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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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  • XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Kazakhstan

    XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Kazakhstan

    The 38th Ordinary UEFA Congress took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, with a resolution for integrity in football, third-party ownership of players and the launch of the UEFA Nations League among the items on the agenda.
  • Preserving football's integrity

    Preserving football's integrity

    UEFA's 54 member associations have adopted an 11-point resolution entitled 'European football united for the integrity of the game' aimed at tackling match-fixing and corruption, a step taken at the XXXVIII Ordinary UEFA Congress in Kazakhstan.
  • Cruyff reflects on President's Award honour

    Cruyff reflects on President's Award honour

    Dutch legend Johan Cruyff says that recieving the 2013 UEFA President's Award is "one of the highest accolades you can get".
  • Say no to racism

    Say no to racism

    UEFA sends out the message that racism, intolerance and discrimination have no place in football and must be banished from the game. Say no to racism.

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