2017/18 UEFA Champions League participants

A total of 22 teams automatically enter the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage with the remaining slots taken by the ten sides who come through qualifying.

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The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League began with the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds on 19 June 2017 and will end with the final at Kyiv's NSK Olimpiyskyi on Saturday 26 May 2018. UEFA.com explains who is involved.

FULL SEASON CALENDAR

The list below is provisional and is subject to pending legal proceedings and final confirmation from UEFA.

Group stage (draw 24 August)

Pot 1 (holders & champions of other top eight-ranked nations)
Real Madrid (ESP, holders) coefficient 176.999
Bayern München (GER) 154.899
Juventus (ITA) 140.666
Benfica (POR) 111.866
Chelsea (ENG) 106.192
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 87.526
Monaco (FRA) 62.333
Spartak Moskva (RUS) 18.606

Pot 2
Barcelona (ESP) 151.999
Atlético Madrid (ESP) 142.999
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 126.333
Borussia Dortmund (GER) 124.899
Sevilla (ESP) 112.999
Manchester City (ENG) 100.192
Porto (POR) 98.866
Manchester United (ENG) 95.192

Pot 3
Napoli (ITA) 88.666
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 77.192
Basel (SUI) 74.415
Olympiacos (GRE) 64.580
Anderlecht (BEL) 58.840
Liverpool (ENG) 56.192
Roma (ITA) 53.666
Beşiktaş (TUR) 45.840

Pot 4
Celtic (SCO) 42.785
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 39.606
Sporting CP (POR) 36.866
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Feyenoord (NED) 23.212
Maribor (SVN) 21.125
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
RB Leipzig (GER) 15.899

Play-off round

Champions route
Olympiacos (GRE) 64.580
Celtic (SCO) 42.785
København (DEN) 37.800
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Maribor (SVN) 21.125
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
Astana (KAZ) 16.800
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.875
Slavia Praha (CZE) 8.135

League route
Sevilla (ESP) 112.999
Napoli (ITA) 88.666
Liverpool (ENG) 56.192
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 39.606
Sporting CP (POR) 36.866
FCSB (ROU) 35.370
Young Boys (SUI) 28.915
Nice (FRA) 16.833
Hoffenheim (GER) 15.899
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 10.340

Third qualifying round

Champions route
Olympiacos (GRE) 64.580
Celtic (SCO) 42.785
Salzburg (AUT) 40.570
København (DEN) 37.800
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 34.175
BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.475
Legia Warszawa (POL) 28.450
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Maribor (SVN) 21.125
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
Astana (KAZ) 16.800
Partizan (SRB) 16.075
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550
Rosenborg (NOR) 12.665
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 11.150
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.875
Slavia Praha (CZE) 8.135
FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 6.175
Vitorul (ROU) 5.870
Vardar (MKD) 5.125

League route
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 67.526
Ajax (NED) 67.212
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 40.635
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 39.606
Club Brugge (BEL) 39.480
FCSB (ROU) 35.370
Young Boys (SUI) 28.915
Nice (FRA) 16.833
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 10.340
AEK Athens (GRE) 6.580

Second qualifying round

Celtic (SCO) 42.785
Salzburg (AUT) 40.570
København (DEN) 37.800
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 34.175
BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.475
Legia Warszawa (POL) 28.450
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Maribor (SVN) 21.125
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
Malmö (SWE) 16.945
Astana (KAZ) 16.800
Partizan (SRB) 16.075
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550
Rosenborg (NOR) 12.665
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 11.150
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.875
FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 6.175
Žilina (SVK) 5.850
Žalgiris (LTU) 5.825
Dundalk (IRL) 5.815
The New Saints (WAL) 5.775
Vardar (MKD) 5.125
Dudelange (LUX) 4.975
Kukës (ALB) 4.575
Zrinjski (BIH) 4.050
Linfield (NIR) 3.650
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) 3.300
Víkingur (FRO) 2.950
Budapest Honvéd (HUN) 2.900
Hibernians (MLT) 2.800
Alashkert (ARM) 2.525
IFK Mariehamn (FIN) 2.030
Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) 1.975
Samtredia (GEO) 1.525

First qualifying round

The New Saints (WAL) 5.775
Linfield (NIR) 3.650
Víkingur (FRO) 2.950
Hibernians (MLT) 2.800
FC Santa Coloma (AND) 2.733
Alashkert (ARM) 2.525
La Fiorita (SMR) 1.566
Europa (GIB) 1.500
FCI Tallinn (EST) 1.300
Trepça '89 (KOS) 0.000

A country's representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking at the start of the previous season, which is calculated over a five-year basis. Twenty-two teams automatically enter this season's competition in the group stage (including Manchester United as UEFA Europa League winners), with a further 57 teams taking part in qualifying.