The 2022-23 UEFA Women’s Champions League

The 2022-23 UEFA Women’s Champions League

The 2022-23 UEFA Women’s Champions League will be the 22nd iteration of the European women’s club football championship. Here are the Women’s Champions League dates and a bit of information about the tournament.

Women’s Champions League History

Originally called the UEFA Women’s Cup, it was first held in 2001 and became the Women’s Champions League in 2009. The competition has been won most often by Lyon of France, who have seven titles, including five in a row from 2016 to 2020. German teams (with 9) actually have the most combined trophies, and other than those two countries, only Sweden with two have more than one championship.

Arsenal, in 2007, are the only English club to win the Champions League, and Chelsea (2021) are the only other English club to reach a Final.

Barcelona, who beat Chelsea 4-0 in last year’s Final, are the defending champions.

closeup of women playing football in a UEFA Women's Champions League fixture

Chelsea and Wolfsburg playing in the Women’s Champions League.

2022-23 Women’s Champions League Schedule and Format

For the 2022-23 tournament, the Women’s Champions League will consist of two preliminary rounds followed by a 16-team group stage and then two knockout rounds leading to the Final.

Preliminary Rounds

  • August 18 and 21: Mini tournaments in single locations TBD
  • September 20/21 and 28/29: Two-legged ties

Group Stage

Four groups of four play round-robin for a total of six game dates:

  • October 19/20
  • October 26/27
  • November 23/24
  • December 7/8
  • December 15/16
  • December 21/22


One game at each club:

  • March 21/22
  • March 29/30


One game at each club:

  • April 22/23
  • April 29/30


The 2022-23 Women’s Champions League Final will be held June 3 or 4, 2023, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

How to Watch the Women’s Champions League

From the Group Stage on, all games in the Women’s Champions League will be broadcast on the DAZN YouTube Channel.

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