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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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Featured video

  • Amputee football in Berlin

    Amputee football in Berlin

    Some of the best Amputee footballers in the world were on show at the 2015 UEFA Champions Festival in Berlin.
  • Financial fair play explained

    Financial fair play explained

    Watch this short video for an outline of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations and how they look to make football healthier by ensuring that clubs participating in UEFA’s competitions operate within their means, and encourage sustainable growth and development.
  • UEFA Executive Committee meets in Prague

    UEFA Executive Committee meets in Prague

    UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino explains the decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee in Prague, including the naming of the host venues for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals and the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.
  • Blind football at UEFA Champions Festival

    Blind football at UEFA Champions Festival

    The UEFA Champions Festival in Berlin is showcasing UEFA’s ‘football for all abilities’ portfolio, including a match for the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA).

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  • Michel Platini & Miroslav Pelta


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