UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits
|Belgium||Saint Petersburg Stadium - St PetersburgSaturday 12 June 2021|
21.00CET (22.00 local time) Group B - Matchday 1
|16/11/2019||QR (GS)||Russia - Belgium||1-4||St Petersburg||Dzhikiya 79; T. Hazard 19, E. Hazard 33, 40, Lukaku 72|
|21/03/2019||QR (GS)||Belgium - Russia||3-1||Brussels||Tielemans 14, E. Hazard 45 (P), 88; Cheryshev 16|
|22/06/2014||GS-FT||Belgium - Russia||1-0||Rio de Janeiro||Origi 88|
|14/06/2002||GS-FT||Belgium - Russia||3-2||Shizuoka||Walem 7, Sonck 78, Wilmots 82; Beschastnykh 52, Sychev 88|
|15/06/1986||1/8||Belgium - USSR||4-3|
|Leon||Scifo 56, Ceulemans 77, Demol 102 ET, Claesen 108 ET; Belanov 27, 69, 111 ET (P)|
|01/07/1982||GS-FT||Belgium - USSR||0-1||Barcelona||Hovhanisyan 48|
|06/06/1970||GS-FT||USSR - Belgium||4-1||Mexico City||Byshovets 14, 63, Asatiani 57, Khmelnitskiy 75; Lambert 86|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 11/06/2021 14:56CET
Belgium and Russia are back in opposition for their opening Group B fixture at UEFA EURO 2020 having also been paired together in qualifying – when the Red Devils enjoyed much the better of things.
• Belgium extended their unbeaten record against Russia to seven matches (W5 D2) with two qualifying victories on their way to finishing top in Group I with a maximum 30 points – six more than runners-up Russia.
• However, while this is Russia's fifth consecutive appearance in the UEFA European Championship, Belgium are featuring in a second successive EURO for the first time since 1984. Their UEFA EURO 2016 appearance was the first time they had featured in the tournament for 16 years.
• Belgium are returning to the Saint Petersburg Stadium, where they were 4-1 winners against Russia on 16 November 2019 in their penultimate UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier. After Thorgan Hazard had opened the scoring, brother Eden added two more first-half goals before Romelu Lukaku maintained his record of scoring on all of his qualifying campaign appearances 18 minutes from the end. This was the first time Russia had conceded four goals at home in a competitive fixture, Georgi Dzhikiya's first international goal providing only a late consolation for the hosts.
• Roberto Martínez's Belgium had opened their campaign with a 3-1 win against Stanislav Cherchesov's Russia at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on 21 March 2019. Eden Hazard scored another double after Youri Tielemans' 14th-minute opener – his first international goal – was cancelled out two minutes later by Russia's Denis Cheryshev. The visitors finished with ten men, Aleksandr Golovin picking up a second yellow card in the 90th minute.
• The teams have twice met in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup, and on both occasions Belgium were victorious. A side coached by Marc Wilmots defeated Fabio Capello's Russia 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro at the 2014 tournament thanks to Divock Origi's first international goal two minutes from time.
• Wilmots himself had scored the decisive goal in the teams' game at the 2002 World Cup, a 3-2 victory in Shizuoka, Japan.
• The sides' other matches have been friendlies, with two draws – including 3-3 in Sochi on 28 March 2017 in which Christian Benteke scored twice for the visitors – while Lukaku struck his first two international goals in Belgium's 2-0 victory in Voronezh on 17 November 2010.
• The Soviet Union won four of their five meetings with Belgium – including in the World Cup group stage in 1970 (4-1) and 1982 (1-0) – although the Red Devils won the last of those, coming out on top 4-3 after extra time in the last 16 at the 1986 World Cup. Nico Claesen's 102nd-minute goal settled it despite Igor Belanov's hat-trick for the USSR.
EURO facts: Belgium
• This is Belgium's second successive UEFA European Championship final tournament and their sixth EURO in total.
• The Red Devils' biggest achievement to date was reaching the final of this tournament in 1980, when they lost 2-1 to West Germany in Rome.
• In 2016, Belgium's first EURO finals since they co-hosted UEFA EURO 2000 with the Netherlands, a team coached by Wilmots finished second in Group E and beat Hungary 4-0 in the round of 16 – their biggest EURO finals victory – only to suffer a 3-1 quarter-final defeat by Wales.
• This time round, Martínez's side won all ten of their qualifiers to finish first in Group I, increasing the number of countries to have reached the finals with a perfect record to eight, Italy also having achieved the feat in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries. Of the previous six to have won every qualifier, however, only Spain (2012) went on to win the tournament itself.
• The 9-0 win against San Marino on 10 October 2019 is Belgium's biggest UEFA European Championship victory.
• Belgium were the top scorers in qualifying overall with 40 goals in their ten matches. Fifteen different Belgium players found the net in qualifying.
• The Red Devils conceded only three goals, the joint best record along with Turkey.
• Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both provided seven assists in qualifying, fewer only than the Netherlands' Memphis Depay (eight). Hazard scored five goals to De Bruyne's four; Lukaku managed seven goals and four assists.
• This is Belgium's fourth match in Saint Petersburg, where they lost 1-0 to France in the 2018 World Cup semi-final but beat England 2-0 in the third-place play-off four days later thanks to goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard.
EURO facts: Russia
• This is Russia's fifth successive EURO final tournament and sixth in seven as an independent nation. They have featured in eight of the last nine EUROs, including this edition, appearing as the Soviet Union in 1988 and the Commonwealth of Independent States four years later, before their debut as Russia in 1996.
• The Soviet Union won the first UEFA European Championship in 1960 and were runners-up in 1964, 1972 and 1988. Russia's best performance since independence came in 2008, when they reached the semi-finals – the only time they have progressed beyond the group stage.
• In 2016, a team coached by Leonid Slutski finished bottom of Group B, picking up their only point in a 1-1 draw against England on Matchday 1. They subsequently lost to Slovakia (1-2) and Wales (0-3).
• Russia have not won in five EURO finals games (D2 L3); their last victory was a 4-1 demolition of the Czech Republic in their UEFA EURO 2012 opener. That is their only success in their last seven EURO finals matches (D2 L4).
• Cherchesov's team qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 as Group I runners-up, losing both games to section winners Belgium but winning their other eight fixtures. Like Belgium, they kept seven clean sheets.
• Artem Dzyuba scored nine goals and provided five assists in qualifying, meaning he was directly involved in 42% of Russia's 33 goals.
• Russia's record in Saint Petersburg since 1992 is W10 D1 L3. They won nine successive matches in the city before a 3-3 draw against Spain in a November 2017 friendly, but have managed only one victory and two defeats since, including that 4-1 reverse against Belgium on 16 November 2019.
Links and trivia
• Russia coach Cherchesov was in goal for 45 minutes of the 0-0 friendly draw against Belgium in Brussels in April 1996.
• Axel Witsel played in Saint Petersburg for Zenit between 2012 and 2016, winning the Russian Premier League title in 2014/15 and the Russian Cup and Super Cup in the following campaign.
• Have played together:
Youri Tielemans, Nacer Chadli & Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco 2018/19)
• Thibaut Courtois and Yuri Zhirkov were briefly Chelsea team-mates in summer 2011 after the Belgian goalkeeper joined from Genk, before Zhirkov moved on to Anji.
• Belgium have the most experienced squad at UEFA EURO 2020, their 26 players entering the tournament with combined totals of 1334 international caps and 238 goals – both tallies dwarfing those of their rivals. They also lead the way in figures for competitive internationals (852 appearances, 171 goals) and EURO matches, finals and qualifying combined (285, 58).
• There are four players with 100 or more caps in the Belgium squad – Jan Vertonghen (126), Axel Witsel (109), Toby Alderweireld (108) and Eden Hazard (106) – more than any of the other 23 teams. Dries Mertens could make it five as he enters the tournament on 98 appearances.
• Roberto Martínez's side were held to a 1-1 draw by Greece in the first of their two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 Brussels friendlies on 3 June, Thorgan Hazard's first-half strike proving insufficient for victory, but they returned to winning ways three days later by defeating Croatia 1-0 thanks to Romelu Lukaku's record-extending 60th international goal.
• The Red Devils have won 19 of their last 23 matches, the only defeat in that sequence coming against England at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on 11 October last year (1-2). Despite that setback Belgium qualified for the UEFA Nations League finals in Italy later this year and will meet world champions France in the second semi-final in Turin on 7 October.
• Belgium's squad contains newly-crowned league title winners from England (Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City), Italy (Romelu Lukaku, Internazionale) and Spain (Yannick Carrasco, Atlético de Madrid) as well as two Belgian champions in Club Brugge pair Simon Mignolet and Hans Vanaken. They also boast three 2020/21 domestic cup winners apiece from Borussia Dortmund (Thorgan Hazard, Thomas Meunier and Axel Witsel) and Leicester City (Timothy Castagne, Dennis Praet and final match-winner Youri Tielemans).
• No fewer than 15 of Belgium's 23-man squad from UEFA EURO 2016 and 18 of their 2018 FIFA World Cup squad have returned to participate in this event. The only major tournament freshmen for UEFA EURO 2020 are Vanaken, Castagne, Praet, Matz Sels, Leandro Trossard and Jérémy Doku.
• Russia warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 by drawing 1-1 away to Poland on 1 June and beating Bulgaria 1-0 in Moscow four days later. Vyacheslav Karaveev scored the equaliser in Wrocław, with Aleksandr Sobolev converting the late penalty winner in the second encounter.
• That victory against Bulgaria was only the third for Russia in their last 11 matches, the other two coming in World Cup qualifiers against Malta (3-1 a) and Slovenia (2-1 h) in March.
• There are five members of Saint Petersburg club Zenit's 2020/21 Russian Premier League title-winning side in Stanislav Cherchesov's squad – Karaveev, Magomed Ozdoev, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev and 20-goal striker Artem Dzyuba.
• Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin are the only two survivors from Russia's UEFA EURO 2016 squad – both players featured in all three games in France – while Zhirkov is a veteran of the two previous EUROs of 2008, when he started every game as Russia reached the semi-finals, and 2012, when he was also ever-present.
• Dzyuba, Golovin and Zhirkov also played for Russia in the home World Cup of 2018, where Kuzyaev, Roman Zobnin, Mário Fernandes, Fedor Kudryashov, Aleksei Miranchuk, four-goal Denis Cheryshev and non-playing Andrei Semenov were also present.
• Russia captain Dzyuba, with 29 international goals, needs one more to go level with Aleksandr Kerzhakov as Russia's all-time top scorer. Dzyuba's tallies of 26 goals in competitive internationals and 17 in the UEFA European Championship – all in the qualifying competition – are already national records.
|1||Thibaut Courtois||11/05/1992||29||Real Madrid||-||9||0||0||0||84||-|
|12||Simon Mignolet||06/03/1988||33||Club Brugge||-||1||0||0||0||31||-|
|3||Thomas Vermaelen||14/11/1985||35||Vissel Kobe||-||7||1||0||0||79||2|
|7||Kevin De Bruyne||28/06/1991||29||Man. City||-||6||4||0||0||80||21|
|10||Eden Hazard||07/01/1991||30||Real Madrid||-||8||5||0||0||106||32|
|17||Hans Vanaken||24/08/1992||28||Club Brugge||-||2||0||0||0||10||2|
|22||Nacer Chadli||02/08/1989||31||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||4||2||0||0||65||8|
|20||Christian Benteke||03/12/1990||30||Crystal Palace||-||3||3||0||0||39||16|
|23||Michy Batshuayi||02/10/1993||27||Crystal Palace||-||6||6||0||0||34||22|
|1||Anton Shunin||27/01/1987||34||Dynamo Moscow||-||1||0||0||0||12||-|
|2||Mário Fernandes||19/09/1990||30||CSKA Moskva||-||8||1||0||0||29||5|
|3||Igor Diveev||27/09/1999||21||CSKA Moskva||-||0||0||0||0||4||-|
|14||Georgi Dzhikiya||21/11/1993||27||Spartak Moskva||-||10||1||0||0||33||1|
|24||Roman Evgenyev||23/02/1999||22||Dynamo Moscow||-||0||0||0||0||1||-|
|8||Dmitri Barinov||11/09/1996||24||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||4||0||0||0||5||-|
|11||Roman Zobnin||11/02/1994||27||Spartak Moskva||-||6||0||0||0||35||-|
|19||Rifat Zhemaletdinov||20/09/1996||24||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||0||0||0||0||4||-|
|21||Daniil Fomin||02/03/1997||24||Dynamo Moscow||-||0||0||0||0||4||-|
|26||Maksim Mukhin||04/11/2001||19||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||0||0||0||0||2||-|
|9||Aleksandr Sobolev||07/03/1997||24||Spartak Moskva||-||0||0||0||0||6||3|
Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET
Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, Balaguer, Wigan, Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea, Chester City
Coaching career: Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Belgium
• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out at youth level with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.
• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; over the next six years, helped the club win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later. A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez helping the club to promotion to the third tier. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.
• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.
• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016.
• Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure and led the side to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium ultimately finishing third in Russia – their highest ever placing.
Date of birth: 2 September 1963
Playing career: Spartak Ordzhonikidze, Spartak Moskva (four times), Lokomotiv Moskva, Dynamo Dresden, Tirol Innsbruck
Coaching career: Kufstein, Wacker Tirol, Spartak Moskva, Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Terek Grozny, Amkar Perm, Dinamo Moskva, Legia Warszawa, Russia
• Born in North Ossetia, goalkeeper Cherchesov captained Russia in their first international after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, against Mexico in 1992, and was selected for the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups as well as EURO '96. At club level, Cherchesov was ever-present as Spartak finished the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League group stage with maximum points.
• After a spell in Austria, where he started his coaching career, Cherchesov rejoined Spartak in the summer of 2006 as sporting director. He replaced Vladimir Fedotov as coach in June 2007 and led the team to a second-place finish that season. Cherchesov parted company with Spartak after an 8-2 aggregate defeat against Dynamo Kyiv in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.
• After a brief stint at second-tier Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Cherchesov coached Terek from 2011 to 2013, guiding them to eighth in the Russian Premier-Liga in the latter season – the highest finish in their history. He took charge of Amkar Perm in June 2013 but left the following April for Dinamo Moskva.
• Under Cherchesov, Dinamo won all six of their group matches in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, losing to Napoli in the round of 16. The capital outift finished fourth in the Premier-Liga that campaign and Cherchesov was soon dismissed.
• Cherchesov was appointed by Legia less than three months later, his sole season at the helm yielding the domestic double for the Warsaw club in their centenary year. On 11 August 2016, Cherchesov was announced as Russia coach and unexpectedly led the team to the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals on home soil, the highlight a shoot-out defeat of Spain in the round of 16.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
|Antonio Mateu Lahoz||12/03/1977||9||91|
Referee since: 1992
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011
Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
No such matches refereed
|23/08/2012||UEL||PO||KSC Lokeren OV||FC Viktoria Plzeň||2-1||Brussels|
|26/08/2015||UCL||PO||Club Brugge||Manchester United FC||0-4||Bruges|
|26/11/2015||UEL||GS||FC Lokomotiv Moskva||Sporting Clube de Portugal||2-4||Moscow|
|17/03/2016||UEL||R16||RSC Anderlecht||FC Shakhtar Donetsk||0-1||Brussels|
|27/09/2016||UCL||GS||PFC CSKA Moskva||Tottenham Hotspur||0-1||Moscow|
|22/02/2018||UEL||R32||FC Zenit||Celtic FC||3-0||St Petersburg|
|08/03/2018||UEL||R16||PFC CSKA Moskva||Olympique Lyonnais||0-1||Moscow|
|28/11/2018||UCL||GS||FC Lokomotiv Moskva||Galatasaray AŞ||2-0||Moscow|
|10/12/2019||UCL||GS||SL Benfica||FC Zenit||3-0||Lisbon|
Last updated 11/06/2021 11:25CET
UEFA European Championship records: Belgium
2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – group stage
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – group stage
1980 – runners-up
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – third place
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate
Final tournament win
4-0: Hungary v Belgium, 26/06/16
Final tournament defeat
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84
9-0: Belgium v San Marino, 10/10/19
5-0: Netherlands v Belgium, 25/04/76
Final tournament appearances
7: Jan Ceulemans
7: Jean-Marie Pfaff
7: René Vandereycken
6: Erwin Vandenbergh
Final tournament goals
2: Romelu Lukaku
2: Jan Ceulemans
2: Radja Nainggolan
1: 16 players
37: Jan Vertonghen
31: Toby Alderweireld
30: Eden Hazard
29: Timmy Simons
27: Eric Gerets
27: Dries Mertens
26: Jan Ceulemans
26: Axel Witsel
24: Marouane Fellaini
24: Vincent Kompany
24: Thomas Vermaelen
12: Eden Hazard
9: Kevin De Bruyne
9: Romelu Lukaku
9: François Van der Elst
8: Paul Van Himst
7: Nico Claesen
7: Marc Degryse
7: Marouane Fellaini
7: Erwin Vandenbergh
UEFA European Championship records: Russia
2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – semi-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – group stage (as Commonwealth of Independent States)
1988 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1984 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1980 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1976 – quarter-finals (as Soviet Union)
1972 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1968 – fourth place (as Soviet Union)
1964 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1960 – winners (as Soviet Union)
9-0: Russia v San Marino, 08/06/19
Final tournament appearances
10: Sergei Ignashevich
9: Aleksandr Anyukov
8: Roman Pavlyuchenko
8: Yuri Zhirkov
8: Igor Akinfeev
7: Konstantin Zyryanov
7: Roman Shirokov
Final tournament goals
4: Roman Pavlyuchenko
3: Alan Dzagoev
3: Valentin Ivanov
3: Viktor Ponedelnik
2: Andrey Arshavin
48: Sergei Ignashevich
34: Vasili Berezutski
33: Viktor Onopko
33: Yuri Zhirkov
29: Igor Akinfeev
28: Aleksandr Anyukov
28: Andrey Arshavin
28: Aleksandr Kerzhakov
25: Aleksei Berezutski
23: Konstantin Zyryanov
17: Artem Dzyuba
10: Roman Pavlyuchenko
9: Aleksandr Kerzhakov
8: Vladimir Beschastnykh
8: Alan Dzagoev
8: Valeri Karpin
7: Viktor Kolotov
6: Oleh Blokhin
6: Aleksandr Mostovoi
6: Viktor Onopko
6: Viktor Ponedelnik
Last updated 28/05/2021 10:03CET
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 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.
• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.
• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).
• 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 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo 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 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. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.
• 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'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, 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 and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).
• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium 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 257 days.
• Johan Vonlanthen was 18 years 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 Milošević (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)
2016: 6 Antoine Griezmann (FRA)
• Oldest player
40yrs 86 days: Gábor Király (Hungary 0-4 Belgium, 26/06/16)
39yrs 91 days: Lothar Matthäus (Portugal 3-0 Germany, 20/06/00)
38yrs 308 days: Morten Olsen (Italy 2-0 Denmark, 17/06/88)
38yrs 271 days: 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 115 days: Enzo Scifo (Belgium 2-0 Yugoslavia, 13/06/84)
18yrs 128 days: Valeri Bozhinov (Italy 2-1 Bulgaria, 22/06/04)
• Oldest goalscorer
38yrs 257 days: Ivica Vastic (Austria 1-1 Poland, 12/06/08)
37yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
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 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
• Most goals in a match
9 (4-5): France v Yugoslavia (06/07/60)
7 (5-2): France v Iceland (03/07/16)
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)
1 mins 40 secs: Robert Lewandowski (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 01/07/16)
2 mins 0 secs: Robbie Brady (France 2-1 Republic of Ireland, 26/06/16)
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)
58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)
21: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: João Moutinho (Portugal)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Pepe (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
14: Zinédine Zidane (France)
12: West Germany/Germany
11: Soviet Union/Russia
10: Spain; Netherlands
9: 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)
40: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
21: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
22: Hakan Şükür (Turkey)
20: Wayne Rooney (England)
20: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
19: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
19: Raúl González (Spain)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)
9: Michel Platini (France)
9: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
6: Antoine Griezmann (France)
6: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6: Thierry Henry (France)
6: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)
:: 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 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 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 was 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.