UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits
|Denmark||Parken Stadium - CopenhagenThursday 17 June 2021|
18.00CET (18.00 local time) Group B - Matchday 2
|18/11/2020||GS-FT||Belgium - Denmark||4-2||Leuven||Tielemans 3, Lukaku 56, 69, De Bruyne 87; Wind 17, Chadli 86 (og)|
|05/09/2020||GS-FT||Denmark - Belgium||0-2||Copenhagen||Denayer 9, Mertens 76|
|06/09/1995||PR (GS)||Belgium - Denmark||1-3||Brussels||Grün 25; M. Laudrup 19, Beck 21, Vilfort 65|
|12/10/1994||PR (GS)||Denmark - Belgium||3-1||Copenhagen||Vilfort 35, Jensen 70, Strudal 86; Degryse 30|
|19/06/1984||GS-FT||Denmark - Belgium||3-2||Strasbourg||Arnesen 41 (P), Brylle Larsen 60, Elkjær 84; Ceulemans 26, Vercauteren 39|
|26/05/1971||PR (GS)||Denmark - Belgium||1-2||Copenhagen||Bjerre 76; Devrindt 65, 75|
|25/11/1970||PR (GS)||Belgium - Denmark||2-0||Bruges||Devrindt 17, 37|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 16/06/2021 23:17CET
Denmark and Belgium go head to head again after two UEFA Nations League encounters in the autumn as Parken Stadium in Copenhagen stages this Matchday 2 fixture in UEFA EURO 2020 Group B.
• The Danes went down 1-0 to debutants Finland in Copenhagen on Matchday 1, a game which was suspended due to a medical emergency involving Denmark's Christian Eriksen. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had a penalty saved as Denmark's run of EURO finals defeats stretched to three matches.
• Belgium eased past Russia 3-0 in the other opening Group B game, Romelu Lukaku scoring twice (10, 88) either side of Thomas Meunier's strike, Meunier becoming the first substitute to score in the first half of a EURO finals match. The win also equalled Belgium's biggest group stage victory.
• Belgium won both UEFA Nations League matches in 2020, the first of them 2-0 on 5 September at Parken with goals from Jason Denayer and Dries Mertens. The home return, in Leuven on 18 November, was won 4-2, goals from Youri Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne sandwiching a Lukaku double, while Denmark scored through Jonas Wind and a Nader Chadli own goal.
• Those were the teams' first encounters since an entertaining friendly in Copenhagen in June 2000, Belgium twice coming from behind at Parken in what served as a warm-up for the UEFA EURO 2000 co-hosts. Jon Dahl Tomasson and, with a penalty, goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel – father of current No1 Kasper – were on target for the Danes, with a Lorenzo Staelens spot kick and Marc Wilmots levelling for Belgium.
• Belgium's two UEFA Nations League wins mean that the teams are now level in their all-time meetings with six wins apiece and three draws, Belgium having scored 27 goals in those 15 matches to Denmark's 25.
• The teams also met in the group stage of the 1984 UEFA European Championship in Strasbourg, and it proved a memorable encounter. Goals from Jan Ceulemans (26) and Frankie Vercauteren (39) gave Belgium a 2-0 lead, but a Frank Arnesen penalty four minutes before half-time gave Denmark renewed hope and second-half goals from Kenneth Brylle Larsen (60) and, six minutes from time, Preben Elkjær earned a win that took the Danes into the semi-finals at their opponents' expense.
• The countries' paths have crossed in four other EURO matches – all in qualifying. Belgium won 2-0 at home and 2-1 away in Copenhagen in the preliminaries for the 1972 UEFA European Championship, Johan Devrindt scoring twice in each game, but the Danes had the upper hand in EURO '96, the then holders winning each game 3-1 on their way to reaching the finals.
• Seven of the teams' matches have taken place in Copenhagen, where Denmark and Belgium have each recorded three wins.
EURO facts: Denmark
• This is Denmark's ninth appearance in the UEFA European Championship, but only their second in the past four editions. They were eliminated in the group stage at UEFA EURO 2012, finishing third in their section behind Germany and Portugal with three points from three games.
• The Danes lost to Scandinavian neighbours Sweden in the UEFA EURO 2016 play-offs, going down 4-3 on aggregate (1-2 a, 2-2 h).
• Denmark were winners at EURO '92, finished fourth in 1964 and reached the semi-finals in 1984. Their most recent knockout appearance came in 2004, when they lost 3-0 to the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals.
• Denmark have now lost three successive games in the EURO final tournament, and four out of five; they have recorded only two wins in their last 11 EURO finals matches (D2 L7).
• The Danes booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing second behind Switzerland in Group D despite remaining unbeaten in their eight qualifiers (W4 D4). They reached the finals with a 1-1 draw away to the Republic of Ireland in their final qualifier.
• Denmark are one of five teams to have reached UEFA EURO 2020 unbeaten along with Belgium, Italy – who both won every game – Spain and Ukraine. They are the only one of the five who did not top their group.
• Åge Hareide, who oversaw the successful qualifying campaign, was replaced by Kasper Hjulmand following the postponement of UEFA EURO 2020; the former Nordsjælland coach had been due to take over from Hareide after the tournament.
• The defeat against Finland means Denmark's record in Copenhagen is now W139 D60 L71. At Parken Stadium it is W61 D25 L19. They have now lost two of their last 12 matches there (W6 D4) – the other that 0-2 defeat by Belgium last September.
EURO facts: Belgium
• This is Belgium's second successive UEFA European Championship final tournament and their sixth EURO in total.
• The Red Devils' biggest achievement to date was reaching the final of this tournament in 1980, when they lost 2-1 to West Germany in Rome.
• In 2016, Belgium's first EURO finals since they co-hosted UEFA EURO 2000 with the Netherlands, a team coached by Wilmots finished second in Group E and beat Hungary 4-0 in the round of 16 – their biggest EURO finals victory – only to suffer a 3-1 quarter-final defeat by Wales.
• This time round, Roberto Martínez's side won all ten of their qualifiers to finish first in Group I, increasing the number of countries to have reached the finals with a perfect record to eight, Italy 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.
• The 9-0 win against San Marino on 10 October 2019 is Belgium's biggest UEFA European Championship victory.
• Belgium were the top scorers in qualifying overall with 40 goals in their ten matches. Fifteen different Belgium players found the net in qualifying.
• The Red Devils conceded only three goals, the joint best record along with Turkey.
• Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both provided seven assists in qualifying, fewer only than the Netherlands' Memphis Depay (eight). Hazard scored five goals to De Bruyne's four; Lukaku managed seven goals and four assists.
Links and trivia
• Mathias Jørgensen scored once in each game for FC Copenhagen against Belgian side Club Brugge in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage (4-0 home, 2-0 away).
• Thomas Delaney was also on target in Copenhagen's 4-0 home win against Club Brugge in September 2016.
• Eriksen scored once and made two assists in Ajax's 3-0 defeat of Anderlecht in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg. The Dane scored against Anderlecht again, this time for Tottenham, in a 2-1 defeat in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League group stage, and also found the net in Spurs' 2-2 draw with Gent in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg.
• Kasper Dolberg scored the winner as Ajax defeated Standard Liège 1-0 in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage.
• Kasper Schmeichel kept a clean sheet on his UEFA Champions League debut as Leicester won 3-0 at Club Brugge in the 2016/17 group stage.
• Simon Kjær's Sevilla beat Standard 5-1 in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage.
• Have played together:
Christian Eriksen & Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham 2013–20)
Christian Eriksen & Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham 2014–20)
Christian Eriksen & Nacer Chadli (Tottenham 2013–16)
Andreas Cornelius & Timothy Castagne (Atalanta 2017–20)
Thomas Delaney & Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund 2018–)
Thomas Delaney & Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund 2019–)
Andreas Christensen & Eden Hazard (Chelsea 2017–19)
Andreas Christensen & Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea 2017, 2019/20)
Thomas Delaney & Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund 2020–)
Kasper Schmeichel & Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet (Leicester 2019–)
Kasper Schmeichel & Timothy Castagne (Leicester 2020–)
Pierre Højbjerg & Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham 2020–)
Christian Eriksen & Romelu Lukaku (Internazionale 2020–)
• Eriksen and Lukaku won the 2020/21 Italian Serie A title together with Inter.
• Has played in Belgium:
Joakim Mæhle (Genk 2017–21)
• Andreas Christensen came on as a first-half substitute in the 2021 UEFA Champions League final as Chelsea defeated Kevin De Bruyne’s Manchester City 1-0 in Porto.
• The opening loss to Finland was only Denmark's third defeat in their last 29 matches (W17 D9), the others having been those two against Belgium in the UEFA Nations League.
• Denmark warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 by drawing 1-1 against Germany in Innsbruck on 2 June – Youssuf Poulsen scoring the equaliser – and beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 at home four days later in the Brøndby Stadion, where Martin Braithwaite and Andreas Cornelius were on target. That second encounter brought Denmark their ninth win in 11 games and ninth clean sheet in 12.
• Christian Eriksen and captain Simon Kjær were the only two members of Kasper Hjulmand's squad to have previously played in a EURO final tournament before Matchday 1. They both started all three matches in 2012, when Kasper Schmeichel and Daniel Wass were unused members of the 23-man party.
• Eriksen, Poulsen and defender Mathias Jørgensen are the only players in the Denmark squad to have scored at a major tournament, each of them having found the net once at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
• Eriksen was an Italian Serie A winner with Internazionale in 2020/21, while Andreas Christensen assisted in Chelsea's UEFA Champions League triumph. Domestic cups were also won in England by Schmeichel (Leicester City), in Germany by Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund) and in Spain by Braithwaite (Barcelona).
• Belgium's opening 3-0 win against Russia was their joint biggest victory in a EURO finals group game, matching the one by the same scoreline against the Republic of Ireland on Matchday 2 of UEFA EURO 2016.
• Belgium have the most experienced squad at UEFA EURO 2020, their 26 players having combined totals of 1349 international caps and 241 goals – both tallies dwarfing those of their rivals. They also lead the way in figures for competitive internationals (867 appearances, 174 goals) and EURO matches, finals and qualifying combined (300, 61).
• There are four players with 100 or more caps in the Belgium squad – Jan Vertonghen (127), Axel Witsel (109), Toby Alderweireld (109) and Eden Hazard (107) – more than any of the other 23 teams. Dries Mertens, who earned his 99th cap against Russia, will make it five on his next appearance.
• Roberto Martínez's side were held to a 1-1 draw by Greece in the first of their two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 Brussels friendlies on 3 June, Thorgan Hazard's first-half strike proving insufficient for victory, but they returned to winning ways three days later by defeating Croatia 1-0 thanks to Romelu Lukaku's 60th international goal.
• Lukaku's double against Russia was his 17th for Belgium; he has scored two hat-tricks. He now has 62 goals in 94 appearances for his country.
• Meunier's goal was his second in successive final tournament appearances, the wing-back having found the net for Belgium against England in the third place play-off of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (2-0) – a game also staged at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
• The Red Devils have now won 20 of their last 24 matches, the only defeat in that sequence coming against England at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on 11 October 2020 (1-2). Despite that setback Belgium qualified for the UEFA Nations League finals in Italy later this year and will meet world champions France in the second semi-final in Turin on 7 October.
• Belgium's squad contains newly-crowned league title winners from England (Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City), Italy (Lukaku, Internazionale) and Spain (Yannick Carrasco, Atlético de Madrid) as well as two Belgian champions in Club Brugge pair Simon Mignolet and Hans Vanaken. They also boast three 2020/21 domestic cup winners apiece from Borussia Dortmund (Thorgan Hazard, Meunier and Axel Witsel) and Leicester City (Timothy Castagne, Dennis Praet and final match-winner Youri Tielemans).
• No fewer than 15 of Belgium's 23-man squad from UEFA EURO 2016 and 18 of their 2018 FIFA World Cup squad have returned to participate in this event. The only major tournament freshmen for UEFA EURO 2020 are Vanaken, Castagne, Praet, Matz Sels, Leandro Trossard and Jérémy Doku.
• Castagne has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament having sustained a double eye socket fracture in the match against Russia.
|1||Thibaut Courtois||11/05/1992||29||Real Madrid||-||9||0||1||0||85||-|
|12||Simon Mignolet||06/03/1988||33||Club Brugge||-||1||0||0||0||31||-|
|3||Thomas Vermaelen||14/11/1985||35||Vissel Kobe||-||7||1||1||0||80||2|
|7||Kevin De Bruyne||28/06/1991||29||Man. City||-||6||4||0||0||80||21|
|10||Eden Hazard||07/01/1991||30||Real Madrid||-||8||5||1||0||107||32|
|17||Hans Vanaken||24/08/1992||28||Club Brugge||-||2||0||0||0||10||2|
|22||Nacer Chadli||02/08/1989||31||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||4||2||0||0||65||8|
|20||Christian Benteke||03/12/1990||30||Crystal Palace||-||3||3||0||0||39||16|
|23||Michy Batshuayi||02/10/1993||27||Crystal Palace||-||6||6||0||0||34||22|
Last updated 16/06/2021 22:40CET
Date of birth: 9 April 1972
Playing career: Randers Freja, Herlev, B93
Coaching career: Lyngby (youth), Lyngby, Nordsjælland (twice), Mainz, Denmark
• After Hjulmand's career was ended at the age of 26 by injury he learned his trade coaching the youth teams at Lyngby, graduating to the senior side and coming to prominence in 2007 when he guided them to the first division title to secure a return to the Superliga after a five-year absence.
• His success with Lyngby earned him the Claus Rode Prisen, awarded by the Union of Danish League Clubs (Divisionsforeningen).
• In summer 2008 Hjulmand was appointed as assistant to Morten Wieghorst at Nordsjælland, stepping into his shoes as head coach in the summer of 2011 when Wieghorst left to take charge of Denmark's Under-21 team.
• Made history by taking Nordsjælland to their first ever league championship in his first season in charge, in the process securing a place in the group stage of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League, when they also finished second in the Danish top flight.
• Succeeded Thomas Tuchel as Mainz coach in May 2014 but lasted only until the following February, subsequently returning to Nordsjælland in January 2016. Left the club for a second time in March 2019 and three months later was announced as Åge Hareide's successor as Denmark coach, taking up the post in April 2020.
Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, Balaguer, Wigan, Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea, Chester City
Coaching career: Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Belgium
• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out at youth level with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.
• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; over the next six years, helped the club win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later. A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez helping the club to promotion to the third tier. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.
• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.
• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016.
• Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure and led the side to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium ultimately finishing third in Russia – their highest ever placing.
|Name||Date of birth||UEFA EURO matches||UEFA matches|
Referee since: 1990
First division: 2005
FIFA badge: 2006
Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
2018 UEFA Europa League
2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2014 UEFA Champions League
2013 FIFA Confederations Cup
2013 UEFA Europa League
2011 UEFA Super Cup
2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
|27/08/2009||UEL||PO||Odense BK||Genoa CFC||1-1||Odense|
|22/02/2011||UCL||R16||F.C. Copenhagen||Chelsea FC||0-2||Copenhagen|
Last updated 16/06/2021 22:40CET
UEFA European Championship records: Denmark
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – group stage
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – group stage
1992 – winners
1988 – group stage
1984 – semi-finals
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – fourth place
1960 – last 16
Final tournament win
5-0: Denmark v Yugoslavia, 16/06/84
Final tournament defeat
3-0 five times, most recently Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04
6-0 three times, most recently Denmark v Gibraltar, 15/11/19
6-0: Hungary v Denmark, 21/09/66
Final tournament appearances
13: Peter Schmeichel
10: Michael Laudrup
10: John Sivebæk
9: Thomas Helveg
Final tournament goals
3: Frank Arnesen
3: Henrik Larsen
3: Brian Laudrup
3: Jon Dahl Tomasson
2: Preben Elkjær
2: Nicklas Bendtner
2: Michael Krohn-Dehli
39: Peter Schmeichel
33: Dennis Rommedahl
32: Thomas Helveg
31: Martin Jørgensen
31: Morten Olsen
31: Jon Dahl Tomasson
29: Simon Kjær
29: Michael Laudrup
29: Thomas Sørensen
28: Christian Eriksen
27: Nicklas Bendtner
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson
11: Ole Madsen
10: Preben Elkjær
10: Michael Laudrup
9: Nicklas Bendtner
9: Dennis Rommedahl
7: Kim Vilfort
UEFA European Championship records: Belgium
2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – group stage
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – group stage
1980 – runners-up
1976 – quarter-finals
1972 – third place
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate
Final tournament win
4-0: Hungary v Belgium, 26/06/16
Final tournament defeat
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84
9-0: Belgium v San Marino, 10/10/19
5-0: Netherlands v Belgium, 25/04/76
Final tournament appearances
7: Jan Ceulemans
7: Jean-Marie Pfaff
7: René Vandereycken
6: Toby Alderweireld
6: Thibaout Courtois
6: Yannick Carrasco
6: Eden Hazard
6: Romelu Lukaku
6: Dries Mertens
6: Erwin Vandenbergh
Final tournament goals
4: Romelu Lukaku
2: Jan Ceulemans
2: Radja Nainggolan
1: 17 players
38: Jan Vertonghen
32: Toby Alderweireld
31: Eden Hazard
29: Timmy Simons
28: Dries Mertens
27: Eric Gerets
26: Jan Ceulemans
26: Axel Witsel
25: Thomas Vermaelen
24: Marouane Fellaini
24: Vincent Kompany
12: Eden Hazard
11: Romelu Lukaku
9: Kevin De Bruyne
9: François Van der Elst
8: Paul Van Himst
7: Nico Claesen
7: Marc Degryse
7: Marouane Fellaini
7: Erwin Vandenbergh
Last updated 05/07/2021 17:10CET
UEFA European Football Championship final tournament: Did you know?
• Spain (1964, 2008, 2012) and Germany (1972, 1980 – both as West Germany – 1996) are the competition's most successful sides having lifted the trophy three times each. Only France (1984, 2000) have also triumphed more than once.
• Only three teams have ever won the UEFA European Championship on home soil: Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984).
• In 2012 Spain became the first nation to retain the Henri Delaunay Cup, having also won in 2008. The Soviet Union (1960, 1964) and West Germany (1972, 1976) returned to the final as holders only to lose.
• Eight players have appeared in two victorious finals – Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and David Silva all started Spain's triumphs in 2008 and 2012, with Fernando Torres starting in 2008 and coming on four years later and Xabi Alonso coming on in the 2008 final and starting in 2012. Rainer Bonhof twice picked up a winners' medal with West Germany (1972, 1980) but did not play in either tournament.
• Berti Vogts was a winner as a player with West Germany in 1972 and as Germany coach in 1996, making him the only man to triumph in both roles.
• Since 1980, when the final tournament expanded to become an eight-team event, the hosts or co-hosts have only failed to reach the semi-finals – or better – four times: Italy (1980), Belgium (2000), Austria and Switzerland (2008) and Poland and Ukraine (2012).
• UEFA EURO 2020 is Germany's 13th successive UEFA European Championship final tournament – they last missed out as West Germany in 1968.
• Germany are appearing in the finals for the 13th time, one more than Russia (includes appearances as USSR). This is the 11th tournament for Spain.
• Eight teams have qualified for the finals with a perfect record, including Belgium and Italy this time round. The others are France (1992 and 2004), the Czech Republic (2000), Spain and Germany (2012) and England (2016).
• The Netherlands' 6-1 defeat of Yugoslavia in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals is the biggest win in a final tournament. Three games have finished 5-0, most recently Sweden's 2004 defeat of Bulgaria.
• Three teams have held the UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup at the same time. West Germany won the European title in 1972 and added the world crown two years later, while France claimed the 1998 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2000 and Spain triumphed at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Spain's 2012 EURO victory made them the first country to win three major tournaments in a row; West Germany were within a shoot-out of achieving the feat before their 1976 loss to Czechoslovakia.
• For West Germany, Sepp Maier, Franz Beckenbauer, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Paul Breitner, Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller played in both those finals, while Fabien Barthez, Marcel Desailly, Bixente Lizarazu, Lilian Thuram, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Patrick Vieira, Zinédine Zidane and Christophe Dugarry achieved the feat for France.
• Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres played in Spain's 2008 EURO final win and the 2010 World Cup success. Casillas, Ramos, Iniesta, Xavi, Fàbregas, Alonso and Torres appeared in all three of Spain's final wins between 2008 and 2012.
• In addition to the 24 players mentioned above, Dino Zoff (Italy 1968, 1982) and Germany's Thomas Hässler and Jürgen Klinsmann (1990, 1996) also featured in two final triumphs.
• In 2016 Portugal's Real Madrid pair Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo joined a small group of players to have appeared in European Cup and UEFA European Championship final victories in the same year. Luis Suárez achieved the feat with Internazionale Milano and Spain in 1964, while in 1988 PSV Eindhoven quartet Hans van Breucklen, Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle and Gerald Vanenburg were all in the victorious Netherlands side. In 2012 Fernando Torres and Juan Mata both appeared in final wins for Chelsea and Spain.
• Wim Kieft and Nicolas Anelka narrowly missed out on this club. A European Champion Clubs' Cup finalist with PSV in 1988, Kieft was an unused substitute in the Netherlands' European Championship triumph, while Anelka was similarly thwarted with France in 2000 after appearing in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final. Anelka's Madrid team-mate Christian Karembeu holds the unique position of being an unused substitute in European Cup and European Championship final victories in the same year.
• In 2008 Germany's Michael Ballack, then with Chelsea, became the first player to appear in European Cup and EURO final defeats in the same year.
• Four players have followed European Cup final defeat with EURO victory in the same year: Ignacio Zoco and Amancio Amaro (1964, Real Madrid and Spain) and Manny Kaltz and Horst Hrubesch (1980, Hamburg and West Germany).
• Gábor Király is the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship finals; he was aged 40 years 86 days in Hungary's 4-0 loss against Belgium at UEFA EURO 2016.
• 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)
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)
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)
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.
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.