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Apr 10, 2017

[Flag of UEFA]

The Union EuropƩenne de Football-Association (UEFA)

This non-governmental organization represents all the European national football organizations (plus Israel). Its main goal is promoting football and friendships between European nations. UEFA manages football events in Europe, including nations' championships and the EuroLeague and UEFA clubs' cups. Its current president is Lennart Johansson, from Sweden.


The current UEFA national association members are:

Codes from FIFA and UEFA

UEFA Full members (52, as of 2005)

National Football Association (Country)         ABR. MEMBERSHIP FOUNDED
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ALBANIA                                         ALB 1932 1930
ANDORRA                                         AND 1996 1994
ARMENIA                                         ARM 1992 1992
AUSTRIA                                         AUT 1907 1904
AZERBAIJAN                                      AZE 1994 1992
BELARUS                                         BLR 1992 1989
BELGIUM                                         BEL 1904 1895
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA                          BIH 1996 1992
BULGARIA                                        BUL 1924 1923
CROATIA                                         CRO 1941/92 1912
CYPRUS                                          CYP 1948 1934
CZECH REPUBLIC                                  CZE 1907/94 1901
DENMARK                                         DEN 1904 1889
ENGLAND                                         ENG 1905 1863
ESTONIA                                         EST 1923/92 1921
FAROE ISLANDS                                   FRO 1988 1979
FINLAND                                         FIN 1908 1907
FRANCE                                          FRA 1904 1919
GEORGIA                                         GEO 1992 1990
GERMANY                                         GER 1904 1900
GREECE                                          GRE 1927 1926
HUNGARY                                         HUN 1906 1901
ICELAND                                         ISL 1947 1947
ISRAEL                                          ISR 1948 1928/48
ITALY                                           ITA 1905 1898
KAZAKHSTAN                                      KAZ 1994 1914
LATVIA                                          LAT 1992/92 1921
LIECHTENSTEIN                                   LIE 1974 1934
LITHUANIA                                       LTU 1923/92 1922
LUXEMBOURG                                      LUX 1910 1908
THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA       MKD 1994 1908
MALTA                                           MLT 1959 1900
REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA                             MDA 1994 1990
NETHERLANDS                                     NED 1904 1889
NORTHERN IRELAND                                NIR 1911 1880
NORWAY                                          NOR 1908 1902
POLAND                                          POL 1923 1919
PORTUGAL                                        POR 1923 1914
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND                             IRL 1923 1921
ROMANIA                                         ROM 1922 1909
RUSSIAN FEDERATION                              RUS 1912/92 1912/92
SAN MARINO                                      SMR 1988 1931
SCOTLAND                                        SCO 1910 1873
SERBIA AND MOTENEGRO                            SCG 1919 1919
SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)                      SVK 1907/94 1993
SLOVENIA                                        SVN 1992 1920
SPAIN                                           ESP 1904 1913
SWEDEN                                          SWE 1904 1904
SWITZERLAND                                     SUI 1904 1895
TURKEY                                          TUR 1923 1923
UKRAINE                                         UKR 1992 1991
WALES                                           WAL 1910 1876


UEFA flags and emblem

[UEFA emblem]

Here I attach the new flags used by UEFA. The UEFA flag and the RESPECT UEFA flag were first seen in January 20-27, 2013 during the 2014 UEFA Fustal Euro qualifying matches. They both were "hoisted" (since hoisted means be shown on a big screen) on Friday 24 May 2013 during the XXXVII Ordinary UEFA Congress in London, and during the matches of the 2013 UEFA under-21 Championship in Israel in early June 2013. 
Though the flags came into use in 2013, the emblem was actually adopted at the XXXVI Ordynary UEFA Congress in Istanbul, on 22 March 2012.


Euro 2012 flag

[UEFA EURO 2012 Flag]
Flag of UEFA EURO 2012 Poland-Ukraine

There are the images of flag of:
- UEFA
- UEFA RESPECT
- UEFA EURO 2012 Poland-Ukraine
All of them, along that of FIFA, hoisted in every stadium during the continental football showpiece.
Logos are all from uefa.com


UEFA RESPECT flag

[UEFA RESPECT Flag]

Here I attach the new flags used by UEFA. The UEFA flag and the RESPECT UEFA flag were first seen in January 20-27, 2013 during the 2014 UEFA Fustal Euro qualifying matches. They both were "hoisted" (since hoisted means be shown on a big screen) on Friday 24 May 2013 during the XXXVII Ordinary UEFA Congress in London, and during the matches of the 2013 UEFA under-21 Championship in Israel in early June 2013. 
Though the flags came into use in 2013, the emblem was actually adopted at the XXXVI Ordynary UEFA Congress in Istanbul, on 22 March 2012.

Previus version used in Euro 2012:

[UEFA RESPECT Flag]


Previous UEFA emblems

2011-2013:

[Flag of UEFA]

pre-2011:

[Previous Flag of UEFA]

[UEFA emblem]

The flag of UEFA is its logo put on a white field.

The 61st FIFA congress was held at Hellenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland on 31 May - 01 June 2011 (www.fifa.com). Flags of the 208 member associations plus those of FIFA six continental confederations, International Olympic Committee, United Nations and FIFA itself were hoisted on the ceiling of Hellenstadion convention center.
Out of the photo gallery published by FIFA in its official website, I share the following notes:
- Chinese Taipei flag was a blue one with old association's emblem: plum blosoom with sun, ying-yang and footballs.
- The CuraƧao flag (blue with yellow stripe and white stars) is already hoisted, there is no flag for the defunc Netherlands Antilles.
- The Somalia flag was hoisted upside-down, e.g. downwar five-pointed star.
- The OFC flag is white withe the new emblem and abbreviation.
- The AFC flag is white.
- The UEFA flag is blue with the confederation's emblem
- The CONCACAF is white.
- The CAF flag bears the new logo on white background.