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The UNION OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS (UEFA, /juːˈeɪfə/ ; Italian : Unione delle associazioni calcistiche europee; French : Union des Associations Européennes de Football; German : Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände) is the administrative body for association football in Europe
Europe
, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA
FIFA
. UEFA
UEFA
consists of 55 national association members .

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

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

CONTENTS

* 1 History and membership

* 2 Members

* 2.1 Notes

* 3 Former members

* 4 Competitions

* 4.1 International
International
* 4.2 Club * 4.3 Current title holders * 4.4 UEFA
UEFA
Competitions * 4.5 Teams with trophies

* 5 Sponsors * 6 Corruption and controversy * 7 League revenues

* 8 World Cup participation and results

* 8.1 Men * 8.2 Women

* 9 FIFA
FIFA
Confederations Cup * 10 National team rankings * 11 UEFA
UEFA
Executive Committee

* 12 See also

* 12.1 Resolutions * 12.2 Financial fair play * 12.3 UEFA coefficient
UEFA coefficient
* 12.4 UEFA
UEFA
presidents * 12.5 Related links

* 13 References * 14 External links

HISTORY AND MEMBERSHIP

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UEFA
UEFA
headquarters in Nyon , Switzerland
Switzerland

UEFA
UEFA
was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel
Basel
, Switzerland
Switzerland
after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations. The European football union began with 25 members; that number doubled by the early 1990s. Until 1959 the main headquarters were located in Paris, and later in Bern
Bern
. In 1995, UEFA
UEFA
headquarters were transferred to Nyon , Switzerland. UEFA
UEFA
membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe, although there are some exceptions. Some states ( Monaco
Monaco
and Vatican City
Vatican City
) are not members. Some UEFA
UEFA
members are not sovereign states, but form part of a larger recognized sovereign state in the context of international law. These include Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, Scotland
Scotland
, England
England
and Wales
Wales
, ( Countries of the United Kingdom ), Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(British Overseas Territory ), the Faroe Islands (autonomous country within Denmark
Denmark
), and Kosovo
Kosovo
(disputed territory and partially recognised state ), however in the context of these countries government functions concerning sport tend to be carried at the territorial level coterminous with the UEFA
UEFA
member entity. Some UEFA
UEFA
members are transcontinental states ( Armenia
Armenia
, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
, Georgia , Kazakhstan , Turkey
Turkey
and Russia
Russia
). Countries which had been members of the Asian Football
Football
Confederation were also admitted to the European football association, particularly Israel
Israel
and Kazakhstan. Additionally some UEFA
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 and Swansea City participate in the English League; Berwick Rangers , situated in England, play in the Scottish Professional Football League
Scottish Professional Football League
and Derry City , situated in Northern Ireland, play in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland
League of Ireland
.

MEMBERS

CODE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL TEAMS FOUNDED FIFA affiliation UEFA affiliation IOC member

ALB Albania
Albania

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1930 1932 1954 Yes

AND Andorra

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1994 1996 1996 Yes

ARM Armenia
Armenia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1992 1992 1992 Yes

AUT Austria
Austria

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1904 1905 1954 Yes

AZE Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1992 1994 1994 Yes

BLR Belarus
Belarus

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1989 1992 1993 Yes

BEL Belgium
Belgium

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1895 1904 1954 Yes

BIH Bosnia-Herzegovina

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1992 1996 1998 Yes

BUL Bulgaria
Bulgaria

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1923 1924 1954 Yes

CRO Croatia
Croatia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1912 1992 1993 Yes

CYP Cyprus
Cyprus

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1934 1948 1962 Yes

CZE Czech Republic
Czech Republic

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1901 1907 1954 Yes

DEN Denmark
Denmark

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1889 1904 1954 Yes

ENG England
England

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1863 1905 1954 No

EST Estonia
Estonia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1921 1923 1992 Yes

FRO Faroe Islands

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1979 1988 1990 No

FIN Finland
Finland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1907 1908 1954 Yes

FRA France
France

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1919 1904 1954 Yes

GEO Georgia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1990 1992 1992 Yes

GER Germany
Germany

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1900 1904 1954 Yes

GIB Gibraltar
Gibraltar

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1895 2016 2013 No

GRE Greece
Greece

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1926 1927 1954 Yes

HUN Hungary
Hungary

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1901 1906 1954 Yes

ISL Iceland
Iceland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1947 1947 1954 Yes

IRL Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1921 1923 1954 Yes

ISR Israel
Israel

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1928 1929 1994 Yes

ITA Italy
Italy

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1898 1905 1954 Yes

KAZ Kazakhstan

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1994 1994 2002 Yes

KVX Kosovo
Kosovo

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1946 2016 2016 Yes

LVA Latvia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1921 1922 1992 Yes

LIE Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1934 1974 1974 Yes

LTU Lithuania
Lithuania

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1922 1923 1992 Yes

LUX Luxembourg
Luxembourg

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1908 1910 1954 Yes

MKD Macedonia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1926 1994 1994 Yes

MLT Malta
Malta

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1900 1959 1960 Yes

MDA Moldova
Moldova

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1990 1994 1993 Yes

MNE Montenegro

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1931 2007 2007 Yes

NED Netherlands
Netherlands

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1889 1904 1954 Yes

NIR Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1880 1911 1954 No

NOR Norway
Norway

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1902 1908 1954 Yes

POL Poland
Poland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1919 1923 1954 Yes

POR Portugal
Portugal

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1914 1923 1954 Yes

ROU Romania
Romania

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1909 1923 1954 Yes

RUS Russia
Russia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1912 1912 1954 Yes

SMR San Marino

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1931 1988 1988 Yes

SCO Scotland
Scotland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1873 1910 1954 No

SRB Serbia
Serbia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1919 1923 1954 Yes

SVK Slovakia
Slovakia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1938 1994 1993 Yes

SVN Slovenia
Slovenia

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1920 1992 1992 Yes

ESP Spain
Spain

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1909 1904 1954 Yes

SWE Sweden
Sweden

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1904 1904 1954 Yes

SUI Switzerland
Switzerland

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1895 1904 1954 Yes

TUR Turkey
Turkey

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1923 1923 1962 Yes

UKR Ukraine
Ukraine

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1991 1992 1992 Yes

WAL Wales
Wales

* Men\'s

* U21 * U19 * U17

* Women\'s

* U19 * U17

1876 1910 1954 No

NOTES

* ^ A B C D E Part of the British Olympic Association * ^ Part of the Danish National Olympic Committee * ^ Founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation. * ^ The current French FA, the French Football Federation
French Football Federation
(in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907. * ^ Former member of the Asian Football
Football
Confederation (1954–1974), joined UEFA
UEFA
as several AFC teams refused to play against them. See also Foreign relations of Israel
Israel
and International recognition of Israel
Israel
. * ^ Israel
Israel
had been an associated member of UEFA
UEFA
since 1992, therefore Israeli clubs were entitled to take part in the 1992–93 and 1993–94 UEFA
UEFA
club competitions despite Israel
Israel
not being a full UEFA
UEFA
member. * ^ Former member of the Asian Football
Football
Confederation (1994–2002), joined UEFA. * ^ The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a member of the Olympic Council of Asia
Olympic Council of Asia
rather than the European Olympic Committees . * ^ Founded as Związek Polski Piłki Nożnej (part of the disintegrated Austrian Football
Football
Union) in 1911, a predecessor to the current federation.

FORMER MEMBERS

* Saarland Football
Football
Union (1954–1956), joined Football Association of the West Germany
Germany
* Football
Football
Association of East Germany
Germany
(1954–1990), joined Football
Football
Association of the West Germany
Germany
as German Football Association * Football
Football
Federation of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(1954–1991); in 1992 Soviet Union
Soviet Union
was dissolved into 15 republics (10 in Europe
Europe
and 5 in Asia) with Russian Football Union
Russian Football Union
of Russia
Russia
being acknowledged as the direct successor of Football
Football
Federation of the Soviet Union * Football Association of Yugoslavia
Football Association of Yugoslavia
(1954–1992); in 1992 Yugoslavia fell apart and transformed into a union state of Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro with Football
Football
Association of Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro being acknowledged as the direct successor of Football
Football
Association of Yugoslavia. Four other succeeded republics formed own football organizations. * Football
Football
Association of Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro (1992–2006); in 2006 the union state was dissolved with Football
Football
Association of Serbia becoming successor of the previous. Montenegro , which exited the union, created its own football association . * Football
Football
Association of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
(1922–1993), became Football
Football
Association of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and Slovak Football Association with Football
Football
Association of the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
was acknowledged as its direct successor.

COMPETITIONS

UEFA
UEFA
runs official international competitions in Europe
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.

INTERNATIONAL

The main competition for men's national teams is the UEFA
UEFA
European Football
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
UEFA
or the EURO. UEFA
UEFA
also runs national competitions at Under-21 , Under-19 and Under-17 levels. For women's national teams, UEFA operates the UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Championship for senior national sides as well as Women\'s Under-19 and Women\'s Under-17 Championships.

UEFA
UEFA
also organized the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup with CAF for youth teams in an effort to boost youth football. UEFA
UEFA
launched the UEFA Regions\' Cup , for semi-professional teams representing their local region, in 1999. In futsal there is the UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Championship and UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Under-21 Championship .

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

CLUB

Main article: List of UEFA club competition winners
List of UEFA club competition winners
UEFA
UEFA
member countries by club competition entry entitlements, 2009/10

The top-ranked UEFA
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
UEFA
in 1971 as a successor of both the former UE FA Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (also begun in 1955). A third competition, the UE FA Cup Winners\' Cup , which had started in 1960, was absorbed into the UE FA Cup (now UEFA
UEFA
Europa League) in 1999.

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

The UEFA Super Cup
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.

The UEFA Intertoto Cup was a summer competition, previously operated by several Central European football associations, which was relaunched and recognized as official UEFA
UEFA
club competition by UEFA
UEFA
in 1995. 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.

Only five teams (Juventus , Ajax , Manchester United , Bayern Munich and Chelsea ) have won each of the three main competitions (European Cup/ UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, European Cup Winners' Cup/UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA
UEFA
Cup/ UEFA
UEFA
Europa League), 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
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
UEFA
Europa League win.

Juventus of Italy
Italy
was the first team in Europe—remaining the only one to date (2015)—to win all UEFA\'s official championships and cups and, in commemoration of achieving that feat, have received The UEFA
UEFA
Plaque by the Union of European Football
Football
Associations on 12 July 1988.

UEFA's premier futsal competition is the UEFA
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.

CURRENT TITLE HOLDERS

COMPETITIONS CHAMPION TITLE RUNNERS-UP NEXT EDITION

CLUBS

UEFA Champions League Real Madrid 12th Juventus 2017–18

UEFA Europa League Manchester United 1st Ajax 2017–18

UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Super Cup
Real Madrid 3rd Sevilla 2017 (August)

UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Champions League Olympique Lyon 4th Paris Saint-Germain 2017–18

UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Cup Inter FS 4th Sporting CP 2017–18

UEFA Youth League Salzburg 1st Benfica 2017–18

UEFA
UEFA
Regions\' Cup Zagreb County 1st Munster/Connacht 2019

NATIONS MEN

UEFA European Championship Portugal
Portugal
1st France
France
2020 (June–July)

UEFA
UEFA
European U-21 Championship Germany
Germany
2nd Spain
Spain
2019 (June)

UEFA
UEFA
European U-19 Championship England
England
10th Portugal
Portugal
2018 (July)

UEFA
UEFA
European U-17 Championship Spain
Spain
9th England
England
2018 (May)

UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Championship Spain
Spain
7th Russia
Russia
2018

NATIONS WOMEN

UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Championship Germany
Germany
8th Norway
Norway
2017 (July–August)

UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s U-19 Championship France
France
4th Spain
Spain
2017 (August)

UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s U-17 Championship Germany
Germany
6th Spain
Spain
2018 (May)

UEFA
UEFA
COMPETITIONS

CLUBS:

* UEFA Champions League * UEFA Europa League * UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Super Cup
* UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Champions League * UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Cup * UEFA Youth League

Defunct

* UE FA Cup Winners\' Cup * UEFA Intertoto Cup

NATIONAL TEAMS:

* UEFA European Championship * UEFA Nations League (proposed, 2018–) * UEFA European Under-21 Championship * UEFA European Under-19 Championship
UEFA European Under-19 Championship
* UEFA European Under-17 Championship
UEFA European Under-17 Championship
* UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Championship * UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Under-19 Championship * UEFA
UEFA
Women\'s Under-17 Championship * UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Championship * UEFA
UEFA
Futsal Under-21 Championship

INTER CONTINENTAL: Defunct

* Intercontinental Champions\' Supercup * Intercontinental Cup * UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup

AMATEUR:

* UEFA
UEFA
Regions\' Cup

Defunct

* UEFA Amateur Cup

TEAMS WITH TROPHIES

Main article: UEFA club competition records

TEAM M-EURO M-U21 M-U19 M-U17 W-EURO W-U19 W-U17 M-FUTSAL TOTAL

Spain
Spain
3 4 8 9 0 1 3 7 35

Germany
Germany
3 2 4 3 8 6 6 0 32

France
France
2 1 7 2 0 4 0 0 16

Italy
Italy
1 5 1 1 0 1 0 2 11

Russia
Russia
1 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 10

Portugal
Portugal
1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 9

England
England
0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 7

Netherlands
Netherlands
1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 6

Sweden
Sweden
0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 5

Turkey
Turkey
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3

Poland
Poland
0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3

Denmark
Denmark
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

Norway
Norway
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2

Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2

Serbia
Serbia
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Greece
Greece
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Hungary
Hungary
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Scotland
Scotland
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Ukraine
Ukraine
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

* ^ Including East Germany
Germany
and West Germany
Germany
. * ^ Including the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
. * ^ Including Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
. * ^ Including Yugoslavia .

SPONSORS

The UEFA Champions League current main sponsors are:

* Nissan * Gazprom
Gazprom
* Heineken (excluding France, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey, where alcohol sponsorship is restricted. In France, Switzerland, some parts of Spain
Spain
and Turkey, the Heineken boarding is replaced by an "Enjoy responsibly" or "open your world" hoarding, and in Kazakhstan and Russia, the Heineken hoarding is replaced by a "Respect" hoarding.) * MasterCard

* Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Europe

* PlayStation
PlayStation
is the brand advertised. * Sony Xperia

* UniCredit
UniCredit

* PepsiCo

* Gatorade
Gatorade

The UEFA Champions League sponsors are also sponsors of the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Women's Champions League and the UEFA
UEFA
Youth League (excluding Heineken, which is replaced by Konami 's Pro Evolution Soccer .)

The UEFA Europa League current main sponsors are:

* Hankook , * UniCredit
UniCredit
* FedEx
FedEx
* Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Adidas
Adidas
is a secondary sponsor and supplies the official match ball and referee uniform for all UEFA
UEFA
competitions.

CORRUPTION AND CONTROVERSY

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

Following the 2015 FIFA
FIFA
corruption case , the current president of UEFA, Michel Platini
Michel Platini
, was also involved himself in the case. Swiss prosecutors accuse FIFA
FIFA
president Sepp Blatter
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". Both Platini and Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
are currently under formal investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee. On 8 October 2015, Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 days from any football-related activity.

LEAGUE REVENUES

See also: List of professional sports leagues by revenue

ANNUAL REVENUE COMPARISON. ALL FIGURES IN EUROS.

Source is the Deloitte 2015 annual report, which uses 2013–14 figures.

RANK LEAGUE REVENUE REVENUE SOURCES

1 English Premier League 3.9 bn Broadcast revenue accounts for 50% of league revenue

2 German Bundesliga
Bundesliga
2.3 bn Commercial sponsorship accounts for 50% of league revenue

3 Spanish La Liga
La Liga
1.9 bn Real Madrid and Barcelona account for 56% of league revenue

4 Italian Serie A 1.7 bn Matchday revenue accounts for 12% of league revenue

5 French Ligue 1 1.5 bn Matchday revenue accounts for 11% of league revenue

6 Russian Premier League 636 m

7 English Championship 588 m

8 Turkish Süper Lig
Süper Lig
444 m

9 Dutch Eredivisie 434 m

WORLD CUP PARTICIPATION AND RESULTS

Legend

* 1ST – Champion * 2ND – Runner-up * 3RD – Third Place * 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

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) 2018 (32)

Austria
Austria
× 4th •• × 3rd R1 15th × • • • R2 7th R2 8th • R1 T-18th • R1 23rd • • • • TBD

Belgium
Belgium
R1 11th R1 15th R1 13th × R1 12th • • • R1 T-10th • • R2 10th 4th R2 11th R16 11th R1 19th R2 14th • • QF 6th TBD

Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Yugoslavia × • • • • GS 20th TBD

Bulgaria
Bulgaria
× • • × • • R1 15th R1 15th R1 13th R1 12th • • R2 15th • 4th R1 29th • • • • TBD

Croatia
Croatia
Part of Yugoslavia × 3rd R1 23rd R1 22nd • GS 19th TBD

Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
see Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(1930–1994)

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
× 2nd QF 5th × R1 14th R1 9th 2nd • R1 15th • • R1 19th • QF 6th • • • R1 20th • • TBD

Denmark
Denmark
× × × × × • × • • • • • R2 9th • • QF 8th R2 10th • R1 24th • TBD

East Germany
Germany
Part of Germany × × • • • • R2 6th • • • • Part of Germany

England
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 GS 26th TBD

France
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 TBD

Germany
Germany
× 3rd R1 10th × 1st 4th QF 7th 2nd 3rd 1st R2 6th 2nd 2nd 1st QF 5th QF 7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st TBD

Greece
Greece
× • • × • • • • • • • • • • R1 24th • • • R1 25th R16 13th TBD

Gibraltar
Gibraltar
see England
England
(1930–2014) TBD

Hungary
Hungary
× QF 6th 2nd × 2nd R1 10th QF 5th QF 6th • • R1 15th R1 14th R1 18th • • • • • • • TBD

Israel
Israel
× • • • • • • • R1 12th • • • • • • • • • • • TBD

Italy
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 GS 22nd TBD

Netherlands
Netherlands
× R1 T-9th R1 14th × × • • • • 2nd 2nd • • R2 15th QF 7th 4th • R2 11th 2nd 3rd TBD

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
× × × • • QF 8th • • • • • R2 9th R1 21st • • • • • • • TBD

Norway
Norway
× × R1 12th × • • • • • • • • • • R1 17th R2 15th • • • • TBD

Poland
Poland
× • R1 11th × × • • • • 3rd R2 5th 3rd R2 14th • • • R1 25th R1 21st • • TBD

Portugal
Portugal
× • • • • • • 3rd • • • • R1 17th • • • R1 21st 4th R2 11th GS 18th TBD

Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
× • • • • • • • • • • • • QF 8th R2 16th • R2 12th • • • TBD

Romania
Romania
R1 8th R1 12th R1 9th × • • • • R1 T-10th • • • • R2 12th QF 6th R2 11th • • • • TBD

Russia
Russia

QF 7th QF 6th 4th QF 5th • • R2 7th R2 10th R1 17th R1 18th • R1 22nd • • GS 24th q

Saar Part of Germany × • Part of Germany

Scotland
Scotland
× × × •• R1 15th R1 14th • • • R1 9th R1 11th R1 15th R1 19th R1 T-18th • R1 27th • • • • TBD

Serbia
Serbia
4th • • R1 5th QF 7th QF 5th 4th • • R2 7th • R1 16th • QF 5th × R2 10th • R1 32nd R1 23rd • TBD

Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro see Serbia
Serbia
(2006)

Slovakia
Slovakia
Part of Czechoslovakia • • • R2 16th • TBD

Slovenia
Slovenia
Part of Yugoslavia × • R1 30th • R1 18th • TBD

Soviet Union
Soviet Union
see Russia
Russia
(1930–1990)

Spain
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 GS 23rd TBD

Sweden
Sweden
× QF 8th 4th 3rd • 2nd • • R1 9th R2 5th R1 13th • • R1 21st 3rd • R2 13th R2 14th • • TBD

Switzerland
Switzerland
× QF 7th QF 7th R1 6th QF 8th • R1 16th R1 16th • • • • • • R2 15th • • R2 10th R1 19th R16 11th TBD

Turkey
Turkey
× × × •• R1 9th × • • • • • • • • • • 3rd • • • TBD

Ukraine
Ukraine
Part of Soviet Union × • • QF 8th • • TBD

Wales
Wales
× × × • • QF 6th • • • • • • • • • • • • • • TBD

West Germany
Germany
see Germany
Germany
(1950–1990)

Yugoslavia see Serbia
Serbia
(1930 for Kingdom of Yugoslavia; 1950–1990 for SFR Yugoslavia; 1994–2002 for FR Yugoslavia)

TOTAL 4 12 13 6 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 14 14 14 13 15 15 14 13 13

NOTES

* ^ There was no Third Place match in 1930; The United States
United States
and Yugoslavia lost in the semifinals. FIFA
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
FIFA
World Cup. * ^ Austria
Austria
qualified in 1938, but withdrew to play as part of Germany
Germany
after being annexed . * ^ A B C D E F G H FIFA
FIFA
considers that the national team of Russia succeeds the USSR , the national team of Serbia
Serbia
succeeds Yugoslavia / Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro , the national team of Czech Republic
Czech Republic
succeeds Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
, and the national team of Germany
Germany
succeeds West Germany
Germany
and East Germany. * ^ Israel
Israel
competed as Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel
Israel
) in 1934 and in 1938, with a team consisting exclusively of Jewish and British footballers from the Palestine Mandate . * ^ Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
competed as the Irish Free State in 1934 and then as Ireland in 1938 and 1950. * ^ A B C Russia's best result is group stage in 1994 and 2002 . However FIFA
FIFA
considers Russia
Russia
as the successor team of the USSR . * ^ There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The USA and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. Currently, FIFA
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
FIFA
World Cup.

WOMEN

TEAM 1991

(12) 1995

(12) 1999

(16) 2003

(16) 2007

(16) 2011

(16) 2015

(24) 2019

(24)

Denmark
Denmark
QF 7th QF 7th R2 15th • R2 12th • • TBD

England
England
• QF 6th • • QF 7th QF 7th 3rd TBD

France
France
• • • R2 9th • 4th QF 5th q

Germany
Germany
4th 2nd QF 8th 1st 1st QF 6th 4th TBD

Italy
Italy
QF 6th • R2 9th • • • • TBD

Netherlands
Netherlands
• • • • • • R2 13th TBD

Norway
Norway
2nd 1st 4th QF 7th 4th R2 10th R2 10th TBD

Russia
Russia
× • QF 5th QF 8th • • • TBD

Spain
Spain
• • • • • • GS 20th TBD

Sweden
Sweden
3rd QF 5th QF 6th 2nd R2 10–11 3rd R2 16th TBD

Switzerland
Switzerland
• • • • • • R2 15th TBD

FIFA
FIFA
CONFEDERATIONS CUP

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) 2017 (8)

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
× × 3RD • • • • • • •

Denmark
Denmark
× 1ST • • • • • • • •

France
France
× • • •• 1ST 1ST • • • •

Germany
Germany
× • •• GS • •• 3RD • • 1ST

Greece
Greece
× • • • • • GS • • •

Italy
Italy
× • • • • •• • GS 3RD •

Portugal
Portugal
× • • • • • • • • 3RD

Russia
Russia
× • • • • • • • • GS

Spain
Spain
× • • • • •• • 3RD 2ND •

Turkey
Turkey
× • • • • 3RD • • • •

NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS

* Last updates:

* Men's national teams – 3 September 2015 - * Women's national teams – 10 July 2015 -

Top men's national teams Rankings are calculated by FIFA
FIFA
. — Top women's national teams Rankings are calculated by FIFA
FIFA
.

UEFA FIFA Nation Points

UEFA FIFA Nation Points

1 2 Belgium
Belgium
1269

1 2 Germany
Germany
2115

2 3 Germany
Germany
1248

2 3 France
France
2081

3 6 Portugal
Portugal
1186

3 5 England
England
2038

4 7 Romania
Romania
1176

4 7 Sweden
Sweden
1971

5 9 Wales
Wales
1146

5 10 Norway
Norway
1927

6 10 England
England
1143

6 12 Netherlands
Netherlands
1907

7 11 Spain
Spain
1122

7 13 Italy
Italy
1875

8 12 Netherlands
Netherlands
1054

8 15 Denmark
Denmark
1853

9 13 Austria
Austria
1038

9 18 Iceland
Iceland
1817

10 14 Croatia
Croatia
1037

10 19 Spain
Spain
1815

11 15 Slovakia
Slovakia
1013

11 20 Scotland
Scotland
1797

12 16 Italy
Italy
1012

12 21 Switzerland
Switzerland
1781

13 17 Switzerland
Switzerland
1011

13 22 Russia
Russia
1779

14 20 Czech Republic
Czech Republic
940

14 23 Ukraine
Ukraine
1770

15 22 Denmark
Denmark
901

15 24 Finland
Finland
1758

16 23 Iceland
Iceland
894

16 27 Austria
Austria
1719

17 24 France
France
893

17 28 Belgium
Belgium
1708

18 25 Albania
Albania
878

18 30 Poland
Poland
1654

19 29 Ukraine
Ukraine
812

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

20 30 Bosnia and Herzegovina 811

20 33 Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
1653

21 31 Scotland
Scotland
789

21 37 Wales
Wales
1620

22 32 Russia
Russia
780

22 38 Portugal
Portugal
1578

23 34 Poland
Poland
764

23 40 Hungary
Hungary
1566

24 36 Sweden
Sweden
756

24 41 Romania
Romania
1564

25 37 Hungary
Hungary
740

25 46 Serbia
Serbia
1533

26 41 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
687

26 47 Slovakia
Slovakia
1509

27 44 Greece
Greece
657

27 49 Belarus
Belarus
1475

28 45 Slovenia
Slovenia
653

28 57 Israel
Israel
1424

29 46 Israel
Israel
635

29 60 Croatia
Croatia
1413

Turkey
Turkey

30 62 Turkey
Turkey
1411

31 51 Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
605

31 64 Slovenia
Slovenia
1391

32 66 Serbia
Serbia
528

32 66 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
1376

33 68 Bulgaria
Bulgaria
503

33 68 Greece
Greece
1364

34 69 Norway
Norway
496

34 71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1358

35 75 Faroe Islands 459

35 72 Kazakhstan 1354

36 77 Montenegro 430

36 76 Bulgaria
Bulgaria
1343

37 80 Estonia
Estonia
405

37 77 Estonia
Estonia
1339

38 83 Armenia
Armenia
394

38 78 Albania
Albania
1329

39 86 Cyprus
Cyprus
386

39 88 Faroe Islands 1286

40 90 Latvia 366

40 93 Montenegro 1237

41 92 Finland
Finland
351

41 94 Lithuania
Lithuania
1228

42 97 Belarus
Belarus
335

42 102 Moldova
Moldova
1180

43 104 Macedonia 305

Latvia

44 109 Lithuania
Lithuania
294

44 109 Malta
Malta
1145

45 110 Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
291

45 110 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
1134

46 124 Moldova
Moldova
245

46 112 Georgia 1115

47 141 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
194

47 115 Cyprus
Cyprus
1108

48 145 Kazakhstan 184

48 117 Macedonia 1079

49 147 Georgia 180

49 142* Andorra 763

50 150 Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
171

50 142** Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
1341

51 160 Malta
Malta
154

Armenia
Armenia
1104

52 193 San Marino 40

53 202 Andorra 6

* * – Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams * ** – Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked

Gibraltar
Gibraltar
and Kosovo
Kosovo
are not ranked as they haven't yet played any matches since their admission to FIFA
FIFA
on 13 May 2016.

UEFA
UEFA
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President

* Aleksander Čeferin
Aleksander Čeferin

Vice Presidents

* Karl-Erik Nilsson – First Vice President * Fernando Gomes * Reinhard Grindel
Reinhard Grindel
* Hryhoriy Surkis
Hryhoriy Surkis
* Ángel María Villar
Ángel María Villar

Members

* Sándor Csányi * Florence Hardouin * David Gill * Peter Gilliéron * Michael van Praag * John Delaney * Borislav Mikhailov * Davor Šuker * Michele Uva * Servet Yardımcı * Zbigniew Boniek

General Secretary

* Theodore Theodoridis

Deputy General Secretary

* Giorgio Marchetti

Honorary President

* Lennart Johansson

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AWARDS:

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UEFA
Euro Teams of the Tournament

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* UEFA coefficient
UEFA coefficient
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MATCH:

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FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY

* UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations

UEFA
UEFA
COEFFICIENT

* UEFA coefficient
UEFA coefficient

UEFA
UEFA
PRESIDENTS

* List of Presidents of UEFA

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Presidents of UEFA
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* Ebbe Schwartz (1954–1962) * Gustav Wiederkehr (1962–1972) * Sándor Barcs (1972–1973, acting) * Artemio Franchi (1973–1983) * Jacques Georges
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(2007–2015) * Ángel María Villar
Ángel María Villar
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Aleksander Čeferin
(2016–present)

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CURRENT

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