• Calculation system
The allocation of places per association for both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League is made in accordance with a table of performances covering the previous five UEFA club competition seasons (i.e. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League).
This table (UEFA association coefficient ranking) is compiled annually, with the oldest season dropped each time for the purpose of the calculation. The table is compiled as follows: two points for a win (one point for qualifying round matches), one point for a draw (half point for qualifying round matches) and no points for a defeat.
Qualifying round results are taken into account only for the calculation of the association's coefficient.
Until the 2003/04 season, clubs that reached the quarter-finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup were awarded an extra point for each round. In addition, one point was awarded for participation in the UEFA Champions League.
From the 2004/05 campaign, clubs that reach the first knockout round, quarter-finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Champions League or the quarter-finals, semi-finals or final of the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League are awarded an extra point for each round. In addition, three points are awarded for participation in the UEFA Champions League.
The points obtained each season by the clubs representing a national association are added, then divided by the combined number of clubs from the same association that took part in the two UEFA club competitions to produce the coefficient value of the national association concerned. Coefficients are calculated to the thousandth, and not rounded up.
Points are awarded only for matches that have actually been played, in accordance with the results ratified by UEFA. Penalty kicks to determine which club qualifies or to determine the winner of a tie do not affect the actual result of the match.
• Club coefficient
The club coefficient, which is used for seeding purposes, is made of the number of points obtained by said club in the UEFA club competitions over the last five seasons plus 33 percent of its national association coefficient. Qualifying round matches are not taken into account as far as individual club performances are concerned.
• Access list
The access list determines how many clubs per country will enter a club competition and at which stage.
• Calculation system