What is UEFA European Championship?

Spain defeated Italy 4-0 during Euro 2012 Finals

The UEFA European Championship famously known as Euros. The competition is 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. The winners of the competiton have the right to call themselves the European champions.

Here are the winners list of the UEFA European Championship:

European UEFA Championship Finals (1960–2019)

Year Hosts Winner Runner-up Score
1960 France Soviet Union Yugoslavia 2-1 after extra time
1964 Spain Spain Soviet Union 2-1
1968 Italy Italy Yugoslavia 2-0 (replay after 1-1 draw)
1972 Belgium West Germany Soviet Union 3-0
1976 Yugoslavia Czechoslovakia West Germany 2-2 (Czechoslovakia won 5-3 on penalties)
1980 Italy West Germany Belgium 2-1
1984 France France Spain 2-0
1988 West Germany Netherlands Soviet Union 2-0
1992 Sweden Denmark Germany 2-0
1996 England Germany Czech Republic 2-1 after extra time *
Year Hosts Winner Runner-up Score
2000 Belgium and Netherlands France Italy 2-1 after extra time *
2004 Portugal Greece Portugal 1-0
2008 Austria and Switzerland Spain Germany 1-0
2012 Ukraine and Poland Spain Italy 4-0
2016 France Portugal  France   1-0 after extra time

* Both the 1996 and 2000 finals were settled by a Golden Goal in sudden-death extra time.

Total European Championship Wins (1960–2016)

Wins Team Years
3 (West) Germany 1972, 1980, 1996
3 Spain 1964, 2008, 2012
2 France 1984, 2000
1 Soviet Union 1960
1 Italy 1968
1 Czechoslovakia 1976
1 Netherlands 1988
1 Denmark 1992
1 Greece 2004
1 Portugal 2016