156
11. France30,992
12. Croatia30,652
13. Sweden30,111
14. Denmark29,660
15.  Switzerland29,572
16. Belgium28,732
17. Czech Republic28,234
18. Hungary27,802
19. Republic of Ireland26,733
20. Serbia25,985
21. Turkey25,955
22. Slovenia25,834
23. Israel25,442
24. Norway25,341
25. Slovakia25,333
26. Romania25,038
27. Austria24,572
28. Poland23,095
29. Montenegro22,991
30. Armenia22,861
31. Scotland22,234
32. Finland22,001
33. Latvia20,771
34. Wales20,551
35. Bulgaria20,391
36. Estonia19,988
37. Belarus19,646
38. Iceland19,243
39. Northern Ireland19,201
40. Albania19,151
41. Lithuania19,026
42. Moldova18,301
43. Macedonia17,376
44. Azerbaijan16,901
45. Georgia16,766
46. Cyprus14,235
47. Luxembourg14,050
48. Kazakhstan13,961
49. Liechtenstein12,220
50. Faroe Islands11,751
51. Malta10,740
52. Andorra8,560
53. San Marino7,420

Country coefficient[edit]

Map of UEFA countries, teams from which have reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League
  UEFA member country that has been represented in the group stage
  UEFA member country that has not been represented in the group stage
  Not a UEFA member

The country coefficient is used to rank the football associations of Europe, and thus determine the number of clubs from an association that will participate in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

The UEFA ranking determines the number of teams competing in the season after the next, not in the first season after the publication of the ranking. Thus, the rankings at the end of the 2012–13 season determine the team allocation by association in the 2014–15 (not 2013–14) UEFA season; however, the actual teams that will be participating are determined at the end of the 2013–14 season when the individual association classifications and national cups are finalized.

This coefficient is determined by the results of the clubs of the associations in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League games over the past five seasons. Two points are awarded for each win by a club, and one for a draw (points are halved in the qualifying and playoff rounds). Results determined by extra time do count in determining the allocation of points, but results determined by penalty-shootouts do not affect the allocation of points, other than for bonus points given for qualification into the latter rounds of the Champions League or the Europa League. The number of points awarded each season is divided by the number of teams that participated for that association in that season. This number is then rounded down to three decimal places (e.g. 2⅔ would be rounded to 2.666).[13] [14]

To determine a country's coefficient for a particular season, the coefficients for the last five seasons are added. Bonus points are added to the number of points scored in a season. Bonus points are allocated for:

Current ranking[edit]

The ranking below takes into account of each association's performance in European competitions from 2009–10 to 2013–14, with the 2013–14 season currently taking place.

The final ranking at the end of the 2013–14 season will be used to determine the number of places for each association in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League and 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.

Note: Starting from the 2015–16 season, all associations will have a maximum of three teams entering the Europa League (currently associations 7–9 have four entrants).[15]

As of 18 February 2014 the coefficients are as follows:[16]

Mvmt.Member association
(L: League, C: Cup, LC: League cup1)
CL placesEL placesTotal
11Disc Plain yellow dark.svgSpain Spain (L, C)17.92818.21420.85717.71414.28588.9986/7437
22Disc Plain yellow dark.svgEngland England (L, C, LC1)17.92818.35715.25016.42814.35782.3206/7
33Disc Plain yellow dark.svgGermany Germany (L, C)18.08315.66615.25017.92812.57179.4985/7
44Disc Plain yellow dark.svgItaly Italy (L, C)15.42811.57111.35714.41610.33363.1055/636
55Disc Plain yellow dark.svgPortugal Portugal (L, C)10.00018.80011.83311.7505.58357.9662/6
66Disc Plain yellow dark.svgFrance France (L, C, LC1)15.00010.75010.50011.7506.66654.6662/6
78Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Russia Russia (L, C)6.16610.9169.7509.7509.25045.8323/624
89Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Netherlands Netherlands (L, C)9.41611.16613.6004.2144.75043.1462/6
97RedDownArrow.svg −2Ukraine Ukraine (L, C)5.80010.0837.7509.5007.00040.1334/6
1011Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Belgium Belgium (L, C)8.7004.60010.1006.5006.20036.1001/535
1110RedDownArrow.svg −1Turkey Turkey (L, C)7.6004.6005.10010.2006.50034.0002/5
1212Disc Plain yellow dark.svgGreece Greece (L, C)7.9007.6007.6004.4005.70033.2002/5
1313Disc Plain yellow dark.svgSwitzerland Switzerland (L, C)5.7505.9006.0008.3755.40031.4251/5
1416Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Austria Austria (L, C)9.3754.3757.1252.2506.80029.9251/5
1517Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Czech Republic Czech Republic (L, C)4.1003.5005.2508.5006.50027.8502/4
1618Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Romania Romania (L, C)6.0833.1664.3336.8006.87527.2570/4134
1719Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Israel Israel (L, C)7.2504.6256.0003.2505.50026.6251/4
1814RedDownArrow.svg −4Cyprus Cyprus (L, C)4.2503.1259.1254.0002.75023.2500/4
1915RedDownArrow.svg −4Denmark Denmark (L, C)4.4006.7003.1003.3003.60021.1001/5
2022Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Croatia Croatia (L, C)3.0004.1253.7504.3754.37519.6250/4
2121Disc Plain yellow dark.svgPoland Poland (L, C)2.1254.5006.6252.5003.12518.8750/4
2220RedDownArrow.svg −2Belarus Belarus (L, C)3.3755.8753.1254.5001.75018.6250/4
2324Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Scotland Scotland (L, C)2.6663.6002.7504.3003.25016.5660/4
2423RedDownArrow.svg −1Sweden Sweden (L, C)2.5002.6002.9005.1253.20016.3250/5
2528Green-Up-Arrow.svg +3Bulgaria Bulgaria (L, C)3.1254.6251.5000.7504.87514.8751/4
2627Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Norway Norway (L, C)2.1002.3752.3004.9002.60014.2750/5
2725RedDownArrow.svg −2Serbia Serbia (L, C)3.0003.5002.1253.0002.50014.1250/4
2829Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Hungary Hungary (L, C)2.7502.7502.2503.0000.87511.6250/4
2926RedDownArrow.svg −3Slovakia Slovakia (L, C)2.5003.0002.3751.5001.62511.0000/4
3030Disc Plain yellow dark.svgSlovenia Slovenia (L, C)1.3751.5002.2503.2502.37510.7501/4
3135Green-Up-Arrow.svg +4Moldova Moldova (L, C)2.1252.1250.5002.2503.37510.3750/4
3232Disc Plain yellow dark.svgAzerbaijan Azerbaijan (L, C)1.5002.0001.3753.0002.50010.3750/4
3331RedDownArrow.svg -2Georgia (country) Georgia (L, C)1.7501.8752.8751.5001.8759.8750/4
3438Green-Up-Arrow.svg +4Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (L, C)1.2500.8751.6251.3753.1258.2500/4
3534RedDownArrow.svg −1Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (L, C)1.7501.8751.1251.2501.5007.5000/4
3633RedDownArrow.svg −3Finland Finland (L, C)1.3751.8001.5002.0000.5007.1750/5
3740Green-Up-Arrow.svg +3Iceland Iceland (L, C)1.2500.3751.3751.2502.5006.7500/4
3839Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Latvia Latvia (L, C)2.2500.5000.6251.2501.6256.2500/4
3941Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Montenegro Montenegro (L, C)1.1251.7500.5001.3751.2506.0000/4
4043Green-Up-Arrow.svg +3Albania Albania (L, C)1.0000.8750.8750.7502.0005.5000/4
4137RedDownArrow.svg −4Lithuania Lithuania (L, C)1.2500.6251.0001.1251.2505.2500/4
4242Disc Plain yellow dark.svgRepublic of Macedonia Macedonia (L, C)0.5001.3751.6251.2500.5005.2500/4
4336RedDownArrow.svg −7Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland (L, C)1.3751.0001.5001.0000.2505.1250/4
4446Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Luxembourg Luxembourg (L, C)0.2500.6251.1251.3751.5004.8750/4
4544RedDownArrow.svg −1Malta Malta (L, C)0.7501.5000.8330.8750.8754.8330/4
4645RedDownArrow.svg −1Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (C)21.0000.5002.0000.0001.0004.5000/1011
4747Disc Plain yellow dark.svgNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland (L, C)0.1251.1250.5001.0000.8753.6250/4134
4848Disc Plain yellow dark.svgWales Wales (L, C)0.2500.8750.6250.5000.7503.0000/4
4950Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Armenia Armenia (L, C)0.5000.2500.1250.8751.1252.8750/4
5049RedDownArrow.svg −1Estonia Estonia (L, C)0.8750.2500.3750.3751.0002.8750/4
5151Disc Plain yellow dark.svgFaroe Islands Faroe Islands (L, C)0.0000.2500.5000.5000.8752.1250/4
5252Disc Plain yellow dark.svgSan Marino San Marino (L, C)0.5000.1660.0000.0000.3330.9990/323
5353Disc Plain yellow dark.svgAndorra Andorra (L, C)0.5000.0000.0000.0000.3330.8330/3
54New entryGibraltar Gibraltar (L, C)
Not a UEFA member
  Indicates active countries which have all their teams still competing in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.
  Indicates active countries which have teams still competing in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.
  Indicates countries which have no teams still competing in this year's UEFA Champions League or Europa League.

1 The winners of the league cups of England and France are given a place in the UEFA Europa League by special permission from UEFA.
2 The Liechtenstein Football Association does not organize a national league competition as it does not have the necessary amount of national clubs. As a result, the only competitor from Liechtenstein in European competitions is the Liechtenstein Cup winners, who qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

UEFA uses this coefficent system to decide which teams gain automatic entry to the group stage and which teams must go through qualifying. The teams who occupy the top three league places in the countries ranked 1 to 3 in UEFA competition gain automatic entry into the group stages for the following season’s Champions League competition. The first and second placed teams in the countries ranked 4 to 6 also gain automatic entry, as do the champions in the countries ranked 7 to 12. The Champions League holders automatically get the chance to defend their title in the following season’s competition.

Further information on Liechtenstein's status and similar cases.

According to the UEFA regulations a National League needs to consist of at least eight clubs to be considered valid, otherwise no participants of such a league will be allowed to enter European competitions. There are only seven clubs that are active in Liechtenstein, all of which play in neighbouring Switzerland's league competitions. Note: prior to the introduction of the Welsh Premier League in 1992 Wales also had a single participant, the winner (or best placed Welsh team as several English teams also competed) of the Welsh Cup, in the European competitions.


La LigaPremier LeagueLa LigaSerie ABundesligaSerie AFootball League First DivisionBundesligaFootball League First DivisionLa Liga

Ranking has been published by UEFA since 1979 to identify the number of participants for each country in the UEFA Cup after the re-organization of the Inter-cities Fairs Cup in 1971. No calculation of coefficients took place prior to that. Later, for statistical purposes, various rankings were introduced to portray the history of competitions. Because the Inter-cities Fairs Cup was limited only to certain clubs and/or by invitation no coefficient calculation was necessary. According to the prorated (extended) calculation system only four leagues have succeeded in being the top European league.[17] Due to the Heysel Stadium disaster English teams were banned from UEFA competitions in 1985 until 1990 and didn't gain any coefficient points during that period.[18]

The table shows the ranking of nations with respect to the total number of years leading in Europe:

As of 11 April 2013

1Spain La Liga16
2England First Division/Premier League15
3Italy Serie A13
4Germany Bundesliga10

Club coefficient[edit]

The club coefficient rankings are determined by the results of clubs in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League over the previous five seasons, as well as by the coefficient of the clubs' association. The club coefficient is the sum of the points earned by the club over the five seasons plus 20% of the club's association coefficient.[19][20]

The clubs receive two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a defeat in games of the main stages of the Champions League and the Europa League. Results determined after extra-time are included in this method, however results determined after penalty shoot-outs are not (the result is considered a draw). Bonus points for entering the Europa League group stage are not additional to win/draw points; they provide a minimum points allowance for participating clubs, whereas bonus points for entering the Champions League group stage (and those for qualifying to the knockout stage) are additional to win/draw points.

Qualifying round results are only taken into account if the team is eliminated in one of the rounds (see table below). Otherwise, the qualifying round results are taken into account only for the calculation of the association's coefficient and are halved.[19] The clubs do not receive any points for elimination in the Champions League third qualifying round or the play-off because those teams move to the Europa League and receive points from participation in that competition. [20]

RoundPoints awarded
Champions LeagueEuropa League
First qualifying round elimination0.50.25
Second qualifying round elimination10.5
Third qualifying round elimination1
Play-off elimination1.5
Group stage participation42
Win in group stage or subsequent round22
Draw in group stage or subsequent round11
Round of 16 participation5
Quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals participation11

This ranking is used by UEFA to determine a club's seeding in club competition draws, including the preliminary and first rounds of the Champions League, and the preliminary, first and second rounds of the Europa League.

Before 1999 a number of strong teams in the UEFA Cup were seeded such that those teams did not meet in the first two rounds. To determine these teams, the sum of, the ratio of the number of points achieved to the number of games played by each team, was calculated for the past five years.

UEFA Team Ranking[edit]

The top 25 clubs currently as of 12 December 2013 are as follows:[21]

11Disc Plain yellow dark.svgBarcelona Spain30.58536.64234.17127.54220.742149.685
22Disc Plain yellow dark.svgBayern Munich Germany30.61624.13333.05036.58521.514145.899
34Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Real Madrid Spain22.58533.64236.17129.54222.742144.685
43RedDownArrow.svg −1Chelsea England22.58526.67133.05030.32819.871132.464
55Disc Plain yellow dark.svgManchester United England28.58536.67116.05021.28521.871124.464
66Disc Plain yellow dark.svgArsenal England25.58522.67122.05021.28519.871111.464
79Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Benfica Portugal21.00025.76023.36628.35012.116110.593
811Green-Up-Arrow.svg +3Atlético Madrid Spain24.5859.64234.17113.54222.742104.685
910Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Valencia Spain19.58521.64225.17122.54211.742100.685
1014Green-Up-Arrow.svg +4Milan Italy19.08518.31422.27119.88318.06697.621
118RedDownArrow.svg −3Porto Portugal21.00031.76012.36622.3509.11696.593
1215Green-Up-Arrow.svg +3Schalke 04 Germany3.61630.13320.05022.58518.51494.899
137RedDownArrow.svg −6Internazionale Italy34.08521.31420.27116.8832.06694.621
1412RedDownArrow.svg −2Lyon France28.00019.15019.10014.35010.26690.866
1513RedDownArrow.svg −2Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine11.16026.0169.55018.90011.40077.026
1631Green-Up-Arrow.svg +15Borussia Dortmund Germany3.61610.13310.05033.58519.51476.899
1719Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2Paris Saint-Germain France3.00014.1509.10027.35019.26672.866
1822Green-Up-Arrow.svg +4Manchester City England3.58516.67120.05010.28521.87172.464
1824Green-Up-Arrow.svg +6Tottenham England3.58524.67110.05019.28514.87172.464
2021Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1Zenit St. Petersburg Russia2.73318.18319.95014.95015.85071.666
2142Green-Up-Arrow.svg +21Bayer Leverkusen Germany3.61616.13319.05012.58518.51469.899
2216RedDownArrow.svg −6Marseille France17.00020.15021.1006.3505.26669.866
2337Green-Up-Arrow.svg +14Rubin Kazan Russia14.23312.1839.95019.95011.85068.166
2418RedDownArrow.svg −6CSKA Moskva Russia21.23316.18317.9503.4507.85066.666
2535Green-Up-Arrow.svg +10Basel  Switzerland7.15010.18020.20017.67511.08066.285
  Indicates teams still active in this year's UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.
  Indicates teams from active countries in this year's UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

Top club by period[edit]

Top-ranked clubs in each 5-year period listed by year:[22]

1956–1960Spain Real Madrid9.856
1957–1961Spain Real Madrid8.499
1958–1962Spain Real Madrid8.356
1959–1963Spain Real Madrid6.856
1960–1964Spain Barcelona7.382
1961–1965Portugal Benfica8.455
1962–1966Portugal Benfica7.788
1963–1967Spain Real Zaragoza7.691
1964–1968Spain Real Madrid7.345
1965–1969Portugal Benfica7.415
1966–1970England Leeds United8.033
1967–1971England Leeds United8.183
1968–1972England Leeds United7.583
1969–1973Netherlands Ajax8.985
1970–1974Netherlands Ajax8.430
1971–1975Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach8.500
1972–1976Germany Bayern Munich8.609
1973–1977Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach8.694
1974–1978Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach8.319
1975–1979Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach8.402
1976–1980Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach7.985
1977–1981Spain Barcelona7.652
1978–1982Spain Barcelona7.832
1979–1983Spain Barcelona7.998
1980–1984England Liverpool8.277
1981–1985England Liverpool9.054
1982–1986Belgium Anderlecht7.915
Italy Juventus7.915
1983–1987Italy Juventus8.665
1984–1988Italy Juventus8.388
1985–1989Germany Bayern Munich7.846
1986–1990Germany Bayern Munich8.096
1987–1991Italy Juventus8.291
1988–1992Spain Real Madrid7.975
1989–1993Spain Real Madrid7.850
1990–1994Spain Real Madrid7.600
1991–1995Spain Real Madrid7.266
1992–1996Netherlands Ajax9.124
1993–1997Italy Juventus8.719
1994–1998France Paris Saint-Germain8.716
1995–1999Italy Juventus121.606
1996–2000Italy Juventus109.963
1997–2001Spain Real Madrid114.605
1998–2002Spain Real Madrid147.233
1999–2003Spain Real Madrid151.769
2000–2004Spain Real Madrid146.350
2001–2005Spain Real Madrid131.326
2002–2006Italy Milan129.020
2003–2007Italy Milan133.808
2004–2008England Chelsea124.996
2005–2009Spain Barcelona121.853
2006–2010Spain Barcelona136.951
2007–2011England Manchester United151.157
2008–2012Spain Barcelona157.837
2009–2013Spain Barcelona157.605

Top-rated clubs listed by number of times they were top-ranked over a 5 year period:

1Spain Real Madrid14
2Spain Barcelona8
3Italy Juventus7
4Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach5
5Germany Bayern Munich3
Portugal Benfica3
England Leeds United3
Netherlands Ajax3
9England Liverpool2
Italy Milan2
11Spain Real Zaragoza1
Belgium Anderlecht1
France Paris Saint-Germain1
England Chelsea1
England Manchester United1

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