EURO 2016 group stage number crunching

The group stage was memorable for two of Hungary's veterans, Cristiano Ronaldo and four of the five debutants – selects some of the standout stats from the 36 matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his record-breaking goal against Hungary
Cristiano Ronaldo scores his record-breaking goal against Hungary ©Getty Images


  • Álvaro Morata and Gareth Bale lead the adidas Golden Boot table with three goals each. Seven players are one behind. Only one of those, Romania's Bogdan Stancu, is no longer involved in the tournament.
  • Ukraine failed to score in the group stage, emulating the unwanted statistic of Turkey (1996) and Denmark (2000).
  • Germany and Poland did not concede a goal, a feat previously achieved by the former in 1996 and Italy in 1980.


  • Zlatan Ibrahimović's appearance against Belgium on Wednesday was his 116th and last for Sweden. He scored 62 goals – six of them coming in the previous three EURO finals – at an average of one every 1.87 games.
  • David Silva completed a century of caps for Spain with his outing against the Czech Republic on matchday one.
  • Portugal's Nani will join Silva in the 100 club if he plays against Croatia in Lens on Saturday.
  • Gábor Király, aged 40 years and 74 days, became the oldest player to feature at a EURO when he took to the field against Austria in Hungary's Group F opener. The goalkeeper's presence in the Mighty Magyars' last two fixtures means his record is safe for at least another four years.
  • Zoltán Gera (37 years and 62 days) is the second oldest player to have scored at a UEFA European Championship, with only Austria's Ivica Vastic out in front.
  • While Vastic's goal versus Poland in 2008 was a penalty, Gera's strike against Portugal was a sweet half-volley from outside the box, meaning the Ferencváros midfielder is the oldest person to have scored from open play in EURO finals history.
From 2004 to 2012, all of Cristiano Ronaldo's EURO goals
From 2004 to 2012, all of Cristiano Ronaldo's EURO goals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's record collection keeps growing. By registering Portugal's second equaliser against Hungary, the Selecção das Quinas captain became the first player to score in four EURO final tournaments.
  • Coincidentally, Ronaldo also set a new record of 17 EURO finals appearances in the Hungary match.
  • Clocked at 32.8km/h against Switzerland, France's Kingsley Coman was the quickest player in the 36 group matches.
Spain suffered a surprise defeat by Croatia
Spain suffered a surprise defeat by Croatia©AFP/Getty Images


  • Spain's 2-1 loss to Croatia was their first defeat in 15 EURO finals fixtures, since a 1-0 reverse against Portugal on 20 June 2004.
  • Four of the five EURO finals debutants – Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales – qualified for the round of 16. Third in Group A, Albania's -2 goal difference was not enough for the Eagles to make it a full set.