Football-one of the most popular and exciting sports all around the world. The year is full of magic and excitement whenever there is football in the air. There are tournaments hosted every season, which leaves the fans with fun all year long. One of the organizations that hold football tournaments is UEFA, whose complete form is the Union of European Football Association. It is the administrative body of soccer, beach soccer, and futsal happening in Europe. UEFA is one of the big names which host all your favorite competitions at club and country-level all around Europe where the best players compete against each other.
How was it founded
UEFA was first founded after the consultation between the Italian, French and Belgian associations in Basel, Switzerland, on 15 June 1954. There were 31 founding members at first, but members kept on joining until they grew to 50 by 1995 due to the fragmentation of the Soviet Union. After foundation, the main headquarters was in Paris, then sometime later in Bern. Finally, the headquarter has a new place in Nyon, Switzerland, active since 1995.
In Europe, most sovereign countries are members of the UEFA, but there are some exceptions, such as Monaco and Vatican City. However, some UEFA members such as Armenia, Russia, and Turkey are also a part even though they are transcontinental states. UEFA members can also allow teams out of their territory to participate in domestic competitions they hold. UEFA-supported national teams are also seen to perform the best in national competitions like the world cup as 12 out of 21 World Cups were won by European teams. Furthermore, the member of UEFA is also known to form the big five leagues of club football: La Liga of Spain, Ligue 1 of France, Premier League of England, Bundesliga of Germany, Seria A of Italy.
Throughout their history, UEFA has held many exciting competitions, giving the fans every inch of football action they crave. One of the most popular competitions held by UEFA is UEFA Champions League.UEFA Champions League is known as being one of the most, if not the most prestigious tournament held by UEFA at a club level as the best teams all around Europe compete for this trophy. It is held every year by UEFA, and it is still one of the most competitive tournaments out there. The current title-holders are Chelsea after winning their 2nd title last season, while Real Madrid remains the most successful club in this competition with 13 wins. Another prestigious competition at the country level held by UEFA is the UEFA European Championship. This cup is a national team cup that every European national player wants to win no matter what, which makes the competition even more competitive than it already was because the best teams in the world are competing. It is undoubtedly a must-watch if you are a football fan. The stakes are the highest, with every couple wanting to win.UEFA also holds other prestigious competitions such as UEFA nation’s League and UEFA Europa League, which are also as action-packed as any other. Every tournament held by UEFA is organized in a very high fashion, with the final taking place in a different country every year.