Euro History In-depth

Greece: Surprise winners

2004 – Greece lightning

Greece shocked hosts Portugal, and the European football community, with victory. Read Full Article

Trezeguet: Extra-time winner

2000 – Trez bien, David!

David Trezeguet’s golden goal secured France a World Cup and European double. Read Full Article

Bierhoff: Golden-goal winner

1996 – Germany strike gold

Oliver Bierhoff scored the first golden goal in international football as Germany won again. Read Full Article

Denmark: Gatecrashed party

1992 – Danish delight

Denmark gatecrashed a European Championships dominated by political turmoil. Read Full Article

Van Basten: Holland's hero

1988 – Dutch of class

Marco van Basten’s wonder goal helped Holland to their only international trophy to date. Read Full Article

France: First major title

1984 – French frenzy!

France won their first major title thanks to goals in every game from the great Michel Platini. Read Full Article

Hrubesch: Headed home the winner

1980 – Besch foot forward!

Germany won a second European Championship, though Belgium pushed them close. Read Full Article

Hoeness: Missed crucial penalty

1976 – Czechs chip in

Czechoslovakia were the first side to win a major international tournament by penalty shoot-out. Read Full Article

Gerd Muller in action against USSR

1972 – Muller right!

West Germany recovered from the disappointment of their 1970 World Cup exit with a dominant display. Read Full Article

Italy ahead of their 1968 victory on home soil

1968 – Hosts with the most

Italy won their first international trophy since 1938, but needed a replay to see off Yugoslavia in the final. Read Full Article

Manager Jose Villalonga with the trophy

1964 – Viva Espana!

Spain needed a late winner against holders the USSR for their solitary success on the world stage. Read Full Article

Yashin: Kept USSR in the final

1960 – Victor victorious!

The Soviet Union came from behind to win 2-1 against Yugoslavia to claim the first European Nations Cup. Read Full Article

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