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UEFA Champions League list of participants

Published: Friday 22 June 2012, 17.26CET
A total of 22 teams automatically enter the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage with the remaining slots taken by the ten sides who come through qualifying.
UEFA Champions League list of participants
Chelsea enter in the group stage as holders ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Friday 22 June 2012, 17.26CET

UEFA Champions League list of participants

A total of 22 teams automatically enter the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage with the remaining slots taken by the ten sides who come through qualifying.

The 2012/13 UEFA Champions League begins with the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on 25 June 2012 and ends with the final at Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday 25 May 2013.

A country's representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking, which is calculated over a five-year basis. Twenty-two teams automatically enter this season's competition in the group stage, with a further 54 teams taking part in qualifying.

UEFA Champions League group stage
PositionClubCoefficient
1Chelsea FC (ENG) – holders135.882
2FC Barcelona (ESP)157.837
3Manchester United FC (ENG)141.882
4FC Bayern München (GER)133.037
5Real Madrid CF (ESP)121.837
6Arsenal FC (ENG)113.882
7FC Porto (POR)98.069
8AC Milan (ITA)89.996
9Valencia CF (ESP)89.837
10SL Benfica (POR)87.069
11FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)84.026
12FC Zenit St Petersburg (RUS)79.066
13FC Schalke 04 (GER)78.037
14Manchester City FC (ENG)63.882
15SC Braga (POR)63.069
16FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)62.026
17Olympiacos FC (GRE)61.420
18AFC Ajax (NED)58.103
19RSC Anderlecht (BEL)48.480
20Juventus (ITA)46.996
21FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)46.066
22Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)45.835
23LOSC Lille (FRA)38.835
24Galatasaray AŞ (TUR)38.310
25Celtic FC (SCO)32.728
26Borussia Dortmund (GER)31.037
27FC BATE Borisov (BLR)29.641
28GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)24.774
29CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)18.764
30Málaga CF (ESP)16.837
31Montpellier Hérault SC (FRA)11.835
32FC Nordsjælland (DEN)8.005

The 32 teams will be split into four seeding pots of eight, and one from each pot will be drawn into eight groups at the group stage draw in Monaco on 30 August.

UEFA Champions League play-off – league route
PositionClubCoefficient
1SC Braga (POR)63.069
2FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)62.026
3Panathinaikos FC (GRE)*50.920
4FC København (DEN)*46.505
5FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)46.066
6Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)*41.310
7Udinese Calcio (ITA)*38.996
8LOSC Lille (FRA)38.835
9Málaga CF (ESP)16.837
10VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)*15.037

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated, moved to UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Champions League play-off – champions route
PositionClubCoefficient
1FC Basel 1893 (SUI)*53.360
2RSC Anderlecht (BEL)48.480
3Celtic FC (SCO)32.728
4FC BATE Borisov (BLR)29.641
5GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)24.774
6CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)18.764
7Helsingborgs IF (SWE)*12.680
8NK Maribor (SVN)*6.424
9AEL Limassol FC (CYP)*5.099
10Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)*4.400

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated, moved to UEFA Europa League group stage

UEFA Champions League third qualifying round – league route
PositionClubCoefficient
1FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)62.026
2Panathinaikos FC (GRE)50.920
3FC København (DEN)46.505
4Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)41.310
5Club Brugge KV (BEL)*35.480
6FC Vaslui (ROU)*13.764
7Feyenoord (NED)*12.603
8Motherwell FC (SCO)*6.728

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated, moved to UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA Champions League third qualifying round – champions route
PositionClubCoefficient
1FC Basel 1893 (SUI)53.360
2RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
48.480
3Celtic FC (SCO)
32.728
4FC BATE Borisov (BLR)29.641
5GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)24.774
6CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)18.764
7FK Partizan (SRB)*14.350
8Helsingborgs IF (SWE)
12.680
9FC Sheriff (MDA)*9.849
10Debreceni VSC (HUN)*
7.950
11NK Maribor (SVN)6.424
12FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)*5.570
13WKS Śląsk Wroclaw (POL)*5.483
14HJK Helsinki (FIN)*5.326
15AEL Limassol FC (CYP)5.099
16FK Ekranas (LTU)*4.875
17Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)4.400
18Molde FK (NOR)*3.935
19F91 Dudelange (LUX)*2.716
20Neftçi PFK (AZE)*2.241

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated, moved to UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
PositionClubCoefficient
1FC Basel 1893 (SUI)53.360
2FC BATE Borisov (BLR)29.641
3FC Salzburg (AUT)*29.225
4GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)24.774
5MŠK Žilina (SVK)*14.974
6FK Partizan (SRB)14.350
7Helsingborgs IF (SWE)12.680
8FC Sheriff (MDA)9.849
9Debreceni VSC (HUN)7.950
10NK Maribor (SVN)6.424
11FK Ventspils (LVA)*5.674
12FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)5.570
13WKS Śląsk Wroclaw (POL)5.483
14HJK Helsinki (FIN)5.326
15AEL Limassol FC (CYP)5.099
16FK Ekranas (LTU)4.875
17FC Zestafoni (GEO)*4.733
18Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)*4.475
19Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)4.400
20Molde FK (NOR)3.935
21FK Željezničar (BIH)*3.683
22KR Reykjavík (ISL)*3.566
23PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)*2.850
24The New Saints FC (WAL)*2.799
25Linfield FC (NIR)*2.766
26F91 Dudelange (LUX)2.716
27Valletta FC (MLT)*2.616
28FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)*2.375
29FC Flora Tallinn (EST)*2.283
30Neftçi PFK (AZE)2.241
31FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)*1.816
32KS Skënderbeu (ALB)*1.783
33FK Vardar (MKD)*1.133
34Ulisses FC (ARM)*0.941

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated

UEFA Champions League first qualifying round
PositionClubCoefficient
1Linfield FC (NIR)2.766
2F91 Dudelange (LUX)2.716
3Valletta FC (MLT)2.616
4SP Tre Penne (SMR)*0.933
5FC Lusitans (AND)*0.700
6B36 Tórshavn (FRO)*0.533

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated

31.037

Last updated: 29/08/12 23.13CET

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