Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)


Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
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UEFA is the governing body of football in Europe. Since its foundation in 1954, UEFA has been implementing measures to safeguard the development of European football at every level of the game and to promote the principles of unity and solidarity. Based in Nyon, Switzerland, UEFA’s current membership stands at 49 nations.

UEFA is headed by president Lennart Johansson of Sweden and general secretary Gerhard Aigner of Germany. In all its 50 years of existence, UEFA’s leadership has pursued organizational aims of good governance in European football though transparency, accountability, pride and respect for its many stakeholders. Moreover, UEFA has been working closely with its member associations, leagues and clubs to increase access and participation, without discrimination on grounds of gender, religion or race, and support growth of football in the grassroots level.