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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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A force for good and change

Featured video

  • Hitzlsperger on homosexuality in football

    Hitzlsperger on homosexuality in football

    Former German international Thomas Hitzlsperger talks about coming out as gay and the acceptance of homosexual players in football on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
  • Seedorf on diversity

    Seedorf on diversity

    Ahead of International Day against Homophobia, UEFA Global Ambassador for Diversity and Change Clarence Seedorf calls on the football world to embrace diversity.
  • Boquete talks final inspiration

    Boquete talks final inspiration

    As she prepares to participate in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Berlin, UEFA women’s football development ambassador Verónica Boquete tells players of the future that glory is possible through football with some hard work.
  • Northern Ireland welcomes Captains of Change

    Northern Ireland welcomes Captains of Change

    "It's great to see the impact that it's having," said Lee Tavinder after overseeing the latest training session in UEFA's Captains of Change integration programme.

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  • Michel Platini & Borislav Mihaylov
  • Michel Platini (Armenian FA technical centre)


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