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History of European Championships

euro 1960
A.Euro 1960
Winner: Soviet Union
Runner-up: Yugoslavia
Host: France
Top scorer: Heutte Francois (France), Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union), Viktor Ponedelnik (Soviet Union), Milan Galic (Yugoslavia), Drazan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia) 2 goals
First time the European Football Championships held interstate. At that time, the format is that each team played over two legs and a semi-final round knockout that took place in the host country.
At that time, Euro marred by protests from the French Football Federation considers the first implementation should take place in France. Finally, the tournament was finally held in France.
In the final, the Soviet Union succeeded in silencing their neighboring Yugoslavia 2-1. The former superpower that won the game through the extra period.

euro 1964
B.Euro 1964
Champion: Spain
Runner-up: Soviet Union
Host: Spain
Top scorer: Heutte Francois (France), Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union), Viktor Ponedelnik (Soviet Union), Milan Galic (Yugoslavia), Drazan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia) 2 goals
Euro this time is different with the four previous tournament. Insoluble political problems in the activities that should uphold sportsmanship. Greece refused to play against Albania, because both teams were involved in war.
Spain who act as hosts managed to beat the Soviet Union 2-1. History is recorded through the Matador team match that took place in Madrid.

euro 1968
C.Euro 1968
Champion: Italy
Runner-up: Yugoslavia
Host: Italy
Top scorer: Jesus Maria Pereda (Spain), Ferenc Bene (Hungary), Dezso Novak (Hungary) 2 goals
Change happens when the fundamentals of the euro berlangdung tournament in Italy in 1986. The tournament was originally called The European Nation's Cup, renamed the UEFA European Football Championship.

euro 1972
D.Euro 1972
Champion: Germany
Runner-up: Soviet Union
Host: Belgium
Top scorer: Gerd Muller (Germany) 4 goals
The form 1972 tournament, the format remains the same as the previous four years. Strong candidate champion, Germany easily slaughtered Belgium 3-0 in the final of the title in Brussels, through two goals from German star Gerd Muller.
Germany finally took the championship crown after silencing the powerful Soviet Union team 3-0.

euro 1976
E.Euro 1976
Winner: Czeckoslovakia
Runner-up: Germany
Host: Yugoslavia
Top scorer: Dieter Müller (Germany) 4 goals
ROUND final of Euro 1976 held in Yugoslavia. In the final, Czeckoslovakia managed to become champion by defeating Germany 2-0.
This marked the final time diving action performed on the German, Uli Hoeness. But, brilliant action on the show Czech goalkeeper, Antonin Panenka to thwart the execution of penalty Sepp Maier.

euro 1980
F.Euro 1980
Champion: Germany
Runner-up: Belgium
Host: Italy
Top scorer: Klaus Allofs (Germany) 3 goalsThe new re-applied at Euro 1980. Eight teams advance to the finals in Italy. At the top of the party, the German managed to frustrate the opposition Belgium 2-1, two goals scored by Horst Hrubesch.

euro 1984
G.Euro 1984
Champion: France
Runner-up: Spain
Host: France
Top scorer: Michel Platini (France) 9 goals
THE Euro 1984, ranking first in each group go directly to the semi-finals, after passing through the group phase.
In the final, the hosts managed to beat Spain 2-0 France. Both goals scored Frenchman Michel Platini's free-kick and Bruno Bellone.

euro 1988
G.Euro 1988
Runner-up: Soviet Union
Host: Germany
Top scorer: Marco van Basten (Holland) 5 goals
Goverment Germany organize Euro 1988, using a format such as event 1984. Holland managed to become champion, after defeating the Soviet Union 2-0 in the final. At that time, scored through a header dutch born Marco Van Basten and Ruud Gullit.

euro 1992
H.Euro 1992
Winner: Denmark
Runner-up: Germany
Host: Sweden
Top scorer: Henrik Larsen (Denmark), Karl-Heinz Riedle (Germany), Dennis Bergkamp (Holland), Tomas Brolin (Sweden) 3 goals
EURO 1992 Sweden held to coincide with the many political changes in Europe. West Germany and East Germany declared their unity became the Republic of Germany.
Then the Soviet Union declared independence, and where the war-torn Yugoslavia in Denmark replaced.
Miraculously, Denmark managed to play without the burden of appearing in the final and beat Germany 2-0 to go through in creating Vilfort Kim and John Jensen.

euro 1996
I.Euro 1996
Champion: Germany
Runner-up: Czech Republic
Host: England
Top scorer: Alan Shearer (England) 5 goals
The emergence of new forces of East European countries, making the Euro 1996 followed by 48 countries. The new format starting on the run, the 16 teams advanced to the finals and is divided into four groups.
Rank one and two in each group will advance to the next round. The final between Germany and Rep Ceska champions candidates who act as underdogs.
Germany managed to conquer Ceska Rep. 2-1, goal by Oliver Bierhoff in extra time. This is also the first time golden goal system is applied.

euro 2000
J.Euro 2000
Champion: France
Runner-up: Italy
Host: Belgium & Holland 
Top scorer: Patrick Kluivert (Holland), Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia) 5 goals
First time the euro takes place in two countries. Belgium and the Netherlands was elected as co-host. Party in the tournament finals kandidiat brings two powerful champions, Italy and France.
Roosters team managed to become champion, golden goal by David Trezeguet's injury time. France also managed to marry off his World Cup 1998 and Euro 2000.

euro 2004
K.Euro 2004
Winner: Greece
Runner-up: Portugal
Hosts: Portugal
Top scorer: Milan Baros (Ceska Republic) 5 goals
The Euro 2004, Portugal held a celebration. This event brings surprises at the end of the championship. Greek with German coach Otto Rehhagel managed to reverse the public predictions.
They were able to bring a symbol of football supremacy in Europe's largest. Greece became champions after beating hosts Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon, by a single goal from Angelos Charisteas

euro 2008
L.Euro 2008
Winner: Spain
Runner-up: Germany
Host: Austria and Switzerland
Top Scorer: David Villa (Spain) with 4 goals.
Euro 2008 held in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to June 29, 2008. This is the second time European Cup held in the two host countries, earlier in the year 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium. Final between Spain and Germany on June 29, 2008 was won by the Spanish national team with the score 1-0 through goals scored by Fernando Torres.

 Euro 2012
winner: Spain
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