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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Philippe Vonnard
    Pages 1-17
  3. The road to creating a governing body for European football. 1949–1953.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 21-45
    3. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 47-68
    4. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 69-87
  4. Unifying European Football 1954–1961

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-91
    2. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 93-130
    3. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 131-160
    4. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 161-182
    5. Philippe Vonnard
      Pages 183-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-237

About this book

Introduction

“Vonnard’s publication on UEFA is both in empirical and conceptual terms a pioneering work for the research on European football. It is the first comprehensive source-based study on UEFA and offers new insights into the working methods and self-images of a key player in European cooperation. At the same time, the book provides a wealth of information for the historical analysis of international sports organisations.” — Jürgen Mittag, Jean Monnet Chair of Political Science and Sport, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

"While it may not presently be possible to get inside the walls of UEFA's world, we do have this granular account of the organization's early days and origins. Vonnard has gone beyond the obvious to find sources in all sorts of places and retell the story with great professionalism and meticulousness. It is a history about one of the very few examples of detente years before there was detente." —Robert Edelman, Professor of History at the University of California San Diego, USA 

“Vonnard demonstrates the vital role that football played in integrating Europeans and European society in the turbulent post-war era of decolonisation and the Cold War, helping to bridge the gap between the Western and Eastern blocs, and lay the basis for decades of European cooperation in sport and beyond.” — Matthew Taylor, Professor of History, De Montfort University, UK


Philippe Vonnard is SNSF Senior Researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.


Keywords

football administration sports administration history of sport history of football FIFA European football federation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

About the authors

Philippe Vonnard is SNSF Senior Researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Creating a United Europe of Football
  • Book Subtitle The Formation of UEFA (1949–1961)
  • Authors Philippe Vonnard
  • Series Title Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
  • Series Abbreviated Title Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42343-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42342-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-42345-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42343-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Sport and Leisure
    European Union Politics
    Social History
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Reviews

“Vonnard’s publication on UEFA is both in empirical and conceptual terms a pioneering work for the research on European football. It is the first comprehensive source-based study on UEFA and offers new insights into the working methods and self-images of a key player in European cooperation. At the same time, the book provides a wealth of information for the historical analysis of international sports organisations.” — Jürgen Mittag, Jean Monnet Chair of Political Science and Sport, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

"While it may not presently be possible to get inside the walls of UEFA's world, we do have this granular account of the organization's early days and origins. Vonnard has gone beyond the obvious to find sources in all sorts of places and retold the story with great professionalism and meticulousness. It is a history about one of the very few examples of detente years before there was detente." —Robert Edelman, Professor of History at the University of California San Diego, USA 

“Vonnard demonstrates the vital role that football played in integrating Europeans and European society in the turbulent post-war era of decolonisation and the Cold War, helping to bridge the gap between the Western and Eastern blocs, and lay the basis for decades of European cooperation in sport and beyond.” — Matthew Taylor, Professor of History, De Montfort University, UK