The UEFA country ranking is computed by taking an average of the total number of points divided by the total number of clubs of each country over the last five years. To determine the participants in UEFA European club football, the previous year's UEFA ranking is used. However, it allows each country to know at the start of the season how many places it has. If countries (or clubs) have the same amount of points. Although, then the ranking is determined by the most recent season in which the yearly coefficients differ.
During each rolling five-year period, match results are always awards (2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw) from the group stage of Champions League (CL), Europa League (EL), and Europa Conference League (ECL) onwards, with the exception of the knockout round after the EL group stage and the ECL group stage. A bonus point is awarded for reaching the quarter-finals (except in the ECL), semi-finals and finals. Qualification for the group stage of the Champions League is awarded 4 bonus points. On the other hand qualification for the round of 16 of the Champions League is awarded 5 bonus points. And qualification for the round of 16 of the Europa League is awarded 1 bonus point.
FC Bayern Munich is leading the charts of UEFA rankings followed by Manchester City and Liverpool club.
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UEFA coefficients are based on the performance of clubs in the European Cups during rolling five-year periods. There are two types of coefficient – a country coefficient and a club coefficient, which are interdependent. Club coefficients are based on the results in the current UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League season. The rankings, combined with those of the four previous campaigns, determine the number of points allocated to each nation.
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Over the past ten seasons, Spanish teams have accounted for three of the top five ranked clubs with Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid ranking first, third and fourth respectively. Furthermore, Spain has seven clubs ranking in the top 50, followed by England and Italy with six, Germany with five, while France and Portugal provide four clubs with each.