The UEFA women's association coefficients are based on the results of each association's clubs in the UEFA Women's Champions League over a five-year period.
They are then used to determine the position of an association in the competition access list: eg the associations' positions in the 2019/20 UEFA Women's Champions League access list (and therefore club allocations to the competition) are determined on the basis of the five-season association coefficients established at the end of the 2017/18 season, i.e. the cumulative total of the associations' season coefficients from seasons 2013/14 to 2017/18 inclusive.
The season coefficient of an association is calculated by adding up the points obtained by all its clubs in a given season, then dividing the total by the number of clubs from that association that took part in the competition.
a. Points awarded in the qualifying round:
1 point for a win by an eliminated club
0.5 points for a draw by an eliminated club
0 points for a defeat.
b. Points awarded from the round of 32 onwards:
2 points for a win
1 point for a draw
0 points for a defeat
c. Bonus points:
Clubs which reach the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals or final are awarded an extra point for each such round. In addition, three points are awarded for participation in the round of 32.
Match points are awarded only for matches which have actually been played, in accordance with the final scores ratified by UEFA. Penalty shoot-outs do not count. Coefficients are calculated to the thousandth and not rounded up.
If a club refuses to enter the competition, or is excluded from or not admitted to the competition and is not replaced by another club from the same association, the association's coefficient is calculated by dividing the total number of points obtained by its clubs by the number of clubs the association was entitled to enter according to the access list.
If two or more associations are ranked equally, the following criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine their final rankings:
● their coefficients in the most recent of the seasons on which the rankings are based
their coefficients in the next most recent season in which they are not equal
● drawing of lots
They will be updated after each round of UEFA Women's Champions League matches.