UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits
|Croatia||Stade de Bordeaux - BordeauxTuesday 21 June 2016 - 21.00CETGroup D - Matchday 3#CROESP||Spain|
|18/06/2012||GS-FT||Croatia - Spain||0-1||Gdansk||Jesús Navas 88|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
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Croatia have not beaten Spain since 1994, but after a narrow defeat at UEFA EURO 2012 will hope better things lie ahead in Group D.
• Croatia's record in five matches against Spain is W1 D1 L3. They have not won any of the sides' last four meetings. Robert Prosinečki and Davor Šuker struck in a 2-0 friendly triumph in Valencia in March 1994 – Croatia's first away victory since independence.
• In their only previous competitive fixture, Spain defeated Croatia 1-0 in their final group game at UEFA EURO 2012 thanks to Jesús Navas's 88th-minute strike, the holders advancing at their opponents' expense. All four of the teams' previous meetings had been friendlies.
EURO facts – Croatia
• This is Croatia's fifth EURO final tournament – they have missed out only once since independence, at UEFA EURO 2000, and this is their fourth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage.
• Croatia's greatest achievement in international football to date is picking up a bronze medal at the 1998 FIFA World Cup – the last major tournament to be staged in France.
• The only Croatian side to have played a UEFA game in Bordeaux are Hajduk Split, who lost 4-0 to Bordeaux in a 1982/83 UEFA Cup second round encounter.
EURO facts – Spain
• This is Spain's sixth consecutive EURO. They are bidding to triumph for the third time in succession, having become the first side to win two in a row at UEFA EURO 2012.
• Spain and Germany/West Germany are the most successful EURO sides having won three editions each.
• Spain have played France in two Bordeaux friendlies – a 4-0 win in 1922 and a 2-1 defeat in 1988.
• Spanish clubs have played five games at Bordeaux in UEFA competition with the record W1 D1 L3. Most recently, Osasuna drew 0-0 at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in a 2007/08 UEFA Cup round of 32 game.
Coach and player links
• Play together:
Mateo Kovačić and Luka Modrić (Croatia) & Sergio Ramos (Spain) – Real Madrid
Mario Mandžukić (Croatia) and Álvaro Morata (Spain) – Juventus
Ivan Rakitić (Croatia) & Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué (Spain) – Barcelona
• Have played together:
Mario Mandžukić (Croatia) & Juanfran and Koke (Spain) – Atlético Madrid, 2014–15
Mario Mandžukić (Croatia) and Thiago Alcántara (Spain) – Bayern München, 2013–14
Luka Modrić (Croatia) and Iker Casillas (Spain) – Real Madrid, 2012–15
Ivan Rakitić (Croatia) and Sergio Rico (Spain) – Sevilla, 2010–14
Ivan Rakitić (Croatia) and Pedro Rodríguez (Spain) – Barcelona 2014–15
Ivan Rakitić (Croatia) and Marc Bartra (Spain) – Barcelona 2014–16
• Croatia forward Duje Čop spent this season in Spain, on loan at Málaga from Dinamo Zagreb.
|12||Lovre Kalinić||03/04/1990||26||Hajduk Split||-||0||0||0||0|
|5||Vedran Ćorluka||05/02/1986||30||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||9||0||2||0|
|11||Darijo Srna||01/05/1982||34||Shakhtar Donetsk||-||9||0||2||0|
|13||Gordon Schildenfeld||18/03/1985||31||Dinamo Zagreb||-||2||1||2||0|
|21||Domagoj Vida||29/04/1989||27||Dynamo Kyiv||*||9||0||2||0|
|8||Mateo Kovačić||06/05/1994||22||Real Madrid||-||8||0||1||0|
|10||Luka Modrić||09/09/1985||30||Real Madrid||-||8||2||2||1|
|15||Marko Rog||19/07/1995||20||Dinamo Zagreb||-||0||0||0||0|
|18||Ante Ćorić||14/04/1997||19||Dinamo Zagreb||-||0||0||0||0|
|20||Marko Pjaca||06/05/1995||21||Dinamo Zagreb||-||4||0||1||0|
|13||David de Gea||07/11/1990||25||Man. United||-||3||0||2||0|
|15||Sergio Ramos||30/03/1986||30||Real Madrid||*||6||1||2||0|
|17||Mikel San José||30/05/1989||27||Athletic||-||1||0||0||0|
|21||David Silva||08/01/1986||30||Man. City||-||8||3||2||0|
|9||Lucas Vázquez||01/07/1991||24||Real Madrid||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Vicente del Bosque||23/12/1950||65||-||10||0||2||0|
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Date of birth: 29 September 1953
Playing career: NK Prigorje Markuševac
Coaching career: NK Dubrava, NK Inter Zaprešić (three times), NK Osijek, NK Zadar, NK Slaven Belupo (twice), GNK Dinamo Zagreb, NK Radnik Sesvete, NK Maribor, NK Kamen Ingrad, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (twice), NK Croatia Sesvete, Croatia Under-21 (assistant), Libya (assistant), Croatia
• A graduate of the University of Zagreb's coaching school, Čačić was among the first ten Croatian coaches to receive a UEFA Pro licence; he started his coaching career at lower-league Prigorje Markuševac, where he had also played.
• Spent the bulk of his career in the Croatian top division, also earning promotion to the First League with Dubrava and Inter Zaprešić.
• His highest-profile job was at Dinamo Zagreb; hired in December 2011, he won a domestic double and led the club into the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage. Left in November 2012.
• From 1994 to 1998, he was assistant coach of Croatia's Under-21 team, and from 2003 to 2006 assisted countryman Ilija Lončarević during his time as Libya coach.
• In 2013, he took Maribor to the UEFA Europa League group stage; he was most recently in charge of Lokomotiva, whom he guided into 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifying.
Date of birth: 23 December 1950
Playing career: Real Madrid Castilla, Córdoba CF, CD Castellón, Real Madrid CF
Coaching career: Real Madrid Castilla, Real Madrid CF, Beşiktaş JK, Spain
• Came up through the ranks at Real Madrid and became an important member of the team as a defensive midfielder during the 1970s, winning five league titles in six seasons and four Spanish Cups.
• Capped 18 times, Del Bosque ended his Spain career at the 1980 UEFA European Championship in Italy – his only major tournament as a player. Also appeared for Madrid in the 1981 European Champion Clubs' Cup final against Liverpool FC.
• Joined Madrid's coaching staff shortly after hanging up his boots in 1984 and spent many years in youth development, stepping up in 1994 and 1996 as the first team's interim coach.
• Given the job full time in November 1999, he landed seven trophies including two UEFA Champions League triumphs and two Spanish titles. Left in 2003 and resurfaced briefly in Turkey with Beşiktaş.
• Succeeded Luis Aragonés as Spain coach in July 2008. Set a global record by winning his opening 13 matches and steered the European champions to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a perfect qualifying record. Went on to guide Spain to a first world title in South Africa with a final victory against the Netherlands and then successfully defended their continental crown at UEFA EURO 2012, although their reign as world champions was ended in the group stage at Brazil 2014, but overcame some early qualifying worries to guide them to UEFA EURO 2016.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1990
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2006
Tournaments: 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
2014 UEFA Champions League
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
2013 UEFA Europa League
2011 UEFA Super Cup
2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
|10/06/2012||EURO||GS-FT||Republic of Ireland||Croatia||1-3||Poznan|
|13/07/2006||UEL||1QR||NK Varaždin||KF Tirana||1-1||Varazdin|
|29/09/2009||UCL||GS||FC Barcelona||FC Dynamo Kyiv||2-0||Barcelona|
|03/11/2009||UCL||GS||Club Atlético de Madrid||Chelsea FC||2-2||Madrid|
|23/02/2010||UCL||R16||VfB Stuttgart||FC Barcelona||1-1||Stuttgart|
|17/03/2011||UEL||R16||Villarreal CF||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||2-1||Villarreal|
|28/04/2011||UEL||SF||FC Porto||Villarreal CF||5-1||Porto|
|26/08/2011||SCUP||Final||FC Barcelona||FC Porto||2-0||Monaco|
|21/02/2012||UCL||R16||PFC CSKA Moskva||Real Madrid CF||1-1||Moscow|
|03/04/2012||UCL||QF||FC Barcelona||AC Milan||3-1||Barcelona|
|10/06/2012||EURO||GS-FT||Republic of Ireland||Croatia||1-3||Poznan|
|07/11/2012||UCL||GS||Celtic FC||FC Barcelona||2-1||Glasgow|
|10/04/2013||UCL||QF||FC Barcelona||Paris Saint-Germain||1-1||Barcelona|
|24/04/2013||UCL||SF||Borussia Dortmund||Real Madrid CF||4-1||Dortmund|
|24/05/2014||UCL||Final||Real Madrid CF||Club Atlético de Madrid||4-1||Lisbon|
|16/09/2015||UCL||GS||AS Roma||FC Barcelona||1-1||Rome|
|10/03/2016||UEL||R16||Athletic Club||Valencia CF||1-0||Bilbao|
|05/05/2016||UEL||SF||Sevilla FC||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||3-1||Seville|
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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: Croatia
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – quarter-finals
Final tournament win
3-0: Croatia v Denmark, 16/06/96
Final tournament defeat
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96
7-0: Croatia v Andorra, 07/10/06
0-2: five times, most recently Norway v Croatia, 06/09/15
Final tournament appearances
10: Darijo Srna
9: Vedran Ćorluka
8: Ivan Rakitić
8: Luka Modrić
6: Niko Kovač
6: Robert Kovač
6: Josip Šimunić
6: Ivica Olić
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Stipe Pletikosa
6: Danijel Pranjić
Final tournament goals
3: Mario Mandžukić
3: Davor Šuker
2: Ivan Klasnić
2: Luka Modrić
45: Darijo Srna
41: Vedran Ćorluka
38: Luka Modrić
34: Ivica Olić
32: Stipe Pletikosa
31: Josip Šimunić
30: Dario Šimić
30: Ivan Rakitić
20: Davor Šuker
8: Mladen Petrić
7: Mario Mandžukić
7: Ivan Perišić
6: Luka Modrić
6: Zvonimir Boban
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Darijo Srna
6: Ivica Olić
UEFA European Championship records: Spain
2012 – winners
2008 – winners
2004 – group stage
2000 – quarter-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – group stage
1984 – runners-up
1980 – group stage
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – winners
1960 – quarter-finals
12-1: Spain v Malta, 21/12/83
1-3: three times, most recently France v Spain, 20/02/91
0-2: three times, most recently Sweden v Spain, 07/10/06
Note: Spain's quarter-final against the Soviet Union on 22/05/60 was awarded 3-0 to the Soviet Union after Spain withdrew
Final tournament appearances
14: Iker Casillas
14: Cesc Fàbregas
14: Andrés Iniesta
13: Sergio Ramos
13: David Silva
13: Fernando Torres
12: Xabi Alonso
Final tournament goals
5: Fernando Torres
4: David Villa
3: Alfonso Pérez
3: Cesc Fàbregas
3: David Silva
48: Iker Casillas
38: Sergio Ramos
35: Andrés Iniesta
34: David Silva
32: Xavi Hernández
31: Andoni Zubizarreta
30: Cesc Fàbregas
27: Raúl González
27: Xabi Alonso
19: Raúl González
18: David Villa
14: Carlos Santillana
10: Fernando Hierro
10: David Silva
9: Fernando Torres
:: 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.