Article 45 Player eligibility - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
2 February 2022

In order to be eligible to participate in the competition, players must be registered with UEFA within the requested deadlines to play for a club and fulfil all the conditions set out in the following provisions. Only players who are duly registered with UEFA by means of list A or B can validly serve pending suspensions.


Each player must be duly registered with their national association as playing for the club concerned in accordance with the association’s own rules and those of FIFA, notably the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.


Each player taking part in the competition must be in possession of a player’s registration licence issued by her association or a valid passport or identity card, each containing her photograph and giving full particulars of her date of birth (day, month, year). The referee or the UEFA match delegate may ask to see the passports/identity cards of the players listed on the match sheet.


Players who are 16 years of age by the end of the calendar year when the match is played are eligible to play.


All players must undergo a medical examination to the extent provided for by the UEFA Medical Regulations.


The club bears the legal consequences for fielding a player who is not named on list A or B, or who is otherwise not eligible to play.


As a rule, a player may not play in the competition for more than one club in the course of the same season. Exceptionally, however, a player who has been fielded in the preliminary round, round 1 or round 2 is entitled to play for another club as from the group stage. Moreover, as from the start of the quarter-finals, a player can be registered in accordance with Paragraph 47.01 to Paragraph 47.03. A substitute player who has not been fielded is entitled to play for another club in the course of the same season, provided that she is registered with the UEFA administration in accordance with the present regulations.


The UEFA administration decides on questions of player eligibility. Challenged decisions are dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.