The Facts and Figures behind the European Championships
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The Facts and Figures behind the European Championships

11/06/24 12:01

The European Championships is a tournament that has been played since 1960, with the Soviet Union being the inaugural winners. The first five tournaments were only participated by four teams, compared to now where there are 24 nations fighting for the trophy.

Here are all the important questions about the Euro’s, and the answers to match them:

Who is the highest goal scorer in Euro’s history?

The highest goal scorer in Euro’s history is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 14 goals across five different tournaments. Ronaldo will be looking to extend his record tally this summer in Germany.

He also holds the record for the most goals in qualifying, with a total of 41 goals.

Which nation has won the most euros?

Germany and Spain both hold the record for the most European Championship wins, with three each. Germany, however, have also finished second on three occasions, and third on three occasions.

Italy and France are the only two other nations to have won multiple Euro’s, both with two.

Which players have the most appearances at the euros?

Not only has he scored the most goals, but Ronaldo also holds the record for appearances in the tournament. Ronaldo has played 25 games, next in the list are two of his Portugal teammates, Joao Moutinho and Pepe, who have both played 19 times.

Where can I watch the euros?

In England, the European Championships will be split between ITV and BBC.

Which nation won the last euros?

The last European Championships was won by Italy, where they defeated England on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley.

Who have been the top goalscorers in the last five tournaments?

2020: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) – 5 goals 2016: Antoine Griezmann (France) – 6 goals 2012: Fernando Torres (Spain), Alan Dzagoev (Russia), Mario Gomez (Germany), Mario Mandžukić (Croatia), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 3 goals 2008: David Villa (Spain) – 4 goals 2004: Milan Baroš (Czech Republic) – 5 goals

Which nation is hosting the euros?

Germany are the hosts of the 2024 tournament. It is their second time hosting the tournament; their third if you include 2020, where they co-hosted the tournament with several other nations across Europe.

Which Stadiums are hosting the nations?

Olympiastadion Berlin

· 70,000 capacity · Home team: Hertha Berlin · Fixtures:

15/06: Spain v Croatia 21/06: Poland v Austria 25/06: Netherlands v Austria 29/06: Round of 16 06/07: Quarter-final 14/07: Final

Cologne Stadium

· 47,000 capacity · Home team: Cologne · Fixtures:

15/06: Hungary v Switzerland 19/06: Scotland v Switzerland 22/06: Belgium v Romania 25/06: England v Slovenia 30/06: Last 16

BVB Stadion Dortmund

· 66,000 capacity · Home team: Borussia Dortmund · Fixtures:

15/06: Italy v Albania 18/06: Turkey v Georgia 22/06: Turkey v Portugal 25/06: France v Poland 29/06: Last 16 10/07: Semi-final

Dusseldorf Arena

· 47,000 capacity · Home team: Fortuna Dusseldorf · Fixtures:

17/06: Austria v France 21/06: Slovakia v Ukraine 24/06: Albania v Spain 01/07: Last 16 06/07: Quarter-final

Frankfurt Arena

· 46,000 capacity · Home team: Eintracht Frankfurt · Fixtures:

17/06: Belgium v Slovakia 20/06: Denmark v England 23/06: Switzerland v Germany 26/06: Slovakia v Romania 01/07: Last 16

Arena AufSchalke

· 50,000 capacity · Home team: Schalke · Fixtures:

16/06: Serbia v England 20/06: Spain v Italy 26/06: Georgia v Portugal 30/06: Last 16

Volksparkstadion Hamburg

· 50,000 capacity · Home team: Hamburg SV · Fixtures:

16/06: Poland v Netherlands 19/06: Croatia v Albania 22/06: Georgia v Czech Republic 26/06: Czech Republic v Turkey 05/07: Quarter-final

Leipzig Stadium

· 42,000 capacity · Home team: RB Leipzig · Fixtures:

18/06: Portugal v Czech Republic 21/06: Netherlands v France 24/06: Croatia v Italy 02/07: Last 16

Munich Football Arena

· 67,000 capacity · Home team: Bayern Munich · Fixtures:

14/06: Germany v Scotland 17/06: Romania v Ukraine 20/06: Slovenia v Serbia 25/06: Denmark v Serbia 02/07: Last 16 09/07: Semi-final

Stuttgart Arena

· 54,000 capacity · Home team: Stuttgart · Fixtures:

16/06: Slovenia v Denmark 19/06: Germany v Hungary 23/06: Scotland v Hungary 26/06: Ukraine v Belgium 05/07: Quarter-final

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