Who is in this season's UEFA Champions League?

Twenty-two teams, including debutants RB Leipzig, enter the UEFA Champions League in the group stage with a further 57 involved in qualifying. Here is the full list.

Holders Real Madrid hope to add a 13th European title in 2017/18
Holders Real Madrid hope to add a 13th European title in 2017/18 ©Getty Images

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League began with the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds on 19 June 2017 and will end with the final at Kyiv's NSK Olimpiyskyi on Saturday 26 May 2018. UEFA.com explains who is involved.

FULL SEASON CALENDAR

The list below is provisional and is subject to pending legal proceedings and final confirmation from UEFA.

Group stage (draw 24 August)

Pot 1 (holders & champions of other top eight-ranked nations)
Real Madrid (ESP, holders) coefficient 176.999
Bayern München (GER) 154.899
Juventus (ITA) 140.666
Benfica (POR) 111.866
Chelsea (ENG) 106.192
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 87.526
Monaco (FRA) 62.333
Spartak Moskva (RUS) 18.606

New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde’s European highlights
New Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde’s European highlights

Other pots
Barcelona (ESP) 151.999
Atlético Madrid (ESP) 142.999
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 126.333
Borussia Dortmund (GER) 124.899
Manchester City (ENG) 100.192
Porto (POR) 98.866
Manchester United (ENG) 95.192
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 77.192
Basel (SUI) 74.415
Anderlecht (BEL) 58.840
Roma (ITA) 53.666
Beşiktaş (TUR) 45.840
Feyenoord (NED) 23.212
RB Leipzig (GER) 15.899
Ten play-off winners to be confirmed

Play-off round (draw 4 August)

Champions route
Ten third qualifying round winners to be confirmed

Watch Liverpool's epic 2005 comeback again
Watch Liverpool's epic 2005 comeback again

League route
Sevilla (ESP) 112.999
Napoli (ITA) 88.666
Liverpool (ENG) 56.192
Sporting CP (POR) 36.866
Hoffenheim (GER) 15.899
Five third qualifying round winners to be confirmed

Third qualifying round (draw 14 July)

Champions route
Olympiacos (GRE) 64.580
Celtic (SCO) 42.785
Salzburg (AUT) 40.570
København (DEN) 37.800
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 34.175
BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.475
Legia Warszawa (POL) 28.450
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Maribor (SVN) 21.125
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
Astana (KAZ) 16.800
Partizan (SRB) 16.075
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550
Rosenborg (NOR) 12.665
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 11.150
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.875
Slavia Praha (CZE) 8.135
FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 6.175
Vitorul (ROU) 5.870
Vardar (MKD) 5.125

League route
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 67.526
Ajax (NED) 67.212
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) 40.635
CSKA Moskva (RUS) 39.606
Club Brugge (BEL) 39.480
FCSB (ROU) 35.370
Young Boys (SUI) 28.915
Nice (FRA) 16.833
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) 10.340
AEK Athens (GRE) 6.580

Celtic went undefeated in the league last season
Celtic went undefeated in the league last season©Getty Images

Second qualifying round

Celtic (SCO) 42.785
Salzburg (AUT) 40.570
København (DEN) 37.800
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 34.175
BATE Borisov (BLR) 29.475
Legia Warszawa (POL) 28.450
APOEL (CYP) 26.210
Maribor (SVN) 21.125
Qarabağ (AZE) 18.050
Malmö (SWE) 16.945
Astana (KAZ) 16.800
Partizan (SRB) 16.075
Rijeka (CRO) 15.550
Rosenborg (NOR) 12.665
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) 11.150
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) 10.875
FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) 6.175
Žilina (SVK) 5.850
Žalgiris (LTU) 5.825
Dundalk (IRL) 5.815
The New Saints (WAL) 5.775
Vardar (MKD) 5.125
Dudelange (LUX) 4.975
Kukës (ALB) 4.575
Zrinjski (BIH) 4.050
Linfield (NIR) 3.650
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) 3.300
Víkingur (FRO) 2.950
Budapest Honvéd (HUN) 2.900
Hibernians (MLT) 2.800
Alashkert (ARM) 2.525
IFK Mariehamn (FIN) 2.030
Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) 1.975
Samtredia (GEO) 1.525

Linfield manager David Healy
Linfield manager David Healy©Sportsfile

First qualifying round

The New Saints (WAL) 5.775
Linfield (NIR) 3.650
Víkingur (FRO) 2.950
Hibernians (MLT) 2.800
FC Santa Coloma (AND) 2.733
Alashkert (ARM) 2.525
La Fiorita (SMR) 1.566
Europa (GIB) 1.500
FCI Tallinn (EST) 1.300
Trepça '89 (KOS) 0.000

A country's representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking at the start of the previous season, which is calculated over a five-year basis. Twenty-two teams automatically enter this season's competition in the group stage (including Manchester United as UEFA Europa League winners), with a further 57 teams taking part in qualifying.

Headline figures

  • Real Madrid will attempt to become the first team to win three European Cups in a row since Bayern München in 1974–76.
  • England has five representatives, including four starting in the group stage, as Manchester United won the UEFA Europa League but finished outside the Premier League's top four.
  • RB Leipzig will make their UEFA Champions League debut in the group phase.
  • Other debutants: Hoffenheim, Vitorul, İstanbul Başakşehir, Kukës, IFK Mariehamn, Spartaks Jūrmala, Víkingur, Samtredia, FCI Tallinn, Europa and Trepça '89, the first entrants from Kosovo.