Catch-Up: U Is For… UEFA (Clubs & Cups)

The end is in sight! We’re up to part fifteen of our blast through three simulated seasons that bring us right up-to-date on the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup that starts this week! With just three to go, we’re up to ‘U’ which means a look at the UEFA rankings and a full list of continental cup final results.

Coefficients in the graphic below show the top 50 European club sides and the seedings that applied for the 2017-18 season in which Chelsea won the Champions League and Arsenal lifted the Europa League. The top ten has been calculated for 2018-19 and reproduced below. Note that these affect seedings for continental competition.

UEFA COEFFICIENTS FOR 2018-19:
  1. Chelsea             161.434
  2. Barcelona           158.799
  3. Manchester United   158.434
  4. Arsenal             151.434
  5. Tottenham Hotspur   149.434
  6. Borussia Dortmund   141.090
  7. Manchester City     140.434
  8. Real Madrid         134.799
  9. Paris St. Germain   128.317
 10. Juventus            127.976


UEFA COMPETITION FINALS 2016-18:
 
 Euro 2016: Bosnia & Herzegovina 0 - 2 Italy (France)

 Champions League 
 2016:  Dortmund 1 - 1 Real Madrid (3-4 pens) (Milan)
 2017:  Tottenham 3 - 2 Marseille (Barcelona)
 2018:  PSG 0 - 1 Chelsea (Paris)

 Europa League
 2016:  Man City 0 - 1 Arsenal (Porto)
 2017:  Arsenal 1 - 0 Chelsea (AET) (Paris)
 2018:  Arsenal 1 - 0 Inter Milan (Stockholm)

 Super Cup
 2015: Chelsea 3 - 1 Man City
 2016: Arsenal 1 - 2 Real Madrid (Arnhem)
 2017: Tottenham 3 - 2 Arsenal (Trabzon)
 2018: Arsenal v Chelsea, 31 August 2018 (St. Étienne)

 NextGen Series
 2016: Bayern Munich 2 - 1 AC Milan (AET)
 2017: Arsenal 2 - 0 Tottenham
 2018: Barcelona 1 - 1 Bursaspor

 U21 Championship
 2016: Belgium 0 - 1 Croatia (Pistoia)
 2018: Championship begins on 17 June (Ireland)

 U19 Championship
 2016: Germany 2 - 3 France (AET) (Berlin)
 2017: Netherlands 2  - 0 Greece (Athens)
 2018: Championship begins on 17 July (Poland)

RTFM is returning after a hiatus since we resigned as manager of Borussia Dortmund at the end of June 2015. The three seasons since then have been fully simulated in the original FM13 save, right up to the eve of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Our daily news will return on 15 June 2018, with regular blog posts between now and then to highlight what’s happened in our absence.
NB: The entirety of RTFM is being played on Football Manager 2013. Regen players will have ® after their names to indicate this. Be aware that changes to competition rules since the summer of 2012 will not have been implemented in our save (e.g. UEL winners do not automatically qualify for the UCL), and this includes any new clubs or franchises, though we will endeavour to report on correct/current competition titles.
We will return to club management after our save generates the domestic leagues we’ve selected for the 2018-19 season on, or shortly after, 20th June. Feel free to ask questions in the comments or @realtimefm.