UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits
|Poland||Saint Petersburg Stadium - St PetersburgMonday 14 June 2021|
18.00CET (19.00 local time) Group E - Matchday 1
|14/10/2009||QR (GS)||Poland - Slovakia||0-1||Chorzow||Gancarczyk 3 (og)|
|15/10/2008||QR (GS)||Slovakia - Poland||2-1||Bratislava||Šesták 84, 86; Smolarek 70|
|11/10/1995||PR (GS)||Slovakia - Poland||4-1||Bratislava||Dubovsky 31, Jancula 68, Ujlaky 78, Simon 82; Juskowiak 19|
|07/06/1995||PR (GS)||Poland - Slovakia||5-0||Zabrze||Juskowiak 10, 72, Wieszczycki 58, Kosecki 64, Nowak 68|
|15/10/1933||QR (GS)||Poland - Czechoslovakia||1-2||Warsaw||Martyna 52 (P); Silny 35, Pelcner 78|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 10/06/2021 09:09CET
There has been little to choose between Poland and Slovakia over the years as they meet in Saint Petersburg in the opening round of Group E games.
• Both teams have only to look back as far as 2016 for inspiration ahead of their meeting at the Saint Petersburg Stadium; Poland made it out of the group stage for the first time at the third attempt, getting as far as the quarter-finals, while Slovakia – making their first EURO appearance since the split of Czechoslovakia – also reached the knockout stages, losing in the last 16.
• This is Poland's fourth successive appearance in the EURO final tournament, and Slovakia's second in succession.
• The sides have met in eight previous fixtures, Poland recording three wins to Slovakia's four.
• The sides' last two meetings have both been friendlies. First-half goals from Juraj Kucka (31) and Róbert Mak (39) gave visitors Slovakia a 2-0 win at the Stadion Miejski in Wrocław on 15 November 2013; Poland's Damien Perquis (30) got the only goal at the Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria, on 26 May 2012.
• This is the teams' fifth competitive fixture, and a first since the qualifying competition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Slovakia won both of those contests, 2-1 at home in Bratislava – thanks to a late Stanislav Šesták double (84, 86) – and 1-0 in Chorzów, Seweryn Gancarczyk's third-minute own goal in the latter fixture taking Vladimír Weiss's side to the final tournament, Slovakia's first World Cup appearance as an independent state.
• The teams also met in qualifying for EURO '96, Slovakia's first UEFA European Championship appearance since splitting from Czechoslovakia. Poland won 5-0 on home soil in Zabrze on 7 June 1995, but Slovakia turned the tables with a 4-1 victory in Bratislava on 11 October; Slovakia finished third in Group 1 on 14 points, one point and one place higher than Poland, although neither side qualified for the finals in England.
• Nineteen of the 20 games between Poland and Czechoslovakia were friendlies; the exception was a 2-1 Czechoslovakian win in Warsaw in qualifying ahead of the 1934 World Cup.
EURO facts: Poland
• Poland are appearing at their fourth straight EURO final tournament; prior to UEFA EURO 2016 they had never won a finals match (D3 L3).
• Four years ago, however, they advanced to the last eight for the first time and bowed out without losing a game in regulation play as they were eliminated by eventual champions Portugal on penalties in the quarter-finals (1-1, 3-5 pens). With that game counted as a draw, Poland's record in France was W2 D3.
• A team led by former coach Jerzy Brzęczek finished six points clear at the top of Group G to book their place at UEFA EURO 2020, winning eight of their ten qualifiers (D1 L1) including the last four.
• A 2-0 defeat in Slovenia on 6 September 2019 is Poland's only loss in their last 18 EURO matches (W12 D5).
• Poland's greatest achievements on the international stage were taking bronze at the 1974 and 1982 FIFA World Cups.
• This is Poland's first game in Saint Petersburg. Their record in Russia overall is W1 D1 L9.
• At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Poland finished bottom of Group H with three points. They lost to Senegal in Moscow (1-2) and Colombia in Kazan (0-3) before closing with a 1-0 defeat of Japan in Volgograd; that was also their last game in Russia and their only victory in the country.
EURO facts: Slovakia
• Slovakia are making their second successive EURO appearance after their debut at UEFA EURO 2016, where a side coached by Ján Kozák finished third in Group B behind Wales and England on four points before losing 3-0 to Germany in the round of 16.
• Slovakia's record in EURO finals is therefore W1 D1 L2 – the sole victory a 2-1 defeat of Russia on Matchday 2 in 2016, Marek Hamšík scoring the decisive goal.
• Slovakia's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign began under coach Pavel Hapal, who oversaw their third-placed finish in Group E on 13 points from eight games (W4 D1 L3), behind Croatia (17 points) and Wales (14) but ahead of Hungary (12) – all three of their rivals also qualifying for the final tournament – and Azerbaijan (1).
• Third in their UEFA Nations League group in 2018/19 behind Ukraine and the Czech Republic, Slovakia therefore qualified for the UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs, Hapal overseeing a 4-2 win on penalties against the Republic of Ireland after their semi-final in Bratislava had finished goalless.
• Hapal left his post before the play-off final, Štefan Tarkovič overseeing a 2-1 extra-time win away to Northern Ireland in which Michal Ďuriš scored the goal that secured a place at UEFA EURO 2020.
• Slovakia are unbeaten in three EURO matches (W2 D1); a 3-1 loss in Croatia on 16 November 2019 is their only reverse in six games (W3 D2).
• While Slovakia had never competed at a UEFA European Championship as an independent nation before 2016, as part of Czechoslovakia they figured in two four-team final tournaments and in 1980, the first eight-team event.
• Czechoslovakia finished third in 1960 and 1980 and lifted the trophy in 1976. Eight of the 11 players who started the '76 final against West Germany – and triumphed on penalties after a 2-2 draw – hailed from Slovakia.
• This is Slovakia's second game in Saint Petersburg, where they lost 1-0 to Russia in a May 2014 friendly. That made their overall record in Russia W1 D2 L2, all against the home side, with the other four games all played in Moscow; Slovakia's sole success was a 1-0 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying victory at the Stadion Lokomotiv in September 2010.
Links and trivia
• Have played in Poland:
Ľubomír Šatka (Lech Poznań 2019–)
Ondrej Duda (Legia Warszawa 2014–16)
Lukáš Haraslín (Lechia Gdańsk 2015–20)
Dušan Kuciak (Lechia Gdańsk 2017–)
• Have played together:
Bartosz Bereszyński & Ondrej Duda (Legia Warszawa 2014–16)
Piotr Zieliński & Marek Hamšík (Napoli 2016–19)
Bartosz Bereszyński & Milan Škriniar (Sampdoria 2017)
Kamil Jóźwiak & Ľubomír Šatka (Lech Poznań 2019–20)
Jakub Moder & Ľubomír Šatka (Lech Poznań 2019–)
Piotr Zieliński & Stanislav Lobotka (Napoli 2020–)
• Poland drew both of their pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies, in Wrocław against Russia (1-1) and in Poznań against Iceland (2-2), to enter the tournament with just one win in their last seven matches – 3-0 at home to Andorra in a March FIFA World Cup qualifier. That was also their only clean sheet over that stretch.
• Jakub Świerczok scored his first international goal in the draw against Russia, with Piotr Zieliński and Karol Świderski finding the net against Iceland, the latter with an 88th-minute equaliser. Tymoteusz Puchacz made his international debut in the first game and set up Zieliński's goal in the second.
• Poland's record cap holder and goalscorer Robert Lewandowski returned after a two-game absence to captain the team against Iceland and make his first appearance in a friendly international since November 2018. He is the only player in Poland's UEFA EURO 2020 squad to have previously scored at the EURO finals, having managed one in each of the last two tournaments – against Greece in the 2012 opening match and eventual winners Portugal in the 2016 quarter-final.
• Although Lewandowski has scored 66 goals in 119 internationals, the second highest number after Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (104 goals) of any UEFA EURO 2020 participant, those are his only two goals in 11 appearances at final tournaments. He did not score in Poland's three matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where the goals were provided by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jan Bednarek, both fellow UEFA EURO 2020 squad members.
• Lewandowski is one of three players competing for Poland at a third successive EURO final tournament, together with Wojciech Szczęsny and Maciej Rybus, while Łukasz Fabiański, who played in 2016 but missed out in 2012, was a non-playing squad member back in 2008. The other survivors from 2016 are Krychowiak, Zieliński, Kamil Glik and Karol Linetty.
• Arkadiusz Milik, another veteran of UEFA EURO 2016, was originally selected to wear the No7 shirt at this tournament but was withdrawn through injury and not replaced, leaving Poland with 25 players.
• Lewandowski scored a Bundesliga record tally of 41 goals to help Bayern München become German champions for the ninth successive year in 2020/21. The only other title winner from the season just ended in Poland's squad was Tomasz Kędziora, who captured the double in Ukraine with Dynamo Kyiv, while domestic cups were won in Russia by Krychowiak and Rybus of Lokomotiv Moskva and in Greece by Świderski of PAOK.
• Like Poland, Slovakia's two warm-up games for this tournament both ended in draws – 1-1 against Bulgaria in the Austrian town of Ried im Innkreis and 0-0 against Austria in Vienna. Slovakia therefore remain unbeaten in their five matches of 2021, though four of them have been draws, the only win coming at home to Russia (2-1) in a World Cup qualifier on 30 March.
• László Bénes scored against Bulgaria – his first goal at international level – and that game also heralded the return to the team of winger Vladimír Weiss, a 2020/21 Slovakian double winner with Slovan Bratislava, after an absence of almost three years.
• Weiss is one of five veterans of Slovakia's 2010 World Cup campaign in South Africa still representing the country at UEFA EURO 2020, the others being Peter Pekarík, Juraj Kucka, Dušan Kuciak and captain Marek Hamšík.
• Weiss and Hamšík were both scorers at UEFA EURO 2016, where Pekarík and Kucka were also present – as were other current squad members Tomáš Hubocan, Milan Škriniar, Ján Greguš, Patrik Hrošovský, Róbert Mak, Michal Ďuriš and another goalscorer in France, Ondrej Duda.
• Hamšík, the country's record cap holder (126) and goalscorer (26), is also the Slovakian with most appearances (40) and goals (11) in EURO matches, qualifiers included. No player from the country, including those who represented Czechoslovakia, has ever managed more than one goal at a EURO final tournament.
• Aside from Weiss – the only player in Štefan Tarkovič's squad representing a Slovakian club – five other players in the party won domestic league titles across Europe in 2020/21: Škriniar in Italy with Internazionale, Jakub Hromada in the Czech Republic with Slavia Praha, Mak in Hungary with Ferencváros and both Ďuriš and Hubocan in Cyprus with Omonoia. Hrošovský was also a Belgian Cup winner with Genk.
|22||Łukasz Fabiański||18/04/1985||36||West Ham||-||4||0||0||0||56||-|
|4||Tomasz Kędziora||11/06/1994||27||Dynamo Kyiv||-||9||0||0||0||23||-|
|13||Maciej Rybus||19/08/1989||31||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||2||0||0||0||62||2|
|10||Grzegorz Krychowiak||29/01/1990||31||Lokomotiv Moskva||-||10||1||0||0||80||4|
|19||Przemysław Frankowski||12/04/1995||26||Chicago Fire||-||6||1||0||0||12||1|
|16||Dávid Hancko||13/12/1997||23||Sparta Praha||-||8||1||0||0||14||1|
|7||Vladimír Weiss||30/11/1989||31||Slovan Bratislava||-||0||0||0||0||69||7|
|25||Jakub Hromada||25/05/1996||25||Slavia Praha||-||0||0||0||0||2||-|
Last updated 13/06/2021 19:11CET
Date of birth: 30 August 1970
Playing career: Benfica, Sporting CP, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Internazionale, Parma (loan), Panathinaikos, Espanyol
Coaching career: Portugal Under-16s, Queens Park Rangers, Swansea, Leicester, Videoton, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Basel, Fiorentina, Tianjin Quanjian, Bordeaux, Poland
• During a 13-year career as a gifted midfielder, Sousa played in his native Portugal – where he started with Benfica – Italy, Germany, Greece and Spain, representing some of the continent's most high-profile clubs.
• A 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup winner in a squad coached by Carlos Queiroz, Sousa earned 51 senior caps for Portugal without scoring. He lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1996 with Juventus following spells at Benfica and Sporting, and got his hands on Europe's top club prize again a year later having joined Dortmund, the German club beating Juve in the final.
• Spent his early years in club management in the English second tier, taking charge of QPR and Swansea in successive seasons before a short stint at Leicester.
• A move to Hungarian outfit Videoton in May 2011 led to Sousa's first coaching experience in European competition, the highlight being progress from the second qualifying round into the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage. Left in January 2013 and five months later was appointed coach of Maccabi Tel-Aviv, whom he guided to the Israeli title in his sole campaign.
• Succeeded Murat Yakin as coach of Basel in May 2014 less than four weeks after landing the Israeli championship and again won the domestic title in his only season in Switzerland. Sousa was in charge of Fiorentina between 2015 and 2017, before a year in China with Tianjin Quanjian and 17 months at French club Bordeaux. Moved into international football in January 2021, taking over as Poland coach following Jerzy Brzęczek's departure.
Date of birth: 18 February 1973
Playing career: Tatran Prešov, Doprastav Bratislava, Tatran Devín, Artmedia Petržalka, Spoje Bratislava, Svätý Jur, Matadorfix Bratislava
Coaching career: Spoje Bratislava (player-coach), Svätý Jur (player-coach), Matadorfix Bratislava (assistant), Slovakia Under-19 women, Slovakia women (assistant), Baniyas (assistant), Tatran Prešov (assistant), Slovakia U18, MFK Košice, Tatran Prešov, Žilina, Slovakia (assistant), Slovakia
• Born in Prešov, the left-back moved to Bratislava aged 18 to study at the city's Faculty of Physical Education and Sport. He started coaching in 1994, combining it with playing at Spoje Bratislava.
• Tarkovič had to hang up his boots aged 24 after injury, ending a career that had been spent in Slovakia's lower leagues.
• After more than 15 years in various roles, including five years in charge of Slovakia's women's Under-19 side and a spell with the men's U18s, Tarkovič returned to club football in 2010/11, working as head coach of both MFK Košice and, during the first half of the following season, Tatran Prešov before returning to his familiar position as assistant at Žilina.
• Served as Žilina's head coach in spring 2013, taking the club to the Slovakian Cup final, before linking up with the Slovakia national team as assistant to coach Ján Kozák, a role Tarkovič would hold for five years.
• Technical director of the Slovak Football Association (SFZ) since 2019 – a role that made the most of his analytical and data skills – Tarkovič took temporary charge of the side in October 2018 following Kozák's departure. He was given the job full time two years later, succeeding Pavel Hapal and promptly leading Slovakia to UEFA EURO 2020 with a play-off final win against Northern Ireland in his first game.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1996
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2008
Tournaments: 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
|20/08/2015||UEL||PO||MŠK Žilina||Athletic Club||3-2||Zilina|
Last updated 14/06/2021 09:54CET
UEFA European Championship records: Poland
2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – group stage
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – last 16
Final tournament win
1-0 twice, most recently v Ukraine, 21/06/16
Final tournament defeat
2-0: Germany v Poland, 08/06/08
Final tournament appearances
8: Jakub Blaszczykowski
8: Robert Lewandowski
8: Łukasz Piszczek
6: Kamil Grosicki
6: Marcin Wasilewski
5: Dariusz Dudka
5: Kamil Glik
5: Artur Jędrzejczyk
5: Tomasz Jodłowiec
5: Grzegorz Krychowiak
5: Arkadiusz Milik
5: Rafał Murawski
5: Michał Pazdan
Final tournament goals
3: Jakub Błaszczykowski
2: Robert Lewandowski
1: Roger Guerreiro
1: Arkadiusz Milik
28: Jacek Bąk
28: Robert Lewandowski
27: Jakub Blaszczykowski
25: Grzegorz Krychowiak
24: Kamil Grosicki
23: Kamil Glik
20: Mariusz Lewandowski
19: Jacek Krzynówek
19: Maciej Żurawski
18: Arkadiusz Milik
18: Marcin Wasilewski
18: Michał Żewłakow
21: Robert Lewandowski
9: Euzebiusz Smolarek
8: Andrzej Juskowiak
8: Arkadiusz Milik
6: Włodzimierz Lubański
5: Dariusz Dziekanowski
5: Robert Gadocha
5: Kamil Grosicki
UEFA European Championship records: Slovakia
2016 – round of 16
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
Final tournament defeat
3-0 twice, most recently Germany v Slovakia, 26/06/16
7-0: Slovakia v San Marino, 13/10/07
5-0: Poland v Slovakia, 07/06/95
Final tournament appearances
6: Koloman Gögh (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Ladislav Jurkemik (for Czechoslovakia)
4: Ján Ďurica
4: Marek Hamšík
4: Juraj Kucka
4: Matúš Kozáčik
4: Peter Pekarík
4: Martin Škrtel
4: Vladimír Weiss
Final tournament goals
1: Karol Dobiaš (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ladislav Pavlovič (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ján Švehlík (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ladislav Jurkemik (for Czechoslovakia)
1: Ondrej Duda
1: Marek Hamšík
1: Vladimír Weiss
40: Marek Hamšík
31: Juraj Kucka
27: Peter Pekarík
27: Martin Škrtel
26: Miroslav Karhan
24: Ján Ďurica
22: Filip Hološko
21: Róbert Mak
20: Lubomír Moravčík (7 for Czechoslovakia)
20: Anton Ondruš (for Czechoslovakia)
19: Tomáš Hubočan
19: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
19: Vladimír Weiss
11: Marek Hamšík
7: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
6: Marek Mintál
5: Titus Buberník (for Czechoslovakia)
5: Peter Dubovský
5: Juraj Kucka
5: Szilárd Németh
Last updated 28/05/2021 10:10CET
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.