The 2015/16 UEFA Champions League kicks off on 30 June 2015 and comes to a conclusion when the final takes place at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) in Milan on 28 May 2016.
A country's representation in the UEFA Champions League is determined by its UEFA coefficient ranking, which is calculated over a five-year basis.
2015/16 UEFA Champions League access list
|Association||League Route||Champions Route||Group stage|
|N/A||UEFA Europa League title holders||TH* →||→||→||→||→||→|
|1||Spain||N4||CH RU N3|
|2||England||N4||CH RU N3|
|3||Germany||N4||CH RU N3|
|35||Bosnia and Herzegovina||CH|
|43||Republic of Ireland||CH|
Q1: First qualifying round
Q2: Second qualifying round
Q3: Third qualifying round
PO: Play-off round
TH: The holders
N3: Third-placed side
N4: Fourth-place side
*The UEFA Europa League winners will start in the UEFA Champions League play-offs unless the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League winners finish their domestic campaign in a league position which means they would have qualified for the group stage via that method.
If that does happen, a group stage vacancy is created which the UEFA Europa League winners would fill.
If that did not happen, the UEFA Europa League winners would start in the league route play-off (if the UEFA Champions League winners came from the first 13 associations in the UEFA rankings; if the winners came from any of the associations ranked 14-54, they would enter in the champions route).
**Liechtenstein do not have a league system and therefore do not supply UEFA Champions League representative(s).
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