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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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Featured video

  • UEFA President calls for respect

    UEFA President calls for respect

    UEFA President Michel Platini has called on players to take responsibility and respect match officials, at his annual press conference in Monaco.
  • Football unites for peace in Tbilisi

    Football unites for peace in Tbilisi

    Children from nine countries joined players and match officials in forming a human chain before the UEFA Super Cup match in Tbilisi between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, to convey a message of unity. See the ceremony in the video.
  • Georgia primed for UEFA Super Cup

    Georgia primed for UEFA Super Cup

    Georgian Football Federation president Zviad Sichinava told UEFA.org that staging the UEFA Super Cup between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC in Tbilisi will help the infrastructure of football in a country where the slogan is already “live and love football.”
  • Women’s football in Israel awaits huge boost

    Women’s football in Israel awaits huge boost

    Israel Football Association president Ofer Eini explains the significance of hosting the forthcoming final tournament of the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship.

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  • Lionel Messi (UEFA Best Player in Europe Award)
  • Célia Šašić (UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award)


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