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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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Financial distribution 2015-18


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Financial Fair Play

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Academic initiatives in 2015

Women's football

Women's football review 2015/16

Financial Fair Play

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Futsal EURO

Futsal legacy in Serbia

Featured video

  • UEFA's winter referee courses

    UEFA's winter referee courses

    Nicola Rizzoli, one of 18 referees selected for UEFA EURO 2016, talks to UEFA.com about the importance of UEFA's winter referee course in Cyprus.
  • HatTrick assistance boosts Moldova

    HatTrick assistance boosts Moldova

    The foundations for football in Moldova have been boosted by several projects done in partnership with UEFA through the HatTrick programme.
  • Collina and Infantino explain EXCO decisions

    Collina and Infantino explain EXCO decisions

    After the first meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in 2016, chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina joined UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino to explain the decisions taken, including the approval of the use of goalline technology.
  • Total access to football campaign at UEFA EURO 2016

    Total access to football campaign at UEFA EURO 2016

    Disabled fans and non-disabled fans are supporting the ‘Total Football, Total Access’ campaign at UEFA EURO 2016. People living with a disability - visible or not - represent the largest minority group. And they are welcome in European football. We encourage them to take their rightful places, as football fans in the forthcoming exciting tournament in France. Watch the video.

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