UEFA Licences Awarded

We are privileged that Lions Gibraltar has been awarded the UEFA Licence in the following seasons:

  • 2015-2016
  • 2016-2017
  • 2018-2019
  • 2019-2020
  • 2020-2021
  • 2023-2024

Club licensing was first introduced as a set of criteria to be fulfilled in order for clubs to be eligible to participate in UEFA club competitions. Since the first licences were granted in 2004, it has developed into much more than that, and is now embedded into UEFA member associations' strategic plans for club development and improved governance. It has also become a fundamental consideration in the key decisions that clubs take, and how they operate.

Today, approximately 550 out of 719 top-division clubs in Europe apply for a licence every year. Out of those clubs applying for a licence in the 2017 cycle for participation in the 2017/18 UEFA club competitions, there has been an 88% success rate for granted licences, showing that the majority of them are now familiar and compliant with the various requirements demanded within the regulations. Furthermore, over 1,500 clubs undergo club licensing on an annual basis now that the system is also applied in some form or another at domestic level in the majority of UEFA's 55 member associations.