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UEFA EURO: Belgium - Portugal Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

BelgiumBelgiumLa Cartuja Stadium Seville - SevilleSunday 27 June 2021
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Matchday 4 - Round of 16
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/06/2007QR (GS)Belgium - Portugal1-2
BrusselsFellaini 55; Nani 43, Hélder Postiga 64
24/03/2007QR (GS)Portugal - Belgium4-0
LisbonNuno Gomes 53, Ronaldo 55, 75, Quaresma 69
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/1989QR (GS)Belgium - Portugal3-0
BrusselsCeulemans 25, van der Linden 56, 65
15/02/1989QR (GS)Portugal - Belgium1-1LisbonVítor Paneira 50; van der Linden 86
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/10/1979PR (GS)Belgium - Portugal2-0
BrusselsVan Moer 46, Van Der Elst 56
11/10/1978PR (GS)Portugal - Belgium1-1LisbonFernando Gomes 31; Vercauteren 37
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/11/1971PR (GS)Portugal - Belgium1-1LisbonFernando Peres 90 (P); Lambert 61
17/02/1971PR (GS)Belgium - Portugal3-0
BrusselsLambert 14, 64 (P), De Nul 75
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 25/06/2021 14:23CET

Match background Only this chapter

High-scoring Belgium and Portugal meet at a major tournament for the first time in the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville.

• Both teams scored seven goals in the group stage, Belgium winning all three games to finish first in Group B while, despite five goals from all-time EURO top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, holders Portugal managed only one win from their three fixtures and had to settle for third place in Group F behind France and Germany.

• The winners of this tie will take on Italy in the quarter-finals at the Football Arena Munich on 2 July.

Previous meetings
• This is the sides' first meeting at a UEFA European Championship final tournament, although they have played in six qualifying fixtures, most recently in the preliminaries for UEFA EURO 2008. Ronaldo scored twice in a 4-0 home win in Lisbon before Portugal triumphed 2-1 in Brussels thanks to Hélder Postiga's 64th-minute winner.

• Those were Portugal's first EURO victories against Belgium, who had won at home and drawn away in the qualifying competition for both the 1972 and 1980 tournaments. In 1971, Raoul Lambert scored twice in a 3-0 home victory in Brussels and also got the visitors' goal in a 1-1 draw in Lisbon, with Belgium ultimately going on to finish third at the final tournament; it was also 1-1 in Lisbon in October 1978 before a 2-0 home win in Brussels 12 months later, Belgium subsequently reaching the final of the 1980 tournament in Italy.

• Belgium also came out on top in the sides' only other competitive fixtures, in the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign; they followed another 1-1 draw in Lisbon with a 3-0 victory in Brussels, Marc Van Der Linden scoring three of their four goals over those two games, en route to the finals in Italy.

• The teams' last two matches have both been friendlies. Ronaldo scored the winner in a 2-1 Portugal victory in Leiria on 29 March 2016, Romelu Lukaku supplying Belgium's goal; most recently, with current coaches Roberto Martínez and Fernando Santos in opposition, they drew 0-0 in Brussels on 2 June 2018.

• Overall Portugal have won six of the teams' 18 matches, with five Belgium victories and seven draws; Belgium have scored 22 goals, one more than Portugal.

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 Marc 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, 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.

• Belgium have extended their winning run in the competition to 13 at the final tournament, beating Russia (3-0) and Finland (2-0) in Saint Petersburg either side of a 2-1 comeback victory against Denmark in Copenhagen. They finished six points clear at the top of Group B.

• Belgium's sole previous fixture in Seville was a 1-1 draw against Spain at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in a EURO '96 qualifier.

• Belgium's record at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain was W2 D1 D2; three of those games were played at the Camp Nou in Barcelona with the two others at Nuevo Estadio in Elche.

• Belgium's overall record in Spain is W3 D4 L8, their most recent visit a 5-0 loss to the home side at the Riazor in La Coruña in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier in September 2009. Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen and Eden Hazard all started that match.

EURO facts: Portugal
• A 2-0 semi-final win against Wales was Portugal's only victory inside 90 minutes at UEFA EURO 2016; before Matchday 1, it was the only one of their previous eight EURO finals matches that was not all square after 90 minutes.

• At UEFA EURO 2016, as at these finals, Fernando Santos's side had finished third in Group F behind Hungary and Iceland having drawn all three games. They beat Croatia 1-0 after extra time in the round of 16 and Poland 5-3 on penalties after their quarter-final had finished 1-1 before defeating Wales 2-0 in the semi-finals and hosts France 1-0 thanks to Éder's extra-time goal.

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

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

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

• Ronaldo has scored in all three of Portugal's UEFA EURO 2020 matches, finding the net twice in Budapest against both Hungary on Matchday 1 (3-0) and France last time out (2-2) – converting one penalty against Hungary and two against France – either side of his goal in a 4-2 defeat by Germany.

• The loss in Munich on Matchday 2, in a game Portugal had led 1-0, is only their second defeat in 25 EURO matches (W16 D7), the other a 2-1 qualifying reverse in Ukraine on 14 October 2019.

• Ronaldo has made the most appearances in EURO final tournaments (24). The competition's top scorer overall on 45 goals, he is also the top marksman in final tournaments on 14, his double against Hungary on Matchday 1 taking him clear of Michel Platini with whom he had shared the record on nine.

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

• This is Portugal's first game at the Estadio La Cartuja although they have played in Seville twice previously, losing to Spain at the Campo de la Reina Victoria in 1923 (0-3) and the Estadio de la Exposición in 1929 (0-5).

• Portugal have won only once in Spain, a 7-1 World Cup qualifying victory against Andorra in Lleida in September 2001. That is their only game in the country against a team other than Spain, against whom their away record is D5 L10. The draws have all come on their last five visits, however, most recently 0-0 at Madrid's Estadio Metropolitano on 4 June this year; their last defeat in Spain was a 1-0 reverse at the Santiago Bernabéu in April 1958.

Links and trivia
• Have played in Portugal:
Jan Vertonghen (Benfica 2020–)
Axel Witsel (Benfica 2011–12)

• Has played in Belgium:
William Carvalho (Cercle Brugge 2012–13 loan)

• Have played together:
Kevin De Bruyne & Rúben Dias (Manchester City 2020–)
Kevin De Bruyne & Bernardo Silva (Manchester City 2017–)
Leander Dendoncker & Rui Patrício, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho (Wolves 2018–)
Leander Dendoncker & Nélson Semedo (Wolves 2020–)
Jason Denayer & Anthony Lopes (Lyon 2018–)
Thomas Meunier & Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund 2020–)
Axel Witsel & Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund 2018–)
Thorgan Hazard & Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund 2019–)
Jan Vertonghen & Rafa Silva (Benfica 2020–)
Yannick Carrasco & João Félix (Atlético de Madrid 2020–)
Leander Dendoncker & Diogo Jota (Wolves 2018–20)
Michy Batshuayi & Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund 2018)
Jan Vertonghen & Rúben Dias (Benfica 2020)
Romelu Lukaku & Diogo Dalot (Manchester United 2018/19)
Youri Tielemans & João Moutinho (Monaco 2017/18)
Yannick Carrasco & João Moutinho (Monaco 2013–15)
Yannick Carrasco & Bernardo Silva (Monaco 2014/15)
Thomas Meunier & Gonçalo Guedes (Paris Saint-Germain 2017)
Michy Batshuayi & Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia 2018/19)

• De Bruyne scored past Anthony Lopes in Lyon's 3-1 defeat of Manchester City in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

• Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty past Simon Mignolet as Manchester United beat Club Brugge 5-0 in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg.

• Bernardo Silva's opening goal helped Monaco to a 2-1 win at Tottenham on Matchday 1 of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, Toby Alderweireld scoring for the English club.

• A Dries Mertens double helped Napoli beat Benfica 4-2 at home on Matchday 2 of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, Gonçalo Guedes scoring the Portuguese side's first goal.

• Ronaldo scored a penalty past Thibaut Courtois in Real Madrid's 4-1 extra-time win against Atlético in the 2014 UEFA Champions League final.

• Ronaldo also scored past Mignolet as Real Madrid won 3-0 at Liverpool in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Carrasco scored for Atlético in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final in Milan against a Real Madrid side including Pepe and Ronaldo, the latter converting the decisive kick in the shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.

• André Silva scored Porto's goal in a 1-1 draw at home to Roma in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League play-off first leg; Vermaelen was sent off for the visitors.

Penalty shoot-outs
• Belgium's record in competitive penalty shoot-outs is W1 L0:
5-4 v Spain, 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-final

• Portugal's shoot-out record is W3 L2:
6-5 v England, UEFA EURO 2004 quarter-final
3-1 v England, 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
2-4 v Spain, UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final
5-3 v Poland, UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final
0-3 v Chile, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final

Latest news

• In beating Denmark 2-1 in Copenhagen on Matchday 2, Belgium became the first team to come from behind and win at UEFA EURO 2020. The subsequent 2-0 win against Finland in Saint Petersburg stretched their perfect record in this competition, qualifiers included, to 13 wins out of 13, with 47 goals scored and just four conceded.

• 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, which now contains five players with 100 or more caps, Dries Mertens having joined Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Toby Alderweireld and Eden Hazard by reaching his century against Denmark.

• 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. The goal against Finland was his 63rd for his country.

• Thomas Meunier's goal against Russia 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.

• Kevin De Bruyne's winner against Denmark was his first goal at the EURO finals, on his sixth appearance, and third in tournament football, having also scored at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Thorgan Hazard's equaliser – set up by half-time substitute De Bruyne – was his first at a major tournament.

• The Red Devils have now won 22 of their last 26 matches, the only defeat in that sequence coming against England at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on 11 October 2020 (1-2), which makes them unbeaten in their last 12 (W10 D2). 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 (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 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 was ruled out of the tournament after sustaining facial fractures in Belgium's opening match against Russia.

• Every one of Belgium's 24 outfield players saw action in the group stage, with just back-up goalkeepers Mignolet and Sels yet to make an appearance.

• Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo topped the UEFA EURO 2020 goal charts at the end of the group stage with five goals, becoming the first Portuguese player to score in all three group games at a EURO final tournament.

• Ronaldo's double against Hungary on Matchday 1 maintained his record of scoring in every final tournament in which he has played – 11 in total consisting of five UEFA European Championships, four FIFA World Cups, one FIFA Confederations Cup and one UEFA Nations League. The 36-year-old's two goals against France have increased his tally to 26 in 47 tournament appearances, a record 14 of those at the EURO finals.

• The second of Ronaldo’s penalties against France was his 109th for Portugal on his 178th appearance, equalling the world goalscoring record in international matches that had been held alone by Iran's Ali Daei since 2006 – and his 88th in his 127th competitive international.

• The Matchday 2 defeat by Germany in Munich was just one of two for Portugal in their last 18 matches, the 11 wins over that stretch including a 4-0 pre-tournament success against Israel in Lisbon on 9 June in which Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Ronaldo once. This followed a goalless stalemate against Spain in Madrid five days earlier.

• Pedro Gonçalves, the 23-goal breakout star of Sporting CP's 2020/21 Portuguese Liga triumph, made his international debut against Spain, goalkeeper Rui Silva following suit with a 90-minute outing in the win against Israel. Neither player has made an appearance yet at UEFA EURO 2020.

• Diogo Jota's late consolation strike against Germany was his seventh goal for Portugal, all of them in competitive internationals. He joined Ronaldo, Pepe, Renato Sanches and Matchday 1 marksman Raphaël Guerreiro as the only players in the UEFA EURO 2020 squad to have scored a EURO finals goal for Portugal.

• At the end of the group stage Portugal possessed the four UEFA EURO 2020 participants with most EURO final tournament appearances, all-time record holder Ronaldo on 24 followed by Pepe and João Moutinho, each with 18, and Rui Patricio on 15.

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

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

• Another Manchester City player, João Cancelo, was ruled out of the squad on the eve of the tournament through illness and replaced by Diogo Dalot, a performer in the recent UEFA European Under-21 Championship, in which Portugal finished runners-up to Germany.

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

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

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


Squad list Only this chapter

Belgium - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Thibaut Courtois11/05/199229Real Madrid - 903087-
12Simon Mignolet06/03/198833Club Brugge - 100031-
13Matz Sels26/02/199229Strasbourg - 00001-
2Toby Alderweireld02/03/198932Tottenham - 101201104
3Thomas Vermaelen14/11/198535Vissel Kobe - 7130822
4Dedryck Boyata28/11/199030Hertha - 202025-
5Jan Vertonghen24/04/198734Benfica - 80201289
15Thomas Meunier12/09/199129Dortmund - 4131508
18Jason Denayer28/06/199525Lyon - 3020271
21Timothy Castagne05/12/199525Leicester - 5210152
6Axel Witsel12/01/198932Dortmund - 402011110
7Kevin De Bruyne28/06/199129Man. City - 64218222
8Youri Tielemans07/05/199724Leicester - 9220414
10Eden Hazard07/01/199130Real Madrid - 853010932
11Yannick Carrasco04/09/199327Atlético - 7120486
16Thorgan Hazard29/03/199328Dortmund*7121377
17Hans Vanaken24/08/199228Club Brugge - 2010112
19Leander Dendoncker15/04/199526Wolves - 302019-
22Nacer Chadli02/08/198931İstanbul Başakşehir - 4210668
26Dennis Praet14/05/199427Leicester - 4010121
9Romelu Lukaku13/05/199328Internazionale - 57339563
14Dries Mertens06/05/198734Napoli - 922010021
20Christian Benteke03/12/199030Crystal Palace - 33104016
23Michy Batshuayi02/10/199327Crystal Palace - 66103522
24Leandro Trossard04/12/199426Brighton - 001082
25Jeremy Doku27/05/200219Rennes - 001092
-Roberto Martínez13/07/197347 - 1003059-
Portugal - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Rui Patrício15/02/198833Wolves - 803096-
12Anthony Lopes01/10/199030Lyon - 000013-
22Rui Silva07/02/199427Granada - 00001-
2Nélson Semedo16/11/199327Wolves - 303021-
3Pepe26/02/198338Porto - 40301187
4Rúben Dias14/05/199724Man. City*8030312
5Raphaël Guerreiro22/12/199327Dortmund - 7031493
6José Fonte22/12/198337LOSC - 400046-
20Diogo Dalot18/03/199922Man. United - 00101-
25Nuno Mendes19/06/200219Sporting CP - 00005-
8João Moutinho08/09/198634Wolves - 60301347
10Bernardo Silva10/08/199426Man. City - 8330587
11Bruno Fernandes08/09/199426Man. United - 6130324
13Danilo09/09/199129Paris - 5130502
14William Carvalho07/04/199229Betis - 4220684
16Renato Sanches18/08/199723LOSC - 0030291
17Gonçalo Guedes29/11/199624Valencia - 5200236
18Rúben Neves13/03/199724Wolves - 501022-
19Pedro Gonçalves28/06/199822Sporting CP - 00002-
24Sérgio Oliveira02/06/199229Porto - 001012-
26João Palhinha09/07/199525Sporting CP - 001051
7Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198536Juventus - 81135178109
9André Silva06/11/199525Frankfurt - 30204115
15Rafa Silva17/05/199328Benfica - 302023-
21Diogo Jota04/12/199624Liverpool - 2031177
23João Félix10/11/199921Atlético - 4100173
-Fernando Santos10/10/195466 - 803085-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeFelix Brych (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMark Borsch (GER) , Stefan Lupp (GER)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMarco Fritz (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Fourth officialGeorgi Kabakov (BUL)
  • Reserve officialMartin Margaritov (BUL)
  • UEFA DelegateIveta Bankova (BUL)
  • UEFA Referee observerDavid Fernández Borbalán (ESP)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Felix Brych03/08/197518127

Felix Brych

Referee since: 1993
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2007

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2012 Olympic Games

2017 UEFA Champions League
2014 UEFA Europa League

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/06/2021EUROGS-FTFinlandBelgium0-2St Petersburg

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/07/2008UICR3SC BragaSivasspor3-0Braga
27/11/2008UELGSClub BruggeAS Saint-Étienne1-1Bruges
29/07/2009UCL3QRSporting Clube de PortugalFC Twente0-0Lisbon
21/10/2009UCLGSFC PortoAPOEL FC2-1Porto
11/03/2010UELR16SL BenficaOlympique de Marseille1-1Lisbon
08/12/2010UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskSC Braga2-0Donetsk
24/08/2011UCLPOSL BenficaFC Twente3-1Lisbon
13/09/2011UCLGSFC PortoFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-1Porto
07/11/2012UCLGSSC BragaManchester United FC1-3Braga
14/05/2014UELFinalSevilla FCSL Benfica0-0Turin
05/11/2014UCLGSAthletic ClubFC Porto0-2Bilbao
16/09/2015UCLGSFC Dynamo KyivFC Porto2-2Kyiv
28/09/2016UCLGSSSC NapoliSL Benfica4-2Naples
22/02/2017UCLR16FC PortoJuventus0-2Porto
13/04/2017UELQFRSC AnderlechtManchester United FC1-1Brussels
15/08/2017UCLPOSporting Clube de PortugalFCSB0-0Lisbon
29/08/2018UCLPOPAOK FCSL Benfica1-4Salonika
28/08/2019UCLPOClub BruggeLASK2-1Bruges
15/09/2020UCL3QRPAOK FCSL Benfica2-1Salonika
09/12/2020UCLGSOlympiacos FCFC Porto0-2Piraeus
21/06/2021EUROGS-FTFinlandBelgium0-2St Petersburg

Last updated 26/06/2021 03:00CET

Team facts Only this chapter

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: Belgium v Hungary, 26/06/16

Final tournament defeat
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84

Qualifying win
Belgium v San Marino, 10/10/19

Qualifying defeat
5-0: Netherlands v Belgium, 25/04/76

Final tournament appearances
Thibaut Courtois
Eden Hazard
Romelu Lukaku
Toby Alderweireld
Yannick Carrasco
7: Jan Ceulemans
Kevin De Bruyne
7: Dries Mertens
Thomas Meunier
Jean-Marie Pfaff
René Vandereycken
Thomas Vermaelen
7: Axel Witsel
Erwin Vandenbergh
6: Jan Vertonghen

Final tournament goals
Romelu Lukaku
Jan Ceulemans
2: Radja Nainggolan
19 players

Overall appearances
Jan Vertonghen
33: Toby Alderweireld
33: Eden Hazard
29: Dries Mertens
Timmy Simons
28: Axel Witsel
27: Eric Gerets
27: Thomas Vermaelen
26: Jan Ceulemans
25: Thibaut Courtois
Marouane Fellaini
24: Vincent Kompany
24: Romelu Lukaku

Overall goals
Eden Hazard
Romelu Lukaku
Kevin De Bruyne
9: François Van der Elst
8: Paul Van Himst
7: Nico Claesen
Marc Degryse
Marouane Fellaini
7: Erwin Vandenbergh


UEFA European Championship records: Portugal

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

Final tournament win
3-0 three times, most recently v Hungary, 15/06/21

Final tournament defeat
Germany v Portual, 19/06/21
Switzerland v Portugal, 15/06/08

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

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

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

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

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

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


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Belgium 3-1 Russia
    1-0 Tielemans 14, 1-1 Cheryshev 16, 2-1 E. Hazard 45 (P) , 3-1 E. Hazard 88
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard (84 Chadli), Boyata, Castagne, Batshuayi
  • (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens (56 Januzaj), T. Hazard (68 Carrasco), Castagne, Batshuayi (89 Praet)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mertens 11, 2-0 Castagne 14, 3-0 Lukaku 50
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (78 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne (67 Tielemans), Lukaku (72 Batshuayi), E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard, Castagne
  • (11/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 Lukaku 45+1, 2-0 Lukaku 57, 3-0 De Bruyne 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (90 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Tielemans (78 Mertens), Lukaku, E. Hazard, Meunier, T. Hazard (90 Carrasco)
  • (06/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 43 (P) , 0-2 Mertens 57, 0-3 Chadli 63, 0-4 Batshuayi 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, De Bruyne (76 Praet), Tielemans, Carrasco, Meunier, Origi (55 Mertens), Januzaj (56 Chadli), Batshuayi
  • (09/09/2019)
    Scotland 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 Lukaku 9, 0-2 Vermaelen 24, 0-3 Alderweireld 32, 0-4 De Bruyne 82
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, De Bruyne, Tielemans (86 Verschaeren), Lukaku, Mertens, Meunier (90 Raman), Chadli (77 Carrasco)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Belgium 9-0 San Marino
    1-0 Lukaku 28, 2-0 Chadli 31, 3-0 Brolli 35 (og) , 4-0 Lukaku 41, 5-0 Alderweireld 43, 6-0 Tielemans 45+1, 7-0 Benteke 79, 8-0 Verschaeren 84 (P) , 9-0 Castagne 90
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Vanaken, Tielemans, Lukaku (76 Benteke), E. Hazard (63 Carrasco), Mertens (63 Verschaeren), Castagne, Chadli
  • (13/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 21, 0-2 Meunier 53
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen (92 Mechele), Vertonghen, Witsel, E. Hazard, Mertens (78 Carrasco), Meunier, T. Hazard, Praet, Batshuayi (78 Benteke)
  • (16/11/2019)
    Russia 1-4 Belgium
    0-1 T. Hazard 19, 0-2 E. Hazard 33, 0-3 E. Hazard 40, 0-4 Lukaku 72, 1-4 Dzhikiya 79
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen (67 Denayer), Boyata, Witsel, De Bruyne, Lukaku (77 Batshuayi), E. Hazard, Mertens (52 Tielemans), T. Hazard, Castagne
  • (19/11/2019)
    Belgium 6-1 Cyprus
    0-1 N. Ioannou 14, 1-1 Benteke 16, 2-1 De Bruyne 36, 3-1 De Bruyne 41, 4-1 Carrasco 44, 5-1 Kypros 51 (og) , 6-1 Benteke 68
    Mignolet, Alderweireld, Denayer, De Bruyne (68 Praet), Tielemans, E. Hazard (64 Verschaeren), Carrasco, Cobbaut, T. Hazard, Vanaken, Benteke (79 Origi)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (12/06/2021)
    Belgium 3-0 Russia
    1-0 Lukaku 10, 2-0 Meunier 34, 3-0 Lukaku 88
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen (77 Vermaelen), Tielemans, Lukaku, Carrasco (77 Praet), Mertens (72 E. Hazard), T. Hazard, Dendoncker, Castagne (27 Meunier)
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Denmark 1-2 Belgium
    1-0 Y. Poulsen 2, 1-1 T. Hazard 55, 1-2 De Bruyne 70
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Tielemans, Lukaku, Carrasco (59 E. Hazard), Mertens (46 De Bruyne), Meunier, T. Hazard (94 Vermaelen), Denayer, Dendoncker (59 Witsel)
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)
    Finland 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 Hradecky 74 (og) , 0-2 Lukaku 81
    Courtois, Vermaelen, Boyata, Witsel, De Bruyne (91 Vanaken), Lukaku (84 Benteke), E. Hazard, Denayer, Chadli, Trossard (75 Meunier), Doku (75 Batshuayi)
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (27/06/2021)


  • European Qualifiers
    Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo, João Moutinho (87 João Mário), André Silva (73 Dyego Sousa), Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Rúben Neves (62 Rafa Silva)
  • (25/03/2019)
    Portugal 1-1 Serbia
    0-1 Tadić 7 (P) , 1-1 Danilo 42
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo (30 Pizzi), Bernardo Silva, Danilo, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva (84 Gonçalo Guedes), Dyego Sousa (57 André Silva)
  • (07/09/2019)
    Serbia 2-4 Portugal
    0-1 William Carvalho 42, 0-2 Gonçalo Guedes 58, 1-2 Milenković 68, 1-3 Ronaldo 80, 2-3 A. Mitrović 85, 2-4 Bernardo Silva 86
    Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo (65 João Cancelo), Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Fonte, Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes (85 João Moutinho), Danilo, William Carvalho, Gonçalo Guedes (70 João Félix)
  • (10/09/2019)
    Lithuania 1-5 Portugal
    0-1 Ronaldo 7 (P) , 1-1 Andriuškevičius 28, 1-2 Ronaldo 62, 1-3 Ronaldo 65, 1-4 Ronaldo 76, 1-5 William Carvalho 90+2
    Rui Patrício, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Fonte, Ronaldo (79 Gonçalo Guedes), Bernardo Silva (89 Pizzi), Bruno Fernandes (56 Rafa Silva), William Carvalho, Rúben Neves, João Cancelo, João Félix
  • (11/10/2019)
    Portugal 3-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Bernardo Silva 16, 2-0 Ronaldo 65, 3-0 Gonçalo Guedes 89
    Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo, João Moutinho (89 Rúben Neves), Danilo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva (77 Gonçalo Guedes), João Félix (88 João Mário)
  • (14/10/2019)
    Ukraine 2-1 Portugal
    1-0 Yaremchuk 6, 2-0 Yarmolenko 27, 2-1 Ronaldo 72 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo, João Moutinho (56 Bruno Fernandes), João Mário (68 Bruma), Danilo, Gonçalo Guedes (46 João Félix), Bernardo Silva
  • (14/11/2019)
    Portugal 6-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Ronaldo 7 (P) , 2-0 Ronaldo 22, 3-0 Pizzi 52, 4-0 Gonçalo Paciência 56, 5-0 Bernardo Silva 63, 6-0 Ronaldo 65
    Rui Patrício, Rúben Dias, Fonte, Ronaldo (83 Diogo Jota), Bernardo Silva (66 Bruma), Gonçalo Paciência, Ricardo, Bruno Fernandes (72 João Moutinho), Rúben Neves, Mário Rui, Pizzi
  • (17/11/2019)
    Luxembourg 0-2 Portugal
    0-1 Bruno Fernandes 39, 0-2 Ronaldo 86
    Rui Patrício, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Fonte, Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Ricardo, Bruno Fernandes (90 Rúben Neves), Pizzi (62 João Moutinho), André Silva (71 Diogo Jota)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group F - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (15/06/2021)
    Hungary 0-3 Portugal
    0-1 Guerreiro 84, 0-2 Ronaldo 87 (P) , 0-3 Ronaldo 90+2
    Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva (71 Rafa Silva), Bruno Fernandes (89 João Moutinho), Danilo, William Carvalho (81 Renato Sanches), Diogo Jota (81 André Silva)
  • Matchday 2 (19/06/2021)
    Portugal 2-4 Germany
    1-0 Ronaldo 15, 1-1 Rúben Dias 35 (og) , 1-2 Guerreiro 39 (og) , 1-3 Havertz 51, 1-4 Gosens 60, 2-4 Diogo Jota 67
    Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva (46 Renato Sanches), Bruno Fernandes (64 João Moutinho), Danilo, William Carvalho (58 Rafa Silva), Diogo Jota (83 André Silva)
  • Matchday 3 (23/06/2021)
    Portugal 2-2 France
    1-0 Ronaldo 31 (P) , 1-1 Benzema 45+2 (P) , 1-2 Benzema 47, 2-2 Ronaldo 60 (P)
    Rui Patrício, Nélson Semedo (79 Dalot), Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Ronaldo, João Moutinho (72 Rúben Neves), Bernardo Silva (72 Bruno Fernandes), Danilo (46 João Palhinha), Renato Sanches (88 Sérgio Oliveira), Diogo Jota
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (27/06/2021)

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:11CET

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. Four games have finished 5-0, most recently Spain's 2020 defeat of Slovakia.

• 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.

• Poland's Kacper Kozłowski is the youngest player to have featured; he was 17 years and 246 days when he came on as a substitute against Croatia on Matchday 2 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)
38 yrs 272 days: Maarten Stekelenburg (North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands, 21/06/21)
38yrs 271 days: Peter Shilton (England 1-3 Netherlands, 15/06/88)

Youngest player
17 yrs 246 days: Kacper Kozłowski (Spain 1-1 Poland, 19/06/21)
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)
18 yrs 117 days: Jamal Musiala (Germany 2-2 Hungary, 23/06/21)

Oldest goalscorer
38 yrs 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)
37 yrs 62 days: Zoltán Gera (Hungary 3-3 Portugal, 22/06/16)
36 yrs 194 days: Gareth McAuley (Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland, 16/06/16)
36 yrs 138 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2-2 France, 23/06/21)

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)
19 yrs 108 days: Dragan Stojković (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)
19 yrs 127 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 1-2 Greece, 12/06/04)

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: Spain v Slovakia (23/06/21)
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 min 22 secs: Emil Forsberg (Sweden 3-2 Poland, 23/06/21)
1 min 39 secs: Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark 1-2 Belgium, 17/06/21)
1 min 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)

59: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
58: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51: Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
50: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
50: Luka Modrić (Croatia)
49: Andreas Isaksson (Sweden)
49: Kim Kallström (Sweden)
49: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
49: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
48: Iker Casillas (Spain)
48: Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
47: Sargis Hovsepyan (Armenia)
47: Darijo Srna (Croatia)
47: Lilian Thuram (France)

Final tournament
24: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
18: João Moutinho (Portugal)
18: Pepe (Portugal)
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
17: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
16: Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
16: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
16: Lilian Thuram (France)
16: Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands)
15: Nani (Portugal)
15: Rui Patrício (Portugal)
15: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
15: David Silva (Spain)
14: Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
14: Iker Casillas (Spain)
14: Petr Čech (Czech Republic)
14: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
14: Luís Figo (Portugal)
14: Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
14: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
14: Hugo Lloris (France)
14: Thomas Müller (Germany)
14: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
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)

45: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
24: Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)
22: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark)
21: Jan Koller (Czech Republic)
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: Artem Dzyuba (Russia)
18: Thierry Henry (France)
18: David Villa (Spain)
18: Zlatko Zahovič (Slovenia)

Final tournament
14: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9: Michel Platini (France)
7: Antoine Griezmann (France)
7: Alan Shearer (England)
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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