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Euros title leaderboard: Which nation has received probably the most championships?


The Summer time of Stars is right here, with the 2024 UEFA European Championship underway on the FOX household of networks and the FOX Sports activities app. The match started in 1960 and has seen 16 completely different winners in that span, with just a few repeat champions as nicely. 

FOX Sports activities Analysis broke down each single nation that has received as a way to provide you with a greater understanding of the wealthy historical past of soccer this match has supplied for practically 65 years. 

Let’s have a look.

Most European championships received

1 (tie). Spain: 3

  • The one nation to win the match in consecutive years (2008, 2012), Spain is tied for probably the most titles on the Euros; their first title got here in 1964, in what was simply the second version of the match since its conception.
  • The 2008 and 2012 groups had among the biggest gamers in Spanish historical past, such because the Barcelona midfield trio of Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, together with legendary defenders like Gerard Piqué and Sergio Ramos. That core group of gamers additionally received the 2010 World Cup, behind a 116th-minute purpose from Iniesta.

1 (tie). Germany: 3

  • Germany’ Euro dominance stretched over an extended interval, having received the title in three completely different many years (1972, 1980, 1996). They’ve additionally been runners-up thrice, and recorded probably the most matches received of any nation to have participated within the match (28).
  • No nation has made extra consecutive Euros than Germany, with 2024 being their 14th straight look within the match.

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3 (tie). Italy: 2

  • The defending champions, Italy’s first title got here in 1968 when the match was simply 4 groups. In 2020, seven completely different gamers scored for them within the match en path to dealing with England in a extremely contested closing that resulted in penalties.
  • Having received the World Cup 4 instances (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), Italy is considered one of three nations that has received each the Euros and World Cup a number of instances (France, Germany).

3 (tie). France: 2

  • The defending World Cup champions are the final staff on this checklist to have received the Euros a number of instances, doing so in 1984 and 2000. The 1984 squad set a number of information that stand in the present day, reminiscent of probably the most objectives scored in a single match (14) and probably the most objectives scored by a participant in a single match (Michel Platini- 9).
  • The 2000 title was headlined by the golden era of France, together with gamers reminiscent of Ballon d’Or winner Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry (Arsenal’s all-time main goal-scorer), and Lillian Thurmas — arguably among the best right-backs of all-time. Two years previous to profitable the Euros, that very same group received the 1998 World Cup.

5 (tie). Portugal: 1

  • After ending as runners-up within the 2004 match, Portugal obtained their first title within the match 12 years later in 2016.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo spearheaded the title run, en path to setting a plethora of information that also stand in the present day: most profession objectives (14), most tournaments performed (six, together with 2024), most matches performed (25), most appearances as captain (16) and most tournaments with a minimum of one purpose (5).

5 (tie). Greece: 1

  • Thought of one of many biggest upsets in sports activities historical past, Greece shockingly received the 2004 Euros regardless of being given pre-tournament odds of 150-1 throughout most sportsbooks.
  • In a sports activities story for the ages, Greece completed as runners-up to Portugal of their group (regardless of defeating them 2-1), and went on to face them once more within the closing. They scored only one purpose in every of their three knockout stage video games, however didn’t quit a purpose.

5 (tie). Denmark: 1

  • Regardless of profitable only one match within the group stage, Denmark defeated the Netherlands and Germany within the knockout phases of the 1992 match, incomes them their first and solely title within the match.
  • Henrik Larsen was tied for the match lead in objectives with three, with 4 Danes in whole every scoring a purpose all through their run.

5 (tie). Netherlands: 1

  • The 1988 Netherlands staff was led by two of the best gamers of all time in Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten. The latter led the match in scoring with 5 objectives, which sealed the deal for his first of three Ballon d’Or wins in his profession. Gullit received the award within the earlier 12 months, and was subsequently the captain of the 1988 title staff.

Dutch footballer Marco van Basten with the trophy after the UEFA Euro 1988 closing between the Soviet Union and the Netherlands, held at Olympiastadion in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany, twenty fifth June 1988. The Netherlands received the match 2-0. (Picture by Bongarts/Getty Pictures)

5 (tie). Czechoslovakia (Czechia and Slovakia): 1

  • Though not a staff, Czechoslovakia received the 1976 Euros and consists of modern-day Czechia and Slovakia. They defeated Netherlands 3-1 within the semifinal after which took down Germany in penalties after a 2-2 draw by further time.
  • Six of the eleven gamers chosen to the All-Match staff have been Czechoslovakian, with 5 completely different gamers scoring a purpose for them.

5 (tie). Russia: 1

  • Formally the Soviet Union on the time of the match, Russia received the first-ever version of the Euros in 1960.
  • They defeated Czechoslovakia 3-0 within the semifinal and beat Yugoslavia 2-1 within the closing; Valentin Ivanov and Viktor Ponedelnik every scored two objectives within the match.

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