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UEFA EURO: Romania - Albania Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

RomaniaStade de Lyon - DecinesSunday 19 June 2016 - 21.00CETGroup A - Matchday 3#ROUALBAlbania
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2011QR (GS)Albania - Romania1-1TiranaSalihi 24; Luchin 77
03/09/2010QR (GS)Romania - Albania1-1Piatra NeamtStancu 80; Muzaka 87
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/2007QR (GS)Romania - Albania6-1
BucharestDică 22, 71 (P), Tamaş 53, D.Niculae 62, 65, Marica 69 (P); Kapllani 64
06/09/2006QR (GS)Albania - Romania0-2
TiranaDică 64, Mutu 74 (P)
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/10/1987PR (GS)Albania - Romania0-1
VloraKlein 58
25/03/1987PR (GS)Romania - Albania5-1
BucharestPiturca 2, Bölöni 42, Hagi 44 (P), Belodedici 54, Bumbescu 70; Kushta 35
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/05/1973QR (GS)Albania - Romania1-4
TiranaBizi 86; Dumitru 13, Troi 24, Taralunga 32, Dumitrache 52 (P)
29/10/1972QR (GS)Romania - Albania2-0
BucharestDobrin 39, Dembrovski 45
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

Romania have fond memories of Lyon as they prepare to take on Albania for the 17th time, with the latter hoping for a first victory since 1948 against the team they have played more than any other.

Previous meetings
• Albania have faced Romania on 16 occasions – more than any other nation – with the record W2 D4 L10. However, they have not won in the sides' last 13 meetings, since their third encounter in May 1948.

• Romania have yet to lose in eight competitive meetings with Albania (W6 D2 L0). Romania won the countries' first six competitive games until qualifying for UEFA EURO 2012, when the teams twice drew 1-1.

• Experienced Romania left-back Răzvan Raţ scored the only goal when the sides last met, in Yverdon, Switzerland, in a friendly in May 2014. Gianni De Biasi was Albania coach in that match.

Romania's EURO star: Ciprian Tătăruşanu

EURO facts – Romania
• In their only previous fixture in Lyon, Anghel Iordănescu's Romania defeated Colombia 1-0 in their 1998 FIFA World Cup opener. Viorel Moldovan, now Romania's assistant coach, played in that game, with Adrian Ilie scoring the stylish winning goal.

• Romania failed to win at their most recent final tournament, UEFA EURO 2008 (D2 L1), scoring only once in the process.

• Romania boasted the best defensive record in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, conceding just twice in their ten games and making it to the finals unbeaten (W5 D5).

EURO facts – Albania
• Albania are one of two sides, along with Iceland, making their major tournament debut at UEFA EURO 2016.

Albania: Top five goals in qualifying

• Albania's record in qualifying was W4 D2 L2.

• This game is taking place three days after De Biasi's 60th birthday.

Coach and player links
• Play together:
Vlad Chiriches (Romania) and Elseid Hysaj (Albania) – Napoli

• Have played together:
Răzvan Raţ (Romania) and Ergys Kaçe (Albania) – PAOK, 2014–15
Bogdan Stancu (Romania) and Lorik Cana (Albania) – Galatasaray, 2010–11

• Gabriel Torje made his senior international debut in a 1-1 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying draw against Albania on 3 September 2010. Stancu's goal in that game was his first for Romania.



Squad list Only this chapter

Romania - Squad list
Current season
1Costel Pantilimon01/02/198729Watford - 1000
12Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198630Fiorentina - 9020
23Silviu Lung04/06/198927Astra - 0000
2Alexandru Măţel17/10/198926Dinamo Zagreb - 1000
3Răzvan Raţ26/05/198135Rayo Vallecano*9020
4Cosmin Moţi03/12/198431Ludogorets - 0000
6Vlad Chiricheş14/11/198926Napoli*10020
15Valerică Găman25/02/198927Astra - 0000
16Steliano Filip15/05/199422Dinamo Bucureşti - 0010
21Dragoş Grigore07/09/198629Al-Sailiya*10020
22Cristian Săpunaru05/04/198432Pandurii - 0020
5Ovidiu Hoban27/12/198233H. Beer-Sheva - 8120
7Alexandru Chipciu18/05/198927Steaua*7020
8Mihai Pintilii09/11/198431Steaua - 8020
10Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199323Steaua - 0010
11Gabriel Torje22/11/198926Osmanlıspor - 9020
17Lucian Sânmărtean13/03/198036Al-Ittihad - 7000
18Andrei Prepeliţă08/12/198530Ludogorets*5010
20Adrian Popa24/07/198827Steaua*5010
9Denis Alibec05/01/199125Astra - 1010
13Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198629Ludogorets*6110
14Florin Andone11/04/199323Córdoba - 3020
19Bogdan Stancu28/06/198728Gençlerbirliği - 7222
-Anghel Iordănescu04/05/195066 - 7020
Albania - Squad list
Current season
1Etrit Berisha10/03/198927Lazio - 8020
12Orges Shehi25/09/197738Skënderbeu - 0000
23Alban Hoxha23/11/198728Partizani - 0000
2Andi Lila12/02/198630Giannina - 4010
4Elseid Hysaj20/02/199422Napoli - 6020
6Frédéric Veseli20/11/199223Lugano - 0010
7Ansi Agolli11/10/198233Qarabağ - 7020
15Mërgim Mavraj09/06/198630Köln*4120
17Naser Aliji27/12/199322Basel - 1000
18Arlind Ajeti25/09/199322Frosinone - 2010
3Ermir Lenjani05/08/198926Nantes - 7120
5Lorik Cana27/07/198332Nantes - 8010
8Migjen Basha05/01/198729Como - 4000
9Ledian Memushaj 17/12/198629Pescara - 3010
13Burim Kukeli16/01/198432ZürichS7020
14Taulant Xhaka28/03/199125Basel - 8020
20Ergys Kaçe08/07/199322PAOK*2010
21Odise Roshi22/05/199125Rijeka - 5020
22Amir Abrashi27/03/199026Freiburg*7020
10Armando Sadiku27/05/199125Vaduz - 2120
11Shkëlzen Gashi15/07/198827Colorado - 4110
16Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199025İstanbul Başakşehir - 7010
19Bekim Balaj11/01/199125Rijeka - 5100
-Giovanni de Biasi16/06/195660 - 8020

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Head coach Only this chapter

Anghel Iordănescu

Date of birth: 4 May 1950
Nationality: Romanian
Playing career: FC Steaua București, OFI Crete FC
Coaching career: FC Steaua București (twice), Anorthorsis Famagusta FC, Romania (three times), Greece, Al-Hilal, FC Rapid București, Al-Ain (twice), Al-Ittihad

• The Romanian Football Federation (FRF) named Iordănescu 'Coach of the 20th Century' for his exploits with both Steaua and the national team, to which he was appointed for the third time on 27 October 2014.

• Between the ages of 12 and 32 he was a midfielder with Steaua, making his debut aged 18 in 1968. Before leaving in 1982 he won two titles and four Romanian Cups, scoring 155 goals in 317 league games. He also made 57 appearances for Romania, scoring 21 international goals.

• After two years at OFI Crete, returned to Steaua as assistant and surprisingly played as a 73rd-minute substitute in the 1986 European Champions Clubs' Cup final win against FC Barcelona. Then became Steaua coach, winning the UEFA Super Cup, three league titles and three cups in four seasons as well as reaching the 1989 European Cup final. After two years at Anorthosis, returned to Steaua and won the league again.

• In 1993 became national coach and led Romania to their first FIFA World Cup quarter-final a year later, also taking them to EURO '96 and the 1998 World Cup where they made the last 16, a unique run in the team's history. After 1998 had spells as Greece coach and in the Middle East, leading Al-Hilal to 2000 Asian Club Championship victory, and coached Romania again between 2002 and 2004.

• In 2004 he joined Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad, winning the 2005 AFC Champions League, before retiring from football to concentrate on politics, becoming a Romanian senator. However in 2013 he was appointed FRF technical director and ten months later became national coach again.



Gianni De Biasi

Date of birth: 16 June 1956
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Treviso FC, FC Internazionale Milano, AC Reggiana 1919, Pescara Calcio, Brescia Calcio, US Città di Palermo, Vicenza Calcio, Bassano Virtus 55 ST
Coaching career: FC Pro Vasto, Carpi FC 1909, Cosenza Calcio, SPAL 1907, Modena FC, Brescia Calcio, Torino FC (three times), Levante UD, Udinese Calcio, Albania

• Served apprenticeship as an academy coach and on the lower rungs of the Italian football ladder before making his name overseeing back-to-back promotions at Modena – guiding them from the third division to Serie A in 2002. It ended a 38-year absence from the top flight.

• Helped Modena survive first season among the elite before moving to Brescia, where he stayed two years before embarking on a tumultuous spell at Torino in 2005.

• Arrived with Torino picking up the pieces after bankruptcy and exceeded expectations by steering them back to Serie A in his first campaign, only to be replaced by Alberto Zaccheroni three days before the start of the next term. He was reappointed within seven months, leading the Granata to safety.

• Spent 2007/08 at Levante, winning plaudits despite relegation, then returned for a third stint at Torino with five games of the season remaining and saved them from relegation again. Sacked that December, he had a two-month reign at Udinese in 2009/10 before finding more constancy as Albania boss.

• A one-time midfielder with a handful of top-flight playing campaigns under his belt, De Biasi was installed in December 2011 as successor to Josip Kuže. He signed a new deal running until the end of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying in November 2013, and promptly led the team to the finals for the first time.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereePavel Královec (CZE)
  • Assistant refereesRoman Slyško (SVK) , Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
  • Additional assistant refereesPetr Ardeleanu (CZE) , Michal Paták (CZE)
  • Fourth officialTasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
  • Reserve officialDamianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
  • UEFA DelegateMartin Sturkenboom (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerHerbert Fandel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Pavel Královec16/08/1977980

Pavel Královec

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2002
FIFA badge: 2003

Tournaments: 2012 Olympic Games, 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Championship


UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2006UCL2QRFC Steaua BucureştiND Gorica3-0Bucharest
17/09/2009UELGSFC Steaua BucureştiFC Sheriff0-0Bucharest
15/12/2010UELGSSSC NapoliFC Steaua Bucureşti1-0Naples

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Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?

• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.

• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).

• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.

• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.

• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.

• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).

• UEFA EURO 2016 will be Germany's 12th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.

• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 12th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the tenth tournament for Spain.

• Six teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including England this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000) and Spain and Germany (2012).

• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.

• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.

• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.

• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.

• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.

• In 2012 Spain's Chelsea FC pair Fernando Torres and Juan Mata joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with FC Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side.

• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid CF's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.

• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea FC, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.

• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid CF and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburger SV and West Germany).

• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 78 days in Hungary's 1-1 draw with Iceland at UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Netherlands' Jetro Willems is the youngest player to have featured; he was 18 years 71 days in the 1-0 defeat by Denmark at the 2012 finals.

• Ten players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gianluigi Buffon.

• Austria's Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to have scored, having found the net in a 1-1 draw against Poland at UEFA EURO 2008 aged 38 years and 257 days.

• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years and 141 days old when scoring in Switzerland's 3-1 defeat by France at UEFA EURO 2004, making him the youngest player to have struck at the finals.

• Russia's Dmitri Kirichenko scored the fastest goal in a UEFA European Championship; his effort against Greece at UEFA EURO 2004 was timed at 67 seconds.

• There have been eight hat-tricks in a final tournament: Dieter Müller (1976), Klaus Allofs (1980), Michel Platini (1984, twice), Marco van Basten (1988), Sérgio Conceição (2000), Patrick Kluivert (2000) and David Villa (2008).

UEFA European Championship final tournament: All-time records
Leading scorer by tournament
1960: 2 François Heutte (FRA), Viktor Ponedelnik (URS), Valentin Ivanov (URS), Dražan Jerković (YUG)
1964: 2 Jesús María Pereda (ESP), Ferenc Bene (HUN), Deszö Novák (HUN)
1968: 2 Dragan Džajić (YUG)
1972: 4 Gerd Müller (FRG)
1976: 4 Dieter Müller (FRG)
1980: 3 Klaus Allofs (FRG)
1984: 9 Michel Platini (FRA)
1988: 5 Marco van Basten (NED)
1992: 3 Henrik Larsen (DEN), Karl-Heinz Riedle (GER), Dennis Bergkamp (NED), Tomas Brolin (SWE)
1996: 5 Alan Shearer (ENG)
2000: 5 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Miloševic (YUG)
2004: 5 Milan Baroš (CZE)
2008: 4 David Villa (ESP)
2012: 3 Fernando Torres (ESP), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)

Oldest player
40yrs 78days: Gábor Király (Iceland 1-1 Hungary, 18/06/16)
39yrs 91days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
18 yrs 71 days: Jetro Willems (Netherlands 0-1 Denmark, 09/06/12)
18yrs 115days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)

Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
35yrs 77 days: Jan Koller (Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic, 15/06/08)
35yrs 62 days: Christian Panucci (Italy 1-1 Romania, 13/06/08)

Youngest goalscorer
18yrs 141days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)

Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (6-1): Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
7 (3-4): Yugoslavia v Spain (21/06/00)

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands v Yugoslavia (25/06/00)
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria (14/06/04)
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia (16/06/84)
5-0: France v Belgium (16/06/84)

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

Fastest hat-trick
18mins: Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)

Fastest goals
1 min 7 secs: Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia 2-1 Greece, 20/06/04)
2 mins 7 secs: Sergei Aleinikov (England 1-3 Soviet Union, 18/06/88)
2 mins 14 secs: Alan Shearer (Germany 1-1 England, 26/06/96)
2 mins 25 secs: Michael Owen (Portugal 2-2 England, 24/06/04)
2 mins 27 secs: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria 1-0 Romania, 13/06/96)
2 mins 42 secs: Paul Scholes (Portugal 3-2 England, 17/06/00)

56: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
49: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
48: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
48: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)
45: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
43: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
43: Vitālijs Astafjevs (Latvia)
42: Peter Jehle (Liechtenstein)
42: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
42: John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland)
41: Vedran Ćorluka (Croatia)
41: Gábor Király (Hungary)
41: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic)

Final tournament
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
15: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Cesc Fàbgregas (Spain)
14: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)
14: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)

Final tournament
11: West Germany/Germany
10: Soviet Union/Russia
9: Spain; Netherlands
8: Czech Republic; Denmark; England; France; Italy

Appearing in four finals tournaments
Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Lilian Thuram (France, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
Olof Mellberg (Sweden, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

26: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
19: Wayne Rooney (England)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (10/06/2016)
    France 2-1 Romania
    1-0 Giroud 57, 1-1 Stancu 65 (P) , 2-1 Payet 89
    Tătăruşanu, Raţ, Hoban, Chiricheş, Pintilii, Stanciu (72 Chipciu), Andone (61 Alibec), Stancu, Popa (82 Torje), Grigore, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 2 (15/06/2016)
    Romania 1-1 Switzerland
    1-0 Stancu 18 (P) , 1-1 Mehmedi 57
    Tătăruşanu, Raţ (62 Filip), Chiricheş, Chipciu, Pintilii (46 Hoban), Torje, Keșerü, Prepeliţă, Stancu (84 Andone), Grigore, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 3 (19/06/2016)
  • European Qualifiers
    Group F - Group Standings
    Northern Ireland1063116821
    Faroe Islands102086176
    Greece 0-1 Romania
    0-1 Marica 10 (P)
    Tătăruşanu, Raţ, Tamaş, Hoban (84 Prepeliţă), Chiricheş, Chipciu (90 Torje), Pintilii, Marica, Maxim (68 Enache), Stancu, Grigore
  • (11/10/2014)
    Romania 1-1 Hungary
    1-0 Rusescu 45, 1-1 Dzsudzsák 82
    Tătăruşanu, Raţ, Hoban, Chiricheş, Chipciu, Pintilii, Rusescu, Goian (5 Gardoş), Sânmărtean (67 C. Tănase), Maxim (84 Stancu), Grigore
  • (14/10/2014)
    Finland 0-2 Romania
    0-1 Stancu 54, 0-2 Stancu 83
    Tătăruşanu, Raţ, Luchin, Hoban, Chiricheş, Chipciu (49 Sânmărtean), Pintilii, C. Tănase (84 Enache), Torje, Stancu (86 Rusescu), Grigore
  • (14/11/2014)
    Romania 2-0 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Papp 74, 2-0 Papp 79
    Tătăruşanu, Papp , Raţ, Chiricheş, Chipciu, Pintilii, Stancu (46 Keșerü), C. Tănase (58 Maxim), Torje (80 Hoban), Sânmărtean, Grigore
  • (29/03/2015)
    Romania 1-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Keșerü 21
    Pantilimon, Papp , Raţ, Chiricheş, Pintilii, Rusescu (60 C. Tănase), Keșerü, Sânmărtean (86 Prepeliţă), Maxim, Grigore, Popa (71 Torje)
  • (13/06/2015)
    Northern Ireland 0-0 Romania
    Tătăruşanu, Papp , Sepsi, Chiricheş, Chipciu (61 Stancu), Pintilii, Maxim (90 Tamaş), Torje, Keșerü (72 Andone), Prepeliţă, Grigore
  • (04/09/2015)
    Hungary 0-0 Romania
    Tătăruşanu, Papp , Raţ, Hoban, Chiricheş, Torje (90 Maxim), Keșerü, Sânmărtean (78 Budescu), Prepeliţă, Grigore, Popa (68 Chipciu)
  • (07/09/2015)
    Romania 0-0 Greece
    Tătăruşanu, Papp , Raţ, Hoban (80 Andone), Chiricheş, Pintilii, Maxim (64 Popa), Torje, Keșerü, Budescu (64 Sânmărtean), Grigore
  • (08/10/2015)
    Romania 1-1 Finland
    0-1 Pohjanpalo 67, 1-1 Hoban 90+1
    Tătăruşanu, Papp , Raţ, Hoban, Chiricheş, Chipciu (60 Maxim), Torje (87 Popa), Keșerü, Sânmărtean, Stancu (69 Andone), Grigore
  • (11/10/2015)
    Faroe Islands 0-3 Romania
    0-1 Budescu 4, 0-2 Budescu 45+1, 0-3 Maxim 83
    Tătăruşanu, Raţ, Hoban, Chiricheş, Pintilii, Torje (78 Maxim), Măţel, Stancu (90 Alibec), Budescu (88 Prepeliţă), Grigore, Popa


  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2016)
    Albania 0-1 Switzerland
    0-1 Schär 5
    Berisha, Lenjani, Hysaj, Cana, Agolli, Sadiku (82 Gashi), Kukeli, Xhaka (61 Kaçe), Mavraj, Roshi (73 Çikalleshi), Abrashi
  • Matchday 2 (15/06/2016)
    France 2-0 Albania
    1-0 Griezmann 90, 2-0 Payet 90+6
    Berisha, Lila (71 Roshi), Lenjani, Hysaj, Agolli, Memushaj , Sadiku, Kukeli (74 Xhaka), Mavraj, Arlind Ajeti (85 Veseli), Abrashi
  • Matchday 3 (19/06/2016)
  • European Qualifiers
    Group I - Group Standings
    Portugal 0-1 Albania
    0-1 Balaj 52
    Berisha, Lenjani (75 Lila), Hysaj, Cana, Agolli, Kukeli (66 Kaçe), Xhaka, Mavraj, Balaj (82 Çikalleshi), Roshi, Abrashi
  • (11/10/2014)
    Albania 1-1 Denmark
    1-0 Lenjani 38, 1-1 Vibe 81
    Berisha, Lila (87 Çurri), Lenjani, Hysaj, Cana, Agolli, Kukeli, Xhaka (82 Rama), Mavraj, Balaj (69 Çikalleshi), Abrashi
  • (14/10/2014)
    Serbia 0-3 Albania (Match forfeited)
    Berisha, Lila, Lenjani, Hysaj, Cana, Agolli, Kukeli, Xhaka, Mavraj, Balaj, Abrashi
  • (29/03/2015)
    Albania 2-1 Armenia
    0-1 Mavraj 4 (og) , 1-1 Mavraj 77, 2-1 Gashi 81
    Berisha, Hysaj, Cana, Agolli, Memushaj (46 Gashi), Kukeli, Xhaka, Mavraj, Çikalleshi, Roshi (69 Salihi), Abrashi (46 Lenjani)
  • (04/09/2015)
    Denmark 0-0 Albania
    Berisha, Lenjani (64 Sadiku), Cana, Xhimshiti, Agolli, Gashi (83 Roshi), Kukeli, Xhaka, Arlind Ajeti, Çikalleshi, Abrashi (64 Basha)
  • (07/09/2015)
    Albania 0-1 Portugal
    0-1 Miguel Veloso 90+2
    Berisha, Lenjani, Cana, Xhimshiti, Agolli, Gashi (70 Roshi), Kukeli, Xhaka, Arlind Ajeti, Çikalleshi (86 Balaj), Abrashi (54 Basha)
  • (08/10/2015)
    Albania 0-2 Serbia
    0-1 Kolarov 90+1, 0-2 Ljajić 90+4
    Berisha, Lila (46 Kaçe), Lenjani (83 Meha), Hysaj, Cana, Xhimshiti, Agolli, Basha, Memushaj , Xhaka, Balaj (69 Çikalleshi)
  • (11/10/2015)
    Armenia 0-3 Albania
    0-1 K. Hovhannisyan 9 (og) , 0-2 Xhimshiti 23, 0-3 Sadiku 76
    Berisha, Hysaj, Cana, Xhimshiti, Aliji, Basha (87 Abrashi), Memushaj (72 Kukeli), Gashi, Xhaka, Çikalleshi (58 Sadiku), Roshi

Last updated 05/07/2017 16:59CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Romania

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – quarter-finals
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – group stage
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
2-3: England v Romania, 20/06/00

Final tournament loss
Netherlands v Romania, 17/06/08
2-0: Italy v Romania, 24/06/00

Qualifying win
Romania v Liechtenstein, 02/09/98
7-0: Romania v Cyprus, 23/04/67
0-7: Luxembourg v Romania, 16/10/02

Qualifying defeat
Switzerland v Romania, 24/05/67
6-0: Spain v Romania, 01/11/62

Final tournament appearances
Gheorghe Hagi
7: Cristian Chivu
7: Dorinel Munteanu
6: Cosmin Contra
6: Dan Petrescu
6: Bogdan Stelea
6: Viorel Moldovan
6: Constantin Gâlcă
6: Adrian Ilie
6: Adrian Mutu
6: Gheorghe Popescu

Final tournament goals
Bogdan Stancu
Viorel Moldovan
1: Cristian Chivu
1: Dorinel Munteanu
1: Ioan Ganea
1: Florin Răducioiu
1: Laszlo Bölöni
1: Marcel Coraş
1: Adrian Mutu

Overall appearances
Răzvan Raţ
Gheorghe Popescu
35: Dorinel Munteanu
32: Gheorghe Hagi
31: Dan Petrescu
31: Ioan Lupescu

Overall goals
Adrian Mutu
9: Ciprian Marica
Florin Răducioiu
8: Gheorghe Hagi
8: Dorinel Munteanu
8: Ioan Ganea



UEFA European Championship records: Albania

2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win

Final tournament defeat
2-0: France v Albania, 15/06/16

Qualifying win
3-0: six times, most recently Armenia v Albania, 11/10/15

Qualifying defeat
9-0: Spain v Albania, 19/12/90

Final tournament appearances
Amir Abrashi
2: Ansi Agolli
2: Etrit Berisha
2: Elseid Hysaj
2: Burim Kukeli
2: Ermir Lenjani
2: Mërgim Mavraj
2: Odise Roshi
2: Armando Sadiku
2: Taulant Xhaka 

Final tournament goals

Overall appearances
Fotaq Strakosha
29: Altin Lala
28: Lorik Cana
25: Erjon Bogdani
25: Klodia Duro
23: Alban Bushi
23: Altin Rraklli

Overall goals
5: Edmond Kapllani
4: Sokol Kushta
Alban Bushi
4: Altin Rraklli
4: Ervin Skela
4: Igli Tare




:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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