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Netherlands: all their EURO records and stats

Biggest wins, heaviest defeats, highest scorers, most appearances, shoot-outs, group stage stats and more.

Patrick Kluivert scored a hat-trick against Yugoslavia at UEFA EURO 2000
Patrick Kluivert scored a hat-trick against Yugoslavia at UEFA EURO 2000

GENERAL

Best result: Winners 1988
EURO appearances: 10
EURO hosts: 2000 – joint hosts (GS)
Overall record: P39 W20 D8 L11 F65 A41
Group stage record: P27 W16 D4 L7 F47 A25
Knockout record: P12 W4 D4 L4 F18 A16

EURO-by-EURO record
1960 Did not participate
1964 Did not qualify
1968 Did not qualify
1972 Did not qualify
1976 Third place
1980 Group stage
1984 Did not qualify
1988 Winners
1992 Semi-finals
1996 Quarter-finals
2000 Semi-finals
2004 Semi-finals
2008 Quarter-finals
2012 Group stage
2016 Did not qualify
2020 Round of 16

Great Netherlands goals
Great Netherlands goals

TEAM RECORDS

Biggest victories
6-1: Netherlands vs Yugoslavia, 25/06/2000 (quarter-finals)

Heaviest defeats
4-1: England vs Netherlands, 18/06/1996 (group stage)

Highest scoring draw
2-2: Netherlands vs Denmark, 22/06/1992 (semi-finals)

Highest scoring game
7 goals: 6-1 vs Yugoslavia, 25/06/2000 (quarter-finals)

Most goals scored at a EURO
13 goals in 5 games in 2000 (av. 2.60)

Fewest goals scored at a EURO
2 goals in 3 games in 2012 (av. 0.67)

Most different goalscorers at a EURO
7: 2008

Fewest different goalscorers at a EURO
2: 1976*, 2012
*Does not include an own goal

EURO 1988 final highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Soviet Union
EURO 1988 final highlights: Netherlands 2-0 Soviet Union

GROUP STAGE RECORDS

Appearances: 9 (1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2020)
Qualified from group: 7 (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2020)
Group winners: 4 (1992, 2000, 2008, 2020)
Group runners-up: 3 (1988, 1996, 2004)
Unbeaten group stage: 4 (1992, 2000, 2008, 2020)
Winless group stage: 1 (2012)
Best group record: P3 W3 D0 L0 F9 A1 (2008)
Worst group record: P3 W0 D0 L3 F2 A5 (2012)
Fewest points to qualify: 4 (1988*, 1996, 2004)
*Two points for a win
Most points without qualifying: 3 (1980*)
*Two points for a win

Biggest victories
4-1: Netherlands vs France, 13/06/2008
3-0: four times, most recently vs North Macedonia, 21/06/2021

Heaviest defeat
4-1: England vs Netherlands, 18/06/1996

Highest scoring games
5 goals: six times, most recently, 3-2 vs Ukraine, 13/06/2021

Most group goals scored
9: 2008

Most group goals conceded
5: 2012

Fewest group goals scored
2: 2012

Fewest group goals conceded
1: 1992, 2008

Watch teenage Kluivert score for Netherlands at EURO '96
Watch teenage Kluivert score for Netherlands at EURO '96

KNOCKOUT RECORDS

Round of 16
P1 W0 L1

Quarter-finals
P4 W2 L2*
*Includes win on penalties vs Sweden (2004) and defeat on penalties vs France (1996)

Semi-finals
P5 W1 L4*
*Includes defeats on penalties vs Denmark (1992) and Italy (2000)

Third-place play off
P1 W1 L0

Finals
P1 W1 L0

Biggest victory
6-1: Netherlands vs Yugoslavia, 25/06/2000 (quarter-finals)

Heaviest defeats
3-1aet: Czechoslovakia vs Netherlands, 16/06/1976 (semi-finals)
3-1aet: Russia vs Netherlands, 21/06/2008 (quarter-finals)
2-0: Czech Republic vs Netherlands, 27/06/2021 (round of 16)

Highest scoring game
7 goals: 6-1 vs Yugoslavia, 25/06/2000 (quarter-finals)

Extra time
L vs Czechoslovakia 1976 semi-finals (1-1 / 1-3)
W vs Yugoslavia 1976 third place play-off (2-2 / 3-2)
L vs Denmark 1992 semi-finals (2-2 / 2-2 / 4-5 pens)
L vs France 1996 quarter-finals (0-0 / 0-0 / 4-5 pens)
L vs Italy 2000 semi-finals (0-0 / 0-0 / 1-3 pens)
W vs Sweden 2004 quarter-finals (0-0 / 0-0 / 5-4 pens)
L vs Russia 2008 quarter-finals (1-1 / 1-3)

EURO 1988 highlights: Netherlands 3-1 England
EURO 1988 highlights: Netherlands 3-1 England

PLAYER RECORDS

Most appearances
16: Edwin van der Sar
13: Dennis Bergkamp
13: Phillip Cocu

Most goals
6: Patrick Kluivert
6: Ruud van Nistelrooy

Hat-tricks
3: Marco van Basten, 15/06/88 vs England (group stage)
3: Patrick Kluivert, 25/06/00 vs Yugoslavia (quarter-finals)

Most tournaments with goal
2: Willy van de Kerkhof (1976, 1980)
2: Dennis Bergkamp (1992, 1996)
2: Patrick Kluivert (1996, 2000)
2: Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004, 2008)
2: Robin van Persie (2008, 2012)

PENALTIES

Penalty shoot-outs
L 4-5 vs Denmark, semi-finals (22/06/1992)
L 4-5 vs France, quarter-finals (22/06/1996)
L 1-3 vs Italy, semi-finals (29/06/2000)
W 5-4 vs Sweden, quarter-finals (26/06/2004)

Sweden v Netherlands: The full EURO 2004 shoot-out
Sweden v Netherlands: The full EURO 2004 shoot-out

ALL EURO FIXTURES

1976
16/06/1976: Czechoslovakia 3-1 Netherlands aet (semi-finals, Zagreb)
19/06/1976: Netherlands 3-2 Yugoslavia aet (third place play-off, Zagreb)

1980
11/06/1980: Netherlands 1-0 Greece (group, Naples)
14/06/1980: West Germany 3-2 Netherlands (group, Naples)
17/06/1980: Netherlands 1-1 Czechoslovakia (group, Milan)

1988
12/06/1980: Netherlands 0-1 Soviet Union (group, Cologne)
15/06/1980: England 1-3 Netherlands (group, Düsseldorf)
18/06/1980: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Netherlands (group, Gelsenkirchen)
21/06/1980: West Germany 1-2 Netherlands (semi-finals, Hamburg)
25/06/1980: Soviet Union 0-2 Netherlands (final, Munich)

1992
12/06/1992: Netherlands 1-0 Scotland (group, Gothenburg)
15/06/1992: Netherlands 0-0 Commonwealth of Independent States (group, Gothenburg)
18/06/1992: Netherlands 3-1 Germany (group, Gothenburg)
22/06/1992: Netherlands 2-2 Denmark aet, 4-5 pens (semi-finals, Gothenburg)

1996
10/06/1996: Netherlands 0-0 Scotland (group, Birmingham)
13/06/1996: Switzerland 0-2 Netherlands (group, Birmingham)
18/06/1996: Netherlands 1-4 England (group, London)
22/06/1996: France 0-0 Netherlands aet, 5-4 pens (quarter-finals, Liverpool)

Watch full EURO '96 France v Netherlands penalty shoot-out
Watch full EURO '96 France v Netherlands penalty shoot-out

2000
11/06/2000: Netherlands 1-0 Czech Republic (group, Amsterdam)
16/06/2000: Denmark 0-3 Netherlands (group, Rotterdam)
21/06/2000: France 2-3 Netherlands (group, Amsterdam)
25/06/2000: Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia (quarter-finals, Rotterdam)
29/06/2000: Italy 0-0 Netherlands aet, 3-1 pens (semi-finals, Amsterdam)

2004
15/06/2004: Germany 1-1 Netherlands (group, Porto)
19/06/2004: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic (group, Aveiro)
23/06/2004: Netherlands 3-0 Latvia (group, Braga)
26/06/2004: Sweden 0-0 Netherlands aet, 4-5 pens (quarter-finals, Faro-loulé)
30/06/2004: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands (semi-finals, Lisbon)

2008
09/06/2008: Netherlands 3-0 Italy (group, Bern)
13/06/2008: Netherlands 4-1 France (group, Bern)
17/06/2008: Netherlands 2-0 Romania (group, Bern)
21/06/2008: Netherlands 1-3 Russia aet (quarter-finals, Basel)

2012
09/06/2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark (group, Kharkiv)
13/06/2012: Netherlands 1-2 Germany (group, Kharkiv)
17/06/2012: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands (group, Kharkiv)

2020
13/06/2021: Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine (group, Amsterdam)
17/06/2021: Netherlands 2-0 Austria (group, Amsterdam)
21/06/2021: North Macedonia 0-3 Netherlands (group Amsterdam)
27/06/2021: Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic (round of 16, Budapest)