Past Winners of UEFA Euro Championships
Past Winners of UEFA Euro Championships? Who are the past winners of the Euro’s? Have you ever wondered on which teams have won the European Championships before? Well, if you have then worry not because we have prepared a list of the Past Winners of UEFA Euro Championships.
Just a couple of months left till we kick start with the EUFA Euro Championships (Euro 2016). The Euro 2016 will be the 15th edition of the tournament which started in 1960 and was hosted by this year’s hosts France. This tournament takes place every after four years and it is the second biggest international event in the world, only the FIFA World Cup has more viewers.
UEFA Euro Brief History
The first edition of the Euros was in 1960 which consisted of four team’s with France as hosts four teams qualified to the competition after a small qualifying round. Due to political unrest in Europe, a number of European big team’s withdrew from the competition.
In 1980, the number of teams was expanded to eight teams which was divided into two groups and group winners went on to play in the final. In 1996, the number of teams further expanded to 16 and was hosted by England. The Upcoming Euro’s 2016 will be the biggest Euro’s ever with 24 teams contesting in the final competition out of 53 who took part in the qualifying round.
In the 14 editions played since its commencement in 1960, 10 different countries have won the prestigious trophy with Spain and England with the highest number of trophies (3 each). Apart from Germany and Spain, France is the only team to have won the competition more than once. Germany is also the most successful team in the Euros as they have appeared in six finals (three wins, three runners-up).
UEFA Euro 2020
Who will win UEFA Euro 2020? When is UEFA Euro 2020? The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship is scheduled to be the 16th UEFA European Championship, the international men’s football championship of Europe organised every four years by UEFA.
The tournament is scheduled to be held in 12 cities in 12 European countries from 12 June to 12 July 2020. Portugal are the defending champions, having won the 2016 edition. For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system will be used at the UEFA European Championship.
UEFA Euro 2016
When was UEFA Euro 2016? The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship was the 15th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organised every four years by UEFA. It was held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.
Who won UEFA Euro 2016? Spain were the two-time defending champions, having won the 2008 and 2012 tournaments, but were eliminated in the round of 16 by Italy. Portugal won the tournament for the first time, following a 1–0 victory after extra time over the host team, France, in the final played at the Stade de France.
As the winners, Portugal earned the right to compete at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
Past Winners of UEFA European Championship 1960-2016
Let’s now take a look at the Past winners of the Euros.
|1960||Soviet Union (USSR)||Yugoslavia||France|
|1964||Spain||Soviet Union (USSR)||Spain|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union (USSR)||Belgium|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union (USSR)||West Germany|
|2000||France||Italy||Belgium & Holland|
|2008||Spain||Germany||Austria & Switzerland|
|2012||Spain||Italy||Poland & Ukraine|
|2020|| || Pan-European|
|2024|| || Germany|
UEFA European Championship Most Wins
Who has the most European Championship titles? Germany and Spain have the most European Championship titles, each have so far won it 3 times. France with 2 is second. All other countries have won the championship only once.
| Germany||3 (1972, 1980, 1996)||3 (1976, 1992, 2008)|
| Spain||3 (1964, 2008, 2012)||1 (1984)|
| France||2 (1984, 2000)||1 (2016)|
| Soviet Union||1 (1960)||3 (1964, 1972, 1988)|
| Italy||1 (1968)||2 (2000, 2012)|
| Czech Republic||1 (1976)||1 (1996)|
| Portugal||1 (2016)||1 (2004)|
| Netherlands||1 (1988)||–|
| Denmark||1 (1992)||–|
| Greece||1 (2004)||–|