The Belgian teams ultimately did not do badly in Europe this week either. Club Brugge and KAA Gent won, KRC Genk drew. As a result, Belgium is still firmly in the top ten of the European coefficient ranking.
The two wins and the draw allow us to add 1,000 points. Because Club Brugge is already assured of qualification for the next round in the Conference League, another 0,200 points are added – certainly not a bad week.
It has to be said that we have dropped a bit in this year’s ranking. We are now fifth due to the bonus points for the top countries, which would not be enough for an extra representative in the Champions League next year. But we continue to do well, and compared to the countries around us, we once again had the best week.
8,600 points this year
The gap with number 9 Turkey can still be called safe. The higher we end the season, the better for the distribution of European tickets for the coming seasons. This includes direct teams in the Champions League.
Last season 14,200 points were collected, but that was also due to Club Brugge’s top performance in the group stage of the Champions League. But with 8,600 points we are already well on our way to having an excellent year this season as well.
UEFA coefficient ranking:
1. England – 95,053
2. Spain – 82,114
3. Italy – 78,426
4. Germany – 77,328
5. Netherlands – 57,500 (+ 0,400 this week)
6. France – 57,497 (+1,166 this week)
7. Portugal – 50,482 (+0,666 this week)
8. Belgium – 43,000 (+ 1,200 this week)
9. Turkey – 35,350 (+ 0 this week)
10. Scotland – 33,350 (+0,700 this week)
11. Austria – 31,400 (+ 0,400 this week)
12. Switzerland – 31,175 (+0,400 this week)