Euro 2024: A Look Back At  Past Winners 

Before we step into the one-month period of football extravaganza in Euro 2024, let us reflect on the past winners of the Euro Championship.

Euro 2024 is set to kick off today. While the first edition of the UEFA Euro Championship was hosted by Yugoslavia in 1960 by France, the 17th edition will begin in Germany from 14 June. 

The inaugural edition of the  European championship was first organized under the banner of European Nations’ Cup banner in which 17 teams featured. 

Euro 2024: A Look Back At  Past Winners

Since the commencement of the tournament, 10 teams have won the coveted championship, with Spain and Germany winning the title three times each. 

Euro 2024: A Look Back At  Past Winners

France and Italy have two titles each. 

Spain are the only team to have won the competition two times in a row, in 2008 and 2012. 

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Interestingly, France was the last team to have won the championship at home in 1984. 

As the stage is set for the big event of the football fraternity, fans and experts already have their favorites to win the tournament. July 16 is when the champions will be crowned, putting an end to the speculations. 

Before we step into the one-month period of football extravaganza in Euro 2024, let us reflect on the past winners of the Euro Championship. 

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Here is a list of the winning teams of the Euros since its inception in 1960: 

Year Winner Runner-up Host Country
1960 Soviet Union Yugoslavia France 
1964 Spain Soviet Union Spain  
1968 Italy Yugoslavia Italy
1972 West Germany Soviet Union Belgium
1976 Czechoslovakia West Germany Yugoslavia 
1980 West Germany Belgium Italy 
1984 France Spain France 
1988 Netherlands Soviet Union West Germany 
1992 Denmark Germany Sweden 
1996 Germany Czech Republic  England 
2000 France Italy Belgium & Netherlands 
2004 Greece Portugal Portugal
2008 Spain Germany Austria & Switzerland 
2012 Spain Italy Poland & Ukraine
2016 Portugal France France 
2020 Italy England Across Europe
2024 ? ? Germany

 

The Euro Championship organized by the Union of European Football Associations opens the stage for a plethora of talent pool in football in the continent. Many football players have used the opportunity as a launchpad to reach international stardom. The Euro 2024, too, seeks to bring forth such promising young talents and provide them a platform for international glory.