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UEFA Euro
286px-UEFA Euro 2016 Logo.svg
Founded 1960
Region Europe (UEFA)
Tournament information
Current champions Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal (1st title)
Number of teams 54 (qualifiers)
24 (finals)
Most successful club Germany.png Germany
Flag of Spain.png Spain
(3 titles each)
Website Official website

The UEFA European Championship (known informally as the Euros) is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the UEFA European Nations' Cup, changing to the current name in 1968. Starting with the 1996 tournament, specific championships are often referred to in the form "UEFA Euro [year]"; this format has since been retroactively applied to earlier tournaments.

Prior to entering the tournament all teams other than the host nations (which qualify automatically) compete in a qualifying process. The championship winners earn the opportunity to compete in the following FIFA Confederations Cup, but are not obliged to do so.

The 15 European Championship tournaments have been won by ten different national teams: Germany and Spain each have won three titles, France has two titles, and Soviet Union, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece and Portugal have won one title each. To date, Spain is the only team in history to have won consecutive titles, doing so in 2008 and 2012. It is the second most watched football tournament in the world after the FIFA World Cup. The Euro 2012 final was watched by a global audience of around 300 million.

The most recent championship, hosted by France in 2016, was won by Portugal, who beat France 1–0 at the final in Saint-Denis after extra time.

Results

Year Host Winners Runners-up
1960 Flag of France.png France Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union (1st title) Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia
1964 Flag of Spain.png Spain Flag of Spain.png Spain (1st title) Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
1968 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Flag of Italy.gif Italy (1st title) Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia
1972 Belgium.png Belgium Germany.png Germany (1st title) Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
1976 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Flag of Czech.jpg Czechoslovakia (1st title) Germany.png Germany
1980 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Germany.png Germany (2nd title) Belgium.png Belgium
1984 Flag of France.png France Flag of France.png France (1st title) Flag of Spain.png Spain
1988 Germany.png Germany Netherlands.png Netherlands (1st title) Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
1992 Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark (1st title) Germany.png Germany
1996 England.png England Germany.png Germany (3rd title) Flag of Czech.jpg Czech Republic
2000 Netherlands.png Netherlands & Belgium.png Belgium Flag of France.png France (2nd title) Flag of Italy.gif Italy
2004 Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece (1st title) Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal
2008 Flag of Austria.png Austria & Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Spain.png Spain (2nd title) Germany.png Germany
2012 Flag of Poland.png Poland & Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Flag of Spain.png Spain (3rd title) Flag of Italy.gif Italy
2016 Flag of France.png France Flag of Portugal.png Portugal (1st title) Flag of France.png France
2020 TBA TBA TBA
UEFA European Football Championship
Tournaments

France 1960 · Spain 1964 · Italy 1968 · Belgium 1972 · Yugoslavia 1976 · Italy 1980 · France 1984 · West Germany 1988 · Sweden 1992 · England 1996 · Belgium/Netherlands 2000 · Portugal 2004 · Austria/Switzerland 2008 · Poland/Ukraine 2012 · France 2016 · Pan-European 2020 · TBA 2024

Finals

1960 · 1964 · 1968 · 1972 · 1976 · 1980 · 1984 · 1988 · 1992 · 1996 · 2000 · 2004 · 2008 · 2012 · 2016 · 2020

Qualification

1960 · 1964 · 1968 · 1972 · 1976 · 1980 · 1984 · 1988 · 1992 · 1996 · 2000 · 2004 · 2008 · 2012 · 2016 · 2020 ·

Squads

1960 · 1964 · 1968 · 1972 · 1976 · 1980 · 1984 · 1988 · 1992 · 1996 · 2000 · 2004 · 2008 · 2012 · 2016 ·

Other

Video games

National football teams of Europe (UEFA)

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