FIFA and UEFA at the start of the 21st century

FIFA and UEFA at the start of the 21st century

A seminar in Room G1,
Gresse St. Building,
University of London,
London WC1E 7HX

6 – 9pm, Monday 17th March 2003

Given by:

Havard Davies, Consultant


In this lecture Havard Davies, formerly of UEFA and now an independent consultant, drawing on his long experience in the football industry, will review the major developments in the evolution of UEFA and FIFA over the last decade, before assessing what the key strategic initiatives are likely to be from both regulatory organisations over the next five years. Key issues which will be addressed are:

  • The introduction of the UEFA Champions League and its consequences.
  • The Bosman ruling and its implications · The evolving relationship between UEFA and FIFA: is further conflict inevitable?
  • The 1998 and 2002 FIFA presidential elections and their implications for UEFA
  • The corporate cultures of UEFA and FIFA and their consequences.
  • The collapse of the ISL marketing organisation.

Further Reading:

  • Conn, David (6th July 2001) `The Swiss Connection’, The Independent.
  • Darby, P. `Africa’s Place in FIFA’s Global Order: A Theoretical Frame’, Soccer & Society, Vol. 1, No. 22, pp. 36-61.
  • Tomlinson, A, `FIFA and the Men Who Made It’, in: Garland, J.; Malcolm, D. & Rowe, M. (2000). The Future of Football: challenges for twenty-first century. London: Frank Cass. Chapter 4, pp.55-71.
  • Tomlinson, A. & Sugden, John. (1999). Great Balls of Fire. Edinburgh: Mainstream.
  • Tomlinson, A. & Whannel, G. (1986). Off the Ball: Football’s World Cup. (London: Pluto).
  • Yallop, David. How They Stole the Game. Poetic Publishing.

The seminar is free, to register please contact Lee Shailer at the Football Governance Research Centre on 020 7631 6740 or email

Copies of the handout notes will be available on request.

View all Events