Soccer
UEFA Rankings Women
UEFA Rankings Women
# Team Pts
1
Barcelona Women
Barcelona Women
Spain Spain
107.00
2
Olympique Lyon Women
Olympique Lyon Women
France France
93.00
3
Wolfsburg Women
Wolfsburg Women
Germany Germany
79.00
4
Paris Saint-Germain Women
Paris Saint-Germain Women
France France
78.00
5
Bayern Munich Women
Bayern Munich Women
Germany Germany
74.00
6
Chelsea Women
Chelsea Women
England England
67.00
7
Arsenal Women
Arsenal Women
England England
46.00
8
Real Madrid Women
Real Madrid Women
Spain Spain
28.00
9
Juventus Women
Juventus Women
Italy Italy
34.00
10
Manchester City Women
Manchester City Women
England England
29.00
11
SL Benfica Women
SL Benfica Women
Portugal Portugal
30.00
12
Goteborg Women
Goteborg 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
Brondby Women
Brondby Women
Denmark Denmark
18.00
24
Ajax Women
Ajax Women
Netherlands Netherlands
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
Breidablik Women
Breidablik Women
Iceland Iceland
14.50
31
Levante Women
Levante Women
Spain Spain
5.00
32
Bordeaux Women
Bordeaux Women
France France
3.00
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
Vorskla Poltava Women
Vorskla Poltava Women
Ukraine Ukraine
11.00
40
Manchester United Women
Manchester United Women
England England
3.00
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
Trondheims Orn Women
Trondheims Orn Women
Norway Norway
5.00
55
PSV Women
PSV Women
Netherlands Netherlands
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 Women's Coefficient: The Top European Women’s Clubs

The UEFA coefficients are rankings centered on the results and points earned by European clubs in the UEFA club competition for the past five years. Using the weighted arithmetic mean, the confederation can rank and seed teams in international and club tournaments.

The UEFA coefficients were introduced for men's tournaments in 1979 before being applied to women's soccer and UEFA Futsal Champions League. Throughout this read, we will discuss the UEFA women's coefficients, how the coefficients are calculated, and the top UEFA clubs since 2001.

History Of UEFA Coefficients

To better understand the history of UEFA coefficients, you need to go back to 1957 when the International Ladies Football Association staged a European Championship, represented by four teams; England, the Netherlands, West Germany, and Austria. The tournament took place successfully despite women's soccer teams being forbidden. In 1969 the Italian Football Federation organized another European tournament. By this time, women's football was becoming popular, but UEFA still showed little interest due to the lack of female representation.

However, in 1971, UEFA formed a male-only committee for women's soccer that ended up folding in 1979. In 1980, UEFA formed a competitive championship for women's national teams. After a couple of tournaments, UEFA saw the need to introduce women's coefficients, something they have been doing for UEFA men's national teams since 1979. The coefficients were necessary for ranking and seeding teams during international competitions.

UEFA Club Coefficients

The UEFA Women's Club Coefficients are calculations based on clubs' performance in the previous five UEFA women's Champions League competitions. With this in mind, it is time to analyze how the UEFA club coefficients are calculated and which competitions they affect:

How Are UEFA Club Coefficients Calculated?

Calculating UEFA club coefficients is a process that requires patience. To come up with the season's coefficients, the confederation adds the total points earned by the club during the season to 20% of the club's association coefficient for the same season. The formula used to award points to the clubs often varies every year. For example, for the season 2021/22, points were awarded using the following criteria:

  • 1.5 – awarded to the club that wins the first round third-place match for a four-team mini-tournament or a team defeated in the matched one tie in the case of a three-team mini-tournament.
  • 0.5 – awarded to every club eliminated during the opening round
  • 1 – awarded to the club defeated in the first round third-place match
  • 2 – awarded to the finalist defeated in round 1
  • 1 – group stage draws and draws onwards
  • 4 – bonus participation for the group stage
  • 3 – awarded to all clubs eliminated in the second round
  • 2 – group stage wins and wins onwards
  • 1 – all-round clubs that reach quarter-finals onwards

UEFA awards match points only to games that have been played. Furthermore, the confederation does not count penalty shootouts. Finally, the coefficients are represented to the thousand without rounding up.

What Competitions do UEFA Club Coefficients effect

The UEFA club coefficients affect leagues under the UEFA confederation. These include the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League for men and the UEFA Champions League for men and women. However, this section will be based on the following women's tournament:

UEFA Women’s Champions League

One of the main competitions organized by the UEFA confederation is the UEFA Women's Champions League (UWCL), formerly known as UEFA Women's Cup. This is a tournament for international women's association soccer teams that was launched in 2001.

Usually, the competition contains 72 teams, but for the season 2021/22, UEFA introduced a 16-team group stage. Since 2001, Lyon has been the most successful club in the UEFA women's Champions League with eight titles.

Top 3 UEFA Clubs Since 2001

Since 2001, the UEFA has been ranking teams based on the number of points awarded during the qualifications, playoffs, and group stages. Other points come from the round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final, third place match, and the final game. For every competition, there have been changes in teams' rankings. However, some clubs have always dominated the list by achieving high coefficients. These clubs include:

Olympique Lyon

Olympique Lyon is the most successful women's soccer club based in Lyon, France, with 9 points on the top UEFA teams' list of all time. Since 2001, Lyon has dominated UEFA tournaments in various seasons and has managed to come on top during the Champions League UEFA seasons 2010–11, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, and 2021–22. Lyon holds a Guinness world record for the most consecutive victories in all competitions.

Wolfsburg

Ranked second in the all-time list with three points is Wolfsburg. VfL Wolfsburg is one of the best German women's soccer clubs from Lower Saxony. The team won the UEFA Women's Champions League finals twice in 2013 and 2014.

Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt is another women's soccer club in Germany with an impressive record of four titles in the UEFA Women's Champions League. Frankfurt comes in at a joint third on the all-time list with 2 points. The club won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2015.

Turbine Potsdam

FFC Turbine Potsdam is a top-performing soccer club in Germany, ranking joint third on the all-time list with 2 points. The team dominated the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2005 and 2010 and finished as a runner-up in 2006 and 2011.

Umeå

Umeå IK is among the best performing clubs in the professional association soccer, founded in 1917. The club jointly ranks third on the all-time list with two points. To achieve such a milestone, Umeå won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2003 and 2004 and came in second in 2002, 2007, and 2008.

UEFA Country Coefficients

The UEFA Country Coefficients, popularly known as the Women's Association Club Coefficients, is a ranking based on the number of points a specific association has gathered in a particular season of the UEFA Women's Champions League. This is in correlation to the cumulative number of bonus points accumulated by different clubs in the association.

How Do UEFA Calculate National Association Coefficients?

The calculation of the UEFA National Association Coefficients is much more different from that of UEFA Club Coefficients. For the former, the federation takes the total number of points earned during a particular season and consequently adds bonus points earned by teams in the association. So far, the bonus points are determined as follows:

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

Finally, the confederation considers the results for the past five seasons and not just a single season when calculating UEFA national association coefficients.

What are the benefits of higher coefficient points scored?

Scoring higher coefficient points come with numerous benefits. For example, the more points earned, the more favorable UEFA looks upon the team in terms of rankings and seedings. Also, UEFA rankings determine the number of clubs representing a European country in the UEFA Champions League.

Top 5 UEFA National Associations

UEFA has very competitive tournaments, which has seen each association receive a high national coefficient. So far, here is a detailed list of the top UEFA National Associations as per their cumulative points for the past five seasons:

France - French Football Federation (FFF)

The French Football Federation is the highest football association in France, Monaco, and French-administered territories. FFF was formed in 1919 and got affiliated with the UEFA in 1954.

It was, however, until 1970 that they reinstated women's soccer. This saw the women's team participate in their first official international match in 1971. After their qualification, the FFF teams participate in top leagues, including FIFA and UEFA Champions League. Some of the top women's teams in the association include Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, and Toulouse.

Germany - German Football Association ( DFB)

German Football Association, popularly known as DFB, is the body that governs soccer in Germany. DFB was formed in 1900 and affiliated with the UEFA in 1954. In 1984 the women's team played their first UEFA championship match but did not go past the group stage.

However, they have gone ahead to win multiple European Championship titles. In the latest season's championship's league competition, Germany garnered 14.666 points. The country has participated in FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Championship, and Summer Olympic Games. The top women's teams in Germany include Frankfurt, Turbine Potsdam, VfL Wolfsburg, and Duisburg.

Spain - Royal Spanish Football Federation (REFF)

The Royal Spanish Football Federation has been Spain's governing association since 1909. REFF became part of UEFA in 1954, but it was not until 1987 that the women's team signed up for UEFA.

Some of the top competitions that REFF teams have participated in include the FIFA Women's World Cup and UEFA Women's Championship, which, despite joining in 1987, did not qualify until 1997. Barcelona is one of the top teams under REFF with a single UEFA Championship.

England -The Football Association (FA)

The football association or FA is England's governing body and the association behind soccer teams and clubs in crown dependencies such as Guernsey and Jersey. FA launched in 1863 and joined the UEFA in 1954. England competes in most international competitions, including the FIFA and UEFA Women's Championship which the team won for the first time in 2022. Top teams in England include Arsenal, Manchester City, and Chelsea.

Sweden - Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)

Svenska Fotbollförbundet is Sweden’s soccer governing body founded in 1904. Sweden women's teams started qualifying for the UEFA champions league in 1982 and have also been participating in other top tournaments, including FIFA Women's World Cup, Olympic Games, and UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. Some of the top Sweden teams include Umeå, Djurgården, and Tyresö.

Coefficient Schedules - When Are the Coefficients Updated?

UEFA usually releases three rankings, namely the UEFA National Team Coefficient, Association Coefficient, and Club Coefficient. The National Team Coefficient seeds national teams for UEFA competitions in qualifying and final tournaments. The rankings happen yearly to determine the number of clubs granted entry into the UEFA Champions League. On the other hand, the updates occur live as the tournament proceeds.

FAQ On UEFA Women's Coefficients

Here are FAQs that will give you more information on the UEFA Women's Coefficient by answering different questions surrounding the topic:

What is The point of UEFA Women’s Coefficients?

The point of UEFA Women's Coefficients is to help determine the number of entries a country will make in the European Leagues. It also helps in seeding and ranking teams during international competitions.

When Does UEFA Update Its Women’s Club Coefficients?

UEFA updates women's club coefficients live as the tournament continues. Therefore, the further you get in the UEFA tournaments, the more points you earn.

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

England is in the fourth position in the current UEFA women's coefficient. Based on their performance for the past five years, they have managed to accumulate 66.000 points.

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

You can find the current UEFA women's coefficients on the UEFA official website. You can also find live updates here, on the Oddspedia website.

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

Based on the UEFA official page, Europe's number 1 ranked women's club team is Olympique Lyonnais. The club occupies the top position with 128.66 points.

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

Not necessarily! The no1 coefficient club does not always win the women's UEFA Champions League. This is because the data used to calculate the UEFA Women's Coefficient spans over five years. However, they will be the bookies' favorites to lift the Euros.

Who Is The Lowest Ranked UEFA Women’s National Team?

The lowest ranked UEFA Women's national team is Moldova, with 2.000 points. Moldova earned one point for the 2020/21 season and another one point during the 21/22 season.

Is There A Women's UEFA EUROPA League?

No, there is no women's UEFA Europa League at the moment. The only European soccer league available for women is the UEFA Champions League.

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