How was the squad of the Champions League selected?
The UEFA technical study group selected the following 18 players as the squad of the tournament. Votes were cast for players of the season by coaches of the 32 teams in the group stage, together with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, representing each of UEFA’s member associations.
How many seasons has the UEFA Champions League been held?
The 2017–18 UEFA Champions League was the 63rd season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, the 26th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League .
Where do the Champions League title holders go in the group stage?
In the default access list, the Champions League title holders entered the group stage. However, since Real Madrid already qualified for the group stage (as the champions of the 2016–17 La Liga ), the Champions League title holders berth in the group stage was given to the Europa League title holders, Manchester United.
When did Kosovo join the Champions League?
Kosovo, who became a UEFA member on 3 May 2016, made their debut in the UEFA Champions League. For the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, the associations were allocated places according to their 2016 UEFA country coefficients, which took into account their performance in European competitions from 2011–12 to 2015–16.