UEFA European Championship Winners

Name the team that won the UEFA European Championship in each selected year.
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Last updated: July 11, 2021
First submittedJuly 1, 2012
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Year
Champion
Runner-Up
2020
Italy
England
2016
Portugal
France
2012
Spain
Italy
2008
Spain
Germany
2004
Greece
Portugal
2000
France
Italy
1996
Germany
Czech Republic
1992
Denmark
Germany
Year
Champion
Runner-Up
1988
Netherlands
Soviet Union
1984
France
Spain
1980
Germany
Belgium
1976
Czechoslovakia
Germany
1972
Germany
Soviet Union
1968
Italy
Yugoslavia
1964
Spain
Soviet Union
1960
Soviet Union
Yugoslavia
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Level 74
Jun 25, 2014
BOO YAH!!! I knew exactly 0 of these, but managed to get them all by guessing countries that are good at soccer.
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Level 23
Jul 11, 2016
I doubt you guessed Czechoslovakia
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Level 40
Jul 11, 2016
Czechslovkia is pretty easy to guess, before they dissolved they had a very good footballing history including 2 world cup finals. Denmark and Greece are probably the hardest ones to guess if you really don't know anything about the Euros since they aren't know as good teams, but since Greece was a massive shock and Denmark famously only qualified for the tournament in the first place because Yugoslavia dissolved they are pretty famous results.
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Level 83
May 10, 2018
Czech Republic appears as a runner-up one year, and seeing Yugoslavia and Soviet Union reminds you to try guessing countries that no longer exist. That's how I got it. I only got Greece by randomly guessing European countries after I had gotten everything else.
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Level 20
Feb 10, 2021
I can tell that from "soccer"
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Level 50
Jul 13, 2021
It's "football" not "soccer".
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2021
It's both.
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Level 70
Jul 19, 2021
literally the only place where it is called soccer is in america and they don't even really care about it (so it should just be named football)
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Level 58
Jul 21, 2021
Literally everyone else called it soccer until a few years ago.
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Level 23
Jul 28, 2014
Can;t you except Soviet Union as Russia. Other quizzes have Soviet Union as the offical answer but they except Russia.
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Level 64
Feb 26, 2016
Agree some quizzes have it, it's a handy little add on to help you out but not necessary. Some quizzes get way too lenient with spelling and the likes too. And it would be accept not except. Rabbitohs.
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Level ∞
Jul 10, 2016
Generally, featured quizzes don't accept Russia for the Soviet Union.
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Level 56
May 24, 2015
I'm surprised England has never won
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Level 33
Jul 11, 2016
Heck, they haven't even made it into a finals match.
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Level 60
Jul 12, 2021
Now they have
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Level 61
Aug 12, 2021
The irony of your comment, said on the day england played in the finals lmfao.....
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2016
I find it interesting that people expect England to do well--as if their colonial, world power heritage somehow predestines football greatness.
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Level 61
Jul 11, 2016
Inventing the game and having won the major trophy (the World Cup) also suggests they might have won it at some point.
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Level 58
Jul 11, 2016
I would say it is mostly based on the quality of the premier league. Unfortunately it does not always mean that the teams in the national leagues draw a lot of talent from their own country, but it does generate a greater affection for the sport and in that way more boys that play and eventually turn out to be good.
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2016
The history is actually rather complex - a rudimentary form of football was English, but the idea of moving the ball towards the opponent’s goal by passing it from player to player was invented in Scotland. http://keepingscore.blogs.time.com/2012/04/02/no-england-did-not-invent-football-soccer-as-we-know-it/

I take your point about the Premier League. It does seem that a lot of players in that league did go to the national teams of other countries, but you would think that there would be more filtering down with all of the money, talent, and attention that the league receives.

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Level 46
Jul 17, 2021
we got very close
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Level 68
Jul 10, 2016
Just took this quiz and found I was the first to take it since reset. 100% correct and beat 0% of other quiz takers. That's quite funny.
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Level 63
Jul 11, 2016
Just guessing each of the answers I was able to get them all. Czechoslovakia was the hardest to guess
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Level 68
Jul 11, 2016
Yeah, Italy Germany France Spain USSR Italy Spain France USSR Italy Spain France USSR Italy Spain France USSR
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Level 63
Jul 11, 2016
You can also see a runner ups quiz here
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2016
Guessing Czechoslovakia took a while. Listed all the European countries I could think of except Andorra and Malta. Both Germanies and whatnot too.
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Level 28
Jul 11, 2016
Congratulations, neighbors. A well-deserved victory for Portugal!!
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Level 69
Jul 11, 2016
Technically the 1972 and 1980 were won by West Germany.
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Level 63
Jul 11, 2016
West Germany is still accepted
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2021
Technically, West Germany and Germany are the same thing.
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Level 72
Jul 12, 2021
Not when there was an East Germany.
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Level 74
Jul 12, 2021
East Germany joined the country that was called West Germany at the time but essentially the Germany of today is the continuation of West Germany.
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Level 36
Aug 2, 2016
i am proud of guessing the greek one

not that im greek

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Level 74
Jan 10, 2018
I know very little about football but still got 11/15 and 2 points by rapidly typing all the major European footballing countries for each answer (I would have done even better if I had remembered the existence of Czechoslovakia). I suggest reducing the time to 3 or even 2 minutes to prevent cheats like me getting points for things they know nothing about.
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Level 41
Jun 8, 2019
Wasn't 76 the year we got the Panenka(?) Penalty?
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2021
Yup, exactly.
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Level 86
Oct 21, 2019
I know the clues are former countries, but there is normally a note in the instructions that some answers are also former countries
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Level 81
Jul 11, 2021
Haha, it's coming Rome!
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Level 66
Jul 13, 2021
It definitely did go Rome, unfortunately.

Rashford's penalty was a shocker. If it had just been a fraction of an inch to the right it would have been a cracker of a goal and probably have won us the tournament.

Nevermind, I hope he redeems himself (as well as Sancho and Saka) in the World Cup! They did their best and we still love them

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Level 73
Jul 14, 2021
The same fraction of an inch to the left and it would have be an even bigger miss. The point is: it didn't go in. Italy was better under pressure. That's it.
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Level 84
Jul 11, 2021
You don't accept 'Czech Republic' for Czechoslovakia, or 'Russia' for USSR (as you shouldn't), so you shouldn't have 'Germany' for West Germany.
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2021
West Germany is the exact same country as Germany. West Germany did not cease to exist in 1990. They simply absorbed East Germany.
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Level 64
Jul 12, 2021
Would accept Czechia and Russia on the basis that in footballing terms, they inherited the records and honours and the former teams?
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Level 68
Jul 12, 2021
"They simply absorbed East Germany." Which means it isn't the same country. The winners of the 1972 and 1980 competitions were West Germany.
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2021
No, in fact it is the same country. What is known as West Germany outside of Germany was officially the "Bundesrepublik Deutschland," the same entity which is now simply known as Germany.
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Level 76
Jul 12, 2021
Pharley: so the United States became a different country in January 1959 when it added Alaska, and yet a different country just a few months later when it added Hawaii?
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Level 68
Jul 13, 2021
West Germany and East Germany both competed in the 1972 and 1980 compettions. Therefore, "Germany" didn't win it.
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Level ∞
Jul 13, 2021
The Federal Republic of Germany (FDR) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR) both competed.

Today the GDR doesn't exist. It has been absorbed into the FDR.

But who cares, anyway?

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Level 85
Jul 12, 2021
The behaviour of our England ‘fans’ leaves me so ashamed I am glad they lost. Violence, racism, rioting, vandalism, drunkenness, domestic violence … etc. The judicial system gives a ‘pass’ to virtually any behaviour, short of murder, if it’s related to supporting England!
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Level 55
Jul 12, 2021
Plus Pointing a Laser into a Opposing Goalie to stop him from holding on to the penalty instead of allowing a rebound.

But I'm sure most English fans are NOT any of the above. Most are passionate but not crazy. There are just a few "extreme" ones that must be stopped, it's just a soccer match for heaven sake.

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Level 66
Jul 13, 2021
I'm an England supporter and have been disgusted by the ugly behaviour of the small minority of racist, ignorant thugs who have tarnished our reputation and spoiled a moment we should be proud of. Instead of focusing on those few idiots can we draw more attention to how the majority of England fans have responded with an avalanche of love and support for the Black players as well as denouncing the racists. They do not define us and they should not be allowed any more attention. Sign the petition going around now for a lifetime ban on racist fans.
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Level 76
Jul 14, 2021
It's a strange world where, between England and Italy, it's the former that gets attention for bad sportsmanship and racism, and Italy wins the tournament playing the most beautiful and daring football.
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Level 66
Jul 15, 2021
Italy got 5 yellow cards just in the final. The England team were yellow carded 4 times during the entire tournament. And Jorginho should have been sent off for his foul on Grealish.

But, no, we are the bad guys as usual :D

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Level 54
Jul 13, 2021
I feel exactly the same, it was a horrible feeling when it came to Rashford's penalty (and as the other takers became apparent). I wanted them to score not so much because England would win, but because I knew what would happen if black players "caused" our defeat.
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Level ∞
Jul 13, 2021
I'm pretty sure that all countries have obnoxious fans. The salient difference between nations is that England has a greater degree of self-loathing and thus its media focus on the behavior of a small minority of idiots to the exclusion of everything positive.

I love to knock England down a peg as much as the next guy, but overall, the English side played brilliantly. People should be happy about that. Instead, people whose only purpose in life is to stir up outrage were already writing stories about racism before the game was even over. England is not more racist that other countries. In fact, they are quite a bit less racist than most. Don't fall prey to the outrage machine.

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Level 55
Jul 13, 2021
Agree. They should be happy that they beat Germany in a major tournament for once......
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Level 54
Jul 14, 2021
Yeah to be fair that did occur to me - media actively looking for instances of racism in order to report it and get people wound up.
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Level 66
Jul 15, 2021
I do fear we are becoming the America of Europe :(
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Level 30
Jul 12, 2021
Why do they write Euro 2020 when it is 2021?
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Level 75
Jul 12, 2021
Because it was postponed, not renamed.
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2021
Yup. Same goes for Tokyo 2020, which will start in just over a week.
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Level 51
Jul 15, 2021
They don't want to spend more money rebranding everything again so they kept the name the same.