Euro 2008 Statistics

More Euro 2008 statistics and data to feast on before and during the summer tournament. What’s included: players with the most games / goals at the Euros, the oldest and youngest players and scorers ever, all-time country rankings and which clubs and leagues are the most represented at this year’s European Championships.

Players with most European Championship matches

#
Player Nation Years
14
Lilian Thuram France 1996, 2000, 2004
14
Zinédine Zidane France 1996, 2000, 2004
14
Karel Poborský Czech Republic 1996, 2000, 2004
14
Luís Figo Portugal 1996, 2000, 2004
13
Edwin van der Sar Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004
13
Jürgen Klinsmann (West) Germany 1988, 1992, 1996
13
Dennis Bergkamp Netherlands 1992, 1996, 2000
13
Laurent Blanc France 1992, 1996, 2000
13
Didier Deschamps France 1992, 1996, 2000
13
Thomas Hässler (West) Germany 1992, 1996, 2000
13
Paolo Maldini Italy 1992, 1996, 2000
13
Peter Schmeichel Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000
13
Phillip Cocu Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004

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Players with most European Championship goals

Goals
Player Nation Years
Matches
Goal Avg.
9
Michel Platini France 1984
5
1.80
7
Alan Shearer England 1992, 1996, 2000
9
0.78
6
Patrick Kluivert Netherlands 1996, 2000
9
0.67
5
Savo Milosevic Yugoslavia 2000
4
1.25
5
Milan Baroš Czech Republic 2004
5
1.00
5
Marco van Basten Netherlands 1988, 1992
9
0.56
5
Thierry Henry France 2000, 2004
9
0.56
5
Nuno Gomes Portugal 2000, 2004
11
0.45
5
Jürgen Klinsmann (West) Germany 1988, 1992, 1996
13
0.38
5
Zinédine Zidane France 1996, 2000, 2004
14
0.36

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Youngest players at the European Championship

Age (Y-D)
Player Nation Match Date
18-115
Enzo Scifo Belgium Yugoslavia – Belgium 0-2 13 Jun 1984
18-128
Valeri Bojinov Bulgaria Italy – Bulgaria 2-1 22 Jun 2004
18-137
Johan Vonlanthen Switzerland England – Switzerland 3-0 17 Jun 2004
18-233
Wayne Rooney England France – England 2-1 13 Jun 2004
19-019
Lukas Podolski Germany Germany – Czech Republic 1-2 23 Jun 2004
19-053
Raphaël Wicky Switzerland Scotland – Switzerland 1-0 18 Jun 1996
19-085
Lothar Matthäus West Germany Netherlands – West Germany 2-3 14 Jun 1980
19-092
Johann Vogel Switzerland England – Switzerland 1-1 08 Jun 1996
19-102
Dragan Stojkovic Yugoslavia Yugoslavia – Belgium 0-2 13 Jun 1984
19-128
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal – Greece 1-2 12 Jun 2004

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Oldest players at the European Championship

Age (Y-D)
Player Nation Match Date
39-091
Lothar Matthäus Germany Portugal – Germany 3-0 20 Jun 2000
38-308
Morten Olsen Denmark Italy – Denmark2-0 17 Jun 1988
38-271
Peter Shilton England England – Netherlands 1-3 15 Jun 1988
38-114
Dino Zoff Italy Italy – Czechoslovakia 1-1 21 Jun 1980
37-075
Bernard Lama France Netherlands – France 3-2 21 Jun 2000
37-023
Arnold Mühren Netherlands Netherlands – Soviet Union 2-0 25 Jun 1988
36-309
Jan Heintze Denmark Denmark – Czech Rep. 0-2 21 Jun 2000
36-272
David Seaman England England – Germany 1-0 17 Jun 2000
36-227
Pim Doesburg Netherlands Netherlands – Greece 1-0 11 Jun 1980
36-216
Peter Schmeichel Denmark Denmark – Czech Rep. 0-2 21 Jun 2000

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Youngest players to score at the European Championship

Age (Y-D)
Player Nation Match Date
18-141
Johan Vonlanthen Switzerland Switzerland – France 1-3 21 Jun 2004
18-237
Wayne Rooney England England – Switzerland 3-0 17 Jun 2004
19-108
Dragan Stojkovic Yugoslavia France – Yugoslavia 3-2 19 Jun 1984
19-128
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal – Greece 1-2 12 Jun 2004
19-183
Ferenc Bene Hungary Spain – Hungary 2-1 17 Jun 1964
19-238
Christian Chivu Romania England – Romania 2-3 20 Jun 2000
19-353
Patrick Kluivert Netherlands England – Netherlands 4-1 18 Jun 1996
20-064
Pietro Anastasi Italy Italy – Yugoslavia 2-0 10 Jun 1968
20-189
Michael Owen England England – Romania 2-3 20 Jun 2000
21-191
Flemming Povlsen Denmark Denmark – Spain 2-3 11 Jun 1988

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Oldest players to score at the European Championship

Age (Y-D)
Player Nation Match Date
34-213
Nené Portugal Portugal – Romania 1-0 20 Jun 1984
34-205
Laurent Blanc France France – Denmark 3-0 11 Jun 2000
34-092
Ladislav Pavlovic Czechoslovakia France – Czechoslovakia 0-2 09 Jul 1960
33-268
Ally McCoist Scotland Scotland – Switzerland 1-0 18 Jun 1996
33-240
Stefan Kuntz Germany England – Germany 1-1 26 Jun 1996
33-123
Julien Cools Belgium Spain – Belgium 1-2 15 Jun 1980
32-276
Henrik Larsson Sweden Denmark – Sweden 2-2 22 Jun 2004
32-250
Nico Kovac Croatia Croatia – England 2-4 21 Jun 2004
32-202
Alessandro Altobelli Italy Italy – Denmark 2-0 17 Jun 1988
32-192
FrantiÅ¡ek Veselý Czechoslovakia Czechoslov. – Netherlands 3-1 16 Jun 1976

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Fastest goals at the European Championship

Time
Player Nation Match Date
1:07 min.
Dmitri Kirichenko Russia Russia – Greece 2-1 20 Jun 2004
2:08 min.
Sergei Aleinikov Soviet Union Soviet Union – England 3-1 18 Jun 1988
2:12 min.
Alan Shearer England England – Germany 1-1 26 Jun 1996
2:24 min.
Michael Owen England Portugal – England 2-2 24 Jun 2004
2:30 min.
Hristo Stoichkov Bulgaria Bulgaria – Romania 1-0 13 Jun 1996
2:41 min.
Paul Scholes England Portugal – England 3-2 12 Jun 2000
4 minutes
Michel Platini France France – Belgium 5-0 16 Jun 1984
4 minutes
David Platt England Sweden – England 2-1 17 Jun 1992
4 minutes
Frank Rijkaard Netherlands Netherlands – Germany 3-1 18 Jun 1992
4 minutes
Pier Luigi Casiraghi Italy Italy – Russia 2-1 11 Jun 1996
4 minutes
Luis Figo Portugal Croatia – Portugal 0-3 19 Jun 1996
4 minutes
Raúl Spain Slovenia – Spain 1-2 18 Jun 2000
4 minutes
Wilfred Bouma Netherlands Netherlands – Czech Rep. 2-3 19 Jun 2004

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European Championship — all-time ranking

Rank
Nation P W D L F A Pts
1
Germany 32 15 10 7 45 32 55
2
Netherlands 28 14 8 6 45 28 50
3
France 25 14 6 5 45 28 48
4
Italy 23 10 10 3 24 14 40
5
Portugal 19 10 4 5 27 16 34
6
Spain 24 8 8 8 26 28 32
7
Russia 22 8 5 9 24 28 29
8
England 23 7 7 9 31 28 28
9
Denmark 24 6 6 12 26 38 24
10
Czech Republic 14 7 2 5 20 16 23
11
Sweden 11 3 5 3 16 12 14
12
Greece 9 4 2 3 8 8 14
13
Belgium 12 4 2 6 13 20 14
14
Czechoslovakia 8 3 3 2 12 10 12
15
Serbia 14 3 2 9 22 39 11
16
Croatia 7 2 2 3 9 11 8
17
Scotland 6 2 1 3 4 5 7
18
Romania 10 1 2 7 7 14 5
19
Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
20
Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 4
21
Turkey 7 1 1 5 3 9 4
22
Bulgaria 6 1 1 4 4 13 4
23
Hungary 4 1 0 3 5 6 3
24
Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
25
Switzerland 6 0 2 4 2 10 2
26
Latvia 3 0 1 2 1 5 1

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Clubs with most players at Euro 2008

# players
Club Country
10
Olympique Lyon France
10
Panathinaikos Greece
9
Bayern München Germany
8
FC Barcelona Spain
8
Galatasaray Turkey
8
Real Madrid Spain
8
Werder Bremen Germany
7
Arsenal England
7
Chelsea England
6
Hamburger SV Germany
6
Liverpool England
6
Steaua Bucuresti Romania
6
VfB Stuttgart Germany
6
Zenit St. Petersburg Russia

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Leagues with most players in Euro 2008 squads

# players
Competition Nation
56
Bundesliga Germany
42
Premier League England
41
Primera División Spain
36
Serie A Italy
29
Russian Premier League Russia
24
Ligue 1 France
22
Super League Greece
17
1. Lig Turkey
16
Bundesliga Austria
13
Liga Portugal
13
Liga I Romania

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