UEFA generates revenue by organising world-class men’s and women’s club and national team competitions, including the EURO, Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.
In all, 98% of UEFA’s revenue comes from these elite competitions, which then funds the Women’s EURO and Champions League, the European Under-21 Championship, the men’s and women’s Under-17 and Under-19 Championships, the Youth League, the men’s and women’s Futsal EUROs, the Futsal Champions League, the Under-19 Futsal Championship and the Regions’ Cup.
UEFA’s overheads are kept to a minimum to maximise investment in football, with just 2.3% of net revenue spent on governing expenses. From 2020 to 2024, UEFA will invest more than €1bn in football development projects across Europe.
Over two-thirds of UEFA’s net revenue is distributed to the 200-plus teams taking part in the men’s club competitions – payments also go to clubs eliminated in the qualifying rounds, and to non-participating clubs to invest in young players.