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France: all their EURO records and stats

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

Michel Platini scored nine times at EURO '84
Michel Platini scored nine times at EURO '84

GENERAL

Best result: Winners 1984, 2000
EURO appearances: 10
EURO hosts: 1960 (4th), 1984 (W), 2016 (RU)
Overall record: P43 W21 D12 L10 F69 A50
Group stage record: P27 W13 D9 L5 F42 A28
Knockout record: P16 W8 D3 L5 F27 A22

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

Watch great France goals
Watch great France goals

TEAM RECORDS

Biggest victory
5-0: France vs Belgium, 16/06/1984 (group stage)

Heaviest defeat
4-1: Netherlands vs France, 13/06/2008 (group stage)

Highest scoring draw
3-3: France vs Switzerland, 28/06/2021 (round of 16)

Highest scoring game
9 goals: 4-5 Yugoslavia, 06/07/1960 (semi-finals)

1960 semi-final highlights: France 4-5 Yugoslavia
1960 semi-final highlights: France 4-5 Yugoslavia

Most goals scored at a EURO
14 in 5 games in 1984 (av. 2.80)

Fewest goals scored at a EURO
1 in 3 games in 2008 (av. 0.33)

Most different goalscorers at a EURO
7: 2000

Fewest different goalscorers at a EURO
1: 1992, 2008

GROUP STAGE RECORDS

Appearances: 9 (1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
Qualified from group: 7 (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016, 2020)
Group winners: 5 (1984, 1996, 2004, 2016, 2020)
Group runners-up: 2 (1992, 2000)
Unbeaten group stage: 5 (1984, 1996, 2004, 2016, 2020)
Winless group stage: 2 (1992, 2008)
Best group record: P3 W3 D0 L0 F9 A2 (1984)
Worst group record: P3 W0 D1 L2 F1 A6 (2008)
Fewest points to qualify: 4 (2012)
Most points without qualifying: 2 (1992)

Biggest victory
5-0: France vs Belgium, 16/06/1984

Heaviest defeat
4-1: Netherlands vs France, 13/06/2008

Highest scoring games
5 goals: four times, most recently 1-4 v Netherlands, 13/06/2008

EURO 1984 highlights: France 3-2 Yugoslavia
EURO 1984 highlights: France 3-2 Yugoslavia

Most group goals scored
9: 1984

Most group goals conceded
6: 2008

Fewest group goals conceded
1: 2016

Fewest group goals scored
1: 2008

KNOCKOUT RECORDS

Round of 16
P2 W1 L1*
*Includes defeat on penalties vs Switzerland (2020)

Quarter-finals
P5 W3* L2
*Includes win on penalties vs Netherlands (1996)

Semi-finals
P5 W3 L2*
*Includes defeat on penalties vs Czech Republic (1996)

Platini's dramatic 1984 semi-final extra-time winner
Platini's dramatic 1984 semi-final extra-time winner

Finals
P3 W2 L1

Biggest victory
5-2: France vs Iceland, 03/07/2016 (quarter-finals)

Heaviest defeats
2-0: Czechoslovakia vs France, 09/07/1960 (third place play-off)
2-0: Spain vs France, 23/06/2012 (quarter-finals)

Highest scoring game
9 goals: 4-5 Yugoslavia, 06/07/1960 (semi-finals)

Extra time
W vs Portugal, 1984 semi-finals (1-1 / 3-2)
W vs Netherlands, 1996 quarter-finals (0-0 / 0-0 / 5-4 pens)
L vs Czech Republic, 1996 semi-finals (0-0 / 0-0 / 5-6 pens)
W vs Portugal, 2000 semi-final (1-1 / 2-1)
W vs Italy, 2000 final (1-1 / 2-1)
L vs Portugal, 2016 final (0-0 / 0-1)
L vs Switzerland, 2020 round of 16 (3-3 / 3-3 / 4-5 pens)

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

PLAYER RECORDS

Most appearances
16 Lilian Thuram
15 Hugo Lloris
14 Zinédine Zidane

Most goals
9 Michel Platini
7 Antoine Griezmann
6 Thierry Henry

Highlights: Watch Platini’s nine goals at EURO 1984
Highlights: Watch Platini’s nine goals at EURO 1984

Hat-tricks
Michel Platini, 16/06/1984 vs Belgium (group stage)
Michel Platini, 19/06/1984 vs Yugoslavia (group stage)

Most tournaments with goal
3 Thierry Henry (2000, 2004, 2008)

PENALTIES

Penalty shoot-outs
W 5-4 vs Netherlands, quarter-final (22/06/1996)
L 5-6 vs Czech Republic, semi-finals (26/06/1996)
L 4-5 vs Switzerland, round of 16 (28/06/2021)

EURO 2000 final highlights: France 2-1 Italy
EURO 2000 final highlights: France 2-1 Italy

ALL EURO FIXTURES

1960
06/07/1960: France 4-5 Yugoslavia (semi-finals, Paris)
09/07/1960: Czechoslovakia 2-0 France (third-place play-off, Marseille)

1984
12/06/1984: France 1-0 Denmark (group, Paris)
16/06/1984: France 5-0 Belgium (group, Nantes)
19/06/1984: France 3-2 Yugoslavia (group, Saint-Étienne)
23/06/1984: France 3-2 Portugal aet (semi-finals, Marseille)
27/06/1984: France 2-0 Spain (final, Paris)

1992
10/06/1992: Sweden 1-1 France (group, Solna)
14/06/1992: France 0-0 England (group, Malmö)
17/06/1992: France 1-2 Denmark (group, Malmö)

1996
10/06/1996: Romania 0-1 France (group, Newcastle)
15/06/1996: France 1-1 Spain (group, Leeds)
18/06/1996: France 3-1 Bulgaria (group, Newcastle)
22/06/1996: France 0-0 Netherlands aet, 5-4 pens (quarter-finals, Liverpool)
26/06/1996: France 0-0 Czech Republic aet, 5-6 pens (semi-finals, Manchester)

2000
11/06/2000: France 3-0 Denmark (group, Bruges)
16/06/2000: Czech Republic 1-2 France (group, Bruges)
21/06/2000: France 2-3 Netherlands (group, Amsterdam)
25/06/2000: Spain 1-2 France (quarter-finals, Bruges)
28/06/2000: France 2-1 Portugal aet, won on golden goal (semi-finals, Brussels)
02/07/2000: France 2-1 Italy aet, won on golden goal (final, Rotterdam)

2004
13/06/2004: France 2-1 England (group, Lisbon)
17/06/2004: Croatia 2-2 France (group, Leiria)
21/06/2004: Switzerland 1-3 France (group, Coimbra)
25/06/2004: France 0-1 Greece (quarter-finals, Lisbon)

2008
09/06/2008: Romania 0-0 France (group, Zurich)
13/06/2008: Netherlands 4-1 France (group, Berne)
17/06/2008: France 0-2 Italy (group, Zurich)

2012
11/06/2012: France 1-1 England (group, Donetsk)
15/06/2012: Ukraine 0-2 France (group, Donetsk)
19/06/2012: Sweden 2-0 France (group, Kyiv)
23/06/2012: Spain 2-0 France (quarter-finals, Donetsk)

2016
10/06/2016: France 2-1 Romania (group, Saint-Denis)
15/06/2016: France 2-0 Albania (group, Marseille)
19/06/2016: Switzerland 0-0 France (group, Lille Métropole)
26/06/2016: France 2-1 Republic of Ireland (round of 16, Lyon)
03/07/2016: France 5-2 Iceland (quarter-finals, Saint-Denis)
07/07/2016: Germany 0-2 France (semi-finals, Marseille)
10/07/2016: Portugal 1-0 France aet (final, Saint-Denis)

2020
15/06/2021: France 1-0 Germany (group, Munich)
19/06/2021: Hungary 1-1 France (group, Budapest)
23/06/2021: Portugal 2-2 France (group, Budapest)
28/06/2021: France 3-3 Switzerland aet, 4-5 pens (round of 16, Bucharest)