European Championship


Has been played since 1960, originally as "Nations Cup". From 1960 until 1976, 4 teams qualified for the final tournament, from 1980 until 1992, 8 teams made it there, and from 1996 to 2012 16 teams entered the final showpiece. The 2016 tournament will have 24 teams qualifying from the initial group stage, with the subsequent matches staged in more than a dozen countries before the final showdown in France.


Palmares

1960 Soviet Union
1964 Spain
1968 Italy
1972 West Germany
1976 Czechoslovakia
1980 West Germany
1984 France
1988 Netherlands
1992 Denmark
1996 Germany
2000 France
2004 Greece
2008 Spain
2012 Spain
2016 

Countrywise list of winners

(West) Germany            3
Spain                     3

France                    2

Czechoslovakia            1
Denmark                   1
Greece                    1
Italy                     1
Netherlands               1
Soviet Union              1


Finals

1960    Soviet Union        2-1 Yugoslavia                 AET
        [Final tournament in France]
1964    Spain               2-1 Soviet Union
        [Final tournament in Spain]
1968    Italy               1-1 Yugoslavia                 AET
 replay Italy               2-0 Yugoslavia
        [Final tournament in Italy]
1972    West Germany        3-0 Soviet Union
        [Final tournament in Belgium]
1976    Czechoslovakia      2-2 West Germany               AET,  5-3 pen
        [Final tournament in Yugoslavia]
1980    West Germany        2-1 Belgium
        [Final tournament in Italy]
1984    France              2-0 Spain
        [Final tournament in France]
1988    Netherlands         2-0 Soviet Union
        [Final tournament in West Germany]
1992    Denmark             2-0 Germany
        [Final tournament in Sweden]
1996    Germany             2-1 Czech Republic             ASDET
        [Final tournament in England]
2000    France              2-1 Italy                      ASDET
        [Final tournament in Belgium and the Netherlands]
2004    Greece              1-0 Portugal
        [Final tournament in Portugal]
2008    Spain               1-0 Germany
        [Final tournament in Austria and Switzerland]
2012    Spain               4-0 Italy
        [Final tournament in Poland and Ukraine]
2016 
        [Final tournament in France]
 

               winners   finalists   semifinalists
(West) Germany    3          6           8
Spain             3          4           4
France            2          2           4
Soviet Union      1          4           5
Italy             1          3           5
Netherlands       1          1           5
Czechoslovakia    1          1           3
Denmark           1          1           3
Greece            1          1           1
Yugoslavia                   2           3
Portugal                     1           4
Belgium                      1           2
Czech Republic               1           2
England                                  2
Hungary                                  2
Russia                                   1
Sweden                                   1
Turkey                                   1
                 14         28          56

All-Time Rankings

Topscorers 1960-2012

UEFA Teams of Tournament


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Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 20 Nov 2014

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