UEFA European Championship Winners List: Most successful teams

The Italian national football team beat England 1-1 (3-2) in the UEFA Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium to secure their second European Championship and extend their unbeaten run to 34 matches. It was the 16th edition of the UEFA European Intracontinental Championship, first held in 1960. Check UEFA European Championship Winners List: Most successful teams.

The inaugural elite pan-European football competition, first organized in France under the European Cup of Nations’ banner featured 17 teams. The Soviet Union won the title by defeating Yugoslavia 2–1 in the final in Paris. Ten different countries have won the UEFA Euro.

While the UEFA European Championship always hosts one or two nations, the 2020 edition was an exception, with the tournament spread across 11 European cities. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) made a move to celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary.

This is a one-off move as the next edition will again see only one country (Germany for Euro 2024) hosting all the games. France was the last football team to win the UEFA European Championship at home in 1984.

UEFA Euros winners list :

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1996GermanyCzech Republic
1988NetherlandsSoviet Union
1980West GermanyBelgium
1976CzechoslovakiaWest Germany
1972West GermanySoviet Union
1964SpainSoviet Union
1960Soviet UnionYugoslavia

UEFA Euros Most successful teams :

UEFA European Championship Winners List
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The most successful teams in the quadrennial competition were Spain and Germany, winning the tournament three times. While Germany was European Football Champions in 1972, 1980, and 1996 (the first two as West Germany), Spain won it in 1964, 2008, and 2012. Spain is also the only team to win the championship in two consecutive editions.

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Spain’s 2012 victory marked the most goals scored in a UEFA European Championship final. They won 4-0 against Italy. Meanwhile, Germany contested a record six Euro finals. Other European heavyweights to win the title are Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Soviet Union, Greece, and Czechoslovakia.

TeamWinnersRunners-upTotal finals
 Czech Republic[d]112

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