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UEFA EURO 2020 ambassadors

EURO greats from 12 nations form an all-star 48-man squad for the 16th finals.

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Andrey Arshavin (RUS)

• 6 EURO appearances/2 goals
• 2008 UEFA Cup-winning Zenit winger; Arsenal's record signing when he moved in 2009
• EURO highlight: two goals and two assists as Russia reached UEFA EURO 2008 semis

Patrik Berger (CZE)

• 7 EURO appearances/1 goal
• Classy winger who won 1990 U16 EURO title and later 2001 UEFA Cup with Liverpool
• EURO highlight: penalty that put Czech Republic ahead in EURO '96 final

Angelos Charisteas (GRE)

EURO 2020 ambassador: Angelos Charisteas
EURO 2020 ambassador: Angelos Charisteas

• 9 EURO appearances/4 goals
• Tall striker who scored 25 goals in 88 internationals for Greece
• EURO highlight: heading Greece's shock winner in final of UEFA EURO 2004

Deco (POR)

• 9 EURO appearances/1 goal
• Brazil-born creative midfielder and two-time UEFA Champions League winner
• EURO highlight: reaching final of UEFA EURO 2004 with Portugal

Alessandro Del Piero (ITA)

EURO 2020 ambassador: Alessandro Del Piero
EURO 2020 ambassador: Alessandro Del Piero

• 13 EURO appearances/1 goal
• 1996 UEFA Champions League-winning 'fantasista' and Juventus's 290-goal all-time top scorer
• EURO highlight: reaching final in 2000 in second of his four tournaments

Marcel Desailly (FRA)

• 12 EURO appearances/0 goals
• Tigerish Marseille, Milan and Chelsea defender; won 1998 FIFA World Cup with France
• EURO highlight: winning in 2000 and being named in official Team of Tournament

Youri Djorkaeff (FRA)

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• 10 EURO appearances/3 goals
• 1998 World Cup-winning attacker; won European trophies at Paris and Internazionale Milano
• EURO highlight: scoring twice at finals as France clinched glory in 2000

Jean-François Domergue (FRA)

• 5 EURO appearances/2 goals
• Left-back in super France side at EURO '84, where he won five of his nine career caps
• EURO highlight: scoring twice in epic 3-2 semi-final victory over Portugal in 1984

Luis Fernandez (FRA)

• 8 EURO appearances/1 goal
• Ball-winning midfielder who complemented attacking element of France's revered 'magic square'
• EURO highlight: keeping country of his birth, Spain, at bay in 1984 final in his adopted Paris

Steffen Freund (GER)

• 4 EURO appearances/0 goals
• Tireless defensive midfielder loved by fans at Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham
• EURO highlight: playing four games in Germany's EURO '96 win though injured for final

Paul Gascoigne (ENG)

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• 5 EURO appearances/1 goal
• Charismatic, gifted midfielder who became English national hero at 1990 World Cup
• EURO highlight: his stunning clincher in 2-0 Wembley success against Scotland at EURO '96

Alain Giresse (FRA)

• 5 EURO appearances/1 goals
• Diminutive, zestful midfielder known as 'Moteur' (motor) who knitted play together for France
• EURO highlight: gorgeous group goal against Belgium in ’84, playing one-two before chipping in

Ruud Gullit (NED)

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• 9 EURO appearances/1 goal
• Versatile, elegant Dutch midfielder; two-time European Cup winner with Milan
• EURO highlight: scoring opening final goal v Soviet Union as Netherlands won in 1988

Thomas Helmer (GER)

• 9 EURO appearances/0 goals
• Versatile defender who played two EURO finals and was once Bundesliga's costliest player
• EURO highlight: man-marking masterclass as Germany conceded just three goals at EURO '96

Thierry Henry (FRA)

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• 11 EURO appearances/6 goals
• Arsenal goalscoring great and 2009 UEFA Champions League winner with Barcelona
• EURO highlight: bagging three goals en route to France's triumph in 2000 edition

Giorgos Karagounis (GRE)

• 10 EURO appearances/2 goals
• Greece's midfield general for 15 years, equal parts defensive graft and offensive craft
• EURO highlight: his thunderbolt six minutes into UEFA EURO 2004 that set Greece on course for glory

Christian Karembeu (FRA)

• 5 EURO appearances/0 goals
• Defensive midfielder who won UEFA Champions League and World Cup in 1998
• EURO highlight: helping France to prevail at UEFA EURO 2000

Jürgen Klinsmann (GER)

EURO 2020 ambassador: Jürgen Klinsmann
EURO 2020 ambassador: Jürgen Klinsmann

• 13 EURO appearances/5 goals
• Lethal Germany striker; won UEFA Cup with Internazionale and Bayern München, in 1991 and 1996 
• EURO highlight: 1990 World Cup winner who netted three as Germany clinched EURO '96

Miroslav Klose (GER)

• 13 EURO appearances/3 goals
• Phenomenally consistent marksman, never more so than when wearing colours of Germany
• EURO highlight: scoring in back-to-back 3-2 knockout wins as Germany got to 2008 final

Patrick Kluivert (NED)

• 9 EURO appearances/6 goals
• Brilliant ex-Barcelona and Netherlands forward; European champion in 1995 with Ajax
• EURO highlight: scoring five at UEFA EURO 2000 to share Golden Boot as Dutch reached semis

Henrik Larsson (SWE)

EURO 2020 ambassador: Henrik Larsson
EURO 2020 ambassador: Henrik Larsson

• 10 EURO appearances/4 goals
• Celtic strike legend; set up two in Barcelona's 2006 UEFA Champions League final win
• EURO highlight: sensational header v Bulgaria en route to last eight with Sweden in 2004

Brian Laudrup (DEN)

• 8 EURO appearances/3 goals
• 82-times-capped Danish creative force; starred in Europe for Brøndby, Bayern and Rangers  
• EURO highlight: did not score but shone brightly in Denmark's shock 1992 triumph

Michael Laudrup (DEN)

• 10 EURO appearances/1 goal
• Enjoyed 16-year international career; won European Cup with Barcelona in 1992 and also played for Real Madrid, Juventus, Lazio and Ajax
• EURO highlight: helped Denmark to 1984 semi-finals as a 20-year-old

Luís Figo (POR)

EURO 2020 ambassador: Luís Figo
EURO 2020 ambassador: Luís Figo

• 14 EURO appearances/2 goals
• Supremely elegant Portugal winger; showed his class for both Barcelona and Real Madrid  
• EURO highlight: getting to semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2000 and final four years later

Maniche (POR)

• 6 EURO appearances/2 goals
• Defensive midfielder; won 2003 UEFA Cup and 2004 UEFA Champions League with Porto  
• EURO highlight: scoring superb semi-final goal to take Portugal to UEFA EURO 2004 decider

Lothar Matthäus (GER)