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Published: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 11.05CET
The competition history and statistics of the defending champions, who are aiming for their fourth title at this level after a qualifying campaign in which they went unbeaten.
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Isco is one of the Spain stars that helped them qualify for Israel ©Getty Images
 

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Published: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 11.05CET

Spain

The competition history and statistics of the defending champions, who are aiming for their fourth title at this level after a qualifying campaign in which they went unbeaten.

Spain

Final tournament record
2011: winners 
2009: group stage
2000: third place
1998: winners
1996: runners-up
1994: third place
1990: quarter-finals
1988: quarter-finals
1986: winners
1984: runners-up
1982: quarter-finals

All-time competitive record
P182 W126 D28 L28

2013 qualifying (including play-off)
P10 W9 D1 L0 F35 A3
Top scorers: Rodrigo (11)
Ever presents: Carles Planas, Isco

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Thiago Alcántara against Russia

Spain U21s capped at senior level
Thiago Alcántara (3 caps), Iker Muniain (1), Isco (1)

Players with previous U21 final tournament experience
Denmark 2011: David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain, Diego Mariño

Most capped player
All-time: Santi Denia (27)
Current: David de Gea (26)

Leading scorer
All-time: Rodrigo (15)
Current: Rodrigo (15)

Biggest wins
Final tournament:
Spain 3-0 Norway 15/06/2013
Semi-finals, Netanya Municipal Stadium, Netanya

Spain 3-0 Netherlands 12/06/2013
Group stage, Ha Moshava, Petah Tikva

Ukraine 0-3 Spain 19/06/2011
Group stage, Herning Stadion, Herning

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Rodrigo was prolific in qualifying

Qualifying:
Spain 14-0 San Marino 08/02/2005
2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

Heaviest defeats
Final tournament:

England 2-0 Spain 18/06/2009
Group stage, Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg

Portugal 2-0 Spain 15/04/1994
Semi-finals, Costières, Nimes

Qualifying:
Netherlands 5-0 Spain 16/02/1983
1984 qualifying group stage, Galgenwaard, Utrecht

Last updated: 16/06/13 10.25CET

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