2011 in UEFA

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The following are the scheduled events, results and champions of association football for the year 2011 throughout the Union of European Football Associations.

Scheduled Events[edit]

Men's football[edit]

Women's football[edit]

Headlines[edit]

International football[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Gianni Infantino (left) and Zbigniew Boniek during a draw for the play-offs

Most notably, 2011 consisted of all men's UEFA teams competing in qualification for UEFA Euro 2012. As tournament hosts, both Poland and Ukraine earned direct qualification into Group Stage.[6]

The qualification season ended on 11 October 2011, with group winners earning berths into Euro 2012. For group runners-up, the highest ranked second team qualified automatically for the tournament, while the remainder entered the play-offs. As some groups contain six teams and some five, matches against the sixth-placed team in each group were not included in this ranking. As a result, a total of eight matches played by each team count toward the purpose of the second-placed ranking table.

The teams, other than the hosts, to qualify for the tournament included: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Spain and Sweden.[7]

Women's events[edit]

The German Football Association hosted the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, making it the first time since 1995 a European nation hosted the FIFA Women's World Cup. While the German nation team was eliminated in the quarterfinals, two UEFA nations, namely Sweden and France reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Both teams lost, however, to Japan and the United States, respectively. Goals from Sweden's Lotta Schelin and Marie Hammarström gave the Swedes a 2–1 victory over France in the consolation match.[8]

Considered the second largest international women's football tournament, the Portugal's 2011 edition of the Algarve Cup took place. While the final was not won by a European side, Iceland reached the final match before losing to the United States. Sweden reached the consolation match, but lost to Japan.[9]

Club Football[edit]

Continental champions[edit]

Men's football[edit]

Champions League[edit]
Wembley Stadium hosted the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final.

Barcelona of Spain's La Liga won the 2010–11 edition of the UEFA Champions League, making it the fourth time the club won either the Champions League or European Cup. Barcelona defeated Manchester United of England's Premier League in the championship. The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London, making it the first time since renovations that the venue hosted the Champions League final.

The entire knockout round of the tournament was played in 2011, beginning with sixteen clubs from seven different UEFA nations. The five largest leagues by UEFA coefficients had at least two representatives in the knockout phase of the tournament. Outside of the "big five", Denmark's Copenhagen and Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk earned berths into the knockout round, with Shakhtar Dontsk reaching the quarterfinals, before losing to eventual champions, Barcelona.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona was the tournament's top-scorer scoring twelve goals in thirteen appearances.

Bracket
  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
 France Lyon 1 0 1  
 Spain Real Madrid 1 3 4  
   Spain Real Madrid 4 1 5  
   England Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0  
 Italy Milan 0 0 0
 England Tottenham Hotspur 1 0 1  
   Spain Real Madrid 0 1 1  
   Spain Barcelona 2 1 3  
 England Arsenal 2 1 3  
 Spain Barcelona 1 3 4  
   Spain Barcelona 5 1 6
   Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 0 1  
 Italy Roma 2 0 2
 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 3 3 6  
   Spain Barcelona 3
   England Manchester United 1
 Italy Internazionale (a) 0 3 3  
 Germany Bayern Munich 1 2 3  
   Italy Internazionale 2 1 3
   Germany Schalke 04 5 2 7  
 Spain Valencia 1 1 2
 Germany Schalke 04 1 3 4  
   Germany Schalke 04 0 1 1
   England Manchester United 2 4 6  
 Denmark Copenhagen 0 0 0  
 England Chelsea 2 0 2  
   England Chelsea 0 1 1
   England Manchester United 1 2 3  
 France Marseille 0 1 1
 England Manchester United 0 2 2  
Europa League[edit]
Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Greece PAOK 0 1 1  
 Russia CSKA Moscow 1 1 2      Russia CSKA Moscow 0 1 1  
 Spain Sevilla 1 1 2    Portugal Porto 1 2 3  
 Portugal Porto (a) 2 0 2        Portugal Porto 5 5 10  
 Belgium Anderlecht 0 0 0        Russia Spartak Moscow 1 2 3  
 Netherlands Ajax 2 3 5      Netherlands Ajax 0 0 0
 Switzerland Basel 2 1 3    Russia Spartak Moscow 1 3 4  
 Russia Spartak Moscow 3 1 4        Portugal Porto 5 2 7  
 Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv 0 0 0        Spain Villarreal 1 3 4  
 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2 4 6      Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2 1 3  
 Italy Napoli 0 1 1    Spain Villarreal 3 2 5  
 Spain Villarreal 0 2 2        Spain Villarreal 5 3 8
 Russia Rubin Kazan 0 2 2        Netherlands Twente 1 1 2  
 Netherlands Twente 2 2 4      Netherlands Twente 3 0 3
 Switzerland Young Boys 2 1 3    Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 0 2 2  
 Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 1 3 4        Portugal Porto 1
 Portugal Benfica 2 2 4        Portugal Braga 0
 Germany Stuttgart 1 0 1      Portugal Benfica 2 1 3  
 Belarus BATE 2 0 2    France Paris Saint-Germain 1 1 2  
 France Paris St.-Germain (a) 2 0 2        Portugal Benfica 4 2 6  
 France Lille 2 1 3        Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 2 3  
 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2 3 5      Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0 1 1
 Scotland Rangers (a) 1 2 3    Scotland Rangers 0 0 0  
 Portugal Sporting CP 1 2 3        Portugal Benfica 2 0 2
 Turkey Beşiktaş 1 0 1        Portugal Braga (a) 1 1 2  
 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 4 4 8      Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 2 0 2  
 Greece Aris 0 0 0    England Manchester City 0 1 1  
 England Manchester City 0 3 3        Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 1 0 1
 Poland Lech Poznań 1 0 1        Portugal Braga (a) 1 0 1  
 Portugal Braga 0 2 2      Portugal Braga 1 0 1
 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0 0 0    England Liverpool 0 0 0  
 England Liverpool 0 1 1  

Women's football[edit]

Champions League[edit]

In the tenth edition of the UEFA Women's Champions League, France's Lyon won their first ever title, defeating Germany's Turbine Potsdam in the final. The final, like the Men's Champions League, was also played at London, but at the Craven Cottage.

Bracket
Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Belarus FK Zorka-BDU 1 0 1  
 Norway Røa 2 0 2      Norway Røa 1 0 1  
 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 1 1 2    Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm 1 4 5  
 Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm 2 2 4        Russia Zvezda 2005 Perm 0 0 0  
 Ukraine Lehenda-ShVSM 1 0 1        France Lyon 0 1 1  
 Russia Rossiyanka 3 4 7      Russia Rossiyanka 1 0 1
 Netherlands AZ 1 0 1    France Lyon 6 5 11  
 France Lyon 2 8 10        France Lyon 2 3 5  
 Spain Rayo Vallecano 3 1 4        England Arsenal 0 2 2  
 Iceland Valur 0 1 1      Spain Rayo Vallecano 2 1 3  
 Serbia Mašinac Niš 1 0 1    England Arsenal 0 4 4  
 England Arsenal 3 9 12        England Arsenal (a) 1 2 3
 Slovenia Krka 0 0 0        Sweden Linköping 1 2 3  
 Sweden Linköping 7 5 12      Sweden Linköping 2 1 3
 Belgium Sint-Truiden 0 0 0    Czech Republic Sparta Praha 0 0 0  
 Czech Republic Sparta Praha 3 7 10        France Lyon 2
 Poland Unia Racibórz 1 1 2        Germany Turbine Potsdam 0
 Denmark Brøndby (a) 2 0 2      Denmark Brøndby 1 1 2  
 Hungary MTK Hungária 0 1 1    England Everton 4 1 5  
 England Everton 0 7 7        England Everton 1 1 2  
 Kazakhstan CSHVSM 0 0 0        Germany Duisburg 3 2 5  
 Germany Duisburg 5 6 11      Germany Duisburg 4 3 7
 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 8 6 14    Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 2 0 2  
 Italy Bardolino 0 1 1        Germany Duisburg 2 0 2
 Switzerland Zürich 2 1 3        Germany Turbine Potsdam 2 1 3  
 Italy Torres 3 4 7      Italy Torres 1 2 3  
 Iceland Breiðablik 0 0 0    France Juvisy (a.e.t.) 2 2 4  
 France Juvisy 3 6 9        France Juvisy 0 2 2
 Finland Åland United 0 0 0        Germany Turbine Potsdam 3 6 9  
 Germany Turbine Potsdam 9 6 15      Germany Turbine Potsdam 7 9 16
 Greece PAOK 1 0 1    Austria Neulengbach 0 0 0  
 Austria Neulengbach 0 3 3  

Domestic league champions[edit]

Men's football[edit]

Nation League Champion Title Last Honor Ref.
Albania Albania 2010–11 Albanian Superliga Skënderbeu Korçë 2nd 1933 [2]
Andorra Andorra 2010–11 Primera Divisió Santa Coloma 6th 2010 [10]
Armenia Armenia 2011 Armenian Premier League Ulisses 1st
Austria Austria 2010–11 Austrian Football Bundesliga Sturm Graz 3rd 1999
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2010–11 Azerbaijan Premier League Neftchi Baku 6th 2005
Belarus Belarus 2011 Belarusian Premier League BATE Borisov 8th 2010
Belgium Belgium 2010–11 Jupiler League Genk 3rd 2002
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010–11 Premijer Liga Borac Banja Luka 1st
Bulgaria Bulgaria 2010–11 A PFG Litex Lovech 4th 2010
Croatia Croatia 2010–11 Prva HNL Dinamo Zagreb 13th[A] 2010
Cyprus Cyprus 2010–11 Cypriot First Division APOEL 21st 2009
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2010–11 Gambrinus liga Viktoria Plzeň 1st
Denmark Denmark 2010–11 Danish Superliga Copenhagen 9th 2010
England England 2010–11 Premier League Manchester United 19th[B] 2009
Estonia Estonia 2011 Meistriliiga To be determined 9th 2010
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 2011 Vodafonedeildin B36 Tórshavn 8th 2005
Finland Finland 2011 Veikkausliiga HJK Helsinki 24th 2010
France France 2010–11 Ligue 1 Lille 3rd 1954
Georgia (country) Georgia 2010–11 Umaglesi Liga Zestafoni 1st
Germany Germany 2010–11 Fußball-Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund 7th 2002
Greece Greece 2010–11 Superleague Greece Olympiacos 38th 2009
Hungary Hungary 2010–11 NB I Videoton 1st
Iceland Iceland 2011 Úrvalsdeild KR Reykjavík 25th 2003
Republic of Ireland Ireland 2011 League of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 17th 2010
Israel Israel 2010–11 Israeli Premier League Maccabi Haifa 12th[C] 2009
Italy Italy 2010–11 Serie A Milan 18th 2004
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2011 Kazakhstan Premier League Shakhter Karagandy 1st
Latvia Latvia 2011 Latvian Higher League Ventspils 4th 2008
Lithuania Lithuania 2011 A Lyga Ekranas 6th[D] 2010
Luxembourg Luxembourg 2010–11 Luxembourg National Division F91 Dudelange 9th 2009
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 2010–11 Macedonian Prva Liga Škendija 1st
Malta Malta 2010–11 Maltese Premier League Valletta 20th 2008
Moldova Moldova 2010–11 Moldovan National Division Dacia Chişinău 1st
Montenegro Montenegro 2010–11 Montenegrin First League Mogren 2nd 2008–09
Netherlands Netherlands 2010–11 Eredivisie Ajax 30th 2004
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2010–11 IFA Premiership Linfield 50th 2010
Norway Norway 2011 Tippeligaen Molde 1st
Poland Poland 2010–11 Ekstraklasa Wisła Kraków 14th 2009
Portugal Portugal 2010–11 Primeira Liga Porto 25th 2009
Romania Romania 2010–11 Liga I Oţelul Galaţi 1st
Russia Russia Russian Premier League [E] N/A N/A
San Marino San Marino Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio Tre Fiori
Scotland Scotland Scottish Premier League Rangers
Serbia Serbia Serbian Superliga Partizan
Slovakia Slovakia Slovak Superliga Slovan Bratislava
Slovenia Slovenia Slovenian PrvaLiga Maribor
Spain Spain La Liga Barcelona
Sweden Sweden Allsvenskan To be determined
Switzerland Switzerland Swiss Super League Basel
Turkey Turkey Turkcell Super League Fenerbahçe
Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League Shakhtar Donetsk
Wales Wales Welsh Premier League Bangor City

Women's football[edit]

Nation League Champion Title Last Honor Ref.

Domestic Cup Champions[edit]

Men's Football[edit]


Nation Competition Champion Title Last Honor
England England FA Cup Manchester City 5th 1969
Carling Cup Birmingham City 2nd 1963
France France Coupe de France Lille
Coupe de la Ligue Marseille
Germany Germany DFB-Pokal Schalke 04
Greece Greece Greek Cup AEK Athens
Italy Italy Coppa Italia Internazionale
Netherlands Netherlands KNVB Cup Twente
Poland Poland Polish Cup Legia Warszawa
Portugal Portugal Taça de Portugal Porto
Taça da Liga Benfica
Russia Russia Russian Cup CSKA Moscow
Scotland Scotland Scottish Cup Celtic
Spain Spain Copa del Rey Real Madrid
Turkey Turkey Turkish Cup Beşiktaş

Footnotes[edit]

A ^ Including the Yugoslav First League, Dinamo Zagreb has won a total of 19 top division domestic football championships.[11]
B ^ Includes Manchester United's First Division (pre-1992) and Premier League (since 1992) championships.
C ^ Includes Maccabi Haifa's Israel First Division and Premier League championships.
D ^ Includes FK Ekranas' Soviet Lithuania league championship along with their A Lyga titles.
E ^ The Russian Premier League is switching to the FIFA calendar and a 2011–12 calendar. The previous season was 2010, and there will be no champion crowned in 2011.[12]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Skënderbeu take Albanian title". UEFA. UEFA. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Falcao heads Porto to Europa League glory". UEFA. UEFA. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Barcelona crowned as Messi and Villa see off United". UEFA. UEFA. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Gibson, Owen (26 August 2011). "Cesc Fábregas scores first Barcelona goal in Uefa Super Cup triumph". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "EURO joy for Poland and Ukraine". UEFA. 18 April 2007. Archived from the original on October 2010. Retrieved October 2010. 
  7. ^ "EURO finals draw seedings unveiled". UEFA. 16 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Marie Hammarstrom scores to give Sweden win in World Cup third-place game". ESPN.go.com.uk. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "U.S. WNT Defeats Iceland For 2011 Algarve Cup Title". USSoccer.com. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Andorran joy for FC Santa Coloma". UEFA. UEFA. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Josef Bobrowsky, Bojan Puric, Boris Herceg and Igor Kramarsic; Dragoljub Antic and Zvonimir Magdic (21 January 2011). "Croatia – Final Tables". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. RSSSF.com. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Russia to switch to European season from 2012". football.uk.reuters.com. Reuters. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011.