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HungaryHungaryPuskás Aréna - BudapestTuesday 15 June 2021
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Group F - Matchday 1
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/09/2017QR (GS)Hungary - Portugal0-1
BudapestAndré Silva 48
25/03/2017QR (GS)Portugal - Hungary3-0
LisbonAndré Silva 32, Ronaldo 36, 65
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/06/2016GS-FTHungary - Portugal3-3LyonGera 19, Dzsudzsák 47, 55; Nani 42, Ronaldo 50, 62
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2009QR (GS)Portugal - Hungary3-0
LisbonSimão 18, 79, Liedson 74
09/09/2009QR (GS)Hungary - Portugal0-1
BudapestPepe 10
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1999PR (GS)Portugal - Hungary3-0
LisbonRui Costa 15, João Pinto 17, Abel Xavier 57
06/09/1998PR (GS)Hungary - Portugal1-3
BudapestHorváth 32; Sá Pinto 56, 77, Rui Costa 85
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/07/1966GS-FTPortugal - Hungary3-1
ManchesterJosé Augusto 2, 65, Torres 89; Bene 59
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Match background Only this chapter

Hungary kick off their second successive EURO campaign against a Portugal team they also faced in the group stage of UEFA EURO 2016.

• The Hungarians have never beaten Portugal, although they led their Group F match in Lyon three times back in June 2016 before eventually settling for a draw – a result that meant they finished above the eventual champions at the top of the section.

Previous meetings
• Portugal are unbeaten in their 13 previous matches against Hungary (W9 D4), scoring 30 goals and conceding only ten.

• Portugal beat Hungary home and away in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. André Silva opened the scoring in Lisbon on 25 March 2017 before Cristiano Ronaldo's double secured a 3-0 win; Silva got the only goal in Budapest on 3 September the same year.

• The teams had shared a 3-3 draw at UEFA EURO 2016, Ronaldo also scoring twice in Lyon; Nani struck Portugal's other goal with Balázs Dzsudzsák getting two goals for Hungary after Zoltán Gera's opener.

• That is the only one of the last seven matches between the countries Portugal have failed to win.

• This is the sides' fourth UEFA European Championship contest; Portugal won 3-1 in Budapest and 3-0 in Lisbon in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2000, Rui Costa scoring in both games.

• Portugal were 3-1 winners against Hungary in Manchester in the group stage of the 1966 World Cup.

• The Portuguese have been victorious in all three of their games against Hungary in Budapest, winning 1-0 in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup – with a Pepe goal – in addition to their successes in 1998 and 2017. This is the teams' first match at the Puskás Aréna.

EURO facts: Hungary
• This is Hungary's second consecutive EURO finals. Their 2016 appearance was their first since 1972 and their first major tournament since the 1986 World Cup. Only four countries competed at the first two EURO final rounds the Magyars reached – in 1964 and 1972.

• In 2016 a team coached by Bernd Storck finished first in Group F on five points, level with Iceland but above them on head-to-head record, and two points ahead of eventual champions Portugal with eliminated Austria on one point. Hungary opened with a 2-0 win against Austria in Bordeaux, Ádám Szalai opening the scoring, before draws against Iceland (1-1) and Portugal.

• Belgium proved too strong in the round of 16, however, running out 4-0 winners in Toulouse – although three of those goals came in the final 12 minutes.

• Hungary have won two of their eight games at EURO final tournaments (D2 L4).

• Hungary were fourth in their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying group, picking up 12 points from their eight games to finish behind Croatia, Wales and Slovakia – who are all also in the final tournament.

• Marco Rossi's side qualified for the EURO play-offs having finished second in their group in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League, picking up ten points to end two behind Finland and one ahead of Greece.

• The Hungarians then won 3-1 in Bulgaria in their play-off semi-final but looked to be heading out as they trailed to Iceland in their final in Budapest, only for late goals from Loïc Négo (88) and Dominik Szoboszlai (90+2) to snatch a dramatic 2-1 victory and a place in the final tournament.

• Hungary are unbeaten in their last nine competitive matches (W6 D3), since a 3-2 loss at home to Russia in the UEFA Nations League on 6 September 2020.

• Hungary got to the final of the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, losing to Italy (in France) and West Germany (in Switzerland) respectively.

• Hungary's first match at the Puskás Aréna was a 2-1 friendly defeat by Uruguay on 15 November 2019. They lost the next game too, that 3-2 defeat against Russia, but were victorious at the third attempt, with that 2-1 play-off win against Iceland. Their record at the ground is W2 D2 L2.

• Hungary's overall record in Budapest is W229 D89 L83.

EURO facts: Portugal
• Portugal claimed their first major silverware at UEFA EURO 2016, defeating hosts France 1-0 in Saint-Denis thanks to Éder's extra-time goal.

• Fernando Santos's side had finished third in Group F behind Hungary and Iceland having drawn all three games, before beating Croatia 1-0 after extra time in the round of 16 and Poland 5-3 on penalties after their quarter-final had finished 1-1.

• A 2-0 semi-final win against Wales was Portugal's only victory inside 90 minutes at UEFA EURO 2016; it is the only one of their last eight EURO finals matches that was not all square after 90 minutes.

• Santos went on to guide Portugal to victory in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, the hosts beating Switzerland 3-1 in the semi-finals before a 1-0 final defeat of the Netherlands.

• Portugal were Group B runners-up in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying, finishing three points behind Ukraine and three ahead of Serbia. Portugal drew their first two games, both at home, against Ukraine (0-0) and Serbia (1-1), but won five of the next six (L1).

• The 2-1 reverse in Ukraine on 14 October 2019 is Portugal's only defeat in 22 EURO matches (W15 D6).

• Ronaldo scored 11 qualifying goals, one behind top scorer Harry Kane of England.

• Ronaldo has made the most appearances in EURO final tournaments (21). The competition's top scorer overall on 40 goals, he is the joint top marksman in final tournaments with Michel Platini on nine goals.

• Portugal are competing at their seventh consecutive EURO and their eighth in total.

• Portugal have won all three of their previous matches in Budapest, those three victories against Hungary. While this is their first game at the Puskás Aréna, they won both matches at the Népstadion, which was demolished in 2016 to make way for the new stadium that opened three years later.

Links and trivia
• Ádám Szalai was a Real Madrid Castilla player between 2007 and 2010, when Pepe and, from 2009, Ronaldo were in the senior side.

• Bruno Fernandes scored in Portugal's 2-0 win against Hungary in 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying on 9 October 2015.

• André Silva hit four goals as Portugal beat finals hosts Hungary 6-1 in the 2014 Under-19 UEFA European Championship group stage.

• Ronaldo scored past Dénes Dibusz in Juventus's 2-1 home win against Ferencváros in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 24 November 2020. Gergő Lovrencsics, Dávid Sigér and substitute Endre Botka also played for the visitors.

• Fernandes scored a penalty past Péter Gulácsi in Manchester United's 3-2 defeat away to RB Leipzig on Matchday 6 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

• Danilo also scored past Gulácsi, in Porto's 3-1 win at home to Leipzig in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• A João Félix penalty was not enough to prevent Atlético de Madrid losing 2-1 to Gulácsi's Leipzig in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

• Nemanja Nikolić scored past Rui Patrício as Videoton beat Sporting CP 3-0 in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage.

Latest news

• Hungary's EURO play-off match-winner Dominik Szoboszlai was ruled out of the final tournament with a groin injury that has sidelined him since he joined Leipzig from Salzburg at the turn of the year.

• Hungary stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches by beating Cyprus 1-0 and drawing 0-0 with the Republic of Ireland in their two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies, both played at the Ferenc Szusza Stadion in Budapest.

• András Schäfer's first international goal settled the contest against Cyprus, a game in which János Hahn and Bendegúz Bolla both made their Hungary debuts. Those two players were again involved against Ireland, when another player, Szabolcs Schön, earned his first cap and recalled goalkeeper Ádám Bogdán came off the bench to make his first international appearance for over five years.

• Hahn was the top scorer in the 2020/21 Hungarian top flight, with 22 goals for Paks, the two players just behind him – Fehérvár's Nemanja Nikolić (15) and Honvéd's Dániel Gazdag (13) – having also both made the UEFA EURO 2020 squad along with five members of the title-winning Ferencváros side – Dénes Dibusz, Gergő Lovrencsics, Dávid Sigér, Endre Botka and Bogdán.

• Ádám Lang was also a league champion in 2020/21, winning the Cypriot league with Omonoia, for whom he also started all six group games in the UEFA Europa League.

• Captain Ádám Szalai is the only player in Marco Rossi's squad who has scored at a major tournament. He found the net against Austria at UEFA EURO 2016 and is one of nine Hungarian survivors from that event along with Lang, Lovrencsics, Nikolić, Attila Fiola, László Kleinheisler, Ádám Nagy and unused goalkeepers Dibusz and Péter Gulácsi.

• Skipper Szalai is also the only player in the Hungary squad with more than 50 caps and ten international goals to his name, boasting respective tallies of 70 and 23.

• Portugal have lost just one of their last 15 internationals, winning ten, the latest a 4-0 success against Israel in Lisbon on 9 June in which Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo once. This followed a goalless stalemate against Spain in Madrid five days earlier.

• Pedro Gonçalves, the 23-goal breakout star of Sporting CP's 2020/21 Portuguese Liga triumph, made his international debut against Spain, goalkeeper Rui Silva following suit with a 90-minute outing in the win against Israel.

• Ronaldo's goal against Israel was his 104th for Portugal on his 175th appearance. All but 19 of those goals have come in competitive internationals, including 40 in the UEFA European Championship, nine of those at the finals, where he has appeared in 21 matches across four previous tournaments – more than any other player.

• One more goal at UEFA EURO 2020 will take Ronaldo above Michel Platini as the EURO final tournament's outright record scorer. The only other players in this Portugal squad to have found the net at previous EUROs are Pepe (two goals) and Renato Sanches (one).

• Portugal possess the three UEFA EURO 2020 participants with most EURO final tournament appearances, Pepe and João Moutinho each following Ronaldo on the list with 15. Rui Patricio is also in double figures with 12.

• Ronaldo, now 36, was Serie A's top scorer in 2020/21 with 29 goals for Juventus, with whom he also won the Coppa Italia. His fellow Portugal forward André Silva also had a prolific season, scoring 28 goals in the German Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt.

• Two members of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2020 squad – Rúben Dias and Bernardo Silva – won the English Premier League in 2020/21, while LOSC Lille duo José Fonte and Sanches became champions of France and João Félix won the Spanish Liga with Atlético de Madrid. Joining Ronaldo as domestic cup winners were Borussia Dortmund's Raphaël Guerreiro and Paris Saint-Germain's Danilo.

• Of the six-home based players in the squad, three are from Portuguese champions Sporting, with João Palhinha and 18-year-old Nuno Mendes joining Gonçalves for their first taste of international tournament football.

• Eleven members of Portugal's triumphant UEFA EURO 2016 squad have returned, along with coach Fernando Santos, to defend the trophy this year – Ronaldo, Rui Patrício, Fonte, Pepe, Guerreiro, Danilo, Moutinho, Rafa Silva, Sanches, William Carvalho and Anthony Lopes.

• All 16 of the players who took the field for Portugal's victory on home soil at the 2019 UEFA Nations League finals have been called up for UEFA EURO 2020, including Gonçalo Guedes, who scored the winner in the final against the Netherlands.


Squad list Only this chapter

Hungary - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Péter Gulácsi06/05/199031Leipzig - 1000039-
12Dénes Dibusz16/11/199030Ferencváros - 000015-
22Ádám Bogdán27/09/198733Ferencváros - 000020-
2Ádám Lang17/01/199328Omonoia - 4000391
3Ákos Kecskés04/01/199625Lugano - 00002-
4Attila Szalai20/01/199823Fenerbahçe - 200013-
5Attila Fiola17/02/199031Fehérvár - 2000351
6Willi Orbán03/11/199228Leipzig - 9300225
7Loïc Négo15/01/199130Fehérvár - 110082
14Gergő Lovrencsics01/09/198832Ferencváros - 9000411
21Endre Botka25/08/199426Ferencváros - 200010-
26Bendegúz Bolla22/11/199921Fehérvár - 00002-
8Ádám Nagy17/06/199525Bristol City - 8000481
10Tamás Cseri15/01/198833Mezőkövesd - 00003-
13András Schäfer13/04/199922Dunajská Streda - 000061
15László Kleinheisler 08/04/199427Osijek - 5000343
16Dániel Gazdag02/03/199625Philadelphia Union - 100061
17Roland Varga23/01/199031MTK - 4000223
18Dávid Sigér30/11/199030Ferencváros - 3000131
19Kevin Varga30/03/199625Kasımpaşa - 000081
9Ádám Szalai09/12/198733Mainz - 101007023
11Filip Holender27/07/199426Lugano - 6000151
20Roland Sallai22/05/199724Freiburg - 6000224
23Nemanja Nikolić31/12/198733Fehérvár - 2100388
24Szabolcs Schön27/09/200020FC Dallas - 00001-
25János Hahn15/03/199526Paks - 00002-
-Marco Rossi09/09/196456 - 801025-
Portugal - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Rui Patrício15/02/198833Wolves - 800093-
12Anthony Lopes01/10/199030Lyon - 000013-
22Rui Silva07/02/199427Granada - 00001-
2Nélson Semedo16/11/199327Wolves - 300018-
3Pepe26/02/198338Porto - 40001157
4Rúben Dias14/05/199724Man. City - 8000282
5Raphaël Guerreiro22/12/199327Dortmund - 7000462
6José Fonte22/12/198337LOSC - 400046-
20Diogo Dalot18/03/199922Man. United - 0000--
25Nuno Mendes19/06/200218Sporting CP - 00005-
8João Moutinho08/09/198634Wolves - 60001317
10Bernardo Silva10/08/199426Man. City - 8300557
11Bruno Fernandes08/09/199426Man. United - 6100294
13Danilo09/09/199129Paris - 5100472
14William Carvalho07/04/199229Betis - 4200664
16Renato Sanches18/08/199723LOSC - 0000261
17Gonçalo Guedes29/11/199624Valencia - 5200236
18Rúben Neves13/03/199724Wolves - 500021-
19Pedro Gonçalves28/06/199822Sporting CP - 00002-
24Sérgio Oliveira02/06/199229Porto - 000011-
26João Palhinha09/07/199525Sporting CP - 000041
7Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198536Juventus - 81100175104
9André Silva06/11/199525Frankfurt - 30003915
15Rafa Silva17/05/199328Benfica - 300021-
21Diogo Jota04/12/199624Liverpool - 2000146
23João Félix10/11/199921Atlético - 4100173
-Fernando Santos10/10/195466 - 801083-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Marco Rossi

Date of birth: 9 September 1964
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Torino, Campania, Campania Puteolana, Catanzaro, Brescia, Sampdoria, Club América, Eintracht Frankfurt, Piacenza, Ospitaletto, Salò
Coaching career: Lumezzane, Pro Patria, Spezia, Scafatese, Cavese, Honvéd (twice), DAC Dunajská Streda, Hungary

• Rossi launched his playing career as a defender with Torino and made his Serie A debut in March 1984. Later played for Campania, Catanzaro and – briefly –  Brescia before joining Sampdoria in 1993. Won the Coppa Italia with Samp in 1994 before moving abroad to play in Mexico for Club América and in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt. His last professional club was Piacenza, finishing his career with lower-division outfits Ospitaletto and Salò.

• In 2004, he started coaching Lumezzane, subsequently taking charge of lower-league Italian clubs Pro Patria, Spezia, Scafatese and Cavese. He considered retiring before being appointed head coach of Honvéd in August 2012.

• In his first season in Budapest, the club made famous by Ferenc Puskás and Co in the 1950s finished third in the Hungarian top flight, but Rossi left in April 2014 – only to return, by popular demand, the following February. In 2016/17 the Italian defied the odds by steering Honvéd to a sensational Hungarian title triumph – the club's first league success for 24 years – but subsequently stepped down, pursuing his career instead across the border in Slovakia.

• He spent 2017/18 as head coach of DAC Dunajská Streda, a club with sizeable Hungarian support, leading them to third place in the Slovakian league and into a UEFA Europa League qualification spot.

• On 19 June 2018, Rossi returned to the country where he had made his name, becoming head coach of the Hungarian national team as the replacement for Belgian Georges Leekens.


Fernando Santos

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: Benfica, Estoril (twice), Marítimo
Coaching career: Estoril, Estrela da Amadora, Porto, AEK Athens (twice), Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Benfica, PAOK, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos – who holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before spending most of his career with Estoril.

• He retired from playing in 1987, going immediately into coaching at Estoril, where he was head coach for six years, guiding the club to two promotions and into the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK again and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes after taking over in 2007, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012. Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding Greece to the last 16, before stepping down.

• He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal; two years later, Santos and his team reached the last 16 of the World Cup, following that with victory in the first UEFA Nations League, beating Switzerland and the Netherlands on home soil in the Finals.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesBahattin Duran (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePaolo Valeri (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeFilippo Meli (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Fourth officialSandro Schärer (SUI)
  • Reserve officialStephane De Almeida (SUI)
  • UEFA DelegateRadenko Mijatovic (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerNicola Rizzoli (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/197618131

Cüneyt Çakır

Referee since: 1994
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA Champions League
2012 FIFA Club World Cup

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/09/2015EUROQRNorthern IrelandHungary1-1Belfast

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2006UEL1QRFC VaduzÚjpest FC0-1Vaduz
20/08/2009UELPOCD NacionalFC Zenit4-3Funchal
22/11/2011UCLGSManchester United FCSL Benfica2-2Manchester
16/02/2012UELR32FC PortoManchester City FC1-2Porto
02/10/2012UCLGSSL BenficaFC Barcelona0-2Lisbon
24/04/2014UELSFSL BenficaJuventus2-1Lisbon
30/09/2014UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskFC Porto2-2Lviv
18/08/2015UCLPOSporting Clube de PortugalPFC CSKA Moskva2-1Lisbon
07/09/2015EUROQRNorthern IrelandHungary1-1Belfast
09/12/2015UCLGSChelsea FCFC Porto2-0London
27/09/2016UCLGSLeicester City FCFC Porto1-0Leicester
23/08/2017UCLPOFCSBSporting Clube de Portugal1-5Bucharest
06/03/2019UCLR16FC PortoAS Roma3-1Porto
18/02/2021UELR32SL BenficaArsenal FC1-1Rome

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Hungary

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
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – fourth place
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – third place
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
Hungary v Denmark, 20/06/64, third-place play-off
0-2: Austria v Hungary, 14/06/16

Final tournament defeat

: Hungary v Belgium, 26/06/16

Qualifying win
Hungary v San Marino, 08/10/10

Qualifying defeat
twice, most recently Hungary v Netherlands, 25/03/11

Final tournament appearances
4: Flórián Albert
4: Balázs Dzsudzsák
4: Zoltán Gera
4: Richárd Guzmics
4: Gábor Király
4: Ádám Lang
4: Ádám Szalai

Final tournament goals
2: Balázs Dzsudzsák
Ferenc Bene
2: Dezső Novák
1: Zoltán Gera
1: Lajos Kű
1: Ádám Szalai
Zoltán Stieber

Overall appearances
Gábor Király
37: Balázs Dzsudzsák
Zoltán Gera
32: Roland Juhász
25: Ádám Szalai
22: Ferenc Bene
22: Tamás Priskin
20: Vilmos Vanczák
19: Flórián Albert
19: Pál Dárdai
19: Ákos Elek

Overall goals
13: Zoltán Gera
Ferenc Bene
11: Tibor Nyilasi
8: József Kiprich
7: Ádám Szalai
6: János Farkas
6: Gergely Rudolf
6: Imre Szabics


UEFA European Championship records: Portugal

2016 – winners
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – runners-up
2000 – semi-finals
1996 – quarter-finals
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0 twice, most recently v Germany, 20/06/00

Final tournament defeat
Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Qualifying win
8-0 twice, most recently Portugal v Liechtenstein, 09/06/99

Qualifying defeat
5-0 twice, most recently Soviet Union v Portugal, 27/04/83

Final tournament appearances
21: Cristiano Ronaldo
João Moutinho
Luís Figo
14: Nuno Gomes
12: Fernando Couto
12: Rui Costa
12: Rui Patrício
Ricardo Carvalho

Final tournament goals
9: Cristiano Ronaldo
Nuno Gomes
3: Sérgio Conceição
Hélder Postiga
3: Nani

Overall appearances
56: Cristiano Ronaldo
43: João Moutinho
34: Luís Figo
33: Vítor Baía
33: Rui Patrício
32: Rui Costa
30: Pepe
30: Ricardo Quaresma
29: Ricardo Carvalho
29: Fernando Couto

Overall goals
40: Cristiano Ronaldo
14: João Pinto
12: Rui Costa
10: Nani
9: Hélder Postiga
Nuno Gomes
8: Luís Figo
8: Nené


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


Competition facts Only this chapter

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)

Final tournament
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)

Final tournament
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)

Final tournament
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.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
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.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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