They have yet to get beyond the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League, but Manchester City’s regular presence and gradual improvement in Europe’s most prestigious tournament has had its rewards.
Other than the obvious financial incentives from being in the cash-laden Champions League, City have accumulated 94.363 coefficient points over the last five seasons in Europe, making them England’s highest ranked side.
In fact, City are the only Premier League club in the top ten, with Arsenal the next best in eleventh place. The result of this is that despite not being in Pot 1 of next season’s Champions League – that honour is reserved for champions from the top eight leagues (Chelsea in England’s case) – City’s coefficient ranking means they will be in Pot 2, along with the likes of Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, PSG and neighbours Manchester United, who despite being ranked 16th will be in Pot 2 because so many of those above them haven’t qualified for the Champions League.
Here is the latest club rankings list from UEFA: