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European Football

UEFA competitions, also referred to by the mass media as European football,[Note 1] are the 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 the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Karl Rappan Cup, Cup of the Alps, Balkans Cup[1] and Mitropa Cup (as well as some which had already been discontinued by 1960 such as the Latin Cup), tournaments still not recognised by the organization.[2] The Confederation is the only organization with legal authority over these tournaments[2] and considers only results in these competitions in calculating and communicating confederation-level official records and statistics and setting combined values in inter-club football.[3]

The only team to have won every club competition is Juventus of Italy,[4] while the Italian, German, Spanish, French and Russian[5] men's national teams are only ones to have won the European football championship in all age categories prior to the start of the UEFA Nations League in 2018. The Germany women's national football team is the only team to have won the women's championship in all age categories.

UEFA sanctioned tournaments


For national teams

For clubs


For national teams

For clubs

See also


  1. ^
    Although the mass media often define "European football" as comprising any international football competitions held exclusively in Europe (often excluding the Intercontinental Cup, held in South America, Europe and Asia), for UEFA it is "based on a system of domestic competitions and European competitions".[7]


  1. ^ "Balkans Cup". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Vision Europe" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. April 2005. p. 23. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Legend: UEFA club competition" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. p. 77. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Paul Saffer (10 April 2016). "Paris aim to join multiple trophy winners". Union des Associations Européennes de Football.
  5. ^ Including results of the Soviet Union
  6. ^ "UEFA Executive Committee approves new club competition". 2 December 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Vision Europe" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. April 2005. p. 13. Retrieved .

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