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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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  • Referees discuss winter course benefits

    Referees discuss winter course benefits

    There are many different angles to cover on the annual UEFA referees’ winter course. UEFA.org shows you the work that goes into maintaining and developing a high standard of refereeing across Europe and hears from Greek referee Efthalia Mitsi, German official Felix Brych and England’s Michael Oliver.
  • Referees show fitness on winter course

    Referees show fitness on winter course

    As part of the referees winter course in Athens, officials have been proving their fitness. UEFA.org followed their progress.
  • Star ambassadors on passion for women's football

    Star ambassadors on passion for women's football

    Laura Georges, Lotta Schelin, Camille Abilly and Verónica Boquete all spoke of their passion for the cause as they were presented as ambassadors for women's football development.
  • Women’s development ambassadors unveiled

    Women’s development ambassadors unveiled

    UEFA.org takes a look at the five ambassadors for women’s football development, aiming to inspire players across Europe in their new roles.

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