UEFA

Summary

Union of European Football Associations
Union des Associations Européennes de Football
Union der Europäischen Fußballverbände
UEFA logo.svg
UEFA.svg
AbbreviationUEFA
Formation15 June 1954; 67 years ago (1954-06-15)
Founded atBasel, Switzerland
TypeFootball organisation
HeadquartersNyon, Switzerland
Coordinates46°22′16″N 6°13′52″E / 46.371009°N 6.23103°E / 46.371009; 6.23103
Region served
Europe
Membership
55 full member associations
Official languages
English
French
German
(other main but not official: Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)[1]
Aleksander Čeferin[2]
First vice-president
Karl-Erik Nilsson
Vice-presidents
Zbigniew Boniek
Sándor Csányi
Luis Rubiales
Fernando Gomes
Michele Uva
General secretary
Theodore Theodoridis
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization
FIFA
Websiteuefa.com

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA /jˈfə/ yoo-AY-fə; French: Union des associations européennes de football;[a] German: Union der europäischen Fußballverbände)[b] is the administrative body for football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs nation and club competitions including the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, and UEFA Super Cup, and controls the prize money, regulations, and media rights to those competitions.

Henri Delaunay was the first general secretary and Ebbe Schwartz the first president. The current president is Aleksander Čeferin, a former Football Association of Slovenia president, who was elected as UEFA's seventh president at the 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress in Athens in September 2016, and automatically became a vice-president of the world body FIFA.[3]

History and membership

UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland

UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations.[4] At the founding meeting, 25 members were present. However, 6 other associations which were not present were still recognised as founding members, bringing the total of founding associations to 31.[5] UEFA grew to more than 50 members by the mid-1990s, as new associations were born out of the fragmentation of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia into their constituent states.

UEFA's main headquarters after its foundation were located in Paris, but moved to Bern in 1960. They moved to Nyon, Switzerland, in 1995, where they operated out of temporary offices until 1999 while the organisation's current headquarters were under construction.[6]

UEFA membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe (48 out of 55 members are sovereign UN member states), although there are some exceptions. One UN member state (Monaco) and one UN observer state (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. These include England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (constituent countries of the United Kingdom), Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory), the Faroe Islands (constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark), and Kosovo (state with limited recognition), 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 (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey) and others are considered part of Europe both culturally and politically (Cyprus). Countries which had been members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) were also admitted to the European football association, particularly Israel (because it had been banned from the AFC group in 1974) and Kazakhstan.

Additionally[why?], some UEFA member associations allow teams from outside their association's main territory to take part in their "domestic" competition. AS Monaco, for example, takes part in the French League (though a separate sovereign entity); Welsh clubs Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County A.F.C. participate in the English League; Derry City, situated in Northern Ireland, plays in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland and the 7 native Liechtenstein teams play in the Swiss Leagues, as Liechtenstein has no internal league [7] and only a cup competition.

National teams represented by UEFA are known for being successful throughout the history of the FIFA World Cup. Out of 21 tournaments so far, European teams have won 12 World Cup titles. Italy and Germany have four titles each, followed by France with two titles and England and Spain, winning once each. The national associations of these countries also are responsible for organizing the so-called "Big Five European Leagues", consisting of Spain's La Liga, England's Premier League, Germany's Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A and France's Ligue 1.

Executive committee

Members

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
UEFA
affiliation
IOC
member
ALB  Albania 1930 1932 1954 Yes
AND  Andorra 1994 1996 1996 Yes
ARM  Armenia 1992 1992 1992 Yes
AUT  Austria 1904 1905 1954 Yes
AZE  Azerbaijan 1992 1994 1994 Yes
BLR  Belarus 1989 1992 1993 Yes
BEL  Belgium 1895 1904 1954 Yes
BIH  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1946 1996 1998 Yes
BUL  Bulgaria 1923 1924 1954 Yes
CRO  Croatia 1912 1992 1993 Yes
CYP  Cyprus 1934 1948 1962 Yes
CZE  Czech Republic 1901 1907 1954 Yes
DEN  Denmark 1889 1904 1954 Yes
ENG  England 1863 1905 1954 No[n 1]
EST  Estonia 1921 1923 1992 Yes
FRO  Faroe Islands 1979 1988 1990 No
FIN  Finland 1907 1908 1954 Yes
FRA  France 1919[n 2] 1904[n 3] 1954 Yes
GEO  Georgia 1990 1992 1992 Yes
GER  Germany 1900 1904 1954 Yes
GIB  Gibraltar 1895 2016 2013 No
GRE  Greece 1926 1927 1954 Yes
HUN  Hungary 1901 1906 1954 Yes
ISL  Iceland 1947[n 4] 1947 1954 Yes
ISR  Israel[n 5] 1928 1929 1994[n 6] Yes
ITA  Italy 1898 1905 1954 Yes
KAZ  Kazakhstan[n 7] 1994 1994 2002 Yes[n 8]
KOS  Kosovo 2008 2016 2016 Yes
LVA  Latvia 1921 1922 1992 Yes
LIE  Liechtenstein 1934 1974 1974 Yes
LTU  Lithuania 1922 1923 1992 Yes
LUX  Luxembourg 1908 1910 1954 Yes
MLT  Malta 1900 1959 1960 Yes
MDA  Moldova 1990 1994 1993 Yes
MNE  Montenegro 1931 2007 2007 Yes
NED  Netherlands 1889 1904 1954 Yes
MKD  North Macedonia 1926 1994 1994 Yes
NIR  Northern Ireland 1880 1911 1954 No[n 1]
NOR  Norway 1902 1908 1954 Yes
POL  Poland 1919[n 9] 1923 1954 Yes
POR  Portugal 1914 1923 1954 Yes
IRL  Republic of Ireland 1921 1923 1954 Yes
ROU  Romania 1909 1923 1954 Yes
RUS  Russia 1912 1912 1954 Yes
SMR  San Marino 1931 1988 1988 Yes
SCO  Scotland 1873 1910 1954 No[n 1]
SRB  Serbia 1919 1923 1954 Yes
SVK  Slovakia 1938 1994 1993 Yes
SVN  Slovenia 1920 1992 1992 Yes
ESP  Spain 1909 1904 1954 Yes
SWE  Sweden 1904 1904 1954 Yes
SUI   Switzerland 1895 1904 1954 Yes
TUR  Turkey 1923 1923 1962 Yes
UKR  Ukraine 1991 1992 1992 Yes
WAL  Wales 1876 1910 1954 No[n 1]
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Part of the British Olympic Association.
  2. ^ Founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation.
  3. ^ The current French FA, the French Football Federation (in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1994–2002), joined UEFA.
  8. ^ Country is a member of the Olympic Council of Asia rather than the European Olympic Committees.
  9. ^ Founded as Związek Polski Piłki Nożnej (part of the disintegrated Austrian Football Union) in 1911, a predecessor to the current federation.

Former members

Non-members

There are several national teams within Europe that are not members of UEFA. Many of them are instead affiliated with CONIFA.

Competitions

UEFA continental competitions

UEFA runs official international competitions in Europe and some countries of Northern, Southwestern and Central Asia for national teams and professional clubs, known as UEFA competitions, some of which are regarded as the world's most prestigious tournaments.

UEFA is the organiser of two of the most prestigious competitions in international football: The UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. The main competition for men's national teams is the UEFA European Championship (also known as the Euro), started in 1958, with the first finals in 1960, and known as the European Nations Cup until 1964. The UEFA Nations League is the second tournament of UEFA and was introduced in 2018. The tournament largely replaced the international friendly matches previously played on the FIFA International Match Calendar. It will be played every two years.

UEFA also runs national competitions at Under-21, Under-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.

World, Olympic, Intercontinental competitions

Beside continental European competitions for national and their junior teams, the UEFA organizes various qualification male and female tournaments among European national and their junior teams for World Cups (organized by FIFA) and Olympics (organized by IOC).

UEFA also organised the UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup with CAF for youth teams in an effort to boost youth football. 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 Under-19 Futsal Championship. Despite the existence of UEFA's Futsal and Beach soccer committee, UEFA does not organise any beach soccer competitions. International and club beach soccer competitions for UEFA members are organised externally by Beach Soccer Worldwide.

The Italian, German, Spanish, French and Russian[13] men's national teams are the only teams to have won the European football championship in all categories.

Club

UEFA member countries by club competition entry entitlements, 2009/10

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 to 1992 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 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, which had started in 1960, was absorbed into the UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League) in 1999.

In December 2018, UEFA announced the creation of a third club competition, with a working title of Europa League 2 (UEL2) (The name was later decided as UEFA Europa Conference League) . The competition would feature 32 teams directly in 8 groups of 4, with a knockout round between the second placed teams in UEFA Europa Conference League and the third placed teams in the Europa League, leading to a final 16 knockout stage featuring the eight group winners. UEFA announced that the first edition of the competition begins in 2021.[14]

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 Europa League (previously the winners of the Cup Winners' Cup), and came into being in 1973.[15][16][17]

The UEFA Intertoto Cup was a summer competition, previously operated by several Central European football associations, which was relaunched and recognised as official UEFA club competition by UEFA in 1995.[18] The last Intertoto Cup took place in 2008.

The European/South American Cup was jointly organised with CONMEBOL between the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores winners.[19]

Only five teams[20][21] (Juventus, Ajax, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Chelsea[22]) have won each of the three main competitions (European Cup/UEFA Champions League, European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League),[23] a feat that is no longer possible for any team that did not win the Cup Winners' Cup. There are currently eight 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 four require a UEFA Europa League win.

Juventus of Italy was the first team in Europe—remaining the only one to date (2021)—to win all UEFA's official championships and cups[24] and, in commemoration of achieving that feat, have received The UEFA Plaque by the Union of European Football Associations on 12 July 1988.[25][26]

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 recognised as official by UEFA.

Current title holders

Competition Year Host Champions Title Runners-up Next edition Host
National teams (Men's)
European Championship 2020
(held in 2021)
 Italy 2nd  England 2024
Nations League 2020–21  France 1st  Spain 2022–23
U-21 Championship 2021  Germany 3rd  Portugal 2023
U-19 Championship 2019  Spain 11th  Portugal 2022
U-17 Championship 2019  Netherlands 4th  Italy 2022
Futsal Championship 2018  Portugal 1st  Spain 2022
U-19 Futsal Championship 2019  Spain 1st  Croatia 2022
National teams (Women's)
Women's Championship 2017  Netherlands 1st  Denmark 2022
Women's U-19 Championship 2019  France 5th  Germany 2022
Women's U-17 Championship 2019  Germany 7th  Netherlands 2022
Women's Futsal Championship 2019  Spain 1st  Portugal 2022
Club teams (Men's)
Super Cup 2021 England Chelsea 2nd Spain Villarreal 2022
Champions League 2020–21 England Chelsea 2nd England Manchester City 2021–22
Europa League 2020–21 Spain Villarreal 1st England Manchester United 2021–22
Europa Conference League 2021–22
Youth League 2019–20 Spain Real Madrid 1st Portugal Benfica 2021–22
Futsal Champions League 2020–21 Portugal Sporting CP 2nd Spain Barcelona 2021–22
Club teams (Women's)
Women's Champions League 2020–21 Spain Barcelona 1st England Chelsea 2021–22

Titles by nation

Nation Men Women Futsal Total
Euro League U21 U19 U17 Euro U19 U17 Men's U21 U19 Women's
 Spain 3 5 11 9 3 4 7 1 1 44
 Germany[A] 3 3 6 3 8 6 7 36
 France 2 1 1 8 2 5 19
 Russia[B] 1 2 6 3 1 1 1 15
 England 2 10 2 1 15
 Italy 2 5 3 1 1 2 14
 Portugal 1 1 4 6 1 13
 Netherlands 1 2 4 1 1 9
 Sweden 1 1 3 5
 Czech Republic[C] 1 1 1 1 4
 Serbia[D] - 1 3 4
 Bulgaria 3 3
 Hungary 3 3
 Poland 1 1 1 3
 Turkey 1 2 3
 Austria 2 2
 Denmark 1 1 2
 Norway 2 2
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 2
 Belgium 1 1
 Greece 1 1
 Romania 1 1
 Scotland 1 1
 Ukraine 1 1
  1. ^ Including East Germany and West Germany.
  2. ^ Including the Soviet Union.
  3. ^ Including Czechoslovakia.
  4. ^ Including Yugoslavia.

Sponsors

UEFA national team competitions
UEFA Champions League

Note: The UEFA Champions League sponsors are also sponsors of the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Youth League.

UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa Conference League
UEFA women's football competitions

FIFA World Rankings

Overview

Historical leaders

Men's
Highest Ranked UEFA member
in the men's FIFA World Rankings

Major tournament records

Legend

  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  •  3rd  – Third place[wc 1]
  • 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)
  • R1 – 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

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(48)
Years
 Austria × 4th ×[wc 2] × 3rd R1
15th
× R2
7th
R2
8th
R1
T-18th
R1
23rd
7
 Belgium R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
13th
× R1
12th
R1
T-10th
R2
10th
4th R16
11th
R16
11th
R1
19th
R16
14th
QF
6th
3rd 13
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Yugoslavia × R1
20th
1
 Bulgaria × × R1
15th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
12th
R16
15th
4th R1
29th
7
 Croatia Part of Yugoslavia × 3rd R1
23rd
R1
22nd
R1
19th
2nd 5
 Czech Republic[wc 3] × 2nd QF
5th
× R1
14th
R1
9th
2nd R1
15th
R1
19th
QF
6th
R1
20th
9
 Denmark × × × × × × R16
9th
QF
8th
R16
10th
R1
24th
R16
11th
5
 East Germany[wc 3] Part of Germany × × R2
6th
Part of Germany 1
 England × × × R1
8th
QF
6th
R1
11th
QF
8th
1st QF
8th
R2
6th
QF
8th
4th R16
9th
QF
6th
QF
7th
R16
13th
R1
26th
4th 15
 France R1
7th
R1
T-9th
QF
6th
R1
11th
3rd R1
T-13th
R1
12th
4th 3rd 1st R1
28th
2nd R1
29th
QF
7th
1st 15
 Germany[wc 3] × 3rd R1
10th
× 1st 4th QF
7th
2nd 3rd 1st R2
6th
2nd 2nd 1st QF
5th
QF
7th
2nd 3rd 3rd 1st R1
22nd
19
 Greece × × R1
24th
R1
25th
R16
13th
3
 Hungary × QF
6th
2nd × 2nd R1
10th
QF
5th
QF
6th
R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
18th
9
 Iceland × × × × × × × × R1
28th
1
 Israel[wc 4] × R1
12th
1
 Italy × 1st 1st R1
7th
R1
10th
R1
9th
R1
9th
2nd R1
10th
4th 1st R16
12th
3rd 2nd QF
5th
R16
15th
1st R1
26th
R1
22nd
18
 Netherlands × R1
T-9th
R1
14th
× × 2nd 2nd R16
15th
QF
7th
4th R16
11th
2nd 3rd 10
 Northern Ireland × × × QF
8th
R2
9th
R1
21st
3
 Norway × × R1
12th
× R1
17th
R16
15th
3
 Poland × R1
11th
× × 3rd R2
5th
3rd R16
14th
R1
25th
R1
21st
R1
25th
8
 Portugal × 3rd R1
17th
R1
21st
4th R16
11th
R1
18th
R16
13th
7
 Republic of Ireland[wc 5] × QF
8th
R16
16th
R16
12th
3
 Romania R1
8th
R1
12th
R1
9th
× R1
T-10th
R16
12th
QF
6th
R16
11th
7
 Russia[wc 6] × × × × × QF
7th
QF
6th
4th QF
5th
R2
7th
R16
10th
R1
17th
R1
18th
R1
22nd
R1
24th
QF
8th
11
 Scotland × × × •• R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
19th
R1
T-18th
R1
27th
8
 Serbia[wc 3] 4th[wc 7] R1
5th
QF
7th
QF
5th
4th R2
7th
R1
16th
QF
5th
× R16
10th
R1
32nd
R1
23rd
R1
23rd
12
 Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia R16
16th
1
 Slovenia Part of Yugoslavia × R1
30th
R1
18th
2
 Spain × QF
5th
× 4th R1
12th
R1
10th
R1
10th
R2
12th
QF
7th
R16
10th
QF
8th
R1
17th
QF
5th
R16
9th
1st R1
23rd
R16
10th
15
 Sweden × QF
8th
4th 3rd 2nd R1
9th
R2
5th
R1
13th
R1
21st
3rd R16
13th
R16
14th
QF
7th
12
  Switzerland × QF
7th
QF
7th
R1
6th
QF
8th
R1
16th
R1
16th
R16
15th
R16
10th
R1
19th
R16
11th
R16
14th
11
 Turkey × × × •• R1
9th
× 3rd 2
 Ukraine[wc 6] Part of Soviet Union × QF
8th
1
 Wales × × × QF
6th
1
Total (34 teams) 4 12 13 6 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 14 14 14 13 15 15 14 13 13 13 13 TBD

Notes

  1. ^ There was no Third Place match in 1930; The United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. FIFA recognizes the United States as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
  2. ^ Austria qualified in 1938, but withdrew to play as part of Germany after being annexed.
  3. ^ a b c d FIFA considers that the national team of Russia succeeds the USSR, the national team of Serbia succeeds Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro, the national team of Czech Republic succeeds Czechoslovakia, and the national team of Germany succeeds West Germany and East Germany.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Republic of Ireland competed as the Irish Free State in 1934 and then as Ireland in 1938 and 1950.
  6. ^ a b Russia's best result is quarter-finals in 2018. However, FIFA considers Russia as the successor team of the USSR.
  7. ^ 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 and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia
New Zealand
(32)
Years
 Denmark QF
7th
QF
7th
R2
15th
R2
12th
4
 England QF
6th
QF
7th
QF
7th
3rd 4th 5
 France R2
9th
4th QF
5th
QF
4
 Germany 4th 2nd QF
8th
1st 1st QF
6th
4th QF
8
 Italy QF
6th
R2
9th
QF
3
 Netherlands R2
13th
2nd 2
 Norway 2nd 1st 4th QF
7th
4th R2
10th
R2
10th
QF
8
 Russia × QF
5th
QF
8th
2
 Scotland R1
1
 Spain R1
20th
R2
2
 Sweden 3rd QF
5th
QF
6th
2nd R2
10–11
3rd R2
16th
3rd 8
  Switzerland R2
15th
1
Total (12 teams) 5 5 6 5 5 5 8 9 11 59

Olympic Games For Men

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
France
(3)
1904
United States
(3)
1908
United Kingdom
(6)
1912
Sweden
(11)
1920
Belgium
(14)
1924
France
(22)
1928
Netherlands
(17)
1936
Germany
(16)
1948
United Kingdom
(18)
1952
Finland
(25)
1956
Australia
(11)
1960
Italy
(16)
1964
Japan
(14)
1968
Mexico
(16)
1972
West Germany
(16)
1976
Canada
(13)
1980
Soviet Union
(16)
1984
United States
(16)
1988
South Korea
(16)
1992
Spain
(16)
1996
United States
(16)
2000
Australia
(16)
2004
Greece
(16)
2008
China
(16)
2012
United Kingdom
(16)
2016
Brazil
(16)
2020
Japan
(16)
Years
 Austria 6 2 =11 =5 4
 Belarus 10 1
 Belgium 3 1 15 =5 4 5
 Bulgaria 10 =17 3 5 2 5
 Czech Republic 14 1
 Czechoslovakia 9 9 2 9 1 Split into Slovakia and Czech Republic 5
 Denmark 2 2 10 3 =5 2 6 13 8 9
 East Germany[ol 1] 3 3 1 2 Merged with West Germany 4
 Estonia =17 1
 Finland 4 =9 =14 9 4
 France 2 5 4 5 =9 =5 =17 9 7 5 1 5 13 13
 Germany[ol 2] 7 =5 =6 4 =9 5 5 3 2 9 10
 Great Britain 1 1 1 11 =6 4 =17 =5 8 5 10
 Greece 13 =17 15 3
 Hungary 5 13 =9 1 3 1 1 2 16 9
 Ireland 7 =17 2
 Israel Competed with Asia (qualified 2 times) 2
 Italy 8 5 6 3 1 =5 =9 4 4 4 5 12 5 3 5 15
 Latvia 16 1
 Lithuania =17 1
 Luxembourg 12 11 =9 =9 =9 =9 6
 Netherlands 3 3 3 4 =9 =9 =17 7 8
 Norway 9 7 3 =14 10 5
 Poland =17 4 =9 10 1 2 2 7
 Portugal =5 4 14 6 4
 Romania 14 =17 5 11 4
 Russia 10 1
 Serbia 12 1
 Serbia and Montenegro 16 Split into 2 nations 1
 Slovakia 13 1
 Soviet Union =9 1 3 3 3 1 Split into 15 nations 6
 Spain 2 =17 =5 6 12 10 1 6 2 14 2 11
 Sweden 4 11 6 3 =9 1 3 6 6 15 10
 Switzerland 2 =9 13 3
 Turkey =17 =9 =9 =5 =5 14 6
 Yugoslavia 9 =17 =9 2 2 2 1 6 4 3 10 Split into 7 nations 11
Total (36 teams) 3 0 6 11 13 18 11 10 10 19 5 9 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4

Notes

  1. ^ The East German team represented the United Team of Germany in 1964, winning the bronze medal.
  2. ^ The team represented the United Team of Germany in 1956, and the Federal Republic of Germany (i.e., West Germany) in 1972, 1984 and 1988, and winning the bronze medal in 1988.

Olympic Games For Women

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
United States
(8)
2000
Australia
(8)
2004
Greece
(10)
2008
China
(12)
2012
United Kingdom
(12)
2016
Brazil
(12)
2021
Japan
(12)
Years
 Denmark 8 1
 France 4 6 2
 Germany 5 3 3 3 1 5
 Great Britain 5 7 2
 Greece 10 1
 Netherlands 5 1
 Norway 3 1 7 3
 Sweden 6 6 4 6 7 2 2 7
Total (8 teams) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 22

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record
Team
(Total 35 teams)
1960
France
(4)
1964
Spain
(4)
1968
Italy
(4)
1972
Belgium
(4)
1976
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(4)
1980
Italy
(8)
1984
France
(8)
1988
West Germany
(8)
1992
Sweden
(8)
1996
England
(16)
2000
Belgium
Netherlands
(16)
2004
Portugal
(16)
2008
Austria
Switzerland
(16)
2012
Poland
Ukraine
(16)
2016
France
(24)
2020
Europe
(24)
2024
Germany
(24)
Years
 Albania × × × GS 1
 Austria GS GS R16 3
 Belgium × 3rd 2nd GS GS QF QF 6
 Bulgaria GS GS 2
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia QF GS QF GS R16 R16 6
 Czech Republic[c] 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd GS SF GS QF GS QF 10
 Denmark 4th SF GS 1st GS GS QF GS SF 9
 England × 3rd GS GS GS SF GS QF QF R16 2nd 10
 Finland × × GS 1
 France 4th 1st GS SF 1st QF GS QF 2nd R16 10
 Germany[d] × × 1st 2nd 1st GS SF 2nd 1st GS GS 2nd SF SF R16 Q 14 [e]
 Greece ×[f] GS 1st GS QF 4
 Hungary 3rd 4th R16 GS 4
 Iceland × × × QF 1
 Italy × 1st 4th SF GS 2nd GS QF 2nd QF 1st 10
 Latvia Part of  Soviet Union GS 1
 Netherlands × 3rd GS 1st SF QF SF SF QF GS R16 10
 North Macedonia Part of  Yugoslavia GS 1
 Northern Ireland × R16 1
 Norway GS 1
 Poland GS GS QF GS 4
 Portugal SF QF SF 2nd QF SF 1st R16 8
 Republic of Ireland GS GS R16 3
 Romania GS GS QF GS GS 5
 Russia[g] 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd GS GS GS SF GS GS GS 12
 Scotland × × GS GS GS 3
 Serbia[h] 2nd 2nd 4th GS •×[i] × QF 5
 Slovakia Part of  Czechoslovakia R16 GS 2
 Slovenia Part of  Yugoslavia GS 1
 Spain •×[j] 1st GS 2nd GS QF QF GS 1st 1st R16 SF 11
 Sweden × SF GS QF GS GS GS R16 7
  Switzerland × GS GS GS R16 QF 5
 Turkey GS QF SF GS GS 5
 Ukraine Part of  Soviet Union GS GS QF 3
 Wales × SF R16 2

Notes

  1. ^ pronounced [ynjɔ̃ dez‿asɔsjɑsjɔ̃ øʁɔpeɛn də futbol].
  2. ^ pronounced [uˈni̯oːn deːɐ̯ ʔɔʏʁoˈpɛːɪʃn̩ ˈfuːsbalfɛʁˌbɛndə].
  3. ^ Includes three appearances as Czechoslovakia
  4. ^ Includes five appearances as West Germany
  5. ^ Including UEFA Euro 2024 in which Germany is already qualified as host.
  6. ^ Greece entered the 1964 competition, but later withdrew after refusing to play Albania.
  7. ^ Includes five appearances as the Soviet Union and one as CIS
  8. ^ Includes four appearances as Yugoslavia and one as FR Yugoslavia
  9. ^ Does not include Euro 1992 qualification and disqualification due to international sanctions
  10. ^ Spain refused to travel to the Soviet Union for their qualification match, so the Soviet Union qualified by walkover.

UEFA Women's Championship

UEFA Women's Championship record
Team
(Total 18 teams)
1984
(4)
1987
Norway
(4)
1989
West Germany
(4)
1991
Denmark
(4)
1993
Italy
(4)
1995
(4)
1997
Norway
Sweden
(8)
2001
Germany
(8)
2005
England
(8)
2009
Finland
(12)
2013
Sweden
(12)
2017
Netherlands
(16)
2021
England
(16)
Years
 Austria × × × × × × SF Q 2
 Belgium GS Q 2
 Denmark SF 3rd 3rd GS SF GS GS SF 2nd Q 10
 England 2nd 4th SF GS GS 2nd GS SF Q 9
 Finland SF QF GS Q 4
 France GS GS GS QF QF QF Q 7
 Germany 1st 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st QF Q 11
 Iceland × × × GS QF GS Q 4
 Italy SF 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 2nd GS GS QF QF GS Q 12
 Netherlands SF GS 1st Q 4
 Norway 1st 2nd 2nd 1st SF GS SF 2nd SF 2nd GS Q 12
 Portugal GS 1
 Russia × × × × GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Scotland × GS 1
 Spain × SF QF QF Q 4
 Sweden 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd SF 2nd SF QF SF QF Q 11
  Switzerland GS 1
 Ukraine Part of  Soviet Union × GS 1

FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
2019
Poland
(24)
2021
Indonesia
(24)
Years
 Austria R1 R1 4th R1 R2 5
 Belgium R2 1
 Bulgaria QF QF 2
 Croatia R2 R1 R2 3
 Czech Republic R1 R1 QF R1 2nd R2 6
 East Germany 3rd R1 2
 England 4th R1 R1 3rd R2 R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 1st 11
 Finland R1 1
 France R1 QF QF 4th 1st R2 R2 7
 Germany 1st 2nd R1 R1 R1 R2 R1 QF QF QF R2 11
 Greece R2 1
 Hungary R1 R1 R1 R1 3rd R2 6
 Italy R1 R1 QF QF QF 3rd 4th 7
 Kazakhstan[35] R1 1
 Netherlands QF R1 QF QF 4
 Norway R1 R1 R1 3
 Poland 4th R1 3rd R2 R2 5
 Portugal QF 1st 1st R1 3rd R2 R2 2nd R2 QF QF R1 12
 Republic of Ireland R1 R1 3rd R2 R2 5
 Romania 3rd 1
 Russia 1st 2nd R1 4th QF 3rd QF QF 8
 Scotland QF QF R1 3
 Serbia R1 1st 1st 3
 Slovakia R2 1
 Spain R1 QF R1 2nd R1 QF 4th QF 1st 2nd QF QF R2 QF QF 15
 Sweden R1 1
  Switzerland R1 1
 Turkey R1 R2 R2 3
 Ukraine R2 R2 R2 1st 4
Total (29 teams) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 6 5 6 5

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Team 2002
Canada
(12)
2004
Thailand
(12)
2006
Russia
(16)
2008
Chile
(16)
2010
Germany
(16)
2012
Japan
(16)
2014
Canada
(16)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(16)
2018
France
(16)
2022[a]
Costa Rica
(16)
Years
 Denmark QF 1
 England QF QF GS GS 3rd 5
 Finland GS GS 2
 France GS QF 4th GS 3rd 2nd 4th 8
 Germany 3rd 1st QF 3rd 1st 2nd 1st QF QF 10
 Italy GS GS 2
 Netherlands QF 2
 Norway GS QF 2
 Russia QF QF 2
 Spain GS QF 2nd 4
 Sweden QF GS 2
  Switzerland GS GS GS 3
Total (12 teams) 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 5 4 43

Notes

  1. ^ The 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, later postponed to 2021, was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

FIFA U-17 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Team 1985
China
(16)
1987
Canada
(16)
1989
Scotland
(16)
1991
Italy
(16)
1993
Japan
(16)
1995
Ecuador
(16)
1997
Egypt
(16)
1999
New Zealand
(16)
2001
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2003
Finland
(16)
2005
Peru
(16)
2007
South Korea
(24)
2009
Nigeria
(24)
2011
Mexico
(24)
2013
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2015
Chile
(24)
2017
India
(24)
2019
Brazil
(24)
2021
Peru
(24)
Years
 Austria R1 R1 2
 Belgium R1 3rd 2
 Croatia R1 R1 QF 3
 Czech Republic QF R1 2
 Denmark R1 1
 East Germany QF 1
 England QF QF R1 1st 4
 Finland R1 1
 France QF 1st QF QF R2 R2 3rd 6
 Germany 2nd QF R1 4th R1 3rd R2 3rd R2 QF 10
 Hungary QF R1 2
 Italy R1 4th R1 R1 R1 QF R2 QF 8
 Netherlands 3rd R1 R1 4th 4
 Poland 4th R1 2
 Portugal 3rd QF QF 3
 Russia 1st R2 R2 3
 Scotland 2nd 1
 Slovakia R2 1
 Spain 2nd R1 3rd R1 R1 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd QF 10
 Sweden 3rd 1
  Switzerland 1st 1
 Turkey 4th QF R1 3
Total (22 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 5

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Team 2008
New Zealand
(16)
2010
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2012
Azerbaijan
(16)
2014
Costa Rica
(16)
2016
Jordan
(16)
2018
Uruguay
(16)
2021
India
(16)
Years
 Azerbaijan R1 1
 Denmark QF 1
 England 4th QF 2
 Finland GS 1
 France R1 1st 2
 Germany 3rd QF 4th GS QF QF 6
 Italy 3rd 1
 Republic of Ireland QF 1
 Spain 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 4
Total (9 teams) 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 19

FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Team 1989
Netherlands
(16)
1992
Hong Kong
(16)
1996
Spain
(16)
2000
Guatemala
(16)
2004
Taiwan
(16)
2008
Brazil
(20)
2012
Thailand
(24)
2016
Colombia
(24)
2021
Lithuania
(24)
Years
 Azerbaijan QF 1
 Belgium 4th R2 R2 3
 Croatia R2 1
 Czech Republic R2 R1 R2 Q 4
 Denmark R1 1
 Hungary R2 1
 Italy R2 R1 R2 2nd 3rd 3rd R2 7
 Kazakhstan R1 R2 Q 3
 Lithuania Q 1
 Netherlands 2nd R2 R2 R2 4
 Poland R2 1
 Portugal 3rd R2 R1 QF 4th Q 6
 Russia R1 3rd 4th 4th QF 2nd Q 7
 Serbia R2 Q 2
 Spain R1 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd QF Q 9
 Ukraine 4th R2 R2 QF R2 5
Total (16 teams) 6 6 6 6 5 6 7 7 7 56

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Team Beach Soccer World Championship record FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record Appearances
1995
Brazil
(8)
1996
Brazil
(8)
1997
Brazil
(8)
1998
Brazil
(10)
1999
Brazil
(12)
2000
Brazil
(12)
2001
Brazil
(12)
2002
Brazil
(8)
2003
Brazil
(8)
2004
Brazil
(12)
2005
Brazil
(12)
2006
Brazil
(16)
2007
Brazil
(16)
2008
France
(16)
2009
United Arab Emirates
(16)
2011
Italy
(16)
2013
French Polynesia
(16)
2015
Portugal
(16)
2017
The Bahamas
(16)
2019
Paraguay
(16)
2021
Russia
(16)
WC
/10
FIFA
/11
Years
/21
 Belarus × × × R1
11th
R1 0 2 2
 Belgium R1
12th
× × × × × × × 1 0 1
 Denmark R1
6th
× × × × × × × × × 1 0 1
 England 3rd × 1 0 1
 France R1
7th
2nd R1
11th
R1
11th
2nd R1
7th
4th QF
5th
1st 3rd 4th QF
8th
8 4 12
 Germany R1
5th
R1
12th
R1
12th
R1
11th
4 0 4
 Italy 4th 3rd R1
5th
R1
10th
R1
9th
QF
8th
QF
8th
R1
6th
R1
6th
4th R1
15th
R1
10th
2nd QF
8th
QF
5th
4th 4th 2nd 10 8 18
 Netherlands R1
8th
× R1
14th
× × 1 1 2
 Poland R1
11th
R1
15th
0 2 2
 Portugal R1
6th
R1
5th
2nd QF
6th
1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th QF
8th
3rd 3rd 3rd 1st QF
8th
1st R1 8 10 18
 Russia R1
5th
× R1
9th
QF
6th
QF
7th
1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1 8 9
 Spain R1
6th
QF
5th
3rd QF
6th
R1
6th
2nd 2nd QF
7th
R1
10th
QF
7th
4th QF
6th
2nd R1
10th
QF 7 8 15
  Switzerland QF
8th
2nd R1
10th
QF
8th
QF
5th
QF
8th
3rd 1 6 7
 Turkey R1
10th
× × 1 0 1
 Ukraine QF
6th
R1
9th
R1
12th
× × 0 3 3
Total (15 teams) 4 3 3 4 4 5 6 4 4 7 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 5

Former tournaments

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Team 1992
Saudi Arabia
(4)
1995
Saudi Arabia
(6)
1997
Saudi Arabia
(8)
1999
Mexico
(8)
2001
South Korea
Japan
(8)
2003
France
(8)
2005
Germany
(8)
2009
South Africa
(8)
2013
Brazil
(8)
2017
Russia
(8)
Years
 Czech Republic × 3rd 1
 Denmark × 1st 1
 France × •• 1st 1st 2
 Germany × •• GS •• 3rd 1st 3
 Greece × GS 1
 Italy × •• GS 3rd 2
 Portugal × 3rd 1
 Russia × GS 1
 Spain × •• 3rd 2nd 2
 Turkey × 3rd 1
Total (10 teams) 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 15

Sanctions

Against associations

  • Lithuania Lithuania, in 1990 sanctions were imposed due to the secession of the Lithuanian Football Federation from the Football Federation of the Soviet Union
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia, in 1992–1998 sanctions were imposed due to the Bosnian War (as part of the Yugoslav Wars)

Against clubs

  • Albania Albania, in 1967 special sanctions were imposed against 1966–67 Albanian Superliga due to its political background
  • England England, in 1985–1991 sanctions were imposed against English association football clubs due to the Heysel Stadium disaster by suspending their participation in continental competitions for five years
  • Italy Italy, in 1974–1975 sanctions were imposed against SS Lazio due to its fans, Italy was restricted from the European Cup to which Lazio qualified
  • Netherlands Netherlands, in 1990–1991 sanctions were imposed against AFC Ajax due to its fans, the Netherlands were restricted from the European Cup to which Ajax qualified

Corruption and controversy

Dissatisfied fans across Europe have referred to the organisation as UEFA mafia, including in Russia's top league,[36] in Bulgaria's top league,[37] and in a Champions League group stage match held in Sweden.[38] The term has also been covered for its use outside of stadiums, for example during a protest in Kosovo outside an EU building following the Serbia v Albania (UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying) match.[39]

Following the 2015 FIFA corruption case, the then-president of UEFA, Michel Platini, was also involved in the case. Swiss prosecutors accused FIFA president Sepp Blatter of making a "disloyal payment" of $2m (£1.6m) to Mr Platini. Swiss attorney general, Michael Lauber, stated: "We didn't interview Mr Platini as a witness, that's not true. We investigated against him in between as a witness and an accused person".[40][41] Both Platini and Sepp Blatter were banned from football-related activity. Platini appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sports, which lowered the six-year ban to four years. He further appealed to Swiss courts and the European Court of Human Rights but the courts rejected his appeals.[42]

In 2019 UEFA's decision to host Europa League Cup final in Baku, Azerbaijan left one of the finalists, Arsenal, with a decision to withdraw their Armenian player Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of the competition due to safety concerns.[43], and there has been long-standing debates about the extent to which the elite clubs or UEFA itself should exert the most influence on the game.[44]

See also

Resolutions

Financial fair play

UEFA coefficient

UEFA presidents

Related links

Planned competitions

Notes

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External links

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