It is not a trophy, but Real Madrid can take pride in the fact that they are sitting atop the UEFA rankings table for the fifth year in a row.
Los Blancos have accumulated 146,000 points, ahead of Barcelona (138,000), Bayern Munich (128,000), Atletico Madrid (127,000), Juventus (124,000), Manchester City (106,000), Sevilla (104,000), Paris Saint-Germain (103,000), Arsenal (101,000) and Porto (93,000).
Madrid only managed to add 19,000 points after a dreadful season in which they went out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage, while Barcelona added 30,000 thanks to their semi-final exploits.
The coefficient rankings are based on a side’s results in the Champions League and Europa League over the last five seasons. Atletico occupy fourth spot, with Madrid and Barcelona being first and second, in what is further evidence of Spanish football’s dominance over the rest of Europe, despite a down year this year.
In terms of the respective football associations, Spain lead this category by a large distance with 103,569 points. England are second with 85,462 while Italy are third with 73,725.