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UEFA European Under-21 Championship: full history

All the hosts, winners and Golden Players from every UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Spain were crowned champions again in Italy in 2019
Spain were crowned champions again in Italy in 2019 Getty Images

There have been 22 editions of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship; click the links for more information on specific tournaments or Golden Players.

SEASONHOSTSWINNERSRUNNERS-UPGOLDEN PLAYER
1976/78Home-and-away basisYugoslavia East GermanyVahid Halilhodžić
1978/80Home-and-away basisUSSREast GermanyAnatoliy Demyanenko
1980/82Home-and-away basisEngland West GermanyRudi Völler
1982/84Home-and-away basisEnglandSpainMark Hateley
1984/86Home-and-away basisSpainItalyManuel Sanchís
1986/88Home-and-away basisFranceGreeceLaurent Blanc
1988/90Home-and-away basisUSSRYugoslaviaDavor Šuker
1990/92Home-and-away basisItalySwedenRenato Buso
1992/94FranceItalyPortugalLuís Figo
1994/96SpainItalySpainFabio Cannavaro
1996/98RomaniaSpainGreeceFrancesc Arnau
1998/00SlovakiaItalyCzech RepublicAndrea Pirlo
2000/02SwitzerlandCzech RepublicFrancePetr Čech
2002/04GermanyItalySerbia and MontenegroAlberto Gilardino
2004/06PortugalNetherlandsUkraineKlaas Jan Huntelaar
2006/07NetherlandsNetherlandsSerbiaRoyston Drenthe
2007/09SwedenGermanyEnglandMarcus Berg
2009/11DenmarkSpainSwitzerlandJuan Mata
2011/13IsraelSpainItalyThiago Alcántara
2013/15Czech RepublicSwedenPortugalWilliam Carvalho
2015/17PolandGermanySpainDani Ceballos
2017/19ItalySpainGermanyFabián Ruiz