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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


WADA Prohibited List 2017

Club Licensing

Seventh benchmarking report

Financial Fair Play

Financial Fair Play is working


EURO medical plans on target


Referees setting high standards


Grassroots project winner


Academic initiatives in 2015

Women's Under-19

Slovakia women's football boost


CFCB makes Galatasaray ruling

Social Responsibility

Ian Rush on respect

Featured video

  • UCL Ambassador Ian Rush talks about Respect

    UCL Ambassador Ian Rush talks about Respect

    Ahead of Matchday 3, at which UEFA’s No To Racism campaign will be promoted, UEFA Champions League Ambassador and former Liverpool, Juventus and Wales striker Ian Rush kindly shared with us his experience of discrimination in football, and how important it is to be respectful on and off the pitch.
  • Say no to racism

    Say no to racism

    Some of the game's biggest names, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi join the campaign against racism on and off the football pitch.
  • "Building bridges between nations"

    "Building bridges between nations"

    UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin says that UEFA EURO 2020 will be a "unique and memorable" event that will celebrate football in all four corners of Europe, and bring the competition and its excitement even closer to the fans.
  • Seedorf on tackling discrimination

    Seedorf on tackling discrimination

    ‘Diversity is a strength, not a weakness,’ affirms UEFA Global Ambassador for diversity and change Clarence Seedorf. In an interview with Piara Powar from the Fare network before the start of the No to Racism campaign, he shares his views on diversity in football, and on how education and youths can make a difference.

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  • Burleau/Suker - Bucharest 2020 host city launch
  • Romanian Football Federation (FRF) president Răzvan Burleanu
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