The history of European Championship
The UEFA European Championship (commonly known as Euro and not to be confused with European Cup) has existed since 1960. It ranks next to FIFA World Cup as the most prestigious completion for national teams.
The first edition of the UEFA European Championship included only four teams (Czechoslovakia, France, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia), but it would be expanded to eight teams in 1980. Since when, the tournament has been expanded with more teams on two additional occasions.
All Euro host countries
1988: West Germany
2000: Belgium and Netherlands
2008: Austria and Switzerland
2012: Poland and Ukraine
Statistics of all national teams that have won or played a final together with numbers of participations in European Championship.
These players have made most goals in European Championship.
Michel Platini (9 goals), Christiano Ronaldo (9 goals), Alan Shearer (7 goals), Henry Thierry (6 goals), Zlatan Ibrahimović (6 goals), Patrick Kluivert (6 goals), Nuno Gomez (6) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (6 goals).