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Euro 2020

EURO, records and key figures UEFA EURO 2020 – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith

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Key Stats
Spain and Germany (West) won the most EURO (three each)
Only Spain (in 2012) successfully defended the title
Cristiano Ronaldo is the co-best scorer in the euro finals
Ronaldo could be the first player to play in five EURO in 2020

Players

Matches played
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)

Matches played (including playoffs)

Cristiano Ronaldo and the trophy in 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo and the trophy in 2016©/Getty Images

58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)

Goals
9: Michel Platini (France)
9: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Alan Shearer (England)

Goals (including playoffs)
40: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)

Most goals in a single finals match

Highlights: Kluivert's hat-trick in the quarter-finals of Euro 2000

Highlights: Kluivert’s hat-trick in the quarter-finals of Euro 2000

3: Dieter Muller (West Germany 4-2 Yugoslavia, semi-finals 17/06/76)
3: Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 14/06/80)
3: Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 16/06/84)
3: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 19/06/84)
3: Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 15/06/88)
3: Sérgio Conceiçao (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 20/06/00)
3: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 25/06/00)
3: David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 10/06/08)

Most goals in a single final set
9: Michel Platini (France, 1984)

Fastest goal
1:7: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)

Fastest triple
18 min: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Youngest player
18 years 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)

Youngest goalscorer
18 years 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)

Oldest player
40 years 86 days: Gobor Kirily (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)

Oldest goalscorer

Ivica Vastic scores at UEFA EURO 2008

Ivica Vastic scores at UEFA EURO 2008©Getty Images

38 years 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)

Most final sets
4: Lothar Matthus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
4: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
4: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
4: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
4: Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
4: Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Petr Eech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Kim Kollstrum (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Jaroslav Plail (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Tomo Rosick (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
4: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Top scorers by tournament

Michel Platini scored nine goals in the 1984 finals

Michel Platini scored nine goals in the 1984 finals©Getty Images

1960: 2 François Heutte (France), Viktor Ponedelnik (USSR), Valentin Ivanov (USSR), Draaan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia), Milan Galio (Yugoslavia)
1964: 2 Jess Maria Pereda (Spain), Ferenc Bene (Hungary), Desza Novok (Hungary)
1968: 2 Dragan Daaji (Yugoslavia)
1972: 4 Gerd Muller (West Germany)
1976: 4 Dieter Muller (West Germany)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (West Germany)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (France)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (Denmark), Karl-Heinz Riedle (Germany), Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands), Tomas Brolin (Sweden)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (England)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands), Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia)
2004: 5 Milan Baroo (Czech Republic)
2008: 4 David Villa (Spain)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (Spain), Alan Dzagoev (Russia), Mario Gomez (Germany), Mario Mand-uki (Croatia), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (France)

Teams

Most triumphs in the finals

Spain celebrates defending its title in 2012

Spain celebrates defending its title in 2012©Getty Images

3: Spain (1964, 2008, 2012), Germany/West Germany (1972, 1980, 1996)

Most finals (excluding UEFA EURO 2020)
12: Germany/West Germany

Most goals in a single final set
14: France (1984)

More goals in a single group stage
9: France (1984), Netherlands (2008)

Most goals conceded in a single group stage
10: Yugoslavia (1984)

Matches

Most goals in a game
France 4-5 Yugoslavia (semi-final, 06/07/60)

Larger victories
6-1: Netherlands – Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden – Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark – Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France – Belgium (16/06/84)

Draws with the most goals
Russia 3-3 Czech Republic (group stage, 19/06/96)
Yugoslavia 3-3 Slovenia (group stage, 13/06/00)
Hungary 3-3 Portugal (group stage, 22/06/16)

Countries never represented
Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Gibraltar, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, San Marino

Various

Italy celebrates its victory in 1968

Italy celebrates its victory in 1968©Getty Images

Only three teams have won the competition on their soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984)
In 2012, Spain became the first team to retain its title. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) lost in the final the year after their coronation.
Eight players have won two finals: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fàbregas, David Silva, Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso. Rainer Bonhof won two league medals with West Germany (1972, 1980), but did not play a single game.
Berti Vogts won the EURO as a player with West Germany in 1972 and then as coach of Germany in 1996, becoming the only man to have won it as a player and coach.
Three teams have already been European champions and world champions at the same time: Spain, which won UEFA EURO 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA EURO 2012; West Germany, which won the continental title in 1972 before establishing itself on the world stage two years later; France, who first won the World Cup in 1998 before winning UEFA EURO 2000.
Nine players won the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League and a EURO in the same year:
Luis Suarez (Internazionale and Spain, 1964)
Ronald Koeman (PSV and Netherlands, 1988)
Barry van Aerle (PSV and Netherlands, 1988)
Hans van Breucklen (PSV and Netherlands, 1988)
Gerald Vanenburg (PSV and Netherlands, 1988)
Juan Mata (Chelsea and Spain, 2012)
Fernando Torres (Chelsea and Spain, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal, 2016)
Pepe (Real Madrid and Portugal, 2016)
Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka were both close to joining this list. Winner of the Champions Cup with PSV in 1988, Kieft remained on the bench during the European triumph of Oranje. Even destin for Anelka, who won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid CF in 2000, but did not play in the EURO final the same year. His team-mate at Real and in the French team, Christian Karembeu, is the only one to have remained on the bench for both the European Cup final and the EURO final in the same year.
In 2008, Germany’s Michael Ballack, then playing for Chelsea FC, became the first player to lose the European Cup and EURO finals the same year.
Four players lost a European Cup final before winning the EURO a few weeks later: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).

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