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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


Anti-doping agreements

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

World Heart Day

Featured video

  • UEFA President’s message to European football

    UEFA President’s message to European football

    In his first interview, the newly elected UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin talks about European football and what football means to him.
  • 2016 UEFA Grassroots Awards revealed

    2016 UEFA Grassroots Awards revealed

    We round up the the best leaders, clubs and projects from across Europe that have been recognised in the 2016 UEFA Grassroots Awards.
  • Football for social development

    Football for social development

    UEFA works hand-in-hand with partners to contribute to society through football. Here is an overview of what happened during the 2014/15 season, in the field of diversity, inclusion, health, solidarity and more.
  • Hegerberg delight at Best Women's Player in Europe award

    Hegerberg delight at Best Women's Player in Europe award

    Hear what Lyon and Norway's Ada Hegerberg had to say after she was voted the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe for 2015/16 ahead of Amandine Henry and Dzsenifer Marozsán.

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  • Aleksander Čeferin (UEFA EURO 2020 Rome logo unveiling)
  • Carlo Tavecchio, Virginia Raggi & Aleksander Čeferin (UEFA EURO 2020 Rome logo unveiling)
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