UEFA Euro – All records you need to know

UEFA Euro 2020: Records made/broken, Awards and Statistics
UEFA Euro 2020: Records made/broken, Awards and Statistics

Here is some history facts you need to know about UEFA Euro

UEFA European Championship, simply known as UEFA Euro, was introduced in 1960. It ranks next to FIFA World Cup as the most prestigious completion for national teams.

The first edition of this championship included only four teams – Czechoslovakia, France, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. It extended to eight teams in 1980. Since then, the tournament has been expanded with more teams on two additional occasions.

All countries who hosted Euros

1960: France
1964: Spain
1968: Italy
1972: Belgium
1976: Yugoslavia
1980: Italy
1984: France
1988: West Germany
1992: Sweden
1996: England
2000: Belgium and Netherlands
2004: Portugal
2008: Austria and Switzerland
2012: Poland and Ukraine
2016: France

Most Titles

TeamTitlesFinalsParticipation
Germany3612
Spain3410
France229
Czechoslovakia123
Portugal127
Denmark118
Greece114
Italy119
Netherlands 119
Russia115

No match of third place game have been played since 1984.

All Euro finals

YearHome TeamAway TeamScore (At the end of the game)
2016PortugalFrance1-0
2012SpainItaly4-0
2008GermanySpain0-1
2004PortugalGreece0-1
2000FranceItaly2-1
1996Czech RepublicGermany1-2
1992DenmarkGermany2-0
1988Soviet UnionNetherlands0-2
1984FranceSpain2-0
1980BelgiumWest Germany1-2
1976CzechoslovakiaWest Germany5-3
1972West GermanySoviet Union3-0
1968ItalyYugoslavia2-0
1964SpainSoviet Union2-1
1960Soviet UnionYugoslavia2-1
All Euro Finals

Format

  • 2016: Six groups were included in the final phase, which two or three teams each did advance from. The knockout stage consisted of round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.
  • 1996-2012: Four groups were included in the final phase, which two teams each did advance from. The knockout stage consisted of quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.
  • 1984-1992: Two groups were included in the final phase, which two teams each did advance from. The knockout stage consisted of semi-finals and a final.
  • 1980: No semi-finals were played. The group winners played each other in the final and the second placed teams in the groups played a third-place match.
  • 1960-1976: The final phase consisted of semi-finals, third place game and final. Five games were played in 1968 since the final were decided on a replay.

Top goalscorers

  1. Michel Platini – 9 goals
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 9 goals
  3. Alan Shearer – 7 goals
  4. Thierry Henry – 6 goals
  5. Zlatan Ibrahimović – 6 goals
  6. Patrick Kluivert – 6 goals
  7. Nuno Gomez – 6
  8. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 6 goals

Some Records

  • Most matches played: 49 (Germany)
  • Highest wins: 26 (Germany)
  • Highest losses: 14 (Denmark, Russia)
  • Most draws: 16 (Italy)
  • Most matches played without a win: 6 (Austria)
  • Highest goals scored: 72 (Germany)
  • Highest goals conceded: 48 (Germany)
  • Fewest goals scored: 1 (Albania, Latvia, Norway)
  • Fewest goals conceded: 1 (Norway)
  • Most matches played always conceding a goal: 6 (Ukraine)
  • Highest average of goals scored per match: 1.67 (10 goals in 6 matches)
  • Lowest average of goals scored per match: 0.33
  • Highest average of goals conceded per match: 2.79
  • Lowest average of goals conceded per match: 0.33
  • Most Titles: Germany (3 titles)
  • Most clean sheets: Iker Casillas (9 clean sheets)
  • All-Time Top Scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo & Michel Platini (9 goals)
  • Record Scoreboard: Netherlands 6:1 Yugoslavia
  • Dirtiest Match: Bulgaria vs Spain (2 Reds, 7 Yellows)
  • Coaches With Most Games: Jaochim Low (17 games)
  • Most Overall “Matches Played”: Cristiano Ronaldo (21)