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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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  • Tournament hosts appointed at EXCO

    Tournament hosts appointed at EXCO

    The UEFA Executive Committee has held its first meeting of the year at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, appointing the hosts for a variety of competitions.
  • Captains of Change begins

    Captains of Change begins

    UEFA's Captains of Change programme, which focuses on developing projects for diversity and inclusion in football management across Europe, got underway with some special guests offering inspiration.
  • Football fitness the focus in Oslo

    Football fitness the focus in Oslo

    The first Fitness for Football seminar as part of the UEFA Study Group Scheme, involving coaches, coach educators and fitness experts, has been held in Oslo following a successful pilot phase.
  • Seedorf honour at new UEFA role

    Seedorf honour at new UEFA role

    Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf has been appointed the UEFA Global Ambassador for Diversity and Change.

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