UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits
|Slovakia||Stade Geoffroy Guichard - Saint-EtienneMonday 20 June 2016 - 21.00CETGroup B - Matchday 3#SVKENG||England|
|11/06/2003||PR (GS)||England - Slovakia||2-1||Middlesbrough||Owen 61 (P), 72; Janočko 31|
|12/10/2002||PR (GS)||Slovakia - England||1-2||Bratislava||Németh 23; Beckham 64, Owen 82|
|20/06/1982||GS-FT||England - Czechoslovakia||2-0||Bilbao||Francis 62, Barmoš 66 (og)|
|30/10/1975||PR (GS)||Czechoslovakia - England||2-1||Bratislava||Nehoda 45, Galis 46; Channon 27|
|30/10/1974||PR (GS)||England - Czechoslovakia||3-0||London||Channon 72, Bell 80, 83|
|11/06/1970||GS-FT||England - Czechoslovakia||1-0||Guadalajara||Clarke 48 (P)|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 05/07/2017 17:01CET
England have won all three of their previous meetings with Slovakia so the omens are positive for Roy Hodgson's side as they look to finish their UEFA EURO 2016 Group B campaign with a victory in Saint-Etienne.
• Sven-Göran Eriksson's England overcame a Slovakia side coached by Ladislav Jurkemik 2-1 in Bratislava and Middlesbrough en route to qualifying for UEFA EURO 2004. Those were the first matches between the nations.
• The teams at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava on 12 October 2002, when David Beckham and Michael Owen gave England victory, were:
Slovakia: König, Petráš, Karhan, Hlinka, Dzúrik, Zeman, Pinte (Mintál 88), Németh, Leitner, Janočko (Kozlej 88), Vittek (Reiter 80).
England: Seaman, G Neville, Southgate, Woodgate, A Cole, Beckham, Gerrard (Dyer 77), Scholes, Butt, Owen (Hargreaves 86), Heskey (Smith 90+3).
• Owen scored twice more at the Riverside Stadium on his 50th England appearance after Vladimír Janočko had given the visitors the lead. The lineups were:
England: James, Mills (Hargreaves 43), Upson, Southgate, A Cole, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes, P Neville, Rooney (Vassell 58), Owen.
Slovakia: König, Petráš, Zabavník, Demo (Mintál 56), Hanek, Zeman, Labant (Debnár 39), Janočko, Michalík, Németh (Reiter 76), Vittek.
• The only subsequent meeting took place at Wembley in March 2009, when England cruised to a 4-0 friendly win. Wayne Rooney scored twice, with Emile Heskey and Frank Lampard also on target and Beckham winning his 109th cap, setting a new national record for an outfield player by overtaking Bobby Moore's mark.
• The sides were:
England: James (Foster 46), Johnson, Upson, Terry, A Cole, Lennon (Beckham 46), Lampard, Barry, Gerrard (Downing 46), Heskey (C Cole 15; Crouch 34; Carrick 74), Rooney.
Slovakia: Senecký, Pekarík, Valachovič, Škrtel, Čech (Jendrišek 46), Šesták (Jakubko 72), Zabavník, Karhan (Štrba 83), Kozák (Sapara 62), Hamšík (Mintál 79), Vittek (Hološko 46).
• England and Slovakia have been paired together in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta. England begin their campaign in Slovakia on 4 September.
EURO facts – Slovakia
• While Slovakia have never before competed in a UEFA European Championship final tournament as an independent nation, as part of Czechoslovakia they appeared in three four-team finals.
• Czechoslovakia finished third in 1960 and 1980 and lifted the trophy in 1976. Eight of the 11 players who started the final against West Germany – and triumphed on penalties after a 2-2 draw – hailed from Slovakia.
• Slovakia reached the 2016 finals thanks mainly to wins in their first six Group C qualifiers, a run that included a 2-1 home triumph against Spain – the holders' first qualifying defeat in 36 matches and nine years.
EURO facts – England
• Before matchday one, England had not lost over 90 or 120 minutes in 22 EURO fixtures, going back to a 3-2 defeat by Croatia in 2007 that ended their hopes of reaching UEFA EURO 2008. Since then, their record is W17 D5, although they were beaten on penalties by Italy in the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-finals.
• Roy Hodgson's side won all ten of their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers – just the sixth team to achieve the feat, after France (1992, 2004), Czech Republic (2000) and Germany and Spain (both 2012).
• England failed to qualify for the final tournament in 2008, the only time they have missed out since 1984.
• England were semi-finalists as hosts in 1996, matching their previous best performance from 1968, when they came third.
Coach and player links
• Martin Škrtel has been at Liverpool since January 2008, where his team-mates have included Jordan Henderson (2011–), Daniel Sturridge (2013–), Nathaniel Clyne (2015–), James Milner (2015–), Adam Lallana (2014–) and Raheem Sterling (2011–15).
• Goalkeeper Ján Mucha was at Everton between 2010 and 2013, making only two Premier League appearances and featuring in seven League Cup ties. Ross Barkley and John Stones were also at the club.
• Róbert Mak was a Manchester City player from 2008 to 2010 but never made a first-team appearance. Joe Hart and Sturridge were also City players at the time.
• Jozef Vengloš, who was in charge of Slovakia between 1993 and 1995, was appointed by Aston Villa in summer 1990 – becoming the first person born outside the British Isles to manage in England's top division. He left the club the following year.
|1||Ján Mucha||05/12/1982||33||Slovan Bratislava||-||0||0||0||0|
|12||Ján Novota||29/11/1983||32||Rapid Wien||-||0||0||0||0|
|4||Ján Ďurica||10/12/1981||34||Lokomotiv Moskva||*||5||0||2||0|
|15||Tomáš Hubočan||17/09/1985||30||Dinamo Moskva||-||9||0||1||0|
|16||Kornel Saláta||24/01/1985||31||Slovan Bratislava||-||4||1||0||0|
|11||Adam Nemec||02/09/1985||30||Willem II||-||7||3||2||0|
|1||Joe Hart||19/04/1987||29||Man. City||-||9||0||2||0|
|6||Chris Smalling||22/11/1989||26||Man. United||-||4||0||2||0|
|7||Raheem Sterling||08/12/1994||21||Man. City||-||8||2||2||0|
|10||Wayne Rooney||24/10/1985||30||Man. United||-||8||7||2||0|
|22||Marcus Rashford||31/10/1997||18||Man. United||-||0||0||1||0|
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Date of birth: 17 April 1954
Playing career: LB Spišská Nová Ves, Lokomotíva Košice (three times), RFC Seraing, FK Dukla Praha
Coaching career: Lokomotíva Košice, MFK Zemplín Michalovce, FC Steel Trans Ličartovce, 1. FC Košice, Slovakia
• A creative midfielder, Kozák spent much of his playing career with local team Lokomotíva Košice, where he had three spells. He returned for the first time in 1982 at the conclusion of his military service in Prague, where he turned out for Dukla.
• A member of the Czechoslovakia squad that finished third at the 1980 UEFA European Championship, beating Italy 9-8 on penalties in the bronze-medal match, he scored nine goals in 55 international appearances. Kozák also travelled to the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain but did not feature due to injury.
• Won the Czechoslovak Cup three times and the 1982 league championship with Dukla before retiring in 1990. Moved into coaching several years later and proved an instant success, steering 1. FC Košice to successive titles (1997, 1998) and into the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League where, as Slovakia's first ever group stage representative, they lost all six games in a section containing Feyenoord, Juventus and Manchester United FC.
• Left Košice in 1998 but came back for further stints in 2005 and 2012. He stood down in summer 2013, succeeding Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp as coach of Slovakia on a two-year contract, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 as Group C runners-up behind holders Spain.
• His son Ján Kozák Jr played in the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League group stage for MFK Petržalka, equalising and then creating the winner in a famous 3-2 comeback victory over FC Porto; grandson Filip Lesniak has been at Tottenham Hotspur FC since 2012.
Date of birth: 9 August 1947
Playing career: Crystal Palace FC, Tonbridge Angels FC, Gravesend and Northfleet FC, Maidstone United FC, Berea Park FC
Coaching career: Halmstads BK, Bristol City FC, IK Oddevold, Örebro SK, Malmö FF, Neuchâtel Xamax FC, Switzerland, FC Internazionale Milano (twice), Blackburn Rovers FC, Grasshopper Club, FC København, Udinese Calcio, United Arab Emirates, Viking FK, Finland, Fulham FC, Liverpool FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, England
• After he spent most of his playing days in the English non-league system, Hodgson's coaching career spanning eight countries began with Halmstad. He guided the Swedish club to their first-ever Allsvenskan titles in 1976 and 1979; then guided Malmö to top of the table for five years in a row, although the play-off system then used meant they were champions only twice in that time.
• A period at Xamax followed before the first of four forays into international management. Hodgson's Switzerland qualified for the 1994 FIFA World Cup – their first in 28 years – and then EURO '96 but the coach departed for Inter before the latter tournament.
• After taking the Nerazzurri to the 1997 UEFA Cup final, Hodgson had spells in England, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the UAE, Norway and Finland, as well as a short stint back at Inter as technical director.
• He returned to England and relegation-threatened Fulham in 2007/08, helping them to safety in his first term, a club-best seventh in the Premier League in his second and then the 2010 UEFA Europa League final. The 2-1 extra-time defeat by Club Atlético de Madrid proved his last game with the Cottagers, before he accepted the reins at Liverpool.
• He left Anfield after 31 matches in charge, the shortest reign in Liverpool history, yet within five weeks was at West Brom, whom he steered to a then Premier League high of 11th. He was appointed England manager on 1 May 2012 and took them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012 and also reached the 2014 World Cup, where they failed to get out of the group stage, although they made serene progress to UEFA EURO 2016.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
|Carlos Velasco Carballo||16/03/1971||12||66|
Referee since: 1988
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2008
Tournaments: 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012
2011 UEFA Europa League
No such matches refereed
|27/08/2009||UEL||PO||Aston Villa FC||SK Rapid Wien||2-1||Birmingham|
|19/10/2010||UCL||GS||FC Spartak Moskva||Chelsea FC||0-2||Moscow|
|07/12/2010||UCL||GS||FC Twente||Tottenham Hotspur FC||3-3||Enschede|
|15/03/2011||UCL||R16||Manchester United FC||Olympique de Marseille||2-1||Manchester|
|26/04/2011||UCL||SF||FC Schalke 04||Manchester United FC||0-2||Gelsenkirchen|
|28/09/2011||UCL||GS||Arsenal FC||Olympiacos FC||2-1||London|
|21/02/2012||UCL||R16||SSC Napoli||Chelsea FC||3-1||Naples|
|08/03/2012||UEL||R16||Sporting Clube de Portugal||Manchester City FC||1-0||Lisbon|
|18/09/2012||UCL||GS||Montpellier Hérault SC||Arsenal FC||1-2||Montpellier|
|07/11/2012||UCL||GS||Chelsea FC||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||3-2||London|
|20/11/2012||UCL||GS||Galatasaray AŞ||Manchester United FC||1-0||Istanbul|
|14/02/2013||UEL||R32||FC Zenit||Liverpool FC||2-0||St Petersburg|
|27/08/2013||UCL||PO||Arsenal FC||Fenerbahçe SK||2-0||London|
|01/10/2013||UCL||GS||FC Steaua Bucureşti||Chelsea FC||0-4||Bucharest|
|05/11/2013||UCL||GS||Manchester City FC||PFC CSKA Moskva||5-2||Manchester|
|26/02/2014||UCL||R16||Galatasaray AŞ||Chelsea FC||1-1||Istanbul|
|01/04/2014||UCL||QF||Manchester United FC||FC Bayern München||1-1||Manchester|
|22/10/2014||UCL||GS||RSC Anderlecht||Arsenal FC||1-2||Brussels|
|19/02/2015||UEL||R32||Tottenham Hotspur FC||ACF Fiorentina||1-1||London|
|12/03/2015||UEL||R16||Everton FC||FC Dynamo Kyiv||2-1||Liverpool|
|21/10/2015||UCL||GS||PFC CSKA Moskva||Manchester United FC||1-1||Khimki|
|16/02/2016||UCL||R16||Paris Saint-Germain||Chelsea FC||2-1||Paris|
|10/03/2016||UEL||R16||Liverpool FC||Manchester United FC||2-0||Liverpool|
|07/04/2016||UEL||QF||Borussia Dortmund||Liverpool FC||1-1||Dortmund|
|12/04/2016||UCL||QF||Manchester City FC||Paris Saint-Germain||1-0||Manchester|
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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)
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)
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)
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UEFA European Championship records: Slovakia
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
Final tournament defeat
0-3: Czechoslovakia v USSR, 06/07/60
7-0: Slovakia v San Marino, 13/10/07
5-0: Poland v Slovakia, 07/06/95
Final tournament appearances
6: Koloman Gögh (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Ladislav Jurkemik (for Czechoslovakia)
4: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
Final tournament goals
3: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Vlastimil Bubník (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Karol Dobiaš (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ladislav Pavlovič (for Czechoslovakia)
1: František Veselý (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ján Švehlík (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ladislav Jurkemik (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ondrej Duda
1: Marek Hamšík
1: Vladimír Weiss
28: Marek Hamšík
26: Miroslav Karhan
25: Martin Škrtel
22: Filip Hološko
22: Ján Ďurica
20: Miroslav Kadlec (for Czechoslovakia)
20: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
19: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
19: Juraj Kucka
18: Dušan Tittel
18: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
18: Ladislav Jurkemik
17: Koloman Gögh (for Czechoslovakia)
17: Tomáš Hubočan
17: Peter Pekarík
17: Vladimír Weiss
16: Peter Dubovský
16: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
16: Miroslav Stoch
9: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
8: Marek Hamšík
7: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Marek Mintál
5: Peter Dubovský
5: Szilárd Németh
5: Titus Buberník (for Czechoslovakia)
UEFA European Championship records: England
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – group stage
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – quarter-finals
1968 – third place
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not enter
9-0: England v Luxembourg, 15/12/82
5-2: France v England, 27/02/63
Final tournament appearances
11: Gary Neville
9: Tony Adams
9: Steven Gerrard
9: Alan Shearer
8: Sol Campbell
8: Stuart Pearce
8: Wayne Rooney
8: Ashley Cole
Final tournament goals
7: Alan Shearer
5: Wayne Rooney
3: Frank Lampard
35: Wayne Rooney
30: Steven Gerrard
29: Ashley Cole
26: Michael Owen
24: Gary Neville
24: John Terry
19: Wayne Rooney
13: Michael Owen
13: Alan Shearer
8: Geoff Hurst
8: Kevin Keegan
:: 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.
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.