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Poland: All their EURO records and stats

Biggest wins, heaviest defeats, highest scorers, most appearances, shoot-outs, group stage stats and more.

Poland reached the quarter-finals in 2016
Poland reached the quarter-finals in 2016

HAVE POLAND EVER WON THE EURO?

Best result: Quarter finals, 2016
EURO appearances: 5
EURO hosts: 2012 (co-hosts, group stage)
Overall record: P17 W2 D8 L7 F14 A21
Group stage record: P15 W2 D6 L7 F12 A19
Knockout record: P2 W0 D2 L0 F2 A2

EURO-by-EURO record
1960 Did not qualify
1964 Did not qualify
1968 Did not qualify
1972 Did not qualify
1976 Did not qualify
1980 Did not qualify
1984 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1992 Did not qualify
1996 Did not qualify
2000 Did not qualify
2004 Did not qualify
2008 Group stage
2012 Group stage
2016 Quarter-finals
2020 Group stage
2024 Group stage

POLAND'S EURO RECORDS

Poland had made it to seven World Cup final tournaments before they qualified for a EURO for the first time, making their debut at EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.

Biggest victory
1-0: Twice, most recently vs Ukraine, 21/06/2016 (group stage)

Heaviest defeat
2-0: Germany vs Poland, 08/06/2008 (group stage)
3-1: Austria vs Poland, 21/06/2024 (group stage)

Highest scoring draws
1-1: Seven times, most recently vs France, 25/06/2024 (group stage)

Highest scoring game
5 goals: 2-3 vs Sweden, 23/06/2021 (group stage)

Most goals scored at a EURO
4 in 3 games in 2020 (av. 1.33)
4 in 5 games in 2016 (av. 0.80)

Fewest goals scored at a EURO
1 in 3 games in 2008 (av. 0.33)

Most different goalscorers at a EURO
3: 2016, 2024

Fewest different goalscorers at a EURO
1: 2008

GROUP STAGE RECORDS

Appearances: 5 (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
Qualified from group: 1 (2016)
Group winners: 0
Group runners-up: 1 (2016)
Unbeaten group stage: 1 (2016)
Winless group stage: 4 (2008, 2012, 2020, 2024)
Best group record: P3 W2 D1 L0 F2 A0 (2016)
Worst group record: P3 W0 D1 L2 F1 A4 (2008), P3 W0 D1 L2 F3 A6 (2024)
Fewest points to qualify: 7 (2016)
Most points without qualifying: 2 (2012)

Biggest victory
1-0: Twice, most recently vs Ukraine, 21/06/2016

Heaviest defeat
2-0: Germany vs Poland, 08/06/2008
3-1: Austria vs Poland, 21/06/2024

Highest scoring draw
1-1: Five times, most recently vs France, 25/06/2024

Highest scoring game
5 goals: 2-3 vs Sweden, 23/06/2021

Most group goals scored
4: 2020

Most group goals conceded
6: 2020, 2024

Fewest group goals scored
1: 2008

Fewest group goals conceded
0: 2016

KNOCKOUT RECORDS

Round of 16
P1 W1 L0

Quarter-finals
P1 W0 L1 

Semi-finals
N/A

Finals
N/A

Biggest victory
N/A – both knockout ties have been 1-1 at full time and decided by a penalty shoot-out

Heaviest defeats
N/A – both knockout ties have been 1-1 at full time and decided by a penalty shoot-out

Highest scoring game
2 goals: Twice, most recently 1-1 vs Portugal, 30/06/2016 (quarter-finals)

Extra time
W vs Switzerland 2016 round of 16 (1-1 / 1-1 / 5-4 pens)
L vs Portugal 2016 quarter-finals (1-1 / 1-1 / 3-5 pens)

POLAND PLAYER RECORDS

Robert Lewandowski is Poland's top appearance maker and scorer at EUROs, and has scored at four different final tournaments.

Most appearances
13: Robert Lewandowski
8: Jakub Błaszczykowski, Kamil Glik, Łukasz Piszczek

Most goals
6: Robert Lewandowski
3: Jakub Błaszczykowski

Most tournaments with goal
4: Robert Lewandowski (2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)

Hat-tricks
N/A

Youngest players to make a EURO final tournament appearance
17y 246d: Kacper Kozłowski (vs Spain, EURO 2020)
19y 172d: Bartosz Kapustka (vs Northern Ireland, EURO 2016)
19y 283d: Kacper Urbański (vs Netherlands, EURO 2024)

Youngest EURO final tournament goalscorers
22y 105d: Arkadiusz Milik (vs Northern Ireland, EURO 2016)
23y 292d: Robert Lewandowski (vs Greece, EURO 2012)
26y 18d: Roger Guerreiro (vs Austria, EURO 2008)

Oldest players to make a EURO final tournament appearance
36y 13d: Kamil Grosicki (vs Austria, EURO 2024)
35y 309d: Robert Lewandowski (vs France, EURO 2024)
35y 80d: Jacek Bąk (vs Austria, EURO 2008)

Oldest EURO final tournament goalscorers
35y 309d: Robert Lewandowski (vs France, EURO 2024)
30y 194d: Jakub Błaszczykowski (vs Switzerland, EURO 2016)
28y 356d: Krzysztof Piątek (vs Austria, EURO 2024)

Fastest goal scored
1 min 40 sec: Robert Lewandowski (vs Portugal, EURO 2016)

COACHES

All of Poland's EURO coaches to date have only featured at one final tournament.

Most final tournaments
1: Leo Beenhakker (2008)
1: Franciszek Smuda (2012)
1: Adam Nawałka (2016)
1: Paulo Sousa (2020)
1: Michał Probierz (2024)

Most matches
5: Adam Nawałka (2016)

Most wins
2: Adam Nawałka (2016)

Youngest coach
50y 288d: Paulo Sousa (vs Slovakia, EURO 2020)

Oldest coach
65y 319d: Leo Beenhakker (vs Germany, EURO 2008)

PENALTIES

Penalties awarded: 1
Scored 1

Penalties conceded: 5
Scored 3
Missed 1
Saved 1

Penalty shoot-outs
W vs Switzerland 2016 round of 16 (1-1 / 1-1 / 5-4 pens)
L vs Portugal 2016 quarter-finals (1-1 / 1-1 / 3-5 pens)

ALL EURO FIXTURES

2008
08/06/2008: Germany 2-0 Poland (group, Klagenfurt)
12/06/2008: Austria 1-1 Poland (group, Vienna)
16/06/2008: Poland 0-1 Croatia (group, Klagenfurt)

2012
08/06/2012: Poland 1-1 Greece (group, Warsaw)
12/06/2012: Poland 1-1 Russia (group, Warsaw)
16/06/2012: Czech Republic 1-0 Poland (group, Wrocław)

2016
12/06/2016: Poland 1-0 Northern Ireland (group, Nice)
16/06/2016: Germany 0-0 Poland (group, Saint-Denis)
21/06/2016: Ukraine 0-1 Poland (group, Marseille)
25/06/2016: Switzerland 1-1 Poland aet, 4-5 pens (round of 16, Saint-Étienne )
30/06/2016: Poland 1-1 Portugal aet, 3-5 pens (quarter-finals, Marseille)

2020
14/06/2021: Poland 1-2 Slovakia (group, St Petersburg)
19/06/2021: Spain 1-1 Poland (group, Seville)
23/06/2021: Sweden 3-2 Poland (group, St Petersburg)

2024
16/06/2024: Poland 1-2 Netherlands (group, Hamburg)
21/06/2024: Poland 1-3 Austria (group, Berlin)
25/06/2024: France 1-1 Poland (group, Dortmund)

Last updated: 25 June 2024

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