As EURO 2020 is scheduled for this year, let’s have a look at the history and see the EURO winners and most impressive records!

 

Team UEFA EURO Winners & Records

Most EURO titles:

The most EURO tournaments have win West Germany/Germany (1972, 1980, 1996) and Spain (1964, 2008, 2012): 3 times each.

Most finishes in the top two:

West Germany/Germany reached the final of EURO for 6 times (1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2008).

Most EURO final tournaments appearances:

West Germany/Germany played in 12 EURO final tournaments (all the tournaments starting from 1972).

Best finish by host teams:

Hosting the EURO, Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984) won the tournament.

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion:

Yugoslavia reached the final of EURO 2 times, but never won it (1960, 1968).

Most matches played:

Germany played record 49 matches in EURO final tournaments.

Most wins:

Germany won the most matches (26) in EURO final tournaments.

Most losses:

Denmark and Russia lost the most matches in EURO final tournaments (14 each of them).

Most draws:
Italy set the most draws (16) in EURO final tournaments.

Most goals scored:

Germany scored the most goals (72) in EURO final tournaments.

Most goals conceded:

And again, Germany conceded the most goals (48) in EURO final tournaments.

Most H2Hs:
Italy and Spain met in EURO final tournaments for 6 times (1980, 1988, 2008, 2012 (twice), 2016).

Most tournaments eliminated without having lost a match:

England (1996, 2012), Italy (1980, 2004) and Netherlands (1992, 2000) were eliminated from the tournaments without losing any match.

Most wins in one tournament:

France (1984, out of 5), France (2000, out of 6), Spain (2008, out of 6), France (2016, out of 7) have the most victories in one EURO final tournament.

Most goals scored in one tournament:

France scored the most goals in 1 tournament: 14 goals in 1984.

Fewest goals conceded in one tournament:
Italy (1980), Norway (2000) and Spain (2012) conceded the fewest goals in one tournament (only 1).

Most goals conceded in one tournament:
FR Yugoslavia conceded the most goals in one tournament: 13 goals in EURO 2000.

Most minutes without conceding a goal in one tournament:
Spain spent 509 minutes in the field without conceding a goal in EURO 2012.

Highest goal difference in one tournament:
Spain has the highest goal difference in one tournament: +11 in EURO 2012.

Lowest goal difference in one tournament:
Yugoslavia (1984), Denmark (2000), Bulgaria (2004), Republic of Ireland (2012) have the lowest goal difference in one tournament (-8).

Biggest margin of victory in EURO final tournaments:

5 goals, on four occasions:

  • France 5–0 Belgium, 1984
  • Denmark 5–0 Yugoslavia, 1984
  • Netherlands 6–1 FR Yugoslavia, 2000
  • Sweden 5–0 Bulgaria, 2004

Most goals scored in a match, one team:

6 goals: Netherlands 6–1 FR Yugoslavia, 2000.

Most goals scored in a match, both teams:

There have been scored 9 goals in France 4–5 Yugoslavia in 1960.

Highest scoring draw in EURO final tournaments:

  • Czech Republic vs Russia, 1996
  • Slovenia vs FR Yugoslavia, 2000
  • Hungary vs Portugal, 2016

Individual UEFA EURO Winners & Records

Most tournaments in squad:
5 times Iker Casillas was in Spain’s squad for EURO tournaments ( Spain, 2000 (did not play), 2004–2012, 2016 (did not play)).

Most tournaments played:
Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Andreas Isaksson, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Cristiano Ronaldo, Darijo Srna, Gianluigi Buffon, Jaroslav Plašil, Kim Källström, Lukas Podolski, Petr Čech, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Tomáš Rosický played in 4 EURO final tournaments.

Most titles:
13 players won the EURO title for 2 times: Rainer Bonhof, Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Fernando Torres, Xavi, Raúl Albiol, Álvaro Arbeloa, Santi Cazorla, Pepe Reina.

Most matches played in EURO final tournaments:
Cristiano Ronaldo played 21 matches for Portugal in 4 EUROs (2004–2016).

Most minutes played in EURO final tournaments:
Cristiano Ronaldo played 1793 minutes in EURO finals for Portugal (2004–2016).

Most matches won in EURO final tournaments:

Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo won the most matches in EURO finals (11).

Most appearances as captain:

Gianluigi Buffon has 13 appearances as captain for Italy (2008–2016).

Youngest player to appear in EURO final tournaments:

18 years and 71 days, Jetro Willems is the youngest player to ever appear in EURO final tournaments for Netherlands against Denmark in 2012.

Oldest player to appear in EURO final tournaments:

40 years and 74 days, Gábor Király is the youngest player to ever appear in EURO final tournaments for Hungary against Belgium in 2016.

Most goals in 1 tournament:

Michel Platini scored 9 goals in the UEFA EURO 1984 finals.

Most goals scored in EURO final tournaments:

Michel Platini and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most goals (9) in EURO final tournaments.

Most goals scored in EUROs, including qualifying:

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in EUROs, including qualifying (40).

Most hat-tricks in EUROs:

Michel Platini scored the most hat-tricks in EUROs: 2 hat-tricks for France in 1984.

Youngest goal scorer in EURO final tournaments:

18 years and 141 days, Johan Vonlanthen is the youngest goal scorer, scoring for Switzerland against France in 2004.

Fastest goal in EUROs:

Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in EURO finals at 67 seconds for Russia against Greece  in 2004.

 

Tournament UEFA EURO Records

Most goals scored in a tournament:

In EURO 2016, the teams scored 108 goals.

Fewest goals scored in a tournament:
In EURO 1968, the teams scored 7 goals.

Most goals per match in a tournament:
In EURO 1976, teams scored on average 4.75 goals per match.

Fewest goals per match in a tournament:
In EURO 1968, teams scored on average 1.4 goals per match.

Most scorers in a tournament:
In EURO 2016, 76 players scored goals during the tournament.

More UEFA EURO Winners & Records

Most clean sheets (matches without conceding) in EURO final tournaments:

Edwin van der Sar ( Netherlands, 1996–2008) and Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2004–2012) have 9 clean sheets in EURO final tournaments.

Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in EURO final tournaments:

Iker Casillas has the most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal. He played 509 minutes for Spain in 2012.

Most matches coached in EURO final tournaments:

Joachim Löw  coached 17 matches (Germany, 2008–2016).

Most matches won in EURO finals:

Joachim Löw won 11 matches (Germany, 2008–2016).

Most championships in EUROs:

No coach has won the EURO title more than one time.

Most tournaments in EUROs:
Lars Lagerbäck coached in 4 different EURO finals (Sweden, 2000–2008; Iceland, 2016).

 

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