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Every EURO man of the match since 1996

UEFA.com looks back at every EURO man of the match winner since 1996.

Andrea Pirlo has won four EURO man of the match awards
Andrea Pirlo has won four EURO man of the match awards Getty Images

Since the accolade's introduction at EURO '96, Spain's Andrés Iniesta has been named man of the match more than any other player. He picked up the award six times for his performances at three different tournaments.

Most EURO man of the match awards

EURO 2012 highlights: Spotlight on Andrés Iniesta
EURO 2012 highlights: Spotlight on Andrés Iniesta

Andrés Iniesta (Spain) 6 – 1 in 2008, 3 in 2012, 2 in 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 5 – 1 in 2008, 2 in 2012, 2 in 2016
Andrea Pirlo (Italy) 4 – 1 in 2008, 3 in 2012
Zinédine Zidane (France) 4 – 2 in 2000, 2 in 2004
Michael Ballack (Germany) 3 – 2 in 2004, 1 in 2008
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) 3 – 1 in 2004, 1 in 2008, 1 in 2012

Teams with most man of the match awards

Portugal 22
Germany 21
Spain 20
France 16
Italy 16

EURO '96

Group stage

EURO '96 top scorer: All of Alan Shearer's goals
EURO '96 top scorer: All of Alan Shearer's goals

08/06: England 1-1 Switzerland – Alan Shearer
09/06: Spain 1-1 Bulgaria – Hristo Stoichkov
09/06: Germany 2-0 Czech Republic – Matthias Sammer
09/06: Denmark 1-1 Portugal – Peter Schmeichel
10/06: Netherlands 0-0 Scotland – Gary McAllister
10/06: Romania 0-1 France – Youri Djorkaeff
11/06: Italy 2-1 Russia – Pierluigi Casiraghi
11/06: Turkey 0-1 Croatia – Robert Prosinečki

13/06: Bulgaria 1-0 Romania – Hristo Stoichkov
13/06: Switzerland 0-2 Netherlands – Dennis Bergkamp
14/06: Portugal 1-0 Turkey – Fernando Couto
14/06: Czech Republic 2-1 Italy – Radek Bejbl
15/06: Scotland 0-2 England – David Seaman
15/06: France 1-1 Spain – José Luis Caminero
16/06: Russia 0-3 Germany – Jürgen Klinsmann
16/06: Croatia 3-0 Denmark – Davor Šuker

Watch Scotland vs England in full on UEFA.tv


18/06
: France 3-1 - Bulgaria – Laurent Blanc
18/06: Romania 1-2 Spain – Sergi
18/06: Scotland 1-0 Switzerland – Stuart McCall
18/06: Netherlands 1-4 England – Teddy Sheringham
19/06: Croatia 0-3 Portugal – João Pinto
19/06: Turkey 0-3 Denmark – Brian Laudrup
19/06: Russia 3-3 Czech Republic – Vladimír Šmicer
19/06: Italy 0-0 Germany – Andreas Köpke

Quarter-finals

Watch Poborský’s EURO ‘96 lob
Watch Poborský’s EURO ‘96 lob

22/06: Spain 0-0 England – David Seaman
22/06: France 0-0 Netherlands – Bernard Lama
23/06: Germany 2-1 Croatia – Matthias Sammer
23/06: Czech Republic 1-0 Portugal – Karel Poborský

Semi-finals

26/06: France 0-0 Czech Republic – Miroslav Kadlec
26/06: Germany 1-1 England – Dieter Eilts

Final

30/06: Czech Republic 1-2 Germany – Karel Poborský

EURO 2000

Group stage

10/06: Belgium 2-1 Sweden – Émile Mpenza
11/06: Turkey 1-2 Italy – Filippo Inzaghi
11/06: France 3-0 Denmark – Thierry Henry
11/06: Netherlands 1-0 Czech Republic – Pavel Nedvěd
12/06: Germany 1-1 Romania – Mehmet Scholl
12/06: Portugal 3-2 England – Luís Figo
13/06: Spain 0-1 Norway – Erik Mykland
13/06: Yugoslavia 3-3 Slovenia – Zlatko Zahovič

14/06: Italy 2-0 Belgium – Francesco Totti
15/06: Sweden 0-0 Turkey – Fredrik Ljungberg
16/06: Czech Republic 1-2 France – Thierry Henry
16/06: Denmark 0-3 Netherlands – Frank de Boer
17/06: Romania 0-1 Portugal – Fernando Couto
17/06: England 1-0 Germany – Alan Shearer
18/06: Slovenia 1-2 Spain – Raúl González
18/06: Norway 0-1 Yugoslavia – Dragan Stojković

Watch Henrik Larsson's goal against Italy at EURO 2000
Watch Henrik Larsson's goal against Italy at EURO 2000

19/06: Turkey 2-0 Belgium – Hakan Şükür
19/06: Italy 2-1 Sweden – Henrik Larsson
20/06: England 2-3 Romania – Dorinel Munteanu
20/06: Portugal 3-0 Germany – Sérgio Conceição 
21/06: Yugoslavia 3-4 Spain – Josep Guardiola
21/06: Slovenia 0-0 Norway – Erik Mykland
21/06: Denmark 0-2 Czech Republic – Vladimír Šmicer
21/06: France 2-3 Netherlands – Edgar Davids

Quarter-finals

24/06: Turkey 0-2 Portugal – Luís Figo
24/06: Italy 2-0 Romania – Alessandro Nesta
25/06: Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia – Patrick Kluivert
25/06: Spain 1-2 France – Zinédine Zidane

Watch Zidane's display against Spain


Semi-finals

28/06: France 2-1 Portugal – Zinédine Zidane
29/06: Italy 0-0 Netherlands – Francesco Toldo

Final

02/07: France 2-1 Italy – Francesco Totti

EURO 2004

EURO 2004 highlights: Spotlight on Wayne Rooney
EURO 2004 highlights: Spotlight on Wayne Rooney

Group stage

12/06: Portugal 1-2 Greece – Theodoros Zagorakis
12/06: Spain 1-0 Russia – Vicente Rodríguez
13/06: Switzerland 0-0 Croatia – Jörg Stiel
13/06: France 2-1 England – Zinédine Zidane
14/06: Denmark 0-0 Italy – Thomas Sørensen
14/06: Sweden 5-0 Bulgaria – Henrik Larsson
15/06: Czech Republic 2-1 Latvia – Milan Baroš
15/06: Germany 1-1 Netherlands – Michael Ballack

16/06: Greece 1-1 Spain – Raúl González
16/06: Russia 0-2 Portugal – Maniche
17/06: England 3-0 Switzerland – Wayne Rooney
17/06: Croatia 2-2 France – Dado Pršo
18/06: Bulgaria 0-2 Denmark – Thomas Gravesen
18/06: Italy 1-1 Sweden – Zlatan Ibrahimović
19/06: Latvia 0-0 Germany – Michael Ballack
19/06: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic – Pavel Nedvěd

20/06: Spain 0-1 Portugal – Deco
20/06: Russia 2-1 Greece – Dmitri Kirichenko
21/06: Switzerland 1-3 France – Zinédine Zidane
21/06: Croatia 2-4 England – Wayne Rooney
22/06: Italy 2-1 Bulgaria – Antonio Cassano
22/06: Denmark 2-2 Sweden – Jon Dahl Tomasson
23/06: Netherlands 3-0 Latvia – Ruud van Nistelrooy
23/06: Germany 1-2 Czech Republic – Marek Heinz

Quarter-finals

EURO 2004 highlights: Spotlight on Luís Figo
EURO 2004 highlights: Spotlight on Luís Figo

24/06: Portugal 2-2 England – Ricardo Carvalho
25/06: France 0-1 Greece – Angelos Charisteas
26/06: Sweden 0-0 Netherlands – Ruud van Nistelrooy
27/06: Czech Republic 3-0 Denmark – Milan Baroš

Semi-finals

30/06: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands – Luís Figo
01/07: Greece 1-0 Czech Republic – Traianos Dellas

Final

04/07: Portugal 0-1 Greece – Theodoros Zagorakis

EURO 2008

Group stage

07/06: Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic – Tomáš Ujfaluši
07/06: Portugal 2-0 Turkey – Pepe
08/06: Austria 0-1 Croatia – Stipe Pletikosa
08/06: Germany 2-0 Poland – Lukas Podolski
09/06: Romania 0-0 France – Claude Makelele
09/06: Netherlands 3-0 Italy – Wesley Sneijder
10/06: Spain 4-1 Russia – David Villa
10/06: Greece 0-2 Sweden – Zlatan Ibrahimović

11/06: Czech Republic 1-3 Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo
11/06: Switzerland 1-2 Turkey – Arda Turan
12/06: Croatia 2-1 Germany – Luka Modrić
12/06: Austria 1-1 Poland – Roger Guerreiro
13/06: Italy 1-1 Romania – Andrea Pirlo
13/06: Netherlands 4-1 France – Wesley Sneijder
14/06: Sweden 1-2 Spain – David Villa
14/06: Greece 0-1 Russia – Roman Pavlyuchenko

15/06: Switzerland 2-0 Portugal – Hakan Yakin
15/06: Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic – Nihat Kahveci
16/06: Austria 0-1 Germany – Michael Ballack
16/06: Poland 0-1 Croatia – Ivan Klasnić
17/06: Netherlands 2-0 Romania – Robin van Persie
17/06: France 0-2 Italy – Daniele De Rossi
18/06: Greece 1-2 Spain – Xabi Alonso
18/06: Russia 2-0 Sweden – Andrei Arshavin

Quarter-finals

EURO 2008 highlights: Spotlight on Hamit Altıntop
EURO 2008 highlights: Spotlight on Hamit Altıntop

19/06: Portugal 2-3 Germany – Bastian Schweinsteiger
20/06: Croatia 1-1 Turkey – Hamit Altıntop
21/06: Netherlands 1-3 Russia – Andrei Arshavin
22/06: Spain 0-0 Italy – Iker Casillas

Watch Arshavin's masterclass on UEFA.tv


Semi-finals

25/06: Germany 3-2 Turkey – Philipp Lahm
26/06: Russia 0-3 Spain – Andrés Iniesta

Final

29/06: Germany 0-1 Spain – Fernando Torres

EURO 2012

Group stage

08/06: Poland 1-1 Greece – Robert Lewandowski
08/06: Russia 4-1 Czech Republic – Alan Dzagoev
09/06: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark – Michael Krohn-Dehli
09/06: Germany 1-0 Portugal – Mesut Özil
10/06: Spain 1-1 Italy – Andrés Iniesta
10/06: Republic of Ireland 1-3 Croatia – Mario Mandžukić
11/06: France 1-1 England – Samir Nasri
11/06: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden – Andriy Shevchenko

12/06: Greece 1-2 Czech Republic – Václav Pilař
12/06: Poland 1-1 Russia – Jakub Błaszczykowski
13/06: Denmark 2-3 Portugal – Pepe
13/06: Netherlands 1-2 Germany – Mario Gómez
14/06: Italy 1-1 Croatia – Andrea Pirlo
14/06: Spain 4-0 Republic of Ireland – Fernando Torres
15/06: Ukraine 0-2 France – Franck Ribéry
15/06: Sweden 2-3 England – Olof Mellberg

Highlights: Watch Ibrahimović's 2012 acrobatics
Highlights: Watch Ibrahimović's 2012 acrobatics

16/06: Greece 1-0 Russia – Giorgos Karagounis
16/06: Czech Republic 1-0 Poland – Petr Jiráček
17/06: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands – Cristiano Ronaldo
17/06: Denmark 1-2 Germany – Lukas Podolski
18/06: Croatia 0-1 Spain – Andrés Iniesta
18/06: Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland – Antonio Cassano
19/06: Sweden 2-0 France – Zlatan Ibrahimović
19/06: England 1-0 Ukraine – Steven Gerrard

Watch Ronaldo v Netherlands on UEFA.tv


Quarter-finals

21/06: Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo
22/06: Germany 4-2 Greece – Mesut Özil
23/06: Spain 2-0 France – Xabi Alonso
24/06: England 0-0 Italy – Andrea Pirlo

Semi-finals

27/06: Portugal 0-0 Spain – Sergio Ramos
28/06: Germany 1-2 Italy – Andrea Pirlo

Final

01/07: Spain 4-0 Italy – Andrés Iniesta

EURO 2016

Group stage

10/06: France 2-1 Romania – Dimitri Payet
11/06: Albania 0-1 Switzerland – Granit Xhaka
11/06: Wales 2-1 Slovakia – Joe Allen
11/06: England 1-1 Russia – Eric Dier
12/06: Turkey 0-1 Croatia – Luka Modrić
12/06: Poland 1-0 Northern Ireland – Grzegorz Krychowiak
12/06: Germany 2-0 Ukraine – Toni Kroos
13/06: Spain 1-0 Czech Republic – Andrés Iniesta
13/06: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Sweden – Wes Hoolahan
13/06: Belgium 0-2 Italy – Emanuele Giaccherini
14/06: Austria 0-2 Hungary – László Kleinheisler
14/06: Portugal 1-1 Iceland – Nani

EURO 2016 highlights: Spotlight on Dimitri Payet
EURO 2016 highlights: Spotlight on Dimitri Payet

15/06: Russia 1-2 Slovakia – Marek Hamšík
15/06: Romania 1-1 Switzerland – Granit Xhaka 
15/06: France 2-0 Albania – Dimitri Payet
16/06: England 2-1 Wales – Kyle Walker
16/06: Ukraine 0-2 Northern Ireland – Gareth McAuley
16/06: Germany 0-0 Poland – Jérôme Boateng
17/06: Italy 1-0 Sweden – Éder
17/06: Czech Republic 2-2 Croatia – Ivan Rakitić
17/06: Spain 3-0 Turkey – Andrés Iniesta
18/06: Belgium 3-0 Republic of Ireland – Axel Witsel
18/06: Iceland 1-1 Hungary – Kollbein Sigthórsson
18/06: Portugal 0-0 Austria – João Moutinho

19/06: Switzerland 0-0 France – Yann Sommer
19/06: Romania 0-1 Albania – Arlind Ajeti
20/06: Slovakia 0-0 England – Matúš Kozáčik
20/06: Russia 0-3 Wales – Aaron Ramsey
21/06: Northern Ireland 0-1 Germany – Mesut Özil
21/06: Ukraine 0-1 Poland – Ruslan Rotan
21/06: Croatia 2-1 Spain – Ivan Perišić
21/06: Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey – Burak Yılmaz
22/06: Iceland 2-1 Austria – Kári Árnason
22/06: Hungary 3-3 Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo
22/06: Sweden 0-1 Belgium – Eden Hazard
22/06: Italy 0-1 Republic of Ireland – Robbie Brady

Round of 16

25/06: Switzerland 1-1 Poland – Xherdan Shaqiri
25/06: Wales 1-0 Northern Ireland – Gareth Bale
25/06: Croatia 0-1 Portugal – Renato Sanches
26/06: France 2-1 Republic of Ireland – Antoine Griezmann 
26/06: Germany 3-0 Slovakia – Julian Draxler
26/06: Hungary 0-4 Belgium – Eden Hazard
27/06: Italy 2-0 Spain – Leonardo Bonucci
27/06: England 1-2 Iceland – Ragnar Sigurdsson

Quarter-finals

Watch Robson-Kanu's goal against Belgium
Watch Robson-Kanu's goal against Belgium

30/06: Poland 1-1 Portugal – Renato Sanches 
01/07: Wales 3-1 Belgium – Hal Robson-Kanu
02/07: Germany 1-1 Italy – Manuel Neuer
03/07: France 5-2 Iceland – Olivier Giroud

Semi-finals

06/07: Portugal 2-0 Wales – Cristiano Ronaldo
07/07: Germany 0-2 France – Antoine Griezmann

Final

10/07: Portugal 1-0 France – Pepe

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