European Union of Futsal

The European Futsal Association (UEFS) is the international sporting association for futsal in Europe. Its name has been directly translated into many languages, and in English has been known as both the European Futsal Association and the European Union of Futsal. It was founded in 1985 in Madrid, Spain, then transferred to Moscow in Russia. UEFS was affiliated to the Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF), and was the European governing body for futsal under the AMF until 2017. However UEFS was disaffiliated from AMF and Futsal European Federation was established to replace UEFS.

European Union of Futsal
SportFutsal
CategorySports federation
JurisdictionEuropa
AbbreviationUEFS
Founded1985 (1985)
Affiliationnone
HeadquartersRussia Moscow
LocationCatalonia Barcelona
PresidentRussia Valeriy Akhumyan
ChairpersonCatalonia Jose Zamora

Czech Republic Milan Semmler
Belgium Pierre Goyvaerts
Israel Alexander Osun

Ukraine Alexander Sokolov
CEOFrance Tristan Ortiz

Czech Republic Milan Semmler
Norway Kurt Hartvedt
Belgium Pierre Goyvaerts
Ukraine Alexander Sokolov
Belarus Anatoliy Skorbezh
Israel Alexander Osun
Bulgaria Lachezar Palankov

Flag Saint-Helena Geoffrey Hugues
SponsorBarri
Official website
www.uefsfutsal.org

UEFS organizes men's and women's tournaments for both national and club's teams. In women's area, the activity started in 2001 in Russia with the national teams: Championships that took place were both won by the Russian national team. Clubs’ tournaments like men's ones take place since 2004.

CompetitionsEdit

National teamsEdit

The first competition organized was the European Championship that took place in Madrid in 1989. This kind of competition was first dominated by Iberian teams: Portugal won in 1989 and 1990 – in 1991 was also world-beater – and Spain in 1992. Afterwards it was dominated by Eastern teams: Slovakia won in 1995, Russia in 1998 and Belarus in 2004. Now UEFS stages the European Championship biennially.

ClubsEdit

In 1991, UEFS organized the first tournament for club's teams: the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, which takes place regularly every year in a different site, except for 2000. In 1995 this competition was put side by side by UEFS Cup that, after being first occasional – 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 -, now takes place yearly.

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