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Which nations have won most UEFA titles?

Published: Monday 21 August 2017, 13.00CET
Spain bookended this summer's UEFA final tournaments by winning the men's U17s and Women's U19 crowns, keeping them five clear of Germany in the all-time European national-team honour count.
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Published: Monday 21 August 2017, 13.00CET

Which nations have won most UEFA titles?

Spain bookended this summer's UEFA final tournaments by winning the men's U17s and Women's U19 crowns, keeping them five clear of Germany in the all-time European national-team honour count.

Spain added the Women's U19 EURO to their men's U17 EURO crown to remain five clear of Germany in the all-time count of UEFA national-team titlefollowing the last final of 2017.

UEFA organises eight national-team competitions in all, soon to rise to 11. That total includes the men's and women's UEFA EUROs, the various under-age tournaments as well as the UEFA Futsal EURO; additionally there are two defunct tournaments – the UEFA Amateur Cup which ran in the 1960s and 70s, and the one-off 2008 UEFA European Under-21 Futsal Tournament, won by Russia.

The new UEFA Nations League will run for the first time between September 2018 and June 2019 while in 2019 the inaugural champions will be also crowned in the UEFA Women's Futsal EURO and UEFA Under-19 Futsal EURO.

So which nations have compiled the most trophies, and which are closest to a grand slam of all eight. We find out ...

  • Key facts

• Spain have landed the most UEFA national-team titles for football and futsal with 37, and need only the UEFA Women's EURO to complete the set of all current championships.

• Germany have 32 football titles to Spain's 30, and only UEFA Futsal EURO is missing from their set of current competitions (on debut they did not qualify for the 2018 finals).

• These competitions were played for in 2017
UEFA Women's EURO 2017 (Netherlands): Netherlands
UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Poland): Germany
UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Georgia): England
UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Croatia): Spain
UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (Northern Ireland): Spain
UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship (Czech Republic): Germany

• Next editions: UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 (holders Spain), UEFA EURO 2020 (holders Portugal).

  • Most overall trophies: EURO, U21, U19, U17, WEURO, WU19, WU17, FEURO, FU21, AMA

Spain's 37th title: 2017 WU19 EURO

1 Spain 37 (3, 4, 8, 9, 0, 2, 3, 7, 0, 1)
2 Germany 32* (3, 2, 3, 3, 8, 6, 6, 0, 0, 1**)
3 France 16 (2, 1, 7, 2, 0, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0)
4 Russia 12*** (1, 3, 2, 3, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0)
5 Italy 11 (1, 5, 1****, 1, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 0)
6 Portugal 9 (1, 0, 2, 6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
7= England 7 (0, 2, 2, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)
7= Netherlands 7 (1, 2, 0, 2, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)

*inc West Germany
**1974 UEFA Amateur Cup shared with Yugoslavia, who also won in 1978
***inc Soviet Union
****Italy's tally does not include annulled 1987 U16 title
Record tallies for each competition in bold

Germany's 32nd football title: 2017 U21 EURO

  • Have won all men's and women's senior and youth titles

Germany (31)

  • Have won all men's senior and youth titles

Spain (24)
France (11)
Germany (11)
Russia (9)
Italy (8)

  • Have won all men's U21/youth titles

Spain's dramatic U17 win

Spain (21)
Russia (8)
France (8)
Germany (8)
Italy (7)
England (6)

  • Have won all women's senior and youth titles

Germany (20)

  • Have won all women's youth titles

Germany pip Spain in 2017 WU17 final

Germany (12)
Spain (5)

  • Have won men's football and futsal senior titles

Spain (10)
Italy (3)
Russia (2)

Key: EURO=UEFA European Championship, U21=U23+21, U19=U18+U19, U17=U16+U17, WEURO=UEFA Women's EURO, WU19/WU17=Women's U19+U18/U17, FEURO=UEFA Futsal EURO, FU21=U21 Futsal Tournament, AMA=UEFA Amateur Cup, Italics=Defunct

• The U21 Championship was a U23 competition in 1972, 1974 and 1976.

• The men's and women's U19 events were U18 competitions up to and including 2001, likewise the men's U17 Championship was a U16 tournament.

Years running
EURO: since 1960, every four years (14 editions)
U21: since 1972, every two years (24 editions)
U19: since 1981, currently every year (33 editions)
U17: since 1982, currently every year (35 editions)
WEURO: since 1984, currently every four years (12 editions)
WU19: since 1998, every year (20 editions)
WU17: since 2008, every year (10 editions)
FEURO: since 1996, every four years from 2018 (10 editions)
FU21: 2008 only
AMA: 1967, 1970, 1974 and 1978 only

Last updated: 21/08/17 14.28CET

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