UEFA European Football Championship

First played for in 1960 in France, the European Championship is a curious relative of the FIFA World Cup. The idea of such a tournament was first put forward by Henri Delaunay of the French Football Federation in 1927, but it was his son Pierre who saw the tournament into being, primarily as General Secretary of UEFA (following his father's death) and subsequently as secretary of the tournament's organising committee.

Prior to 1980 only four teams took part in the tournament element of the competition, the rest of the competition being held over the proceeding 2 years. The expansion in 1980 to eight teams, saw a more authentic tournament style championship. This number was increased again to 16 when it was held as Euro 96 in England.

Germany is the most successful team in the competition, having won it three times (1972, 1980 and 1996) and also finishing as runner-up in three further years (1976, 1992 and 2008). Next comes Spain (1964, 2008) and France (1984, 2000) with two each and then Soviet Union (1960), Czechoslovakia (1976), Italy (1968), Netherlands (1988), Denmark (1992) and Greece (2004) all have one victory each.




EURO 2004 Toy KINAS Figure European Championship
EURO 2004 Toy KINAS Figure European Championship
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England v West Germany European Championship 1975 Football Programme
England v West Germany European Championship 1975 Football Programme
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1996 GB ROYAL MAIL DX18 EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESTIGE STAMP BOOKLET
1996 GB ROYAL MAIL DX18 EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESTIGE STAMP BOOKLET
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PANINI Euro 92 Football EMPTY Album 1992 European Championships Rare
PANINI Euro 92 Football EMPTY Album 1992 European Championships Rare
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England v Northern Ireland European Championship 1979 Football Programme
England v Northern Ireland European Championship 1979 Football Programme
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ALBANIA 2012 The European Football Championship 2012 a value of four MNH
ALBANIA 2012 The European Football Championship 2012 a value of four MNH
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ALBANIA 2008 EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND MNH
ALBANIA 2008 EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND MNH
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England v Denmark European Championship 1979 Football Programme
England v Denmark European Championship 1979 Football Programme
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L W lightweight subbuteo team ANDORRA 2014 European Championships lw
L W lightweight subbuteo team ANDORRA 2014 European Championships lw
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2000 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS EUROPEAN TICKET CHAMPIONSHIP JEFF OGDEN AUTOGRAPH 31 100
2000 PLAYOFF CONTENDERS EUROPEAN TICKET CHAMPIONSHIP JEFF OGDEN AUTOGRAPH 31 100
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Wales v Yugoslavia European Championship 1976 Football Programme
Wales v Yugoslavia European Championship 1976 Football Programme
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2000 CONTENDERS EUROPEAN TICKET CHAMPIONSHIP JESSE HAYNES AUTOGRAPH 66 100
2000 CONTENDERS EUROPEAN TICKET CHAMPIONSHIP JESSE HAYNES AUTOGRAPH 66 100
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