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UEFA Euro Championship winners list

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2020 – Italy – Held 2021

2016 Portugal

2012 Spain

2008 Spain

2004 Greece

2000 France

1996 Germany

1992 Denmark

1988 Netherlands

1984 France

1980 Germany

1976 Czechoslovakia

1972 Germany

1968 Italy

1964 Spain

1960 France

 

Most successful teams in the UEFA Euro Championship

 

Germany

Titles – 3

Years Won: 1972, 1980, 1996

Germany is the most successful team in the UEFA Euro nations Championship, alongside Spain with three titles.

Germany won its first title in 1972, held by Belgium and eight years after, Germany added a second title in 1980, held in Italy.

 

Spain

Titles – 3

Years Won: 1964, 2008, 2012.

Spain is also another top side in the UEFA Euro Nations Championship with three titles and is joint number one alongside Germany. Currently, Spain holds the record as the only team in the history of the competition to win consecutive titles, winning the UEFA Euro Championship back to back between 2008 and 2012.

 

Spain’s Euro 2008 triumph

The country’s men’s senior national, known as the La Roja (The Red One), won the 2008 UEFA Euro Nations Championship hosted by Austria and Switzerland. In the final match, Spain defeated Germany to emerge Champions of the continent, stopping the Germans from becoming record winners of the Competition.

 

France

Titles – 2

Years Won: 1984, 2000.

France is the second most successful team in the UEFA Euro Nations Championship with two titles. The French won the 1984 edition it hosted.

 

France 2000 Euro win – In the final match, Runners up Italy were on the verge of lifting a Euro and were almost edging towards the last sound of the whistle before Wiltord on the death of 90 (90+3).

However, France eventually won the title courtesy of a Golden goal scored by Trezeguet in the 103rd minute of the game.

 

Soviet Union

Titles – 1

Years Won: 1960 (First Edition of the competition hosted by France).

 

The Soviet Union became the first nation to be crowned Champions of Europe in the inaugural edition hosted by France in 1960.

Then called the European Nations Cup, the Soviet Union defeated Yugoslavia in the final after extra time to lift its first title.

 

Italy

Titles – 2

Years Won: 1968, 2021.

Italy has also won the UEFA Euro Nations Championship once in the entire history of the country’s participation in the continent’s highest men’s national football tournament.

 

Czech Republic

Titles – 1

Years Won: 1976.

The Czech Republic has also won the title once.

 

Netherlands

Titles – 1

Years Won: 1988.

The Dutch national men’s Football team is another side that has won the Euros at least once.

 

Denmark

Titles – 1

Years Won: 1992

The Danish national football team also boost the European Championship at least once in its entire history.

 

Greece

Titles – 1

Years Won: 2004.

The Greek national men’s national football team was also winners of the Euro Nations Championship in 2004, hosted by Portugal.

 

The Greek national team surprised the whole of Europe by lifting the competition against all odds, having some of the tournament’s finest players, including Theodoros Zagorakis, Angelos Charisteas etc.

 

Portugal

Titles – 1

Years Won: 2016.

Portugal won the Euro 2016 Edition hosted by France. The Portuguese were runners up in the 2004 Championship hosted on its home soil.

 

 

The UEFA European Championships winners is a list showing the Champions of the competition since its inception in 1960. After the FIFA World Cup, Euros is considered the next biggest Football Competition before others, including Copa America, Gold Cup, Asian Cup and African Cup of Nations.

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