a) All intercontinental and continental competitions are considered for the club rankings. Each confederation has a main competition (generally referred to as the Champions League, except in the case of CONMEBOL where it is known as the Copa Libertadores) and several secondary competitions, including continental super cups. Currently, there are only two intercontinental competitions being held: the FIFA Club World Cup (which includes champions from all continents) and a regional champions league involving some countries from the Asian and African confederations.
b) The UEFA Champions League is the largest competition in the world, with the winner receiving a total of 300 bonus points. This competition serves as a benchmark for all others, with the Copa Libertadores rated at 90% of the UCL (awarding 270 bonus points) and the UEFA Europa League awarding 190 bonus points. The secondary competition for each confederation is rated between 40% and 65% of the main competition. For the main Champions League competition in CONCACAF, AFC, CAF, and OFC, other factors such as "national points distribution" were taken into consideration.
|1||Final||125 / 90||24.0||8.0|
|2||3rd Place Match||65 / 45||21.0||7.0|
|4||5th Place Match||30 / 20||21.0||7.0|
|6||Preliminary Round||/ 10||15.0||5.0|
|5||Second Qualifying Round||3.0||1.0|
|6||First Qualifying Round||3.0||1.0|
|4||Round of 16||40||21.0||7.0|
|5||Groups Stage||40 / 40||15.0||5.0|
|7||Third Qualifying Round||7.5||2.5|
|8||Second Qualifying Round||6.0||2.0|
|9||First Qualifying Round||4.5||1.5|
|4||Round of 16||25||15.0||5.0|
|5||Knockout Round Play-offs||20||15.0||5.0|
|6||Groups Stage||20 / 20||12.0||4.0|
|8||Third Qualifying Round||6.0||2.0|
|4||Round of 16||15||12.0||4.0|
|5||Knockout Round Play-offs||10||12.0||4.0|
|6||Groups Stage||10 / 10||10.5||3.5|
|8||Third Qualifying Round||6.0||2.0|
|9||Second Qualifying Round||4.5||1.5|
|10||First Qualifying Round||4.5||1.5|
|1||Final||30 / 15||21.0||7.0|
|4||Round of 16||35||18.0||6.0|
|5||Groups Stage||35 / 35||15.0||5.0|
|4||Round of 16||20||15.0||5.0|
|5||Knockout Round Play-offs||15||15.0||5.0|
|5||Knockout Round Play-offs Participation Bonus||15||0.0||0.0|
|6||Groups Stage||30 / 15||12.0||4.0|
|1||Final||30 / 15||18.0||6.0|
|4||Round of 16||20||10.5||3.5|
|5||Round of 16 Participation Bonus||20||0.0||0.0|
|2||Third Place Match||7.5||2.5|
|4||Round of 16||10||7.5||2.5|
|5||Round of 32||7||7.5||2.5|
|6||Groups Stage||5 / 5||6.0||2.0|
|3||Play-In Round (QF losers)||7.5||2.5|
|4||Groups Stage||7 / 7||6.0||2.0|
|5||Groups Stage Participation Bonus||5||0.0||0.0|
|2||Third Place Match||6.0||2.0|
|3||Groups Stage||5 / 5||4.5||1.5|
|4||Groups Stage Participation Bonus||3||0.0||0.0|
|4||Round of 16||20||12.0||4.0|
|5||Groups Stage||20 / 20||10.5||3.5|
|7||Preliminary Round 2||4.5||1.5|
|8||Preliminary Round 1||4.5||1.5|
|2||West Asia Final (SF)||15||9.0||3.0|
|2||Inter-zone Play-Offs Finals (SF)||15||9.0||3.0|
|3||West Asia Semifinals (QF)||12||9.0||3.0|
|3||Inter-zone Play-Offs Semifinals (QF)||12||9.0||3.0|
|4||ASEAN Finals (PO)||9.0||3.0|
|5||ASEAN Semifinals (PO)||9.0||3.0|
|6||Groups Stage||10 / 10||6.0||2.0|
|8||Preliminary Round 2||3.0||1.0|
|9||Preliminary Round 1||3.0||1.0|
|4||Groups Stage||20 / 20||10.5||3.5|
|4||Groups Stage||10 / 10||7.5||2.5|
|1||Final||15 / 7||12.0||4.0|
|2||Third Place Match||4.5||1.5|
|3||Groups Stage||10 / 10||6.0||2.0|
|4||Preliminary Round||7 / 7||3.0||1.0|
Bonus points are awarded for winning the indicated phase (or finishing second in the group stage or losing a super cup final). Teams that are automatically qualified for the group stages (e.g. UEFA Champions League) receive the points awarded for winning the play-off round (40 points in the case of the UCL). The points awarded for each phase vary, taking into account three types of phases: preliminary, regular (group stages), and final (knockout stages after the group stages). Additionally, the points earned for a win or a draw are different. For example, a win in the UCL final is awarded 21 points, while a play-off win is only awarded 9 points.
a) The points earned by clubs in all the competitions are taken into account in the country coefficients. But not the all: for example, some countries from the South American confederation have a big advantage with almost 14 teams per season for the continental competitions. To ensure a fair ranking, it was decided that only the top 5 clubs for each season, for each country, would be considered for the coefficients. There are still some disadvantaged countries, such as Europe with only 4 teams for the continental competitions or Oceania with only one confederation tournament and 2 teams from each country that qualify. This is mostly due to a competition with a low number of teams or a poor coefficient in the official ranking of the confederations. Nevertheless, the aim is to provide each country with a fair chance to participate in the ranking.
b) Coefficients rankings are used to determine the importance of leagues in the world. More details about this in the bottom of the page.
The distribution points are used to determine the strength of the country's league and cups. The coefficients ranking categorizes each country into a specific category, where the top 3 leagues receive 100 points and the national cup is awarded 40% of that, the league cup winner is awarded 20% and the super cup 10%. The points are then reduced based on a table.
The coefficients ranking is used to determine the national category for each season, taking into account both fall-spring and spring-fall seasons, and is used for the next 2 years, skipping one year. So the 2022 coefficient ranking will be used for the 2023/24 (fall-spring) or 2024 (spring-fall) season.
The Cups Minimum Phase column indicates the minimum phase of national knockout competitions that will be counted towards the ranking. This means that teams from lower divisions may be included in the ranking based on their participation in the later stages of national cups.
Domestic competitions, such as the England Premier League, are only added to the leaderboard once they have been completed. This is because continental matches are given priority, and the ranking updates only take effect after each continental round or after a national tournament has ended.
|#|| Positions in|
|1||1||3||3||100||35||20||40||16||20||10||6.0||2.0||Round of 16|
|2||4||6||3||95||33||19||38||15||19||10||5.7||1.9||Round of 16|
|3||7||10||4||90||32||18||36||14||18||9||5.4||1.8||Round of 16|
|4||11||12||2||85||30||17||34||14||17||9||5.1||1.7||Round of 16|
|5||13||14||2||80||28||16||32||13||16||8||5.1||1.7||Round of 16|
|6||15||16||2||75||26||15||30||12||15||8||4.8||1.6||Round of 16|
|7||17||18||2||70||25||14||28||11||14||7||4.8||1.6||Round of 16|
|8||19||20||2||65||23||13||26||10||13||7||4.8||1.6||Round of 16|
|9||21||23||3||60||21||12||24||10||12||6||4.5||1.5||Round of 16|
|10||24||26||3||55||19||11||22||9||11||6||4.5||1.5||Round of 16|
|11||27||30||4||50||18||10||20||8||10||5||4.2||1.4||Round of 16|
|12||31||35||5||45||16||-||18||7||9||5||3.9||1.3||Round of 16|
|13||36||40||5||40||14||-||16||6||8||4||3.9||1.3||Round of 16|
|14||41||45||5||35||12||-||14||6||7||4||3.6||1.2||Round of 16|
|15||46||50||5||30||11||-||12||5||6||3||3.6||1.2||Round of 16|
|16||51||60||10||25||9||-||10||4||5||3||3.3||1.1||Round of 16|
The club ranking is calculated based on the results of the last five years of intercontinental, continental, and national competitions. The most recent year has a full point value of 100%, while each preceding year has a decreasing value, with the 5th year counting for only 50% of its original value. For instance, the Club World Ranking for 2022 is determined by taking into account 100% of the points earned in 2022, 80% of the points earned in 2021, 70% of the points earned in 2020, 60% of the points earned in 2019, and 50% of the points earned in 2018.
The club ranking is used to determine the strength of a country's league by considering the top 5 teams in the country. The sum of the points earned by these teams in both continental and national competitions is used to calculate the country's coefficient for that year. This method allows for a more comprehensive comparison of a country's overall results and helps to determine the strength of the national league based on the National League Categories.