List of UEFA European Championship records

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This is a list of records of the UEFA European Championship and its qualification matches.

General statistics by tournament[edit]

Year Host Champion Winning coach Top scorer(s) Player of the Tournament[a] Young Player[b]
1960  France  Soviet Union Soviet Union Gavriil Kachalin France François Heutte (2)
Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov (2)
Soviet Union Viktor Ponedelnik (2)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Galić (2)
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražan Jerković (2)
N/A N/A
1964  Spain  Spain Spain José Villalonga Hungary Ferenc Bene (2)
Hungary Dezső Novák (2)
Spain Jesús María Pereda (2)
1968  Italy  Italy Italy Ferruccio Valcareggi Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Džajić (2)
1972  Belgium  West Germany West Germany Helmut Schön West Germany Gerd Müller (4)
1976  Yugoslavia  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Václav Ježek West Germany Dieter Müller (4)
1980  Italy  West Germany West Germany Jupp Derwall West Germany Klaus Allofs (3)
1984  France  France France Michel Hidalgo France Michel Platini (9)
1988  West Germany  Netherlands Netherlands Rinus Michels Netherlands Marco van Basten (5)
1992  Sweden  Denmark Denmark Richard Møller Nielsen Denmark Henrik Larsen (3)
Germany Karl-Heinz Riedle (3)
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp (3)
Sweden Tomas Brolin (3)
1996  England  Germany Germany Berti Vogts England Alan Shearer (5) Germany Matthias Sammer
2000  Belgium
 Netherlands
 France France Roger Lemerre Netherlands Patrick Kluivert (5)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević (5)
France Zinedine Zidane
2004  Portugal  Greece Germany Otto Rehhagel Czech Republic Milan Baroš (5) Greece Theodoros Zagorakis
2008  Austria
  Switzerland
 Spain Spain Luis Aragonés Spain David Villa (4) Spain Xavi
2012  Poland
 Ukraine
 Spain Spain Vicente del Bosque Croatia Mario Mandžukić (3)
Germany Mario Gómez (3)
Italy Mario Balotelli (3)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (3)
Russia Alan Dzagoev (3)
Spain Fernando Torres (3)
Spain Andrés Iniesta
2016  France  Portugal Portugal Fernando Santos France Antoine Griezmann (6) France Antoine Griezmann Portugal Renato Sanches
  1. ^ Awarded since 1996.
  2. ^ Awarded since 2016.

Team: tournament position[edit]

All-time[edit]

Most championships[edit]

# Team Championships
1  Germany (1972, 1980, 1996),  Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) 3
2  France (1984, 2000) 2
3  Czechoslovakia (1976),  Denmark (1992),  Greece (2004),  Italy (1968),  Netherlands (1988),  Portugal (2016),  Soviet Union (1960) 1

Most finishes in the top two[edit]

# Team Finishes in the top two
1  Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2008) 6
2  Soviet Union (1960, 1964, 1972, 1988),  Spain (1964, 1984, 2008, 2012) 4
3  France (1984, 2000, 2016),  Italy (1968, 2000, 2012) 3
4  Czech Republic (1976, 1996),  Portugal (2004, 2016),  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968) 2
5  Belgium (1980),  Denmark (1992),  Greece (2004)  Netherlands (1988) 1

Most finishes in the top four[edit]

# Team Finishes in the top four
1  Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016) 9
2  Russia (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988, 2008) 6
3  Czech Republic (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2004),  France (1960, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2016),  Italy (1968, 1980, 1988, 2000, 2012),  Netherlands (1976, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004),  Portugal (1984, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 5
4  Spain (1964, 1984, 2008, 2012) 4
5  Denmark (1964, 1984, 1992),  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968, 1976) 3
6  Belgium (1972, 1980),  England (1968, 1996),  Hungary (1964, 1972) 2
7  Greece (2004),  Sweden (1992),  Turkey (2008),  Wales (2016) 1

Most finishes in the top eight[edit]

# Team Finishes in the top eight
1  Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016) 10
2  Netherlands (1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008),  Spain (1964, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012),  France (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 8
3  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2012),  Italy (1968, 1980, 1988, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Russia (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992, 2008) 7
4  Czech Republic (1960, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2004, 2012) 6
5  Denmark (1964, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2004),  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968, 1976, 1984, 2000) 5
6  Belgium (1972, 1980, 1984, 2016) 4
7  Greece (1980, 2004, 2012) 3
8  Croatia (1996, 2008),  Hungary (1964, 1972),  Romania (1984, 2000),  Sweden (1992, 2004),  Turkey (2000, 2008) 2
9  Iceland (2016),  Poland (2016),  Republic of Ireland (1988),  Scotland (1992),  Wales (2016) 1
Most European Championship Finals appearances
12,  Germany (every tournament since 1972)
For a detailed list, see National team appearances in the UEFA European Football Championship
Most second-place finishes
3,  Germany (1976, 1992, 2008),  Soviet Union (1964, 1972, 1988)
Most third/fourth-place finishes
4,  Netherlands (1976, 1992, 2000, 2004)
Most 5th-8th-place finishes
5,  England (1980, 1988, 1992, 2004, 2012)

Consecutive[edit]

Most consecutive championships
2,  Spain (2008–2012)[1]
Most consecutive finishes in the top two
3,  West Germany (1972–1980)[2]
Most consecutive finishes in the top four
4,  Soviet Union (1960–1972)[2]
Most consecutive finishes in the top eight
7,  Germany (1972–1996)[2]
Most consecutive finals tournaments
12,  Germany (1972–2016)

Gaps[edit]

Longest gap between successive titles
44 years,  Spain (1964–2008)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top two
32 years,  Italy (1968–2000)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top four
28 years,  England (1968–1996)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top eight
32 years,  Belgium (1984–2016)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the Finals
44 years,  Hungary (1972–2016)

Host team[edit]

Best finish by host team
champion,  Spain (1964),  Italy (1968),  France (1984)[2]
Worst finish by host team
9th-16th position,  Belgium (2000),  Austria (2008),   Switzerland (2008),  Poland (2012),  Ukraine (2012)

Defending champion[edit]

Best finish by defending champion
champion,  Spain (2012)[3]

Debuting teams[edit]

Best finish by a debuting team
champion,  Soviet Union (1960),  Spain (1964),  Italy (1968),  West Germany (1972)[2]

Other[edit]

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
2,  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968)
Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
3,  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968, 1976)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever being champion
7,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2012)
Most appearances in Finals without ever being champion
9,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most finishes in the top four without ever finishing in the top two
2,  England (1968, 1996),  Hungary (1964, 1972)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top two
7,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2012)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top two
9,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top four
2,  Croatia (1996, 2008),  Romania (1984, 2000)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top four
5,  Croatia (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Romania (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2016)

Team: tournament progression[edit]

All time[edit]

Progressed from the group stage the most times
7,  Germany (1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Eliminated in the group stage the most times
5,  Russia (1992, 1996, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most appearances, always progressed from the group stage
7,  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Most appearances, never progressed from the group stage
2,  Austria (2008, 2016),  Bulgaria (1996, 2004),  Scotland (1992, 1996),  Ukraine (2012, 2016)

Consecutive[edit]

Most consecutive progressions from the group stage
7,  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Most consecutive eliminations from the group stage
3,  England (1980, 1988, 1992),  Russia (1992, 1996, 2004),  Sweden (2008, 2012, 2016),   Switzerland (1996, 2004, 2008)

Team: Matches played/goals scored[edit]

All-time[edit]

Most matches played
49,  Germany
Most wins
26,  Germany
Most losses
14,  Denmark,  Russia
Most draws
16,  Italy
Most matches played without a win
6,  Austria
Most matches played before first win
8,  Romania,   Switzerland
Most goals scored
72,  Germany
Most 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,  Wales (10 goals in 6 matches)
Lowest average of goals scored per match
0.33,  Albania (1 goal in 3 matches),  Austria (2 goals in 6 matches),  Latvia (1 goal in 3 matches),  Norway (1 goal in 3 matches),  Ukraine (2 goals in 6 matches)
Highest average of goals conceded per match
2.79  Yugoslavia (39 goals in 14 matches)
Lowest average of goals conceded per match
0.33,  Norway (1 goal in 3 matches)
Most meetings between two teams
6 times,  Italy vs  Spain (1980, 1988, 2008, 2012 (twice), 2016)
Most meetings between two teams, final match
2 times,  Czech Republic vs  Germany (1976, 1996)
Most tournaments unbeaten
4,  Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1996),  Spain (1964, 1996, 2008, 2012)
Most tournaments eliminated without having lost a match
2,  England (1996, 2012),  Italy (1980, 2004),  Netherlands (1992, 2000)
Most tournaments eliminated without having won a match (since 1980)
4,  Romania (1984, 1996, 2008, 2016)
Most played with tournament champion
5,  Portugal (1984, 2000, 2004 (twice), 2012)

In one tournament[edit]

Most wins
5,  France (1984, out of 5),  France (2000, out of 6),  Spain (2008, out of 6),  France (2016, out of 7)
Fewest wins, champions (since 1980)
2,  Denmark (1992, out of 5)
Most matches not won, champions
4,  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most wins by non-champion
5,  France (2016, out of 7)
Most matches not won
4,  Czech Republic (1996, out of 6),  Netherlands (2004, out of 5),  Italy (2012, out of 6),  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most draws
4,  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most losses
3,  Yugoslavia (1984),  Denmark (1988),  England (1988),  Romania (1996),  Turkey (1996),  Denmark (2000),  Bulgaria (2004),  Greece (2008),  Netherlands (2012),  Republic of Ireland (2012),  Ukraine (2016),  Northern Ireland (2016)
Most losses, champions
1,  Netherlands (1988),  Denmark (1992),  France (2000),  Greece (2004)
Most goals scored
14,  France (1984)
Fewest goals conceded
1,  Italy (1980),  Norway (2000),  Spain (2012)
Most goals conceded
13,  Yugoslavia (2000)
Most minutes without conceding a goal
509 mins,  Spain (2012)
Highest goal difference
+11,  Spain (2012)
Lowest goal difference
-8,  Yugoslavia (1984),  Denmark (2000),  Bulgaria (2004),  Republic of Ireland (2012)
Lowest goal difference, champions
+2,  Spain (1964),  Italy (1968),  Czechoslovakia (1976),  Denmark (1992)
Highest average of goals scored per match
2.80,  France (1984)
Highest average goal difference per match (since 1980)
+2,  France (1984)
Most goals scored, champions
14,  France (1984)
Fewest goals scored, champions (since 1980)
6,  West Germany (1980),  Denmark (1992)
Fewest goals scored, finalists (since 1980)
4,  Belgium (1980)
Fewest goals conceded, champions (since 1980)
1,  Spain (2012)
Most goals conceded, champions
7,  France (2000)
Lowest average of goals scored per match, champions
1.17,  Greece (2004)
Most wins against Euro champions
[4] 4,  France (2000)

Streaks[edit]

Most consecutive successful qualification attempts
[5] 7,  Germany (1992–2016)
Most consecutive failed qualification attempts
14,  Luxembourg (all 1964–2016)
Most consecutive wins
5,  France, from 1–0 Denmark (1984) to 2–0 Spain (1984),  Netherlands, from 3–1 England (1988) to 1–0 Scotland (1992),  Czech Republic, from 2–0 Denmark (2000) to 3–0 Denmark (2004)
Most consecutive wins (qualifying and final tournaments combined)
14,  Germany (3 September 2010–22 June 2012)[6]
Most consecutive matches without a loss
14,  Spain, from 4–1 Russia (2008) to 3–0 Turkey (2016)
Most consecutive losses
6,  Yugoslavia, from 0–2 Italy (1968) to 2–3 France (1984)
Most consecutive matches without a win
9,  Soviet Union /  CIS /  Russia, from 0–2 Netherlands (1988) to 0–2 Portugal (2004)
Most consecutive draws
4,  Portugal, from 0–0 Spain (2012) to 3–3 Hungary (2016)
Most consecutive matches without a draw
17,  Czech Republic, from 1–2 Germany (1996) to 0–1 Spain (2016)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least one goal
11,  England, from 1–1 Germany (1996) to 1–0 Ukraine (2012)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least two goals
9,  France, from 3–0 Denmark (2000) to 3–1 Switzerland (2004)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least three goals
3,  France, from 5–0 Belgium (1984) to 3–2 Portugal (1984),  Netherlands, from 3–0 Denmark (2000) to 6–1 Yugoslavia (2000)
Most consecutive matches without scoring a goal
5,  Ukraine, from 0–2 France (2012) to 0–1 Poland (2016)
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal (clean sheets)
7,  Spain, from 4–0 Republic of Ireland (2012) to 3–0 Turkey (2016)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal
734,  Spain (2012–2016)
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal (including qualifying)
8,  Italy, from 0–0 Poland (1975) to 0–0 Belgium (1980)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (including qualifying)
784,  Italy (1975–1980)
Most consecutive matches conceding at least one goal
10,  Romania, from 1–1 Spain (1984) to 0–2 Italy (2000)
Most consecutive matches conceding at least two goals
7,  Yugoslavia, from 0–2 Italy (1968) to 3–3 Slovenia (2000)
Most consecutive matches conceding at least three goals
3,  Yugoslavia, from 0–5 Denmark (1984) to 3–3 Slovenia (2000),  Czech Republic, from 1–3 Portugal (2008) to 1–4 Russia (2012)
Most matches played without consecutive losses
37,  Italy
Most matches played without consecutive wins
14,  Yugoslavia
Most matches played without consecutive draws
27,  Denmark

Individual[edit]

For records regarding goalscoring, see Goalscoring; for records regarding goalkeeping, see Goalkeeping
Most consecutive finals
3, Rainer Bonhof ( West Germany, 1972–1980)
Most tournaments in squad
5, Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2000 (did not play), 2004–2012, 2016 (did not play))[7]
Most tournaments played
4, Lothar Matthäus ( Germany, 1980–1988, 2000), Peter Schmeichel ( Denmark, 1988–2000), Alessandro del Piero ( Italy, 1996–2008), Edwin van der Sar ( Netherlands, 1996–2008), Lilian Thuram ( France, 1996–2008), Olof Mellberg ( Sweden, 2000–2012), Andreas Isaksson ( Sweden, 2004–2016), Bastian Schweinsteiger ( Germany, 2004–2016), Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016), Darijo Srna ( Croatia, 2004–2016), Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2004–2016), Jaroslav Plašil ( Czech Republic, 2004–2016), Kim Källström ( Sweden, 2004–2016), Lukas Podolski ( Germany, 2004–2016), Petr Čech ( Czech Republic, 2004–2016), Zlatan Ibrahimović ( Sweden, 2004–2016), Tomáš Rosický ( Czech Republic, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most championships
2, 13 players: Rainer Bonhof ( West Germany, 1972 & 1980); Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Fernando Torres, Xavi, Raúl Albiol, Álvaro Arbeloa, Santi Cazorla, Pepe Reina ( Spain, 2008 & 2012)
Most medals
3, Rainer Bonhof ( West Germany, 1972 (champions), 1976 (runners-up), 1980 (champions))
Most matches played, Final Tournament
Rank Nation Player Matches Editions
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 21 2004–2016
2 Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger 18 2004–2016
3 Italy Gianluigi Buffon 17 2004–2016
4 Netherlands Edwin van der Sar 16 1996–2008
France Lilian Thuram 16 1996–2008
Spain Cesc Fabregas 16 2008–2016
Spain Andrés Iniesta 16 2008–2016
8 Spain Sergio Ramos 15 2008–2016
Spain David Silva 15 2008–2016

Source: UEFA[8]

Most minutes played, Final Tournament
1793 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most matches won
11, Cesc Fàbregas & Andrés Iniesta ( Spain, 2008–2016); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most appearances in a final
2, Valentin Ivanov, Viktor Ponedelnik, Lev Yashin ( Soviet Union, 1960 & 1964); Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeneß, Sepp Maier, Georg Schwarzenbeck, Herbert Wimmer ( West Germany, 1972 & 1976); Bernard Dietz ( West Germany, 1976 & 1980); Thomas Häßler, Thomas Helmer, Jürgen Klinsmann, Matthias Sammer ( Germany, 1992 & 1996); Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Fernando Torres, Xavi ( Spain, 2008 & 2012); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004 & 2016)
Most appearances as captain
13, Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2008–2016)
Youngest player to appear
18 years and 71 days, Jetro Willems ( Netherlands, vs  Denmark, 2012)[9]
Youngest player to appear in a final
18 years and 328 days, Renato Sanches ( Portugal, vs  France, 2016)

Youngest player to appear in a final, Winning Team

18 years and 328 days, Renato Sanches ( Portugal, vs  France, 2016)[10]
Youngest player to appear (qualifying match)
15 years and 300 days, Martin Ødegaard ( Norway, vs  Bulgaria, 2016)[11]
Oldest player to appear
40 years and 74 days, Gábor Király ( Hungary, vs  Austria, 26 June 2016)[12]
Oldest outfield player to appear
39 years and 91 days, Lothar Matthäus ( Germany, vs  Portugal, 20 June 2000)[13]
Oldest player to appear in a final
38 years and 232 days, Jens Lehmann ( Germany, vs  Spain, 2008)[14]
Oldest player, winning team
38 years and 53 days, Ricardo Carvalho, ( Portugal, vs  France, 2016)
Oldest player to appear in a final winning team
37 years and 23 days, Arnold Mühren ( Netherlands, vs  West Germany, 1988)[15]
Oldest player to score
38 years and 257 days, Ivica Vastić ( Austria, vs  Poland, 2008)[16]
Longest period between Final Tournament appearances
15 years and 360 days, Dragan Stojković ( Yugoslavia, 1984–2000).
Longest span of Final Tournament appearances
20 years and 6 days, Lothar Matthäus ( Germany, 1980–2000)

Goalscoring[edit]

Individual[edit]

Most goals scored in Finals competition
9, Michel Platini ( France: 9 in 1984),[7] Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal: 2 in 2004, 1 in 2008, 3 in 2012, 3 in 2016)
For a complete list of goalscorers, see European Championships goalscorers
Most goals scored in qualifying
23, Robbie Keane, ( Republic of Ireland: 5 in 2000, 2 in 2004, 4 in 2008, 7 in 2012, 5 in 2016)[17][18][19]
Most goals scored, including qualifying
29, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal: 2 in 2004, 9 in 2008, 10 in 2012, 8 in 2016)
Most goals scored in a single qualifying competition
13, on two occasions, as follows:
David Healy ( Northern Ireland, 2008 qualifying)
Robert Lewandowski ( Poland, 2016 qualifying)
Most goals scored in a Finals match
3, on eight occasions, as follows:
Dieter Müller ( West Germany, 4–2 vs  Yugoslavia, 1976)
Klaus Allofs ( West Germany, 3–2 vs  Netherlands, 1980)
Michel Platini ( France, 5–0 vs  Belgium, 1984)
Michel Platini ( France, 3–2 vs  Yugoslavia, 1984)
Marco van Basten ( Netherlands, 3–1 vs  England, 1988)
Sérgio Conceição ( Portugal, 3–0 vs  Germany, 2000)
Patrick Kluivert ( Netherlands, 6–1 vs  Yugoslavia, 2000)
David Villa ( Spain, 4–1 vs  Russia, 2008)
Most goals scored in a qualifying match
5, on three occasions, as follows:
Malcolm Macdonald ( England, 5–0 vs  Cyprus, 16 April 1975)
Tibor Nyilasi ( Hungary, 8–1 vs  Luxembourg, 19 October 1975)
Marco van Basten ( Netherlands, 8–0 vs  Malta, 19 December 1990)
Most goals scored in a final
2, on three occasions, as follows:
Gerd Müller ( West Germany vs  Soviet Union, 1972)
Horst Hrubesch ( West Germany vs  Belgium, 1980)
Oliver Bierhoff ( Germany vs  Czech Republic, 1996)[2]
Most matches with at least one goal
7, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most consecutive matches with at least one goal
5, Michel Platini ( France, 1984)
Most matches with at least two goals
2, Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1972); Michel Platini ( France, 1984); Rudi Völler ( West Germany, 1984 & 1988); Wayne Rooney ( England, 2004); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2012 & 2016); Antoine Griezmann ( France, 2016)
Most consecutive matches with at least two goals
2, Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1972); Michel Platini ( France, 1984); Wayne Rooney ( England, 2004)
Most hat-tricks
2, Michel Platini ( France, 1984)
Most consecutive hat-tricks
2, Michel Platini ( France, 1984)
Fastest hat-trick
18 minutes, Michel Platini ( France vs  Yugoslavia, 1984)[2]
Most goals scored by a substitute in a Finals match
3, Dieter Müller ( West Germany vs  Yugoslavia, 1976)
Scoring in every match of the Finals
Viktor Ponedelnik ( Soviet Union, 2 goals in 2 matches, 1960); Jesús María Pereda ( Spain, 2 goals in 2 matches, 1964); Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 4 goals in 2 matches, 1972); Dieter Müller ( West Germany, 4 goals in 2 matches, 1976); Michel Platini ( France, 9 goals in 5 matches, 1984)[20]
Most tournaments with at least one goal
4, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most tournaments with at least two goals
3, Zlatan Ibrahimović ( Sweden, 2004–2012); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004, 2012–2016)
Most tournaments with at least three goals
2, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2012 & 2016)
Youngest goalscorer
18 years and 141 days, Johan Vonlanthen (  Switzerland vs  France, 2004)[21]
Youngest hat-trick scorer
22 years and 77 days, Dieter Müller ( Germany vs  Yugoslavia, 1976)
Youngest goalscorer, final
20 years and 64 days, Pietro Anastasi ( Italy vs  Yugoslavia, 1968)
Youngest goalscorer, knockout stages
18 years and 317 days, Renato Sanches ( Portugal vs  Poland, 2016)
Oldest goalscorer
38 years and 257 days, Ivica Vastić ( Austria vs  Poland, 2008)[22]
Oldest hat-trick scorer
28 years and 364 days, Michel Platini ( France vs  Yugoslavia, 1984)
Oldest goalscorer, final
30 years, 103 days, Bernd Hölzenbein ( West Germany vs  Czechoslovakia, 1976)
Most penalties scored (excluding penalty shoot-outs)
2, Alan Shearer ( England, one in 1996, one in 2000); Gaizka Mendieta ( Spain, two in 2000); Zinedine Zidane ( France, one in 2000, one in 2004); Bogdan Stancu ( Romania, two in 2016)
Fastest goal
67 seconds after the kick-off, Dmitri Kirichenko ( Russia vs  Greece, 2004)[23]
Fastest penalty kick converted
118 seconds after the kick-off, Robbie Brady ( Republic of Ireland vs  France, 2016)[24]
Fastest goal by a substitute
1 minute, Alessandro Altobelli ( Italy vs  Denmark, 1988); Juan Carlos Valerón ( Spain vs  Russia, 2004); Ondrej Duda ( Slovakia vs  Wales, 2016)
Fastest goal in a final
6 minutes, Jesús María Pereda ( Spain vs  Soviet Union, 1964)
Latest goal from kickoff
120+2nd minute, Semih Şentürk ( Turkey vs  Croatia, 2008)
Latest goal from kickoff in a final
113th minute, Viktor Ponedelnik ( Soviet Union vs  Yugoslavia 1960)
Latest goal from kickoff, with no goals scored in between
119th minute, Ivan Klasnić ( Croatia vs  Turkey, 2008)
Latest goal from kickoff in final, with no goals scored in between
109th minute, Éder ( Portugal vs  France, 2016)

Team[edit]

Biggest margin of victory
5 goals, on four occasions, as follows:
 France (5) vs  Belgium (0), 1984
 Denmark (5) vs  Yugoslavia (0), 1984
 Netherlands (6) vs  Yugoslavia (1), 2000
 Sweden (5) vs  Bulgaria (0), 2004
Source: UEFA[25]
Biggest margin of victory, qualifying match
13 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Germany (13) vs  San Marino (0), September 6, 2006, Group 4
Most goals scored in a match, one team
6 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Netherlands, vs  Yugoslavia, 2000
Most goals scored in a match, both teams
9 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 France (4) vs  Yugoslavia (5), 1960
Source: UEFA[26]
Highest scoring draw
3–3, on three occasions, as follows:
 Czech Republic vs  Russia, 1996
 Slovenia vs  Yugoslavia, 2000
 Hungary vs  Portugal, 2016
Largest deficit overcome in a win
2 goals, on six occasions, as follows:
 Yugoslavia, 1960 (coming from 1–3 and 2–4 down to win 5–4 vs  France)
 West Germany, 1976 (coming from 0–2 down to win 4–2 after extra time vs  Yugoslavia)
 Denmark, 1984 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  Belgium)
 Portugal, 2000 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  England)
 Czech Republic, 2004 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  Netherlands)
 Turkey, 2008 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  Czech Republic)
Largest deficit overcome in a draw
3 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Yugoslavia, 2000 (coming from 0–3 down to draw 3–3 vs  Slovenia)
Most goals scored in extra time, both teams
3 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 France (3) vs  Portugal (2), 1984
Most goals scored in a final, one team
4 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Spain, vs Italy, 2012
Most goals scored in a final, both teams
4 goals, on two occasions, as follows:
 Czech Republic (2) vs  West Germany (2), 1976
 Italy (0) vs  Spain (4), 2012
Fewest goals scored in a final, both teams
1 goal, on three occasions, as follows:
 Greece (1) vs  Portugal (0), 2004
 Spain (1) vs  Germany (0), 2008
 Portugal (1) vs  France (0), 2016
Biggest margin of victory in a final
4 goals, on one occasion: as follows:
 Spain (4) vs  Italy (0), 2012
Largest deficit overcome in a win in a final
1 goal, on three occasions, as follows:
 Soviet Union, 1960 (coming from 0–1 down to win 2–1 after extra time vs  Yugoslavia)
 Germany, 1996 (coming from 0–1 down to win 2–1 after extra time vs  Czech Republic)
 France, 2000 (coming from 0–1 down to win 2–1 after extra time vs  Italy)
Most individual goalscorers for one team, one match
4 individual goalscorers, on seven occasions, as follows:
 Yugoslavia vs  France, 1960 (Milan Galić, Ante Žanetić, Tomislav Knez, Dražan Jerković)
 Denmark vs  Yugoslavia, 1984 (Frank Arnesen, Klaus Berggreen, Preben Elkjær, John Lauridsen)
 Sweden vs  Bulgaria, 2004 (Fredrik Ljungberg, Henrik Larsson, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marcus Allbäck)
 Germany vs  Greece, 2012 (Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose, Marco Reus)
 Spain vs  Italy, 2012 (David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata)
 Hungary vs  Belgium, 2016 (Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco)
 France vs  Iceland, 2016 (Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann)
Most individual goalscorers for one team, one tournament
8 individual goalscorers, on one occasion, as follows:
 Germany, 2012 (Mario Gómez, Lukas Podolski, Lars Bender, Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose, Marco Reus, Mesut Özil)

Tournament[edit]

Most goals scored in a tournament
108 goals, 2016
Fewest goals scored in a tournament
7 goals, 1968
Fewest goals scored in a tournament (since 1980)
27 goals, 1980
Most goals per match in a tournament
4.75 goals per match, 1976
Most goals per match in a tournament (since 1980)
2.74 goals per match, 2000
Fewest goals per match in a tournament
1.4 goals per match, 1968
Fewest goals per match in a tournament (since 1980)
1.93 goals per match, 1980
Most scorers in a tournament
76, 2016
Most players scoring at least two goals in a tournament
20, 2000
Most players scoring at least three goals in a tournament
8, 2004
Most players scoring at least four goals in a tournament
3, 2000 & 2004
Most players scoring at least five goals in a tournament
2, 2000
Goalscoring by tournament
Year Teams Matches Goals Top scorer Average goals
1960 4 4 17 2 4.25
1964 4 4 13 2 3.25
1968 4 5 7 2 1.40
1972 4 4 10 4 2.50
1976 4 4 19 4 4.75
1980 8 14 27 3 1.93
1984 8 15 41 9 2.73
1988 8 15 34 5 2.27
1992 8 15 32 3 2.13
1996 16 31 64 5 2.06
2000 16 31 85 5 2.74
2004 16 31 77 5 2.48
2008 16 31 77 4 2.48
2012 16 31 76 3 2.45
2016 24 51 108 6 2.12

Most Goals and Highest Top Scorer in bold
Most and Fewest Avg in bold

Own goals[edit]

Anton Ondruš ( Czechoslovakia), vs Netherlands, 1976; Lyuboslav Penev ( Bulgaria), vs France, 1996; Dejan Govedarica ( Yugoslavia), vs Netherlands, 2000; Igor Tudor ( Croatia), vs France, 2004; Jorge Andrade ( Portugal), vs Netherlands, 2004; Glen Johnson ( England), vs Sweden, 2012; Ciaran Clark ( Republic of Ireland), vs Sweden, 2016; Birkir Már Sævarsson ( Iceland), vs Hungary, 2016; Gareth McAuley ( Northern Ireland), vs Wales, 2016

Top scoring teams by tournament[edit]

Teams listed in bold won the tournament.

Goalkeeping[edit]

Most clean sheets (matches without conceding)
9, Edwin van der Sar ( Netherlands, 1996–2008); Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2004–2012)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (finals)
509 mins, Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2012)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (qualifying)
644 mins, Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2010–2011)[27]
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (including qualifying)
784 mins (including 8 consecutive clean sheets), Dino Zoff ( Italy, 1975–1980)
Most goals conceded
21, Petr Čech ( Czech Republic, 2004–2016)
Most goals conceded, one tournament
13, Ivica Kralj ( Yugoslavia), 2000
Most goals conceded, one match
6, Ivica Kralj ( Yugoslavia), 2000 (vs  Netherlands)
Fewest goals conceded, one tournament, champions
1, of 3 matches Dino Zoff ( Italy, 1968); of 6 matches Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2012)
Fewest goals conceded, one tournament
1, of 3 matches Dino Zoff ( Italy, 1968); of 3 matches Thomas Myhre ( Norway, 2000); of 5 matches Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2016); of 6 matches Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2012)

Coaching[edit]

Most matches coached
17, Joachim Löw ( Germany, 2008–2016)
Most matches won
11, Joachim Löw ( Germany, 2008–2016)
Most championships
no coach has won the title on more than one occasion
Most tournaments
4, Lars Lagerbäck, ( Sweden, 2000–2008;  Iceland, 2016)
Most nations coached
2, Guus Hiddink ( Netherlands, 1996;  Russia, 2008); Giovanni Trapattoni ( Italy, 2004;  Republic of Ireland, 2012); Dick Advocaat ( Netherlands, 2004;  Russia, 2012); Lars Lagerbäck ( Sweden, 2000–2008;  Iceland, 2016); Fernando Santos ( Greece, 2012;  Portugal, 2016)
Most consecutive tournaments with same team
3, Lars Lagerbäck, ( Sweden, 2000–2008); Joachim Löw ( Germany, 2008–2016)
Most consecutive wins
5, Michel Hidalgo ( France, 1984); Rinus Michels ( Netherlands, 1988–1992)
Most consecutive matches without a loss
8, Rinus Michels ( Netherlands, 1988–1992); Vicente del Bosque ( Spain, 2012–2016)
Youngest coach
36 years and 333 days, Srečko Katanec ( Slovenia vs  Yugoslavia, 2000)[28]
Oldest coach
73 years and 93 days, Giovanni Trapattoni ( Republic of Ireland vs  Italy, 2012)[28]
Most championship wins as player and head coach
2, Berti Vogts,  Germany (1972 as non-playing squad member; 1996 as coach)
Most appearances as player and head coach
20, Didier Deschamps,  France (1992, 1996 & 2000 as player; 2016 as coach)
Final appearances as both player and head coach
2, Dino Zoff,  Italy (1968 as player, 2000 as coach); Didier Deschamps,  France (2000 as player, 2016 as coach)

Refereeing[edit]

Most tournaments
3, Anders Frisk ( Sweden, 1996–2004), Kim Milton Nielsen ( Denmark, 1996–2004)
Most matches refereed, overall
8, Anders Frisk ( Sweden, 1996–2004)
Most matches refereed, one tournament
4, Anders Frisk ( Sweden, 2004), Roberto Rosetti ( Italy, 2008), Pedro Proença ( Portugal, 2012), Damir Skomina ( Slovenia, 2016), Nicola Rizzoli ( Italy, 2016), Mark Clattenburg ( England, 2016)

Discipline[edit]

Fastest sending off
24th minute, Éric Abidal ( France), vs  Italy, 2008
Fastest penalty kick conceded
1 minute, Paul Pogba ( France vs  Republic of Ireland, 2016)
Latest sending off
117th minute, Nuno Gomes ( Portugal), vs  France, 2000
Most cards (all-time, player)
8, Giorgos Karagounis ( Greece, 2004–2012)[7]
Most cautions (all-time, player)
8, Giorgos Karagounis ( Greece, 2004–2012)[7]
Most sendings off (all-time, player)
2, Radoslav Látal ( Czech Republic, 1996 and 2000)
Most sendings off (tournament)
10 (in 31 games), 2000
Most sendings off (all-time, team)
3,  Czech Republic,  France,  Netherlands,  Russia and  Yugoslavia
Most sendings off (match, both teams)
3,  Czechoslovakia (1) vs  Netherlands (2), 1976
Most sendings off (final match)
1, Yvon Le Roux,  France vs  Spain, 1984
Most cautions (tournament)
205 (in 51 matches), 2016
Most cautions (match, both teams)
10,  Czech Republic (4) vs  Germany (6), 1996 (first round);[29]  Czech Republic (6) vs  Portugal (4), 1996;[30]  Italy (6) vs  Netherlands (4), 2000;[31]  Portugal (6) vs  France (4), 2016
Most cautions (final match, both teams)
10,  Portugal (6) vs  France (4), 2016

Attendance[edit]

Highest in a Finals match & highest in a final
79,115,  Soviet Union vs  Spain, 21 June 1964, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain, 1964
Lowest in a Finals match
3,869,  Hungary vs  Denmark, 20 June 1964, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain, 1964
Highest average attendance per match
59,847, 1968
Highest total attendance (tournament)
2,427,303, 2016
Lowest average attendance per match
19,740, 1960
Lowest total attendance (tournament)
78,958, 1960
Attendances by tournament
Year Matches Attendance
Total Average Lowest Highest
1960 4 78,958 19,740 TCH  FRA 3rd-place play-off 9,438 FRA  YUG Semi-finals 26,370
1964 4 156,253 39,063 HUN  DEN 3rd-place play-off 3,869 ESP  URS Final 79,115
1968 5 299,233 59,847 YUG  ENG Semi-finals 21,834 ITA  YUG Final 85,000
1972 4 121,880 30,470 HUN  BEL 3rd-place play-off 10,000 BEL  FRG Semi-finals 55,669
1976 4 106,087 26,522 NED  YUG 3rd-place play-off 6,766 YUG  FRG Semi-finals 50,562
1980 14 345,463 24,676 GRE  TCH Group stage 4,726 ENG  ITA Group stage 59,646
1984 15 597,639 39,843 ROU  ESP Group stage 17,102 FRA  POR Semi-finals 54,848
1988 15 888,645 59,243 IRL  URS Group stage 38,308 URS  NED Final 72,308
1992 15 430,111 28,674 SCO  CIS Group stage 14,660 DEN  GER Final 37,800
1996 31 1,276,137 41,166 BUL  ROU Group stage 19,107 SCO  ENG Group stage 76,864
2000 31 1,122,833 36,220 YUG  SVN Group stage 16,478 ITA  -  NED Semi-finals 51,300
2004 31 1,156,473 37,306 ITA  BUL Group stage 16,002 POR  ENG Quarter-finals 65,000
2008 31 1,140,902 36,803 TUR  CZE Group stage 23,871 GER  ESP Final 51,428
2012 31 1,440,896 46,479 DEN  POR Group stage 31,840 SWE  ENG Group Stage 64,640
2016 51 2,427,303 47,594 RUS  WAL Group stage 28,840 FRA  ISL Quarter-finals 76,833

Penalty shootouts[edit]

For more details, see a complete list of all penalty shoot-outs.

Most shootouts, team, all-time
5,  Italy
Most shootouts, team, tournament
2,  England, 1996;  France, 1996;  Poland, 2016
Most shootouts, all teams, tournament
4, 1996
Most wins, team, all-time
3,  Czech Republic,  Spain
Most losses, team, all-time
3,  England,  Italy,  Netherlands
Most shootouts with 100% record (all won)
3,  Czech Republic
Most shootouts with 0% record (all lost)
1,  Croatia,  Sweden,   Switzerland
Most successful kicks, shootout, one team
9 (out of 9),  Czechoslovakia, vs Italy, 1980
Most successful kicks, shootout, both teams
17 (out of 18),  Czechoslovakia (9) vs  Italy (8), 1980
Most successful kicks, team, all-time
22 (out of 31),  Italy
Most successful kicks, team, tournament
10,  France, 1996 (in 2 shootouts)
Most successful kicks, all teams, tournament
37, 1996 (in 4 shootouts)
Most successful kicks, player
2, Zinedine Zidane, Youri Djorkaeff, Bixente Lizarazu, Vincent Guérin, Laurent Blanc ( France, 1996); Alan Shearer, David Platt, Stuart Pearce, Paul Gascoigne ( England, 1996); Patrick Kluivert ( Netherlands, 1996–2000); Cesc Fàbregas ( Spain, 2008–2012); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004 & 2016); Nani ( Portugal, 2012–2016); Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Glik ( Poland, 2016)
Most kicks taken, shootout, both teams
18,  Czechoslovakia (9) vs  Italy (9), 1980;  Germany (9) vs  Italy (9), 2016
Most kicks taken, team, all-time
31,  Italy (in 5 shootouts)
Most kicks taken, team, tournament
11,  France, 1996 (in 2 shootouts)
Most kicks taken, all teams, tournament
42, 1996 (in 4 shootouts)
Most kicks missed, shootout, one team
4,  Italy, vs Germany, 2016
Most kicks missed, shootout, both teams
7,  Germany (3) vs  Italy (4), 2016
Most kicks missed, team, all-time
9,  Italy (in 5 shootouts)
Most kicks missed, team, tournament
4,  Italy, 2016 (in 1 shootout)
Most kicks missed, all teams, tournament
9, 2016 (in 3 shootouts)
Fewest successful kicks, shootout, one team
1,  Netherlands, vs Italy, 2000;  Croatia, vs Turkey, 2008
Fewest successful kicks, shootout, both teams
4,  Italy (3) vs  Netherlands (1), 2000;  Turkey (3) vs  Croatia (1), 2008
Most saves, all-time
3, Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2008–2012); Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2008–2016)
Most saves, tournament
2, Francesco Toldo ( Italy, 2000); Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2008); Manuel Neuer ( Germany, 2016)
Most saves, shootout
2, Francesco Toldo ( Italy), vs Netherlands, 2000; Iker Casillas ( Spain), vs Italy, 2008; Manuel Neuer ( Germany), vs Italy, 2016

All-time tables[edit]

Finals[edit]

Rank Ranking of teams based on total points
Team National team
Participations Number of Finals participations
Matches Total number of games played
W/D/L Win-Draw-Loss record
F/A Number of goals scored/conceded
Points Total points (3 for a win, 1 for a draw)
Points per match Average points per match
Win percentage Average wins per match (valuing a tie as worth half a win)
Legend
Team has won the European Championship
Team has qualified for the main tournament
As of all matches played on 10 July 2016
Rank
Team Participations Matches W D L GF GA GD Points Points per match Win percentage
01.  Germany[32] 12 49 26 12 11 72 48 24 90 1.84 65.31%
02.  France 9 39 20 9 10 62 44 18 69 1.77 62.82%
03.  Spain 10 40 19 11 10 55 36 19 68 1.70 61.25%
04.  Italy 9 38 16 16 6 39 27 12 64 1.68 63.16%
05.  Portugal 7 35 18 9 8 49 31 18 63 1.80 64.29%
06.  Netherlands 9 35 17 8 10 57 37 20 59 1.69 60%
07.  Czech Republic[33] 9 32 13 6 13 42 43 −1 45 1.41 50%
08.  Russia[34] 11 33 12 7 14 38 45 −7 43 1.30 46.97%
09.  England 9 31 10 11 10 40 35 5 41 1.32 50%
10.  Croatia 5 18 8 5 5 23 20 3 29 1.61 58.33%
11.  Denmark 8 27 7 6 14 30 43 −13 27 1.00 37.04%
12.  Belgium 5 17 7 2 8 22 25 −3 23 1.35 47.06%
13.  Sweden 6 20 5 6 9 25 24 1 21 1.05 40%
14.  Greece 4 16 5 3 8 14 20 −6 18 1.13 40.63%
15.  Turkey 4 15 4 2 9 13 22 −9 14 0.93 33.33%
16.  Wales 1 6 4 0 2 10 6 4 12 2.00 66.67%
17.  Poland 3 11 2 6 3 7 9 −2 12 1.09 45.45%
18.   Switzerland 4 13 2 5 6 8 15 −7 11 0.85 34.62%
19.  Yugoslavia 5 14 3 2 9 22 39 −17 11 0.79 28.57%
20.  Iceland 1 5 2 2 1 8 9 −1 8 1.60 60%
21.  Hungary 3 8 2 2 4 11 14 −3 8 1.00 37.5%
22.  Republic of Ireland 3 10 2 2 6 6 17 −11 8 0.80 30%
23.  Romania 5 16 1 5 10 10 21 −11 8 0.50 21.88%
24.  Scotland 2 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7 1.17 41.67%
25.  Norway 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 1.33 50%
26.  Slovakia 1 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 1.00 37.5%
27.  Bulgaria 2 6 1 1 4 4 13 −9 4 0.67 25%
28.  Albania 1 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 3 1.00 33.33%
29.  Northern Ireland 1 4 1 0 3 2 3 −1 3 0.75 25%
30.  Ukraine 2 6 1 0 5 2 9 −7 3 0.50 16.67%
31.  Slovenia 1 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2 0.67 33.33%
32.  Austria 2 6 0 2 4 2 7 −5 2 0.33 16.67%
33.  Latvia 1 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1 0.33 16.67%

Qualifying matches[edit]

Rank Ranking of teams based on points per match
Team National team
Participations Number of participations
Matches Total number of games played
W/D/L Win-Draw-Loss record
F/A Number of goals scored/conceded
Points Total points (3 for a win, 1 for a draw)
Points per match Average points per match
Legend
Team has won the European Championship
Team has qualified for the main tournament
Team hasn't qualified for the main tournament
Team is defunct (and hasn't qualified for the main tournament)

Up to and including the Euro 2016 qualification.

Notes:

Rank
Team Participations Matches W D L F A Points Points per match
01.  Germany[32] 12 98 69 20 9 237 61 227 2.32
02.  Spain 15 115 81 16 18 283 86 259 2.25
03.  England 13 100 66 24 10 221 58 222 2.22
04.  Czech Republic[33] 15 116 76 21 19 238 91 249 2.15
05.  Croatia 6 62 40 14 8 118 39 133 2.15
06.  Netherlands 13 109 71 15 23 250 85 228 2.09
07.  Russia[36] 15 120 73 29 18 235 86 248 2.07
08.  Italy 13 108 64 30 14 187 72 222 2.06
09.  France 13 102 59 26 17 206 85 203 1.99
10.  Portugal 14 107 61 24 22 194 101 207 1.93
11.  Romania 15 115 59 35 21 208 101 212 1.84
12.  Sweden 13 104 55 23 26 174 102 188 1.81
13.  Serbia[37] 14 104 55 25 24 186 109 187 1.80
14.  Belgium 13 104 49 26 29 170 112 173 1.66
15.  Scotland 13 110 52 26 32 166 119 182 1.65
16.  Greece 14 109 52 22 35 158 122 178 1.63
17.  Denmark 15 115 53 26 36 185 139 185 1.61
18.  Poland 14 100 44 27 29 164 110 159 1.59
19.  Slovakia 6 60 28 10 22 94 77 94 1.57
20.  East Germany 8 46 20 12 14 76 57 72 1.57
21.  Ukraine 5 54 23 15 16 73 53 84 1.56
22.  Republic of Ireland 15 121 50 36 35 183 136 186 1.54
23.  Bulgaria 15 113 49 26 38 157 120 173 1.53
24.  Austria 14 99 45 16 38 183 146 151 1.53
25.   Switzerland 13 92 39 22 31 153 116 139 1.51
26.  Hungary 15 121 52 26 43 197 161 182 1.50
27.  Turkey 15 110 44 27 39 134 149 159 1.45
28.  Israel 6 60 25 11 24 96 79 86 1.43
29.  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 54 22 10 22 74 76 76 1.41
30.  Wales 14 104 41 21 42 125 133 144 1.38
31.  Slovenia 6 66 25 14 27 83 80 89 1.35
32.  Northern Ireland 14 110 40 25 45 120 138 145 1.31
33.  Norway 15 114 43 20 51 147 158 149 1.31
34.  Latvia 6 62 20 13 29 67 88 73 1.18
35.  Lithuania 6 58 20 8 30 50 83 68 1.17
36.  Montenegro 2 20 6 5 9 17 23 23 1.15
37.  Finland 13 104 27 24 53 109 162 105 1.01
38.  Georgia 6 60 16 8 36 63 89 56 0.93
39.  Belarus 6 58 14 12 32 49 87 54 0.93
40.  Iceland 12 96 24 17 55 81 146 89 0.93
41.  Estonia 6 62 15 8 39 47 103 53 0.85
42.  Armenia 6 58 12 12 34 51 85 48 0.83
43.  Macedonia 6 58 11 14 33 59 90 47 0.81
44.  Albania 12 91 16 22 53 72 159 70 0.77
45.  Moldova 6 58 11 9 38 51 114 42 0.72
46.  Cyprus 13 104 16 14 74 83 268 62 0.60
47.  Kazakhstan 3 34 4 7 23 24 63 19 0.56
48.  Azerbaijan 6 60 6 9 45 36 147 27 0.45
49.  Liechtenstein 6 58 5 7 46 19 176 22 0.38
50.  Faroe Islands 7 68 6 6 56 40 182 24 0.35
51.  Luxembourg 14 109 7 10 92 44 303 31 0.28
52.  Malta 13 102 3 14 85 49 288 23 0.23
53.  San Marino 7 66 0 1 65 7 289 1 0.02
54.  Gibraltar 1 10 0 0 10 2 56 0 0.00
55.  Andorra 5 50 0 0 50 11 149 0 0.00

Others[edit]

Taulant Xhaka ( Albania) and Granit Xhaka (  Switzerland) became the first siblings in the entire UEFA European Championship history to play against each other, on 11 June 2016.[38][39]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Euro 2012 analysis: Sublime Spain sweep aside 'boring' tag". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ionescu, Romeo (2008). The Complete Results and Line-ups of the European Football Championships 1958–2008. Cleethorpes: Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 978-1-86223-172-6. 
  3. ^ Saffer, Paul (4 March 2016). "Spain break curse of the European champions". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 12 July 2016. No team had successfully defended the UEFA European Championship title until world and continental champions Spain did what 12 previous holders had not managed... Spain went into the UEFA EURO 2012 final as reigning champions and FIFA World Cup holders and duly pulled off an unprecedented feat. 
  4. ^ In 2000,  France defeated Denmark and Czech Republic (the successor team of Czechoslovakia) in the group stage, Spain in the quarter-finals and Italy in the final.
  5. ^ Excluding automatic qualification as host, as reigning champion, or by invitation.
  6. ^ "The longest winning runs in EURO history". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. EURO's longest winning runs, qualifying and final tournaments combined: 14: Germany – 03/09/10-22/06/12 12: France – 25/06/00-13/06/04 10: Czech Republic – 06/09/98-09/10/99 10: Spain – 26/06/08-11/10/11 10: England – 08/09/14-

    There are two other teams who could overhaul Germany's record this summer, having finished qualifying with impressive winning sequences under their belts … 9: Austria – 09/10/14- 8: Spain – 12/10/14-
     
  7. ^ a b c d "Sorry - this page has been removed.". Retrieved 23 June 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  8. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo's record-breaking EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016. A starter in the final against France, he (Cristiano Ronaldo) has now set the bar at 21 EURO appearances. 21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) 17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) 16: Lilian Thuram (France), Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain), Andrés Iniesta (Spain) 15: Sergio Ramos (Spain), David Silva (Spain) 
  9. ^ "Teenager Willems breaks Scifo's record". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2016. Defender Jetro Willems became the youngest player to tread the EURO stage when he appeared in the Netherlands' Group B opener with Denmark aged 18 years and 71 days. 
  10. ^ "Renato Sanches surpasses Ronaldo as youngest ever finalist". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. Renato Sanches was in Portugal's starting XI for the UEFA EURO 2016 final, meaning the midfielder broke Cristiano Ronaldo's record as the youngest finalist and then became the youngest winner... Renato Sanches became the youngest player to appear in a UEFA EURO 2016 final – and then also to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup. 
  11. ^ "Norway's Martin Odegaard becomes youngest ever player to appear in European Championship qualifier aged 15". telegraph.co.uk. London, United Kingdom. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2016. Odegaard breaks 31-year-old record, coming off the bench for qualifier against Bulgaria aged 15 years and 300 days 
  12. ^ "Király joins EURO's greatest oldies". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. Oldest player to appear: Gábor Király (40 years and 74 days) No longer fated to be remembered solely for his choice of trousers, 'Pyjama Man' took the field with Hungary in their UEFA EURO 2016 opener against Austria at the age of 40 years and 74 days. 
  13. ^ "Király joins EURO's greatest oldies". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. Oldest outfield player to appear: Lothar Matthäus (39 years and 91 days) Matthäus's appearance against Portugal at UEFA EURO 2000 had made him the oldest player to figure at a UEFA European Championship – until Király's intervention – and also marked his 150th and final cap for Germany. 
  14. ^ "Király joins EURO's greatest oldies". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. Oldest player in a final: Jens Lehmann (38 years and 232 days) Following a successful career with Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, Lehmann was on course to bow out of international football on a high in 2008, only to be denied a winners' medal by Spain. 
  15. ^ "Király joins EURO's greatest oldies". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. Oldest player to win: Arnold Mühren (37 years and 23 days) The 1988 final in Munich will forever be remembered for Van Basten's volley but few know the significance of Mühren's appearance. The former Ajax, Twente, Ipswich Town and Manchester United midfielder delivered the ball for Van Basten to give the Dutch a two-goal lead and he remains the oldest member of any winning team. 
  16. ^ "Király joins EURO's greatest oldies". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. Oldest player to score: Ivica Vastic (38 years and 257 days) The former Sturm Graz and Austria Wien man came off the bench with 26 minutes left against Poland in a UEFA EURO 2008 group game and kept his cool in added time to salvage a draw for Austria from the penalty spot. It was his 14th national-team goal on his 50th outing and made him the oldest player to score at a final tournament. 
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  20. ^ Defined as a player who played all matches for a team that reached the final or the third-place match, meaning their team played the maximum number of matches.
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  26. ^ "The highest-scoring games in EURO history". uefa.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. Starting with a nine-goal thriller in the opening match of the inaugural tournament in 1960, UEFA.com looks at the highest-scoring fixtures in UEFA European Championship history...

    1960 semi-finals: France 4-5 Yugoslavia

    The opening game of the inaugural tournament produced an encounter barely matched for drama in the 56 years since. Early blows were traded before France went 2-1 up just before half-time, yet there was little sign of the explosion of goals to come. Les Bleus doubled their advantage twice – either side of Ante Žanetić's 55th-minute effort – to lead 4-2 with a quarter of an hour left, but three goals in five minutes turned the match on its head in remarkable fashion.
     
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  32. ^ a b includes results of  West Germany between 1972–1988
  33. ^ a b includes results of  Czechoslovakia between 1960–1980
  34. ^ includes results of  Soviet Union between 1960–1988 and  CIS in 1992
  35. ^ European Championship 1968, rsssf.com
  36. ^ includes results of  Soviet Union from 1960–1992
  37. ^ includes results of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia/ Yugoslavia from 1960–1992 and in 2000, and  Serbia and Montenegro in 2004
  38. ^ Xhaka brothers poised to face each other at EURO - UEFA EURO - News UEFA.com
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