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.

Chelsea enter in the group stage as holders
Chelsea enter in the group stage as holders ©AFP/Getty Images

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
Position Club Coefficient
1 Chelsea FC (ENG) – holders 135.882
2 FC Barcelona (ESP) 157.837
3 Manchester United FC (ENG) 141.882
4 FC Bayern München (GER) 133.037
5 Real Madrid CF (ESP) 121.837
6 Arsenal FC (ENG) 113.882
7 FC Porto (POR) 98.069
8 AC Milan (ITA) 89.996
9 Valencia CF (ESP) 89.837
10 SL Benfica (POR) 87.069
11 FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 84.026
12 FC Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) 79.066
13 FC Schalke 04 (GER) 78.037
14 Manchester City FC (ENG) 63.882
15 SC Braga (POR) 63.069
16 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 62.026
17 Olympiacos FC (GRE) 61.420
18 AFC Ajax (NED) 58.103
19 RSC Anderlecht (BEL) 48.480
20 Juventus (ITA) 46.996
21 FC Spartak Moskva (RUS) 46.066
22 Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 45.835
23 LOSC Lille (FRA) 38.835
24 Galatasaray AŞ (TUR) 38.310
25 Celtic FC (SCO) 32.728
26 Borussia Dortmund (GER) 31.037
27 FC BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.641
28 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 24.774
29 CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU) 18.764
30 Málaga CF (ESP) 16.837
31 Montpellier Hérault SC (FRA) 11.835
32 FC 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
Position Club Coefficient
1 SC Braga (POR) 63.069
2 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 62.026
3 Panathinaikos FC (GRE)* 50.920
4 FC København (DEN)* 46.505
5 FC Spartak Moskva (RUS) 46.066
6 Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)* 41.310
7 Udinese Calcio (ITA)* 38.996
8 LOSC Lille (FRA) 38.835
9 Málaga CF (ESP) 16.837
10 VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)* 15.037

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

UEFA Champions League play-off – champions route
Position Club Coefficient
1 FC Basel 1893 (SUI)* 53.360
2 RSC Anderlecht (BEL) 48.480
3 Celtic FC (SCO) 32.728
4 FC BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.641
5 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 24.774
6 CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU) 18.764
7 Helsingborgs IF (SWE)* 12.680
8 NK Maribor (SVN)* 6.424
9 AEL Limassol FC (CYP)* 5.099
10 Hapoel 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
Position Club Coefficient
1 FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 62.026
2 Panathinaikos FC (GRE) 50.920
3 FC København (DEN) 46.505
4 Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) 41.310
5 Club Brugge KV (BEL)* 35.480
6 FC Vaslui (ROU)* 13.764
7 Feyenoord (NED)* 12.603
8 Motherwell FC (SCO)* 6.728

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

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

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

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

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated

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

Seeds in bold
*Eliminated

31.037

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