UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits
|England||Wembley Stadium - LondonSunday 13 June 2021|
15.00CET (14.00 local time) Group D - Matchday 1
|18/11/2018||GS-FT||England - Croatia||2-1||London||Lingard 78, Kane 85; Kramarić 57|
|12/10/2018||GS-FT||Croatia - England||0-0||Rijeka|
|11/07/2018||SF||Croatia - England||2-1|
|Moscow||Perišić 68, Mandžukić 109 ET; Trippier 5|
|09/09/2009||QR (GS)||England - Croatia||5-1||London||Lampard 7 (P), 59, Gerrard 18, 67, Rooney 77; Eduardo 71|
|10/09/2008||QR (GS)||Croatia - England||1-4||Zagreb||Mandžukić 78; Walcott 26, 59, 82, Rooney 63|
|21/11/2007||QR (GS)||England - Croatia||2-3||London||Lampard 56 (P), Crouch 65; Kranjčar 8, Olić 14, Petrić 77|
|11/10/2006||QR (GS)||Croatia - England||2-0||Zagreb||Eduardo 59, G. Neville 65 (og)|
|21/06/2004||GS-FT||Croatia - England||2-4||Lisbon||N.Kovač 5, Tudor 73; Scholes 40, Rooney 45+1, 68, Lampard 79|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 10/06/2021 09:08CET
England and Croatia have been involved in several high-stakes contests in recent years and face another as they meet at Wembley in the opening round of Group D matches at UEFA EURO 2020.
• Croatia reached the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the expense of England, who turned the tables later that year to qualify for the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals.
• This is the second time the teams have met at the UEFA European Championship, with co-hosts England making their tenth appearance in the finals and Croatia their sixth. However, while England have never won on Matchday 1, Croatia are still to taste defeat – winning their last three opening fixtures at the final tournament.
• The sides last met in the 2018 UEFA Nations League, a goalless draw in Rijeka on 12 October preceding their final-day contest at Wembley the following month. Andrej Kramarić's 57th-minute goal put Croatia in front, but strikes in the final 12 minutes from Jesse Lingard (78) and Harry Kane (85) took Gareth Southgate's England into the Finals in Portugal.
• Zlatko Dalić's side had enjoyed a comeback win of their own on 11 July that year, in the World Cup semi-final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Kieran Trippier's fifth-minute free-kick was cancelled out by Ivan Perišić in the 68th minute, before Mario Mandžukić scored the decisive goal in the 109th minute.
• Those were the teams' first fixtures in almost a decade, with Fabio Capello's England having beaten a Croatia side coached by Slaven Bilić 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 in London in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup; Luka Modrić started the first game.
• The countries have played in three previous UEFA European Championship fixtures, the first coming at UEFA EURO 2004 when two Wayne Rooney goals helped England to a 4-2 Matchday 3 victory in Lisbon that took Sven-Göran Eriksson's team into the quarter-finals at the expense of a Croatia team coached by Otto Barić.
• That was the sides' first competitive fixture; the next two came in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying, when Bilić's Croatia won 2-0 in Zagreb and 3-2 at Wembley against Steve McClaren's side; the latter result, on the final day of qualification, meant England missed out on the final tournament for the first time since 1984.
• Croatia's record against England at Wembley is W1 D1 L2; they also lost 3-1 in a 2003 friendly at Portman Road in Ipswich.
EURO facts: England
• This is England's tenth appearance in the UEFA European Championship; they finished third in 1968 and also reached the semi-finals on home soil in 1996.
• A team managed by Roy Hodgson won all ten qualifiers on the way to UEFA EURO 2016, where they finished second behind Wales in their section after taking five points from three matches, only to be shocked by Iceland in the round of 16 (1-2).
• Southgate's side finished top of Group A in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying, winning seven of their eight matches (L1) to progress six points ahead of the Czech Republic, who are also in Group D at the final tournament. England's sole defeat came away to the Czechs in their fifth fixture (1-2); they had beaten them 5-0 at Wembley in their opening game.
• Kane finished as the overall top scorer in the qualifying group stage with 12 goals, scoring at least once in every game. He also provided five assists.
• Raheem Sterling was involved in 15 of England's 37 qualifying goals, scoring eight himself with seven assists.
• England have never won their opening group game at a UEFA European Championship in eight previous attempts (D5 L3). They have drawn their last two Matchday 1 fixtures 1-1, against Russia in 2016 and France four years earlier. They also drew 1-1 against Switzerland at Wembley in the opening match of EURO '96.
• The defeat by Iceland in the last 16 at UEFA EURO 2016 is England's only reverse in their last 11 EURO finals matches (W5 D5), with the eliminations on penalties by Italy (2012) and Portugal (2004) counted as draws.
• England have never lost in the finals of a major tournament at Wembley (W7 D3), though they have drawn both Matchday 1 fixtures and were defeated on penalties there by Germany after a 1-1 draw in the semi-final of EURO '96.
• England's record at Wembley is W183 D72 L39. They have won nine of their last ten matches at the stadium, including UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic (5-0), Bulgaria (4-0) and Montenegro (7-0); the 1-0 UEFA Nations League loss to Denmark on 14 October 2020 was only their second loss in their last 22 matches at Wembley (W16 D4).
EURO facts: Croatia
• This is Croatia's sixth EURO; they have missed out just once since independence, at UEFA EURO 2000, meaning this is their fifth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage.
• Croatia's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign was ended in the round of 16 by eventual champions Portugal, who were 1-0 winners after extra time. A team coached by Ante Čačić had finished first in their section on seven points, ahead of defending champions Spain.
• Dalić's charges were Group E winners in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 17 points from their eight matches to finish three ahead of Wales.
• Croatia are unbeaten on EURO Matchday 1 (W4 D1), winning the last three such matches including a 1-0 defeat of Turkey at UEFA EURO 2016.
• Having been eliminated by Portugal after extra time four years ago, a 2-1 defeat in Hungary on 24 March 2019 is Croatia's only loss over 90 minutes in their last 14 EURO matches (W9 D4).
• Croatia's record in England is W4 D1 L7. At EURO '96 in the country, they won two and lost two of their four matches, bowing out after a 2-1 defeat against eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Links and trivia
• Have played in England:
Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea 2018–)
Nikola Vlašić (Everton 2017/18)
Lovre Kalinić (Aston Villa 2018–)
Simon Sluga (Luton Town 2019–)
Andrej Kramarić (Leicester 2014–16)
Dejan Lovren (Southampton 2013/14, Liverpool 2014–20)
Luka Modrić (Tottenham 2008–12)
• Have played together:
Jordan Henderson & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, 2014–20)
Raheem Sterling & Dejan Lovren (Liverpool 2014/15)
Tyrone Mings, Jack Grealish & Lovre Kalinić (Aston Villa 2018–)
Kieran Trippier & Šime Vrsaljko (Atlético Madrid 2019–)
Reece James, Mason Mount & Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea 2019–)
Ben Chilwell & Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea 2020–)
• Jadon Sancho scored a penalty in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win against Lovren's Zenit side in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 28 October 2020; Jude Bellingham came on as a substitute.
• Sterling scored the final goal in Manchester City's 3-0 win away to a Marseille side featuring Duje Ćaleta-Car on Matchday 2 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.
• Mario Pašalić's goal earned Atalanta a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City in the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League group stage. Pašalić was in the Atalanta side beaten 5-0 at home by a Liverpool team featuring Jordan Henderson in the following season's group stage.
• Perišić scored Borussia Dortmund's late equaliser at home to Arsenal in the 2011/2012 UEFA Champions League group stage (1-1).
• Vlašić was on target in a 3-3 draw between Croatia and England on Matchday 3 of the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
• Kramarić got Hoffenheim's goal in a 2-1 loss against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 12 December 2018.
• Modrić started and finished all four of Real Madrid's matches against Liverpool and Chelsea in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League knockout phase. Chilwell, Mount and James all featured for Chelsea (1-1 a, 2-0 h).
• Mislav Oršić scored a hat-trick for Dinamo Zagreb in their 3-0 second-leg success against Tottenham Hotspur in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League round of 16; Harry Kane had scored both goals for Spurs in their 2-0 first-leg win. Dominik Livaković, Luka Ivanušec and Bruno Petković all featured in the tie for Dinamo.
• England warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 with two 1-0 wins in Middlesbrough against Austria and Romania, Bukayo Saka notching his maiden international goal to win the first game and Marcus Rashford scoring the penalty that decided the second, in which Jordan Henderson, seeking his first international goal on his 59th appearance, had a second spot kick saved.
• Ben White made his England debut as a substitute against Austria and was subsequently called up to the UEFA EURO 2020 squad to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold, injured late in the same game. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone kept a clean sheet on his debut against Romania, when White made his first start.
• None of the seven players who featured in the 2021 UEFA Champions League final – Chelsea trio Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Mason Mount and Manchester City quartet Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker – took part in either of the two Middlesbrough friendlies.
• In addition to those three European champions at Chelsea and four Premier League title winners at Manchester City, the three foreign-based players in Gareth Southgate's squad picked up winner's medals in 2020/21, Kieran Tripper helping Atlético de Madrid to the Spanish Liga title and Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham scooping the German DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund.
• No member of England's UEFA EURO 2020 squad has ever scored a goal at the EURO finals. Just six of the 26 players were involved at the 2016 tournament in France – Henderson, Rashford, Sterling, Stones, Walker and current captain Harry Kane.
• Kane, however, won the Golden Boot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with six goals, where Stones also scored twice and Trippier once. Other survivors from Southgate's squad in Russia, where England finished fourth, are Henderson, Rashford, Sterling, Walker, Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire, who also found the net during the tournament.
• Sterling has yet to score in 14 appearances at four final tournaments, including the 2014 World Cup, of which he is one of three survivors alongside Henderson and Luke Shaw, and the 2019 UEFA Nations League. In the latter competition Rashford, with a consolation penalty in a 3-1 semi-final defeat by the Netherlands, managed his only goal in nine tournament outings.
• Although he has yet to score at the EURO finals, Kane's 15 goals in 13 qualifying appearances make him England's all-time second highest scorer in the competition behind Wayne Rooney (20).
• Croatia's build-up to UEFA EURO 2020 brought a 1-1 draw at home to Armenia on 1 June and 1-0 away loss to Belgium five days later – the team's seventh defeat in their last 13 matches (W4 D2).
• Ivan Perišić scored Croatia's goal against Armenia on his 100th international appearance. He became the ninth Croatian player to reach the century, current captain Luka Modrić heading the all-time list with 138 caps.
• Joško Gvardiol made his senior international debut as a half-time substitute against Belgium. He was one of three UEFA EURO 2020 squad members – together with Luka Ivanušec and Domagoj Bradarić – who played in Croatia's 2-1 defeat by Spain in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship quarter-final on 31 May. It was Ivanušec's late penalty that took the game into extra time.
• There are reigning domestic league champions in Zlatko Dalić's UEFA EURO 2020 squad from no fewer than eight European countries. In addition to five players from 2020/21 Croatian double winners Dinamo Zagreb – Gvardiol, Ivanušec, Dominik Livaković, Mislav Oršić and Bruno Petković – the Croatia coach has at his disposal the following newly-crowned title winners: Šime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid, Spain), Perišić and Marcelo Brozović (Internazionale, Italy), Bradarić (LOSC Lille, France), Borna Barišić (Rangers, Scotland), Dejan Lovren (Zenit, Russia), Josip Juranović (Legia Warszawa, Poland) and Domagoj Vida from Turkish double winners Beşiktaş.
• Furthermore, there is a current UEFA Champions League winner in the squad – Chelsea's Mateo Kovačić.
• Croatia's squad also has considerable major tournament pedigree, with 116 appearances in UEFA European Championships and FIFA World Cups between them. There are 13 survivors from the squad that Dalić led to the 2018 World Cup final, nine of whom had also been on duty at UEFA EURO 2016 – Brozović, Kovačić, Modrić, Perišić, Vida, Vrsaljko, Milan Badelj, Andrej Kramarić and Lovre Kalinić.
• Modrić is appearing at his fourth successive EURO, Badelj, Perišić, Vida and Vrsaljko at their third. The Croatia captain is level with Darijo Srna at the top of the country's all-time EURO appearance charts, qualifiers included, on 47, and needs three outings at UEFA EURO 2020 to not only join Srna on a record 12 for the final tournament but also to reach another personal milestone of 100 appearances in competitive internationals.
|13||Dean Henderson||12/03/1997||24||Man. United||-||0||0||0||0||1||-|
|23||Sam Johnstone||25/03/1993||28||West Brom||-||0||0||0||0||1||-|
|2||Kyle Walker||28/05/1990||31||Man. City||-||2||0||0||0||55||-|
|3||Luke Shaw||12/07/1995||25||Man. United||-||0||0||0||0||10||-|
|5||John Stones||28/05/1994||27||Man. City||-||1||0||0||0||42||2|
|6||Harry Maguire||05/03/1993||28||Man. United||-||8||0||0||0||32||3|
|15||Tyrone Mings||13/03/1993||28||Aston Villa||-||2||0||0||0||10||-|
|4||Declan Rice||14/01/1999||22||West Ham||-||6||0||0||0||20||1|
|7||Jack Grealish||10/09/1995||25||Aston Villa||-||0||0||0||0||7||-|
|20||Phil Foden||28/05/2000||21||Man. City||-||0||0||0||0||6||2|
|10||Raheem Sterling||08/12/1994||26||Man. City||-||7||8||0||0||61||14|
|11||Marcus Rashford||31/10/1997||23||Man. United||-||6||3||0||0||41||12|
|1||Dominik Livaković||09/01/1995||26||Dinamo Zagreb||-||6||0||0||0||21||-|
|12||Lovre Kalinić||03/04/1990||31||Aston Villa||-||2||0||0||0||19||-|
|25||Joško Gvardiol||23/01/2002||19||Dinamo Zagreb||-||0||0||0||0||1||-|
|10||Luka Modrić||09/09/1985||35||Real Madrid||-||8||2||0||0||137||17|
|13||Nikola Vlašić||04/10/1997||23||CSKA Moskva||-||6||3||0||0||22||5|
|18||Mislav Oršić||29/12/1992||28||Dinamo Zagreb||-||2||0||0||0||9||-|
|26||Luka Ivanušec||26/11/1998||22||Dinamo Zagreb||-||0||0||0||0||2||1|
|20||Bruno Petković||16/09/1994||26||Dinamo Zagreb||-||7||4||0||0||15||6|
Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET
Date of birth: 3 September 1970
Playing career: Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough
Coaching career: Middlesbrough, England Under-21s, England
• Came through the ranks at Palace, initially as a midfielder, becoming captain and leading the club to promotion to the Premier League in 1993/94. Moved on to Villa following relegation in 1995 and was converted into a centre-back, winning the League Cup in his first season and helping the team reach the 2000 FA Cup final.
• Won 57 caps for England, although perhaps best known for missing a crucial penalty against Germany in the EURO '96 semi-final at Wembley; also appeared at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000.
• Left Villa for Middlesbrough in 2001 and became the first Boro captain to lift a trophy, skippering the side to victory against Sam Allardyce's Bolton in the 2004 League Cup final; also helped Boro reach the UEFA Cup final in memorable fashion two years later.
• Defeat by Sevilla in Eindhoven proved Southgate's last game as he moved into the Middlesbrough dug-out to succeed Steve McClaren following the latter's departure for England; kept them in the Premier League until 2009, when they were relegated with Southgate dismissed that October.
• Joined the Football Association in 2011, initially as head of elite development before taking over as Under-21 coach two years later; appointed caretaker manager of the national side in September 2016 following Allardyce's departure. Subsequently took the role full time and led the side to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, England ultimately reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990. Southgate subsequently guided his side to the first UEFA Nations League Finals ahead of Spain and Croatia.
Date of birth: 26 October 1966
Playing career: Hajduk Split (twice), Budućnost Titograd, Velež, Varteks (twice)
Coaching career: Varteks, Rijeka, Dinamo Tirana, Slaven Belupo (twice), al-Faisaly, al-Hilal, al-Ain, Croatia
• A midfielder, he spent the best years of his playing career at Varteks, scoring 13 goals in 108 matches from 1992–96.
• Played for Varteks in two spells, and after hanging up his boots in 2000, worked simultaneously as the club's assistant coach and sporting director. Took sole command on the field for the first time in 2005.
• Dalić more recently found success in the Middle East with al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia) and al-Ain (United Arab Emirates); in 2016, he led al-Ain to the AFC Champions League final, where they lost to South Korea's Jeonbuk FC over two legs.
• Assistant coach of Croatia under-21s from 2006-11, he returned to the national-team set-up as boss of the senior side on 7 October 2017, stepping in following the departure of Ante Čačić.
• A win away to Ukraine two days after Dalić's appointment earned a 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off place, where Greece were defeated as Croatia reached the finals, prompting Dalić to sign a contract running until 2020. They went on to excel in Russia, reaching the knockout stages for the first time since 1998 courtesy of wins against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland; Denmark and hosts Russia were beaten on penalties en route to the semi-finals, where England were overcome in extra time, but France proved a step too far in the final.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1992
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2010
Tournaments: 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
|20/10/2011||UEL||GS||Club Brugge||Birmingham City FC||1-2||Bruges|
|18/09/2012||UCL||GS||GNK Dinamo Zagreb||FC Porto||0-2||Zagreb|
|05/12/2012||UCL||GS||Manchester United FC||CFR 1907 Cluj||0-1||Manchester|
|14/02/2013||UEL||R32||AC Sparta Praha||Chelsea FC||0-1||Prague|
|18/09/2013||UCL||GS||Chelsea FC||FC Basel 1893||1-2||London|
|21/08/2014||UEL||PO||FC Petrolul Ploieşti||GNK Dinamo Zagreb||1-3||Ploiesti|
|05/11/2014||UCL||GS||NK Maribor||Chelsea FC||1-1||Maribor|
|16/08/2016||UCL||PO||FCSB||Manchester City FC||0-5||Bucharest|
|14/03/2017||UCL||R16||Leicester City FC||Sevilla FC||2-0||Leicester|
|23/08/2017||UCL||PO||Liverpool FC||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||4-2||Liverpool|
|22/11/2017||UCL||GS||FC Basel 1893||Manchester United FC||1-0||Basel|
|14/02/2018||UCL||R16||FC Porto||Liverpool FC||0-5||Porto|
|19/09/2018||UCL||GS||Manchester City FC||Olympique Lyonnais||1-2||Manchester|
|12/02/2019||UCL||R16||Manchester United FC||Paris Saint-Germain||0-2||Manchester|
|13/03/2019||UCL||R16||FC Bayern München||Liverpool FC||1-3||Munich|
|21/08/2019||UCL||PO||GNK Dinamo Zagreb||Rosenborg BK||2-0||Zagreb|
|26/02/2020||UCL||R16||Real Madrid CF||Manchester City FC||1-2||Madrid|
|11/08/2020||UEL||QF||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||Sevilla FC||0-1||Duisburg|
|26/11/2020||UEL||GS||SC Braga||Leicester City FC||3-3||Braga|
|02/12/2020||UCL||GS||Manchester United FC||Paris Saint-Germain||1-3||Manchester|
|17/03/2021||UCL||R16||Chelsea FC||Club Atlético de Madrid||2-0||London|
|05/05/2021||UCL||SF||Chelsea FC||Real Madrid CF||2-0||London|
Last updated 12/06/2021 03:04CET
UEFA European Championship records: England
2016 – round of 16
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – group stage
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – quarter-finals
1968 – third place
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate
Final tournament defeat
1-3 twice, most recently v Soviet Union, 18/06/88
9-0: England v Luxembourg, 15/12/82
5-2: France v England, 27/02/63
Final tournament appearances
11: Gary Neville
10: Wayne Rooney
9: Tony Adams
9: Steven Gerrard
9: Alan Shearer
8: Sol Campbell
8: Stuart Pearce
8: Ashley Cole
8: Joe Hart
Final tournament goals
7: Alan Shearer
6: Wayne Rooney
3: Frank Lampard
37: Wayne Rooney
30: Steven Gerrard
29: Ashley Cole
26: Michael Owen
25: Joe Hart
24: Gary Neville
24: John Terry
23: David Beckham
23: Sol Campbell
22: Frank Lampard
22: Phil Neville
20: Wayne Rooney
15: Harry Kane
13: Michael Owen
13: Alan Shearer
10: Raheem Sterling
8: Geoff Hurst
8: Kevin Keegan
7: Gary Lineker
7: Paul Scholes
7: Danny Welbeck
UEFA European Championship records: Croatia
2016 – round of 16
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – quarter-finals
Final tournament win
3-0: Croatia v Denmark, 16/06/96
Final tournament defeat
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96
7-0: Croatia v Andorra, 07/10/06
0-2 five times, most recently Norway v Croatia, 06/09/15
Final tournament appearances
12: Darijo Srna
11: Vedran Ćorluka
10: Ivan Rakitić
9: Luka Modrić
7: Ivan Perišić
6: Niko Kovač
6: Robert Kovač
6: Mario Mandžukić
6: Ivan Strinić
6: Josip Šimunić
6: Ivica Olić
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Stipe Pletikosa
6: Danijel Pranjić
Final tournament goals
3: Mario Mandžukić
3: Davor Šuker
2: Ivan Klasnić
2: Luka Modrić
2: Ivan Perišić
47: Luka Modrić
47: Darijo Srna
43: Vedran Ćorluka
36: Ivan Rakitić
34: Ivica Olić
32: Stipe Pletikosa
31: Josip Šimunić
30: Ivan Perišić
30: Dario Šimić
27: Robert Kovač
20: Davor Šuker
11: Ivan Perišić
8: Luka Modrić
8: Mladen Petrić
7: Mario Mandžukić
6: Zvonimir Boban
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Ivica Olić
6: Darijo Srna
Last updated 28/05/2021 10:07CET
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.