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The UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as the UEFA European Championship and as the Euros, is the main association football competition played by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It has been held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between FIFA World Cup tournaments. It was first called the European Nations' Cup. It changed to the current name in 1968.

Past UEFA European Championship results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1960 France
USSR
2-1
Yugoslavia

Czechoslovakia
2 – 0
France
1964 Spain
Spain
2 – 1
USSR

Hungary
3 – 1
aet

Denmark
1968 Italy
Italy
1 – 1 aet
2 – 0 replay

Yugoslavia

England
2 – 0
USSR
1972 Belgium
West Germany
3 – 0
USSR

Belgium
2 – 1
Hungary
1976 Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
2 – 2 aet
(5 – 3) ps

West Germany

Netherlands
3 – 2
aet

Yugoslavia
1980 Italy
West Germany
2 – 1
Belgium

Czechoslovakia
1 – 1
(9 – 8) ps

Italy
Year Host Winner Score Runner-up Semifinalists (No 3rd place match since 1980)
1984 France
France
2 – 0
Spain

Denmark
and
Portugal
1988 West Germany
Netherlands
2 – 0
USSR

West Germany
and
Italy
1992 Sweden
Denmark
2 – 0
Germany

Netherlands
and
Sweden
1996 England
Germany
2 – 1
asdet

Czech Republic

England
and
France
2000 Belgium &
Netherlands

France
2 – 1
asdet

Italy

Netherlands
and
Portugal
2004 Portugal
Greece
1 – 0
Portugal

Czech Republic
and
Netherlands
2008 Austria &
Switzerland

Spain
1 – 0
Germany

Russia
and
Turkey
2012 Poland &
Ukraine

Spain
4 – 0
Italy

Germany
and
Portugal
2016 France
Portugal
1 – 0 aet
France

Wales
and
Germany
2020 Europe and

Wins by team

Team Winners Runners-up Semi-finalists Top 2 Top 4
 Germany 3 (1972, 1980, 1996) 3 (1976, 1992, 2008) 3 (1988, 2012, 2016) 6 9
 Spain 3 (1964, 2008, 2012) 1 (1984) 4 4
 France 2 (1984, 2000) 1 (2016) 2 (1960, 1996) 3 5
Soviet Union Soviet Union/
 Russia
1 (1960) 3 (1964, 1972, 1988) 2 (1968, 2008) 4 6
 Italy 1 (1968) 2 (2000, 2012) 2 (1980, 1988) 3 5
 Portugal 1 (2016) 1 (2004) 3 (1984, 2000, 2012) 2 5
 Czechoslovakia/
 Czech Republic
1 (1976) 1 (1996) 3 (1960, 1980, 2004) 2 5
 Netherlands 1 (1988) 4 (1976, 1992, 2000, 2004) 1 5
 Denmark 1 (1992) 2 (1964, 1984) 1 3
 Greece 1 (2004) 1 1
 Yugoslavia 2 (1960, 1968) 1 (1976) 2 3
 Belgium 1 (1980) 1 (1972) 1 2
 England 2 (1968, 1996) 0 2
 Hungary 2 (1964, 1972) 0 2
 Wales 1 (2016) 0 1
 Turkey 1 (2008) 0 1
 Sweden 1 (1992) 0 1

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