When will Fantasy Champions League 2023/24 start?

It is still a long time ahead, but let’s quickly look at the most important dates for Fantasy Champions League 2023/24 season.

We will also look at the most important question for UCL Fantasy managers: When will UCL Fantasy 23/24 start?

The game already launched and you can start picking your fantasy team.  Matchday 1 starts on 19 September 2023. 

When will UCL Fantasy 2023/24 start?

Fantasy Champions League launches during previous seasons:

  • 2021/22: UCL Fantasy launched on 3 September – 11 days before the start of Matchday 1.
  • 2022/23: UCL Fantasy launched on 11 August – 26 days before the start of Matchday 1 (and two weeks before the group stage draft)
  • 2023/24: UCL Fantasy launched on 17 August (Thursday, but only on the App, and on the website the game was available a few days later) – 33 days before the start of Matchday 1, in the week when Third qualifying round replays were finished (Tuesday), 14 days before the group stage draw

Expected launch for the 2023/24 season:

So, we can assume, that in 2023/24 the UCL Fantasy will likely launch somewhere between 17.8.2023 – 9.9.2023.

It is a rough estimate based on previous seasons’ launches.

When Champions League 2023/24 Group Stage start?

The group stage of the Champions League 2023/24 starts on 19 September 2023.

Here are other important dates:

Champions League 2023/24 calendar

When UCL Fantasy matchdays for the 23/24 season are scheduled to be played?

Qualifying rounds:

Preliminary round semi-finals: 27 June 2023
Preliminary round final30 June 2023
First qualifying round11/12 & 18/19 July 2023
Second qualifying round25/26 July & 1/2 August 2023
Third qualifying round8/9 & 15 August 2023
Play-offs22/23 & 29/30 August 2023

Group stage:

Matchday 119/20 September 2023
Matchday 23/4 October 2023
Matchday 324/25 October 2023
Matchday 47/8 November 2023
Matchday 528/29 November 2023
Matchday 612/13 December 2023

Knockout rounds:

Matchday 7 (Round of 16 1st leg)13/14/20/21 February
Matchday 8 (Round of 16 2nd leg)5/6/12/13 March 2024
Matchday 9 (Quarter-finals 1st leg)9/10 April 2024
Matchday 10 (Quarter-finals 2nd leg)16/17 April 2024
Matchday 11 (Semi-finals 1st leg)30 April/1 May 2024
Matchday 12 (Semi-finals 2nd leg)7/8 May 2024
Matchday 13 (Final)1 June 2024

Source: 2023/24 UEFA Champions League: Matches, draws, final

Champions League 2023/24 draw

When we will know groups and other matches? Here is the calendar of draws for UCL 2023/24 season:

Group stage draw31 August 2023
Round of 16 draw18 December 2023
Quarter-finals draw15 March 2024

Source: 2023/24 UEFA Champions League: Matches, draws, final


Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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