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Union of European Football Associations Facts

UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is the administrative body for association football in Europe and partially Asia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel and Kazakhstan). The UEFA regulates and oversees the football rules being respected. Both national competitions and club competitions are organised and regulated for both men and women teams.

Union of European Football Associations Members

The 54 national association members are:

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Armenia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Croatia
  11. Cyprus
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. England
  1. Estonia
  2. Faroe Islands
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. FYR Macedonia
  6. Georgia
  7. Germany
  8. Gibraltar
  9. Greece
  10. Hungary
  11. Iceland
  12. Israel
  13. Italy
  14. Kazakhstan
  1. Latvia
  2. Liechtenstein
  3. Lithuania
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Malta
  6. Moldova
  7. Montenegro
  8. Netherlands
  9. Northern Ireland
  10. Norway
  11. Poland
  12. Portugal
  13. Republic of Ireland
  14. Romania
  1. Russia
  2. San Marino
  3. Scotland
  4. Serbia
  5. Slovakia
  6. Slovenia
  7. Spain
  8. Sweden
  9. Switzerland
  10. Turkey
  11. Ukraine
  12. Wales

Gibraltar is the only member which is not a FIFA member and is therefore not allowed to play in a World Cup or other FIFA tournaments. Nevertheless Gibraltar Football Association is trying to becoma a FIFA member asap, in order to participate in the 2018 World Cup qualifications.

Union of European Football Associations in Tournaments

Of the current 54 members, 28 have participated in at least one Euro Championship:

CountryUEFA EuroTotal
Germany1972-201211
Russia1960-1972, 1988-1996, 2004-201210
Spain1964, 1980-1988, 1996-20129
Netherlands1976, 1980, 1988-20129
Czech Republic1960, 1976, 1980, 1996-20128
France1960, 1984, 1992-20128
Denmark1964, 1984-2004, 20128
England1968, 1980, 1988-2004, 20128
Italy1968, 1980, 1988, 1996-20128
Portugal1984, 1996-20126
Serbia1960, 1968, 1976, 1984, 20005
Sweden1992, 2000-20125
Belgium1972, 1980, 1984, 20004
Greece1980, 2004, 2008, 20124
Romania1984, 1996, 2000, 20084
Croatia1996, 2004, 2008, 20124
Turkey1996, 2000, 20083
Switzerland1996, 2004, 20083
Hungary1964, 19722
Republic of Ireland1988, 20122
Scotland1992, 19962
Bulgaria1996, 20042
Poland2008, 20122
Norway20001
Slovenia20001
Latvia20041
Austria20081
Ukraine20121

  • Germany participated as West Germany from Euro 1972 till Euro 1988
  • Czech Republic participated as Czechoslovakia till Euro 1980
  • Russia participated as Soviet Union till Euro 1988 and participated as CIS in Euro 1992
  • Serbia participated as Yugoslavia in all 5 Euro Championships

Of the current 54 members, 32 have participated in at least one World Cup:

CountryWorld CupTotal
Germany1934-1938, 1954-201418
Italy1934-1954, 1962-201418
France1930-1938, 1954-1958, 1966, 1978-1986, 1998-201414
Spain1934, 1950, 1962-1966, 1978-201414
England1950-1970, 1982-1990, 1998-201414
Belgium1930-1938, 1954, 1970, 1982-2002, 201412
Serbia1930, 1950-1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998, 2006-201011
Sweden1934-1950, 1958, 1970-1978, 1990-1994, 2002-200611
Netherlands1934-1938, 1974-1978, 1990-1998, 2006-201410
Switzerland1934-1954, 1962-1966, 1994, 2006-201410
Russia1958-1970, 1982-1994, 2002, 201410
Czech Republic1934-1938, 1954-1962, 1970, 1982, 1990, 20069
Hungary1934-1938, 1954-1966, 1978-19869
Scotland1954-1958, 1974-1990, 19988
Romania1930-1938, 1970, 1990-19987
Austria1934, 1954-1958, 1978-1982, 1990, 19987
Poland1938, 1974-1986, 2002-20067
Bulgaria1962-1974, 1986, 1994-19987
Portugal1966, 1986, 2002-20146
Denmark1986, 1998-2002, 20104
Croatia1998-2006, 20144
Norway1938, 1994-19983
Northern Ireland1958, 1982-19863
Ireland1990-1994, 20023
Greece1994, 2010-20143
Turkey1954, 20022
Slovenia2002, 20102
Wales19581
Israel1970 (as AFC member)1
Ukraine20061
Slovakia20101
Bosnia and Herzegovina20141

  • Israel was an AFC member and became an UEFA member in 1994
  • Germany participated as West Germany from the 1954 World Cup till the 1990 World Cup
  • Russia is allocated the Soviet Union team record by FIFA and participated as Soviet Union for the last time in the 1990 World Cup
  • Czech Republic is allocated the Czechoslovakia team record by FIFA and participated as Czechoslovakia for the last time in the 1990 World Cup
  • Serbia is allocated the Yugoslavia team record by FIFA, they participated as Yugoslavia for the last time in the 1998 World Cup and in the 2006 World Cup they played as Serbia and Montenegro
  • Montenegro became a separate country in 2006, Serbia was then allocated the Serbia and Montenegro team record and played as Serbia since then

Of the current 54 members, 8 have participated in at least one Confederations Cup:

CountryFIFA Confederations CupTotal
Germany1999, 20052
France2001, 20032
Spain2009, 20132
Italy2009, 20132
Denmark19951
Czech Republic19971
Turkey20031
Greece20051

Of the current 54 members, clubs of 4 members have participated in at least one Club World Cup:

CountryClubFIFA Club World CupTotal
EnglandManchester United2000, 20082
EnglandLiverpool20051
EnglandChelsea20121
SpainBarcelona2006, 2009, 20113
SpainReal Madrid2000, 20142
ItalyMilan20071
ItalyInternazionale20101
GermanyBayern Munich20131

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