200+ Stats from Euro 2016

Portugal Euro 2016 champions

0 – Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine all failed to win a single game.

0 – England have never won a European Championship knockout tie abroad.

0 – This was the first European Championship in which the Czech Republic didn’t win a single game since their independence.

0 – Ukraine were the only nation not to collect a single point.

0 – Ukraine have failed to progress from the group stage a both European Championship finals they have participated in.

0 – France failed to score in the first half of five of their seven matches at Euro 2016.

0 – Iceland were the only nation to reach the quarter-finals without keeping a single clean sheet.

0 – Switzerland were the only nation of the 16 to reach the second round who failed to score in open play in the group stage (2 from corners).

0 – Germany 1-0 Northern Ireland was the only match not to see a single booking.

0 – This was the first European Championship final that finished 0-0 after 90 minutes.

1 – Portugal were the only nation to score in extra-time, and they did it twice (vs Croatia & France).

1 – Portugal ended their 10-game losing streak versus France by beating them in the final.

1 – Iceland have won more knockout games in 90 minutes at European Championships than England ever have.

1 – Ukraine were the only nation eliminated at two group games.

1 – Wales were the first nation to lose a game after scoring first (vs England).

1 – Spain collected the fewest cards during the group stage (1 yellow card).

1 – Álvaro Morata was the only player to score at least one goal with his right foot, left foot and head.

1 – Alessandro Schöpf became the first Austrian to score in open play at a European Championship (6 games).

Alessandro Schopf

1 – Berti Vogts is still the only man to have won the European Championships as both a player and a coach.

2 – Italy, Poland and Switzerland conceded the fewest goals (2 each).

2 – Spain lost back-to-back games at a Euros for the first time since 1988.

2 – Russia received the fewest cards (2 yellow, 0 red).

2 – Croatia were caught offside on the least occasions.

2 – Italy were caught offside more times versus Germany (2) than they were in their previous four games combined (1).

2 – Iceland were the only nation to score two goals in one game and lose  a game at Euro 2016 (France 5-2 Iceland).

2 – Wales have progressed in twice as many European Championship knockout ties as England have in their history.

2 – Slovakia (vs Russia) were the first team to score two goals in the first half at Euro 2016.

2 – Both of Romania’s goals came from the penalty spot.

2 – Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo and Olivier Giroud each scored 2 headed goals.

2 – Robbie Brady is the Republic of Ireland’s all-time top scorer in European Championship finals (2 goals).

2 – Robert Lewandowski’s goal against Portugal after only 1:40 was the quickest goal of the tournament.

2 – Mesut Özil became only the second player to hit the post in a penalty shootout at a European Championship (the other: Philip Cocu in Euro 2004).

2 – Gareth Bale was the only player to score from two direct free kicks.

3 – Portugal are the first team to go to extra-time in three European Championship matches in the same tournament.

3 – Poland, Portugal and Switzerland all went undefeated.

3 – Portugal became the first team to draw all three group games at a European Championship finals.

3 – Republic of Ireland became only the third team to beat Italy in a group stage match at a European Championship (after Czech Republic at Euro 96 and Netherlands at Euro 2008).

3 – Northern Ireland and Ukraine lost the most matches.

3 – Iceland and Spain scored the most goals from inside the six-yard box (3 each).

Alvaro Morata

3 – Italy have now been eliminated from the European Championships on penalties in three separate tournaments (tied with the Netherlands and England).

3 – All three of Wales’ goalscorers in their 3-1 quarter-final win over Belgium were born in England.

3 – There were three red cards shown during the tournament.

3 – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to play in three European Championship semi-finals.

3 – Gareth Bale was the only player to score in all three group stage matches.

3 – William Carvalho, N’Golo Kanté and Bartosz Kapustka picked up the most yellow cards (3 each).

3 – Only Euro 96 (4) saw more penalty shootouts than Euro 2016 (3).

3 – Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli awarded the most penalties.

4 – Germany became the first nation to keep a clean sheet in each of their first four matches at a European Championship.

4 – France and Switzerland were in the same group for the fourth time in the last seven major tournaments (Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, World Cup 2014 & Euro 2016).

4 – Defending champions Spain (4) conceded more goals than Northern Ireland (3) in as many matches.

4 – France scored the most goals from set-piece situations.

4 – Belgium scored the most goals from outside the penalty area.

4 – Belgium scored the most goals on counter-attacks.

4 – Austria have now been eliminated at the group stage in each of their four previous major international tournaments.

4 – Sweden and Turkey fired the fewest shots on target (4 each).

4 – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to have scored at four different European Championships.

4 – Eden Hazard and Aaron Ramsey recorded the most assists (4 each).

4 – Manuel Neuer and Rui Patrício kept the most clean sheets.

4 – Eden Hazard provided more for Belgium at Euro 2016 (4) than he did for Chelsea during the entire 2015-16 Premier League season (3).

4 – All four matches in Saint-Étienne ended in a draw.

4.67 – Russia and Ukraine allowed the most shots on target on average per game.

5 – Iceland became the first nation in European Championship history to name the same starting XI in five consecutive games.

5 – France scored the most headed goals.

Paul Pogba

5 – Iceland didn’t keep a single clean sheet in their five games.

5 – Ukraine are on a five-game losing streak at European Championship finals.

5 – Ukraine have failed to score in a record five consecutive games at European Championship finals.

5 – All five debuting nations won at least one game at Euro 2016.

5 – Mario Gómez is now Germany’s all-time joint-top scorer at the European Championships with Jürgen Klinsmann (5 goals).

5 – Cesc Fàbregas has recorded more assists than any other player in European Championship history.

5.5 – Northern Ireland averaged the fewest shots per game.

6 – Portugal became the third nation to score in six separate matches at a single European Championship tournament (after France in Euro 2000 and Greece in Euro 2004).

6 – Germany have now reached the semi-finals in each of the last six major tournaments.

6 – Germany have now won their last six penalty shootouts at major tournaments after losing their first.

6 – Austria are winless at European Championships (D2 L4).

6 – Iceland scored the most right-footed goals.

6 – Republic of Ireland became only the sixth nation to beat Italy at a European Championship.

6% – Romania have now only won one of their 16 matches at European Championship finals (D5 L10).

6% – Romania have only kept one clean sheet in their 16 matches at European Championship finals.

6 – Russia conceded the most goals in the group stage.

6 – Hungary and Wales were the joint-top scorers in the group stage (6 goals each).

6 – Italy and Spain met for the sixth time at a European Championship finals – more than any other pairing.

6 – Antoine Griezmann won the Golden Boot with six goals – twice as many as any other player.

Antoine Griezmann

6 – A substitute has scored in four of the past six European Championship finals (Olivier Bierhoff twice in Euro 96, Sylvain Wiltord & David Trezeguet in Euro 2000, Juan Mata & Fernando Torres in Euro 2012 and Éder in Euro 2016).

6.5 – England allowed the fewest efforts on their goal per game.

7 – Portugal have now played extra-time on the joint-most occasions in European Championship history (7 – tied with the Netherlands).

7 – Croatia, France, Germany and Poland picked up the most points in the group stage.

7% – Austria have now only kept one clean sheet in their past 15 games at major tournaments.

7 – The seven missed penalties between Germany and Italy is more than any previous shootout at a European Championship.

7 – France scored the most left-footed goals.

7.4 – Belgium averaged the most shots on target per game.

8 – This was the first European Championship tournament in which all eight quarter-finalists scored.

9 – Italy are now unbeaten in nine matches in major tournaments versus Germany (W4 D5).

9 – Iceland conceded the most goals.

9 – A Liverpool player has scored for England at the last nine tournaments they have competed in.

9 – Poland’s Michał Pazdan blocked the most shots.

9 – Cristiano Ronaldo has become the joint all-time top scorer at European Championships with Michel Platini.

9.5 – England averaged the fewest fouls per game.

10% – Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic is the only time in their last 10 matches at European Championships that they have conceded more than one goal.

10 – There have now been 10 different winners of the European Championship in 15 tournaments.

10 – There were more cards in the final than in any other game (all yellow; 7 of these were in extra-time).

10 – Real Madrid players scored the most goals at Euro 2016.

Gareth Bale

10% – Only one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10 attempts versus Iceland was on target.

10.6 – Belgium averaged the most shots from outside of the penalty area per game.

11 – Iceland became the first nation to beat England at European Championship finals in 11 games (W5 D5).

11 – Poland have never conceded more than one goal in a single game at a European Championship finals (11 games).

11 – Russia have failed to win any of their past 11 European Championship matches when they have conceded the opening goal (D2 L9).

11% – Russia have kept only two clean sheets in their last 18 games at the European Championship finals.

11 – Thomas Müller has failed to score in all 11 of his European Championship appearances. The German forward has 10 goals in 13 World Cup matches.

11 – Nani and Olivier Giroud had the most headed efforts on goal (11 each).

11 – Cristiano Ronaldo was caught offside on the most occasions.

12 – Zlatan Ibrahimović failed to score with any of his 12 efforts on goal.

13 – France’s four goals in the first half versus Iceland was more than 13 nations scored in their entire tournaments (Albania, Austria, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine).

13 – Czech Republic didn’t keep a single clean sheet in their Euro 2016 qualifying games or finals.

13% – Slovakia have kept only one clean sheet in eight matches at major tournaments.

13% – Russia have only ever made it past the group stage once in the eight major international tournaments they have qualified for (Euro 2008).

13 – Wales’ Neil Taylor blocked the most attempted crosses.

14% – Portugal won only one of their seven matches within 90 minutes.

14 – Gareth Bale saw more shots saved than any other player.

16 – Portugal’s João Mário committed the most fouls.

16.5 – Croatia won the most free kicks on average per game.

17 – Switzerland were caught offside the most.

Haris Seferovic

17 – Romania averaged the most fouls per game.

17 – Croatia had 17 efforts on goal in their 1-0 second round defeat to Portugal but none of them were on target.

17 – Cristiano Ronaldo had 17 efforts on goal from set pieces – more than twice as many as any other player.

18 – Portugal ended France’s 18-game unbeaten streak on home soul at major tournaments (W16 D2).

18% – Sweden have won only three of their last 17 games at European Championship finals (D5 L9).

18 – Italy received the most cards (18 yellow, 0 red).

18 – Bastian Schweinsteiger has now made 18 appearances at the European Championship finals; more than any other German player.

18 – Grzegorz Krychowiak won the most free kicks.

18 – At 18 years and 229 days, Marcus Rashford’s appearance versus Wales made him the youngest player in the tournament.

18 – At 18 years and 317 days, Renato Sanches was the youngest goalscorer.

19 – France handed Germany only their second defeat in their last 19 matches at major tournaments (W14 D3).

19 – Slovakia averaged the most efforts on their goal per game.

20 – Germany have reached the semi-finals in 2o the last 26 major tournaments.

20% – England have progressed in only two of their last 10 knockout matches at major finals tournaments (vs Denmark at the 2002 World Cup and Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup).

20% – Republic of Ireland recorded only their second-ever win at a European Championship finals (D2 L6).

20.5 – England averaged the most shots per game.

21 – Cristiano Ronaldo has played in more European Championship matches than any other player in the history of the competition.

21 – Petr Čech has conceded more goals than any other goalkeeper in European Championship history.

21 – Kevin De Bruyne had the most efforts on goal among players not to score.

22 – Italy used 22 players – more than any other nation.  Only third-choice goalkeeper Federico Marchetti did not feature.

23 – Iceland’s goalkeeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson made the most saves.

Hannes Thor Halldorsson

23 – English referee Mark Clattenburg handed out the most cards (23 yellow, 0 red).

24 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal with his 24th shot at Euro 2016.

24 – Dimiti Payet created the most chances.

24% – Turkey have scored five of the 21 goals Petr Čech has conceded at European Championships.

27 – Russia were awarded the fewest free kicks.

27% – Wales have lost only three of their 11 matches at major tournament finals (W5 D3).

27% – Roy Hodgson won only three of his 11 matches at major tournaments as England manager (D5 L3).

27 – Only Antoine Griezmann (28) had more efforts from anywhere on the pitch than Cristiano Ronaldo’s 27 efforts from outside the penalty area.

28 – Premier League players contributed to 28 goals – more than any other league.

29% – Portugal won only their second of seven semi-finals at major tournaments.

29 – England attempted 29 shots in their 0-0 draw with Slovakia.

31 – England have played more games at European Championships than any other nation not to have won the trophy.

33 – At 32.8km/h Kingsley Coman was the quickest player clocked at Euro 2016.

36% – Iceland averaged the least possession per game (36.1%).

36 – 36 German players have scored at European Championship finals – more than any other nation.

37 – At 37 years and 61 days, Zoltán Gera was the oldest goalscorer.

38 – Bastian Schweinsteiger has made more appearances in World Cup and European Championship matches combined than any other player.

40 – at 40 years and 87 days, Gábor Király became the oldest player to ever play at a European Championship finals.

43% – 22 of the 51 games at Euro 2016 were 0-0 at half-time.

43 – Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score in 43 direct free kicks in major international tournaments.

43 – There were only 43 days between Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe winning both the UEFA Champions League and European Championship.

45 – Cristiano Ronaldo had the most efforts on goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo

45 – Austria had failed with their last 45 attempts on goal before Alessandro Schöpf’s equaliser versus Iceland.

50% – Turkey scored with two of their four efforts on target.

50% – Joe Hart has saved only half of the shots he has faced in the last two major international tournaments combined (1/5 in Brazil and 7/11 in France).

52 – Bayern Munich players made the most appearances combined during Euro 2016.

56 – Despite attempting 56 more shots than their opponents, England scored as many goals as they conceded (4).

56% – Five of Cristiano Ronaldo’s nine goals at European Championship finals have been scored with his head.

57% – Turkey have failed to score in eight of their 14 matches at European Championship finals.

57% – Turkey have lost nine of their 14 games at European Championships (W3 D2).

58 – Hugo Lloris has now captained France for a record 58 times – surpassing his boss Didier Deschamps (54) during the tournament.

58% – Petr Čech had the worst shots-to-save percentage of any goalkeeper to play at least twice at Euro 2016.

62% – Antoine Griezmann was involved in eight of France’s 13 goals (6 goals, 2 assists).

63% – Germany averaged the highest possession per game (63.1%).

64% – Czech Republic have now lost seven of their last 11 games at European Championship finals (W3 D1).

67% – Germany have been eliminated at the semi-final stage in four of the past six major tournaments.

67% – Eight of the 12 penalties awarded were scored.

67% – Four of Republic of Ireland’s six goals at European Championships have now been scored by players born in the Republic Ireland.

71% – Fernando Santos has won 10 of his 14 competitive matches as Portugal manager (D4).

71% – Jakub Błaszczykowski has been involved in five of Poland’s seven goals in European Championship finals history (3 goals, 2 assists).

75% – Portugal have now won three of their four penalty shootouts at major tournaments.

75% – Russia have lost at exactly two games in six of their previous eight major tournaments.

75′ – Alfreð Finnbogason picked up two yellow cards in 75 minutes across three games at Euro 2016.

79 – Portugal committed the most fouls.

80% – Four of the five debuting nations at Euro 2016 reached the second round (Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales).

86% – Portugal drew six of their seven matches over 90 minutes.

99% – Mesut Özil misplaced just one of his 68 passes versus Northern Ireland (98.5% accuracy).

Mesut Ozil

100% – Kolbeinn Sigþórsson scored with both of his shots on target at Euro 2016.

101 – More Premier League players made an appearance at Euro 2016 than any other league.

108 – There were 108 goals scored in 51 games.

185′ – It took Sweden 185 minutes before having their first shot on target at Euro 2016.

205 – There were 205 yellow cards shown during the tournament.

271′ – Robert Lewandowski did not register his first shot on target until the opening minute of his fourth match.

328′ – Portugal ended the tournament without conceding a goal in their last 328 minutes.

351′ – Poland went 351 minutes without conceding at Euro 2016 before Xherdan Shaqiri’s equaliser for Switzerland in their second round match.

437′ – Germany went 437 minutes without conceding a single goal at Euro 2016 before Leonardo Bonucci’s penalty in the quarter-final.

478′ – Ukraine have failed to score in the last 478 minutes at European Championship finals.

678′ – Spain had gone 678 minutes without conceding a goal at European Championship knockout games until Giorgio Chiellini’s opener for Italy in the second round.

716′ – Eden Hazard ended his run of 716 minutes without a goal at major tournaments during Belgium’s 4-0 drubbing of Hungary in the second round.

720′ – Rui Patrício got the most game time, not missing a single minute in goal for Portugal.

733′ – Nikola Kalinić ended Spain’s record run of 733 minutes without conceding a goal at a European Championship in Croatia’s final group stage match.

2008 – Ricardo Quaresma scored the first goal in extra-time at a European Championship since Andrey Arshavin in 2008 (Russia vs Netherlands).

28,840 – Russia vs Wales saw the lowest attendance.

76,833 – France vs Iceland saw the highest attendance.

10 Interesting Stats Ahead of France-Portugal Euro 2016 Final

France vs Portugal

1 – Berti Vogts is the only man to have won the European Championships as both a player and coach.  Didier Deschamps could become the second on Sunday.

3 – Portugal are the first nation to reach the final after finishing third in their group.

9 – Fernando Santos has won nine of his 13 matches as Portugal head coach (D4 L0).

10 – France have won their last 10 matches versus Portugal (W18 D1 L5 overall).

34 – Portugal have played more games in European Championship history than any other nation not to win the competition.

43 – Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score in 43 direct free kick attempts in major international tournaments.

56% – Five of Cristiano Ronaldo’s nine goals at European Championship finals have been scored with his head.

89% – France are unbeaten in their last 18 games at World Cups or Euros on home soil (W16 D2).

100% – France have won both previous finals on home soil (2-0 vs Spain in Euro 1984 and 3-0 vs Brazil in 1998 World Cup final).

600 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Rui Patrício have played more minutes than any other players.

10 Interesting Stats Ahead of France-Germany

France vs Germany

5 – France faced more attempts on target against Iceland (5) than their four previous opponents combined (3).

6 – Germany have reached the semi-finals at each of the last six major tournaments.

6 – Germany have won their last six penalty shootouts at major tournaments after losing their first.

10 – Thomas Müller has now failed to score in all 10 European Championship matches.  The Bayern Munich forward has scored 10 goals in 13 World Cup matches.

11 – France have scored the most goals at Euro 2016 so far.

18 – Germany have lost only one of their last 18 matches at major tournaments (W14 D3).

20 – This is Germany’s 20th semi-final appearance in the last 26 major tournaments.

33 – Germany have allowed the fewest efforts on their goal of the eight nations to reach the quarter-finals.

37 – Bastian Schweinsteiger is tied with fellow German Miroslav Klose for appearing in 37 World Cup and European Championship matches combined.

437′ – Germany went 437 minutes without conceding a single goal at Euro 2016 before Leonardo Bonucci’s penalty in the quarter-final.

10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Wales-Portugal

Wales vs Portugal

5 – Wales and Iceland are the only nations to have scored in five different matches at Euro 2016.

5 – This is Portugal’s fifth European Championship semi-final.  They only qualified for their first tournament finals back in 1984.

7 – Portugal have competed in more major tournament semi-finals than any other nation not to have won a trophy.

11 – Gareth Bale has had more shots saved than any other player at Euro 2016.

12 – Portugal are unbeaten in all 12 matches under Fernando Santos (W8 D4).

18 – Portugal have been caught offside more times than any other nation.

19 – Cristiano Ronaldo has played more matches than any other player in European Championship history.

20% – Wales have only lost two of their 10 games at major tournament finals (W5 D3).

22′ – Portugal have only been ahead for 22 minutes in their five matches combined at Euro 2016.

41 – Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to score with any of his 41 direct free-kicks at major tournaments.

Euro 2016 Power Rankings after Quarter-Finals

Antoine Griezmann

Boring Portugal progress (what’s new?), Wales upset Belgium, Germany come through on penalties (what’s new?) and the hosts lighten up the Stade de France.  There are only three games left at Euro 2016 – who’s going to win it?

1. Germany (2.9 to win Euro 2016)

If you’ve backed Germany any point whilst I’ve been tipping them to win Euro 2016 – you’re either on course to win a lot of money, or in a position to make a very profitable trade right now.  The quarter-finals were cruel to the world champions – Mats Hummels picked up a suspension, two first-teamers have been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament and Bastian Schweinsteiger is a doubt to face France.  If all four were available for the semi-final I would have no doubt in Germany progressing.  Now a tiny bit of doubt has crept in because Hummels and Sami Khedira are vital players in defence – the latter came off injured early versus Italy and look at the space between the defence and midfield that was left.

Joshua Kimmich could move into that role otherwise Joachim Löw otherwise Emre Can or Julian Weigl could make their first appearance here in France.  Another concern to the head coach is that Mario Gómez is out.  The 30-year-old had been playing well up front before his injury.  Now Germany may go back to using Mario Götze there which so far hasn’t been successful at all.  Still, the French defence isn’t very strong.

2. France (2.94 to win Euro 2016)

With the two favourites being nearly 2/1 you’ve got nearly a 50% arb by backing both at the same price because if Germany stumble then France will be Euro 2016 champions.  Antoine Griezmann moved his tally to four goals in this tournament versus Iceland but wasn’t actually too threatening himself.  Germany may be more concerned with Olivier Giroud scoring two goals because Jérôme Boateng isn’t the best at defending crosses.

Italy cause Germany a lot of problems down the left wing so this game is set up nicely for Dimitri Payet to be a match winner again.  Paul Pogba will be looking to take advantage of Sami Khedira’s absence by driving into space that Toni Kroos certainly allows.  Should Emre Can start it will be heaven for the Juventus midfielder who opened his account in this tournament in the last round.

3. Wales (2.64 to reach final)

I was wrong to think Belgium’s star players would be too good for Wales and should have reminded myself of calling Marc Wilmots ‘Sven Jr’ at the start of the tournament.  Wales came through in flying colours in their first test at Euro 2016 and many fancy Chris Coleman’s side to go on and beat Portugal now.

Defensively they have been solid but losing Ben Davies in defence through suspension is certainly a blow, especially when the rumours are Chris Gunter may fill in.  Box-to-box Aaron Ramsey is also a blow defensively and in attack.  He Arsenal midfielder has set up four of Wales’ goals at Euro 2016 and even scored one.  Now they need someone to come in to keep Renato Sanches quiet after his man of the match performance versus Poland.

4. Portugal

The earliest Portugal have won a game at Euro 2016 is the 117th minute – that was their surprise second round victory over Croatia.  Fernando Santos’ side have been a bore to watch and we’ve only seen Cristiano Ronaldo turn up versus Hungary.  Don’t be surprised if Chris Coleman’s tactical play keeps the Real Madrid superstar quiet in their semi-final.

Portugal’s defence has come good since José Fonte replaced Ricardo Carvalho, conceding just once in their 240 minutes of knockout football.  It’s a good job they’re well rested for this one having played their group stage matches later than Wales and had extra-time in their last two matches.