First of all, to all lord, Champion of Europe, all honor.
Tribute therefore to the Germans and the Spaniards, the only ones to have won it three times: 1972, 1980, 1996 for the Mannschaft, 1964, 2008, 2012 for the Roja.
The French, winners in 1984 with Platini's troop and in 2000 with Zidane's, have long foreseen the possibility of a third crown at Euro 2016 organized in France.
But the Portuguese, at the end of the suspense in the final, spoiled the tricolor party with the diabolical goal of Eder in the 109th minute.
Ranking of the most successful nations:
Germany, Spain 3;
France 2 ;
USSR, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal 1.
The best scorers:
they are two to dominate the debates.
One, Michel Platini, flew over Euro 1984 won by France.
He scored 9 goals in a single edition in five games, moreover: 1 goal against Denmark, 3 against Belgium (one from the header, one with the right foot, one with the left foot), 3 again against the Yugoslavia (and still head, right foot, left foot!), A decisive in the semi-final against Portugal and a free kick remained famous in the final against Spain, deceiving the unfortunate Arconada.
🇫🇷 Top scorers in the history of the Blues
1️⃣ Thierry Henry 51 ⚽️
2️⃣ @_OlivierGiroud_ 46 ⚽️ 👍🏼 👍🏼
3️⃣ Michel Platini 41 ⚽️
4️⃣ Antoine Griezmann 37 ⚽️ 👍🏼
5️⃣ David Trezeguet 34 ⚽️ # FRABUL # EURO2020 pic.twitter.com / I0AS7xCqud
- EURO 2020 🇫🇷 (@ EURO2020FR) June 8, 2021
The other leader of the standings on all Euros is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Portuguese, 36 years old today, has also scored 9 goals… but on four consecutive championships!
2 achievements in 2004, 1 in 2008, 3 in 2012 and 3 in 2016. It would be amazing if CR7 could score in June or July with Portugal, then extending its record over five editions ...
The classification of the scorers in the final stages:
Platini (Fra), Cristiano Ronaldo (Por) 9 goals;
Shearer (Ang) 7;
Kluivert, Van Nistelrooy (PB), Griezmann, Henry (Fra), Gomes (Por), Ibrahimovic (Suè), Rooney (Ang) 6.
If Cristiano Ronaldo has the particularity of having scored in four successive editions of the European Championship, it is not surprising to find him at the top of the hierarchy for those who have played the most matches in the finals.
A statistic that he will therefore greatly improve, at least three units (the three games of the first round against Hungary, Germany and France).
This Cristiano still has some nice surprises in store for us.
Match records in the finals:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Por) 21;
Schweinsteiger (All) 18;
Buffon (Ita) 17;
Fabregas, Iniesta (Esp), Thuram (Fra), Van der Sar (PB) 16;
David Silva, Sergio Ramos (Esp), Moutinho, Nani, Pepe (Por) 15.
Bom trabalho EQUIPA!
🇵🇹👏🏽 #campeoesdaeuropa pic.twitter.com/Cx3827VKee
- Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 4, 2021
Regarding the best passers in history, the Portuguese only ranks second this time (6 assists), behind the Czech Karel Poborsky (8).
This one holds the title of vice-champion of Europe 1996. That year, Nedved, Smicer and the others had managed a remarkable tournament, eliminating the Blues of Aimé Jacquet in the semi-final at the end of the penalty shootout.
The best passer:
Poborsky (RTC) 8;
Cristiano Ronaldo (Por) 6;
Fabregas (Esp), Schweinsteiger (All), Robben (PB), Figo (Por), Beckham (Ang) 5.
Arnesen (Dan), Shearer (Ang), Zidane (Fra), Stancu (Rou), Mendieta (Esp) 2.
Germany, three times victorious therefore, prances at the top of the ranking of participations.
It's simple, with the exception of the first three tournaments that it did not play, the Mannschaft has always been at the rendezvous of the great celebration of European football.
With an impressive success: 3 successes, 3 places of finalist and 3 of semi-finalist!
The most participations:
Germany 12 editions;
Czech, Netherlands, France, England 9;
Likewise, the Germans won the record for the most games played, ahead of France.
Most games played:
And also that of the most goals scored in the history of the Euros.
Most goals scored:
Germany 72 France 62 Netherlands 57 Spain 55 Portugal 49
On the other hand, no Germany in the ranking of expelled players.
Serbia is leading the dance of indiscipline.
The French total three expelled: including Amoros during Euro 1984 and Eric Abidal in 2008.
Most expelled players:
Serbia 4 players;
Russia, France, Bulgaria, Netherlands 3.
Didier Deschamps, victorious coach of the 2018 World Cup at the head of the Blues, will attempt a hell of a challenge during Euro 2021: winning in quick succession two major international competitions.
A feat that few coaches have managed to achieve.
Two coaches managed the magic double: the German Helmut Schoen who chained Euro 1972 and World Cup 1974 and the Spaniard Vincente Del Bosque (Spain) who led an untouchable Roja at the 2010 World Cup and then at Euro 2012.
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The German Otto Rehhagel, he is the only coach to have won at the head of a selection of another nationality, in this case Greece in 2004.
Most directed matches in the finals:
Löw 17 (Germany 2008, 2012, 2016), Lagerback 15 (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, Iceland 2016), Vogts (Germany 1992, 1996), Fernando Santos (Greece 2012, Portugal 2016) ), Fatih Terim 11 (Turkey 1996, 2008, 2016) ...
The record of spectators for a final phase match dates from Euro 1964 with the Spain-USSR final, followed by exactly 79,115 spectators in Madrid, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Luis Suarez's Spaniards won 2-1 with goals from Pereda and Martinez.
We hope a lot of goals from Euro 2021 which will take place in eleven different countries.
But this is already the trend regarding the scores that occur most often in the finals.
The undisputed champion remains 1-0, ahead of 2-1 and draw 1-1.
The most frequent scores in the finals:
1-0 (19.6% of matches) 2-1 (17.5%) 2-0 (14.7%) 1-1 (12.6%) 0-0 (9.8%) 3-0 (7.0%).
Finally, here are some statistics to be as complete as possible:
Nations victorious for their first Euro:
USSR 1960, Spain 1964, Italy 1968, Germany (West) 1972.
Oldest player to have participated in a final phase match:
Gabor Kiraly (Hungary) at 40 years and 86 days during Euro 2016 (Hungary-Belgium match)
Jetro Willems (PB) at 18 years old and 71 days old during Euro 2012 (Netherlands - Denmark match)
France is the only country to have organized the competition three times: 1960, 1984, 2016
Spain remained undefeated 14 games between 2008 and 2016.
The most often disputed meeting at Euro: Italy-Spain 6 times.
Only three times have the organizing country won in the final: Spain 1964, Italy 1968, France 1984.
Iker Casillas is the only player to have participated in five finals 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.