Milan up four positions on UEFA’s ranking but still trailing five Serie A teams

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan have improved their position on UEFA’s Club Coefficient list thanks to their impressive run in the Champions League last season. However, the Rossoneri still have a long way to go. 

As confirmed by UEFA, Milan are up four positions from 37 to 33 for this year’s edition of the Club Coefficient ranking, with a score of 43k. The list is updated each year by UEFA and is based on the last five seasons, more specifically on performances on a European level.

Milan have only just returned to the Champions League on a consistent basis and last season’s run in the competition has certainly helped them a lot. However, they are still behind five league rivals: Atalanta (25th place, 53k), Napoli (18, 63k), Juventus (10, 80k), Roma (9, 80k) and Inter (8, 81k).

As said, the Rossoneri have only just regained stability after the so-called ‘banter era’ and it will take a few seasons for them to get the score up. Hopefully, Stefano Pioli’s men will go far this season too.

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  1. Nah… Who cares? A ranking based only on the last five seasons simply doesn’t have any relevance in my opinion. What really matters is the whole picture.

    1. That ranking is the basis of seeding for all European competitions – it’s how they allow it to be skewed towards the top teams and keep the money at the top. It’s pretty damn important for sustainability as it determines UCL groups. To be fair, it will get less important in the new era.

      1. Sorry, I’m wrong, it’ll be more important from next year. It will allow two teams to qualify for the UCL on coefficient alone (not qualifying through the league) and it will determine initial group fixtures, playoff advantages and knock out opponents (I didn’t realise before just how horrible the new format is, trying to make it impossible for the tickets teams to get knocked out.

      2. The ranking makes things fair. Milan was not relevant in Europe for how many seasons before they returned to CL ?
        All this clubs ahead of Milan in ranking played Europe each year and made good results and they are rewarded for that. As such Milan must continue with good results in Europe and ranking will be better. 2019 was big hit for the club and affected a lot of ranking and I believe that in 2025 if Milan continues playing in Europe they will be in top 10 clubs on this list.

        1. Yes, but if the reward for doing well is money that makes it easier to do well and then they remove the various chances to get knocked out through ‘chance’ so there’s more chance of them doing well and making more money…… then it’s a closed loop that becomes harder and harder to change with time.

          This is a problem everywhere in football though, but it gets worse and worse. Hence why so many leagues are dominated by a handful of clubs these days.

  2. Coefficient helps you go in a higher pot and don’t play 2 big teams, but there are exceptions. Newcastle with 0 games in the last 5 years in Europe should play in pot 4 so that will be a killer group..

  3. This ranking might be irritating but it does matter with regards to what kind of group we draw. We will continue to move further up I think.

  4. There’s no such thing as the banter era. Stop using that silly term. No one in Italy refers to any era as the banter era.

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