UEFA competitions

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UEFA competitions, also referred to by the mass media as European football,[1] are the set of competitions organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), generally in professional and amateur association football and futsal. The term was established by the Confederation to differentiate the tournaments under its administration from other international competitions held in Europe between 1960 and 1990 such as Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Karl Rappan Cup, Cup of the Alps and Mitropa Cup, tournaments until now not recognised by the entity.[2] The Confederation is the only organization with legal interference on these tournaments[2] and employs exclusively results in their competitions to communicate official records and statistics at the confederation level, setting combined values in interclub football.[3]

The only team to have won every club competition is Juventus of Italy, while the Italian, German, Spanish and French men's national teams are only ones to have won the European football championship in all categories prior to the creation of the UEFA Nations League in 2014. The Germany women's national football team is the only team to have won the women's championship in all categories.

UEFA sanctioned tournaments[edit]


For national teams[edit]

For clubs[edit]


For national teams[edit]

For clubs[edit]

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  1. ^ Although the mass media often defined as "European football" as any international football competitions held exclusively in Europe (for that is often excluded the Intercontinental Cup, held in South America, Europe and Asia), for UEFA it is "based on a system of domestic competitions and European competitions", cf. "Vision Europe" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. April 2005. p. 13. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Vision Europe" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. April 2005. p. 23. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Legend: UEFA club competition" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. p. 77. Retrieved 2013-06-15.