Soccer fans from all over the world wait for the Euro Cup probably with as much excitement and anticipation as they do for the FIFA World Cup. The UEFA Euro Championship, also known simply as the Euros is the official quadrennial professional men’s football tournament that is organized every even four years by the Union of European Football Association (UEFA). Professional men’s national soccer teams from member nations of the UEFA participate in the Euro Championship.
The Euro Cup is organized to decide the continental football champions for Europe. Although it was initially called the European Nations’ Cup when it was started in 1960 the name was changed to the UEFA European Football Championship in 1968. To date, the Euro Cup has been played 15 times and has produced incredibly thrilling matches with many nations winning and defending the title down these years.
Tens of millions of fans from the participating European countries as well as from other soccer-loving nations from across the globe tune in to their TV sets and catch the thrilling matches, leading up to the grand finale. The Euro Championship is definitely a prestigious tournament with major men’s national teams taking part in it.
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List of Euro Cup Winners & Runners Up (1960 – 2020)
UEFA Euro Winners & Runners Up – A total of 24 nations from the UEFA currently participate in the Euro Cup and vie for the title of the European Champions in men’s football. Many of these nations are multiple winners of the title while others have shown incredible resilience and won the crown at least once.
Let’s check out the list of Euro Cup winners from 1960 – 2020:
|Euro Championship||Winner||Score||Runners Up|
|1960||Soviet Union||2 – 1||Yugoslavia|
|1964||Spain||2 – 1||Soviet Union|
|1968||Italy||2 – 0||Yugoslavia|
|1972||West Germany||3 – 0||Soviet Union|
|1976||Czechoslovakia||2 – 2||West Germany|
|1980||West Germany||2 – 1||Belgium|
|1984||France||2 – 0||Spain|
|1988||Netherlands||2 – 0||Soviet Union|
|1992||Denmark||2 – 0||Germany|
|1996||Germany||2 – 1||Czech Republic|
|2000||France||2 – 1||Italy|
|2004||Greece||1 – 0||Portugal|
|2008||Spain||1 – 0||Germany|
|2012||Spain||4 – 0||Italy|
|2016||Portugal||1 – 0||France|
Teamwise Performance at UEFA Euro Till Today
This is the chronological list of all previous Euro Cup winners from 1960 to 2020. Now let’s check out the list of winners and the number of times the team has won the European Champion title:
|Germany||6||3||1972, 1980 and 1996||3||1976, 1992 and 2008|
|Spain||4||3||1964, 2008 and 2012||1||1984|
|France||3||2||1984 and 2000||1||2016|
|Soviet Union||4||1||1960||3||1964, 1972 and 1988|
|Italy||3||1||1968||2||2000 and 2012|
|Yugoslavia||2||0||—||2||1960 and 1968|