Tottenham have gone above Man Utd in the UEFA coefficient rankings for the first time in their history

Tottenham Hotspur are playing some of their best football ever under Mauricio Pochettino and as a result, they have overtaken Manchester United in the UEFA
Club Coefficients ranking for the first time in their history. Spurs come in at 17th whereas United are in the 18th place.

UEFA club coefficients ranking

The club coefficient rankings are decided by reviewing the performances of the various clubs in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League over the previous five seasons.

The coefficient of the league in which a club primarily plies his trade also plays a part.

The clubs receive two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a defeat in games of the main stages of the Champions League and the Europa League.

The ranking is used to decide a club’s seeding in the competition draws so that the draw is fair.

Spurs making strides

Tottenham Hotspur and United are both on 78 points each but as Spurs are still in contention to win the trophy, we do see them rising higher in the ranking.

The rise in the rankings truly reflect on the success that Pochettino is achieving at Tottenham. They are playing some amazing football and have a squad mixed with both experience and young players. The players are hungry for success and are longing to bring that success to the new Tottenham Stadium. What an opening season that would be!

United falling behind

Manchester United on the other hand, are on a decline and are set to play in the Europa League next season after coming 6th in the recently concluded Premier League season.

With a lack of depth in their squad and the attackers not finding their feet, United have fallen down the pecking order and this season they are the only top 6 team without anything to show for.

How Tottenham have fared in Europe in their last 5 campaigns

  • 2014/15 – 21st place – Knocked out in the round of 32 of the Europa League
  • 2015/16 – 23rd place – Knocked out in the round of 16 of the Europa League
  • 2016/17- 20th place – 3rd place group stage finish, subsequently out in the round of 32
  • 2017/18- 19th place – Knocked out in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League
  • 2018/19-17th place – In the finals of the UEFA Champions League

Tottenham have been in and out of the UCL and UEL over the last 4 campaigns. However, this season they are in the final and against the odds, are looking to go all the way.

Spurs will take on Liverpool (currently on 11th place in the coefficient ranking) in the UCL final on June 1st in Madrid and will look to end the season in the best possible way, a Champions League Trophy to their name.