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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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  • Brussels benefit from UEFA maxi-pitch

    Brussels benefit from UEFA maxi-pitch

    Former Belgium international Mbo Mpenza and president of the Royal Belgian Football Association, François De Keersmaecker were among those to outline the benefits of a new maxi-pitch which has been donated to the city of Brussels by UEFA in conjunction with UEFA Grassroots Week and the European Commission’s week of sport.
  • Wilkinson leaves coaching legacy

    Wilkinson leaves coaching legacy

    Sir Alex Ferguson is among those who have paid tribute to Howard Wilkinson's long and distinguished career, upon his retirement from UEFA's expert coaching JIRA Panel.
  • UEFA encourages healthy eating habits

    UEFA encourages healthy eating habits

    UEFA has partnered with the World Heart Federation and Healthy Stadia to promote a healthier lifestyle, as cardiovascular disease is the first cause of deaths in Europe. Being active and eating healthily are two ways to keep the risk at bay. That’s why this year, for World Heart Day, we have asked some of the best European footballers how important their diet is for optimum performance on the pitch. Everyone, everywhere has the right to make heart healthy choices. But we all need to take action to make it happen. It’s not a hard choice, it’s a heart choice.
  • Vengloš career celebrated

    Vengloš career celebrated

    Upon his retirement from UEFA’s expert coaching Jira Panel, UEFA.org pays tribute to the career and achievements of Dr Josef Vengloš.

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