List of UEFA European Championship records

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This is a list of records of the UEFA European Championship and its qualification matches.

Team: tournament position

All-time

Most championships

3,  West Germany/ Germany (1972, 1980, 1996),  Spain (1964, 2008, 2012)

Most finishes in the top two

6,  West Germany/ Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2008)

Most finishes in the top four

9,  West Germany/ Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Most finishes in the top eight

10,  West Germany/ Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016)

Most European Championship Finals appearances
12,  West Germany/ Germany (every tournament since 1972)
For a detailed list, see National team appearances in the UEFA European Football Championship
Most second-place finishes
3,  West Germany/ Germany (1976, 1992, 2008),  Soviet Union (1964, 1972, 1988)
Most third/fourth-place finishes
4,  Netherlands (1976, 1992, 2000, 2004)
Most 5th-8th-place finishes
5,  England (1980, 1988, 1992, 2004, 2012)

Consecutive

Most consecutive championships
2,  Spain (2008–2012)[1]
Most consecutive finishes in the top two
3,  West Germany (1972–1980)[2]
Most consecutive finishes in the top four
4,  Soviet Union (1960–1972)[2]
Most consecutive finishes in the top eight
7,  West Germany/ Germany (1972–1996)[2]
Most consecutive finals tournaments
12,  West Germany/ Germany (1972–2016)

Gaps

Longest gap between successive titles
44 years,  Spain (1964–2008)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top two
32 years,  Italy (1968–2000)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top four
28 years,  England (1968–1996)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the top eight
32 years,  Belgium (1984–2016)[2]
Longest gap between successive appearances in the Finals
44 years,  Hungary (1972–2016)

Host team

Best finish by host team
Champions,  Spain (1964),  Italy (1968),  France (1984)[2]
Worst finish by host team
9th–16th position,  Belgium (2000),  Austria (2008),   Switzerland (2008),  Poland (2012),  Ukraine (2012)

Defending champions

Best finish by defending champions
Champions,  Spain (2012)[3]

Debuting teams

Best finish by a debuting team
Champions,  Soviet Union (1960),  Spain (1964),  Italy (1968),  West Germany (1972)[2]

Other

Most finishes in the top two without ever being champion
2,  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968)
Most finishes in the top four without ever being champion
3,  Yugoslavia (1960, 1968, 1976)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever being champion
7,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2012)
Most appearances in Finals without ever being champion
9,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most finishes in the top four without ever finishing in the top two
2,  England (1968, 1996),  Hungary (1964, 1972)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top two
7,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2012)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top two
9,  England (1968, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most finishes in the top eight without ever finishing in the top four
2,  Croatia (1996, 2008),  Romania (1984, 2000)
Most appearances in Finals without ever finishing in the top four
5,  Croatia (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Romania (1984, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2016)

Team: tournament progression

All time

Progressed from the group stage the most times
7,  West Germany/ Germany (1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2016),  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Eliminated in the group stage the most times
5,  CIS/ Russia (1992, 1996, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most appearances, always progressed from the group
7,  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Most appearances, never progressed from the group stage
2,  Austria (2008, 2016),  Bulgaria (1996, 2004),  Scotland (1992, 1996),  Ukraine (2012, 2016)

Consecutive

Most consecutive progressions from the group stage
7,  Portugal (1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Most consecutive eliminations from the group stage
3,  England (1980, 1988, 1992),  CIS/ Russia (1992, 1996, 2004),  Sweden (2008, 2012, 2016),   Switzerland (1996, 2004, 2008)

Team: Matches played/goals scored

All-time

Most matches played
49,  Germany
Most wins
26,  Germany
Most losses
14,  Denmark,  Russia
Most draws
16,  Italy
Most matches played without a win
6,  Austria
Most matches played before first win
8,  Romania,   Switzerland
Most goals scored
72,  Germany
Most goals conceded
48,  Germany
Fewest goals scored
1,  Albania,  Latvia,  Norway
Fewest goals conceded
1,  Norway
Most matches played always conceding a goal
6,  Ukraine
Highest average of goals scored per match
1.67,  Wales (10 goals in 6 matches)
Lowest average of goals scored per match
0.33,  Albania (1 goal in 3 matches),  Austria (2 goals in 6 matches),  Latvia (1 goal in 3 matches),  Norway (1 goal in 3 matches),  Ukraine (2 goals in 6 matches)
Highest average of goals conceded per match
2.79  Yugoslavia (39 goals in 14 matches)
Lowest average of goals conceded per match
0.33,  Norway (1 goal in 3 matches)
Most meetings between two teams
6 times,  Italy vs  Spain (1980, 1988, 2008, 2012 (twice), 2016)
Most meetings between two teams, final match
2 times,  Czechoslovakia/ Czech Republic vs  West Germany/ Germany (1976, 1996)
Most tournaments unbeaten
4,  West Germany/ Germany (1972, 1976, 1980, 1996),  Spain (1964, 1996, 2008, 2012)
Most tournaments eliminated without having lost a match
2,  England (1996, 2012),  Italy (1980, 2004),  Netherlands (1992, 2000)
Most tournaments eliminated without having won a match (since 1980)
4,  Romania (1984, 1996, 2008, 2016)
Most played with tournament champion
5,  Portugal (1984, 2000, 2004 (twice), 2012)

In one tournament

Most wins
5,  France (1984, out of 5),  France (2000, out of 6),  Spain (2008, out of 6),  France (2016, out of 7)
Fewest wins, champions (since 1980)
2,  Denmark (1992, out of 5)
Fewest wins in regulation time, champions (since 1980)
1,  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most matches not won, champions
4,  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most wins by non-champion
5,  France (2016, out of 7)
Most matches not won
4,  Czech Republic (1996, out of 6),  Netherlands (2004, out of 5),  Italy (2012, out of 6),  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most draws
4,  Portugal (2016, out of 7)
Most losses
3,  Yugoslavia (1984),  Denmark (1988),  England (1988),  Romania (1996),  Turkey (1996),  Denmark (2000),  Bulgaria (2004),  Greece (2008),  Netherlands (2012),  Republic of Ireland (2012),  Ukraine (2016),  Northern Ireland (2016)
Most losses, champions
1,  Netherlands (1988),  Denmark (1992),  France (2000),  Greece (2004)
Most goals scored
14,  France (1984)
Fewest goals conceded
1,  Italy (1980),  Norway (2000),  Spain (2012)
Most goals conceded
13,  Yugoslavia (2000)
Most minutes without conceding a goal
509 mins,  Spain (2012)
Highest goal difference
+11,  Spain (2012)
Lowest goal difference
-8,  Yugoslavia (1984),  Denmark (2000),  Bulgaria (2004),  Republic of Ireland (2012)
Lowest goal difference, champions
+2,  Spain (1964),  Italy (1968),  Czechoslovakia (1976),  Denmark (1992)
Highest average of goals scored per match
2.80,  France (1984)
Highest average goal difference per match (since 1980)
+2,  France (1984)
Most goals scored, champions
14,  France (1984)
Fewest goals scored, champions (since 1980)
6,  West Germany (1980),  Denmark (1992)
Fewest goals scored, finalists (since 1980)
4,  Belgium (1980)
Fewest goals conceded, champions (since 1980)
1,  Spain (2012)
Most goals conceded, champions
7,  France (2000)
Lowest average of goals scored per match, champions
1.17,  Greece (2004)
Most wins against Euro champions
4,  France (2000)[note 1]

Streaks

Most consecutive successful qualification attempts
7,  Germany (1992–2016)[note 2]
Most consecutive failed qualification attempts
14,  Luxembourg (all 1964–2016)
Most consecutive wins
5,  France, from 1–0 Denmark (1984) to 2–0 Spain (1984),  Netherlands, from 3–1 England (1988) to 1–0 Scotland (1992),  Czech Republic, from 2–0 Denmark (2000) to 3–0 Denmark (2004)
Most consecutive wins (qualifying and final tournaments combined)
14,  Germany (3 September 2010–22 June 2012)[4]
Most consecutive matches without a loss
14,  Spain, from 4–1 Russia (2008) to 3–0 Turkey (2016)
Most consecutive losses
6,  Yugoslavia, from 0–2 Italy (1968) to 2–3 France (1984)
Most consecutive matches without a win
9,  Soviet Union /  CIS /  Russia, from 0–2 Netherlands (1988) to 0–2 Portugal (2004)
Most consecutive draws
4,  Portugal, from 0–0 Spain (2012) to 3–3 Hungary (2016)
Most consecutive matches without a draw
17,  Czech Republic, from 1–2 Germany (1996) to 0–1 Spain (2016)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least one goal
11,  England, from 1–1 Germany (1996) to 1–0 Ukraine (2012)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least two goals
9,  France, from 3–0 Denmark (2000) to 3–1 Switzerland (2004)
Most consecutive matches scoring at least three goals
3,  France, from 5–0 Belgium (1984) to 3–2 Portugal (1984),  Netherlands, from 3–0 Denmark (2000) to 6–1 Yugoslavia (2000)
Most consecutive matches without scoring a goal
5,  Ukraine, from 0–2 France (2012) to 0–1 Poland (2016)
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal (clean sheets)
7,  Spain, from 4–0 Republic of Ireland (2012) to 3–0 Turkey (2016)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal
734,  Spain (2012–2016)
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal (including qualifying)
8,  Italy, from 0–0 Poland (1975) to 0–0 Belgium (1980)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (including qualifying)
784,  Italy (1975–1980)
Most consecutive matches conceding at least one goal
10,  Romania, from 1–1 Spain (1984) to 0–2 Italy (2000)
Most consecutive matches conceding at least two goals
7,  Yugoslavia, from 0–2 Italy (1968) to 3–3 Slovenia (2000)
Most consecutive matches conceding at least three goals
3,  Yugoslavia, from 0–5 Denmark (1984) to 3–3 Slovenia (2000),  Czech Republic, from 1–3 Portugal (2008) to 1–4 Russia (2012)
Most matches played without consecutive losses
37,  Italy
Most matches played without consecutive wins
14,  Yugoslavia
Most matches played without consecutive draws
27,  Denmark

Individual

For records regarding goalscoring, see Goalscoring; for records regarding goalkeeping, see Goalkeeping
Most consecutive finals
3, Rainer Bonhof ( West Germany, 1972–1980)
Most tournaments in squad
5, Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2000 (did not play), 2004–2012, 2016 (did not play))[5]
Most tournaments played
4, Lothar Matthäus ( West Germany/ Germany, 1980–1988, 2000), Peter Schmeichel ( Denmark, 1988–2000), Alessandro Del Piero ( Italy, 1996–2008), Edwin van der Sar ( Netherlands, 1996–2008), Lilian Thuram ( France, 1996–2008), Olof Mellberg ( Sweden, 2000–2012), Andreas Isaksson ( Sweden, 2004–2016), Bastian Schweinsteiger ( Germany, 2004–2016), Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016), Darijo Srna ( Croatia, 2004–2016), Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2004–2016), Jaroslav Plašil ( Czech Republic, 2004–2016), Kim Källström ( Sweden, 2004–2016), Lukas Podolski ( Germany, 2004–2016), Petr Čech ( Czech Republic, 2004–2016), Zlatan Ibrahimović ( Sweden, 2004–2016), Tomáš Rosický ( Czech Republic, 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
Most championships
2, 13 players: Rainer Bonhof ( West Germany, 1972 & 1980); Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Fernando Torres, Xavi, Raúl Albiol, Álvaro Arbeloa, Santi Cazorla, Pepe Reina ( Spain, 2008 & 2012)
Most medals
3, Rainer Bonhof ( West Germany, 1972 (champions), 1976 (runners-up), 1980 (champions))
Most matches played, Final Tournament
21, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)

Source: UEFA[6]

Most minutes played, Final Tournament
1793 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most matches won
11, Cesc Fàbregas & Andrés Iniesta ( Spain, 2008–2016); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most appearances in a final
2, Valentin Ivanov, Viktor Ponedelnik, Lev Yashin ( Soviet Union, 1960 & 1964); Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeneß, Sepp Maier, Georg Schwarzenbeck, Herbert Wimmer ( West Germany, 1972 & 1976); Bernard Dietz ( West Germany, 1976 & 1980); Thomas Häßler, Thomas Helmer, Jürgen Klinsmann, Matthias Sammer ( Germany, 1992 & 1996); Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Ramos, David Silva, Fernando Torres, Xavi ( Spain, 2008 & 2012); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004 & 2016)
Most appearances as captain
13, Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2008–2016)
Youngest player to appear
18 years and 71 days, Jetro Willems ( Netherlands, vs  Denmark, 2012)[7]
Youngest player to appear in a final
18 years and 328 days, Renato Sanches ( Portugal, vs  France, 2016)
Youngest player to appear (qualifying match)
15 years and 300 days, Martin Ødegaard ( Norway, vs  Bulgaria, 2016)[8]
Oldest player to appear
40 years and 74 days, Gábor Király ( Hungary, vs  Belgium, 26 June 2016)[9]
Oldest outfield player to appear
39 years and 91 days, Lothar Matthäus ( Germany, vs  Portugal, 20 June 2000)[9]
Oldest player to appear in a final
38 years and 232 days, Jens Lehmann ( Germany, vs  Spain, 2008)[9]
Oldest player, winning team
38 years and 53 days, Ricardo Carvalho, ( Portugal, vs  France, 2016)
Oldest player to appear in a final winning team
37 years and 23 days, Arnold Mühren ( Netherlands, vs  Soviet Union, 1988)[9]
Longest period between Final Tournament appearances
15 years and 360 days, Dragan Stojković ( Yugoslavia, 1984–2000).
Longest span of Final Tournament appearances
20 years and 6 days, Lothar Matthäus ( West Germany/ Germany, 1980–2000)

Goalscoring

Individual

Most goals scored in Finals competition
9, Michel Platini ( France: 9 in 1984),[5] Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal: 2 in 2004, 1 in 2008, 3 in 2012, 3 in 2016)
For a complete list of goalscorers, see European Championships goalscorers
Most goals scored in qualifying
23, Robbie Keane, ( Republic of Ireland: 5 in 2000, 2 in 2004, 4 in 2008, 7 in 2012, 5 in 2016)[10][11][12]
Most goals scored, including qualifying
29, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal: 2 in 2004, 9 in 2008, 10 in 2012, 8 in 2016)
Most goals scored in a single qualifying competition
13, on two occasions, as follows:
David Healy ( Northern Ireland, 2008 qualifying)
Robert Lewandowski ( Poland, 2016 qualifying)
Most goals scored in a Finals match
3, on eight occasions, as follows:
Dieter Müller ( West Germany, 4–2 vs  Yugoslavia, 1976)
Klaus Allofs ( West Germany, 3–2 vs  Netherlands, 1980)
Michel Platini ( France, 5–0 vs  Belgium, 1984)
Michel Platini ( France, 3–2 vs  Yugoslavia, 1984)
Marco van Basten ( Netherlands, 3–1 vs  England, 1988)
Sérgio Conceição ( Portugal, 3–0 vs  Germany, 2000)
Patrick Kluivert ( Netherlands, 6–1 vs  Yugoslavia, 2000)
David Villa ( Spain, 4–1 vs  Russia, 2008)
Most goals scored in a qualifying match
5, on three occasions, as follows:
Malcolm Macdonald ( England, 5–0 vs  Cyprus, 16 April 1975)
Tibor Nyilasi ( Hungary, 8–1 vs  Luxembourg, 19 October 1975)
Marco van Basten ( Netherlands, 8–0 vs  Malta, 19 December 1990)
Most goals scored in a final
2, on three occasions, as follows:
Gerd Müller ( West Germany vs  Soviet Union, 1972)
Horst Hrubesch ( West Germany vs  Belgium, 1980)
Oliver Bierhoff ( Germany vs  Czech Republic, 1996)[2]
Most matches with at least one goal
7, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most consecutive matches with at least one goal
5, Michel Platini ( France, 1984)
Most matches with at least two goals
2, Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1972); Michel Platini ( France, 1984); Rudi Völler ( West Germany, 1984 & 1988); Wayne Rooney ( England, 2004); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2012 & 2016); Antoine Griezmann ( France, 2016)
Most consecutive matches with at least two goals
2, Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 1972); Michel Platini ( France, 1984); Wayne Rooney ( England, 2004)
Most hat-tricks
2, Michel Platini ( France, 1984)
Most consecutive hat-tricks
2, Michel Platini ( France, 1984)
Fastest hat-trick
18 minutes, Michel Platini ( France vs  Yugoslavia, 1984)[2]
Most goals scored by a substitute in a Finals match
3, Dieter Müller ( West Germany vs  Yugoslavia, 1976)
Scoring in every match of the Finals
Viktor Ponedelnik ( Soviet Union, 2 goals in 2 matches, 1960); Jesús María Pereda ( Spain, 2 goals in 2 matches, 1964); Gerd Müller ( West Germany, 4 goals in 2 matches, 1972); Dieter Müller ( West Germany, 4 goals in 2 matches, 1976); Michel Platini ( France, 9 goals in 5 matches, 1984)[note 3]
Most tournaments with at least one goal
4, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004–2016)
Most tournaments with at least two goals
3, Zlatan Ibrahimović ( Sweden, 2004–2012); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004, 2012–2016)
Most tournaments with at least three goals
2, Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2012 & 2016)
Youngest goalscorer
18 years and 141 days, Johan Vonlanthen (  Switzerland vs  France, 2004)[13]
Youngest hat-trick scorer
22 years and 77 days, Dieter Müller ( West Germany vs  Yugoslavia, 1976)
Youngest goalscorer, final
20 years and 64 days, Pietro Anastasi ( Italy vs  Yugoslavia, 1968)
Youngest goalscorer, knockout stages
18 years and 317 days, Renato Sanches ( Portugal vs  Poland, 2016)
Oldest goalscorer
38 years and 257 days, Ivica Vastić ( Austria vs  Poland, 2008)[9]
Oldest hat-trick scorer
28 years and 364 days, Michel Platini ( France vs  Yugoslavia, 1984)
Oldest goalscorer, final
30 years, 103 days, Bernd Hölzenbein ( West Germany vs  Czechoslovakia, 1976)
Most penalties scored (excluding penalty shoot-outs)
2, Alan Shearer ( England, one in 1996, one in 2000); Gaizka Mendieta ( Spain, two in 2000); Zinedine Zidane ( France, one in 2000, one in 2004); Bogdan Stancu ( Romania, two in 2016)
Fastest goal
67 seconds after the kick-off, Dmitri Kirichenko ( Russia vs  Greece, 2004)[14]
Fastest penalty kick converted
118 seconds after the kick-off, Robbie Brady ( Republic of Ireland vs  France, 2016)[14]
Fastest goal by a substitute
1 minute, Alessandro Altobelli ( Italy vs  Denmark, 1988); Juan Carlos Valerón ( Spain vs  Russia, 2004); Ondrej Duda ( Slovakia vs  Wales, 2016)
Fastest goal in a final
6 minutes, Jesús María Pereda ( Spain vs  Soviet Union, 1964)
Latest goal from kickoff
120+2nd minute, Semih Şentürk ( Turkey vs  Croatia, 2008)
Latest goal from kickoff in a final
113th minute, Viktor Ponedelnik ( Soviet Union vs  Yugoslavia, 1960)
Latest goal from kickoff, with no goals scored in between
119th minute, Ivan Klasnić ( Croatia vs  Turkey, 2008)
Latest goal from kickoff in final, with no goals scored in between
109th minute, Éder ( Portugal vs  France, 2016)

Team

Biggest margin of victory
5 goals, on four occasions, as follows:
 France 5–0  Belgium, 1984
 Denmark 5–0  Yugoslavia, 1984
 Netherlands 6–1  Yugoslavia, 2000
 Sweden 5–0  Bulgaria, 2004
Source: UEFA[15]
Biggest margin of victory, qualifying match
13 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Germany 13–0  San Marino, 6 September 2006, Group 4
Most goals scored in a match, one team
6 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Netherlands 6–1  Yugoslavia, 2000
Most goals scored in a match, both teams
9 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 France 4–5  Yugoslavia, 1960
Source: UEFA[16]
Highest scoring draw
3–3, on three occasions, as follows:
 Czech Republic vs  Russia, 1996
 Slovenia vs  Yugoslavia, 2000
 Hungary vs  Portugal, 2016
Largest deficit overcome in a win
2 goals, on six occasions, as follows:
 Yugoslavia, 1960 (coming from 1–3 and 2–4 down to win 5–4 vs  France)
 West Germany, 1976 (coming from 0–2 down to win 4–2 after extra time vs  Yugoslavia)
 Denmark, 1984 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  Belgium)
 Portugal, 2000 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  England)
 Czech Republic, 2004 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  Netherlands)
 Turkey, 2008 (coming from 0–2 down to win 3–2 vs  Czech Republic)
Largest deficit overcome in a draw
3 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Yugoslavia, 2000 (coming from 0–3 down to draw 3–3 vs  Slovenia)
Most goals scored in extra time, both teams
3 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 France 3–2  Portugal, 1984
Most goals scored in a final, one team
4 goals, on one occasion, as follows:
 Spain 4–0  Italy, 2012
Most goals scored in a final, both teams
4 goals, on two occasions, as follows:
 Czech Republic 2–2  West Germany, 1976
 Italy 0–4  Spain, 2012
Fewest goals scored in a final, both teams
1 goal, on three occasions, as follows:
 Greece 1–0  Portugal, 2004
 Spain 1–0  Germany, 2008
 Portugal 1–0  France, 2016
Biggest margin of victory in a final
4 goals, on one occasion: as follows:
 Spain 4–0  Italy, 2012
Largest deficit overcome in a win in a final
1 goal, on three occasions, as follows:
 Soviet Union, 1960 (coming from 0–1 down to win 2–1 after extra time vs  Yugoslavia)
 Germany, 1996 (coming from 0–1 down to win 2–1 after extra time vs  Czech Republic)
 France, 2000 (coming from 0–1 down to win 2–1 after extra time vs  Italy)
Most individual goalscorers for one team, one match
4 individual goalscorers, on seven occasions, as follows:
 Yugoslavia vs  France, 1960 (Milan Galić, Ante Žanetić, Tomislav Knez, Dražan Jerković)
 Denmark vs  Yugoslavia, 1984 (Frank Arnesen, Klaus Berggreen, Preben Elkjær, John Lauridsen)
 Sweden vs  Bulgaria, 2004 (Fredrik Ljungberg, Henrik Larsson, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marcus Allbäck)
 Germany vs  Greece, 2012 (Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose, Marco Reus)
 Spain vs  Italy, 2012 (David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata)
 Hungary vs  Belgium, 2016 (Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard, Yannick Carrasco)
 France vs  Iceland, 2016 (Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann)
Most individual goalscorers for one team, one tournament
8 individual goalscorers, on one occasion, as follows:
 Germany, 2012 (Mario Gómez, Lukas Podolski, Lars Bender, Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose, Marco Reus, Mesut Özil)

Tournament

Most goals scored in a tournament
108 goals, 2016
Fewest goals scored in a tournament
7 goals, 1968
Fewest goals scored in a tournament (since 1980)
27 goals, 1980
Most goals per match in a tournament
4.75 goals per match, 1976
Most goals per match in a tournament (since 1980)
2.74 goals per match, 2000
Fewest goals per match in a tournament
1.4 goals per match, 1968
Fewest goals per match in a tournament (since 1980)
1.93 goals per match, 1980
Most scorers in a tournament
76, 2016
Most players scoring at least two goals in a tournament
20, 2000
Most players scoring at least three goals in a tournament
8, 2004
Most players scoring at least four goals in a tournament
3, 2000 & 2004
Most players scoring at least five goals in a tournament
2, 2000

Own goals

Anton Ondruš ( Czechoslovakia), vs Netherlands, 1976; Lyuboslav Penev ( Bulgaria), vs France, 1996; Dejan Govedarica ( Yugoslavia), vs Netherlands, 2000; Igor Tudor ( Croatia), vs France, 2004; Jorge Andrade ( Portugal), vs Netherlands, 2004; Glen Johnson ( England), vs Sweden, 2012; Ciaran Clark ( Republic of Ireland), vs Sweden, 2016; Birkir Már Sævarsson ( Iceland), vs Hungary, 2016; Gareth McAuley ( Northern Ireland), vs Wales, 2016

Top scoring teams by tournament

Teams listed in bold won the tournament.

Goalkeeping

Most clean sheets (matches without conceding)
9, Edwin van der Sar ( Netherlands, 1996–2008); Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2004–2012)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (finals)
509 mins, Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2012)
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (qualifying)
644 mins, Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2010–2011)[17]
Most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal (including qualifying)
784 mins (including 8 consecutive clean sheets), Dino Zoff ( Italy, 1975–1980)
Most goals conceded
21, Petr Čech ( Czech Republic, 2004–2016)
Most goals conceded, one tournament
13, Ivica Kralj ( Yugoslavia), 2000
Most goals conceded, one match
6, Ivica Kralj ( Yugoslavia), 2000 (vs  Netherlands)
Fewest goals conceded, one tournament, champions
1, of 3 matches Dino Zoff ( Italy, 1968); of 6 matches Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2012)
Fewest goals conceded, one tournament
1, of 3 matches Dino Zoff ( Italy, 1968); of 3 matches Thomas Myhre ( Norway, 2000); of 5 matches Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2016); of 6 matches Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2012)

Coaching

Most matches coached
17, Joachim Löw ( Germany, 2008–2016)
Most matches won
11, Joachim Löw ( Germany, 2008–2016)
Most championships
no coach has won the title on more than one occasion
Most tournaments
4, Lars Lagerbäck, ( Sweden, 2000–2008;  Iceland, 2016)
Most nations coached
2, Guus Hiddink ( Netherlands, 1996;  Russia, 2008); Giovanni Trapattoni ( Italy, 2004;  Republic of Ireland, 2012); Dick Advocaat ( Netherlands, 2004;  Russia, 2012); Lars Lagerbäck ( Sweden, 2000–2008;  Iceland, 2016); Fernando Santos ( Greece, 2012;  Portugal, 2016)
Most consecutive tournaments with same team
3, Lars Lagerbäck, ( Sweden, 2000–2008); Joachim Löw ( Germany, 2008–2016)
Most consecutive wins
5, Michel Hidalgo ( France, 1984); Rinus Michels ( Netherlands, 1988–1992)
Most consecutive matches without a loss
8, Rinus Michels ( Netherlands, 1988–1992); Vicente del Bosque ( Spain, 2012–2016)
Youngest coach
36 years and 333 days, Srečko Katanec ( Slovenia vs  Yugoslavia, 2000)[18]
Oldest coach
73 years and 93 days, Giovanni Trapattoni ( Republic of Ireland vs  Italy, 2012)[18]
Most championship wins as player and head coach
2, Berti Vogts,  West Germany/ Germany (1972 as non-playing squad member; 1996 as coach)
Most appearances as player and head coach
20, Didier Deschamps,  France (1992, 1996 & 2000 as player; 2016 as coach)
Final appearances as both player and head coach
2, Dino Zoff,  Italy (1968 as player, 2000 as coach); Didier Deschamps,  France (2000 as player, 2016 as coach)

Refereeing

Most tournaments
3, Anders Frisk ( Sweden, 1996–2004), Kim Milton Nielsen ( Denmark, 1996–2004)
Most matches refereed, overall
8, Anders Frisk ( Sweden, 1996–2004)
Most matches refereed, one tournament
4, Anders Frisk ( Sweden, 2004), Roberto Rosetti ( Italy, 2008), Pedro Proença ( Portugal, 2012), Damir Skomina ( Slovenia, 2016), Nicola Rizzoli ( Italy, 2016), Mark Clattenburg ( England, 2016)

Discipline

Fastest sending off
24th minute, Éric Abidal ( France), vs  Italy, 2008
Fastest penalty kick conceded
1 minute, Paul Pogba ( France vs  Republic of Ireland, 2016)
Latest sending off
117th minute, Nuno Gomes ( Portugal), vs  France, 2000
Most cards (all-time, player)
8, Giorgos Karagounis ( Greece, 2004–2012)[5]
Most cautions (all-time, player)
8, Giorgos Karagounis ( Greece, 2004–2012)[5]
Most sendings off (all-time, player)
2, Radoslav Látal ( Czech Republic, 1996 and 2000)
Most sendings off (tournament)
10 (in 31 games), 2000
Most sendings off (all-time, team)
3,  Czech Republic,  France,  Netherlands,  Russia, and  Yugoslavia
Most sendings off (match, both teams)
3,  Czechoslovakia (1) vs  Netherlands (2), 1976
Most sendings off (final match)
1, Yvon Le Roux,  France vs  Spain, 1984
Most cautions (tournament)
205 (in 51 matches), 2016
Most cautions (match, both teams)
10,  Czech Republic (4) vs  Germany (6), 1996 (first round);[19]  Czech Republic (6) vs  Portugal (4), 1996;[20]  Italy (6) vs  Netherlands (4), 2000;[21]  Portugal (6) vs  France (4), 2016[22]
Most cautions (final match, both teams)
10,  Portugal (6) vs  France (4), 2016

Attendance

Highest in a Finals match & highest in a final
79,115,  Soviet Union vs  Spain, 21 June 1964, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain, 1964
Lowest in a Finals match
3,869,  Hungary vs  Denmark, 20 June 1964, Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain, 1964
Highest average attendance per match
59,243, 1988
Highest total attendance (tournament)
2,427,303, 2016
Lowest average attendance per match
19,740, 1960
Lowest total attendance (tournament)
78,958, 1960

Penalty shootouts

Most shootouts, team, all-time
5,  Italy
Most shootouts, team, tournament
2,  England, 1996;  France, 1996;  Poland, 2016
Most shootouts, all teams, tournament
4, 1996
Most wins, team, all-time
3,  Czech Republic,  Spain
Most losses, team, all-time
3,  England,  Italy,  Netherlands
Most shootouts with 100% record (all won)
3,  Czech Republic
Most shootouts with 0% record (all lost)
1,  Croatia,  Sweden,   Switzerland
Most successful kicks, shootout, one team
9 (out of 9),  Czechoslovakia, vs Italy, 1980
Most successful kicks, shootout, both teams
17 (out of 18),  Czechoslovakia (9) vs  Italy (8), 1980
Most successful kicks, team, all-time
22 (out of 31),  Italy
Most successful kicks, team, tournament
10,  France, 1996 (in 2 shootouts)
Most successful kicks, all teams, tournament
37, 1996 (in 4 shootouts)
Most successful kicks, player
2, Zinedine Zidane, Youri Djorkaeff, Bixente Lizarazu, Vincent Guérin, Laurent Blanc ( France, 1996); Alan Shearer, David Platt, Stuart Pearce, Paul Gascoigne ( England, 1996); Patrick Kluivert ( Netherlands, 1996–2000); Cesc Fàbregas ( Spain, 2008–2012); Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, 2004 & 2016); Nani ( Portugal, 2012–2016); Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Glik ( Poland, 2016)
Most kicks taken, shootout, both teams
18,  Czechoslovakia (9) vs  Italy (9), 1980;  Germany (9) vs  Italy (9), 2016
Most kicks taken, team, all-time
31,  Italy (in 5 shootouts)
Most kicks taken, team, tournament
11,  France, 1996 (in 2 shootouts)
Most kicks taken, all teams, tournament
42, 1996 (in 4 shootouts)
Most kicks missed, shootout, one team
4,  Italy, vs Germany, 2016
Most kicks missed, shootout, both teams
7,  Germany (3) vs  Italy (4), 2016
Most kicks missed, team, all-time
9,  Italy (in 5 shootouts)
Most kicks missed, team, tournament
4,  Italy, 2016 (in 1 shootout)
Most kicks missed, all teams, tournament
9, 2016 (in 3 shootouts)
Fewest successful kicks, shootout, one team
1,  Netherlands, vs Italy, 2000;  Croatia, vs Turkey, 2008
Fewest successful kicks, shootout, both teams
4,  Italy (3) vs  Netherlands (1), 2000;  Turkey (3) vs  Croatia (1), 2008
Most saves, all-time
3, Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2008–2012); Gianluigi Buffon ( Italy, 2008–2016)
Most saves, tournament
2, Francesco Toldo ( Italy, 2000); Iker Casillas ( Spain, 2008); Manuel Neuer ( Germany, 2016)
Most saves, shootout
2, Francesco Toldo ( Italy), vs Netherlands, 2000; Iker Casillas ( Spain), vs Italy, 2008; Manuel Neuer ( Germany), vs Italy, 2016

Others

Notes

  1. ^ In 2000, France defeated Denmark and Czech Republic (the successor team of Czechoslovakia) in the group stage, Spain in the quarter-finals and Italy in the final.
  2. ^ Excluding automatic qualification as host, as reigning champion, or by invitation.
  3. ^ Defined as a player who played all matches for a team that reached the final or the third-place match, meaning their team played the maximum number of matches.

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