Union of European Football Associations

International governing body for association football and related sports in Europe
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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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AbbreviationUEFA
MottoWe care about Football
Formation15 June 1954
TypeSports organisation
Region served
Europe
Membership
53 member associations
Official language
English, French, German
President
Spain Florentino Pérez[1]
Vice-president
Turkey Şenes Erzik[1]
General Secretary
Spain Emilio Butragueño[2]
Honorary President
Sweden Lennart Johansson[1]
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization
FIFA
Websitewww.UEFA.com

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).

Members of UEFAEdit

Code Country National teams Founded Joined
FIFA
Joined
UEFA
ALB   Albania Men's, Womens 1930 1932 1954
AND   Andorra Men's, Women's 1994 1996 1996
ARM   Armenia Men's, Women's 1992 1992 1992
AUT   Austria Men's, Women's 1904 1905 1954
AZE   Azerbaijan Men's, Women's 1992 1994 1994
BLR   Belarus Men's, Women's 1989 1992 1993
BEL   Belgium Men's, Women's 1895 1904 1954
BIH   Bosnia and Herzegovina Men's, Women's 1946 1996 1998
BUL   Bulgaria Men's, Women's 1923 1924 1954
CRO   Croatia Men's, Women's 1912 1992 1993
CYP   Cyprus Men's, Women's 1934 1948 1962
CZE   Czech Republic Men's, Women's 1901 1907 1954
DEN   Denmark Men's, Women's 1889 1904 1954
ENG   England Men's, Women's 1863 1905 1954
EST   Estonia Men's, Women's 1921 1923 1992
FRO   Faroe Islands Men's, Women's 1979 1988 1990
FIN   Finland Men's, Women's 1907 1908 1954
FRA   France Men's, Women's 1919[n 1] 1904[n 2] 1954
GEO   Georgia Men's, Women's 1990 1992 1992
GER   Germany Men's, Women's 1900 1904 1954
GIB   Gibraltar Men's, Women's 1895 2016 2013
GRE   Greece Men's, Women's 1926 1927 1954
HUN   Hungary Men's, Women's 1901 1906 1954
ISL   Iceland Men's, Women's 1947[n 3] 1947 1954
ISR   Israel[n 4] Men's, Women's 1949 1949 1994[n 5]
ITA   Italy Men's, Women's 1898 1905 1954
KAZ   Kazakhstan[n 6] Men's, Women's 1994 1994 2002
KOS   Kosovo Men's, Women's 2008 2016 2016
LVA   Latvia Men's, Women's 1921 1922 1992
LIE   Liechtenstein Men's, Women's 1934 1974 1974
LTU   Lithuania Men's, Women's 1922 1923 1992
LUX   Luxembourg Men's, Women's 1908 1910 1954
MLT   Malta Men's, Women's 1900 1959 1960
MDA   Moldova Men's, Women's 1990 1994 1993
MNE   Montenegro Men's, Women's 1931 2007 2007
NED   Netherlands Men's, Women's 1889 1904 1954
MKD   North Macedonia Men's, Women's 1926 1994 1994
NIR   Northern Ireland Men's, Women's 1880 1911 1954
NOR   Norway Men's, Women's 1902 1908 1954
POL   Poland Men's, Women's 1919[n 7] 1923 1954
POR   Portugal Men's, Women's 1914 1923 1954
IRL   Republic of Ireland Men's, Women's 1921 1923 1954
ROU   Romania Men's, Women's 1909 1923 1954
RUS   Russia Men's, Women's 1912 1912 1954
SMR   San Marino Men's, Women's 1931 1988 1988
SCO   Scotland Men's, Women's 1873 1910 1954
SRB   Serbia Men's, Women's 1919 1923 1954
SVK   Slovakia Men's, Women's 1938 1994 1993
SVN   Slovenia Men's, Women's 1920 1992 1992
ESP   Spain Men's, Women's 1909 1904 1954
SWE   Sweden Men's, Women's 1904 1904 1954
SUI   Switzerland Men's, Women's 1895 1904 1954
TUR   Turkey Men's, Women's 1923 1923 1962
UKR   Ukraine Men's, Women's 1991 1992 1992
WAL   Wales Men's, Women's 1876 1910 1954
Notes
  1. Founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation.
  2. The current French FA, the French Football Federation (in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907.
  3. Icelandic top-flight club football dates back to 1912 or 35 years prior to founding of KSI, All titles pre-1947 are recognized by KSI
  4. Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1954–1974), joined UEFA as several AFC teams refused to play against them. See also Foreign relations of Israel and International recognition of Israel.
  5. Israel had been an associated member of UEFA since 1992, therefore Israeli clubs were entitled to take part in the 1992–93 and 1993–94 UEFA club competitions despite Israel not being a full UEFA member.
  6. Former member of the AFC (1994–2002), joined UEFA.
  7. Founded as Związek Polski Piłki Nożnej (part of the former Austrian Football Union) in 1911, a predecessor to the current federation.

CompetitionsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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

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