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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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  • UEFA Executive Committee meets in Basel

    UEFA Executive Committee meets in Basel

    Ahead of the UEFA Europa League final in Basel, the UEFA Executive Committee met with items on the agenda including the timelines for the election of a new UEFA President.
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  • UEFA EURO 2016 referees prepare for France

    UEFA EURO 2016 referees prepare for France

    The referee teams that will officiate at UEFA EURO 2016 have been involved in a special workshop in Paris.
  • Cruyff on his lasting legacy

    Cruyff on his lasting legacy

    Winner of the European Cup four times as player and coach, a true football legend, Johan Cruyff spoke in 2013 about his playing memories, the pride his coaching legacy gave him and the impact of the Cruyff Foundation on youngsters around the world.

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  • UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, House of European Football
  • UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, House of European Football


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