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ItalyItalyStadio Olimpico - RomeWednesday 16 June 2021
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Group A - Matchday 2
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/06/1999PR (GS)Switzerland - Italy0-0Lausanne
10/10/1998PR (GS)Italy - Switzerland2-0
UdineDel Piero 18, 62
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/05/1993QR (GS)Switzerland - Italy1-0
BerneHottiger 55
14/10/1992QR (GS)Italy - Switzerland2-2CagliariR. Baggio 83, Eranio 90; Ohrel 17, Chapuisat 20
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/10/1987PR (GS)Switzerland - Italy0-0Berne
15/11/1986PR (GS)Italy - Switzerland3-2
MilanDonadoni 1, Altobelli 51, 85 (P); Brigger 30, Weber 88
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/10/1973QR (GS)Italy - Switzerland2-0
RomeRivera 39, Riva 79
21/10/1972QR (GS)Switzerland - Italy0-0Berne
1968 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/12/1967PR (GS)Italy - Switzerland4-0
CagliariMazzola 3, Riva 13, Domenghini 45, 67
18/11/1967PR (GS)Switzerland - Italy2-2BerneQuentin 34, Künzli 68; Riva 66, 85 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/1962GS-FTItaly - Switzerland3-0
Santiago De ChileMora 2, Bulgarelli 65, 67
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/06/1954GS-FTSwitzerland - Italy4-1
BaselHügi 14, 85, Ballaman 48, Fatton 90; Nesti 67
17/06/1954GS-FTSwitzerland - Italy2-1
LausanneBallaman 18, Hügi 78; Boniperti 44
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Match background Only this chapter

Italy and Switzerland are old foes at international level, although their meeting in Rome in the second round of Group A games will be their first fixture in a decade – and their first competitive match since 1999.

• This is only the third time the teams have met in a final tournament, and the first in almost 60 years.

• Italy are looking to build on a 3-0 win against Turkey in Rome in the opening match of UEFA EURO 2020, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne adding to an own goal in what was Italy's biggest EURO finals victory. It was the first time they had scored three goals at the tournament in their 39th fixture.

• Switzerland, meanwhile, had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wales in Baku in their first game, Breel Embolo's 49th-minute opener enough only for a point.

Previous meetings
• The Azzurri have dominated fixtures against their neighbours, winning 28 of their 58 matches and losing only eight – although the last three matches between the teams, all in Switzerland, have been drawn. Their most recent meeting was a 1-1 friendly draw in Geneva on 5 June 2010, Gökhan Inler's tenth-minute opener for the home side cancelled out four minutes later by Fabio Quagliarella. Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri played for Ottmar Hitzfeld's Switzerland, while Giorgio Chiellini was in Marcello Lippi's Azzurri side.

• That stretched Italy's unbeaten run against Switzerland to eight matches (W4 D4), since a 1-0 loss in Berne in 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying in May 1993. The Azzurri's last win against the Swiss came in a Geneva friendly in April 2003, Nicola Legrottaglie and Cristiano Zanetti scoring in either half to secure a 2-1 success.

• The sides' last competitive matches came in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2000, Italy winning the first game 2-0 in Udine – Alessandro Del Piero scoring in each half – before a goalless draw in Lausanne. Italy went on to win the group with 15 points to reach the final tournament, finishing one point and two places above the eliminated Swiss.

• Those results continued the pattern of Italy recording a home win and an away draw when the teams have been paired together in EURO qualifying, following on from the preliminaries for the final tournaments of 1968 (2-2 a, 4-0 h) and 1988 (3-2 h, 0-0 a). In both those instances, the Azzurri went on to reach the finals.

• Italy also came out on top in the teams' last meeting at a final tournament, recording a 3-0 victory against the Swiss in the group stage of the 1962 World Cup. Eight years earlier, World Cup hosts Switzerland had beaten Italy 2-1 and 4-1 in the space of seven days, the second of the wins in a play-off.

EURO facts: Italy
• This is Italy's tenth EURO final tournament and their seventh in a row since sitting out the 1992 edition in Sweden. Only twice have they failed to advance through the group stage – in 1996 and 2004.

• Italy got as far as the quarter-finals at UEFA EURO 2016, finishing first in their group and beating holders Spain 2-0 in the last 16 only to lose to Germany in the last eight, going down 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

• Italy triumphed on home soil at the 1968 UEFA European Championship and have been runners-up twice since – in 2000 and 2012.

• This time round, Roberto Mancini's side won all ten of their qualifiers to finish first in Group J, swelling the number of countries to have reached the finals with a perfect record to eight, Belgium also having achieved the feat in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries. Of the previous six to have won every qualifier, however, only Spain (2012) went on to win the tournament itself.

• A 3-0 win away to Bosnia and Herzegovina in their penultimate qualifier was Italy's tenth successive win in all internationals, the first time in their history they had achieved that feat.

• The Azzurri made it 11 straight victories with a 9-1 home win against Armenia in their final qualifying game, the first time they had scored nine goals in a game since August 1948. Seven different players were on the scoresheet, a new national record.

• The Matchday 1 win against Turkey means Italy's record in Rome is now W36 D18 L6, with three of those defeats coming in their last seven matches at the Olimpico. Those are the Azzurri's only losses in their last 19 matches in Rome (W14 D2).

• Italy are undefeated in the Italian capital in EURO and FIFA World Cup matches; at final tournaments Italy's record in Rome is W9 D2.

EURO facts: Switzerland
• This is Switzerland's fifth EURO, all in the last seven editions of the competition. Eliminated in the group stage in 1996, 2004 and as co-hosts in 2008, they finished second in their section at UEFA EURO 2016 behind hosts France but bowed out in the last 16, losing 5-4 on penalties to Poland after a 1-1 draw.

• The Matchday 1 draw with Wales means Switzerland's record in 14 EURO finals games is now W2 D6 L6.

• This is Switzerland's fourth successive appearance in a major tournament having also qualified for the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, reaching the last 16 at both.

• The Swiss booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing first in Group D, taking 17 points from their eight qualifiers. They won four of their last five matches, scoring 13 goals and conceding only two in that five-game sequence with three clean sheets.

• A 1-0 loss away to Denmark in October 2019 is Switzerland's only defeat in their last 15 EURO fixtures, qualifying and final tournament combined (W8 D6). They were unbeaten at UEFA EURO 2016 (W1 D3), with their shoot-out elimination to Poland classed as a draw, and are now unbeaten in six EURO final tournament encounters, drawing the last four.

• Switzerland finished fourth in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, losing 3-1 to hosts and eventual champions Portugal in the semi-finals and 6-5 on penalties to England in the third-place play-off after a goalless 120 minutes.

• Switzerland have recorded one win and three defeats in their four games against Italy in Rome, the most recent a 1-0 friendly loss in June 1994 in which Giuseppe Signori scored the only goal. Those are also their only games at the Olimpico in Rome. Switzerland's sole victory came in Italy's first international after their 1982 World Cup triumph in Spain, Ruedi Elsener scoring the only goal of the game against Enzo Bearzot's side.

• Italy are Switzerland's most frequent opponents. This is the 59th match between the sides; Germany are second on the list with 51 games against the Swiss.

Links and trivia
• Switzerland coach Vladimir Petković knows the Olimpico in Rome well, having been in charge of Lazio between 2012 and 2014, winning the Coppa Italia in 2012/13.

• Have played in Italy:
Ricardo Rodríguez (AC Milan 2017–20, Torino 2020–)
Remo Freuler (Atalanta 2016–)
Edimilson Fernandes (Fiorentina 2018/19 loan)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Internazionale 2015)
Haris Seferović (Fiorentina 2010–13, Lecce 2012 loan, Novara 2013 loan)

• Have played together:
Gianluigi Donnarumma & Ricardo Rodríguez (AC Milan 2017–20)
Federico Chiesa & Edimilson Fernandes (Fiorentina 2018/19)
Rafael Tolói & Remo Freuler (Atalanta 2016–)
Matteo Pessina & Remo Freuler (Atalanta 2018/19 & 2020/21)

• Emerson and Jorginho were in the Chelsea side that defeated Granit Xhaka's Arsenal 4-1 in the 2019 UEFA Europa League final in Baku.

Latest news

• Italy made it nine successive wins – all with clean sheets – with their opening victory against Turkey, having defeated San Marino 7-0 in Cagliari and the Czech Republic 4-0 in Bologna in their two pre-tournament friendlies. Roberto Mancini's side are now unbeaten in 28 internationals (W23 D5) since going down 1-0 to Portugal in Lisbon in the UEFA Nations League on 10 September 2018.

• Matteo Pessina, a late addition to Italy's squad following the withdrawal of injured Stefano Sensi, scored his first two international goals in the win against San Marino, and current Under-21 international Giacaomo Raspadori made his senior debut as a substitute against the Czech Republic.

• Gaetano Castrovilli, who won the second of his two caps against San Marino, 18 months after his debut, replaced the injured Lorenzo Pellegrini in the squad on the eve of the tournament.

• Among the seven Italy players selected for both UEFA EURO 2016 and this tournament are skipper Giorgio Chiellini, who is appearing in his fourth successive EURO finals, and Leonardo Bonucci and Salvatore Sirigu, who are both involved in their third. The other survivors from five years ago are Federico Bernardeschi, Alessandro Florenzi and Matchday 1 marksmen Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne.

• Immobile and Insigne both scored their first major tournament goals on their fifth appearance in the win against Turkey.

• Chiellini made it 13 EURO finals appearances as he led Italy out against Turkey – the highest number of any UEFA EURO 2020 participant bar Portugal trio Cristiano Ronaldo (21), Pepe and João Moutinho (both 15) and just four short of Gianluigi Buffon's Italy record.

• Chiellini and Bonucci are the only members of the Italy squad to have scored at any previous major tournament, the former having found the net against both Brazil at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and Spain at UEFA EURO 2016, while the latter was the Azzurri's scorer from the penalty spot in the 2016 quarter-final against Germany.

• Italy will host the final stages of the UEFA Nations League in the autumn. They take on Spain in the first of the semi-finals in Milan on 6 October.

• The opening draw against Wales ended Switzerland’s five-match winning run, which had been extended by victories in UEFA EURO 2020 warm-up games in St Gallen against the United States (2-1) and Liechtenstein (7-0).

• Mario Gavranović scored three of Switzerland's goals against Liechtenstein – the only UEFA EURO 2020 participant to register a hat-trick in any of the pre-tournament friendlies. It was his first international treble.

• Two Switzerland squad members were domestic champions in 2020/21 – Gavranović with Dinamo Zagreb and Christian Fassnacht with Young Boys – while Manuel Akanji was the only domestic cup winner, helping Borussia Dortmund claim the DFB-Pokal.

• Breel Embolo’s goal against Wales was his first in a final tournament at the ninth attempt and just his sixth in 44 international appearances.

• Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka has not missed an international for over three years, since a friendly against Spain on 3 June 2018. In that time he has run up 34 successive appearances, the first 30 all in the starting XI. The last competitive international he failed to start was a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Hungary on 7 October 2016, for which he was suspended; he has been selected for all 36 since.

• Xhaka is set to appear in his 26th EURO encounter – finals and qualifying combined – which is three shy of Stéphane Chapuisat's Switzerland record.

• Xhaka is one of ten members of the Switzerland squad who were also involved at UEFA EURO 2016, along with Nico Elvedi, Embolo, Admir Mehmedi, Ricardo Rodríguez, Fabian Schär, Haris Seferović, Xherdan Shaqiri, Yann Sommer and Denis Zakaria, although Elvedi and Zakaria did not actually play in France.


Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198734Torino - 500026-
21Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199922Milan - 501027-
26Alex Meret22/03/199724Napoli - 10002-
2Giovanni Di Lorenzo04/08/199327Napoli - 20108-
3Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198436Juventus - 30101088
4Leonardo Spinazzola25/03/199328Roma - 301015-
13Emerson03/08/199426Chelsea - 500015-
15Francesco Acerbi10/02/198833Lazio - 3100141
19Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198734Juventus - 101101037
23Alessandro Bastoni13/04/199922Internazionale - 00005-
24Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199130Roma - 4010442
25Rafael Tolói10/10/199030Atalanta - 00003-
5Manuel Locatelli08/01/199823Sassuolo - 0010111
6Marco Verratti05/11/199228Paris - 7200403
7Gaetano Castrovilli17/02/199724Fiorentina - 10002-
8Jorginho20/12/199129Chelsea - 9310295
12Matteo Pessina21/04/199724Atalanta - 000052
14Federico Chiesa25/10/199723Juventus - 6110261
16Bryan Cristante03/03/199526Roma - 1010121
18Nicolò Barella07/02/199724Internazionale - 8310245
20Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199427Juventus - 8110316
9Andrea Belotti20/12/199327Torino - 74103412
10Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199130Napoli - 4311429
11Domenico Berardi01/08/199426Sassuolo - 0010125
17Ciro Immobile20/02/199031Lazio - 43114714
22Giacomo Raspadori18/02/200021Sassuolo - 00001-
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196456 - 1002031-
Switzerland - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Yann Sommer17/12/198832Mönchengladbach - 801062-
12Yvon Mvogo06/06/199427PSV - 00004-
21Gregor Kobel06/12/199723Stuttgart - 0000--
2Kevin Mbabu19/04/199526Wolfsburg*301013-
4Nico Elvedi30/09/199624Mönchengladbach - 7010271
5Manuel Akanji19/07/199525Dortmund - 701030-
13Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199228Torino - 8110829
17Loris Benito07/01/199229Bordeaux - 3100121
22Fabian Schär20/12/199129Newcastle*5110618
24Becir Omeragic20/01/200219Zürich - 00004-
25Eray Cömert04/02/199823Basel - 10006-
26Jordan Lotomba29/09/199822Nice - 00002-
3Silvan Widmer05/03/199328Basel - 0000161
6Denis Zakaria20/11/199624Mönchengladbach - 8210333
8Remo Freuler15/04/199229Atalanta - 5110303
10Granit Xhaka27/09/199228Arsenal - 82109512
11Ruben Vargas05/08/199822Augsburg - 3100122
14Steven Zuber17/08/199129Frankfurt - 2100378
15Djibril Sow06/02/199724Frankfurt - 400016-
16Christian Fassnacht11/11/199327Young Boys - 210083
20Edimilson Fernandes15/04/199625Mainz - 4100222
23Xherdan Shaqiri10/10/199129Liverpool - 00109223
7Breel Embolo14/02/199724Mönchengladbach - 6111446
9Haris Seferović22/02/199229Benfica - 31107521
18Admir Mehmedi16/03/199130Wolfsburg - 51007410
19Mario Gavranović24/11/198931Dinamo Zagreb - 21103114
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196357 - 802074-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Roberto Mancini

Date of birth: 27 November 1964
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Bologna, Sampdoria, Lazio, Leicester (loan)
Coaching career: Fiorentina, Lazio, Internazionale Milano (twice), Manchester City, Galatasaray, Zenit, Italy

• Spent the majority of his playing career in Italy, winning Serie A titles and UEFA Cup Winners' Cups with both Sampdoria and Lazio as well as six editions of the Coppa Italia, four with Sampdoria and two with Lazio. Capped 36 times by Italy, the forward was a bronze medallist at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

• Started his coaching career as assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson at Lazio before replacing Fatih Terim at Fiorentina in 2001. After leading the Viola to the Coppa Italia, he returned to Lazio and repeated that feat as well as steering the Roman club into the UEFA Champions League and to the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2002/03.

• Became coach of Inter in July 2004, replacing Alberto Zaccheroni one day after terminating his contract with Lazio; led the Nerazzurri to Coppa Italia glory in his debut season, Inter's first domestic honour since the 1989 Scudetto. After Juventus were stripped of their 2005/06 title and AC Milan suffered a points penalty, Inter were finally crowned champions of Italy again. Mancini repeated that success in 2006/07.

• Left Inter in May 2008 despite winning another title and replaced Mark Hughes as manager of Manchester City midway through the 2009/10 Premier League season. City finished fifth in his first campaign, third in his second – when they also lifted the FA Cup – and dramatically won the top flight for the first time in 44 years on the final day of his third.

• City finished second the following season, but Mancini was sacked two days after losing to Wigan in the 2013 FA Cup final. Mancini succeeded Terim again that September at Galatasaray, winning the 2014 Turkish Cup in what proved his only season; returned to Inter for two seasons from 2014 before joining Russian club Zenit in 2017, stepping down the following year to take charge of Italy.


Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: Sarajevo (twice), Rudar Ljubija, Koper, Chur 97 (twice), Sion, Martigny-Sports, Bellinzona (twice), Locarno
Coaching career: Bellinzona (twice), Malcantone Agno, Lugano, Young Boys, Samsunspor, Sion, Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to Basel, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well as the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being appointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16, and to the same stage of the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Sweden. Switzerland did, however, reach the first UEFA Nations League Finals, ahead of Belgium and Iceland.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Fourth officialMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Reserve officialStuart Burt (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateAngelo Chetcuti (MLT)
  • UEFA Referee observerDarko Čeferin (SVN)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/19791086

Sergei Karasev

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2002 UEFA Regions' Cup


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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/09/2002RCUPQRC. R. Piemonte Valle d'Aosta (ITA)Dacia Amateur (ROM)2-0Povazska Bystrica
03/09/2010U21QRSwitzerlandRepublic of Ireland1-0Lugano
30/11/2011UELGSStade Rennais FCUdinese Calcio0-0Rennes
14/02/2013UELR32VfL Borussia MönchengladbachSS Lazio3-3Monchengladbach
06/11/2013UCLGSSSC NapoliOlympique de Marseille3-2Naples
20/02/2014UELR32Esbjerg fBACF Fiorentina1-3Esbjerg
04/11/2015UCLGSAS RomaBayer 04 Leverkusen3-2Rome
19/10/2016UCLGSSSC NapoliBeşiktaş JK2-3Naples
02/10/2018UCLGSJuventusBSC Young Boys3-0Turin
26/11/2019UCLGSAtalanta BCGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Milan
01/10/2020UELPOBSC Young BoysKF Tirana3-0Berne
18/02/2021UELR32Granada CFSSC Napoli2-0Granada
08/04/2021UELQFAFC AjaxAS Roma1-2Amsterdam

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Italy

2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – runners-up
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – runners-up
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – semi-finals
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – fourth place
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – quarter-finals
1968 – winners
1964 – last 16
1960 – did not participate

Final tournament win
3-0: Turkey v Italy, 11/06/21

Final tournament defeat
4-0: Spain v Italy, 01/07/12

Qualifying win
9-1: Italy v Armenia, 18/11/19

Qualifying defeat
0-3: Italy v Sweden, 15/10/83

Final tournament appearances
Gianluigi Buffon
Paolo Maldini
13: Alessandro Del Piero
13: Antonio Cassano
13: Giorgio Chiellini
Leonardo Bonucci
Daniele De Rossi
11: Gianluca Zambrotta
11: Andrea Pirlo

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Balotelli
3: Antonio Cassano
2: Graziano Pellè
2: Pierluigi Casiraghi
2: Filippo Inzaghi
2: Andrea Pirlo
2: Francesco Totti

Overall appearances
58: Gianluigi Buffon
37: Leonardo Bonucci
37: Andrea Pirlo
36: Giorgio Chiellini
35: Fabio Cannavaro
33: Paolo Maldini
32: Alessandro Del Piero
31: Daniele De Rossi
28: Christian Panucci
27: Giacinto Facchetti

Overall goals
14: Filippo Inzaghi
10: Luigi Riva
9: Alessandro Altobelli
9: Alessandro Del Piero
9: Antonio Cassano
7: Gianluca Vialli
7: Gianfranco Zola
6: Sandro Mazzola
6: Christian Vieri


UEFA European Championship records: Switzerland

2016 – round of 16
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
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 – did not participate

Final tournament win
2-0: Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

Final tournament defeat
3-0: England v Switzerland, 17/06/04

Qualifying win
twice, most recently Switzerland v San Marino, 09/10/15

Qualifying defeat
4-0: Italy v Switzerland, 23/12/67

Final tournament appearances
7: Valon Behrami
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Hakan Yakin
6: Patrick Müller
6: Gelson Fernandes
5: Stéphane Chapuisat
5: Breel Embolo
5: Stéphane Henchoz
5: Ricardo Rodríguez
5: Fabian Schär
5: Haris Seferović
5: Xherdan Shaqiri
5: Yann Sommer
5: Johann Vogel
5: Johan Vonlanthen
5: Granit Xhaka

Final tournament goals
3: Hakan Yakin
1: Breel Embolo
1: Admir Mehmedi
1: Fabian Schär
1: Xherdan Shaqiri
1: Kubilay Türkyilmaz
1: Johan Vonlanthen

Overall appearances
Stéphane Chapuisat
28: Heinz Hermann
26: Stephan Lichtsteiner
25: Granit Xhaka
24: Alain Geiger
23: Ricardo Rodríguez
22: Stéphane Henchoz
21: Admir Mehmedi
21: Yann Sommer
21: Johann Vogel

Overall goals
Xherdan Shaqiri
Kubilay Türkyilmaz
8: Fritz Künzli
6: Stéphane Chapuisat
6: Adrian Knup
6: Hakan Yakin
5: Rolf Blättler
5: Alexander Frei
5: Karl Odermatt
5: René-Pierre Quentin


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    G. Donnarumma, Piccini, Chiellini, Biraghi (91 Spinazzola), Verratti (85 Zaniolo), Jorginho, Bernardeschi, Kean, Immobile (80 Quagliarella), Barella, Bonucci
  • (26/03/2019)
    Italy 6-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Sensi 17, 2-0 Verratti 32, 3-0 Quagliarella 35 (P) , 4-0 Quagliarella 45+3 (P) , 5-0 Kean 69, 6-0 Pavoletti 76
    Sirigu, Mancini, Verratti, Spinazzola, Jorginho (57 Zaniolo), Romagnoli, Kean, Sensi, Politano, Bonucci (79 Izzo), Quagliarella (72 Pavoletti)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Greece 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Barella 23, 0-2 Insigne 30, 0-3 Bonucci 33
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson (68 De Sciglio), Verratti (81 Lorenzo Pellegrini), Jorginho, Belotti (84 Bernardeschi), Insigne, Chiesa, Florenzi, Barella, Bonucci
  • (11/06/2019)
    Italy 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Džeko 32, 1-1 Insigne 49, 2-1 Verratti 86
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson, Mancini (66 De Sciglio), Verratti, Jorginho, Insigne, Barella, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (80 Belotti), Quagliarella (46 Chiesa)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Armenia 1-3 Italy
    1-0 Karapetyan 11, 1-1 Belotti 28, 1-2 Lorenzo Pellegrini 77, 1-3 Airapetyan 80 (og)
    G. Donnarumma, Emerson, Verratti, Jorginho, Belotti, Bernardeschi (83 Lasagna), Romagnoli, Chiesa (61 Lorenzo Pellegrini), Florenzi, Barella (69 Sensi), Bonucci
  • (08/09/2019)
    Finland 1-2 Italy
    0-1 Immobile 59, 1-1 Pukki 72 (P) , 1-2 Jorginho 79 (P)
    G. Donnarumma, Acerbi, Emerson (8 Florenzi), Izzo, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Jorginho, Sensi, Chiesa (72 Bernardeschi), Immobile (76 Belotti), Barella, Bonucci
  • (12/10/2019)
    Italy 2-0 Greece
    1-0 Jorginho 63 (P) , 2-0 Bernardeschi 78
    G. Donnarumma, D'Ambrosio, Verratti, Spinazzola, Jorginho, Insigne, Chiesa (39 Bernardeschi), Acerbi, Immobile (79 Belotti), Barella (87 Zaniolo), Bonucci
  • (15/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein 0-5 Italy
    0-1 Bernardeschi 2, 0-2 Belotti 70, 0-3 Romagnoli 77, 0-4 El Shaarawy 82, 0-5 Belotti 90+2
    Sirigu, Di Lorenzo, Biraghi (88 Bonucci), Cristante, Verratti, Belotti, Grifo, Romagnoli, Zaniolo (63 El Shaarawy), Bernardeschi (74 Tonali), Mancini
  • (15/11/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Acerbi 21, 0-2 Insigne 37, 0-3 Belotti 52
    G. Donnarumma (88 Gollini), Emerson, Tonali, Florenzi, Jorginho, Belotti, Insigne (86 Castrovilli), Acerbi, Barella, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (75 El Shaarawy)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Italy 9-1 Armenia
    1-0 Immobile 8, 2-0 Zaniolo 9, 3-0 Barella 29, 4-0 Immobile 33, 5-0 Zaniolo 64, 6-0 Romagnoli 72, 7-0 Jorginho 75 (P) , 8-0 Orsolini 78, 8-1 Babayan 79, 9-1 Chiesa 81
    Sirigu (77 Meret), Di Lorenzo, Biraghi, Tonali, Jorginho, Zaniolo, Romagnoli, Chiesa, Immobile, Barella (46 Orsolini), Bonucci (69 Izzo)
  • 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
    G. Donnarumma, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Locatelli (74 Cristante), Jorginho, Insigne (81 Chiesa), Berardi (85 Bernardeschi), Immobile (81 Belotti), Barella, Bonucci, Florenzi (46 Di Lorenzo)
  • Matchday 2 (16/06/2021)
  • Matchday 3 (20/06/2021)


  • European Qualifiers
    Georgia 0-2 Switzerland
    0-1 Zuber 56, 0-2 Zakaria 80
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Embolo (84 Steffen), Freuler (90 Sow), Xhaka, Rodríguez, Zuber, Zakaria, Gavranović (60 Al. Ajeti), Schär
  • (26/03/2019)
    Switzerland 3-3 Denmark
    1-0 Freuler 19, 2-0 Xhaka 66, 3-0 Embolo 76, 3-1 M. Jørgensen 84, 3-2 Gytkjær 88, 3-3 Dalsgaard 90+3
    Sommer, Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo, Freuler, Al. Ajeti (71 Mehmedi), Xhaka (79 Sow), Rodríguez (46 Benito), Zuber, Zakaria, Mbabu
  • (05/09/2019)
    Republic of Ireland 1-1 Switzerland
    0-1 Schär 74, 1-1 McGoldrick 85
    Sommer, Mbabu (94 Fernandes), Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo (86 Al. Ajeti), Freuler (90 Mehmedi), Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Zakaria, Schär
  • (08/09/2019)
    Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar
    1-0 Zakaria 37, 2-0 Mehmedi 43, 3-0 Rodríguez 45+4, 4-0 Gavranović 87
    Sommer, Elvedi, Embolo (55 Gavranović), Xhaka (74 Vargas), Rodríguez, Al. Ajeti, Zakaria, Mehmedi, Fernandes, Schär, Benito (65 Steffen)
  • (12/10/2019)
    Denmark 1-0 Switzerland
    1-0 Y. Poulsen 85
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (68 Mbabu), Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo, Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez (87 Drmic), Zakaria, Mehmedi (83 Freuler), Schär
  • (15/10/2019)
    Switzerland 2-0 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Seferović 16, 2-0 Fernandes 90+3
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner (70 Freuler), Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo (88 Steffen), Seferović, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Zakaria, Mehmedi (28 Fernandes), Schär
  • (15/11/2019)
    Switzerland 1-0 Georgia
    1-0 Itten 77
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Elvedi, Akanji, Al. Ajeti (71 Itten), Xhaka, Steffen, Rodríguez, Zakaria, Vargas (78 Fassnacht), Fernandes (84 Sow)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Gibraltar 1-6 Switzerland
    0-1 Itten 10, 0-2 Vargas 50, 0-3 Fassnacht 57, 1-3 Styche 74, 1-4 Benito 75, 1-5 Itten 84, 1-6 Xhaka 86
    Sommer, Elvedi, Akanji (65 Cömert), M. Lang, Xhaka, Rodríguez, Fassnacht, Zakaria (60 Sow), Vargas (85 Aebischer), Itten, Benito
  • 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
    Sommer, Mbabu, Elvedi, Akanji, Embolo, Freuler, Seferović (84 Gavranović), Xhaka, Rodríguez, Schär, Shaqiri (66 Zakaria)
  • 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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