PSG Knocking on the Door Steps of UEFA’s Top Five Coefficient

Paris Saint-Germain finds itself on the doorstep of being one of the top five clubs in European football, at least when it comes to the UEFA coefficient, an index based on the five previous seasons.

With a chaotic group stage and a second-place behind Manchester City in Group A, PSG still qualified for the Round of 16 stage. However, they let slip points en route to scoring 17,000 points at the end of the group stage.

After a terrible group stage by FC Barcelona that saw them fail to reach the knockout rounds, it presented the capital club an opportunity to leap over. Now, with another deep run, they can perhaps break through the top five, especially if they advance past Real Madrid, who is ahead of them in the ranking. 

General ranking of clubs – last five seasons:

1. Bayern München: 133,000 points

2. Manchester City: 124,000 points

3. Liverpool: 122,000 points

4. Chelsea: 116,000 points

5. Real Madrid: 113,000 points

6. Paris Saint-Germain: 110,000 points

7. FC Barcelona: 108,000 points

8. Juventus: 106,000 points

9. Manchester United: 104,000 points

10. Atlético Madrid: 100,000 points

UEFA has also updated its coefficient over the past ten years. PSG is in 7th place and is getting closer to Atlético Madrid, who are only 3,000 points ahead of him. This ranking is mainly used to pay performance bonuses (almost €27.7-million in previous years), a significant jackpot for the French giants. 

Overall club ranking – last ten seasons:

1. Real Madrid: 355,000 points

2. Bayern München: 315,000 points

3. FC Barcelona: 280,000 points

4. Juventus: 249,000 points

5. Chelsea: 235,000 points

6. Atlético Madrid: 230,000 points

7. Paris Saint-Germain: 227,000 points

8. Manchester City: 210,000 points

9. Manchester United: 207,000 points

10. Liverpool: 203,000 points

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