Borussia Dortumund Rises to 7th in UEFA Club Rankings; Bayern Remains 2nd

Riding a string of strong results in Europa League, Borussia Dortmund has moved past Juventus Turin, the club that knocked the BVB out of last year’s Champions League, into seventh place in UEFA’s latest club-coefficient rankings.


FC Bayern München remains in second place behind Real Madrid CF in the 456-club list. Germany’s four other current Champions League competitors — Bayer Leverkusen (18), VfL Wolfsburg(48), and Borussia Mönchengladbach(49) — all dropped since the last rankings were issued.

Bayern and Dortmund are the only Bundesliga clubs in the top ten. Spain’s La Liga has three clubs among (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Athletico Madrid) in the top five.

The BVB is one of only two German clubs to move up in the latest edition of the rankings. FC Augsburg(101), coming off a pair of victories over AZ Alkmaar, moved up to 101st.

FC Schalke 04 remains in 12th, making the Revierderby rivals the two highest-ranked clubs of all current Europa League participants.



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Randall Hauk is a freelance writer living in the United States while covering German football. He is currently the publisher of Planet Effzeh, an English-language site covering 1. FC Köln. He wrote about the German national team for the Telegraph as part of their World Cup Nation coverage.