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Union of European Football Associations
UEFA logo 2012.png
UEFA.svg
Abbreviation UEFA
Formation 15 June 1954; 62 years ago (1954-06-15)
Headquarters Switzerland
Coordinates 46°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 language
French, English, Spanish, German
Vacant[1]
Vice Presidents
Ángel María Villar
Marios Lefkaritis
Giancarlo Abete
Hryhoriy Surkis
Michael van Praag
General Secretary
Theodore Theodoridis
(Ad interim)
Honorary President
Lennart Johansson[2]
Main organ
UEFA Congress
Parent organization
FIFA
Website www.uefa.com

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA, /juːˈfə/; French: Union des Associations Européennes de Football;[3] German: Vereinigung Europäischer Fußballverbände) 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.

UEFA represents the national football associations of Europe, runs nation and club competitions including the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup, and controls the prize money, regulations, and media rights to those competitions.

Until 1959 the main headquarters were located in Paris, and later in Bern. In 1995, UEFA headquarters transferred to Nyon, Switzerland. Henri Delaunay was the first general secretary and Ebbe Schwartz the first president. The last elected president was former French footballer Michel Platini, who was sanctioned in a 2015 corruption case.

History and membership[edit]

Henri Delaunay, the first general secretary of UEFA

UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland after consultation between the Italian, French, and Belgian associations. Initially, the European football union consisted of 25 members whose number doubled by the early 1990s. 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 recognized 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), and the Faroe Islands (Autonomous country within the Danish kingdom), 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 (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Russia). Countries which had previously been members of the Asian Football Confederation were also admitted to the European football association, particularly Israel 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 and Swansea City participate in the English League; Berwick Rangers, situated in England, play in the Scottish Professional Football League and Derry City, situated in Northern Ireland, play in the Republic of Ireland-based League of Ireland.

Members[edit]

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
UEFA
affiliation
IOC
member
ALB Albania Albania 1930 1932 1954 Yes
AND Andorra Andorra 1994 1996 1996 Yes
ARM Armenia Armenia 1992 1992 1992 Yes
AUT Austria Austria 1904 1905 1954 Yes
AZE Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1992 1994 1994 Yes
BLR Belarus Belarus 1989 1992 1993 Yes
BEL Belgium Belgium 1895 1904 1954 Yes
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992 1996 1998 Yes
BUL Bulgaria Bulgaria 1923 1924 1954 Yes
CRO Croatia Croatia 1912 1992 1993 Yes
CYP Cyprus Cyprus 1934 1948 1962 Yes
CZE Czech Republic Czech Republic 1901 1907 1954 Yes
DEN Denmark Denmark 1889 1904 1954 Yes
ENG England England 1863 1905 1954 No[n 1]
EST Estonia Estonia 1921 1923 1992 Yes
FRO Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 1979 1988 1990 No[n 2]
FIN Finland Finland 1907 1908 1954 Yes
FRA France France 1919[n 3] 1904[n 4] 1954 Yes
GEO Georgia (country) Georgia 1990 1992 1992 Yes
GER Germany Germany 1900 1904 1954 Yes
GIB Gibraltar Gibraltar 1895 2016 2013 No[n 1]
GRE Greece Greece 1926 1927 1954 Yes
HUN Hungary Hungary 1901 1906 1954 Yes
ISL Iceland Iceland 1947 1947 1954 Yes
IRL Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 1921 1923 1954 Yes
ISR Israel Israel[n 5] 1928 1929 1994[n 6] Yes
ITA Italy Italy 1898 1905 1954 Yes
KAZ Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[n 7] 1994 1994 2002 Yes[n 8]
KVX Kosovo Kosovo 2008 2016 2016 Yes
LVA Latvia Latvia 1921 1922 1992 Yes
LIE Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 1934 1974 1974 Yes
LTU Lithuania Lithuania 1922 1923 1992 Yes
LUX Luxembourg Luxembourg 1908 1910 1954 Yes
MKD Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 1926 1994 1994 Yes
MLT Malta Malta 1900 1959 1960 Yes
MDA Moldova Moldova 1990 1994 1993 Yes
MNE Montenegro Montenegro 1931 2007 2007 Yes
NED Netherlands Netherlands 1889 1904 1954 Yes
NIR Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 1880 1911 1954 No[n 1]
NOR Norway Norway 1902 1908 1954 Yes
POL Poland Poland 1919 1923 1954 Yes
POR Portugal Portugal 1914 1923 1954 Yes
ROU Romania Romania 1909 1923 1954 Yes
RUS Russia Russia 1912 1912 1954 Yes
SMR San Marino San Marino 1931 1988 1988 Yes
SCO Scotland Scotland 1873 1910 1954 No[n 1]
SRB Serbia Serbia 1948 2006 2006 Yes
SVK Slovakia Slovakia 1938 1994 1993 Yes
SVN Slovenia Slovenia 1920 1992 1992 Yes
ESP Spain Spain 1909 1913 1954 Yes
SWE Sweden Sweden 1904 1904 1954 Yes
SUI Switzerland Switzerland 1895 1904 1954 Yes
TUR Turkey Turkey 1923 1923 1962 Yes
UKR Ukraine Ukraine 1991 1992 1992 Yes
WAL Wales Wales 1876 1910 1954 No[n 1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Part of the British Olympic Association
  2. ^ Part of the Danish National Olympic Committee
  3. ^ Originally founded as Comité Français Interfédéral in 1907, a predecessor to the current federation.
  4. ^ The current French FA, the French Football Federation (in its previous incarnation, the Comité Français Interfédéral), replaced the USFSA in 1907.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Former member of the Asian Football Confederation (1994–2002), joined UEFA.
  8. ^ The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a member of the Olympic Council of Asia rather than the European Olympic Committees.

Former members[edit]

Competitions[edit]

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.

International[edit]

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

The Italian, German, Spanish and French men's national teams are the sole teams to have won the European football championship in all categories.

Club[edit]

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 1955–92 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.[4][5][6]

The UEFA Intertoto Cup was a summer competition, previously operated by several Central European football associations, which was relaunched and recognized as official UEFA club competition by UEFA in 1995.[7] 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.[8]

Only four teams[9][10] (Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Chelsea[11]) 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),[12] a feat that is no longer possible for any team that did not win the Cup Winners' Cup. There are currently nine 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 five 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[13] and, in commemoration of achieving that feat, have received The UEFA Plaque by the Union of European Football Associations on 12 July 1988.[14][15]

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 recognized as official by UEFA.

Current title holders[edit]

Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next Edition
UEFA European Championship  Portugal 1st  France 2020 (June–July)
UEFA European U-21 Championship  Sweden 1st  Portugal 2017 (June)
UEFA European U-19 Championship  Spain 7th  Russia 2016 (July)
UEFA European U-17 Championship  Portugal 2nd  Spain 2017 (May)
UEFA Women's Championship  Germany 8th  Norway 2017 (July–August)
UEFA Women's U-19 Championship  Sweden 3rd  Spain 2016 (July)
UEFA Women's U-17 Championship  Germany 5th  Spain 2017 (June–July)
UEFA Champions League Spain Real Madrid 11th Spain Atlético Madrid 2016–17
UEFA Europa League Spain Sevilla 5th England Liverpool 2016–17
UEFA Super Cup Spain Barcelona 5th Spain Sevilla 2016 (August)
UEFA Women's Champions League France Olympique Lyon 3rd Germany VfL Wolfsburg 2016–17
UEFA Futsal Cup Russia TTG-Ugra Yugorsk 1st Spain Inter FS 2016–17
UEFA Futsal Championship Spain Spain 7th Russia Russia 2018
UEFA Regions' Cup Republic of Ireland Eastern Region 2nd Croatia Zagreb County 2017
UEFA Youth League England Chelsea 2nd France Paris Saint-Germain 2016–17

Sponsors[edit]

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 controversy[edit]

Dissatisfied fans across Europe have referred to the organisation as UEFA mafia, including in Russia’s top league,[25] in Bulgaria’s top league,[26] and in a Champions League group stage match held in Sweden.[27] 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.[28]

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."[29][30] Both Platini and Sepp Blatter are currently under formal investigation by FIFA's independent ethics committee.[31] On 8 October 2015, Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 days from any football-related activity.[32]

League revenues[edit]

Annual revenue comparison. All figures in Euros.

Source is the Deloitte 2015 annual report, which uses 2013–14 figures.[33]

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 results[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-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)
  • GS – 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

Men[edit]

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
TBD
 Belgium R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
13th
× R1
12th
R1
T-10th
R2
10th
4th R2
11th
R16
11th
R1
19th
R2
14th
QF
6th
TBD
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Part of Yugoslavia × GS
20th
TBD
 Bulgaria × × R1
15th
R1
15th
R1
13th
R1
12th
R2
15th
4th R1
29th
TBD
 Croatia Part of Yugoslavia × 3rd R1
23rd
R1
22nd
GS
19th
TBD
 Czechoslovakia[wc 3] see Czech Republic (1930–1994)
 Czech Republic[wc 3] × 2nd QF
5th
× R1
14th
R1
9th
2nd R1
15th
R1
19th
QF
6th
R1
20th
TBD
 Denmark × × × × × × R2
9th
QF
8th
R2
10th
R1
24th
TBD
 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 R2
9th
QF
6th
QF
7th
R2
13th
GS
26th
TBD
 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
TBD
 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 TBD
 Greece × × R1
24th
R1
25th
R16
13th
TBD
 Gibraltar see England (1930–2014)
 Hungary × QF
6th
2nd × 2nd R1
10th
QF
5th
QF
6th
R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
18th
TBD
 Israel[wc 4] × R1
12th
TBD
 Italy × 1st 1st R1
7th
R1
10th
R1
9th
R1
9th
2nd R1
10th
4th 1st R2
12th
3rd 2nd QF
5th
R2
15th
1st R1
26th
GS
22nd
TBD
 Netherlands × R1
T-9th
R1
14th
× × 2nd 2nd R2
15th
QF
7th
4th R2
11th
2nd 3rd TBD
 Northern Ireland × × × QF
8th
R2
9th
R1
21st
TBD
 Norway × × R1
12th
× R1
17th
R2
15th
TBD
 Poland × R1
11th
× × 3rd R2
5th
3rd R2
14th
R1
25th
R1
21st
TBD
 Portugal × 3rd R1
17th
R1
21st
4th R2
11th
GS
18th
TBD
 Republic of Ireland[wc 5] × QF
8th
R2
16th
R2
12th
TBD
 Romania R1
8th
R1
12th
R1
9th
× R1
T-10th
R2
12th
QF
6th
R2
11th
TBD
 Russia[wc 6] QF
7th
QF
6th
4th QF
5th
R2
7th
R2
10th
R1
17th
R1
18th
R1
22nd
GS
24th
q
 Saar Part of Germany × Part of Germany
 Scotland × × × •• R1
15th
R1
14th
R1
9th
R1
11th
R1
15th
R1
19th
R1
T-18th
R1
27th
TBD
 Serbia[wc 3] 4th[wc 7] R1
5th
QF
7th
QF
5th
4th R2
7th
R1
16th
QF
5th
× R2
10th
R1
32nd
R1
23rd
TBD
 Serbia and Montenegro[wc 3] see Serbia (2006)
 Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia R2
16th
TBD
 Slovenia Part of Yugoslavia × R1
30th
R1
18th
TBD
 Soviet Union[wc 6] see Russia (1930–1990)
 Spain × QF
5th
× 4th R1
12th
R1
10th
R1
10th
R2
12th
QF
7th
R2
10th
QF
8th
R1
17th
QF
5th
R2
9th
1st GS
23rd
TBD
 Sweden × QF
8th
4th 3rd 2nd R1
9th
R2
5th
R1
13th
R1
21st
3rd R2
13th
R2
14th
TBD
  Switzerland × QF
7th
QF
7th
R1
6th
QF
8th
R1
16th
R1
16th
R2
15th
R2
10th
R1
19th
R16
11th
TBD
 Turkey × × × •• R1
9th
× 3rd TBD
 Ukraine[wc 6] Part of Soviet Union × QF
8th
TBD
 Wales × × × QF
6th
TBD
 West Germany[wc 3] see Germany (1950–1990)
 Yugoslavia[wc 3] see Serbia (1930 for Kingdom of Yugoslavia; 1950–1990 for SFR Yugoslavia; 1994–2002 for FR Yugoslavia)
Total 4 12 13 6 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 14 14 14 13 15 15 14 13 13

Notes

  1. ^ There was no Third Place match in 1930; The United States and Yugoslavia lost in the semifinals. 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 e f g h 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 c Russia's best result is group stage in 1994 and 2002. 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.

Women[edit]

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

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

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 Q
 Greece × GS
 Italy × •• GS 3rd
 Portugal × Q
 Russia × Q
 Spain × •• 3rd 2nd
 Turkey × 3rd

National team rankings[edit]

  • Last updates:
    • Men's national teams – 3 September 2015 -[34]
    • Women's national teams – 10 July 2015 -[35]
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 2  Belgium 1269 1 2  Germany 2115
2 3  Germany 1248 2 3  France 2081
3 6  Portugal 1186 3 5  England 2038
4 7  Romania 1176 4 7  Sweden 1971
5 9  Wales 1146 5 10  Norway 1927
6 10  England 1143 6 12  Netherlands 1907
7 11  Spain 1122 7 13  Italy 1875
8 12  Netherlands 1054 8 15  Denmark 1853
9 13  Austria 1038 9 18  Iceland 1817
10 14  Croatia 1037 10 19  Spain 1815
11 15  Slovakia 1013 11 20  Scotland 1797
12 16  Italy 1012 12 21   Switzerland 1781
13 17   Switzerland 1011 13 22  Russia 1779
14 20  Czech Republic 940 14 23  Ukraine 1770
15 22  Denmark 901 15 24  Finland 1758
16 23  Iceland 894 16 27  Austria 1719
17 24  France 893 17 28  Belgium 1708
18 25  Albania 878 18 30  Poland 1654
19 29  Ukraine 812  Czech Republic
20 30  Bosnia and Herzegovina 811 20 33  Republic of Ireland 1653
21 31  Scotland 789 21 37  Wales 1620
22 32  Russia 780 22 38  Portugal 1578
23 34  Poland 764 23 40  Hungary 1566
24 36  Sweden 756 24 41  Romania 1564
25 37  Hungary 740 25 46  Serbia 1533
26 41  Northern Ireland 687 26 47  Slovakia 1509
27 44  Greece 657 27 49  Belarus 1475
28 45  Slovenia 653 28 57  Israel 1424
29 46  Israel 635 29 60  Croatia 1413
 Turkey 30 62  Turkey 1411
31 51  Republic of Ireland 605 31 64  Slovenia 1391
32 66  Serbia 528 32 66  Northern Ireland 1376
33 68  Bulgaria 503 33 68  Greece 1364
34 69  Norway 496 34 71  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1358
35 75  Faroe Islands 459 35 72  Kazakhstan 1354
36 77  Montenegro 430 36 76  Bulgaria 1343
37 80  Estonia 405 37 77  Estonia 1339
38 83  Armenia 394 38 78  Albania 1329
39 86  Cyprus 386 39 88  Faroe Islands 1286
40 90  Latvia 366 40 93  Montenegro 1237
41 92  Finland 351 41 94  Lithuania 1228
42 97  Belarus 335 42 102  Moldova 1180
43 104  Macedonia 305  Latvia
44 109  Lithuania 294 44 109  Malta 1145
45 110  Azerbaijan 291 45 110  Luxembourg 1134
46 124  Moldova 245 46 112  Georgia 1115
47 141  Luxembourg 194 47 115  Cyprus 1108
48 145  Kazakhstan 184 48 117  Macedonia 1079
49 147  Georgia 180 49 142*  Andorra 763
50 150  Liechtenstein 171 50 142**  Azerbaijan 1341
51 160  Malta 154  Armenia 1104
52 193  San Marino 40
53 202  Andorra 6
  • * – 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

Gibraltar and Kosovo are not ranked as they haven't yet played any matches since their admission to FIFA on 13 May 2016.

UEFA Executive Committee[edit]

President
  • Vacant
Vice Presidents
Members
General Secretary (ad interim)
Deputy General Secretary
Honorary President

See also[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Clubs: National teams: Amateur:

Resolutions[edit]

Awards: Qualifications:

Match:

Financial fair play[edit]

UEFA coefficient[edit]

UEFA presidents[edit]

Related links[edit]

Previous logo (1995–2012)

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