UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits
|France||National Arena Bucharest - BucharestMonday 28 June 2021|
21.00CET (22.00 local time) Matchday 4 - Round of 16
|19/06/2016||GS-FT||Switzerland - France||0-0||Lille Métropole|
|20/06/2014||GS-FT||Switzerland - France||2-5||Salvador De Bahia||Džemaili 81, Xhaka 87; Giroud 17, Matuidi 18, Valbuena 40, Benzema 67, Sissoko 73|
|13/06/2006||GS-FT||France - Switzerland||0-0||Stuttgart|
|08/10/2005||QR (GS)||Switzerland - France||1-1||Berne||Magnin 79; Cissé 52|
|26/03/2005||QR (GS)||France - Switzerland||0-0||Paris|
|21/06/2004||GS-FT||Switzerland - France||1-3||Coimbra||Vonlanthen 26; Zidane 20, Henry 76, 84|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 26/06/2021 11:49CET
France will be looking to continue their unbeaten competitive record against Switzerland as the teams meet at the National Arena Bucharest in the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16.
• The world champions finished first in Group F although they won only one of their three fixtures, drawing the last two, while Switzerland qualified from Group A as one of the best third-placed sides overall.
• The winners of this tie will play Croatia or Spain in the quarter-finals in Saint Petersburg on 2 July.
• Switzerland's record in 38 games against France is W12 D10 L16, but they have yet to win a competitive encounter with Les Bleus (D4 L2).
• The teams' last meeting came in the group stage of UEFA EURO 2016, a goalless Matchday 3 draw at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille that meant both sides progressed from Group A, France in first place with seven points and Switzerland in second with five.
• After 32 friendly fixtures between 1905 and 2003, their first competitive meeting was in their final group match at UEFA EURO 2004, when Jacques Santini's France defeated Köbi Kuhn's Switzerland 3-1. Zinédine Zidane and Thierry Henry (two) got the France goals, while Switzerland's consolation came from Johan Vonlanthen, who became the EURO finals' youngest ever scorer at 18 years 141 days.
• The countries shared two draws en route to qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where they were paired again and played out another stalemate in their opening group encounter in Stuttgart.
• It was a different story when they faced off in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Didier Deschamps' France running out 5-2 victors against Ottmar Hitzfeld's Switzerland with five different goalscorers. Olivier Giroud, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko all found the net for France with Granit Xhaka scoring a late second for Switzerland.
• Hugo Lloris, Raphaël Varane and substitutes Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba also played for France in that game, with Ricardo Rodríguez, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferović and Admir Mehmedi all starting for the Swiss.
EURO facts: France
• France's defeat by Portugal in the UEFA EURO 2016 final denied them the chance to claim their third EURO title following their triumphs of 1984 and 2000.
• In 2016, Deschamps' team had finished first in their group ahead of Switzerland, Albania and Romania before beating the Republic of Ireland 2-1 – their first EURO knockout win since 2000 – in the round of 16. Iceland (5-2) and Germany (2-0) were then defeated only for Portugal to run out 1-0 extra-time winners in Saint-Denis.
• Les Bleus responded to that disappointment by winning their second World Cup in 2018, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final to add to their title from 20 years earlier.
• Having won consecutive world (1998) and European (2000) titles with France as a player, Deschamps can repeat the feat as a coach; France aside, only West Germany (1972 EURO, 1974 World Cup) and Spain (2008 and 2012 EURO, 2010 World Cup) have held both titles at the same time.
• France qualified for the 2020 finals by finishing first in Group H, winning eight of their ten qualifiers (D1 L1) to pick up 25 points, two more than Turkey.
• France opened the finals with a 1-0 win against Germany in Munich but were then held to two draws in Budapest, against hosts Hungary (1-1) and holders Portugal (2-2) in a repeat of that 2016 final.
• The 2-0 loss in Turkey on 8 June 2019 is France's only defeat in 90 minutes in their last 20 EURO games (W15 D4).
• France are appearing at their 13th successive world or European final tournament; they have not missed out since the 1994 World Cup, and have reached five finals in that run, winning three of them.
• France have won all six of their round of 16 matches at major tournaments – five in the World Cup (against Italy in 1986, Paraguay in 1998, Spain in 2006, Nigeria in 2014 and Argentina in 2018) in addition to that UEFA EURO 2016 victory against Ireland.
• This is France's tenth EURO, and their eighth in a row; they last failed to qualify for the 1988 event.
• This is France's second visit to the National Arena Bucharest, where they drew 0-0 against Romania in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying in September 2011. That made their record in the country overall W1 D2 L2, all against Romania.
EURO facts: Switzerland
• This is Switzerland's fifth EURO, all in the last seven editions of the competition. Eliminated in the group stage in 1996, 2004 and as co-hosts in 2008, they finished second in their section at UEFA EURO 2016 behind hosts France but bowed out in the last 16, losing 5-4 on penalties to Poland after a 1-1 draw.
• This is Switzerland's fourth successive appearance in a major tournament having also qualified for the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, reaching the last 16 at both. They have not reached the quarter-final of a major tournament since the 1954 World Cup, a tournament they hosted, losing all five of their round of 16 encounters since then.
• The Swiss booked their place at UEFA EURO 2020 by finishing first in Group D, taking 17 points from their eight qualifiers. They won four of their last five matches, scoring 13 goals and conceding only two in that five-game sequence with three clean sheets.
• Switzerland opened Group A with a 1-1 draw against Wales in Baku but then suffered a 3-0 loss to Italy in Rome in their second fixture. They responded with a 3-1 defeat of Turkey back in Baku, Xherdan Shaqiri scoring twice to secure third place in the section.
• The defeat by Italy on Matchday 2 was only Switzerland's second reverse in their last 17 EURO fixtures, qualifying and final tournament combined (W9 D6), the other a 1-0 loss away to Denmark in October 2019. They were unbeaten at UEFA EURO 2016 (W1 D3), with their shoot-out elimination to Poland classed as a draw.
• Switzerland's record in 16 EURO finals games is now W3 D6 L7.
• Switzerland finished fourth in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019, losing 3-1 to hosts and eventual champions Portugal in the semi-finals and 6-5 on penalties to England in the third-place play-off after a goalless 120 minutes.
• Switzerland have lost three of their four games in Bucharest, most recently a 1-0 defeat against Romania at the Stadionul Steaua in qualifying for EURO '92. Their sole victory in the city, and Romania, is a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory in October 1981 at the Stadionul August 23, at the site of what is now the National Arena Bucharest.
Links and trivia
• Have played in France:
Loris Benito (Bordeaux 2019–)
Jordan Lotomba (Nice 2020–)
• Have played together:
Olivier Giroud & Granit Xhaka (Arsenal 2016–18)
Antoine Griezmann & Haris Seferović (Real Sociedad 2013/14)
Marcus Thuram & Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi, Breel Embolo, Denis Zakaria (Borussia Mönchengladbach 2019–)
• Rodríguez opened the scoring from the penalty spot in Wolfsburg's 2-0 win against Real Madrid in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg; Benzema started both that game and Madrid's 3-0 second-leg win.
• Benzema scored one goal and set up another as Real Madrid beat a Basel side including Fabian Schär and Embolo 5-1 on Matchday 1 of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.
• Seferović scored Benfica's goal in a 3-1 defeat away to a Lyon side captained by Léo Dubois in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage.
• Seferović and Antoine Griezmann got the goals in Real Sociedad's 2-0 win at Lyon in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League play-off first leg.
• France's record in six competitive penalty shoot-outs is W3 L3:
4-5 v West Germany, 1982 FIFA World Cup semi-final
4-3 v Brazil, 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
5-4 v Netherlands, EURO '96 quarter-final
5-6 v Czech Republic, EURO '96 semi-final
4-3 v Italy, 1998 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
3-5 v Italy, 2006 FIFA World Cup final
• Switzerland have lost all three of their competitive penalty shoot-outs:
0-3 v Ukraine, 2006 FIFA World Cup round of 16
4-5 v Poland, UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16
5-6 v England, 2019 UEFA Nations League third-place play-off
• France's 1-1 draw against Hungary brought an end to the team's run of five successive victories – all with clean sheets – that included their opening 1-0 win at UEFA EURO 2020 against Germany in Munich. The subsequent 2-2 draw against Portugal means that Les Bleus have now won 17 of their last 23 matches, during which they have suffered just one defeat – 0-2 at home to Finland in a Stade de France friendly on 11 November 2020. That is one of only two of those 23 games in which they have failed to score.
• Les Bleus' last competitive loss was in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier away to Turkey in June 2019, since when they have won 14 and drawn five of their 19 matches across three competitions. They are unbeaten in ten tournament games (W7 D3) since the final of UEFA EURO 2016.
• The world champions warmed up for UEFA EURO 2020 with two 3-0 home wins, defeating Wales in Nice on 2 June, with goals from Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé, and Bulgaria in Saint-Denis six days later, a late double from Olivier Giroud – his 45th and 46th international goals – adding to another Griezmann strike.
• Griezmann has appeared in all of France's last 51 internationals, starting every one of the team's 37 competitive matches during that sequence, which began in August 2017. Since making his debut for Les Bleus in March 2014 the Barcelona forward has never missed a competitive international, starting 52 and coming off the bench in the other three. His 94 caps have brought him 38 goals, 24 of them in competitive matches, the latest of which earned France a draw against Hungary on Matchday 2.
• France remain unbeaten in the 34 internationals in which Griezmann has scored, although the game against Hungary was only the fourth of those games that they have failed to win.
• That goal in the Puskás Arena was Griezmann's seventh at the EURO finals, lifting the UEFA EURO 2016 top scorer into joint third place in the all-time list alongside Alan Shearer, with only Cristiano Ronaldo (14 at the end of the group stage) and Michel Platini (nine) ahead of him.
• Didier Deschamps' experienced UEFA EURO 2020 squad includes two centurions in Giroud (109 caps) and captain Hugo Lloris (128). The 26 players collectively have 209 major tournament appearances and 30 goals between them.
• There are 14 of France's 2018 FIFA World Cup winners in the UEFA EURO 2020 squad, five of whom were also present on home soil at UEFA EURO 2016 – Lloris, Griezmann, Giroud, Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kanté. Three other players – Moussa Sissoko, Kingsley Coman and Lucas Digne – have returned for a second successive EURO having missed out on the World Cup triumph in Russia.
• Karim Benzema returned to the France fold for the pre-tournament friendlies against Wales and Bulgaria, his first appearances for Les Bleus since October 2015, and started all three group encounters. The 33-year-old Real Madrid striker, who is appearing at a tournament for the first time since the 2014 World Cup, is also a veteran of the 2008 and 2012 EUROs. He finally scored his first two EURO final tournament goals on Matchday 3 against Portugal, having drawn a blank on his eight previous appearances.
• The 2020/21 season was a productive one for most of the players in the France squad as 15 of them collected major silverware with their clubs. Giroud, Kanté and Kurt Zouma were UEFA Champions League winners with Chelsea; Coman, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernández and Corentin Tolisso were German champions with Bayern München; Thomas Lemar won the Spanish Liga with Atlético de Madrid; Mike Maignan was ever-present in goal for Ligue 1 winners LOSC Lille; Griezmann, Dembélé and Clément Lenglet won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona; Adrien Rabiot was a Coppa Italia winner with Juventus; and Mbappé and Presnel Kimpembe lifted the Coupe de France with Paris Saint-Germain.
• Mbappé was Ligue 1's top scorer for the third season running, with 27 goals for Paris, and also found the net eight times in the UEFA Champions League. As at the 2018 World Cup, he remains, aged 22, the youngest player in France's squad.
• Mbappé was one of 20 players in the France squad who played UEFA Champions League football in 2020/21, with three others involved in the UEFA Europa League. The only players who missed out on European football were Everton's Digne, Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder and Lyon's Léo Dubois.
• France are through to the UEFA Nations League Finals in Italy later this year; they have been drawn to face Belgium in the second semi-final in Turin on 7 October.
• Dembélé has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a knee injury sustained in the draw against Hungary.
• The victory against Turkey in Switzerland's final group game was the team's sixth win in eight matches, the opening draw against Wales having ended a five-match winning run which had been extended by victories in UEFA EURO 2020 warm-up games in St Gallen against the United States (2-1) and Liechtenstein (7-0). The Matchday 2 defeat by Italy in Rome is the only one suffered by Vladimir Petković's side in their last nine games.
• Mario Gavranović scored three of Switzerland's goals against Liechtenstein – the only UEFA EURO 2020 participant to register a hat-trick in any of the pre-tournament friendlies. It was his first international treble.
• Two Switzerland squad members were domestic champions in 2020/21 – Gavranović with Dinamo Zagreb and Christian Fassnacht with Young Boys – while Manuel Akanji was the only domestic cup winner, helping Borussia Dortmund claim the DFB-Pokal.
• Breel Embolo's goal against Wales was his first in a final tournament at the ninth attempt and just his sixth in 46 international appearances.
• Haris Seferović's opening goal against Turkey was his 22nd for Switzerland but just his second in 16 final tournament outings, the previous one having come on his tournament debut – the added-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Ecuador at the 2014 World Cup.
• Xherdan Shaqiri's double against Turkey took his all-time tally of international goals to 25 in 94 appearances. Seven of those have been scored at major tournaments, including four at the World Cup and a stunning strike in the round of 16 against Poland at UEFA EURO 2016.
• Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka has not missed an international for over three years, since a friendly against Spain on 3 June 2018. In that time he has run up 36 successive appearances, the first 30 all in the starting XI. The last competitive international he failed to start was a World Cup qualifier in Hungary on 7 October 2016, for which he was suspended; he has been selected for all 38 since.
• Xhaka is set to appear in his 28th EURO encounter – finals and qualifying combined – which is one shy of Stéphane Chapuisat's Switzerland record.
• Xhaka is one of ten members of the Switzerland squad who were also involved at UEFA EURO 2016, along with Nico Elvedi, Embolo, Admir Mehmedi, Ricardo Rodríguez, Fabian Schär, Seferović, Shaqiri, Yann Sommer and Denis Zakaria, although Elvedi and Zakaria did not actually play in France.
|4||Raphaël Varane||25/04/1993||28||Real Madrid||-||9||2||3||0||78||5|
|6||Paul Pogba||15/03/1993||28||Man. United||-||4||0||3||0||83||10|
|19||Karim Benzema||19/12/1987||33||Real Madrid||-||0||0||3||2||86||29|
|22||Wissam Ben Yedder||12/08/1990||30||Monaco||-||6||2||0||0||14||2|
|16||Christian Fassnacht||11/11/1993||27||Young Boys||-||2||1||0||0||8||3|
|19||Mario Gavranović||24/11/1989||31||Dinamo Zagreb||*||2||1||3||0||33||14|
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UEFA European Championship records: France
2016 – runners-up
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – winners
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – winners
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – quarter-finals
1960 – fourth place
Final tournament win
5-0: France v Belgium, 16/06/84
Final tournament defeat
4-1: Netherlands v France, 13/06/08
10-0: France v Azerbaijan, 06/09/95
5-1: Yugoslavia v France, 24/04/68
Final tournament appearances
16: Lilian Thuram
14: Hugo Lloris
14: Zinédine Zidane
13: Laurent Blanc
13: Didier Deschamps
12: Marcel Desailly
12: Bixente Lizarazu
Final tournament goals
9: Michel Platini
7: Antoine Griezmann
6: Thierry Henry
5: Zinédine Zidane
47: Lilian Thuram
36: Didier Deschamps
35: Laurent Blanc
34: Marcel Desailly
33: Zinédine Zidane
30: Bixente Lizarazu
30: Hugo Lloris
27: Youri Djorkaeff
27: Thierry Henry
27: Patrick Vieira
18: Thierry Henry
12: Jean-Pierre Papin
12: David Trezeguet
11: Zinédine Zidane
11: Youri Djorkaeff
10: Antoine Griezmann
10: Michel Platini
10: Sylvain Wiltord
9: Olivier Giroud
UEFA European Championship records: Switzerland
2016 – round of 16
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – group stage
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate
Final tournament defeat
3-0 twice, most recently v Italy, 16/06/21
7-0 twice, most recently Switzerland v San Marino, 09/10/15
4-0: Italy v Switzerland, 23/12/67
Final tournament appearances
7: Valon Behrami
7: Breel Embolo
7: Stephan Lichtsteiner
7: Ricardo Rodríguez
7: Haris Seferović
7: Xherdan Shaqiri
7: Yann Sommer
7: Granit Xhaka
6: Hakan Yakin
6: Patrick Müller
6: Gelson Fernandes
6: Fabian Schär
5: Stéphane Chapuisat
5: Stéphane Henchoz
5: Admir Mehmedi
5: Johann Vogel
5: Johan Vonlanthen
Final tournament goals
3: Xherdan Shaqiri
3: Hakan Yakin
1: Breel Embolo
1: Admir Mehmedi
1: Fabian Schär
1: Haris Seferović
1: Kubilay Türkyilmaz
1: Johan Vonlanthen
29: Stéphane Chapuisat
28: Heinz Hermann
27: Granit Xhaka
26: Stephan Lichtsteiner
25: Ricardo Rodríguez
24: Alain Geiger
23: Yann Sommer
22: Stéphane Henchoz
22: Admir Mehmedi
22: Xherdan Shaqiri
21: Johann Vogel
11: Xherdan Shaqiri
9: Kubilay Türkyilmaz
8: Fritz Künzli
6: Stéphane Chapuisat
6: Adrian Knup
6: Hakan Yakin
5: Rolf Blättler
5: Alexander Frei
5: Karl Odermatt
5: René-Pierre Quentin
5: Haris Seferović
Last updated 05/07/2021 17:11CET
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.