Scotland has now matched its coefficient for the entire 17/18 season with Celtic and Rangers still in European competition. 

The 4.000 secured so far in qualification means that if all European competitions were to finish today, Scotland would start next season in 15th place in the coefficient table meaning that two teams would get into Champions League qualification.

Sadly, however, this is likely to change in the near future with a restructuring of European coefficient and the fact the both the Champions League and Europa League have not yet started proper for other teams to accrue points. 


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National coefficients are based on the results of each association's clubs in the five previous UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League seasons, and with Celtic and Rangers adding to the pot the news is certainly positive for Scottish football.

In 2017/18 Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone all qualified for Europe. Rangers famously lost to Progres Niederkorn contributing just 0.250 points to the coefficient. St Johnstone clocked up 'nul points' as they lost both legs to Lithuanian side Trakai. Aberdeen at least managed to progress past Široki Brijeg before being dumped out by Apollon Limassol, despite clocking a win at home. 

Celtic contributed the most seeing off Linfield, Rosenborg, and Astana before facing a difficult Champions League group against the likes of PSG, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht. 

European football after Christmas saw them defeated by Zenit St Petersburg, but they at least managed a home leg win. 

Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock have all racked up some points this season, contributing to an overall success (despite Celtic being out the Champions League qualification and Aberdeen and Kilmarnock being out altogether.)

For a win in European competitions during the playoffs for the top competitions in Europe each team playing for .250 national coefficient points for a win and 0.125 points for a draw in any fixture.

Ahead of this current season, Scotland sat in 20th position with the nations being in the top 10 getting an automatic place in the Champions League group stages.

The 11th ranked nation obtained a spot if the winners of the Champions League qualify for the competition via their league position.  

While many may not wish to support other Scottish teams in Europe, the overall success of clubs will contribute massively to future campaigns. 

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Two teams will get into Champions League qualification if Scotland manages to rise to 15th place.

A move up to 17th place would mean Scottish Champions League qualifiers would avoid the first qualifying round.

Over the last five seasons, Scotland’s coefficient has seen the nation drop through the coefficient rankings with the country winning 3.000 points in season 15/16, 4.375 in 16/17, 4.000 in 17/18 and 6.750 in 18/19 giving us a total coefficient of 20.750. 

A breakdown of coefficient points won so far as of 22/08

Rangers 1.500 

Celtic 1.375 

Aberdeen 0.875

Kilmarnock 0.250