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Real Madrid Is Top Seed For 2017/18 Champions League

Twenty two sides are already confirmed for next season’s Champions League with holders Real Madrid being the top seed.

The other seven teams seeded in Pot 1 are the champions of the top seven UEFA national associations. But since Real Madrid won both the Champions League and the Spanish Liga, the La Liga spot is taken by the champions of the eighth-ranked association, which is Shakhtar Donetsk.

The remaining three pots will be formed as per the UEFA club coefficient rankings at the end of 2016/17.

Pot 1 for 2017/18 group stage draw

Currently these are the clubs who will be seeded in Pot 2 for the draw. This list is subject to change depending on who comes through the qualifying stages  with Napoli potentially pushing Spurs into Pot 3.

Pot 1 for 2017/18 group stage draw

Pot 3 for 2017/18 group stage draw

  • 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

At the moment the weakest two Pot 1 teams are Sparta Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk, but none of the second seeds will be looking forward to those long away trips.