Favourite Euros

Favourite Euros


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BlueSea72

Active Member
Following on from the World Cup thread, what is your favourite Euros?

Have you ever attended any Euros games?

Share your Euros memories! :D

I'll post details of each Euros below.

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BlueSea72

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France 2016

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Winner: Portugal



Final: Portugal 1-0 France


Top Scorer(s): Antoine Griezmann (6 goals)
Best Player: Antoine Griezmann

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Poland/Ukraine 2012

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Winner: Spain



Final: Spain 4-0 Italy


Top Scorer(s): Mario Mandžukić, Mario Balotelli, Alan Dzagoev, Mario Gómez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres (3 goals)
Best Player: Andrés Iniesta

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Austria/Switzerland 2008

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Winner: Spain



Final: Germany 0-1 Spain


Top Scorer(s): David Villa (4 goals)
Best Player: Xavi
 

BlueSea72

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Portugal 2004

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Winner: Greece



Final: Portugal 0-1 Greece


Top Scorer(s): Milan Baroš (5 goals)
Best Player: Theodoros Zagorakis

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Belgium/Netherlands 2000

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Winner: France



Final: France 2-1 Italy


Top Scorer(s): Savo Milošević, Patrick Kluivert (5 goals)
Best Player: Zinedine Zidane

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England 96

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Winner: Germany



Final: Czech Republic 1-2 Germany


Top Scorer(s): Alan Shearer (5 goals)
Best Player: Matthias Sammer
 

BlueSea72

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Sweden 92

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Winner: Denmark



Final: Denmark 2-0 Germany


Top Scorer(s): Dennis Bergkamp, Karl-Heinz Riedle, Henrik Larsen, Tomas Brolin (3 goals)

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West Germany 88

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Winner: Netherlands



Final: Soviet Union 0-2 Netherlands


Top Scorer(s): Marco van Basten (5 goals)

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France 84

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Winner: France



Final: France 2-0 Spain


Top Scorer(s): Michel Platini (9 goals)
 

BlueSea72

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Italy 80

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Winner: West Germany



Final: Belgium 1-2 West Germany


Top Scorer(s): Klaus Allofs (3 goals)

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Yugoslavia 76

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Winner: Czechoslovakia



Final: Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany (Penalties Czechoslovakia 5-3 West Germany)


Top Scorer(s): Dieter Müller (4 goals)

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Belgium 72

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Winner: West Germany



Final: West Germany 3-0 Soviet Union


Top Scorer(s): Gerd Müller (4 goals)
 

BlueSea72

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Italy 68

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Winner: Italy



Final: Italy 2-0 Yugoslavia


Top Scorer(s): Dragan Džajić (2 goals)

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Spain 64

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Winner: Spain



Final: Spain 2-1 Soviet Union


Top Scorer(s): Ferenc Bene, Dezső Novák, Jesús María Pereda (2 goals)


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France 60

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Winner: Soviet Union



Final: Soviet Union 2-1 Yugoslavia


Top Scorer(s): François Heutte, Valentin Ivanov, Viktor Ponedelnik, Milan Galić, Dražan Jerković (2 goals)
 

Portadown_Bear

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Euro 96 was fantastic and great memories of Euro 2000 as it was the first tournament which I attended.

88 was great too as that Dutch team was sensational.

My favorite though was 2016 due to N Ireland’s involvement in it.
 

TheDeli

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1988 for me, great tournament with many memorable moments and that goal from Van Basten.

Headed by a USSR team (heavily influenced by a Dynamo Kyiv team) coached by the great Valeriy Lobanovskyi (also Dynamo Kyiv coach) that looked like it could be their time to shine after missing the previous 3 Euros and a Dutch team coached by the much lauded Rinus Michels that finally managed to get that tournament win that avoided them in the 70s.
 

ICM

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Euro '96

Fond early childhood memories of a warm summer, Gazza's England, Super Ally's Scotland and a lot of familiarity even though I was just a kid.

I remember being hooked on the England v Germany Semi-Final and even the reports on GMTV the morning after.

Throw in 3 Lions, 90s Britpop etc, verge of New Labour govt. Seminal culture right there.
 

ICM

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Euro '96

Fond early childhood memories of a warm summer, Gazza's England, Super Ally's Scotland and a lot of familiarity even though I was just a kid.

I remember being hooked on the England v Germany Semi-Final and even the reports on GMTV the morning after.

Throw in 3 Lions, 90s Britpop etc, verge of New Labour govt. Seminal culture right there.
I should add, this is despite witnessing NI at a first major tournament in my lifetime in France 2016.

I didn't go and it didn't bother me at all. I know plenty who were there and had a great time but it's Rangers first and last for me.

Of course, I would liked to have been there as I do have an interest in the NI team but that comes and goes with games. I can't relate in the same way, every day as it is with being an emotionally invested fan of a club.

Good memories of watching the games in the Tavern on the Shankill. That was a good Summer for NI, plenty of interest overall with the Republic being at the tournament as well.
 

rcdingwall

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Euro 2008. Was in Spain during the knockout stages and the atmosphere was unreal as they made their way to the final to win it.
 

dh1963

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1984 wasn't on TV enough, but the highlights showed the French team were fantastic and Platini was almost as much a matchwinner as Maradona 2 years later.

If it's live games and getting into it as if happened, I'd probably go for 1988. Van Basten was at his peak, and what a striker he was.
 
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