European Football Championship

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The UEFA European Championship is the main national football competition of the UEFA nations. Held every four years since 1960, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship in 1968.

Until 1976 only four teams entered the final tournament. From 1980 eight teams competed and from 1996 sixteen teams played in the tournament. The competing teams are chosen by a series of qualifying games: in 1960 and 1964 through home and away play-offs; from 1968 through qualifying leagues and also play-off games. The host country/countries qualifies automatically.

The Soviet Union won the inaugural competition; Germany triumphed three times, twice as West Germany. France is the only other team to win the tournament more than once.

Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champions Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1960
Details
France Missing image
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USSR
2 - 1
aet
Missing image
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Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia
2 - 0
France
1964
Details
Spain
Spain
2 - 1 Missing image
Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png



USSR

Hungary
3 - 1
aet

Denmark
1968
Details
Italy Missing image
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Italy
1 - 1
aet
Missing image
Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.png



Yugoslavia

England
2 - 0 Missing image
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USSR
Final replay: 2 - 0
1972
Details
Belgium
West Germany
3 - 0 Missing image
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USSR

Belgium
2 - 1
Hungary
1976
Details
Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
2 - 2
aet

West Germany

Netherlands
3 - 2
aet
Missing image
Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.png



Yugoslavia
5 - 3 on penalty shootout
1980
Details
Italy
West Germany
2 - 1
Belgium

Czechoslovakia
1 - 1 Missing image
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Italy
9 - 8 on penalty shootout
 
Year Host Champions Score Second Place Semifinalists
1984
Details
France
France
2 - 0
Spain

Denmark
and Missing image
Portugal_flag_large.png



Portugal
1988
Details
West Germany
Netherlands
2 - 0 Missing image
Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png



USSR

West Germany
and Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png



Italy
1992
Details
Sweden
Denmark
2 - 0
Germany

Netherlands
and
Sweden
1996
Details
England
Germany
2 - 1
asdet

Czech Republic

England
and
France
Match decided on golden goal
2000
Details
Belgium &
Netherlands

France
2 - 1
asdet
Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png



Italy

Netherlands
and Missing image
Portugal_flag_large.png



Portugal
Match decided on golden goal
2004
Details
Portugal
Greece
1 - 0 Missing image
Portugal_flag_large.png



Portugal

Czech Republic
and
Netherlands
2008
Details
Austria &
Switzerland




Total Wins

  • Germany 3 (1972, 1980, 1996)
  • France 2 (1984, 2000)
  • USSR 1 (1960)
  • Spain 1 (1964)
  • Italy 1 (1968)
  • Czechoslovakia 1 (1976)
  • Netherlands 1 (1988)
  • Denmark 1 (1992)
  • Greece 1 (2004)



European Football Championship

France 1960 | Spain 1964 | Italy 1968 | Belgium 1972 | Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980 | France 1984 | West Germany 1988 | Sweden 1992
England 1996 | Belgium/Netherlands 2000 | Portugal 2004 | Austria/Switzerland 2008

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