At the end of each UEFA European Championship tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.

Awards

There are currently five post-tournament awards, and one given during the tourney:[1]

  1. ^ In 2021, Alipay also rolled out the digital trophy in gold, silver and bronze.

Player of the Tournament

The Player of the Tournament award is presented to the best player at each edition of the UEFA European Championship since 1996.

UEFA published on its website the Player of the Tournament in 1984, 1988 and 1992. The winners were Michel Platini, Marco van Basten and Peter Schmeichel, respectively. However, these winners are unofficial. Due to Schmeichel's award in 1992 being unofficial, Gianluigi Donnarumma was the first goalkeeper to officially win the award, at UEFA Euro 2020.

Edition Player
England 1996 Germany Matthias Sammer[2]
Belgium and Netherlands 2000 France Zinedine Zidane[3]
Portugal 2004 Greece Theodoros Zagorakis[4]
Austria and Switzerland 2008 Spain Xavi[5]
Poland and Ukraine 2012 Spain Andrés Iniesta[6]
France 2016 France Antoine Griezmann[7]
Europe 2020[a] Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma[8]

Top goalscorer

See also: List of UEFA European Championship goalscorers

If there is more than one player with the same number of goals, since 2008 the tie-breaker goes to the player who has contributed the most assists. If there is still more than one player, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.

Golden Boot

Between the years 1960 and 2016, the Golden Boot award went to the top goalscorer of each edition of the UEFA European Championship.

Edition Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
Player(s) Goals Player Goals Player Goals
France 1960 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Galić
France François Heutte
Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražan Jerković
Soviet Union Viktor Ponedelnik
2 N/A
Spain 1964 Hungary Ferenc Bene
Hungary Dezső Novák
Spain Chus Pereda
2
Italy 1968 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Džajić 2
Belgium 1972 West Germany Gerd Müller 4
Yugoslavia 1976 West Germany Dieter Müller 4
Italy 1980 West Germany Klaus Allofs 3
France 1984 France Michel Platini 9
West Germany 1988 Netherlands Marco van Basten 5
Sweden 1992 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
Sweden Tomas Brolin
Denmark Henrik Larsen
Germany Karl-Heinz Riedle
3
England 1996 England Alan Shearer 5
Belgium and Netherlands 2000 Netherlands Patrick Kluivert
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević
5
Portugal 2004 Czech Republic Milan Baroš 5
Austria and Switzerland 2008 Spain David Villa 4
Poland and Ukraine 2012[9] Spain Fernando Torres 3 goals, 1 assist (189 minutes) Germany Mario Gómez 3 goals, 1 assist (282 minutes) Russia Alan Dzagoev 3 goals, 0 assist (253 minutes)
France 2016[10] France Antoine Griezmann 6 goals, 2 assists (555 minutes) Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 3 goals, 3 assists (625 minutes) France Olivier Giroud 3 goals, 2 assists (456 minutes)

Top Scorer Award

At Euro 2020, there was a new physical and digital trophy presented to the tournament's top scorer. It was commissioned by Alipay, the Chinese company sponsoring the award. "Sculpted in the shape of the Chinese character '支' (pronounced zhi, and meaning 'payment' as well as 'support'), the barefooted player on the trophy reflects the egalitarian footballing ideal that success on the pitch comes regardless of background or status," according to UEFA.[11]

Edition Golden award Silver award Bronze award
Player(s) Goals Player Goals Player Goals
Europe 2020[12] Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 5 goals, 1 assist (360 minutes) Czech Republic Patrik Schick 5 goals, 0 assists (404 minutes) France Karim Benzema 4 goals, 0 assists (349 minutes)

Young Player of the Tournament

The Young Player of the Tournament award is presented to the best player in the tournament who is at most 22 years old. For the UEFA Euro 2016, this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1994. The award was first given out in 2016.

Edition Player Age
France 2016 Portugal Renato Sanches[13] 18
Europe 2020 Spain Pedri[14] 18

Man of the Match Award

The Man of the Match award picks the outstanding player in every game of the tournament since 1996.[15][16][17]

Edition Player(s) with most MotM wins No. of wins
1996 England Czech Republic Karel Poborský
Germany Matthias Sammer
England David Seaman
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
2
2000 Belgium / Netherlands France Thierry Henry 3
2004 Portugal Germany Michael Ballack
Czech Republic Milan Baroš
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
Greece Theodoros Zagorakis
France Zinedine Zidane
2
2008 Austria / Switzerland Russia Andrey Arshavin
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder
Spain David Villa
2
2012 Poland / Ukraine Spain Andrés Iniesta
Italy Andrea Pirlo
3
2016 France Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
France Antoine Griezmann
Belgium Eden Hazard
Spain Andrés Iniesta
France Dimitri Payet
Portugal Renato Sanches
Switzerland Granit Xhaka
2
2020 Europe Spain Sergio Busquets
Italy Federico Chiesa
Netherlands Denzel Dumfries
England Harry Kane
Belgium Romelu Lukaku
Italy Leonardo Spinazzola
2

Total awards
As of 28 June 2021

Rank Player Country No. of MotM wins Euros with awards
1 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 6 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020
Andrés Iniesta  Spain 2008, 2012, 2016
3 Andrea Pirlo  Italy 4 2008, 2012
Zinedine Zidane  France 2000, 2004
5 Michael Ballack  Germany 3 2004, 2008
Luís Figo  Portugal 2000, 2004
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012
Luka Modrić  Croatia 2008, 2016, 2020
Mesut Özil  Germany 2012, 2016
Pepe  Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016
Granit Xhaka   Switzerland 2016, 2020

Team of the Tournament

The Team of the Tournament is a team of the best performers at each respective UEFA European Championship edition, as chosen by the UEFA Technical Study Group since 1996.[18] UEFA also retroactively named teams of the best 11 players from the 1960 to 1992 tournaments. The number of players in these squads has changed, from 18 players in 1996, 22 players in 2000, and 23 players from 2004 until 2012. Since 2016, a team of 11 players has been named.[19]

Edition Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
France 1960
(11 player squad)[20]
Soviet Union Lev Yashin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Durković
Czechoslovakia Ladislav Novák
Soviet Union Igor Netto
Czechoslovakia Josef Masopust
Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragoslav Šekularac
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Kostić
Soviet Union Slava Metreveli
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Galić
Soviet Union Viktor Ponedelnik
Spain 1964
(11 player squad)[21]
Soviet Union Lev Yashin Spain Feliciano Rivilla
Hungary Dezső Novák
Spain Ferran Olivella
Spain Ignacio Zoco
Spain Amancio Amaro
Soviet Union Valentin Ivanov
Spain Chus Pereda
Hungary Ferenc Bene
Hungary Flórián Albert
Spain Luis Suárez
Italy 1968
(11 player squad)[22]
Italy Dino Zoff Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mirsad Fazlagić
Italy Giacinto Facchetti
England Bobby Moore
Soviet Union Albert Shesternyov
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Džajić
Italy Angelo Domenghini
Italy Sandro Mazzola
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivica Osim
England Geoff Hurst
Italy Luigi Riva
Belgium 1972
(11 player squad)[23]
Soviet Union Yevhen Rudakov Soviet Union Revaz Dzodzuashvili
West Germany Paul Breitner
Soviet Union Murtaz Khurtsilava
West Germany Franz Beckenbauer
West Germany Herbert Wimmer
West Germany Uli Hoeneß
West Germany Günter Netzer
West Germany Jupp Heynckes
West Germany Gerd Müller
Belgium Raoul Lambert
Yugoslavia 1976
(11 player squad)[24]
Czechoslovakia Ivo Viktor Czechoslovakia Ján Pivarník
Netherlands Ruud Krol
West Germany Franz Beckenbauer
Czechoslovakia Anton Ondruš
Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Pollák
West Germany Rainer Bonhof
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Džajić
Czechoslovakia Antonín Panenka
Czechoslovakia Zdeněk Nehoda
West Germany Dieter Müller
Italy 1980
(11 player squad)[25]
Italy Dino Zoff Italy Claudio Gentile
West Germany Karlheinz Förster
Italy Gaetano Scirea
West Germany Hans-Peter Briegel
Belgium Jan Ceulemans
Italy Marco Tardelli
West Germany Bernd Schuster
West Germany Hansi Müller
West Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
West Germany Horst Hrubesch
France 1984
(11 player squad)[26]
West Germany Harald Schumacher Portugal João Pinto
West Germany Karlheinz Förster
Denmark Morten Olsen
West Germany Andreas Brehme
Portugal Fernando Chalana
France Jean Tigana
France Michel Platini
France Alain Giresse
Denmark Frank Arnesen
West Germany Rudi Völler
West Germany 1988
(11 player squad)[27]
Netherlands Hans van Breukelen Italy Giuseppe Bergomi
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Netherlands Ronald Koeman
Italy Paolo Maldini
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Netherlands Jan Wouters
Italy Giuseppe Giannini
West Germany Lothar Matthäus
Netherlands Marco van Basten
Italy Gianluca Vialli
Sweden 1992
(11 player squad)[28]
Denmark Peter Schmeichel France Jocelyn Angloma
France Laurent Blanc
Germany Andreas Brehme
Germany Jürgen Kohler
Germany Stefan Effenberg
Netherlands Ruud Gullit
Germany Thomas Häßler
Denmark Brian Laudrup
Netherlands Marco van Basten
Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp
England 1996
(18 player squad)[18]
England David Seaman
Germany Andreas Köpke
Czech Republic Radoslav Látal
France Laurent Blanc
France Marcel Desailly
Germany Matthias Sammer
Italy Paolo Maldini
France Didier Deschamps
England Steve McManaman
England Paul Gascoigne
Portugal Rui Costa
Czech Republic Karel Poborský
Germany Dieter Eilts
England Alan Shearer
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov
Croatia Davor Šuker
France Youri Djorkaeff
Czech Republic Pavel Kuka
Belgium and Netherlands 2000
(22 player squad)[18]
Italy Francesco Toldo
France Fabien Barthez
France Lilian Thuram
France Laurent Blanc
France Marcel Desailly
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Italy Fabio Cannavaro
Italy Paolo Maldini
Netherlands Frank de Boer
France Patrick Vieira
France Zinedine Zidane
Portugal Luís Figo
Portugal Rui Costa
Netherlands Edgar Davids
Italy Demetrio Albertini
Spain Pep Guardiola
France Thierry Henry
Netherlands Patrick Kluivert
Portugal Nuno Gomes
Spain Raúl
Italy Francesco Totti
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Savo Milošević
Portugal 2004
(23 player squad)[29]
Czech Republic Petr Čech
Greece Antonios Nikopolidis
England Sol Campbell
England Ashley Cole
Greece Traianos Dellas
Sweden Olof Mellberg
Portugal Ricardo Carvalho
Greece Giourkas Seitaridis
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta
Germany Michael Ballack
Portugal Luís Figo
England Frank Lampard
Portugal Maniche
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd
Greece Theodoros Zagorakis
France Zinedine Zidane
Czech Republic Milan Baroš
Greece Angelos Charisteas
Sweden Henrik Larsson
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
England Wayne Rooney
Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
Austria and Switzerland 2008
(23 player squad)[30]
Italy Gianluigi Buffon
Spain Iker Casillas
Netherlands Edwin van der Sar
Portugal José Bosingwa
Germany Philipp Lahm
Spain Carlos Marchena
Portugal Pepe
Spain Carles Puyol
Russia Yuri Zhirkov
Turkey Hamit Altıntop
Croatia Luka Modrić
Spain Marcos Senna
Spain Xavi
Russia Konstantin Zyryanov
Germany Michael Ballack
Spain Cesc Fàbregas
Spain Andrés Iniesta
Germany Lukas Podolski
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder
Russia Andrey Arshavin
Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko
Spain Fernando Torres
Spain David Villa
Poland and Ukraine 2012
(23 player squad)[31]
Italy Gianluigi Buffon
Spain Iker Casillas
Germany Manuel Neuer
Spain Gerard Piqué
Portugal Fábio Coentrão
Germany Philipp Lahm
Portugal Pepe
Spain Sergio Ramos
Spain Jordi Alba
Italy Daniele De Rossi
England Steven Gerrard
Spain Xavi
Spain Andrés Iniesta
Germany Sami Khedira
Spain Sergio Busquets
Germany Mesut Özil
Italy Andrea Pirlo
Spain Xabi Alonso
Italy Mario Balotelli
Spain Cesc Fàbregas
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
Spain David Silva
France 2016
(11 player squad)[32]
Portugal Rui Patrício Germany Joshua Kimmich
Germany Jérôme Boateng
Portugal Pepe
Portugal Raphaël Guerreiro
Germany Toni Kroos
Wales Joe Allen
France Antoine Griezmann
Wales Aaron Ramsey
France Dimitri Payet
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Europe 2020
(11 player squad)[33]
Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma England Kyle Walker
Italy Leonardo Bonucci
England Harry Maguire
Italy Leonardo Spinazzola
Denmark Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Italy Jorginho
Spain Pedri
Italy Federico Chiesa
Belgium Romelu Lukaku
England Raheem Sterling

All-time Euro XI

In June 2016, ahead of UEFA Euro 2016 in France, UEFA published an All-time Euro XI; the winning team was chosen based on votes cast on EURO2016.com and Twitter. The application featured the 11 players who have made the greatest impact at EURO final tournaments. Nominees had to meet at least two of the following four criteria:[34]

Goalkeeper
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards

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