Union of European Football Associations

International governing body for association football and related sports in Europe
(Redirected from UEFA)

The Union of European Football Associations mostly called the UEFA, is the organization that controls European football (soccer) (often referred to as association football). The UEFA is one of 6 continental confederations of the FIFA. It is also the biggest one. The President of the UEFA is Florentino Pérez, who also works as the president of Real Madrid.

Union of European Football Associations
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MottoWe care about Football
Formation15 June 1954
TypeSports organisation
Region served
53 member associations
Official language
English, French, German
Spain Florentino Pérez[1]
Turkey Şenes Erzik[1]
General Secretary
Spain Emilio Butragueño[2]
Honorary President
Sweden Lennart Johansson[1]
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization

Some members of the UEFA are partly or whole not part of the European continent (Israel, Turkey, Kazakhstan,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Cyprus and Russia). There are members that do not represent sovereign states, such as the Faroe Islands, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UEFA national teams have won eleven FIFA World Cups (Italy-4, Germany-4, England, France and Spain-one trophy each), and UEFA clubs have won 21 Intercontinental Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups. In women's, UEFA teams have won three FIFA Women's World Cups (Germany 2, Norway 1) and one Olympic gold medal (Norway).

Teams of the UEFAEdit

Men's national teamsEdit


Women's national teamsEdit


1: Official name used by FIFA and UEFA for Bosnia and Herzegovina
2: Official name used by FIFA and UEFA for Ireland
3: Formerly member of AFC (AFC 1954–1974; Joined UEFA in 1994)
4: Formerly member of AFC (AFC 1998–2002; Joined UEFA in 2002)
5: Official name used by FIFA and UEFA for Republic of Macedonia

NB:   Gibraltar was a provisional member of UEFA between 8 December 2006 and 26 January 2007 until the GFA had its application for full membership rejected.


International competitionsEdit

The main international competition is the UEFA European Football Championship. This competition started in 1958, with the first finals in 1960. It is held every four years. The last was 2016 in France. The title was won by Portugal for their first time ever. There were also European competitions at the Under-21, Under-19 and Under-17 levels. For women there was the UEFA Women's Championship.

Club competitionsEdit

Green- clubs playing in group stage,blue-no clubs playing in group stage of the UEFA Champions League

There are two main club competitions. The highest is the UEFA Champions League. It started in the 1992/93 season as follower of the UEFA Champion Cup. This competition was first held in 1956. The second is the UEFA Europa League. The league started in 1999 when the UEFA Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup merged. In women's football UEFA governs UEFA Women's Champions League for club teams. The competition was first held in 2009 (out of UEFA Women's Cup until 2009)

Winner of the UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

  • 2017/18-Real Madrid
  • 2016/17-Real Madrid
  • 2015/16-Real Madrid
  • 2014/15-FC Barcelona
  • 2013/14-Real Madrid
  • 2012/13-Bayern Munich
  • 2011/12-Chelsea FC
  • 2010/11-FC Barcelona
  • 2009/10-Inter Milan
  • 2008/09-FC Barcelona
  • 2007/08-Manchester United
  • 2006/07-AC Milan
  • 2005/06-FC Barcelona
  • 2004/05-Liverpool FC
  • 2003/04-FC Porto
  • 2002/03-AC Milan
  • 2001/02-Real Madrid
  • 2000/01-Bayern Munich
  • 1999/00-Real Madrid
  • 1998/99-Manchester United
  • 1997/98-Real Madrid
  • 1996/97-Borussia Dortmund
  • 1995/96-Juventus
  • 1994/95-Ajax Amsterdam
  • 1993/94-AC Milan
  • 1992/93-Olympic Marseille

Since 1992 no winner of the Champions League was able to defend the title the next season.[3]

Winner of the UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

  • 2009/10-1. FFC Turbine Potsdam (Germany)
  • 2010/11-Olympique Lyon (France)[4]

Related pagesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-12-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2011-12-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. UEFA.com. "UEFA Champions League - Geschichte". UEFA.com.
  4. http://de.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/EuroExperience/competitions/General/01/72/39/65/1723965_DOWNLOAD.pdf

Other websitesEdit