UEFA Cup Trivia
- The UEFA European Championship was formerly known as the UEFA European Nations Cup but changed to the current name in 1969.
- The Henri Delaunay Trophy is awarded to the winning team, in honor of the first General Secretary of UEFA who came up with the European Championship but died five years after the first tournament.
- In 1927, only 17 national teams participated in the competition. Four teams competed against one another during the finals.
- In the 1968 tournament, it was the first time that the winner was decided via a coin toss. The tournament was won by Italy against Soviet Union.
- From 1960 until 1976, only four teams competed in the tournament.
- The 1992 tournament was the first major tournament to have the players' names printed on their backs.
- The championship is known to be the second most watched international football tournament just after the FIFA World Cup.
- In 1996, Germany won the Final 2–1 against Czechia thanks to the first golden goal ever in a major tournament.
- UEFA Euro 2000 was the first tournament to be hosted by two countries - the Netherlands and Belgium.
- Spain currently holds the record for winning two consecutive titles in 2008 and 2012.
- The Euro 2020 tournament was postponed until 2021 due to the corona virus pandemic.
- Euro 2021 was held in eleven cities in eleven different European countries.
- In 2021 the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used for the first time.