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The UEFA Congress is UEFA's supreme controlling organ. 

An Ordinary Congress is held every year. A second Ordinary Congress may be called by the UEFA Executive Committee to deal with financial matters and/or matters of particular significance.

Matters within its power include:

  • receipt and consideration of the UEFA Annual Report
  • acknowledgement of the financial report and the auditors' report, approval of the annual accounts and budget
  • election of the UEFA President
  • election of UEFA Executive Committee members, and ratification of the Executive Committee members elected by the European Club Association (ECA) and European Leagues.
  • election of the European members of the FIFA Council
  • election of the auditing body
  • amendment of the UEFA Statutes
  • consideration and taking of decisions on proposals
  • consideration of membership applications and the exclusion of a member association
  • decisions on the lifting or continuation of the suspension of a member association, UEFA Executive Committee member or a member of another body
  • consideration of proposals for the dismissal of a UEFA Executive Committee member or the UEFA organs for the administration of justice
  • receipt and consideration of the FIFA Congress agenda
  • receipt and consideration of the minutes of the previous UEFA Congress
  • bestowal of honorary membership

An Extraordinary Congress may be convened by the UEFA Executive Committee, or at the written request of one fifth or more of the UEFA member associations, stating the items to be placed on the agenda.

The 46th Ordinary UEFA Congress took place in Vienna on 11 May 2022. The 2023 Congress will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 5 April.


Honorary members

UEFA may, on the proposal of the UEFA Executive Committee, bestow the status of honorary president or honorary membership upon a person for especially meritorious services to European football.

Honorary presidents may attend the UEFA Congress and UEFA Executive Committee meetings in an advisory capacity, but have no vote. Honorary members may attend the UEFA Congress in an advisory capacity, but have no vote.

UEFA honorary members
Gerhard Aigner (GER)
Hans Bangerter (SUI)
Egidius Braun (GER) †
Des Casey (IRL)
Şenes Erzik (TUR)
Vyacheslav Koloskov (RUS)
Marios N. Lefkaritis (CYP)
Antonio Matarrese (ITA)
Joseph Mifsud (MLT)
Per Ravn Omdal (NOR)
Giangiorgio Spiess (SUI)
Grigoriy Surkis (UKR)
Geoffrey Thompson (ENG)
Michael van Praag (NED)