English football giants, Manchester City currently top the 2023/24 UEFA club coefficients following their treble-winning season.
The Champions League winners are trailed by Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, PSG, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Roma and Juventus in the top 10 according to UEFA’s latest coefficients released ahead of the 2023/24 season.
Manchester City who recently became the world’s most valuable football brand, ending Real Madrid’s four-year streak at the top saw a a positive increase of 34 per cent growth since the Covid-19 pandemic and has now reached an all-time high. Manchester City FC also boasts the highest revenue in this year’s table, a key driver in its ascent to the top.
Meanwhile, LaLiga giants Barcelona have dropped out of the top 10 clubs in Europe as the club’s recent failures in the UEFA Champions League have caught up with them.
Barcelona have failed to progress past the group stages of the last two Champions League tournaments and have also failed to get beyond the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League, leading to a sharp fall in coefficient as they dropped below Sevilla, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund.
The Blaugrana now find themselves in 14th place, down five spots from the 9th place that they occupied at the start of the 2022/23 season.
Despite finishing as Champions of Spain in the most recent season, Barcelona will need to improve their European performances to raise their standing on the continent.
The Catalan giants last won the UCL in 2015 and have been beyond the quarterfinal stage only once since then.
As LaLiga champions, Barcelona will not have to worry about being the second seed in the UCL group stage despite their low rankings, as the top group seeding is guaranteed to champions of the continent’s top-five leagues.