UEFA EURO - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits
|England||Wembley Stadium - LondonTuesday 29 June 2021|
18.00CET (17.00 local time) Matchday 4 - Round of 16
|27/06/2010||1/8||Germany - England||4-1||Bloemfontein||Klose 20, Podolski 32, Müller 67, 70; Upson 37|
|01/09/2001||QR (GS)||Germany - England||1-5||Munich||Jancker 6; Owen 12, 48, 65, Gerrard 45+3, Heskey 73|
|07/10/2000||QR (GS)||England - Germany||0-1||London||Hamann 14|
|17/06/2000||GS-FT||England - Germany||1-0||Charleroi||Shearer 53|
|26/06/1996||SF||Germany - England||1-1|
|London||Kuntz 16; Shearer 3|
|04/07/1990||SF||Germany - England||1-1|
|Turin||Brehme 59; Lineker 81|
|29/06/1982||GS-FT||Germany - England||0-0||Madrid|
|13/05/1972||QF||West Germany - England||0-0|
|29/04/1972||QF||England - West Germany||1-3||London||Lee 78; U. Hoeness 27, Netzer 84 (P), G. Müller 88|
|14/06/1970||QF||Germany - England||3-2|
|León||Beckenbauer 69, Seeler 82, G. Müller 108 ET; Mullery 32, Peters 50|
|30/07/1966||F||England - Germany||4-2|
|London||Peters 12, Hurst 18, 102 ET, 119 ET; Haller 13, Weber 90|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
Last updated 27/06/2021 14:51CET
Old rivals England and Germany have enjoyed plenty of memorable encounters over the years, with their EURO '96 semi-final likely to be a focal point of reference as the teams meet again at Wembley in the round of 16 of UEFA EURO 2020.
• This is England's fourth game of the tournament at Wembley, where they remained unbeaten with three clean sheets in securing first place in Group B. Germany, meanwhile, recovered from losing their opening game to finish second in Group F, although they needed a late equaliser on Matchday 3 to send them through.
• The winners will travel to Rome to take on Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-finals on 3 July.
• There is nothing to choose between the teams over their previous 32 meetings, with 13 wins each, though England have the slight edge in goals scored, 51 to Germany's 42.
• Current England head coach Gareth Southgate was a pivotal figure in their last UEFA European Championship knockout meeting, missing England's sixth penalty as Germany prevailed 6-5 in the shoot-out after a 1-1 draw at Wembley in the EURO '96 semi-finals. Alan Shearer had given England a third-minute lead; Stefan Kuntz levelled for Germany 13 minutes later. Germany went on to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 via a golden goal in the Wembley final.
• England gained a measure of revenge at UEFA EURO 2000, Shearer scoring the only goal against the holders in Charleroi on Matchday 2, although neither England nor Germany would progress to the knockout rounds.
• The only other EURO fixtures between the sides came in the 1972 quarter-finals, Günter Netzer – who scored the second goal from the penalty spot – inspiring West Germany to a 3-1 first-leg win at Wembley with Uli Hoeness and Gerd Müller also on target. The second leg finished goalless, West Germany going on to lift the trophy for the first time.
• Their most significant meeting came at Wembley in the 1966 FIFA World Cup final, Geoff Hurst scoring a hat-trick as England ran out 4-2 winners after extra time.
• West Germany turned the tables in the World Cup quarter-finals four years later, coming from two goals down to win 3-2 after extra time in León, and also prevailed on penalties in the 1990 semi-final in Turin, winning the shoot-out 4-3 after another 1-1 draw.
• More recently, Thomas Müller scored twice in the sides' last competitive meeting, a 4-1 German success in the 2010 World Cup round of 16 in Bloemfontein. Manuel Neuer was in goal for Germany.
• The teams have subsequently met in four friendlies, Germany winning two to England's one; the last, at Wembley in November 2017, in which Jordan Pickford made his debut for England, ended goalless. That was the second encounter with coaches Southgate and Löw in opposition, the first eight months earlier having resulted in a 1-0 win for Germany in Dortmund.
• Germany are unbeaten in their last seven games against England at Wembley (W5 D2); they have not lost there since goals from Colin Bell and Malcolm MacDonald gave England a 2-0 win in a March 1975 friendly. Their last competitive defeat at the stadium was the 1966 World Cup final.
EURO facts: England
• This is England's tenth appearance in the UEFA European Championship; they finished third in 1968 and also reached the semi-finals on home soil in 1996.
• England failed to qualify for the final tournament in 2008, the only time they have missed out since 1984.
• A team managed by Roy Hodgson won all ten qualifiers on the way to UEFA EURO 2016, where they finished second behind Wales in their section after taking five points from three matches, only to be shocked by Iceland in the round of 16 (1-2).
• Southgate's side finished top of Group A in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying, winning seven of their eight matches (L1) to progress six points ahead of the Czech Republic. A 2-1 loss in Prague was England's sole defeat.
• At this tournament, England have beaten Croatia and the Czech Republic both 1-0 either side of a goalless draw against Scotland.
• Harry Kane finished as the overall top scorer in the qualifying group stage with 12 goals, including at least one in every game. He also provided five assists.
• Raheem Sterling was involved in 15 of England's 37 qualifying goals, scoring eight himself with seven assists, and also got the winners against Croatia and the Czech Republic.
• The defeat by Iceland in the last 16 at UEFA EURO 2016 is England's only reverse in 14 EURO finals matches (W7 D6), with the quarter-final eliminations on penalties by Italy (2012) and Portugal (2004) counted as draws. The only knockout fixture they have ever won at a EURO final tournament was on penalties after a 0-0 draw against Spain in the 1996 quarter-final at Wembley.
• England have kept clean sheets in their last nine EURO matches at Wembley, qualifiers and final tournament combined. Indeed, the last goal they conceded there in the competition was a Jordan Henderson own goal in a 3-1 win against Slovenia in November 2014, a run of 842 minutes without conceding during which England have scored 29 goals themselves. The last opposition player to score against England at Wembley in a EURO match was Switzerland's Tranquillo Barnetta, who struck twice in a 2-2 qualifying draw on 4 June 2011.
• England's record at Wembley is now W185 D73 L39. They have won 11 of their last 13 matches at the stadium, including UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic (5-0), Bulgaria (4-0) and Montenegro (7-0); they have lost only two of their last 25 matches at Wembley (W18 D5), most recently a 1-0 UEFA Nations League defeat by Denmark on 14 October 2020.
• England have never lost in the finals of a major tournament at Wembley (W9 D4), with that 1996 semi-final against Germany classed as a draw.
EURO facts: Germany
• The Mannschaft are participating in their 13th successive EURO since missing out on the final tournament as West Germany in 1968, their first attempt.
• EURO winners in 1972, 1980 and 1996 – and three-time runners-up – Germany last missed out on the semi-finals in 2004 when, as in 2000, they did not make it through the group stage. With three European titles, they are the competition's joint record winners alongside Spain.
• Germany were again semi-finalists at UEFA EURO 2016, losing 2-0 to hosts France in the last four. The then-world champions had finished first in their section before beating Slovakia (3-0) and Italy (1-1, 6-5 pens) in the knockout rounds.
• Germany have never lost in the round of 16 at a major tournament, that UEFA EURO 2016 win against Slovakia adding to eight successive victories at the same stage of the World Cup from 1986 to 2014 (against Morocco, the Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico, Paraguay, Sweden, England and Algeria respectively).
• Joachim Löw's side won seven of their eight qualifiers (L1) to book their place at UEFA EURO 2020. Having suffered their sole defeat, 4-2 at home to the Netherlands on 6 September 2019, Germany scored 15 goals in winning their last four matches.
• At this tournament, Germany played all three Group F games in Munich, opening with a 1-0 loss against France as a result of Mats Hummels' own goal, but recovering to beat holders Portugal 4-2 on Matchday 2. Leon Goretzka's 84th-minute goal then rescued a 2-2 draw against Hungary that sealed progress in second place behind France.
• This is Germany's 26th successive appearance in a World Cup or EURO final tournament.
• Germany's record against England at Wembley is W6 D2 L4. Their only game against the home team in England that was not played at Wembley was a 3-0 defeat at Tottenham's White Hart Lane in a 1935 friendly.
• West Germany's record in England at the 1966 World Cup was W4 D1 L1 – the final was the only game they played at Wembley. At EURO '96 it was W4 D2, with the semi-final and final their only two games there.
Links and trivia
• Have played in England:
Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea 2017–)
Timo Werner (Chelsea 2020–)
Kai Havertz (Chelsea 2020–)
Bernd Leno (Arsenal 2018–)
Robin Koch (Leeds United 2020–)
Emre Can (Liverpool 2014–18)
Serge Gnabry (Arsenal 2013–16)
Leroy Sané (Manchester City 2016–20)
İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City 2016–)
Jamal Musiala (Southampton 2010–11, Chelsea 2011–19)
• Have played in Germany:
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund 2020–)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund 2017–)
• Have played together:
Jordan Henderson & Emre Can (Liverpool 2014–18)
Raheem Sterling & Emre Can (Liverpool 2014/15)
Jadon Sancho & Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund 2019–)
Jadon Sancho & Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund 2020–)
Jude Bellingham & Mats Hummels, Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund 2020–)
Ben Chilwell & Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea 2020–)
Reece James, Mason Mount & Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea 2019–)
Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Mason Mount & Kai Havertz, Timo Werner (Chelsea 2020–)
Kalvin Phillips & Robin Koch (Leeds United 2020–)
John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden & İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City 2016–)
Kyle Walker & İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City 2017–)
John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden & Leroy Sané (Manchester City 2016–20)
Kyle Walker & Leroy Sané (Manchester City 2017–20)
Bukayo Saka & Bernd Leno (Arsenal 2018–)
• Mount set up Havertz to score Chelsea's winner against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final in Porto on 29 May. Rüdiger, Werner, Chilwell and James all started for Chelsea, with Walker, Stones, Foden, Sterling and Gündoğan featuring for City.
• Serge Gnabry scored four goals in Bayern München's 7-2 win at Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage. Joshua Kimmich was also on target for Bayern, with Kane scoring for Spurs. Former Arsenal player Gnabry subsequently scored two more goals in London that season as Bayern beat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the round of 16.
• Foden scored in both legs of Manchester City's 2020/21 UEFA Champions League quarter-final victory over a Borussia Dortmund side featuring Hummels and Emre Can (2-1 h, 2-1 a). Walker and Stones also featured in both games for City – as did Gündoğan, while Bellingham started the two legs for Dortmund.
• Gündoğan scored a penalty for Dortmund in their 2-1 defeat by Bayern München in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley. Neuer and Müller were in the victorious Bayern team, with Hummels playing for Dortmund.
• Toni Kroos was in the Real Madrid side that defeated Henderson's Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final.
• Gündoğan and the Chelsea trio of Rüdiger, Havertz and Werner have all won once and lost once in domestic cup competitions at Wembley for their English club sides in 2021.
• England's record in nine competitive penalty shoot-outs is W3 L6:
3-4 v West Germany, 1990 FIFA World Cup semi-final
4-2 v Spain, EURO '96 quarter-final
5-6 v Germany, EURO '96 semi-final
3-4 v Argentina, 1998 FIFA World Cup round of 16
5-6 v Portugal, UEFA EURO 2004 quarter-final
1-3 v Portugal, 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
2-4 v Italy, UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final
4-3 v Colombia, 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16
6-5 v Switzerland, 2019 UEFA Nations League third-place play-off
• Germany have won their last six penalty shoot-outs, losing only their first:
3-5 v Czechoslovakia, 1976 UEFA European Championship final
5-4 v France, 1982 FIFA World Cup semi-final
4-1 v Mexico, 1986 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
4-3 v England, 1990 FIFA World Cup semi-final
6-5 v England, EURO '96 semi-final
4-2 v Argentina, 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-final
6-5 v Italy, UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final
• The 1-0 win against the Czech Republic on Matchday 3 prolonged England's unbeaten run in the EURO finals group stage to 11 matches (W7 D4). However, they are without a win in four knockout phase encounters at the tournament, having lost three successive penalty shoot-outs – against Germany in 1996, Portugal in 2004 and Italy in 2012 – before going down 2-1 to Iceland in the round of 16 five years ago.
• England have kept clean sheets in a UEFA European Championship group stage for the first time, repeating the feat of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, when they were also unbreached in their opening three games at Wembley, then extended the run to four in the quarter-final, en route to lifting the trophy.
• Raheem Sterling scored both of England's group stage goals – winners against Croatia and the Czech Republic. Prior to UEFA EURO 2020 he had failed to score in 14 final tournament outings. He now has 16 goals in 64 internationals, including 14 in his last 19, and England have won all 12 matches in which he has scored.
• Jude Bellingham's appearance as a substitute against Croatia made him, at the age of 17 years and 349 days, the youngest player ever to feature at a EURO final tournament. However, six days later he lost the record to Poland's Kacper Kozłowski, who was aged 17 years and 246 days when he came off the bench in his team's Matchday 2 draw with Spain.
• The 0-0 draw against Scotland on Matchday 2 ended England's seven-game winning streak, the previous three matches having all been won 1-0, including both UEFA EURO 2020 warm-up fixtures in Middlesbrough against Austria and Romania. Bukayo Saka notched his maiden international goal to win the first game, and Marcus Rashford scored the penalty that decided the second, in which Jordan Henderson, seeking his first international goal on his 59th appearance, had a second spot kick saved.
• England have kept clean sheets in eight of their last nine matches, conceding just one goal over that period, to Jakub Moder of Poland in a 2-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying win at Wembley on 31 March.
• Ben White made his England debut as a substitute against Austria and was subsequently called up to the UEFA EURO 2020 squad to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold, injured late in the same game. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone kept a clean sheet on his debut against Romania, when White made his first start.
• None of the seven players who featured in the 2021 UEFA Champions League final – Chelsea trio Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Mason Mount and Manchester City quartet Sterling, Phil Foden, John Stones and Kyle Walker – took part in either of the two Middlesbrough friendlies. Mount and the four City players were all in the starting XI against Croatia, with just Walker missing from the game against Scotland, when James replaced him at right-back. Sterling, Stones and Walker were the only three of the seven used against the Czech Republic.
• In addition to those three European champions at Chelsea and four Premier League title winners at Manchester City, the three foreign-based players in Gareth Southgate's squad all picked up winner's medals in 2020/21, Kieran Trippier helping Atlético de Madrid to the Spanish Liga title and Jadon Sancho and Bellingham scooping the German DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund.
• Sterling is the only member of England's UEFA EURO 2020 squad to have scored a goal at the EURO finals. He is among just six of the current squad members who were involved at the 2016 tournament in France, the others being Henderson, Rashford, Stones, Walker and current captain Harry Kane.
• Yet to score in seven games at the EURO finals, Kane's 15 goals in 13 qualifying appearances nevertheless make him England's all-time second highest scorer in the competition behind Wayne Rooney (20).
• Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup, with six goals, where Stones also scored twice and Trippier once. Other survivors from Southgate's squad in Russia, where England finished fourth, are Henderson, Rashford, Sterling, Walker, Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire, who also found the net during the tournament. Sterling and Henderson are two of three survivors from the 2014 World Cup, alongside Luke Shaw.
• England have brought goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into the squad to replace Dean Henderson, who had to withdraw with a hip injury.
• Germany conceded the first goal in each of their three group games, losing 1-0 to France but coming from behind to beat Portugal 4-2 and draw 2-2 against Hungary.
• Kai Havertz, who was on target against both Portugal and Hungary, is the first German player to score in successive EURO finals matches since Mario Gomez, who achieved the feat in both 2012 and 2016. No German has ever found the net three games running at the tournament.
• Leon Goretzka's qualification-clinching equaliser against Hungary was his fourth goal in tournament football, the previous three having all come at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, which Germany won.
• After going two EURO finals matches without scoring – both against France – Germany struck four goals in a group game at the tournament for the first time as Joachim Löw's side defeated Fernando Santos's Portugal 4-2 in Munich on Matchday 2. They had also won by that scoreline in the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012 against a Greece side led by the same coach.
• The defeat by France on Matchday 1 was Germany's third in four tournament matches, having lost two of their three games at the 2018 World Cup – both of those also without scoring. It was the second successive major finals in which Germany had lost their opening match and the first time they had done so at the UEFA European Championship.
• Germany's two pre-UEFA EURO 2020 friendlies brought a 1-1 draw with Denmark in Innsbruck and a 7-1 romp against Latvia in Düsseldorf in which there were seven different goalscorers, the first of them, Robin Gosens, opening his account for the Mannschaft. The Atalanta player was also on target against Portugal, in which he won the Star of the Match award.
• Those two warm-up games were notable for the return of erstwhile stalwarts Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller, neither of whom had played for Germany since November 2018. Christian Günter had an even longer wait for a return to national colours, his second cap, as a substitute in the draw against Denmark, coming seven years after his first, while Kevin Volland's appearance in Innsbruck was his first since November 2016.
• The game against Latvia was also a significant one for goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer as it was his 100th international appearance for Germany, making him the third centurion in the UEFA EURO 2020 squad alongside Müller and Toni Kroos (now both 105 caps) and the first German goalkeeper ever to reach that landmark.
• Twelve players survived that early exit from the 2018 World Cup to retain their places in Joachim Löw's selection this time around, though only eight remain from UEFA EURO 2016 – Neuer, Hummels, Müller, Kroos, Joshua Kimmich and non-World Cup participants Bernd Leno, Emre Can and Leroy Sané.
• Until Havertz scored Germany's third goal against Portugal no player in Löw's UEFA EURO 2020 squad had ever found the net at the EURO finals. Müller has now competed in 14 final tournament matches without a goal, Kroos in 13 and Hummels – an own goal scorer against France – in 12. Müller, who in contrast has scored ten World Cup final tournament goals, even missed his penalty in the 2016 quarter-final shoot-out against Italy.
• Eight members of Bayern München's 2020/21 Bundesliga-winning side have been selected for this squad – Neuer, Kimmich, Sané, Müller, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle and Jamal Musiala, who, as a late substitute against Hungary, became, at the age of 18 years and 117 days, the youngest player ever to represent Germany at a major tournament.
• Other 2020/21 trophy winners in the squad are Dortmund pair Hummels and Can, who won the DFB-Pokal, Manchester City's Premier League champion İlkay Gündoğan, and UEFA Champions League winners Antonio Rüdiger, Timo Werner and final goalscorer Havertz of Chelsea.
• There were 21 members of Löw's EURO squad in UEFA Champions League action during the 2020/21 season, plus Leno in the UEFA Europa League, with only Freiburg's Günter, Monaco's Volland, Eintracht Frankfurt's Kevin Trapp and Leeds United's Robin Koch not involved in continental club competition.
|13||Aaron Ramsdale||14/05/1998||23||Sheff. United||-||0||0||0||0||-||-|
|23||Sam Johnstone||25/03/1993||28||West Brom||-||0||0||0||0||1||-|
|2||Kyle Walker||28/05/1990||31||Man. City||-||2||0||2||0||57||-|
|3||Luke Shaw||12/07/1995||25||Man. United||-||0||0||2||0||12||-|
|5||John Stones||28/05/1994||27||Man. City||-||1||0||3||0||45||2|
|6||Harry Maguire||05/03/1993||28||Man. United||-||8||0||1||0||33||3|
|15||Tyrone Mings||13/03/1993||28||Aston Villa||-||2||0||3||0||13||-|
|4||Declan Rice||14/01/1999||22||West Ham||-||6||0||3||0||23||1|
|7||Jack Grealish||10/09/1995||25||Aston Villa||-||0||0||2||0||9||-|
|20||Phil Foden||28/05/2000||21||Man. City||*||0||0||2||0||8||2|
|10||Raheem Sterling||08/12/1994||26||Man. City||-||7||8||3||2||64||16|
|11||Marcus Rashford||31/10/1997||23||Man. United||-||6||3||3||0||44||12|
|8||Toni Kroos||04/01/1990||31||Real Madrid||-||5||3||3||0||105||17|
|21||İlkay Gündoğan||24/10/1990||30||Man. City||*||7||2||3||0||49||10|
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Referee since: 2005
First division: 2009
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Tournaments: 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
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UEFA European Championship records: England
2016 – round of 16
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – quarter-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – semi-finals
1992 – group stage
1988 – group stage
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – quarter-finals
1968 – third place
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not participate
Final tournament defeat
1-3 twice, most recently v Soviet Union, 18/06/88
9-0: England v Luxembourg, 15/12/82
5-2: France v England, 27/02/63
Final tournament appearances
11: Gary Neville
10: Wayne Rooney
9: Tony Adams
9: Steven Gerrard
9: Alan Shearer
8: Sol Campbell
8: Stuart Pearce
8: Ashley Cole
8: Joe Hart
Final tournament goals
7: Alan Shearer
6: Wayne Rooney
3: Frank Lampard
37: Wayne Rooney
30: Steven Gerrard
29: Ashley Cole
26: Michael Owen
25: Joe Hart
24: Gary Neville
24: John Terry
23: David Beckham
23: Sol Campbell
22: Frank Lampard
22: Phil Neville
20: Wayne Rooney
15: Harry Kane
13: Michael Owen
13: Alan Shearer
12: Raheem Sterling
8: Geoff Hurst
8: Kevin Keegan
7: Gary Lineker
7: Paul Scholes
7: Danny Welbeck
UEFA European Championship records: Germany
2016 – semi-finals
2012 – semi-finals
2008 – runners-up
2004 – group stage
2000 – group stage
1996 – winners
1992 – runners-up
1988 – semi-finals (as West Germany)
1984 – group stage (as West Germany)
1980 – winners (as West Germany)
1976 – runners-up (as West Germany)
1972 – winners (as West Germany)
1968 – did not qualify (as West Germany)
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not participate
Final tournament win
3-0 three times, most recently v Slovakia, 26/06/16
Final tournament defeat
3-0: Portugal v Germany, 20/06/00
0-13: San Marino v Germany, 06/09/06
0-3: Germany v Czech Republic, 17/10/07
Final tournament appearances
18: Bastian Schweinsteiger
14: Philipp Lahm
14: Thomas Müller
14: Manuel Neuer
13: Mario Gomez
13: Jürgen Klinsmann
13: Thomas Hässler
13: Miroslav Klose
13: Toni Kroos
12: Andreas Brehme
12: Mats Hummels
12: Lukas Podolski
Final tournament goals
5: Jürgen Klinsmann
5: Mario Gomez
4: Gerd Müller
4: Lukas Podolski
4: Rudi Völler
4: Dieter Müller
40: Manuel Neuer
37: Lukas Podolski
36: Miroslav Klose
35: Toni Kroos
35: Bastian Schweinsteiger
33: Philipp Lahm
33: Thomas Müller
31: Lothar Matthäus
26: Jürgen Klinsmann
26: Mesut Özil
19: Miroslav Klose
16: Gerd Müller
15: Jürgen Klinsmann
15: Lukas Podolski
13: Mario Gomez
12: Rudi Völler
12: Thomas Müller
10: Michael Ballack
10: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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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.