Euros winners list: Every country that has ever won the Euros to date

Euros winners list: Every country that has ever won the Euros to date

Helix Odhiambo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:58 PM

The UEFA European Championship, also known as Euro, is a football tournament featuring Europe's top national teams. It has existed since 1960 and is held after every four years. Discover the most successful teams in our Euros winners list below.

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UEFA European Championship is one of the hotly contested tournaments among European countries. Photo: Tony Marshall, @dw_sports (modified by author)
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How many teams have won the Euros? Since its inception, only ten countries have been crowned champions. So, which country has won Euro many times?

Germany and Spain are the most successful teams with three titles each. France and Italy have each won it twice. However, England and Belgium are among countries that have never won the Euro despite having world-class players.

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So, what teams have won the euros? Here is the Euros winners list in order of year won from 1960 to 2020 and their squads.

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Only ten teams have won the European Championship since its inception. Photo: Maja Hitij (modified by author)
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Soviet Union (1960)

The Soviet Union (USSR) clinched the inaugural edition following a 2-1 victory over Yugoslavia in extra time.

Soviet Union starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin
  • Defenders: Givi Chokheli, Anatoli Krutikov, Mikhail Meskhi, Igor Netto
  • Midfielders: Anatoli Maslyonkin, Yuri Voinov, Slave Metreveli
  • Forwards: Valentin Bubukin, Viktor Ponedelnik, Valentin Ivanov
  • Coach: Gavriil Kachalin

Spain (1964)

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Spain manager Jose Villalonga holds the 1964 Euro trophy after beating the Soviet Union 2-1 in the final at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid, on 21 June 1964. Photo: Central Press
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Spain ruined the Soviet Union's dream of retaining the title, winning 2-1 in the final played in Madrid. The 1964 edition featured 26 European countries.

Spain starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Jose Angel Iribar
  • Defenders: Feliciano Rivilla, Fernando Olivella, Iscacio Calleja
  • Midfielders: Ignacio Zoco, Jose Maria Fuste,
  • Forwards: Luis Suarez, Amancio Amaro, Marcelino Martinez, Carlos Lapetra, Jesus Pereda
  • Coach: Jose Villalonga

Italy (1968)

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Italian captain Giacinto Facchetti with the Euro 1968 trophy after defeating Yugoslavia in the final. Photo: Popperfoto
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The Azzurri won the third edition of the European Championship that adopted a new format of group stages. Italy beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in the replayed final after a 1-1 draw in their first match.

Italy starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Dino Zoff
  • Defenders: Tarcisio Burgnich, Aristide Guarneri, Giacinto Facchetti
  • Midfielders: Roberto Rosato, Sandro Salvadore
  • Forwards: Angelo Domenghini, Sandro Mazzola, Pietro Anastasi, Luigi Riva
  • Coach: Ferruccio Valcaregi

West Germany (1972)

West Germany entered the Euro Cup winners list after thrashing Soviet Union 3-0 in the final.

West Germany starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Sepp Maier
  • Defenders: Franz Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner, Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, Horst-Dieter Höttges
  • Midfielders: Uli Hoeness, Gunter Netzer, Herbert Wimmer
  • Forwards: Erwin Kremers, Gerd Müller, Jupp Heynckes.
  • Coach: Helmut Schön

Czechoslovakia (1976)

Czechoslovakia edged out West Germany 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, with Antonin Panenka stealing the show in the shootout.

Czechoslovakia starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Ivo Viktor
  • Defenders: Anton Ondruš, Ján Pivarník, Koloman Gögh, Jozef Čapkovič
  • Midfielders: Karol Dobiaš, Jozef Móder, Antonín Panenka
  • Forwards: Marián Masný, Zdeněk Nehoda, Ján Švehlík
  • Coach: Václav Ježek

West Germany (1980)

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West Germany players line up for a team photo before playing Belgium in the UEFA Euro 1980 Final between Belgium at the Stadio Olimpico on 22 June 1980 in Rome, Italy. Photo: Eamonn McCabe
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Two goals from Horst Hrubesch earned West German a 2-1 triumph over Belgium and a second Euro title.

West Germany starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Toni Schumacher
  • Defenders: Manfred Kaltz, Uli Stielike, Karlheinz Förster, Bernard Dietz, Hans-Peter Briegel,
  • Midfielders: Bernd Schuster, Hansi Müller, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
  • Forwards: Horst Hrubesch, Klaus Allofs
  • Coach: Jupp Derwall

France (1984)

Former UEFA president Michel Platini inspired France to its first European Championship title in 1984. He scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Spain in the final.

France starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Joel Bats
  • Defenders: Patrick Battiston, Maxime Bossis, Jean-Francois Domergue, Yvon Le Roux
  • Midfielders: Alain Giresse, Luis Fernández, Michel Platini, Jean Tigana
  • Forwards: Bruno Bellone, Bernard Lacombe

Netherlands (1988)

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The Dutch football players celebrate with the UEFA Euro trophy after beating the Soviet Union 2-0 in the final played at the Olympiastadion in Munich on 25 June 1988. Photo: Professional Sport
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The Dutch entered all Euros winners list after securing the title in 1988 following a 2-0 victory over the Soviet Union.

Netherlands starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Hans van Breukelen
  • Defenders: Berry van Aerle, Frank Rijkaard, Ronald Koeman, Adri van Tiggelen
  • Midfielders: Gerald Vanenburg, Jan Wouters, Arnold Mühren, Erwin Koeman
  • Forwards: Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten
  • Coach: Rinus Michels

Denmark (1992)

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Denmark players celebrate with the trophy after the 1992 UEFA Euro final against Germany at the Ullevi on 26 June 1992 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo: Paul Popper
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Denmark produced one of the biggest shocks after stunning Germany 2-0 in the final to join others in the list of Euros winners.

Denmark starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel
  • Defenders: Lars Olsen, Torben Piechnik, Kent Nielsen, John Sivebaek
  • Midfielders: Kim Christofte, John Jensen, Kim Vilfort
  • Forwards: Henrik Larsen, Brian Laudrup, Flemming Povlsen
  • Coach: Richard Nielsen

Germany (1996)

A 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic in extra time earned Germany its third Euro title and their last to date.

Germany starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Andreas Köpke
  • Defenders: Markus Babbel, Thomas Helmer, Thomas Strunz, Christian Ziege
  • Midfielders: Matthias Sammer, Dieter Eilts, Mehmet Scholl, Thomas Häßler
  • Fowards: Jürgen Klinsmann, Stefan Kuntz
  • Coach: Berti Vogts

France (2000)

France followed up their 1998 World Cup glory with the Euro 2000 title. They defeated Italy 2-1 in the final.

France starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Fabien Barthez
  • Defenders: Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Laurent Blanc, Bixente Lizarazu
  • Midfielders: Patrick Vieira, Didier Deschamps, Youri Djorkaeff, Zinedine Zidane
  • Forward: Thierry Henry, Christophe Dugarry
  • Coach: Roger Lemerre

Greece (2004)

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Greece players celebrate winning the UEFA European Championship in 2004. Photo:@OfficialVizeh
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Greece claimed the 2004 European Championship after beating favourites Portugal 1-0 in the final played in Lisbon.

Greece starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Antonis Nikopolidis
  • Defenders: Yourkas Seitaridis, Michalis Kapsis, Traianos Dellas, Takis Fyssas
  • Midfielders: Theodoros Zagorakis, Angelos Basinas, Costas Katsouranis
  • Forwards: Stelios Giannakopoulos, Zisis Vryzas, Angelos Haristeas
  • Coach: Otto Rehhagel

Spain (2008)

La Roja's golden generation brought home the second European accolade in dramatic fashion, beating Germany 1-0 in the final.

Spain starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Carlos Marchena, Joan Capdevila
  • Midfielders: Marcos Senna, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas, Xavi Hernandez
  • Forwards: David Silva, Fernando Torres
  • Coach: Luis Aragonés

Spain (2012)

Spain became the second country after Germany to retain the Euros, courtesy of a 4-0 victory over Italy in the final in 2012.

Spain starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa
  • Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez
  • Forwards: Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas, David Silva
  • Coach: Vicente del Bosque

Portugal (2016)

A long-range strike by substitute Eder earned Portugal a 1-0 win in the final over France in extra time.

Portugal starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
  • Defenders: Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Raphael Guerriro
  • Midfielders: William Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Joao Mario, Adrien Silva
  • Forwards: Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Coach: Fernando Santos

Euro Cup 2020 winner

Italy won the latest edition of the tournament after beating England in the final.

Italy (2020)

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Italy players cheer with the trophy after beating England in the final of the European Championship on 12 July 2021 at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Christian Charisius
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The Azzurri stunned England 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw to seal their second title.

Italy starting IX

  • Goalkeeper: Donnarumma
  • Defenders: Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson
  • Midfielders: Barella, Jorginho, Verratti
  • Forwards: Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
  • Coach: Roberto Mancini

With Germany set to host the next edition of the Euros in 2024, will there be a new addition to the Euros winners list? Can England and Belgium end their long wait for the title?

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.