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TurkeyTurkeyBakı Olimpiya Stadionu - BakuWednesday 16 June 2021
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Group A - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/08/1997QR (GS)Turkey - Wales6-4
IstanbulHakan Şükür 5, 37, 77, 82, Akyüz 8, Çetin 61; Blake 18, Savage 20, Saunders 31, Melville 52
14/12/1996QR (GS)Wales - Turkey0-0Cardiff
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/03/1981QR (GS)Turkey - Wales0-1
AnkaraHarris 66
15/10/1980QR (GS)Wales - Turkey4-0
CardiffFlynn 19, James 37 (P), 85, Rush 79
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/1979PR (GS)Turkey - Wales1-0
IzmirÖnal 80
29/11/1978PR (GS)Wales - Turkey1-0
WrexhamDeacy 70
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

Turkey and Wales meet for the first time in almost a quarter of a century in the second round of Group A games at UEFA EURO 2020.

• There has been little to choose between the teams in their six previous fixtures, with their most recent match producing a remarkable ten-goal thriller.

• While Turkey need to get back on track after losing 3-0 to Italy in Rome in the opening UEFA EURO 2020 fixture – their joint heaviest EURO finals defeat – Wales are aiming to build on the 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Baku, Kieffer Moore's 74th-minute header rescuing a point after they had gone behind early in the second half.

Previous meetings
• This is the first time the teams have played since a memorable 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Istanbul on 20 August 1997. The home side ran out 6-4 winners thanks largely to four goals from Hakan Şükür against a Wales side who trailed 2-0 after eight minutes but recovered to lead 3-2 and 4-3 before finally succumbing to two more goals in the final 15 minutes from Turkey's all-time top scorer.

• The game in Cardiff in December 1996 had finished goalless; Wales were eliminated by their loss in Turkey, who also failed to reach the finals as they finished third in the section behind the Netherlands and Belgium.

• Wales caretaker coach Robert Page made his international debut in that 0-0 draw in December 1996, and also played 90 minutes in the 6-4 defeat the following August.

• That 1997 match was Turkey's first win against Wales since their sole previous success, a 1-0 home win in Izmir in 1980 UEFA European Championship qualifying in November 1979. That, and Wales's 1-0 success in Wrexham 12 months earlier, are the sides' only previous EURO contests.

• Current Turkey coach Şenol Güneş was in goal for both those games, and also the next two, Wales winning home (4-0) and away (1-0) in the qualifying competition for the 1982 World Cup.

• Wales have won three of the teams' previous six meetings, although that 1-0 victory in Ankara on 25 March 1981 was the most recent.

EURO facts: Turkey
• This is Turkey's fifth appearance at a UEFA European Championship, having made their finals debut in 1996. They reached the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2000 and the last four of UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to qualify for the 2004 and 2012 tournaments.

• In2016 Fatih Terim's team finished third in their section behind Croatia and Spain, missing out on a place in the round of 16 despite concluding their group campaign with a 2-0 defeat of the Czech Republic. That proved insufficient for a place in the knockout stages after defeats by both Croatia (0-1) and Spain (0-3) – the latter equalling Turkey's biggest defeat in a EURO finals.

• That 2008 semi-final against Germany in Basel, Switzerland – which Turkey lost 3-2 – matched their greatest international achievement. A side coached, as now, by Şenol Güneş received bronze medals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup after defeating co-hosts South Korea in the third-place play-off.

• Turkey qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing second in Group H behind world champions France, picking up 23 points from their ten matches. Four of those points came against Les Bleus (2-0 h, 1-1 a), with France's goal in the latter encounter the only one Turkey conceded in their last six qualifiers.

• Şenol Güneş's side conceded only three goals in qualifying, the joint best defensive record alongside Belgium. They kept eight clean sheets – more than any other team.

• This is Turkey's fifth match in Baku, and their first since a 1-0 loss to Azerbaijan in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying in October 2010. That was their first defeat in the city (W2 D1); they have never previously played at the Olympic Stadium.

EURO facts: Wales
• This is Wales's second successive UEFA European Championship, following their 2016 debut. It proved a memorable bow, as a team coached by Chris Coleman qualified first in their group ahead of England, Slovakia and Russia before beating Northern Ireland (1-0) and Belgium (3-1) to reach the country's first ever semi-final at a UEFA or FIFA tournament at any level for men or women. Portugal proved too strong in the last four, however, the eventual champions running out 2-0 winners.

• Wales's previous best EURO performance came in 1976, when they went out to Yugoslavia 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. They fell 2-0 in the first leg in Zagreb before a 1-1 draw in Cardiff.

• That 2016 campaign was only Wales's second appearance in a major tournament. They reached the quarter-finals at the 1958 FIFA World Cup – their only other championship experience – where they were eliminated 1-0 by eventual winners Brazil.

• In qualifying for these finals, a team managed by Ryan Giggs recovered from losing two of their first three matches to remain unbeaten in the last five (W3 D2) and finish second in Group E behind Croatia. They booked their place in the tournament with a 2-0 home win against Hungary in the last fixture.

• Wales also played in Baku on Matchday 1, the 1-1 draw against Switzerland being their first match at the Olympic Stadium. They had won 2-0 away to Azerbaijan at the 8 KM Stadionu in qualifying on 16 November 2019 thanks to goals from Moore and Harry Wilson; their record in Azerbaijan is now W3 D2.

• Page played 90 minutes in both of Wales's first two games in Baku, a 2-0 win in UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying in November 2002 and a 1-1 draw in the preliminaries for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in September 2004.

Links and trivia
• Aaron Ramsey scored twice in Arsenal's 4-1 victory away to a Galatasaray side including Burak Yılmaz on Matchday 6 of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.

• Have played together:
Çağlar Söyüncü & Danny Ward (Leicester 2018–)
Merih Demiral & Aaron Ramsey (Juventus 2019–)
Cengiz Ünder & Danny Ward (Leicester 2020/21)
Ozan Kabak & Neco Williams (Liverpool 2021)

Latest news

• Turkey played three warm-up games prior to UEFA EURO 2020, beating Azerbaijan 2-1 in Alanya, drawing 0-0 with Guinea in Antalya and prevailing 2-0 against Moldova in the German town of Paderborn. Their six-match unbeaten run was ended by the 3-0 defeat against Italy.

• There were international debuts in those friendlies for three squad members – Altay Bayındar, Ridvan Yılmaz and Halil Dervişoğlu, who marked his with a goal 34 minutes into the game against Azerbaijan.

• There are just three survivors in the Turkey squad from UEFA EURO 2016 – Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Ozan Tufan and Burak Yılmaz. Ozan and Burak were the team's only scorers in France, with one goal apiece. All three players started the opening UEFA EURO 2020 game against Italy.

• Burak scored 16 goals to help LOSC Lille become champions of France in 2020/21, his fellow Turkey squad members Yusuf Yazıcı and Zeki Çelik also contributing to the club's Ligue 1 title triumph. Çağlar Söyüncü and Cengiz Ünder were FA Cup winners in England with Leicester City, while Merih Demiral lifted the Coppa Italia with Juventus.

• There are only two members of Beşiktaş's 2020/21 Turkish league and cup double-winning side in the UEFA EURO 2020 squad – midfielder Dorukhan Toköz and Ridvan Yılmaz. Neither played in the opening defeat against Italy, a match in which only two home-based players from the past season, Trabzonspor goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakir and Fenerbahçe's Ozan Tufan, made the starting line-up.

• Turkey's defeat by Italy prolonged their record of losing every opening game at a EURO final tournament. Demiral's own goal was the first Turkey had ever conceded at the finals.

• Kieffer Moore's goal against Switzerland was his sixth for Wales and came on his final tournament debut. Wales have never lost a game in which he has scored (W4 D2).

• Wales had failed to score in their two pre-tournament friendlies, losing 3-0 to France in Nice and drawing 0-0 against Albania in Cardiff. Neco Williams was sent off after 26 minutes in the defeat by France, in which 19-year-old Rubin Colwill came off the bench to make his international debut.

• There are no 2020/21 domestic league winners in the Wales squad. Indeed, 15 of their UEFA EURO participants spent the season operating in the second or third tiers of English football. The only major trophy winners in the squad were Aaron Ramsey, who lifted the Coppa Italia with Juventus, and Danny Ward, who helped Leicester City capture the FA Cup – though neither played in the final.

• There are eight survivors from UEFA EURO 2016 in the Wales squad for this tournament: Joe Allen, Gareth Bale, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Wayne Hennessey, Ramsey, Ward and Jonny Williams.

• Bale, Wales's record scorer with 33 goals, has failed to find the net in his last 12 internationals – his longest barren run since he went 20 games without a goal from August 2007 to October 2010.


Squad list Only this chapter

Turkey - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Mert Günok01/03/198932İstanbul Başakşehir - 900022-
12Altay Bayındır14/04/199823Fenerbahçe - 00001-
23Uğurcan Çakır05/04/199625Trabzonspor - 10109-
2Zeki Çelik17/02/199724LOSC - 9010212
3Merih Demiral05/03/199823Juventus - 1001022-
4Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199625Leicester*4010362
13Umut Meraş20/12/199525Le Havre - 501014-
15Ozan Kabak25/03/200021Schalke - 100012-
18Rıdvan Yılmaz21/05/200120Beşiktaş - 00002-
22Kaan Ayhan10/11/199426Sassuolo - 9310384
25Mert Müldür03/04/199922Sassuolo - 00008-
5Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199427Celta - 3010351
6Ozan Tufan23/03/199526Fenerbahçe - 8110619
8Dorukhan Toköz21/05/199625Beşiktaş - 510091
10Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199427Milan - 91105713
14Taylan Antalyalı08/01/199526Galatasaray - 00006-
19Orkun Kökçü29/12/200020Feyenoord - 00006-
20Abdülkadir Ömür25/06/199921Trabzonspor - 20009-
21İrfan Can Kahveci15/07/199525Fenerbahçe - 701019-
24Kerem Aktürkoğlu21/10/199822Galatasaray - 00001-
26Halil Dervişoğlu08/12/199921Brentford*001031
7Cengiz Ünder14/07/199723Roma - 2110309
9Kenan Karaman05/03/199427Düsseldorf - 5010235
11Yusuf Yazıcı29/01/199724LOSC - 8110321
16Enes Ünal10/05/199724Getafe - 1200222
17Burak Yılmaz15/07/198535LOSC - 71106829
-Şenol Güneş01/06/195269 - 1002078-
Wales - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Wayne Hennessey24/01/198734Crystal Palace - 800096-
12Danny Ward22/06/199327Leicester - 001014-
21Adam Davies17/07/199228Stoke - 00002-
2Chris Gunter21/07/198931Charlton - 1000101-
3Neco Williams13/04/200120Liverpool - 0000111
4Ben Davies24/04/199328Tottenham - 801061-
5Tom Lockyer03/12/199426Luton - 400013-
6Joe Rodon22/10/199723Tottenham - 301015-
14Connor Roberts23/09/199525Swansea - 7010271
15Ethan Ampadu14/09/200020Chelsea - 701024-
17Rhys Norrington-Davies22/04/199922Sheff. United - 00005-
22Chris Mepham05/11/199723Bournemouth - 501019-
24Ben Cabango30/05/200021Swansea - 00003-
7Joe Allen14/03/199031Stoke - 7010602
8Harry Wilson22/03/199724Liverpool - 8100265
10Aaron Ramsey26/12/199030Juventus - 22106416
16Joe Morrell03/01/199724Luton - 401016-
18Jonny Williams09/10/199327Cardiff - 3000281
19David Brooks08/07/199723Bournemouth - 3110192
20Daniel James10/11/199723Man. United - 8110214
23Dylan Levitt17/11/200020Man. United - 00008-
25Rubin Colwill27/04/200219Cardiff - 00001-
26Matthew Smith22/11/199921Man. City - 300014-
9Tyler Roberts12/01/199922Leeds - 200014-
11Gareth Bale16/07/198931Real Madrid - 82109333
13Kieffer Moore08/08/199228Cardiff*4211186
-Rob Page03/09/197446 - 302014-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Şenol Güneş

Date of birth: 1 June 1952
Nationality: Turkish
Playing career:
Sebat Gençlik, Trabzonspor
Coaching career: Trabzonspor (four times), Boluspor, İstanbulspor, Antalyaspor, Sakaryaspor, Turkey (twice), Seoul, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş

• Born in the Black Sea port of Trabzon, Günes became a legendary figure at his local club, keeping goal in the Trabzonspor side that won the Turkish league title six times – and three Turkish Cups – during his 15-year spell from 1972 to 1987; also won 31 caps for Turkey, captaining the team on five occasions.

• Made the natural transition from player to coach at Trabzonspor after hanging up his gloves, moving up swiftly from assistant to head coach; returned after spells with Boluspor and İstanbulspor, claiming the Turkish Cup in 1995 and a league runners-up spot in 1996.

• After brief spells with Antalyaspor and Sakaryaspor he was appointed Turkey coach in 2000 and proved an immediate hit, leading the country not only to their first FIFA World Cup finals in 48 years but all the way to the semi-finals, and third place, at the 2002 tournament in Korea/Japan.

• Left Turkey after failure to qualify for UEFA EURO 2004 and returned to Trabzonspor but reign was brief and later resurfaced in South Korea with Seoul. Returned to Trabzonspor for the fourth time in December 2009, winning the Turkish Cup and Super Cup the following year and finishing second in the 2010/11 Süper Lig.

• Spent 2014/15 at Bursaspor, guiding them to the Turkish Cup final, before taking over at Beşiktaş in June 2015. Went on to win the league title in his debut season, his first championship as a coach; made it two in a row in 2016/17 and took the club into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds for the first time the following season. Agreed to take charge of Turkey for a second time in January 2019.


Robert Page

Date of birth: 3 September 1974
Nationality: Welsh
Playing career: Watford, Sheffield United, Cardiff City, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Chesterfield
Coaching career: Port Vale (youth), Port Vale, Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest (assistant), Wales Under-21, Wales (assistant), Wales (caretaker)

• A former defender who both scored for and captained sides in each of the top four divisions in English football, Page won 41 caps for Wales between December 1996 and September 2005.

• Joined Watford aged 11, making his first-team debut in 1993, although it took until 1996/97 for Page to win a regular role. The following season he captained the club to the Second Division (third tier) title and then helped them to promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs in 1998/99.

• Watford's player of the season in 1999/2000, the only Premier League campaign of his career, Page joined Sheffield United, initially on loan, in August 2001. Made more than 100 appearances for the Blades over the next three seasons before a single campaign back in his native Wales with Cardiff.

• Went on to spend three years at Coventry and one at Huddersfield before winding down his career with three seasons in the fourth tier at Chesterfield, finally hanging up his boots in March 2011. Quickly moved into coaching with Port Vale, initially with the youth sides, before stepping up to the first team as assistant manager in July 2014.

• Succeeded Micky Adams as manager that September and spent two seasons in charge before taking over at Northampton in May 2016. Dismissed the following January, Page had a short spell as first-team coach at Nottingham Forest before taking charge of the Wales Under-21 national side as well as the U17s and U19s in March. Appointed assistant to Ryan Giggs with the senior side in August 2019, he became caretaker coach in November 2000. In April 2021 it was confirmed he would take charge of the team at UEFA EURO 2020.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeArtur Dias (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRui Tavares (POR) , Paulo Soares (POR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeJoão Pinheiro (POR)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeAlejandro Hernández (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeIñigo Prieto (ESP)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
  • Fourth officialBartosz Frankowski (POL)
  • Reserve officialMarcin Boniek (POL)
  • UEFA DelegateIrakli Nakaidze (GEO)
  • UEFA Referee observerNikolai Levnikov (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Artur Dias14/07/1979685

Artur Dias

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

2013 UEFA Regions' Cup

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/08/2012UEL3QROlympique de MarseilleEskişehirspor3-0Istres
03/08/2016UCL3QRAS Monaco FCFenerbahçe SK3-1Monaco

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Turkey

2016 – group stage
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – semi-finals
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – quarter-finals
1996 – group stage
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
twice, most recently v Czech Republic, 21/06/16

Final tournament defeat
three times, most recently v Italy, 11/06/21

Qualifying win
three times, most recently Turkey v Moldova, 11/10/06

Qualifying defeat
8-0: England v Turkey, 14/10/87

Final tournament appearances
Rüştü Reçber
8: Hakan Balta
7: Mehmet Topal
7: Hakan Şükür
7: Ogün Temizkanoğlu
7: Arif Erdem
7: Alpay Özalan

Final tournament goals
Semih Şentürk
Hakan Şükür
2: Nihat Kahveci
2: Arda Turan
1: Okan Buruk
1: Uğur Boral
1: Ozan Tufan
1: Burak Yılmaz

Overall appearances
Hakan Şükür
38: Rüştü Reçber
33: Arda Turan
31: Tugay Kerimoğlu
30: Emre Belözoğlu
30: Alpay Özalan
26: Hamit Altıntop
25: Ogün Temizkanoğlu
24: Hakan Balta
24: Burak Yılmaz
23: Selçuk İnan

Overall goals
Hakan Şükür
9: Nihat Kahveci
9: Burak Yılmaz
8: Arda Turan
5: Arif Erdem
5: Tayfur Havutçu
5: Cenk Tosun
4: Okan Buruk
4: Hamit Altıntop
4: Semih Şentürk


UEFA European Championship records: Wales

2016 – semi-finals
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 – quarter-finals
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
0-3: Russia v Wales, 20/06/16

Final tournament defeat
Portugal v Wales, 06/07/16

Qualifying win
7-0: Wales v Malta, 25/10/78

Qualifying defeat
5-0: Georgia v Wales, 16/11/94

Final tournament appearances
Joe Allen
7: Gareth Bale
6: Ben Davies
6: James Chester
6: Chris Gunter
6: Joe Ledley
6: Aaron Ramsey
6: Neil Taylor
6: Ashley Williams
5: Wayne Hennessey
5: Hal Robson-Kanu
4: Sam Vokes
4: Jonathan Williams
David Edwards
3: Andy King

Final tournament goals
3: Gareth Bale
2: Hal Robson-Kanu
1: Kieffer Moore
1: Aaron Ramsey
1: Neil Taylor
1: Sam Vokes
1: Ashley Williams

Overall appearances
40: Gareth Bale
36: Wayne Hennessey
29: Joe Ledley
29: Gary Speed
26: Chris Gunter
26: Ashley Williams
25: Neville Southall
24: Craig Bellamy
24: Ryan Giggs
23: Ian Rush

Overall goals
17: Gareth Bale
Aaron Ramsey
Ian Rush
5: Craig Bellamy
5: Simon Davies
5: Dean Saunders
5: John Toshack


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
    Mert Günok, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Emre Belözoğlu (65 Dorukhan Toköz), Okay Yokuşlu, Gökhan Gönül (46 Zeki Çelik), Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz (88 Deniz Türüç), Kaan Ayhan
  • (25/03/2019)
    Turkey 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Hasan Ali Kaldırım 24, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 26, 3-0 Cenk Tosun 53, 4-0 Kaan Ayhan 70
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (66 Yusuf Yazıcı), Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz, Dorukhan Toköz (84 Emre Belözoğlu), Deniz Türüç (78 Efecan Karaca), Kaan Ayhan
  • (08/06/2019)
    Turkey 2-0 France
    1-0 Kaan Ayhan 30, 2-0 Cengiz Ünder 40
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Dorukhan Toköz (90 Abdülkadir Ömür), Cengiz Ünder (85 Yusuf Yazıcı), Kenan Karaman, Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz, İrfan Can Kahveci (80 Ozan Tufan), Kaan Ayhan
  • (11/06/2019)
    Iceland 2-1 Turkey
    1-0 R. Sigurdsson 21, 2-0 R. Sigurdsson 32, 2-1 Dorukhan Toköz 40
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Ozan Tufan, Kenan Karaman (46 Yusuf Yazıcı), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Dorukhan Toköz (85 Güven Yalçın), Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz, İrfan Can Kahveci (63 Abdülkadir Ömür), Kaan Ayhan
  • (07/09/2019)
    Turkey 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Ozan Tufan 89
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Çağlar Söyüncü, Emre Belözoğlu, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (80 Emre Kılınç), Yusuf Yazıcı, Umut Meraş (61 Ozan Tufan), Güven Yalçın (46 Kenan Karaman), İrfan Can Kahveci
  • (10/09/2019)
    Moldova 0-4 Turkey
    0-1 Cenk Tosun 37, 0-2 Deniz Türüç 57, 0-3 Cenk Tosun 79, 0-4 Yusuf Yazıcı 88
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Ozan Tufan, Dorukhan Toköz (87 Abdulkadir Parmak), Cenk Tosun, Umut Meraş, İrfan Can Kahveci (80 Yusuf Yazıcı), Kenan Karaman (70 Hakan Çalhanoğlu), Deniz Türüç, Kaan Ayhan
  • (11/10/2019)
    Turkey 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Cenk Tosun 90
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Emre Belözoğlu (66 İrfan Can Kahveci), Ozan Tufan (80 Yusuf Yazıcı), Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Umut Meraş, Mahmut Tekdemir, Burak Yılmaz, Kaan Ayhan (46 Çağlar Söyüncü)
  • (14/10/2019)
    France 1-1 Turkey
    1-0 Giroud 76, 1-1 Kaan Ayhan 82
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik (53 Kaan Ayhan), Merih Demiral, Çağlar Söyüncü, Okay Yokuşlu (46 Hakan Çalhanoğlu), Ozan Tufan (81 Cenk Tosun), Umut Meraş, Mahmut Tekdemir, Burak Yılmaz, Kenan Karaman, İrfan Can Kahveci
  • (14/11/2019)
    Turkey 0-0 Iceland
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik (94 Ömer Bayram), Çağlar Söyüncü, Ozan Tufan, Cengiz Ünder (81 Yusuf Yazıcı), Okay Yokuşlu, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (87 Kaan Ayhan), Umut Meraş, Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz
  • (17/11/2019)
    Andorra 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Enes Ünal 17, 0-2 Enes Ünal 21 (P)
    Uğurcan Çakır, Ozan Tufan, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (60 Berkay Özcan), Yusuf Yazıcı, Ahmed Kutucu (85 Emre Kılınç), Merih Demiral (80 Mert Çetin), Enes Ünal, Ozan Kabak, Ömer Bayram, Nazım Sangare, Kaan Ayhan
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (11/06/2021)
    Turkey 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Merih Demiral 53 (og) , 0-2 Immobile 66, 0-3 Insigne 79
    Uğurcan Çakır, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Çağlar Söyüncü, Okay Yokuşlu (65 İrfan Can Kahveci), Ozan Tufan (64 Kaan Ayhan), Kenan Karaman (76 Halil Dervişoğlu), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Yusuf Yazıcı (46 Cengiz Ünder), Umut Meraş, Burak Yılmaz
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)


  • European Qualifiers
    Wales 1-0 Slovakia
    1-0 James 5
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Smith, Brooks (60 T. Roberts), Bale, C. Roberts, Lawrence, Wilson (87 Vaulks), James (72 A. Williams)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Wales
    1-0 Lawrence 17 (og) , 2-0 Perišić 48, 2-1 Brooks 77
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Smith (65 Brooks), Wilson, Bale, C. Roberts, Lawrence, James (79 Matondo), Vaulks (66 Ampadu)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Hungary 1-0 Wales
    1-0 Pátkai 80
    Hennessey, Gunter, Davies, A. Williams, Allen, Bale, Lawrence, Brooks (73 Wilson), Ampadu (54 Smith), Lawrence (79 Vokes), James
  • (06/09/2019)
    Wales 2-1 Azerbaijan
    1-0 Pashayev 26 (og) , 1-1 Emreli 59, 2-1 Bale 84
    Hennessey, N. Taylor (80 Davies), Mepham, Rodon, Allen, Wilson (63 J. Williams), Bale, C. Roberts, Ampadu (75 Vokes), Lawrence, James
  • (10/10/2019)
    Slovakia 1-1 Wales
    0-1 Moore 25, 1-1 Kucka 53
    Hennessey, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Bale, Moore, C. Roberts, Ampadu (58 Morrell), Lockyer, J. Williams (66 Wilson), James
  • (13/10/2019)
    Wales 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 9, 1-1 Bale 45+4
    Hennessey, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Bale, Moore (86 T. Roberts), C. Roberts, Ampadu (50 Morrell), Lockyer, J. Williams (68 Wilson), James
  • (16/11/2019)
    Azerbaijan 0-2 Wales
    0-1 Moore 10, 0-2 Wilson 34
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Wilson, Bale (60 Ramsey), Moore, C. Roberts, Ampadu (88 Vaulks), Lockyer, Morrell, James (82 Matondo)
  • (19/11/2019)
    Wales 2-0 Hungary
    1-0 Ramsey 15, 2-0 Ramsey 47
    Hennessey, Davies, Mepham, Allen, Ramsey, Bale (88 Wilson), Moore, C. Roberts, Lockyer, Morrell (50 Ampadu), James
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
    Wales 1-1 Switzerland
    0-1 Embolo 49, 1-1 Moore 74
    Ward, Davies, Rodon, Allen, Ramsey (93 Ampadu), Bale, Moore, C. Roberts, Morrell, James (75 Brooks), Mepham
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:09CET

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.

• England's Jude Bellingham is the youngest player to have featured; he was 17 years and 349 days when he came on as a substitute against Croatia on Matchday 1 of UEFA EURO 2020.

• Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to appear, and score, in five EUROs with his two goals against Hungary on Matchday 1 at UEFA EURO 2020. Twenty-one players have appeared in four final tournaments: Lothar Matthäus, Peter Schmeichel, Alessandro Del Piero, Edwin van der Sar, Lilian Thuram, Olof Mellberg, Gianluigi Buffon, Petr Čech, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Andreas Isaksson, Kim Källström, Jaroslav Plašil, Lukas Podolski, Tomáš Rosický, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Darijo Srna, Giorgio Chiellini, Sebastian Larsson, Luka Modrić, João Moutinho and Pepe.

• 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
17 yrs 349 days: Jude Bellingham (England 1-0 Croata, 13/06/21)
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)
37 yrs 321 days: Goran Pandev (North Macedonia 1-3 Austria, 13/06/2021)
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)

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)
57: 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)
48: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
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: João Moutinho (Portugal)
16: Pepe (Portugal)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: Nani (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 five finals tournaments
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

Appearing in four finals tournaments
4: Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000) 
4: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000) 
4: Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) 
4: Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) 
4: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Petr Čech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Kim Källström (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Jaroslav Plašil (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016) 
4: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4: Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) 
4: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Sebastian Larsson (Sweden 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Luka Modrić (Croatia 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: João Moutinho (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4: Pepe (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)

42: 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)
21: 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
11: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9: Michel Platini (France)
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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