England will be participating in the UEFA European Championships for the tenth time in 2020, but will this be their first championship?
Has England Ever Won The Euro
The 2021 European Championships will mark 60 years of the competition, and games will be held all around the continent to mark the occasion.
Euro 2020 has been the successful festival of football that organisers had hoped for, despite the Covid epidemic postponing the tournament by a year and imposing restrictions on crowd sizes.
Fans of England have been boosted by the Three Lions’ performances, and the fact that so many games, including the semi-finals and the final, were played at Wembley made it feel like a home tournament.
Moreover, many are curious as to whether or not England, Italy, or Denmark have ever won the Euro Cup before, so let’s find out if Harry Kane’s ambition of bringing the trophy home to England may come true.
Could You Name a Time When England Won The European Championship?
In 2021, England will try to win the European Championship for the first time.
England has made a total of nine Euro Cup participation, however they have yet to emerge victorious.
Prior to Euro 2020, England has qualified for the semifinals only twice (in 1968 and 1996).
In 2004 and 2012, England’s “Golden Generation” advanced to the quarterfinals, but under Steve McClaren’s watch, England failed to even qualify for the tournament.
The current crop of England players, led by Gareth Southgate, have improved upon their 2016 finish in the round of 16, and they hope to make history in 2021.
What a Dismal World Cup Record England Has:
After beating Denmark 2-1 in overtime in the semi-finals at Euro 2020, England has advanced to the championship final for the first time since 1966.
From 15 World Cup appearances and 9 Euro appearances, England’s sole major tournament victory was in 1966.
During Southgate’s tenure as manager, England finished in fourth place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, tying their previous best World Cup performance from 1990 with their performance in Italy.
Who Took Home The Trophy at Euro 96?
Many older football fans have fond memories of Euro 96.
The tournament was held in England during the height of Brit-pop and Cool Britannia, and the weather was perfect every day (honest).
For England, there were unforgettable moments on the field, like Gazza’s goal against Scotland, the rout of the Netherlands, and Psycho’s penalty against Spain.
Fans of the Three Lions hold out hope that Southgate, who led England to the semi finals before losing to Germany and missing a penalty, can lead the team to triumph at Euro 2020.
Germany defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 in the final match to claim the title of champions of Euro 96.
When it Comes to The Euro, Italy has Won How Many Times?
Italy have won the Euro Cup once, back in 1968.
Two times (in 2000 and 2012) the Italians finished second, twice (in 2000 and 2002) they advanced to the semifinals, and twice (in 2000 and 2002) they made it to the quarterfinals.
Italy beat Spain in a penalty shootout to secure a spot in the Euro 2020 final, and they’ll be competing at Wembley on Sunday seeking to win the tournament for the first time in 53 years.
When it Comes to The European Championships, How Many Times has Denmark Triumphed?
Denmark, who were eliminated in the semifinals in Euro 2020, surprised the world by winning the UEFA European Championship in 1992.
Given a chance to compete after Yugoslavia pulled out, the Danish team won Euro 92 in Sweden against all odds.
In seven previous appearances, they reached the semifinals once (1984), the final four once (1964), and the quarterfinals once (2004).
Previous Champions of Europe:
- Germany – 3 (1972, 1980, 1996)
- Spain – 3 (1964, 2008, 2012)
- France – 2 (1984, 2000)
- Netherlands – 1 (1988)
- Italy – 1 (1968)
- Greece – 1 (2004)
- Denmark – 1 (1992)
- Portugal – 1 (2016)