The Dons have given Scottish football a boost by climbing the coefficient ladder, following another Europa League campaign.
Derek McInnes’ men bowed out at the third qualifying round stage again, this time at the hands of Rijeka. It still hasn’t stopped them from rising up UEFA’s rankings.
Aberdeen coefficient rankings explained
These rankings can be quite confusing. In a nutshell though, these placings dictate where a club is seeded in draws and how revenue is distributed based on results in Europe.
You can build your way up these rankings with match points and bonus points which are collected by teams competing in UEFA competition over a five year span.
Aberdeen have shown improvement from their 2018/19 standing. They were in 192nd place, but this term, they have moved up to 152nd with 6.5 points.
A boost in points for both Aberdeen and the likes of Rangers mean Scotland’s overall coefficient is also on the up, currently in 19th place. Further progression on this front could open up extra European places for Scottish teams.
Whilst most Aberdeen fans will still be disappointed with their side’s lacklustre exit from the competition, they are still climbing the coefficient charts, which can only be a positive.