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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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  • UEFA President on re-election

    UEFA President on re-election

    Hear Michel Platini’s speech after being re-elected for a third four year-term at the helm of European football in Vienna.
  • Michel Platini on ‘fantastic journey’ for European football

    Michel Platini on ‘fantastic journey’ for European football

    In his address to delegates and guests at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna on Tuesday, Michel Platini said that UEFA, its 54 member associations and other stakeholders within the football family had shown that "it is indeed possible to combine romanticism and realism, ideals and action". Hear more from Mr Platini in the video.
  • Committee review of the year

    Committee review of the year

    Members of the UEFA Executive Committee described the achievements of the last year at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna.
  • MESGO developing tools for success

    MESGO developing tools for success

    The Executive Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO) gives representatives of sports organisations the tools to develop their football management skills. UEFA.org takes a look at the third edition of the educational programme.

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