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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA /jˈfə/ yoo-AY-fə; French: Union des Associations Européennes de Football;[a] German: Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände)[b] is the administrative body for association football in 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. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
UEFA logo 2012.png
UEFA member associations map.svg
AbbreviationUEFA
Formation15 June 1954; 64 years ago (1954-06-15)
Founded atBasel, Switzerland
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: Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian)
Aleksander Čeferin[1]
First vice-president
Karl-Erik Nilsson
Vice-presidents
Reinhard Grindel
Hryhoriy Surkis
Fernando Gomes
Michele Uva
General secretary
Theodore Theodoridis
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization
FIFA
Websiteuefa.org

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, 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.[2]

Contents

History and membershipEdit

 
UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland

UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations.[3] 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. In 1995, UEFA headquarters were transferred to Nyon, Switzerland. UEFA membership coincides for the most part with recognition as a sovereign country in Europe, although there are some exceptions. Some states (Monaco and 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 Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales (countries of the United Kingdom), Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory), the Faroe Islands (autonomous country within Denmark), and 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 member entity. Some UEFA members are transcontinental states (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Russia) and others are considered part of Europe both culturally and politically (Armenia and 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 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; Berwick Rangers, situated in England, play in the Scottish Professional Football League. Derry City, situated in Northern Ireland, plays in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland and the 7 native Liechtensteinian teams play in the Swiss Leagues.

MembersEdit

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
UEFA
affiliation
ALB   Albania 1930 1932 1954
AND   Andorra 1994 1996 1996
ARM   Armenia 1992 1992 1992
AUT   Austria 1904 1905 1954
AZE   Azerbaijan 1992 1994 1994
BLR   Belarus 1989 1992 1993
BEL   Belgium 1895 1904 1954
BIH   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 1996 1998
BUL   Bulgaria 1923 1924 1954
CRO   Croatia 1912 1992 1993
CYP   Cyprus 1934 1948 1962
CZE   Czech Republic 1901 1907 1954
DEN   Denmark 1889 1904 1954
ENG   England 1863 1905 1954
EST   Estonia 1921 1923 1992
FRO   Faroe Islands 1979 1988 1990
FIN   Finland 1907 1908 1954
FRA   France 1919[n 1] 1904[n 2] 1954
GEO   Georgia 1990 1992 1992
GER   Germany 1900 1904 1954
GIB   Gibraltar 1895 2016 2013
GRE   Greece 1926 1927 1954
HUN   Hungary 1901 1906 1954
ISL   Iceland 1947[n 3] 1947 1954
IRL   Republic of Ireland 1921 1923 1954
ISR   Israel[n 4] 1949 1949 1994[n 5]
ITA   Italy 1898 1905 1954
KAZ   Kazakhstan[n 6] 1994 1994 2002
KVX   Kosovo 1946 2016 2016
LVA   Latvia 1921 1922 1992
LIE   Liechtenstein 1934 1974 1974
LTU   Lithuania 1922 1923 1992
LUX   Luxembourg 1908 1910 1954
MKD   Macedonia 1926 1994 1994
MLT   Malta 1900 1959 1960
MDA   Moldova 1990 1994 1993
MNE   Montenegro 1931 2007 2007
NED   Netherlands 1889 1904 1954
NIR   Northern Ireland 1880 1911 1954
NOR   Norway 1902 1908 1954
POL   Poland 1919[n 7] 1923 1954
POR   Portugal 1914 1923 1954
ROU   Romania 1909 1923 1954
RUS   Russia 1912 1912 1954
SMR   San Marino 1931 1988 1988
SCO   Scotland 1873 1910 1954
SRB   Serbia 1919 1923 1954
SVK   Slovakia 1938 1994 1993
SVN   Slovenia 1920 1992 1992
ESP   Spain 1909 1904 1954
SWE   Sweden 1904 1904 1954
SUI   Switzerland 1895 1904 1954
TUR   Turkey 1923 1923 1962
UKR   Ukraine 1991 1992 1992
WAL   Wales 1876 1910 1954

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation.
  2. ^ The current French FA, the French Football Federation (in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1994–2002), joined UEFA.
  7. ^ Founded as Związek Polski Piłki Nożnej (part of the disintegrated Austrian Football Union) in 1911, a predecessor to the current federation.

Former membersEdit

SanctionsEdit

Against associationsEdit

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

Against clubs (restrictions against associations)Edit

  •   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
  •   Netherlands, in 1991-1992 sanctions were imposed against AFC Ajax due to its fans, the Netherlands were restricted from the European Cup to which Ajax qualified
  •   Albania, in 1967 special sanctions were imposed against 1966–67 Albanian Superliga due to its political background
  • 1968–69 the Warsaw Pact demonstrated political protest and imposed sanctions on clubs of its members in continental competitions (included East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Soviet Union)

CompetitionsEdit

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.

InternationalEdit

The main competition for men's national teams is the UEFA European 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-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.

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 Futsal Under-21 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[4] men's national teams are the sole teams to have won the European football championship in all categories.

ClubEdit

 
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 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.[5][6][7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

Only five teams[10][11] (Juventus, Ajax, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Chelsea[12]) 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),[13] 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 (2015)—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 recognised as official by UEFA.

Current title holdersEdit

Competitions Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
Clubs
UEFA Champions League   Real Madrid 13th   Liverpool 2018–19
UEFA Europa League   Atlético Madrid 3rd   Marseille 2018–19
UEFA Super Cup   Atlético Madrid 3rd   Real Madrid 2019
UEFA Youth League   Barcelona 2nd   Chelsea 2018–19
UEFA Futsal Champions League   Inter FS 5th   Sporting CP 2018–19
UEFA Women's Champions League   Lyon 5th   Wolfsburg 2018–19
Nations Men
UEFA European Championship   Portugal 1st   France 2020 (June–July)
UEFA Nations League vacant N/A vacant 2018–19 (Sep.–May)
UEFA European U-21 Championship   Germany 2nd   Spain 2019 (June)
UEFA European U-19 Championship   Portugal 4th   Italy 2019 (July)
UEFA European U-17 Championship   Netherlands 3rd   Italy 2019 (May)
UEFA Futsal Championship   Portugal 1st   Spain 2022
Nations Women
UEFA Women's Championship   Netherlands 1st   Denmark 2021 (July)
UEFA Women's U-19 Championship   Spain 3rd   Germany 2019 (July)
UEFA Women's U-17 Championship   Spain 4th   Germany 2019 (May)
UEFA Women's Futsal Championship vacant n/a vacant 2019

UEFA competitionsEdit

Nations with trophiesEdit

Nation Men Women Futsal Total
Euro U21 U19 U17 Euro U19 U17 Men's Women's
  Spain 3 4 8 9 0 3 4 7 0 38
  Germany[A] 3 2 4 3 8 6 6 0 0 32
  France 2 1 7 2 0 4 0 0 0 16
  Italy 1 5 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 11
  Portugal 1 0 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 11
  Russia[B] 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 10
  Netherlands 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 8
  England 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 7
  Sweden 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 5
  Bulgaria 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
  Turkey 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
  Czech Republic[C] 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
  Poland 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
  Denmark 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
  Norway 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
  Republic of Ireland 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
  Serbia[D] 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  Greece 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Hungary 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Scotland 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Ukraine 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  1. ^ Including East Germany and West Germany.
  2. ^ Including the Soviet Union.
  3. ^ Including Czechoslovakia.
  4. ^ Including Yugoslavia.

SponsorsEdit

The UEFA Champions League current main sponsors are:

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

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.

Corruption and controversyEdit

Dissatisfied fans across Europe have referred to the organisation as UEFA mafia, including in Russia's top league,[24] in Bulgaria's top league,[25] and in a Champions League group stage match held in Sweden.[26] 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.[27]

Following the 2015 FIFA corruption case, the current president of UEFA, Michel Platini, was also involved himself in the case. Swiss prosecutors accuse 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".[28][29] Both Platini and Sepp Blatter are currently under formal investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee.[citation needed] On 8 October 2015, Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 days from any football-related activity.[30]

League revenuesEdit

Annual revenue comparison. All figures in Euros.

Source is the Deloitte 2015 annual report, which uses 2013–14 figures.[31]

Rank League Revenue Revenue sources
1 English Premier League 3.9 bn Broadcast revenue accounts for 50% of league revenue
2 German Bundesliga 2.3 bn Commercial sponsorship accounts for 50% of league revenue
3 Spanish 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 444 m
9 Dutch Eredivisie 434 m

World Cup participation and resultsEdit

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

MenEdit

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 × 4th ×[wc 2] × 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 R16
11th
R16
11th
R1
19th
R16
14th
QF
6th
3rd
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Yugoslavia × R1
20th
  Bulgaria × × R1
15th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
12th
R16
15th
4th R1
29th
  Croatia Part of Yugoslavia × 3rd R1
23rd
R1
22nd
R1
19th
2nd
  Czech Republic[wc 3] × 2nd QF
5th
× R1
14th
R1
9th
2nd R1
15th
R1
19th
QF
6th
R1
20th
  Denmark × × × × × × R16
9th
QF
8th
R16
10th
R1
24th
R16
11th
  East Germany[wc 3] 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 R16
9th
QF
6th
QF
7th
R16
13th
R1
26th
4th
  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
  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
  Greece × × R1
24th
R1
25th
R16
13th
  Hungary × QF
6th
2nd × 2nd R1
10th
QF
5th
QF
6th
R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
18th
  Iceland × × × × × × × × R1
28th
  Israel[wc 4] × R1
12th
  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
  Netherlands × R1
T-9th
R1
14th
× × 2nd 2nd R16
15th
QF
7th
4th R16
11th
2nd 3rd
  Northern Ireland × × × QF
8th
R2
9th
R1
21st
  Norway × × R1
12th
× R1
17th
R16
15th
  Poland × R1
11th
× × 3rd R2
5th
3rd R16
14th
R1
25th
R1
21st
R1
25th
  Portugal × 3rd R1
17th
R1
21st
4th R16
11th
R1
18th
R16
13th
  Republic of Ireland[wc 5] × QF
8th
R16
16th
R16
12th
  Romania R1
8th
R1
12th
R1
9th
× R1
T-10th
R16
12th
QF
6th
R16
11th
  Russia[wc 6] × × × × × QF
7th
QF
6th
4th QF
5th
R2
7th
R16
10th
R1
17th
R1
18th
R1
22nd
R1
24th
QF
8th
  Scotland × × × •• R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
19th
R1
T-18th
R1
27th
  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
  Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia R16
16th
  Slovenia Part of Yugoslavia × R1
30th
R1
18th
  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
  Sweden × QF
8th
4th 3rd 2nd R1
9th
R2
5th
R1
13th
R1
21st
3rd R16
13th
R16
14th
QF
7th
   Switzerland × QF
7th
QF
7th
R1
6th
QF
8th
R1
16th
R1
16th
R16
15th
R16
10th
R1
19th
R16
11th
R16
14th
  Turkey × × × •• R1
9th
× 3rd
  Ukraine[wc 6] Part of Soviet Union × QF
8th
  Wales × × × QF
6th
Total 4 12 13 6 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 14 14 14 13 15 15 14 13 13 14

Notes

  1. ^ There was no Third {{subst:lc: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.

WomenEdit

Team 1991
 
(12)
1995
 
(12)
1999
 
(16)
2003
 
(16)
2007
 
(16)
2011
 
(16)
2015
 
(24)
2019
 
(24)
  Denmark QF
7th
QF
7th
R2
15th
R2
12th
TBD
  England QF
6th
QF
7th
QF
7th
3rd TBD
  France R2
9th
4th QF
5th
q
  Germany 4th 2nd QF
8th
1st 1st QF
6th
4th TBD
  Italy QF
6th
R2
9th
q
  Netherlands R2
13th
TBD
  Norway 2nd 1st 4th QF
7th
4th R2
10th
R2
10th
TBD
  Russia × QF
5th
QF
8th
  Spain R1
20th
q
  Sweden 3rd QF
5th
QF
6th
2nd R2
10–11
3rd R2
16th
TBD
   Switzerland R2
15th
TBD

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

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

National team rankingsEdit

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

 
  • Last updates:
    • Men's national teams – 20 September 2018[32]
    • Women's national teams – 7 June 2018[33]
Top men's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
Top women's national teams
Rankings are calculated by FIFA.
UEFA FIFA Nation Points UEFA FIFA Nation Points
1 1   Belgium 1729 1 2   Germany 2049
1 1   France 1729 2 3   France 2032
3 4   Croatia 1634 3 4   England 2026
4 6   England 1612 4 9   Netherlands 1977
5 7   Portugal 1606 5 11   Sweden 1941
6 8    Switzerland 1598 6 12   Spain 1911
7 9   Spain 1597 7 13   Denmark 1903
8 10   Denmark 1581 8 14   Norway 1887
9 12   Germany 1568 9 16   Italy 1870
10 15   Sweden 1550 10 18    Switzerland 1861
11 17   Netherlands 1540 11 19   Iceland 1823
12 18   Poland 1537 12 21   Scotland 1801
13 19   Wales 1536 13 22   Austria 1794
14 20   Italy 1526 14 23   Belgium 1773
15 24   Austria 1499 15 24   Ukraine 1731
16 26   Slovakia 1491 16 27   Russia 1702
17 27   Romania 1489 17 29   Wales 1679
18 28   Northern Ireland 1487 18 30   Finland 1678
19 29   Ukraine 1483 19 31   Republic of Ireland 1664
20 30   Republic of Ireland 1478 20 32   Czech Republic 1648
21 34   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1468 21 34   Portugal 1644
22 35   Serbia 1463 22 36   Poland 1629
23 36   Iceland 1461 23 40   Romania 1567
24 38   Turkey 1456 24 43   Serbia 1545
25 39   Scotland 1448 25 45   Hungary 1537
26 41   Montenegro 1444 26 46   Slovakia 1503
27 42   Greece 1433 27 52   Belarus 1431
28 44   Bulgaria 1430 28 53   Croatia 1425
29 46   Russia 1423 29 54   Slovenia 1423
30 47   Czech Republic 1418 30 56   Northern Ireland 1419
31 49   Hungary 1409 31 61   Turkey 1403
32 52   Norway 1405 32 63   Israel 1392
33 57   Albania 1383 33 65   Greece 1374
34 58   Finland 1378 34 66   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1373
35 61   Slovenia 1376 35 69   Azerbaijan 1360
36 68   Macedonia 1344 36 70   Kazakhstan 1353
37 80   Belarus 1304 37 74   Bulgaria 1340
38 82   Luxembourg 1292 38 75   Albania 1325
39 86   Cyprus 1283 39 81   Faroe Islands 1272
40 92   Faroe Islands 1261 40 89   Moldova 1228
41 93   Georgia 1254 41 90   Montenegro 1220
42 94   Israel 1247 41 90   Estonia 1220
43 98   Estonia 1240 43 92   Latvia 1209
44 100   Armenia 1225 44 95   Malta 1190
45 108   Azerbaijan 1202 45 97   Lithuania 1180
46 118   Kazakhstan 1160 46 100   Georgia 1145
47 126   Lithuania 1123 47 104   Luxembourg 1125
48 128   Andorra 1121 48 105   Cyprus 1120
49 131   Latvia 1116 49 109   Kosovo 1022
50 138   Kosovo 1092 50 136   Andorra 748
51 173   Moldova 958 N/A N/A   Armenia** 1104
52 178   Liechtenstein 947   Macedonia** 1069
53 183   Malta 928
54 198   Gibraltar 891
55 204   San Marino 871
  • * – 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.

UEFA Executive CommitteeEdit

President

Vice-presidents

Members


General secretary

Deputy general secretary

  •   Giorgio Marchetti

Head of club competitions

  • Michael Heselschwerdt

Head of national compettitions

  • Lance Kelly

Honorary president

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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