UEFA Euro championship 2016 is about to here in few months, and this will be the 15th edition of the premier European national football competition. The UEFA Euro Championships takes place every 4 years and it is the 2nd biggest international event in sports. Below is the full list of past winners of UEFA Euro Championships.
UEFA Euro Championships has the 2nd most prize money and is the 2nd most watched football tournament after FIFA World Cup.
UEFA Euro Championships History:
The UEFA European Championship or the Euros is the primary association football competition contested by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to determine the continental champion of Europe. The championship is held every four years since 1960 and it was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup and it later changed to the current name in 1968.
In 1996, total 16 team took part in the tournament which was hosted by England. The 2016 Euros in France will be the biggest in history were total 24 teams will be playing in the main draw after 53 teams took part in the qualifying round.
The 14 European Championship tournaments have been won by nine different national teams: Germany and Spain each has won three titles, France has two titles, and the Soviet Union, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark and Greece have won one title each. To date, Spain is the only side in history to have won consecutive titles, doing so in 2008 and 2012.
Let’s take a look at past winners of UEFA Euro Championships with runners up.