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  • Who we are

    Who we are

    UEFA, the governing body of European football, was founded on 15 June 1954. UEFA's mission is to promote, protect and develop European football at every level of the game, to promote the principles of unity and solidarity, and to deal with all questions relating to European football.


  • What we do

    What we do

    UEFA promotes football by staging 15 club and national team competitions, and protects the game via measures such as Financial Fair Play, match-fixing prevention, club licensing and anti-doping. UEFA helps develop the game across Europe via its HatTrick assistance programme.

  • Why we do it

    Why we do it

    UEFA has football and its well-being at the heart of all of its activities. The European body strives to care for the game and its various components at all times. We believe that football benefits society by bringing people together, which is why UEFA pursues comprehensive social responsibility policies.

  • Eleven values

    Eleven values

    UEFA works and acts in accordance with 11 key values – ranging from 'football first' to good governance, solidarity, respect, protecting football's integrity and tending the grassroots. These serve as the basis for UEFA's future activities and dialogue with the political, economic, social and sporting world.

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  • Cruyff Court remembers Borgonovo

    Cruyff Court remembers Borgonovo

    The second Cruyff Court to be built using funds from the UEFA Monaco Charity Award has been inaugurated in Italy, honouring the memory of the late Stefano Borgonovo.
  • UEFA President visits St. George’s Park

    UEFA President visits St. George’s Park

    On a visit to St. George’s Park, UEFA President Michel Platini spoke of ‘a very beautiful, modern and new’ facility able to develop grassroots football in England and also spoke about UEFA’s zero tolerance approach to racism in football.
  • Empowering women the focus in Nyon

    Empowering women the focus in Nyon

    The latest session of the Women in Football Leadership Programme continued the focus from UEFA on increasing the number of women in senior roles in football, including a keynote speech from Member of the European Parliament, Viviane Reding.
  • Protecting the game

    Protecting the game

    Join UEFA in the fight against match-fixing and preserve integrity in football.

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