Article 3 Entries for the competition - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Category
Clubs
Subject
UWCL
Edition
2021/22
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
30 August 2021
3.01

UEFA member associations (hereinafter associations) may enter a certain number of clubs for the competition through their top domestic championship, in accordance with the UEFA Women's Champions League association coefficient rankings, drawn up in accordance with Annex D. No more than three clubs may qualify for the competition through each domestic championship. These rankings also determine the associations’ positions in the access list (Annex A), which in turn determines the stage at which each club enters the competition. Only one single team per club may be entered.

3.02

Associations are represented on the following basis:

  1. one representative: winner of the top domestic women’s championship;

  2. two representatives: winner and runner-up of the top domestic women’s championship;

  3. three representatives: winner, runner-up and third-placed club in the top domestic women’s championship.

3.03

The UEFA Women’s Champions League titleholder is guaranteed a place in the group stage even if it does not qualify for the competition through its domestic championship.

3.04

If the titleholder qualifies for the group stage of the competition through its domestic championship, the vacancy created in the group stage is filled by the domestic champion of the association ranked 4th in the access list and the vacancy in the champions path round 2 is filled by the domestic champion of the association ranked 7th in the access list.

3.05

If the titleholder qualifies for the champions path round 2 through its domestic championship, the vacancy created in the champions path round 2 is filled by the domestic champion of the association ranked 7th in the access list.

3.06

If more than 49 associations have entered clubs in the competition, and Paragraph 3.04 or Paragraph 3.05 applies, or if the titleholder qualifies for the champions path round 1 through its domestic championship, the vacancy created in the champions path round 1 is filled by:

  1. the domestic champions of the associations ranked 49th and 50th in the access list, in the case where 50 or 52 associations enter clubs in the competition, or

  2. the domestic champions of the associations ranked 49th, 50th and 51st in the access list, in the case where 51 associations enter clubs in the competition.

3.07

If the titleholder qualifies for the league path round 2 through its domestic championship, the vacancy in the league path round 2 is filled by the domestic runner-up of the association ranked 7th in the access list.

3.08

Exceptionally, an association may be represented by four clubs in the competition if the titleholder does not also qualify through its domestic championship.