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"Union of European Football Associations" or UEFA is the administrative body for association football in Europe and Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs nation and club competitions including the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and controls the prize money, regulations, and media rights to those competitions.

UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations. Initially, the European football union consisted of 25 members which number doubled by the early 1990s. UEFA membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe, although there some exceptions. Some micro states, (e.g. the Vatican City) are not members.  Some UEFA members are not sovereign states, but form part of a larger recognised sovereign state in the context of international law. Examples include England and Scotland, (part of the United Kingdom) or the Faroe Islands, (part of Denmark) however in the context of these countries government functions concerning sport tend to be carried at the territorial level coterminous with the UEFA member entity. Some UEFA members are transcontinental states, (e.g. Turkey and Russia). Several Asian countries were also admitted to the European football association, particularly Israel and Kazakhstan, which had been members of the Asian football association. Additionally some UEFA member associations allow teams from outside their association's main territory to take part in their "domestic" competition. Monaco, for example, takes part in the French League (though a separate sovereign entity); Welsh clubs Cardiff City and Swansea City participate in the English League; Berwick Rangers, situated in England, play in the Scottish Professional Football League and Derry City, situated in Northern Ireland, play in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland .

Until 1959 the main headquarters were located in Paris, and later in Bern. Since 1995, UEFA headquarters transferred to Nyon, Switzerland. Henri Delaunay was the first general secretary and Ebbe Schwartz the first president. The current president is Michel Platini.

Members[edit]Edit

 

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA affiliation UEFA affiliation IOC member
ALB [1]Albania 1930 1932 1954 Yes
AND [2]Andorra 1994 1996 1996 Yes
ARM [3]Armenia 1992 1992 1992 Yes
AUT [4]Austria 1904 1905 1954 Yes
AZE [5]Azerbaijan 1992 1994 1994 Yes
BLR [6]Belarus 1989 1992 1993 Yes
BEL [7]Belgium 1895 1904 1954 Yes
BIH [8]Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992 1996 1998 Yes
BUL [9]Bulgaria 1923 1924 1954 Yes
CRO [10]Croatia 1912 1992 1993 Yes
CYP [11]Cyprus 1934 1948 1962 Yes
CZE [12]Czech Republic 1901 1907 1954 Yes
DEN [13]Denmark 1889 1904 1954 Yes
ENG [14]England 1863 1905 1954 No[n 1]
EST [15]Estonia 1921 1923 1992 Yes
FRO [16]Faroe Islands 1979 1988 1990 No[n 2]
FIN [17]Finland 1907 1908 1954 Yes
FRA [18]France 1919[n 3] 1904[n 4] 1954 Yes
MKD [19]FYR Macedonia 1948 1994 1994 Yes
GEO [20]Georgia 1990 1992 1992 Yes
GER [21]Germany 1900 1904 1954 Yes
GIB[n 5] [22]Gibraltar 1895 None 2013 No[n 1]
GRE [23]Greece 1926 1927 1954 Yes
HUN [24]Hungary 1901 1906 1954 Yes
ISL [25]Iceland 1947 1947 1954 Yes
ISR [26]Israel[n 6] 1928 1929 1994 Yes
ITA [27]Italy 1898 1905 1954 Yes
KAZ [28]Kazakhstan[n 7] 1994 1994 2002 Yes
LVA [29]Latvia 1921 1922 1992 Yes
LIE [30]Liechtenstein 1934 1974 1974 Yes
LTU [31]Lithuania 1922 1923 1992 Yes
LUX [32]Luxembourg 1908 1910 1954 Yes
MLT [33]Malta 1900 1959 1960 Yes
MDA [34]Moldova 1990 1994 1993 Yes
MNE [35]Montenegro 1931 2007 2007 Yes
NED [36]Netherlands 1889 1904 1954 Yes
NIR [37]Northern Ireland 1880 1911 1954 No[n 1]
NOR [38]Norway 1902 1908 1954 Yes
POL [39]Poland 1919 1923 1954 Yes
POR [40]Portugal 1914 1923 1954 Yes
IRL [41]Republic of Ireland 1921 1923 1954 Yes
ROU [42]Romania 1909 1923 1954 Yes
RUS [43]Russia 1912 1912 1954 Yes
SMR [44]San Marino 1931 1988 1988 Yes
SCO [45]Scotland 1873 1910 1954 No[n 1]
SRB [46]Serbia 1919 1921 1954 Yes
SVK [47]Slovakia 1938 1994 1993 Yes
SVN [48]Slovenia 1920 1994 1994 Yes
ESP [49]Spain 1909 1913 1954 Yes
SWE [50]Sweden 1904 1904 1954 Yes
SUI [51]Switzerland 1895 1904 1954 Yes
TUR [52]Turkey 1923 1923 1962 Yes
UKR [53]Ukraine 1991 1992 1992 Yes
WAL [54]Wales 1876 1910 1954 No[n 1]

Notes[edit]Edit

  1. Jump up to:a b c d e Part of the British Olympic Association
  2. Jump up^ Part of the Danish National Olympic Committee
  3. Jump up^ Originally founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation.
  4. Jump up^ The current French FA, the French Football Federation (in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907.
  5. Jump up^ Tentative abbreviation, used by uefa.com to link to yet uncreated pages regarding Gibraltar
  6. Jump up^ 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.
  7. Jump up^ Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1994–2002), joined UEFA.

Former members[edit]Edit

Competitions[edit]Edit

UEFA runs official international competitions in Europe and some countries of NorthernSouthwestern and Central regions of Asia for national teams and professional clubs, known as UEFA competitions, some of them regarded between the world's most prestigious tournaments.

International[edit]Edit

The main competition for men's national teams is the UEFA European Football Championship, started in 1958, with the first finals in 1960, and known as the European Nations Cup until 1964. It is also called UEFA or the EURO. UEFA also runs national competitions at Under-21Under-19 and Under-17 levels. For women's national teams, UEFA operates the UEFA Women's Championship for senior national sides as well as Women's Under-19 and Women's Under-17 Championships.

UEFA also organized the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup with CAF for youth teams. In an effort to boost youth soccer.

UEFA launched the UEFA Regions' Cup, for semi-professional teams representing their local region, in 1999.

In futsal there is the UEFA Futsal Championship and UEFA Futsal Under-21 Championship.

ItalianGermanSpanish and French men's national teams are the sole to have won the European football championship in all categories.

Club[edit]Edit

[60][61]UEFA member countries by club competition entry entitlements, 2007/8

The top-ranked UEFA competition is the UEFA Champions League, which started in the 1992/93 season and gathers the top 1–4 teams of each country's league (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded); this competition was re-structured from a previous one that only gathered the top team of each country (held from 1955–92 and known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or simply the European Cup).

A second, lower-ranked competition is the UEFA Europa League. This competition, for national knockout cup winners and high-placed league teams, was launched by UEFA in 1971 as a successor of both the former UEFA Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (also begun in 1955). A third competition, the Cup Winners' Cup, which had started in 1960, was absorbed into the UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League) in 1999.

In women's football UEFA also conducts the UEFA Women's Champions League for club teams. The competition was first held in 2001, and known as the UEFA Women's Cup until 2009.

The UEFA Super Cup pits the winners of the Champions League against the winners of the UEFA Europa League (previously the winners of the Cup Winners' Cup), and came into being in 1973.[5][6][7]

The UEFA Intertoto Cup was a summer competition, previously operated by several Central European football associations, which was relaunched and recognized as official UEFA club competition by UEFA in 1995.[8] The last Intertoto Cup took place in 2008.

The Intercontinental Cup was jointly organised with CONMEBOL between the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores winners.[9]

Only four teams[10][11] (JuventusAjaxBayern Munich and Chelsea[12]) have won each of the three main competitions (European Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup and UEFA Cup/Europa League),[13] a feat that is no longer possible for any team that did not win the Cup Winners' Cup. There are currently nine teams throughout Europe that have won two of the three trophies; all but one have won the Cup Winners Cup, four require a win in the Champions League and five require a UEFA Europa League win.

Juventus of Italy was the first team in Europe—remaining the only one to date (2013)—to win all UEFA's official championships and cups[14] and, in commemoration of achieving that feat, have received The UEFA Plaque by the Union of European Football Associations on 12 July 1988.[15][16]

UEFA's premier futsal competition is the UEFA Futsal Cup, a tournament started in 2001 which replaced the former Futsal European Clubs Championship. This event, despite enjoying a long and well-established tradition in the European futsal community, dating back to 1984, was never recognized as official by UEFA.

Sponsors[edit]Edit

The UEFA Champions League current main sponsors are:

The UEFA Europa League current main sponsors are:

Adidas is a secondary sponsor and supplies the official match ball and referee uniform for all UEFA competitions. Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer is also a secondary sponsor as the official Champions League video game.

League revenues[edit]Edit

See also: List of professional sports leagues by revenue

Annual revenue comparison. All figures in Euros.

Source is the Deloitte 2013 annual report, which uses 2011–12 figures.[25]

Rank League Revenue Revenue sources
1 English Premier League 3.0 bn Broadcast revenue accounts for 50% of league revenue
2 German Bundesliga 1.9 bn Commercial sponsorship accounts for almost 50% of league revenue
3 Spanish La Liga 1.8 bn Two clubs – Real Madrid and Barcelona – account for 56% of league revenue
4 Italian Serie A 1.6 bn Matchday revenue accounts for only 12% of league revenue
5 French Ligue 1 1.1 bn Matchday revenue accounts for only 11% of league revenue
6 Russian Premier League 636 m
7 Football League Championship (ENG) 588 m
8 Turkish Süper Lig 444 m
9 Dutch Eredivisie 434 m

See also[edit]Edit

Competitions[edit]Edit

Clubs: National teams: Amateur:

Resolutions[edit]Edit

Awards: Qualifications:

Match:

Major non-UEFA competitions[edit]Edit

Clubs: National teams:

Financial Fair Play[edit]Edit

See also[edit]Edit

[62][63]Previous logo (until 2012)*Timeline of football

World Cup Participation and results[edit]Edit

Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  •  3rd  – Third Place[26]
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • R2 – Second round (for the 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages)
  • GS – Group Stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S – First Knockout Stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  •    — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •     — Hosts

Men[edit]Edit

Team 1930

(13)

1934

(16)

1938

(15)

1950

(13)

1954

(16)

1958

(16)

1962

(16)

1966

(16)

1970

(16)

1974

(16)

1978

(16)

1982

(24)

1986

(24)

1990

(24)

1994

(24)

1998

(32)

2002

(32)

2006

(32)

2010

(32)

2014

(32)

 Austria × 4th ••[27] × 3rd R1

15th

× R2

7th

R2

8th

R1

T-18th

R1

23rd

 Belgium R1

11th

R1

15th

R1

13th

× R1

12th

R1

T-10th

R2

10th

4th R2

11th

R2

11th

R1

19th

R2

14th

q
 Bosnia and Herzegovina[citation needed] Part of Yugoslavia × R1

20th

 Bulgaria × × R1

15th

R1

15th

R1

13th

R1

12th

R2

15th

4th R1

29th

 Croatia[citation needed] Part of Yugoslavia × 3rd R1

23rd

R1

22nd

R1

19th

 Czechoslovakia[citation needed] see Czech Republic (1930–1994)
 Czech Republic[citation needed] × 2nd QF

5th

× R1

14th

R1

9th

2nd R1

15th

R1

19th

QF

6th

R1

20th

 Denmark × × × × × × R2

9th

QF

8th

R2

10th

R1

24th

 East Germany[citation needed] Part of Germany × × R2

6th

Part of Germany
 England × × × R1

8th

QF

6th

R1

11th

QF

8th

1st QF

8th

R2

6th

QF

8th

4th R2

9th

QF

6th

QF

7th

R2

13th

R1

25th

 France R1

7th

R1

T-9th

QF

6th

R1

11th

3rd R1

T-13th

R1

12th

4th 3rd 1st R1

28th

2nd R1

29th

q
 Germany[citation needed] × 3rd R1

10th

× 1st 4th QF

7th

2nd 3rd 1st R2

6th

2nd 2nd 1st QF

5th

QF

7th

2nd 3rd 3rd q
 Greece × × R1

24th

R1

25th

R2

TBC

 Hungary × QF

6th

2nd × 2nd R1

10th

QF

5th

QF

6th

R1

15th

R1

14th

R1

18th

 Israel[28] × R1

12th

 Italy × 1st 1st R1

7th

R1

10th

R1

9th

R1

9th

2nd R1

10th

4th 1st R2

12th

3rd 2nd QF

5th

R2

15th

1st R1

26th

R1

22nd

 Netherlands × R1

T-9th

R1

14th

× × 2nd 2nd R2

15th

QF

7th

4th R2

11th

2nd q
 Northern Ireland × × × QF

8th

R2

9th

R1

21st

 Norway × × R1

12th

× R1

17th

R2

15th

 Poland × R1

11th

× × 3rd R2

5th

3rd R2

14th

R1

25th

R1

21st

 Portugal × 3rd R1

17th

R1

21st

4th R2

11th

R1

18th

 Republic of Ireland[29] × QF

8th

R2

16th

R2

12th

 Romania R1

8th

R1

12th

R1

9th

× R1

T-10th

R2

12th

QF

6th

R2

11th

 Russia[30] QF

7th

QF

6th

4th QF

5th

R2

7th

R2

10th

R1

17th

R1

18th

R1

22nd

R1

24th

 Scotland × × × •• R1

15th

R1

14th

R1

9th

R1

11th

R1

15th

R1

19th

R1

T-18th

R1

27th

 Serbia[citation needed] 4th[31] R1

5th

QF

7th

QF

5th

4th R2

7th

R1

16th

QF

5th

× R2

10th

R1

32nd

R1

23rd

 Serbia and Montenegro[citation needed] see Serbia (2006)
 Slovakia[citation needed] Part of Czechoslovakia R2

16th

 Slovenia[citation needed] Part of Yugoslavia × R1

30th

R1

18th

 Soviet Union[30] see Russia (1930–1990)
 Spain × QF

5th

× 4th R1

12th

R1

10th

R1

10th

R2

12th

QF

7th

R2

10th

QF

8th

R1

17th

QF

5th

R2

9th

1st R1

23rd

 Sweden × QF

8th

4th 3rd 2nd R1

9th

R2

5th

R1

13th

R1

21st

3rd R2

13th

R2

14th

  Switzerland × QF

7th

QF

7th

R1

6th

QF

8th

R1

16th

R1

16th

R2

15th

R2

10th

R1

19th

R2

TBC

 Turkey × × × •• R1

9th

× 3rd
 Ukraine[30] Part of Soviet Union × QF

8th

 Wales × × × QF

6th

 West Germany[citation needed] see Germany (1950–1990)
 Yugoslavia[citation needed] see Serbia (1930 for Kingdom of Yugoslavia; 1950–1990 for SFR Yugoslavia; 1994–2002 for FR Yugoslavia)

Women[edit]Edit

Team 1991

[64] (12)

1995

[65] (12)

1999

[66] (16)

2003

[67] (16)

2007

[68] (16)

2011

[69] (16)

2015

[70] (24)

 Denmark QF

7th

QF

7th

R2

15th

R2

12th

 England QF

6th

QF

7th

QF

7th

 France R2

9th

4th
 Germany 4th 2nd QF

8th

1st 1st QF

6th

 Italy QF

6th

R2

9th

 Norway 2nd 1st 4th QF

7th

4th R2

10th

 Russia × QF

5th

QF

8th

 Sweden 3rd QF

5th

QF

6th

2nd R2

10–11

3rd
  Switzerland q

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]Edit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  •  ••  — Qualified / Invited, but declined to take part
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from continental championship / Confederation did not take part
  • Q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    — Hosts
Team 1992

(4)

1995

(6)

1997

(8)

1999

(8)

2001

(8)

2003

(8)

2005

(8)

2009

(8)

2013

(8)

 Czech Republic × × 3rd
 Denmark × 1st
 France × •• 1st 1st
 Germany × •• GS •• 3rd
 Greece × GS
 Italy × •• GS 3rd
 Spain × •• 3rd 2nd
 Turkey × 3rd

References[edit]Edit

  1. Jump up to:a b c "UEFA Executive Committee –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. Jump up^ "Organisation –". Uefa.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  3. Jump up^ "History – Overview"uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. Jump up^ French pronunciation: ​[ynjɔ̃ dez‿asɔsjasjɔ̃ øʁɔpeɛn də futbol]
  5. Jump up^ "History of the UEFA Super Cup"uefa.com. Retrieved 21 August 2006.
  6. Jump up^ "1973: Ajax enjoy early success"uefa.com. Retrieved 1 March 1974.
  7. Jump up^ "1971/72: Glory for Rangers in Barcelona"uefa.com. Retrieved 1 June 1972.
  8. Jump up^ "History of the UEFA Intertoto Cup"uefa.com. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  9. Jump up^ "History of the UEFA/CONMEBOL Intercontinental Cup"uefa.com. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  10. Jump up^ (Spanish) "Un dilema histórico"El Mundo Deportivo's Historical Archive. Retrieved 23 September 2003.
  11. Jump up^ (Spanish) "El Barça, gran atracción del sorteo"El Mundo Deportivo's Historical Archive. Retrieved 16 July 1992.
  12. Jump up^ Chelsea qualified for Europa League's Round of 32 after finished in third place in the group stage of the 2012–13 Champions League.
  13. Jump up^ "The man with the golden touch"uefa.com. Retrieved 27 August 2004.
  14. Jump up^ "List of European official clubs' cups and tournaments"uefa.com. Retrieved 21 August 2006.
  15. Jump up^ "Sorteo de las competiciones europeas de fútbol: el Fram de Reykjavic, primer adversario del F.C. Barcelona en la Recopa" (PDF) (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 13 July 1988. p. 53. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  16. Jump up^ (Italian) "All start 'with a little' poetry"Gazzetta dello Sport's Historical Archive. Retrieved 24 May 1997.
  17. Jump up^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2085729.html
  18. Jump up^ UEFA (9 July 2012). "Gazprom becomes an official partner". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  19. Jump up^ "UEFA Media Services" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  20. Jump up^ "UniCredit starts a three-year sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League". Unicreditgroup.eu. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  21. Jump up^ "HTC to partner with UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League". UEFA.com. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  22. Jump up^ "Hankook to sponsor of UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE"UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  23. Jump up^ "Western Union sponsors UEFA Europa League"UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  24. Jump up^ "HTC to partner with UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League". UEFA.com. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  25. Jump up^ Deloitte, Annual Review of Football Finance – Highlights, June 2013,http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedKingdom/Local%20Assets/Documents/Industries/Sports%20Business%20Group/deloitte-uk-sbg-arff-2013-highlights-download.pdf
  26. Jump up^ There was no Third Place match in 1930; The United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semifinals. FIFA recognizes the United States as the third-placed team andYugoslavia as the fourth-placed team using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
  27. Jump up^ Austria qualified in 1938, but withdrew to play as part of Germany after being annexed.
  28. Jump up^ Israel competed as Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) in 1934 and in 1938, with a team consisting exclusively of Jewish and British footballers from the Palestine Mandate.
  29. Jump up^ Republic of Ireland competed as the Irish Free State in 1934 and then as Ireland in 1938 and 1950.
  30. Jump up to:a b c Russia's best result is group stage in 1994 and 2002. However FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  31. Jump up^ There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The USA and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. Currently, FIFA recognizes USA as the third-placed team andYugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the1930 FIFA World Cup.

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