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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 meets top European coaches

    UEFA meets top European coaches

    UEFA has listened to the opinions of football’s leading coaches in Nyon at the Elite Club Coaches Forum, where they have discussed trends, tactical points and moves to respect match officials. UEFA coaching ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson, chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina and Real Madrid CF coach Rafael Benítez tell UEFA.org about their experiences.
  • UEFA Respect Day at Homeless World Cup

    UEFA Respect Day at Homeless World Cup

    UEFA has been a partner of the Homeless World Cup since its founding, as both organisations share the same values of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Get a feel for what UEFA Respect day was like last year as the Cup took place in Chile, and join in this year on 15 September in Amsterdam.
  • Van der Sar supports Laureus match

    Van der Sar supports Laureus match

    UEFA’s global ambassador for diversity and change Clarence Seedorf will play in the Laureus #KickOffforGood charity match on Saturday 5 September in Alkmaar. His former Netherlands team-mate Edwin van der Sar tells of his pride at also having the chance to contribute.
  • 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.

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