Only one French representative is left in European competitions. After winning the first leg (2-1), OM confirmed their qualification for the semi-finals of the Europa League Conference with a 1-0 win at PAOK. The Olympians meet the Dutch from Feyenoord and will try to raise the UEFA tricolor index a little bit more. This duel will also be of particular importance, as the Netherlands are ranked 2nd, just ahead of our country. We also have to look in the rear-view mirror because Spain are coming back strong.
The gap has even gotten smaller. La Liga managed to get two clubs into the last four of the Champions League, Villarral and Real Madrid, where OL in Ligue 1 was knocked out by West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The two championships are now 0.53 points apart and unfortunately there is a risk that this could swing in the Spaniards’ favor by the end of the season. Whatever happens in the coming weeks, this exercise will still have been very productive for our representatives, who achieved their best total in a long time.
A great vintage for the L1
And since this UEFA coefficient ranking is calculated over the last 5 seasons, it bodes well for the future, particularly for the Champions League reform that is due to come into force at the start of the 2024/2025 season and will take place in it very important to maintain its place in the European top 5. France is firmly tied with him at the moment as they are more than 6 points ahead of Portugal, their main rivals.
For the remainder of this season’s rankings, England, with 4 teams still in the running, stole first place from the Batavians and even took a good lead. In the standings, the gap to the nearest rivals could widen, particularly Spain and Germany, who have only two qualified clubs left this season. Italy is a little further behind with a 6th place finish for this fiscal year 2021/2022 and should remain so unless Roma win the C4.
Ranking of nations with the UEFA coefficient for the 2021/22 season (in brackets the number of clubs remaining in the competition and the number of clubs qualified for European competitions this season) as of 15/04/2022:
-1. England 19,857 points (4/7)
-2. Netherlands 18,400 points (1/5)
-3. France 18,250 points (1/6)
-4. Spain 17,714 points (2/7)
-5. Germany 15,071 points (2/7)
-6. Italy 14,857 points (1/7)
-7. Portugal 12,916 points (0/6)
-8th. Austria 10,400 points (0/5)
-9. Serbia 9,500 points (0/4)
-10. Greece 8,000 points (0/4)
Ranking of nations by UEFA coefficients over the last five seasons (between 2017 and 2022):
-1. England 105,498 points
-2. Spain 95,427 points
-3. Italy 76,045 points
-4. Germany 74,070 points
-5. France 59,915 points
-6. Portugal 53,382 points
-7. Netherlands 48,500 points
-8th. Austria 38,850 points
-9. Scotland 36,100 points
-10. Russia 34,482 points