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UEFA EURO: Netherlands - Czech Republic Match press kits

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NetherlandsNetherlandsPuskás Aréna - BudapestSunday 27 June 2021
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Matchday 4 - Round of 16
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/10/2015QR (GS)Netherlands - Czech Republic2-3
AmsterdamHuntelaar 70, Van Persie 83; Kadeřábek 24, Šural 35, Van Persie 66 (og)
09/09/2014QR (GS)Czech Republic - Netherlands2-1
PragueDočkal 22, Pilař 90+1; De Vrij 55
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/10/2005QR (GS)Czech Republic - Netherlands0-2
PragueVan der Vaart 30, Opdam 37
08/09/2004QR (GS)Netherlands - Czech Republic2-0
AmsterdamVan Hooijdonk 34, 84
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/06/2004GS-FTNetherlands - Czech Republic2-3
AveiroBouma 4, Van Nistelrooy 19; Koller 23, Baroš 71, Šmicer 88
10/09/2003PR (GS)Czech Republic - Netherlands3-1
PragueKoller 14 (P), Poborský 37, Baroš 90+3; Van der Vaart 60
29/03/2003PR (GS)Netherlands - Czech Republic1-1RotterdamVan Nistelrooy 45+1; Koller 68
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2000GS-FTNetherlands - Czech Republic1-0
AmsterdamF. de Boer 89 (P)
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/04/1995PR (GS)Czech Republic - Netherlands3-1
PragueSkuhravý 49, Němeček 56, Berger 63; Jonk 7
16/11/1994PR (GS)Netherlands - Czech Republic0-0Rotterdam
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/06/1980GS-FTNetherlands - Czechoslovakia1-1MilanKist 59; Nehoda 16
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/06/1976SFCzechoslovakia - Netherlands3-1
ZagrebOndruš 19, Nehoda 114 ET, Veselý 118 ET; Ondruš 73 (og)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/06/1938GS-FTCzechoslovakia - Netherlands3-0
Le HavreKošťálek 96 ET, Zeman 110 ET, Nejedlý 118 ET
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Czech Republic330031204211106311911
Czech Republic100110011100310234
Czech Republic------------7412117
Czech Republic4301412153112011453322

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 25/06/2021 14:20CET

Match background Only this chapter

• The Netherlands and the Czech Republic produced one of the tournament's most memorable group stage games at UEFA EURO 2004 and now meet in the knockout stage for the first time at Budapest's Puskás Aréna in the third round of 16 tie at UEFA EURO 2020.

• The Netherlands eased through Group C, winning all three games at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff ArenA and scoring eight goals in the process, making them the overall top scorers in the group stage. The Czechs, in contrast, qualified as one of the four best third-placed sides, finishing behind England and Croatia in Group D with four points.

• The winners of this tie will take on Denmark in the quarter-finals in Baku on 3 July.

Previous meetings
• The Czech Republic have won five of their 11 matches against the Netherlands (D3 L3), including the last two, at home (2-1) – Stefan de Vrij scoring the visitors' goal – and away (3-2) in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying. A Robin van Persie own goal gave the away side the points at the Johan Cruijff ArenA and ended the Netherlands' hopes of reaching the finals.

• Pavel Kadeřábek scored the Czechs' first goal in Amsterdam, with Vladimír Darida playing 90 minutes, Tomáš Kalas coming on as a substitute and Tomáš Koubek and Tomáš Vaclík unused Czech replacements. Georginio Wijnaldum, Daley Blind and Memphis Depay all played 90 minutes for the Dutch.

• Matěj Vydra played in the Czechs' 2-1 win in Prague alongside Kadeřábek and Darida, with Wijnaldum, De Vrij, Blind and Depay all featuring for the Netherlands.

• The Dutch had won 2-0 in Amsterdam and Prague in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

• This is the sides' third meeting in a EURO final tournament, current Netherlands coach Frank de Boer scoring the only goal from the penalty spot in the group stage of UEFA EURO 2000 in Amsterdam.

• Four years later, the Czechs came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in Aveiro in the UEFA EURO 2004 group stage. Wilfred Bouma (4) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (19) gave the Dutch an early two-goal cushion but Jan Koller (23) and Milan Baroš (71) brought the Czechs back on terms before Vladimír Šmicer's 88th-minute winner.

• Czechoslovakia came out on top in their only knockout tie against the Netherlands, in the semi-finals of their victorious 1976 UEFA European Championship campaign. Czechoslovakia's Anton Ondruš scored at each end in normal time before extra-time goals from Zdeněk Nehoda (114) and František Veselý (118) ended Dutch hopes. That is the only previous knockout contest between the Netherlands and the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia.

EURO facts: Netherlands
• The Netherlands have appeared in nine previous UEFA European Championship final tournaments; they missed out on UEFA EURO 2016, the first time they had not featured in a EURO since 1984.

• Champions in 1988 – their sole major international trophy – the Netherlands finished third at the 1976 UEFA European Championship and also reached the semi-finals in 1992, 2000 as co-hosts and 2004. Their last knockout appearance came in 2008, when they lost to Russia after extra time in the quarter-finals.

• Their last knockout phase win was on penalties after a 0-0 draw against Sweden in the 2004 quarter-finals. The Netherlands had been eliminated in a shoot-out from each of the previous three EUROs – by Denmark in 1992, France in 1996 and Italy in 2000.

• On their last EURO appearance, in 2012, a team coached by Bert van Marwijk finished bottom of a group including Portugal, Germany and Denmark without a point; that made it four consecutive final tournament defeats. 

• The Oranje finished fourth in their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying group behind the Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey.

• This is the first time the Netherlands have featured in a European Championship or World Cup since finishing third at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

• The Dutch did, however, reach the final of the first UEFA Nations League in 2019, beating England 3-1 after extra time in the semi-finals only to lose 1-0 to hosts Portugal in the final.

• Ronald Koeman's side finished second behind Germany in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying Group C, picking up 19 points from their eight matches (W6 D1 L1). Koeman was replaced as coach by De Boer in September 2020.

• De Boer has overseen three wins from three at UEFA EURO 2020, his side beating Ukraine 3-2 on Matchday 1 – a game in which they had led 2-0 – before victories against Austria (2-0), which secured progress with a game to spare, and North Macedonia (3-0).

• Depay provided eight assists in qualifying, more than any other player. Having scored six himself, he played a direct role in 58% of the Netherlands' 24 goals. He also scored against Austria from the penalty spot on Matchday 2 at the finals and provided another goal and two more assists against North Macedonia.

• Having managed ten goals in his first 53 international appearances, Wijnaldum hit eight in seven qualifying outings to finish as the Netherlands' top scorer, and opened the scoring in the Matchday 1 defeat of Ukraine. He then added two more goals against North Macedonia.

• This is the Netherlands' first visit to Hungary since a 4-1 win at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium on 11 September 2012 in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. That made their record in the country W4 D1 L2, all against Hungary and all in Budapest. The four wins have come on their last four visits.

• This is the Netherlands' first match at the Puskás Aréna although all but their first game in Hungary took place at the Népstadion, later the Ferenc Puskás Stadium, which was demolished in 2016 to make way for the new stadium that opened three years later. 

EURO facts: Czech Republic
• The Czech Republic have qualified for every EURO final tournament since Czechoslovakia split in 1993.

• They won the competition as part of Czechoslovakia in 1976 and reached the final in their first appearance as the Czech Republic in 1996, losing 2-1 to Germany.

• The Czech Republic also reached the semi-finals at UEFA EURO 2004 and the quarter-finals eight years later.

• In 2016, the Czechs finished bottom of their group having picked up one point from three games. Losses to Spain (0-1) and Turkey (0-2) sandwiched a 2-2 draw against Croatia in which the Czechs had rallied from two goals down. That was the only time they had avoided defeat – or found the net – in their last four EURO finals games prior to Matchday 1.

• Jaroslav Šilhavý's charges qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 as Group A runners-up behind England. A 5-0 loss at Wembley in their first fixture was one of three defeats the Czechs suffered in qualifying, although five wins ensured they finished with 15 points, four above third-placed Kosovo.

• At UEFA EURO 2020 itself, the Czechs opened with a 2-0 win against Scotland before a 1-1 draw against Croatia, both games at Hampden Park in Glasgow and all three of their goals scored by Patrik Schick. They were top of Group D going into Matchday 3, but a 1-0 loss to England at Wembley left them in third place.

• Although the Czech Republic have never played at the Puskás Aréna, this is their 21st game in Hungary, all in Budapest and all against the home side. Their overall record in the country as Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic is W2 D3 L15; their last visit was a 1-1 friendly draw in August 2013 at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium.

• Czechoslovakia's record at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium, formerly the Népstadion, was W1 D1 L4; that 2013 draw was the Czech Republic's only game at the ground.

Links and trivia
• Have played together:
Luuk de Jong & Tomáš Vaclík (Sevilla 2019–21)
Quincy Promes & Alex Král (Spartak Moskva 2021–)

• Current Czech Republic coach Šilhavý was Karel Brückner's assistant for the comeback win against the Netherlands at UEFA EURO 2004.

• De Vrij was in the Internazionale side that drew 1-1 at home to Slavia Praha and won 3-1 away in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage. Vladimír Coufal, Jan Bořil, Lukáš Masopust and Tomáš Souček all played in both games for Slavia.

• Frenkie de Jong also encountered Slavia in that season's group stage, his Barcelona side winning 2-1 away before a 0-0 home draw; Masopust, Souček, Coufal and Bořil plus Petr Ševčík all featured.

• Maarten Stekelenburg was in the Ajax team that lost 1-0 at home and 2-1 away against Slavia in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round as the Czech club reached the group stage for the first time.

Penalty shoot-outs
• The Netherlands' shoot-out record is W2 L5:
4-5 v Denmark, EURO '92 semi-final
4-5 v France, EURO '96 quarter-final
2-4 v Brazil, 1998 FIFA World Cup semi-final
1-3 v Italy, UEFA EURO 2000 semi-final
5-4 v Sweden, UEFA EURO 2004 quarter-final
4-3 v Costa Rica, 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
2-4 v Argentina, 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final

• The Czech Republic have won all of their three competitive penalty shoot-outs:
5-3 v West Germany, 1976 UEFA European Championship final (as Czechoslovakia)
9-8 v Italy, 1980 UEFA European Championship third-place play-off (as Czechoslovakia)
6-5 v France, EURO '96 semi-finals

Latest news

• The Matchday 3 win against Austria was the Netherlands' eighth in their last ten matches, during which they have scored 29 goals – never less than two in any game. Their top-scoring group stage tally of eight goals was one more than Belgium, Italy and Portugal.

• Memphis Depay opened the scoring against North Macedonia with his 28th international goal, having also struck the Netherlands' first, from the penalty spot, in the previous match against Austria. He has scored nine times in his last ten appearances for the Netherlands and now has four tournament goals, having scored twice – against Australia and Chile – at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has joined his former Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman – and team-mate Frenkie de Jong – at Barcelona for the 2021/22 season.

• The Oranje needed a late free-kick equaliser from Depay – his second goal of the contest – to earn a 2-2 draw against Scotland in southern Portugal on 2 June, but their second pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendly brought a 3-0 victory over Georgia in Enschede four days later. Depay scored again, with a penalty, before victory was secured in the second half with first international goals from Wout Weghorst and Ryan Gravenberch.

• Jurriën Timber made his senior debut for the Oranje against Scotland and also started against Georgia and Ukraine, while the game in Enschede brought a first appearance in the Netherlands goal since November 2016 for his Ajax team-mate, Maarten Stekelenburg, who in retaining his place throughout the group stage has become, at the age of 38 years and 272 days, the Netherlands' oldest ever tournament participant.

• Captain Georginio Wijnaldum's two goals against North Macedonia, added to the one against Ukraine, lifted his all-time tally for the Netherlands to 25, putting him one ahead of Marco van Basten, while Weghorst's strike against Ukraine was his second, in successive games, and Denzel Dumfries's match-winning header his first, on his 20th appearance. Dumfries made it two goals in as many tournament appearances with the Oranje's second against Austria.

• Timber, Stekelenburg, Gravenberch, Daley Blind and Davy Klaassen all won the Dutch league and cup double with Ajax in 2020/21. Other major trophy winners this year in the Dutch squad are Stefan de Vrij, who won the Italian title with Internazionale, Nathan Aké, a Premier League champion with Manchester City, and ex-Ajax pair Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, who were domestic cup winners with Juventus and Barcelona respectively.

• Stekelenburg is the only member of the Netherlands UEFA EURO 2020 squad with previous EURO final tournament experience. He made one appearance in 2008 – a 2-0 win against Romania – and was the Oranje's starting goalkeeper in all three of their matches – and defeats – at the 2012 tournament.

• Stekelenburg also kept goal for the Netherlands in all seven of their games at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, including the final. Four years later there were six other members of the Netherlands' UEFA EURO 2020 squad present at the finals in Brazil – fellow goalkeeper Tim Krul, defenders Blind, De Vrij and Joël Veltman, midfielder Wijnaldum and forward Depay. Veltman was the only one of those five outfield players not to score at the tournament.

• Wijnaldum has started all of the Oranje's last 17 games and made his 50th competitive appearance for his country against Austria. The Netherlands captain recently left Liverpool after five seasons to join Paris Saint-Germain.

• Donny van de Beek was a late withdrawal from the squad through injury. Coach Frank de Boer did not call up a replacement, leaving the Netherlands with 25 players.

Czech Republic
• Patrik Schick has scored all three of the Czech Republic's goals at UEFA EURO 2020, taking his overall international tally to 14 in 29 matches. He also scored in the team's final pre-tournament warm-up fixture, a 3-1 win against Albania in Prague on 8 June, so, after drawing a blank in the 1-0 defeat by England, has four in his last four matches.

• The Czech Republic's 2-0 win against Scotland is their only victory in seven EURO final tournament encounters (D2 L4) since they defeated Poland 1-0 on Matchday 3 at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Schick's double against Scotland was only the third for the Czech Republic at a EURO final tournament, after Vladimír Šmicer in 2000 and Milan Baroš in 2004, who both scored twice against Denmark. Schick's second goal was struck from a distance of 49.7 metres, the furthest out in EURO finals history.

• Lukáš Masopust and Ondřej Čelůstka also found the net in the friendly win against Albania – a result that ended a three-match winless run for the Czech Republic, who four days earlier had crashed to a 4-0 defeat against Italy in Bologna, a game in which Michal Sadílek came off the bench to make his international debut.

• There has been a major overhaul of the Czech squad in the five years since UEFA EURO 2016, with just three players remaining from that tournament in France – captain Vladimír Darida, goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík and defender Pavel Kadeřábek. Another player with EURO finals experience is striker Tomáš Pekhart, who was a squad member alongside Darida in 2012. Other than Schick, no member of this year's squad has ever scored a EURO finals goal.

• There are five players in Jaroslav Šilhavý's selection from the Slavia Praha side that went unbeaten domestically in 2020/21, winning the Czech league and cup double, and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League – Masopust, Jan Bořil, Tomáš Holeš, Petr Ševčík and David Zima.

• Pekhart was also a Polish league title winner in the 2020/21 season with Legia Warszawa, topping the Ekstraklasa scoring charts with 22 goals, while fellow striker Michael Krmenčík spent the first half of the season with prospective Belgian champions Club Brugge before moving on loan to PAOK, with whom he won the Greek Cup, scoring the late winner in the final against champions Olympiacos.

• Sparta Praha's 18-year-old striker Adam Hložek, the youngest member of Šilhavý's squad and a substitute in all three group games, was the joint top scorer in the 2020/21 Czech Liga with 15 goals.

• Former Slavia players Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal were both instrumental in helping West Ham United finish sixth in the Premier League to secure a place in next season's UEFA Europa League group stage.


Squad list Only this chapter

Netherlands - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Maarten Stekelenburg22/09/198238Ajax - 003062-
13Tim Krul03/04/198833Norwich - 000015-
23Marco Bizot10/03/199130AZ Alkmaar - 00001-
2Joël Veltman15/01/199229Brighton - 3010282
3Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199921Juventus - 8120292
4Nathan Aké18/02/199526Man. City - 3120222
5Owen Wijndal28/11/199921AZ Alkmaar - 002011-
6Stefan de Vrij05/02/199229Internazionale - 0030483
12Patrick van Aanholt29/08/199030Crystal Palace - 103018-
17Daley Blind09/03/199031Ajax - 7030812
22Denzel Dumfries18/04/199625PSV - 4032222
8Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199030Liverpool - 78337825
11Quincy Promes04/01/199229Spartak Moskva - 6010497
14Davy Klaassen21/02/199328Ajax - 0000245
15Marten de Roon29/03/199130Atalanta*602025-
16Ryan Gravenberch16/05/200219Ajax - 002071
20Donny van de Beek18/04/199724Man. United - 3000192
21Frenkie de Jong12/05/199724Barcelona - 8130301
24Teun Koopmeiners28/02/199823AZ Alkmaar - 00001-
25Jurriën Timber17/06/200120Ajax - 00204-
7Steven Berghuis19/12/199129Feyenoord - 2010272
9Luuk de Jong27/08/199030Sevilla - 6120388
10Memphis Depay13/02/199427Lyon - 66326728
18Donyell Malen19/01/199922PSV - 4130122
19Wout Weghorst07/08/199228Wolfsburg - 103192
26Cody Gakpo07/05/199922PSV - 00101-
-Frank de Boer15/05/197051 - 003014-
Czech Republic - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198932Sevilla - 603038-
16Aleš Mandous21/04/199229Sigma - 00001-
23Tomáš Koubek26/08/199228Augsburg - 00009-
2Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199229Hoffenheim - 6000463
3Ondřej Čelůstka18/06/198932Sparta Praha - 8130283
4Jakub Brabec06/08/199228Plzeň - 3100201
5Vladimír Coufal22/08/199228West Ham - 3030191
6Tomáš Kalas15/05/199328Bristol City - 1030241
9Tomáš Holeš31/03/199328Slavia Praha - 0030111
17David Zima08/11/200020Slavia Praha - 00002-
18Jan Bořil11/01/199130Slavia PrahaS503026-
22Aleš Matějů03/06/199625Brescia - 00004-
7Antonín Barák03/12/199426Verona - 0010196
8Vladimír Darida08/08/199030Hertha - 6130738
12Lukáš Masopust12/02/199328Slavia Praha*8130252
13Petr Ševčík04/05/199427Slavia Praha - 203010-
14Jakub Jankto19/01/199625Sampdoria - 8130373
15Tomáš Souček27/02/199526West Ham - 8130387
21Alex Král19/05/199823Spartak Moskva - 7130212
25Jakub Pešek24/06/199328Liberec - 000021
26Michal Sadílek31/05/199922PSV - 00001-
10Patrik Schick24/01/199625Leverkusen - 74332914
11Michael Krmenčík15/03/199328Club Brugge - 3020308
19Adam Hložek25/07/200218Sparta Praha*00306-
20Matěj Vydra01/05/199229Burnley - 1020376
24Tomáš Pekhart26/05/198932Legia - 0010232
-Jaroslav Šilhavý03/11/196159 - 803028-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeLee Betts (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • Fourth officialStéphanie Frappart (FRA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Reserve officialMikael Berchebru (FRA)
  • UEFA DelegateRadenko Mijatovic (SVN)
  • UEFA Referee observerRoberto Rosetti (ITA)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/19791288

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
17/11/2019EUROQRBulgariaCzech Republic1-0Sofia

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/07/2011UEL2QRKS FlamurtariFK Jablonec0-2Vlora
13/04/2017UELQFAFC AjaxFC Schalke 042-0Amsterdam
01/09/2017WCQRCzech RepublicGermany1-2Prague
03/10/2019UELGSFeyenoordFC Porto2-0Rotterdam
17/11/2019EUROQRBulgariaCzech Republic1-0Sofia
10/12/2019UCLGSBorussia DortmundSK Slavia Praha2-1Dortmund
05/11/2020UELGSTSG 1899 HoffenheimFC Slovan Liberec5-0Sinsheim
25/11/2020UCLGSAFC AjaxFC Midtjylland3-1Amsterdam
10/12/2020UELGSHNK RijekaAZ Alkmaar2-1Rijeka
08/04/2021UELQFAFC AjaxAS Roma1-2Amsterdam

Last updated 26/06/2021 03:01CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Netherlands

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

Final tournament win
Netherlands v Yugoslavia, 25/06/00

Final tournament defeat
1-4: Netherlands v England, 18/06/96

Qualifying win
11-0: Netherlands v San Marino, 02/09/11

Qualifying defeat
4-1: Poland v Netherlands, 10/09/75
3-0: Turkey v Netherlands, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
Edwin van der Sar
13: Phillip Cocu
13: Dennis Bergkamp
12: Edgar Davids
11: Giovanni van Bronckhorst
10: Michael Reiziger
10: Clarence Seedorf

Final tournament goals
6: Patrick Kluivert
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy
5: Marco van Basten
4: Dennis Bergkamp

Overall appearances
38: Wesley Sneijder
37: Edwin van der Sar
32: Rafael van der Vaart
31: Frank de Boer
29: Ruud Gullit
29: Clarence Seedorf
28: Robin van Persie
27: Aron Winter
26: Joris Mathijsen

Overall goals
19: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Marco van Basten
16: Robin van Persie
Ruud van Nistelrooy
14: Georginio Wijnaldum
13: Patrick Kluivert
12: Johan Cruyff
11: Ruud Gullit
10: Wesley Sneijder


UEFA European Championship records: Czech Republic

2016 – group stage
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – runners-up
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)

Final tournament win
3-0: Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3: Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union, 06/07/60

Qualifying win
7-0: Czech Republic v San Marino, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
5-0: England v Czech Republic, 22/03/19

Final tournament appearances
14: Petr Čech
Karel Poborský
12: Pavel Nedvěd
11: Jaroslav Plašil
11: Vladimír Šmicer
Milan Baroš
Jan Koller
10: Tomáš Rosický

Final tournament goals
5: Milan Baroš
4: Vladimír Šmicer
3: Jan Koller
3: Zdeněk Nehoda
3: Patrik Schick

Overall appearances
50: Petr Čech
41: Tomáš Rosický
37: Jaroslav Plašil
35: Jan Koller
34: Karel Poborský
31: Milan Baroš
31: Pavel Nedvěd
31: Jiří Němec
30: Pavel Kuka
25: Patrik Berger
25: Tomáš Galásek
25: Marek Jankulovski
25: Vladimír Šmicer

Overall goals
21: Jan Koller
12: Patrik Berger
12: Milan Baroš
9: Vladimír Šmicer
9: Zdeněk Nehoda (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Marián Masný (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Antonín Panenka (for Czechoslovakia)
7: Patrik Schick
7: Ladislav Vízek (for Czechoslovakia)


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Depay 1, 2-0 Wijnaldum 21, 3-0 Depay 55 (P) , 4-0 Van Dijk 86
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (59 Promes), Depay, De Roon (46 Pröpper), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (68 Tete)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Netherlands 2-3 Germany
    0-1 Sané 15, 0-2 Gnabry 34, 1-2 De Ligt 48, 2-2 Depay 63, 2-3 Schulz 90
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (46 Bergwijn), Depay, Promes, De Roon (91 De Jong), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries
  • (06/09/2019)
    Germany 2-4 Netherlands
    1-0 Gnabry 9, 1-1 F. de Jong 59, 1-2 Tah 66 (og) , 2-2 Kroos 73 (P) , 2-3 Malen 79, 2-4 Wijnaldum 90+1
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (81 Aké), Depay, Promes, De Roon (58 Malen), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (58 Pröpper)
  • (09/09/2019)
    Estonia 0-4 Netherlands
    0-1 Babel 17, 0-2 Babel 47, 0-3 Depay 76, 0-4 Wijnaldum 87
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Pröpper, Malen (63 Berghuis), Wijnaldum, Babel (85 Strootman), Depay, Blind, F. de Jong (71 De Jong)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Magennis 75, 1-1 Depay 80, 2-1 De Jong 90+1, 3-1 Depay 90+4
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (66 Malen), Depay, De Roon (66 Van de Beek), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (78 De Jong)
  • (13/10/2019)
    Belarus 1-2 Netherlands
    0-1 Wijnaldum 32, 0-2 Wijnaldum 41, 1-2 Dragun 54
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Van de Beek (67 De Roon), Bergwijn (89 Babel), Wijnaldum, Promes (67 De Jong), Blind, Malen, F. de Jong
  • (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland 0-0 Netherlands
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Babel (90 Aké), Berghuis (65 De Jong), Promes, De Roon (36 Pröpper), Blind, Van de Beek, F. de Jong
  • (19/11/2019)
    Netherlands 5-0 Estonia
    1-0 Wijnaldum 6, 2-0 Aké 19, 3-0 Wijnaldum 66, 4-0 Wijnaldum 79, 5-0 Boadu 87
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Aké, Pröpper, Stengs, Wijnaldum, De Jong (63 Weghorst), Depay (46 Boadu), Promes, Van Aanholt, F. de Jong (75 Strootman)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group C - Group Standings
    North Macedonia3003280
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine
    1-0 Wijnaldum 52, 2-0 Weghorst 58, 2-1 Yarmolenko 75, 2-2 Yaremchuk 79, 3-2 Dumfries 85
    Stekelenburg, De Vrij, Wijnaldum, Depay (91 Malen), Van Aanholt (64 Wijndal), De Roon, Blind (64 Aké), Weghorst (88 De Jong), F. de Jong, Dumfries, J. Timber (88 Veltman)
  • Matchday 2 (17/06/2021)
    Netherlands 2-0 Austria
    1-0 Depay 11 (P) , 2-0 Dumfries 67
    Stekelenburg, De Ligt, De Vrij, Wijnaldum, Depay (82 De Jong), Van Aanholt (64 Wijndal), De Roon (74 Gravenberch), Blind (64 Aké), Weghorst (64 Malen), F. de Jong, Dumfries
  • Matchday 3 (21/06/2021)
    North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands
    0-1 Depay 24, 0-2 Wijnaldum 50, 0-3 Wijnaldum 58
    Stekelenburg, De Ligt, De Vrij (46 J. Timber), Wijnaldum, Depay (66 Weghorst), Van Aanholt, Gravenberch, Blind, Malen (66 Promes), F. de Jong (78 Gakpo), Dumfries (46 Berghuis)
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (27/06/2021)
    Netherlands-Czech Republic

Czech Republic

  • European Qualifiers
    England 5-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Sterling 24, 2-0 Kane 45+2 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 62, 4-0 Sterling 68, 5-0 Kalas 84 (og)
    Pavlenka, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Gebre Selassie, Kalas, Darida (67 Masopust), Pavelka, Jankto (46 Vydra), Souček, Schick (82 Škoda), Novák
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Isa 3, 1-1 Schick 19, 2-1 Schick 50
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (66 Kopic), Jankto (82 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (78 Doležal), Král, Novák
  • (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic 3-0 Montenegro
    1-0 Jankto 18, 2-0 Kopitović 49 (og) , 3-0 Schick 82 (P)
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Pavelka, Masopust (39 Kopic), Jankto (74 Krejčí), Souček, Suchý, Schick (88 Kozák), Král, Novák
  • (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo 2-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 16, 1-1 Muriqi 20, 2-1 Vojvoda 67
    Vaclík, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Darida, Masopust (80 Doležal), Jankto, Souček, Suchý, Bořil, Schick (61 Krmenčík), Král (72 Hušbauer)
  • (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro 0-3 Czech Republic
    0-1 Souček 54, 0-2 Masopust 58, 0-3 Darida 90+4 (P)
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Darida, Masopust (77 Kopic), Jankto, Souček, Suchý (46 Brabec), Bořil, Schick (91 Krmenčík), Král
  • (11/10/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 England
    0-1 Kane 5 (P) , 1-1 Brabec 9, 2-1 Ondrášek 85
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Brabec, Coufal, Darida, Jankto (82 Kopic), Souček, Bořil, Schick (65 Ondrášek), Masopust (90 Zmrhal), Král
  • (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic 2-1 Kosovo
    0-1 Nuhiu 50, 1-1 Král 71, 2-1 Čelůstka 79
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Brabec, Coufal, Darida, Krmenčík (61 Ondrášek), Masopust (76 Ševčík), Jankto (91 Kadeřábek), Souček, Bořil, Král
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Bozhikov 56
    Kolář, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Darida, Ondrášek (79 Doležal), Ševčík (65 Masopust), Jankto, Souček, Kúdela, Bořil, Král (71 Hušbauer)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Czech Republic3111324
    Matchday 1 (14/06/2021)
    Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 42, 0-2 Schick 52
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Kalas, Darida (87 Ševčík), Schick (87 Krmenčík), Masopust (72 Vydra), Jankto (72 Hložek), Souček, Bořil, Král (67 Holeš)
  • Matchday 2 (18/06/2021)
    Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 37 (P) , 1-1 Perišić 47
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Kalas, Darida (87 Barák), Holeš (63 Král), Schick (74 Krmenčík), Masopust (63 Hložek), Jankto (74 Ševčík), Souček, Bořil
  • Matchday 3 (22/06/2021)
    Czech Republic 0-1 England
    0-1 Sterling 12
    Vaclík, Čelůstka, Coufal, Kalas, Darida (64 Král), Holeš (84 Vydra), Schick (75 Pekhart), Masopust (64 Hložek), Jankto (46 Ševčík), Souček, Bořil
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (27/06/2021)
    Netherlands-Czech Republic

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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