Football
UEFA Rankings Women
UEFA Rankings Women
# Team Pts
1
Barcelona Women
Barcelona Women
Spain Spain
112.00
2
Olympique Lyon Women
Olympique Lyon Women
France France
98.00
3
Paris Saint-Germain Women
Paris Saint-Germain Women
France France
83.00
4
Wolfsburg Women
Wolfsburg Women
Germany Germany
79.00
5
Bayern Munich Women
Bayern Munich Women
Germany Germany
74.00
6
Chelsea Women
Chelsea Women
England England
71.00
7
Arsenal Women
Arsenal Women
England England
46.00
8
Real Madrid Women
Real Madrid Women
Spain Spain
28.00
9
Manchester City Women
Manchester City Women
England England
29.00
10
Juventus Women
Juventus Women
Italy Italy
34.00
11
SL Benfica Women
SL Benfica Women
Portugal Portugal
30.00
12
Hacken Women
Hacken Women
Sweden Sweden
30.00
13
Atletico Madrid Women
Atletico Madrid Women
Spain Spain
21.00
14
Slavia Prague Women
Slavia Prague Women
Czech Republic Czech Republic
29.00
15
St Polten Women
St Polten Women
Austria Austria
28.00
16
FC Rosengard Women
FC Rosengard Women
Sweden Sweden
24.00
17
ASD Res Roma Women
ASD Res Roma Women
Italy Italy
22.00
18
Sparta Prague Women
Sparta Prague Women
Czech Republic Czech Republic
22.00
19
Paris FC Women
Paris FC Women
France France
11.00
20
Glasgow City Women
Glasgow City Women
Scotland Scotland
22.00
21
FFC Frankfurt Women
FFC Frankfurt Women
Germany Germany
11.00
22
Hoffenheim Women
Hoffenheim Women
Germany Germany
10.00
23
Ajax Women
Ajax Women
Netherlands Netherlands
19.00
24
Brondby Women
Brondby Women
Denmark Denmark
18.00
25
BIIK Kazygurt Women
BIIK Kazygurt Women
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
18.50
26
Fortuna Hjorring Women
Fortuna Hjorring Women
Denmark Denmark
17.00
27
Brann Women
Brann Women
Norway Norway
17.00
28
FC Minsk Women
FC Minsk Women
Belarus Belarus
17.50
29
Twente Women
Twente Women
Netherlands Netherlands
14.00
30
Bordeaux Women
Bordeaux Women
France France
3.00
31
Levante Women
Levante Women
Spain Spain
5.00
32
Breidablik Women
Breidablik Women
Iceland Iceland
14.50
33
FC Zurich Women
FC Zurich Women
Switzerland Switzerland
14.00
34
ZFK Spartak Subotica Women
ZFK Spartak Subotica Women
Serbia Serbia
14.00
35
KS Vllaznia Women
KS Vllaznia Women
Albania Albania
14.00
36
Fiorentina Women
Fiorentina Women
Italy Italy
10.00
37
Real Sociedad Women
Real Sociedad Women
Spain Spain
3.00
38
Valerenga Women
Valerenga Women
Norway Norway
11.00
39
Manchester United Women
Manchester United Women
England England
3.00
40
Vorskla Poltava Women
Vorskla Poltava Women
Ukraine Ukraine
11.00
42
Anderlecht Women
Anderlecht Women
Belgium Belgium
12.00
43
Valur Women
Valur Women
Iceland Iceland
9.50
44
HB Koge Women
HB Koge Women
Denmark Denmark
8.50
45
Zhytlobud-1 Women
Zhytlobud-1 Women
Ukraine Ukraine
9.00
46
LSK Kvinner Women
LSK Kvinner Women
Norway Norway
8.00
47
SFK 2000 Women
SFK 2000 Women
Bosnia Herzegovina Bosnia Herzegovina
10.00
48
Ferencvarosi TC Women
Ferencvarosi TC Women
Hungary Hungary
9.50
49
Servette Women
Servette Women
Switzerland Switzerland
8.50
50
Olimpia Cluj Women
Olimpia Cluj Women
Romania Romania
9.00
52
Braga Women
Braga Women
Portugal Portugal
4.00
53
Gintra Universitetas Women
Gintra Universitetas Women
Lithuania Lithuania
8.50
54
PSV Women
PSV Women
Netherlands Netherlands
5.00
55
Trondheims Orn Women
Trondheims Orn Women
Norway Norway
5.00
57
Pitea IF Women
Pitea IF Women
Sweden Sweden
4.00
58
AC Milan Women
AC Milan Women
Italy Italy
2.00
59
Kristianstads DFF Women
Kristianstads DFF Women
Sweden Sweden
3.50
60
PAOK FC Women
PAOK FC Women
Greece Greece
7.00
61
Breznica Pljevlja Women
Breznica Pljevlja Women
Montenegro Montenegro
7.00
62
Slovacko Women
Slovacko Women
Czech Republic Czech Republic
3.50
63
Sturm Graz Women
Sturm Graz Women
Austria Austria
3.50
64
Racing FC Union Luxembourg Women
Racing FC Union Luxembourg Women
Luxembourg Luxembourg
6.00
65
KFF Mitrovica Women
KFF Mitrovica Women
Kosovo Kosovo
5.50
66
Kuopio PS Women
Kuopio PS Women
Finland Finland
5.00
68
Birkirkara Women
Birkirkara Women
Malta Malta
5.50
69
SFK Riga Women
SFK Riga Women
Latvia Latvia
5.50
70
Flora Tallinn Women
Flora Tallinn Women
Estonia Estonia
5.50
71
Linkopings Women
Linkopings Women
Sweden Sweden
1.50
72
Celtic Women
Celtic Women
Scotland Scotland
3.00
73
Kiryat Gat Women
Kiryat Gat Women
Israel Israel
5.00
74
Rangers Women
Rangers Women
Scotland Scotland
3.00
75
Hibernian Women
Hibernian Women
Scotland Scotland
3.00
76
Gornik Leczna Women
Gornik Leczna Women
Poland Poland
4.50
77
Okzhetpes Women
Okzhetpes Women
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
3.00
78
Lugano Women
Lugano Women
Switzerland Switzerland
3.00
80
SS Anenii Women
SS Anenii Women
Moldova Moldova
4.50
81
Guria Lanchkhuti Women
Guria Lanchkhuti Women
Georgia Georgia
4.00
82
NSA Sofia Women
NSA Sofia Women
Bulgaria Bulgaria
4.00
83
ZNK Split Women
ZNK Split Women
Croatia Croatia
3.50
84
Shelbourne Women
Shelbourne Women
Ireland Ireland
3.50
85
Stjarnan Women
Stjarnan Women
Iceland Iceland
1.50
86
Besiktas Women
Besiktas Women
Turkey Turkey
3.50
87
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Women
Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih Women
Ukraine Ukraine
1.00
88
KI Klaksvik Women
KI Klaksvik Women
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
4.00
89
Slovan Bratislava Women
Slovan Bratislava Women
Slovakia Slovakia
3.50
90
Chertanovo Moskva Women
Chertanovo Moskva Women
Russia Russia
3.00
91
VDV Ryazan Women
VDV Ryazan Women
Russia Russia
3.00
93
Spartak Myjava Women
Spartak Myjava Women
Slovakia Slovakia
3.00
94
Swansea Women
Swansea Women
England England
3.00
95
Hajvalia Women
Hajvalia Women
Kosovo Kosovo
2.50
96
Peamount United Women
Peamount United Women
Ireland Ireland
2.50
97
ALG Spor Women
ALG Spor Women
Turkey Turkey
2.50
98
Aaland United Women
Aaland United Women
Finland Finland
2.00
99
PK-35 Vantaa Women
PK-35 Vantaa Women
Finland Finland
2.00
100
Tomiris Turan Women
Tomiris Turan Women
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
1.00
101
Lokomotiv Stara Zagora Women
Lokomotiv Stara Zagora Women
Bulgaria Bulgaria
2.50
102
Glentoran Belfast United Women
Glentoran Belfast United Women
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
2.50
103
Wexford Youths Women
Wexford Youths Women
Ireland Ireland
2.00
104
Katowice Women
Katowice Women
Poland Poland
1.50
105
UKS SMS Lodz Women
UKS SMS Lodz Women
Poland Poland
1.50
106
Czarni Sosnowiec Women
Czarni Sosnowiec Women
Poland Poland
1.50
107
Lokomotiv Moscow Women
Lokomotiv Moscow Women
Russia Russia
1.50
108
Cardiff MU Women
Cardiff MU Women
Wales Wales
2.00
109
Linfield Women
Linfield Women
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
2.00
110
Fomget GSK Women
Fomget GSK Women
Turkey Turkey
1.50
111
HJK Helsinki Women
HJK Helsinki Women
Finland Finland
1.00
112
FK Ljuboten Women
FK Ljuboten Women
North Macedonia North Macedonia
2.00
113
ZFK Kamenica Sasa Women
ZFK Kamenica Sasa Women
North Macedonia North Macedonia
2.00
114
Hayasa Women
Hayasa Women
Armenia Armenia
2.00
116
ASA Tel Aviv University Women
ASA Tel Aviv University Women
Israel Israel
1.00
117
Cardiff City Women
Cardiff City Women
Wales Wales
1.00
118
Cliftonville Women
Cliftonville Women
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
1.00
119
Alashkert Women
Alashkert Women
Armenia Armenia
1.00
120
SC Bettembourg Women
SC Bettembourg Women
Luxembourg Luxembourg
0.00
121
EBS/Skala Women
EBS/Skala Women
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
0.00
122
ZFK Dragon Women
ZFK Dragon Women
Montenegro Montenegro
0.00

UEFA Coefficient: The Best European Women's Football Teams

UEFA coefficient is a system the UEFA confederation uses to rank European Women's and Men's clubs based on their performance for the past five seasons. The confederation can determine the seeding of teams in international and club tournaments with the information. This read will take you through the best European club and country rankings based on their UEFA coefficient and answer some of your questions on the subject.

History Of UEFA Coefficients

The UEFA Coefficients, which is the weighted arithmetic mean for European teams, was introduced in 1979 for the men's European football tournaments as one of the most accurate ways to seed international and club competitions. Later, the confederation applied the coefficients for the women's futsal and football tournaments.

Since the introduction of the UEFA Coefficients, the confederation has been publishing three different rankings. The National Team Coefficient, Association Coefficient, and Club Coefficient rank European clubs for seeding in the UEFA Champions League, Europa Conference League, and Europa League. 

The old ranking methods ran from 1997 to 2007, after which UEFA introduced the new coefficient calculation method, which lasted from May 2008 to 2017. Over the years, the confederation has changed the UEFA Coefficient calculation method. For example, UEFA uses data for the past five seasons instead of statistics for a single season.

UEFA Club Coefficients

As stated earlier, UEFA develops different rankings, one of them being the UEFA Club Coefficients. This ranking is based on statistics of different European clubs and their performance in UEFA competitions such as the Champions League. But how are the club coefficients calculated? Read on to find out.

How Are UEFA Club Coefficients Calculated?

Two sets of data are mandatory for calculating the UEFA Club Coefficients. First, the confederation sums up the number of points scored by a club during the season. After that, they determine the club's association coefficient and find 20% of the number. UEFA then adds the two results to get the club's coefficient. But how are the points distributed? The confederation awards point as follows:

  • 1 – Every draw starting from the group stage onwards
  • 2 – Every win starting from the group stage onwards
  • 4 – Bonus for participating in the group stage
  • 1 – Every round, the clubs get to the quarter-finals onwards
  • 0.5 – Given to every club eliminated in the preliminary round
  • 1 – Given to the club in the round 1 third-place match
  • 1.5 – Given to the winner of the round 1 third-place match (four-team mini-tournament) or defeated team in the matchday 1 tie (three-team mini-tournament)
  • 2 – Given to the defeated finalists in round 1
  • 3 – Given to clubs eliminated in round 2

What Competitions do UEFA Club Coefficients effect

The UEFA club coefficients are based on three UEFA competitions. These include the Europa Conference League, Europa League, and the Champions League. These are the same tournaments that club coefficients affect:

UEFA Women’s Champions League

The UEFA Women's Champions League (UWCL), initially known as the UEFA Women's Cup, is a European tournament for women's clubs that started in 2001. Initially, the competition would begin with 72 teams, but the changes made for the season 2021/22 saw the tournament start in a 16-team group stage. Since the premier of the UEFA Women's Champions League, Lyon has been the most triumphant club clinching the title eight times.

Top 5 UEFA Clubs Since 2001

The confederation has been ranking clubs for years based on the points earned during different stages of UEFA competitions. However, this section will only focus on the top 3 UEFA clubs since 2001 based on the number of times they appeared in the top spot:

Olympique Lyonnais Feminim

Olympique Lyonnais Feminim is a European women's football club launched in France in 1970 as FC Lyon. The team occupies the number one spot on the top of all time list with 9 points. To achieve such success, Olympique Lyonnais Feminim ranked high in multiple European competitions, including the UEFA Champions League seasons 2010/11, 2011/12, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2021/22.

Wolfsburg Women

Despite being launched in 2003, Wolfsburg Women has proven to be one of the top teams in Germany and Europe by accumulating three points to end up second on the all-time list. Wolfsburg won the UEFA seasons 2012/13 and 2013/14. They also achieved the runner-up position for three seasons.

FFC Frankfurt

FFC Frankfurt Women from Germany jointly occupies position three on the top all-time list with 2 points. The club was founded in 1973 and ended up dominating the UEFA competitions twice for the seasons 2004/08 and 2005/9 accumulating 99.00 and 86.00 points, respectively.

Turbine Potsdam

Turbine Potsdam or FFC Turbine Potsdam is another German club that has participated in every European Club Competition and successfully advanced beyond the Champions League group stage. The club was established in March 1971 and achieved a high coefficient on two occasions. They garnered 59.750 for the 2002/06 period and 64.000 points for the 2003/07 period.

Umeå

Umea is a club based in Northern Sweden founded in 1917. The women's club has dominated various European competitions earning coefficients high enough to appear joint third in the all-time list with 2 points. In the 2003 season's Champions League, Umea won the tournament. They also went ahead to win the 2004 UEFA Champions League tournament.

UEFA Country Coefficients

UEFA comes up with three rankings, one of them being the UEFA Country Coefficients. This ranking is determined by the points accumulated by all clubs in each association and is used to decide the position of every association in the access list of the UEFA Champions League.

How Do UEFA Calculate National Association Coefficients?

The method used to calculate the national association coefficients is much more straightforward. UEFA adds the coefficients for the last five seasons and sums the results with bonus points. UEFA awards bonus points using the following criteria:

  • 4 bonus points for clubs that advance to the UEFA Champions League (UWCL) group stage
  • 5 bonus points for women's clubs that reach the Champions League round of 16
  • 1 bonus point for women's clubs that advance to the Champions League quarter-finals
  • 1 bonus point for clubs that reach the semi-finals or finals of the Champions League

As seen, the bonus points play a significant role in the ultimate coefficients of the associations.

What are the benefits of Scoring higher coefficient points?

Scoring higher coefficient points is beneficial to the association since it determines which women's teams will automatically enter the group stage. It also projects the team that will proceed through qualifications. Therefore, the higher the points scored, the more advantageous the associations and clubs involved.

Top 5 UEFA National Associations

The competition in UEFA-held tournaments is very strong which is why most of the associations have higher coefficients. However, some associations have proven to be ahead of others by gathering more than 60 points. Here is the list of the top 5 UEFA national associations:

France - French Football Federation (FFF)

The French Football Federation or the FFF is one of the most active UEFA associations that started in 1919. FFF joined UEFA in 1954 but was only represented by the men's teams. In 1970, women's football was reinstated, and by 1971 FFF women's team had participated in their first international match. Some of the top leagues the FFF teams have participated in include the UEFA Champions League. On the other hand, the current top teams in the association include Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse, and Lyon.

Germany - German Football Association ( DFB)

The German Football Association (DFB) was launched in 1900 and became part of UEFA in 1954. The football association in Germany represents some of the top women's teams in the country, including Turbine Potsdam, Duisburg, VfL Wolfsburg, and Frankfurt. All of which play in the country's top division -  Frauen-Bundesliga 

Since its initialization, DFB teams have participated in tournaments including Summer Olympic Games, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA Women's World Cup.

Spain - Royal Spanish Football Federation (REFF) (30-60 Words MAX)

The Royal Spanish Football Federation, or REF, has governed football in Spain since 1909. REF's men's teams joined UEFA in 1954, whereas the women's teams started participating in UEFA competitions in 1987. Since then, women's teams such as Barcelona have been part of top competitions, including the UEFA Women's Championship.

England -The Football Association (FA)

The Football Association or FA has been governing England's football since 1863. FA also runs England's dependencies, such as Jersey and Guernsey. The association comprises some of the biggest teams in Europe, with the top examples being Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal. The top division in England is the Women's Super League (WSL). And the top teams generally always get through the Women's Champions League group stage.

Sweden - Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)

Svenska Fotbollförbundet or SvFF is the football association in Sweden. SvFF was founded in 1904 and joined UEFA in 1954.

On the other hand, women's teams started participating in UEFA tournaments in 1982 and have managed to qualify for the Olympic Games, UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship, and FIFA Women's World Cup, with the top teams being Umeå, Tyresö, and Djurgården.

Coefficient Schedules - When Do UEFA Update Its Coefficients?

UEFA is one of the most active confederations behind three distinct coefficients. Initially, UEFA released rankings yearly to seed for European competitions, both final and qualifying. However, they have since changed their update schedule to real-time. This implies that the governing body makes updates as tournaments proceed.

FAQ On UEFA Women's Coefficients

Here are some frequently asked questions on UEFA Women's Coefficients that will hopefully answer your queries satisfactorily:

What is The point of UEFA Women’s Coefficients?

UEFA women's coefficients aim to rank and seed women's teams in its club and international competitions. Furthermore, it determines how many teams in an association will gain direct entry to the UEFA Europa League, Europa Conference League, and Europa League group stage. .

When Does UEFA Update Its Women’s Club Coefficients?

UEFA updates women's club coefficients in real-time. This means that the governing body makes changes to the rankings as the tournaments continue.

Where Are England In The Current UEFA Women’s Coefficients?

England ranks fourth in the current UEFA Women's Coefficients. The association has managed to accumulate 66.000 points, placing it ahead of Sweden.

Where Can I Find The Current UEFA Women’s Coefficients?

You can find the current UEFA women's coefficients at different sites, including Oddspedia. And of course, you can get the coefficients directly from the horse's mouth - the official UEFA website.

Who Is Europe's No.1 Women’s Club Team?

Europe's No. 1 women's club team is Olympique Lyonnais. The club leads with a coefficient of 128.666, followed by FC Barcelona of Spain.

Does The No1 Coefficient Club Generally Win The UEFA Women's Champions League (UWCL)?

No, the number one coefficient club does not generally win the UEFA Women's Champions League. However, they are usually the bookies' favourite to lift the trophy.

Which is the UEFA Women’s National Team With The Lowest Ranking?

The lowest ranked UEFA Women's National Team is Moldova, ranking number 47 with only two points. It holds the position with Armenia, North Macedonia, and Latvia.

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