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Union of European Football Associations
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Abbreviation UEFA
Motto We care about Football
Formation 15 June 1954
Type Sports organisation
Region served
Europe
Membership
53 member associations
Official language
English, French, German
President
Spain Florentino Pérez
Vice-president
Turkey Şenes Erzik
General Secretary
Spain Emilio Butragueño
Honorary President
Sweden Lennart Johansson
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization
FIFA
Website www.UEFA.com

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.

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 UEFA

Code Country National teams Founded Joined
FIFA
Joined
UEFA
ALB Albania Albania Men's, Womens 1930 1932 1954
AND Andorra Andorra Men's, Women's 1994 1996 1996
ARM Armenia Armenia Men's, Women's 1992 1992 1992
AUT Austria Austria Men's, Women's 1904 1905 1954
AZE Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Men's, Women's 1992 1994 1994
BLR Belarus Belarus Men's, Women's 1989 1992 1993
BEL Belgium Belgium Men's, Women's 1895 1904 1954
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Men's, Women's 1946 1996 1998
BUL Bulgaria Bulgaria Men's, Women's 1923 1924 1954
CRO Croatia Croatia Men's, Women's 1912 1992 1993
CYP Republic of Cyprus Cyprus Men's, Women's 1934 1948 1962
CZE Czech Republic Czech Republic Men's, Women's 1901 1907 1954
DEN Denmark Denmark Men's, Women's 1889 1904 1954
ENG England England Men's, Women's 1863 1905 1954
EST Estonia Estonia Men's, Women's 1921 1923 1992
FRO Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Men's, Women's 1979 1988 1990
FIN Finland Finland Men's, Women's 1907 1908 1954
FRA France France Men's, Women's 1919 1904 1954
GEO Georgia (country) Georgia Men's, Women's 1990 1992 1992
GER Germany Germany Men's, Women's 1900 1904 1954
GIB Gibraltar Gibraltar Men's, Women's 1895 2016 2013
GRE Greece Greece Men's, Women's 1926 1927 1954
HUN Hungary Hungary Men's, Women's 1901 1906 1954
ISL Iceland Iceland Men's, Women's 1947 1947 1954
ISR Israel Israel Men's, Women's 1949 1949 1994
ITA Italy Italy Men's, Women's 1898 1905 1954
KAZ Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Men's, Women's 1994 1994 2002
KOS Kosovo Kosovo Men's, Women's 2008 2016 2016
LVA Latvia Latvia Men's, Women's 1921 1922 1992
LIE Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Men's, Women's 1934 1974 1974
LTU Lithuania Lithuania Men's, Women's 1922 1923 1992
LUX Luxembourg Luxembourg Men's, Women's 1908 1910 1954
MLT Malta Malta Men's, Women's 1900 1959 1960
MDA Moldova Moldova Men's, Women's 1990 1994 1993
MNE Montenegro Montenegro Men's, Women's 1931 2007 2007
NED Netherlands Netherlands Men's, Women's 1889 1904 1954
MKD Republic of Macedonia North Macedonia Men's, Women's 1926 1994 1994
NIR Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Men's, Women's 1880 1911 1954
NOR Norway Norway Men's, Women's 1902 1908 1954
POL Poland Poland Men's, Women's 1919 1923 1954
POR Portugal Portugal Men's, Women's 1914 1923 1954
IRL Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Men's, Women's 1921 1923 1954
ROU Romania Romania Men's, Women's 1909 1923 1954
RUS Russia Russia Men's, Women's 1912 1912 1954
SMR San Marino San Marino Men's, Women's 1931 1988 1988
SCO Scotland Scotland Men's, Women's 1873 1910 1954
SRB Serbia Serbia Men's, Women's 1919 1923 1954
SVK Slovakia Slovakia Men's, Women's 1938 1994 1993
SVN Slovenia Slovenia Men's, Women's 1920 1992 1992
ESP Spain Spain Men's, Women's 1909 1904 1954
SWE Sweden Sweden Men's, Women's 1904 1904 1954
SUI Switzerland Switzerland Men's, Women's 1895 1904 1954
TUR Turkey Turkey Men's, Women's 1923 1923 1962
UKR Ukraine Ukraine Men's, Women's 1991 1992 1992
WAL Wales Wales Men's, Women's 1876 1910 1954
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Competitions

International competitions

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 competitions

UEFA members Champs League group stage
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 League

  • 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.

Winner of the UEFA Women's Champions League

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

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