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CroatiaCroatiaParken Stadium - CopenhagenMonday 28 June 2021
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Matchday 4 - Round of 16
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Nations League
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/11/2018GS-FTCroatia - Spain3-2
ZagrebKramarić 54, Jedvaj 69, 90+3; Ceballos 56, Ramos 78 (P)
11/09/2018GS-FTSpain - Croatia6-0
ElcheSaúl Ñíguez 24, Asensio 33, Kalinić 35 (og), Rodrigo 49, Ramos 57, Isco 70
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/06/2016GS-FTCroatia - Spain2-1
BordeauxN. Kalinić 45, Perišić 87; Morata 7
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/06/2012GS-FTCroatia - Spain0-1
GdanskJesús Navas 88
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 26/06/2021 11:50CET

Match background Only this chapter

Croatia and Spain have served up plenty of dramatic encounters over the years and now face off for the first time in a tournament knockout encounter as they meet at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen in the round of 16 at UEFA EURO 2020.

• Both sides progressed to the knockout stage with impressive Matchday 3 successes, Croatia claiming second place in Group D with a 3-1 defeat of Scotland in Glasgow while Spain equalled the record margin of victory in a EURO finals with a 5-0 win against Slovakia in Seville.

• The winners of this tie will play France or Switzerland in the first quarter-final in Saint Petersburg on 2 July.

Previous meetings
• Croatia's record in eight matches against Spain is W3 D1 L4. They were without a win in four meetings before UEFA EURO 2016, where goals from Nikola Kalinić (45) and Ivan Perišić (87) overturned Álvaro Morata's seventh-minute opener and ensured Croatia finished above Spain in the final group table.

• The winless run that preceded Croatia's 2-1 success in Bordeaux also included a 1-0 Spain victory in Gdańsk at UEFA EURO 2012, Jesús Navas scoring the only goal two minutes from time. That means UEFA EURO 2020 is the third consecutive EURO finals in which the teams have faced each other.

• Croatia suffered their heaviest ever defeat on 11 September 2018, going down 6-0 to Spain in the UEFA Nations League. Saúl Ñíguez (24) Marco Asensio (33), a Lovre Kalinić own goal (35), Rodrigo (49), Sergio Ramos (57) and Isco (70) were all on the scoresheet for Spain at Elche's Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero.

• Croatia turned the tables with a 3-2 success at Zagreb's Stadion Maksimir on 15 November 2018. Andrej Kramarić's 54th-minute opener was cancelled out by Dani Ceballos two minutes later; Tin Jedvaj restored the Croatia lead in the 69th minute, Ramos replying from the spot in the 78th before Jedvaj got the winner three minutes into added time.

• Robert Prosinečki and Davor Šuker struck in a 2-0 friendly triumph in Valencia in March 1994 – Croatia's first away victory since independence. All of the sides' first four fixtures were friendlies; the last four have all been competitive games.

EURO facts: Croatia
• This is Croatia's sixth EURO; they have missed out just once since independence, at UEFA EURO 2000, meaning this is their fifth successive finals. They have twice reached the last eight and twice bowed out at the group stage.

• Croatia's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign was ended in the round of 16 by eventual champions Portugal, who were 1-0 winners after extra time. A team coached by Ante Čačić had finished first in their section on seven points, ahead of defending champions Spain.

• Zlatko Dalić's side were Group E winners in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2020, picking up 17 points from their eight matches to finish three ahead of Wales.

• Croatia were beaten 1-0 by England at Wembley in their opening UEFA EURO 2020 fixture but then took four points from their two games at Hampden Park in Glasgow to progress in second place behind their conquerors, drawing 1-1 with the Czech Republic before beating Scotland.

• Having been eliminated by Portugal after extra time four years ago, the Matchday 1 defeat by England is only Croatia's second loss over 90 minutes in 17 EURO matches (W10 D5).

• Croatia have played only two previous matches at Parken, both against Denmark – a 3-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying loss in September 1997 and a 2-1 friendly victory in June 2004. Those are Croatia's only previous games in Denmark.

EURO facts: Spain
• This is Spain's seventh consecutive EURO. Champions in 1964, they were also victorious in 2008 and 2012 to become the first side to retain the Henri Delaunay trophy.

• Spain's defence of the trophy was ended by Italy in the round of 16 at UEFA EURO 2016, the Azzurri running out 2-0 winners. Eliminated also in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup, by hosts Russia on penalties, Spain have failed to reach the quarter-finals in each of their last three major tournaments.

• The 2-1 loss to Croatia on Matchday 3 at UEFA EURO 2016 – a result that meant Vicente del Bosque's side finished second behind their opponents in Group D – ended Spain's sequence of 14 EURO finals matches without defeat (W11 D3), stretching back to a 1-0 reversal against Portugal at UEFA EURO 2004; prior to Croatia, they had not conceded in seven EURO finals fixtures, since a 1-1 draw with Italy in 2012.

• Spain and Germany/West Germany are the most successful EURO teams having won three editions each.

• Spain qualified for UEFA EURO 2020 by winning eight and drawing two of their ten qualifiers to finish on 26 points in Group F, five above second-placed Sweden – with whom they drew 0-0 in Group E on Matchday 1.

• The three-time champions are one of five sides who did not lose a game in the UEFA EURO 2020 preliminaries, along with Belgium, Italy – who both won all their fixtures, and also recorded three victories in the group stage – Denmark and Ukraine.

• Spain had more shots (227), possession (70%) and completed a greater percentage of their passes (91%) than any other team in qualifying.

• Luis Enrique's side played all three Group E games at the Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, opening with that goalless draw against eventual section winners Sweden before being held 1-1 by Poland. They found their scoring touch in the third game, however, overwhelming Slovakia 5-0 – the first time Spain had scored five goals in a EURO finals game and the joint biggest margin of victory overall at a UEFA European Championship.

• This is Spain's fourth game at Parken Stadium, where their record is W1 D1 L1, all against Denmark. Their most recent trip brought a 3-0 friendly win in August 2008, Xabi Alonso scoring twice and Xavi Hernández once for the just-crowned European champions.

• Spain's record in Copenhagen overall is W2 D2 L1; their only other visit to Denmark was a 3-1 success in Aarhus in UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying.

Links and trivia
• Spain's Dani Olmo was at Dinamo Zagreb between 2014 and January 2020, when he signed for Leipzig. Olmo's Dinamo team-mates included Dominik Livaković (2016–20), Mislav Oršić and Bruno Petković (2018–20), Joško Gvardiol and Luka Ivanušec (2019/20).

• Have played in Spain:
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid 2012–)
Šime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid 2016–)
Ante Budimir (Mallorca 2019–20, Osasuna 2020–)
Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid 2015–18)
Mario Pašalić (Elche 2014/15 loan)

• Modrić has won four UEFA Champions League titles, three UEFA Super Cups, two Liga titles, the 2013/14 Copa del Rey and three FIFA Club World Cups with Real Madrid.

• Vrsaljko made nine appearances in Atlético's victorious 2021/21 Liga campaign.

• Have played together:
Luka Modrić & Diego Llorente (Real Madrid 2012–15)
Luka Modrić & Marcos Llorente (Real Madrid 2014–19)
Luka Modrić & Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid 2012–14, 2016/17)
Šime Vrsaljko & Koke (Atlético de Madrid 2016–)
Šime Vrsaljko & Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid 2019–)
Šime Vrsaljko & Rodri (Atlético de Madrid 2018/19)
Šime Vrsaljko & Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid 2019–20)
Mateo Kovačić & César Azpilicueta (Chelsea 2018–)
Mateo Kovačić & Álvaro Morata (Chelsea 2018/19)
Ivan Perišić & Thiago Alcántara (Bayern München 2019/20)

• Gerard Moreno scored the winning goals in both legs of Villarreal's UEFA Europa League quarter-final against Dinamo Zagreb in April (1-0 a, 2-1 h).

• Ivanušec's added-time penalty forced extra time in Croatia's UEFA Under-21 European Championship quarter-final against Spain on 31 May, although his side ultimately lost 2-1.

• Duje Ćaleta-Car scored in Croatia's 3-0 European U21 Championship qualifying win away to Spain in March 2016, Pašalić having found the net in a 3-2 U21 qualifying defeat against the same opponents the previous November.

• Ferran Torres scored Manchester City's opening goal in a 3-0 away win against Ćaleta-Car's Marseille on Matchday 2 of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

Penalty shoot-outs
• Croatia's record in competitive penalty shoot-outs is W2 L1:
1-3 v Turkey, UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-final
3-2 v Denmark, 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16
4-3 v Russia, 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final

• Spain's record in their nine competitive penalty shoot-outs is W5 L4:
5-4 v Denmark, 1984 UEFA European Championship semi-final
4-5 v Belgium, 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
2-4 v England, EURO '96 quarter-final
3-2 v Republic of Ireland, 2002 FIFA World Cup round of 16
3-5 v South Korea, 2002 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
4-2 v Italy, UEFA EURO 2008 quarter-final
4-2 v Portugal, UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final
7-6 v Italy, 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final
3-4 v Russia, 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16

Latest news

• Croatia's win against Scotland was their first in five matches and one of just five in 16 games over the past nine months, eight of which have been lost, the most recent against England on Matchday 1 – their first defeat in an opening game at a EURO final tournament. Their two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies brought a 1-1 draw at home to Armenia on 1 June and a 0-1 away loss to Belgium five days later.

• Ivan Perišić has scored in each of Croatia's last two matches, lifting his goals total in major tournaments to nine, the 32-year-old having previously scored twice at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, twice at UEFA EURO 2016 and three times at the 2018 World Cup. His equaliser against the Czech Republic enabled him to become the first Croatian player to score at four tournaments, and his header against Scotland made him his country's all-time top marksman at the EURO finals with four goals.

• Perišić also scored Croatia's goal against Armenia to mark his 100th international appearance. He became the ninth Croatian player to reach the century, a list headed by current captain Luka Modrić.

• Modrić's goal against Scotland, which came in his 100th competitive international, was his 18th for his country, his fifth in tournament football and third at the EURO finals, the Croatia skipper having previously scored in 1-0 wins against Austria in 2008 and Turkey in 2016.

• Nikola Vlašić's opening strike against Scotland came on his first tournament start and was his sixth in 25 appearances for Croatia but first in ten internationals.

• Joško Gvardiol made his senior international debut as a half-time substitute against Belgium and started all three UEFA EURO 2020 group games. He was one of three squad members – together with Luka Ivanušec and Domagoj Bradarić – who played in Croatia's 2-1 defeat by Spain in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship quarter-final on 31 May.

• There are reigning domestic league champions in Zlatko Dalić's UEFA EURO 2020 squad from no fewer than eight European countries. In addition to five players from 2020/21 Croatian double winners Dinamo Zagreb – Gvardiol, Ivanušec, Dominik Livaković, Mislav Oršić and Bruno Petković – the Croatia coach has at his disposal the following newly-crowned title winners: Šime Vrsaljko (Atlético de Madrid, Spain), Perišić and Marcelo Brozović (Internazionale, Italy), Bradarić (LOSC Lille, France), Borna Barišić (Rangers, Scotland), Dejan Lovren (Zenit, Russia), Josip Juranović (Legia Warszawa, Poland) and Domagoj Vida from Turkish double winners Beşiktaş.

• Furthermore, there is a current UEFA Champions League winner in the squad – Chelsea's Mateo Kovačić.

• Croatia's squad also has considerable major tournament pedigree, with 13 survivors from the squad that Dalić led to the 2018 World Cup final, nine of whom had also been on duty at UEFA EURO 2016 – Brozović, Kovačić, Modrić, Perišić, Vida, Vrsaljko, Milan Badelj, Andrej Kramarić and Lovre Kalinić.

• Modrić is appearing at his fourth successive EURO, Badelj, Perišić, Vida and Vrsaljko at their third. The Croatia captain has already moved ahead of Darijo Srna at the top of the country's all-time EURO appearance charts in this competition, reaching his half-century against Scotland, and needs one more outing at UEFA EURO 2020 to surpass Srna with a national record 13 for the final tournament.

• Spain's 5-0 win against Slovakia on Matchday 3 was their biggest at the EURO finals, surpassing the two 4-0 victories they managed at UEFA EURO 2012 – against the Republic of Ireland in the group stage and Italy in the final.

• Aymeric Laporte's goal against Slovakia was his first for Spain, on his fourth appearance, with Pablo Sarabia later scoring his second in his seventh international. Ferran Torres made it seven in 14 outings for Spain with his first touch 44 seconds after coming on to the field as a substitute – the fastest goal scored at the EURO finals by a substitute since fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Valerón (39 seconds) against Russia at UEFA EURO 2004.

• The Matchday 2 draw against Poland was the third in succession for Spain under Luis Enrique's charge following a stalemate against Portugal in Madrid on 4 June, in which newly naturalised defender Laporte made his debut, and the goalless encounter with Sweden on Matchday 1. Illness in the Spain camp meant that a second scheduled friendly, against Lithuania in Leganés, was played – and won 4-0 – by Spain's Under-21 side, with Luis de la Fuente as coach.

• Unbeaten in the group stage, Spain have now lost just one of their last 27 internationals – 0-1 away to Ukraine in a UEFA Nations League encounter last November – and are undefeated in 11 games since (W5 D6). Despite that reverse in Kyiv they have qualified for the 2021 UEFA Nations League finals and will face hosts Italy in the first of the semi-finals in Milan on 6 October.

• Enrique opted to select only 24 players, rather than the permitted 26, for his UEFA EURO 2020 squad. There are no Real Madrid players in the party, with regular captain Sergio Ramos, who started nine of the ten qualifiers and scored four goals, missing from a Spain tournament squad for the first time since he made his international debut in 2005.

• In Ramos's absence, Barcelona's Sergio Busquets has taken over the captaincy. The 123-cap midfielder – named Star of the Match against Slovakia, his first appearance of the tournament after illness – is one of only three players in the squad who came into UEFA EURO 2020 with 50 or more caps, the others being Jordi Alba – the stand-in skipper against Sweden and Poland, now on 75 appearances – and Koke, who reached his half-century against Portugal.

• Aside from Busquets and Alba, both veterans of the 2012 and 2016 EUROs as well as multiple FIFA World Cups, only five other players in this squad have previous tournament experience – David de Gea, César Azpilicueta, Koke, Thiago Alcántara and Álvaro Morata, all of whom played five years ago in France.

• Morata, with three goals scored at UEFA EURO 2016 and one so far at this tournament, was the only player in Enrique's squad other than Alba – on target in the 2012 final win against Italy – to have found the net at a major finals until Laporte, Sarabia and Ferran Torres all broke their duck against Slovakia. Morata, who had a penalty saved in the same game – the fifth in a row that Spain have missed – is the only member of the squad with an international goal tally in double figures (20).

• Only one of the 17 major tournament debutants in the squad has over 20 international caps to his name – Rodri, with 22 – and one of them, goalkeeper Robert Sánchez, has yet to make his debut.

• Two of those number – Pau Torres and Gerard Moreno – were UEFA Europa League winners with Villarreal in 2020/21, beating De Gea's Manchester United on penalties in the final, while Spanish champions Atlético de Madrid are also represented in the squad by two players – Koke and Marcos Llorente. English Premier League winners Manchester City have more players included, four, than any other club – Ferran Torres, Eric García, Rodri and Laporte – while there are three from Copa del Rey winners Barcelona, teenager Pedri joining his two 32-year-old club colleagues Busquets and Alba.

• Domestic cups were also won in 2020/21 by Morata in Italy (Juventus) and Sarabia in France (Paris Saint-Germain), while Azpilicueta lifted the most prestigious club trophy of them all as he captained Chelsea to victory in the UEFA Champions League.

• Gerard Moreno was the joint top scorer in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League with seven goals and also notched 23 for Villarreal in the Spanish Liga, a figure bettered only by Lionel Messi, with 30 for Barcelona. He missed a penalty against Poland.

• Pedri became the youngest Spanish player to appear in a EURO final tournament match when he started the game against Sweden aged 18 years and 201 days.


Squad list Only this chapter

Croatia - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1Dominik Livaković09/01/199526Dinamo Zagreb - 603024-
12Lovre Kalinić03/04/199031Aston Villa - 200019-
23Simon Sluga17/03/199328Luton - 00003-
2Šime Vrsaljko10/01/199229Atlético - 002051-
3Borna Barišić10/11/199228Rangers - 8110211
5Duje Ćaleta-Car17/09/199624Marseille*201015-
6Dejan Lovren05/07/198931ZenitS6120654
16Mile Škorić19/06/199130Osijek - 10005-
21Domagoj Vida29/04/198932Beşiktaş - 7030914
22Josip Juranović16/08/199525Legia - 00109-
24Domagoj Bradarić10/12/199921LOSC - 00004-
25Joško Gvardiol23/01/200219Dinamo Zagreb - 00304-
4Ivan Perišić02/02/198932Internazionale - 833210430
8Mateo Kovačić06/05/199427Chelsea*5030703
10Luka Modrić09/09/198535Real Madrid - 823114018
11Marcelo Brozović16/11/199228Internazionale*6030626
13Nikola Vlašić04/10/199723CSKA Moskva - 6331256
15Mario Pašalić09/02/199526Atalanta - 2010263
18Mislav Oršić29/12/199228Dinamo Zagreb - 20009-
19Milan Badelj25/02/198932Genoa - 4000552
26Luka Ivanušec26/11/199822Dinamo Zagreb - 002041
7Josip Brekalo23/06/199823Wolfsburg - 8020264
9Andrej Kramarić19/06/199130Hoffenheim - 31305714
14Ante Budimir22/07/199129Osasuna - 000071
17Ante Rebić21/09/199327Milan - 7130413
20Bruno Petković16/09/199426Dinamo Zagreb - 7430186
-Zlatko Dalić26/10/196654 - 803046-
Spain - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
1David de Gea07/11/199030Man. United - 300045-
13Robert Sánchez18/11/199723Brighton - 0000--
23Unai Simón11/06/199724Athletic Club - 003010-
2César Azpilicueta28/08/198931Chelsea - 001026-
3Diego Llorente16/08/199327Leeds - 30008-
4Pau Torres16/01/199724Villarreal*1130111
12Eric García09/01/200120Man. City - 00109-
14José Gayà25/05/199526Valencia - 4100142
18Jordi Alba21/03/198932Barcelona*3030758
24Aymeric Laporte27/05/199427Man. City - 003141
5Sergio Busquets16/07/198832Barcelona*50101232
6Marcos Llorente30/01/199526Atlético - 00207-
8Koke08/01/199229Atlético - 003052-
10Thiago Alcántara11/04/199130Liverpool - 3020442
11Ferran Torres29/02/200021Man. City - 0031147
16Rodri22/06/199625Man. City*7020221
17Fabián Ruiz03/04/199625Napoli - 6120141
19Dani Olmo07/05/199823Leipzig - 1120133
20Adama Traoré25/01/199625Wolves - 00106-
22Pablo Sarabia11/05/199229Paris - 313172
7Álvaro Morata23/10/199228Atlético - 64314319
9Gerard Moreno07/04/199229Villarreal - 3330145
21Mikel Oyarzabal21/04/199724Real Sociedad - 6230164
26Pedri25/11/200218Barcelona - 00307-
-Luis Enrique08/05/197051 - 103022-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesBahattin Duran (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Video Assistant RefereeBastian Dankert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeChristian Dingert (GER)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePawel Gil (POL)
  • Fourth officialAndreas Ekberg (SWE)
  • Reserve officialMehmet Culum (SWE)
  • UEFA DelegateJovan Surbatovic (SRB)
  • UEFA Referee observerBo Karlsson (SWE)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/197620133

Cüneyt Çakır

Referee since: 1994
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA Champions League
2012 FIFA Club World Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/08/2008UEL2QRReal Club Deportivo La CoruñaHNK Hajduk Split0-0La Coruna
14/10/2008U21POSpainSwitzerland3-1Lorca (Murcia)
01/10/2009UELGSValencia CFGenoa CFC3-2Valencia
29/09/2010UCLGSFC RubinFC Barcelona1-1Kazan
24/02/2011UELR32Villarreal CFSSC Napoli2-1Villarreal
14/09/2011UCLGSVillarreal CFFC Bayern München0-2Villarreal
18/10/2011UCLGSReal Madrid CFOlympique Lyonnais4-0Madrid
15/03/2012UELR16Athletic ClubManchester United FC2-1Bilbao
24/04/2012UCLSFFC BarcelonaChelsea FC2-2Barcelona
22/08/2012UCLPOGNK Dinamo ZagrebNK Maribor2-1Zagreb
02/10/2012UCLGSSL BenficaFC Barcelona0-2Lisbon
06/11/2012UCLGSReal Madrid CFBorussia Dortmund2-2Madrid
05/03/2013UCLR16Manchester United FCReal Madrid CF1-2Manchester
13/03/2014UELR16Sevilla FCReal Betis Balompié0-2Seville
27/08/2014UCLPOAthletic ClubSSC Napoli3-1Bilbao
06/06/2015UCLFinalJuventusFC Barcelona1-3Berlin
30/09/2015UCLGSMalmö FFReal Madrid CF0-2Malmo
24/11/2015UCLGSFC BarcelonaAS Roma6-1Barcelona
23/02/2016UCLR16Arsenal FCFC Barcelona0-2London
26/04/2016UCLSFManchester City FCReal Madrid CF0-0Manchester
03/05/2016UCLSFFC Bayern MünchenClub Atlético de Madrid2-1Munich
07/03/2017UCLR16SSC NapoliReal Madrid CF1-3Naples
10/05/2017UCLSFClub Atlético de MadridReal Madrid CF2-1Madrid
27/09/2017UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridChelsea FC1-2Madrid
01/11/2017UCLGSTottenham HotspurReal Madrid CF3-1London
20/02/2018UCLR16Chelsea FCFC Barcelona1-1London
03/04/2018UCLQFJuventusReal Madrid CF0-3Turin
01/05/2018UCLSFReal Madrid CFFC Bayern München2-2Madrid
19/02/2019UCLR16Olympique LyonnaisFC Barcelona0-0Decines
07/05/2019UCLSFLiverpool FCFC Barcelona4-0Liverpool
17/09/2019UCLGSChelsea FCValencia CF0-1London
08/08/2020UCLR16FC BarcelonaSSC Napoli3-1Barcelona
28/10/2020UCLGSSevilla FCStade Rennais FC1-0Seville
09/03/2021UCLR16Borussia DortmundSevilla FC2-2Dortmund

Last updated 27/06/2021 03:01CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Croatia

2016 – round of 16
2012 – group stage
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – quarter-finals

Final tournament win
3-0: Croatia v Denmark, 16/06/96

Final tournament defeat
0-3: Croatia v Portugal, 19/06/96

Qualifying win
7-0: Croatia v Andorra, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
0-2 five times, most recently Norway v Croatia, 06/09/15

Final tournament appearances
12: Luka Modrić
Darijo Srna
Vedran Ćorluka
10: Ivan Perišić
10: Ivan Rakitić
7: Domagoj Vida
6: Marcelo Brozović
6: Niko Kovač
6: Robert Kovač
6: Andrej Kramarić
6: Niko Kranjčar
Mario Mandžukić
6: Ivica Olić
Stipe Pletikosa
Danijel Pranjić
6: Josip Šimunić
6: Ivan Strinić

Final tournament goals
4: Ivan Perišić
Mario Mandžukić
3: Luka Modrić
3: Davor Šuker
2: Ivan Klasnić

Overall appearances
50: Luka Modrić
47: Darijo Srna
43: Vedran Ćorluka
36: Ivan Rakitić
34: Ivica Olić
33: Ivan Perišić
32: Stipe Pletikosa
31: Josip Šimunić
30: Dario Šimić
27: Robert Kovač
27: Domagoj Vida

Overall goals
20: Davor Šuker
13: Eduardo
13: Ivan Perišić
9: Luka Modrić
Mladen Petrić
7: Mario Mandžukić
6: Zvonimir Boban
6: Niko Kranjčar
6: Ivica Olić
Darijo Srna


UEFA European Championship records: Spain

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

Final tournament win
5-0: Slovakia v Spain, 23/06/21

Final tournament defeat
three times, most recently v Italy, 27/06/16

Qualifying win
12-1: Spain v Malta, 21/12/83

Qualifying defeat
three times, most recently France v Spain, 20/02/91
three times, most recently Sweden v Spain, 07/10/06
Spain's quarter-final against the Soviet Union on 22/05/60 was awarded 3-0 to the Soviet Union after Spain withdrew

Final tournament appearances
16: Cesc Fàbregas
Andrés Iniesta
15: Sergio Ramos
David Silva
Iker Casillas
13: Jordi Alba
13: Fernando Torres
12: Xabi Alonso
11: Sergio Busquets
11: Xavi Hernández

Final tournament goals
5: Fernando Torres
Álvaro Morata
David Villa
3: Alfonso Pérez
3: Cesc Fàbregas
3: David Silva

Overall appearances
Sergio Ramos
Iker Casillas
37: Andrés Iniesta
36: David Silva
33: Sergio Busquets
32: Cesc Fàbregas
32: Xavi Hernández
30: Andoni Zubizarreta
28: Xabi Alonso
27: Raúl González

Overall goals
19: Raúl González
18: David Villa
13: Carlos Santillana
10: Fernando Hierro
10: David Silva
9: Álvaro Morata
9: Fernando Torres
8: Paco Alcácer
8: Sergio Ramos


Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • European Qualifiers
    Croatia 2-1 Azerbaijan
    0-1 Sheydaev 19, 1-1 Barišić 44, 2-1 Kramarić 79
    Kalinić, Brekalo, Barišić, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car, Rakitić, Kovačić (73 Vlašić), Kramarić, Modrić (91 Badelj), Petković (69 Rebić), Vida
  • (24/03/2019)
    Hungary 2-1 Croatia
    0-1 Rebić 13, 1-1 Ad. Szalai 34, 2-1 Pátkai 76
    Kalinić, Barišić (30 Leovac), Perišić, Lovren, Rakitić, Kramarić, Modrić, Brozović, Jedvaj (77 Petković), Rebić (67 Brekalo), Vida
  • (08/06/2019)
    Croatia 2-1 Wales
    1-0 Lawrence 17 (og) , 2-0 Perišić 48, 2-1 Brooks 77
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (93 Škorić), Lovren, Brekalo (67 Pašalić), Kovačić (76 Badelj), Kramarić, Modrić, Brozović, Jedvaj, Vida
  • (06/09/2019)
    Slovakia 0-4 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 45, 0-2 Perišić 46, 0-3 Petković 72, 0-4 Lovren 89
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (82 Badelj), Rebić (70 Brekalo), Petković (83 Pašalić), Vida, Bartolec
  • (09/09/2019)
    Azerbaijan 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Modrić 11 (P) , 1-1 Khalilzade 72
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić, Rebić (86 Oršić), Petković, Vida, Bartolec (76 Brekalo)
  • (10/10/2019)
    Croatia 3-0 Hungary
    1-0 Modrić 5, 2-0 Petković 24, 3-0 Petković 42
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (60 Brekalo), Lovren, Rakitić (74 Vlašić), Modrić (67 Kovačić), Brozović, Jedvaj, Rebić, Petković, Vida
  • (13/10/2019)
    Wales 1-1 Croatia
    0-1 Vlašić 9, 1-1 Bale 45+4
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić, Lovren, Kovačić (46 Rakitić), Modrić (90 Badelj), Vlašić, Jedvaj, Brekalo, Petković (64 Rebić), Vida
  • (16/11/2019)
    Croatia 3-1 Slovakia
    0-1 Boženík 32, 1-1 Vlašić 56, 2-1 Petković 60, 3-1 Perišić 74
    Livaković, Barišić, Perišić (81 Oršić), Perić, Ćaleta-Car, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (75 Kovačić), Jedvaj, Rebić (54 Brekalo), Petković
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    Czech Republic3111324
    Matchday 1 (13/06/2021)
    England 1-0 Croatia
    1-0 Sterling 57
    Livaković, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Ćaleta-Car, Kovačić (85 Pašalić), Kramarić (70 Brekalo), Modrić, Brozović (70 Vlašić), Rebić (78 Petković), Vida, Gvardiol
  • Matchday 2 (18/06/2021)
    Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic
    0-1 Schick 37 (P) , 1-1 Perišić 47
    Livaković, Vrsaljko, Perišić, Lovren, Brekalo (46 Ivanušec), Kovačić (87 Brozović), Kramarić (62 Vlašić), Modrić, Rebić (46 Petković), Vida, Gvardiol
  • Matchday 3 (22/06/2021)
    Croatia 3-1 Scotland
    1-0 Vlašić 17, 1-1 McGregor 42, 2-1 Modrić 62, 3-1 Perišić 77
    Livaković, Perišić (81 Rebić), Lovren, Kovačić, Modrić, Brozović, Vlašić (76 Ivanušec), Petković (70 Kramarić), Vida, Juranović, Gvardiol (70 Barišić)
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (28/06/2021)


  • European Qualifiers
    Spain 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Rodrigo 16, 1-1 King 65 (P) , 2-1 Ramos 71 (P)
    De Gea, Iñigo Martínez, Sergio Busquets, Morata (89 Mata), Ceballos (74 Canales), Rodrigo, Asensio, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Parejo (76 Rodri), Jesús Navas
  • (26/03/2019)
    Malta 0-2 Spain
    0-1 Morata 31, 0-2 Morata 73
    Kepa, Gayà, Saúl Ñíguez (65 Jesús Navas), Morata (79 Rodrigo), Asensio, Canales, Hermoso, Bernat (56 Muniain), Ramos, Rodri, Sergi Roberto
  • (07/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 6, 0-2 Jesús Navas 19, 1-2 K. Olsen 30, 1-3 Gestsson 34 (og) , 1-4 Gayà 71
    Kepa, Hermoso, Morata, Sergi Roberto, Isco (74 Fabián Ruiz), Gayà, Ramos (46 Diego Llorente), Rodri, Aspas (56 Asensio), Santi Cazorla, Jesús Navas
  • (10/06/2019)
    Spain 3-0 Sweden
    1-0 Ramos 64 (P) , 2-0 Morata 85 (P) , 3-0 Oyarzabal 87
    Kepa, Carvajal, Iñigo Martínez (88 Diego Llorente), Sergio Busquets, Rodrigo (71 Oyarzabal), Isco, Asensio (65 Morata), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Fabián Ruiz, Parejo
  • (05/09/2019)
    Romania 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 29 (P) , 0-2 Alcácer 47, 1-2 Andone 59
    Kepa, Diego Llorente, Sergio Busquets, Ceballos (76 Sarabia), Saúl Ñíguez, Alcácer (84 Hermoso), Ramos, Fabián Ruiz, Jordi Alba, Rodrigo (71 Oyarzabal), Jesús Navas
  • (08/09/2019)
    Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Rodrigo 13, 2-0 Rodrigo 50, 3-0 Alcácer 90, 4-0 Alcácer 90+3
    De Gea, Carvajal, Hermoso, Thiago Alcántara, Suso (68 Sarabia), Oyarzabal (60 Alcácer), Gayà, Ramos (84 Unai Nuñez), Rodri, Rodrigo, Parejo
  • (12/10/2019)
    Norway 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Saúl Ñíguez 47, 1-1 King 90+4 (P)
    Kepa, Albiol, Sergio Busquets, Ceballos (64 Santi Cazorla), Saúl Ñíguez, Bernat (88 Iñigo Martínez), Ramos, Fabián Ruiz, Rodrigo, Oyarzabal (78 Rodri), Jesús Navas
  • (15/10/2019)
    Sweden 1-1 Spain
    1-0 Berg 50, 1-1 Rodrigo 90+2
    De Gea (60 Kepa), Carvajal (81 Jesús Navas), Albiol, Iñigo Martínez, Ceballos, Gerard Moreno, Thiago Alcántara (66 Rodrigo), Bernat, Rodri, Fabián Ruiz, Oyarzabal
  • (15/11/2019)
    Spain 7-0 Malta
    1-0 Morata 23, 2-0 Santi Cazorla 41, 3-0 Pau Torres 62, 4-0 Sarabia 63, 5-0 Olmo 69, 6-0 Gerard Moreno 71, 7-0 Jesús Navas 85
    Pau López, Albiol, Morata (66 Olmo), Thiago Alcántara, Sarabia, Bernat, Ramos (60 Pau Torres), Rodri, Gerard Moreno, Santi Cazorla (53 Alcácer), Jesús Navas
  • (18/11/2019)
    Spain 5-0 Romania
    1-0 Fabián Ruiz 8, 2-0 Gerard Moreno 33, 3-0 Gerard Moreno 43, 4-0 Rus 45+1 (og) , 5-0 Oyarzabal 90+2
    Kepa, Carvajal, Iñigo Martínez, Sergio Busquets, Morata, Saúl Ñíguez, Ramos (62 Albiol), Fabián Ruiz, Gayà, Gerard Moreno (56 Oyarzabal), Santi Cazorla (67 Alcácer)
  • Final tournament - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (14/06/2021)
    Spain 0-0 Sweden
    Unai Simón, Pau Torres, Llorente, Morata (66 Sarabia), Koke (87 Fabián Ruiz), Ferran Torres (74 Oyarzabal), Rodri (66 Thiago Alcántara), Jordi Alba, Olmo (74 Gerard Moreno), Laporte, Pedri
  • Matchday 2 (19/06/2021)
    Spain 1-1 Poland
    1-0 Morata 25, 1-1 Lewandowski 54
    Unai Simón, Pau Torres, Llorente, Morata (87 Oyarzabal), Koke (68 Sarabia), Gerard Moreno (68 Fabián Ruiz), Rodri, Jordi Alba, Olmo (61 Ferran Torres), Laporte, Pedri
  • Matchday 3 (23/06/2021)
    Slovakia 0-5 Spain
    0-1 Dúbravka 30 (og) , 0-2 Laporte 45+3, 0-3 Sarabia 56, 0-4 Ferran Torres 67, 0-5 Kucka 71 (og)
    Unai Simón, Azpilicueta (77 Oyarzabal), Sergio Busquets (71 Thiago Alcántara), Morata (66 Ferran Torres), Koke, Gerard Moreno (77 Traoré), Eric García (71 Pau Torres), Jordi Alba, Sarabia, Laporte, Pedri
  • Final tournament - Round of 16
    Matchday 4 (28/06/2021)

Last updated 05/07/2021 17:12CET

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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