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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


Bulgaria's new football home


Financial distribution 2015-18


WADA list, UEFA sample storage

Financial Fair Play

Eighth 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 football

Women's football report


Closer disciplinary ties key

About UEFA

Recycling EURO kit

Featured video

  • Melis on parents’ support

    Melis on parents’ support

    We met with the all-time top scorer of the Dutch women’s national team, Manon Melis, who conducted the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 final draw in Rotterdam. She talked about the importance of parents’ support for young players, and how the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 will help the development of women’s football.
  • UEFA Women’s EURO 2017: Meet the teams

    UEFA Women’s EURO 2017: Meet the teams

    With the countdown on to next summer’s spectacular meet some of the stars that will be on show in the Netherlands.
  • 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.

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  • UEFA Foundation for Children - 12 projects
  • UEFA EURO 2020 Bilbao logo unveiling


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