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Which nations have won most UEFA titles?

Published: Thursday 26 January 2017, 15.30CET
Germany's UEFA Futsal EURO debut means they could become the first country to claim a complete set of UEFA national-team titles: but have they won the most overall?
by Paul Saffer

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Road to the final

The UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship consists of three distinct stages: two qualifying rounds and an eight-team final tournament.

Qualifying round
The competition begins with one-venue four-team mini-tournaments, although the nations with the highest UEFA coefficient may be given byes to the second qualifying round. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.

Elite round
The 24 teams are drawn into six groups of four teams. The groups are played as one-venue mini-tournaments with the winners and the runners-up with the best record against the teams first and third in their section progressing to the finals to join the hosts.

Final tournament
The eight teams are split into two groups of four. The top two in each group go through to the knockout phase, beginning in the semi-finals.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, or after 80 minutes in a match, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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Published: Thursday 26 January 2017, 15.30CET

Which nations have won most UEFA titles?

Germany's UEFA Futsal EURO debut means they could become the first country to claim a complete set of UEFA national-team titles: but have they won the most overall?

Germany today made their UEFA Futsal EURO debut, giving them the opportunity to become the first country to win a complete set of UEFA national-team titles.

UEFA organises eight national-team competitions in all. 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.

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 35, and need only the UEFA Women's EURO to complete the set of all current championships (will compete at the 2017 women's finals).

• Germany have 30 football titles to Spain's 28, and only UEFA Futsal EURO is missing from their set of current competitions.

• These competitions will be played for in 2017: UEFA European Under-21, U19, U17, Women's U19 and Women's U17 Championships, UEFA Women's EURO.

• Next editions: UEFA Futsal EURO 2018, UEFA EURO 2020.

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

Spain's 35th title: UEFA Futsal EURO 2016

1 Spain 35 (3, 4, 8, 8, 0, 1, 3, 7, 0, 1)
2 Germany 30* (3, 1, 3, 3, 8, 6, 5, 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 6 (0, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)
7= Netherlands 6 (1, 2, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)

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

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

Germany's record third UEFA EURO title: 1996

Germany (29)

  • Have won all men's senior and youth titles

Spain (23)
France (11)
Germany (10)
Russia (9)
Italy (8)

  • Have won all men's U21/youth titles

Koke on Spain's 2013 U21 crown

Spain (20)
Russia (8)
France (8)
Germany (7)
Italy (7)
England (5)

  • Have won all women's senior and youth titles

Germany (19)

  • Have won all women's youth titles

Spain's latest women's title: 2015 Women's U19s

Germany (11)
Spain (4)

  • 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 (23 editions)
U19: since 1981, every year (35 editions)
U17: since 1982, currently every year (33 editions)
WEURO: since 1984, currently every four years (11 editions)
WU19: since 1998, every year (18 editions)
WU17: since 2008, every year (9 editions)
FEURO: since 1996, every two years (10 editions)
FU21: 2008 only
AMA: 1967, 1970, 1974 and 1978 only

Last updated: 26/01/17 15.58CET

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