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Champions League scenarios and Tottenham UEFA coefficient permutations explained

April 17, 2024

Tottenham could see their Champions League hopes boosted this evening as the quarter-finals come to an end.

Tottenham will have all eyes on tonight’s Champions League quarter-finals with the outcome of the ties having a big impact on whether the north Londoners will play in the competition next season.

Spurs currently sit fifth in the Premier League table meaning they are on course to miss out on a place in the Champions League for the 2024/25 season. However, the new format being implemented next season in the competition could see fifth-place warrant a place.

Two of the four extra places are handed to countries with the highest UEFA coefficient ranking based on results from teams’ in Europe this campaign. Points are awarded for how far each club goes in a UEFA competition, with the average being sought for each country when the scores are divided by the number of the clubs taking part in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

Countries get two points for win, one for a draw (after extra time) and additional bonus points for progressing for the reads. Ahead of Wednesday night’s double-header – which sees Arsenal take on Bayern Munich and Manchester City host Real Madrid – England (16.750) are currently outside the two places with Italy (18.428) and Germany (17.214) leading the way.


Borussia Dortmund’s progress to the semi-final has handed England’s hopes of gaining an additional spot a blow but the coefficient rankings could change yet again following tonight’s second-legs. Before kick-off, England had 134 points (which divided by the eight teams representing the country in Europe) gives them a coefficient ranking of 16.750. Germany have 120.5 points meaning they sit above with 17.214,

Should Arsenal and Man City qualify to the semi-final of the Champions League, England would overtake Germany for the second spot.


Credit: Football London



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