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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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About UEFA

60 years of writing history

Iceland's solid foundations


Financial distribution 2015-18


Education on doping dangers

Club Licensing

Seventh benchmarking report

Financial Fair Play

Four settlement agreements


EURO medical plans on target


Referees setting high standards


Positive grassroots verdict


Academic initiatives in 2015

Women's Under-19

Slovakia women's football boost


CFCB makes Galatasaray ruling

UEFA Super Cup

Special escorts for team captains

Featured video

  • #CelebrateFootball


    See our new TV spot, showing the key respect messages as we celebrate football together at UEFA EURO 2016.
  • Entertaining the fans

    Entertaining the fans

    As OCC Ceremonies Manager, Agata Jurek’s aim is to entertain the fans and create a nice atmosphere in the stadium. Hear her thoughts on working at UEFA.
  • UEFA EURO 2016 to leave sustainable legacy

    UEFA EURO 2016 to leave sustainable legacy

    Just over a year before the Henri Delaunay trophy is lifted at the end of UEFA EURO 2016, the sustainable legacy that the final tournament will leave is seen through the launch of a new report in Paris.
  • Discover UEFA People

    Discover UEFA People

    Fancy turning your passion into your profession with UEFA? See how our dedicated employees give their all to European football with the new UEFA People project.

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  • 2017 UEFA Europa League final identity
  • 2017 UCLF Cardiff Logo


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