Italy at the UEFA European Championship

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Italy have participated in ten UEFA European Championships, and reached the final on four occasions. They became European champions at home in 1968, the first European Championship they qualified for, and finished as runners-up in 2000 and 2012, before winning their second continental championship at Euro 2020.

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

UEFA European Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
France 1960 Did not enter
Spain 1964 Did not qualify
Italy 1968 Champions 1st 3 1 2 0 3 1
Belgium 1972 Did not qualify
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980 Fourth place 4th 4 1 3 0 2 1
France 1984 Did not qualify
West Germany 1988 Semi-finals 3rd 4 2 1 1 4 3
Sweden 1992 Did not qualify
England 1996 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 3
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 9 4
Portugal 2004 Group stage 9th 3 1 2 0 3 2
Austria Switzerland 2008 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 3 4
Poland Ukraine 2012 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 3 1 6 7
France 2016 Quarter-finals 5th 5 3 1 1 6 2
Europe 2020 Champions 1st 7 5 2 0 13 4
Germany 2024 To be determined
Total 2 Titles 10/16 45 21 18 6 52 31
*Draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates that the tournament was held on home soil.

By match[edit]

Italy's score listed first

Year Round Opponent Score Venue Italy scorers
1968 Semi-finals  Soviet Union 0–0 (a.e.t.)
won on coin toss
Naples
Final  Yugoslavia 1–1 (a.e.t.) Rome Domenghini
 Yugoslavia 2–0 Rome Riva, Anastasi
1980 Group stage  Spain 0–0 Milan
 England 1–0 Turin Tardelli
 Belgium 0–0 Rome
Third place play-off  Czechoslovakia 1–1
(8–9 pen.)
Naples Graziani
1988 Group stage  West Germany 1–1 Düsseldorf Mancini
 Spain 1–0 Frankfurt Vialli
 Denmark 2–0 Cologne Altobelli, De Agostini
Semi-finals  Soviet Union 0–2 Stuttgart
1996 Group stage  Russia 2–1 Liverpool Casiraghi (2)
 Czech Republic 1–2 Liverpool Chiesa
 Germany 0–0 Manchester
2000 Group stage  Turkey 2–1 Arnhem Conte, Inzaghi
 Belgium 2–0 Brussels Totti, Fiore
 Sweden 2–1 Eindhoven Di Biagio, Del Piero
Quarter-finals  Romania 2–0 Brussels Totti, Inzaghi
Semi-finals  Netherlands 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 pen.)
Amsterdam
Final  France 1–2 (a.e.t.) Rotterdam Delvecchio
2004 Group stage  Denmark 0–0 Guimarães
 Sweden 1–1 Porto Cassano
 Bulgaria 2–1 Guimarães Perrotta, Cassano
2008 Group stage  Netherlands 0–3 Bern
 Romania 1–1 Zürich Panucci
 France 2–0 Zürich Pirlo, De Rossi
Quarter-finals  Spain 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–4 pen.)
Vienna
2012 Group stage  Spain 1–1 Gdansk Di Natale
 Croatia 1–1 Poznań Pirlo
 Republic of Ireland 2–0 Poznań Cassano, Balotelli
Quarter-finals  England 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
Kyiv
Semi-finals  Germany 2–1 Warsaw Balotelli (2)
Final  Spain 0–4 Kyiv
2016 Group stage  Belgium 2–0 Lyon Giaccherini, Pellè
 Sweden 1–0 Toulouse Éder
 Republic of Ireland 0–1 Lille
Round of 16  Spain 2–0 Saint-Denis Chiellini, Pellè
Quarter-finals  Germany 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–6 pen.)
Bordeaux Bonucci
2020 Group stage  Turkey 3–0 Rome Demiral (o.g.), Immobile, Insigne
  Switzerland 3–0 Rome Locatelli (2), Immobile
 Wales 1–0 Rome Pessina
Round of 16  Austria 2–1 (a.e.t.) London Chiesa, Pessina
Quarter-finals  Belgium 2–1 Munich Barella, Insigne
Semi-finals  Spain 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
London Chiesa
Final  England 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)
London Bonucci

Euro 1968[edit]

Final tournament[edit]

Semi-finals
Italy 0–0 (a.e.t.)
Italy won on coin toss
 Soviet Union
Report
Final
Original match
Italy 1–1 (a.e.t.) Yugoslavia
Report
Replay
Italy 2–0 Yugoslavia
Report

Euro 1980[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 4 Advance to final
2  Italy (H) 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4 Advance to third place play-off
3  England 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 3
4  Spain 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Spain 0–0 Italy
Report
Attendance: 46,337

England 0–1 Italy
Report
Attendance: 59,649

Italy 0–0 Belgium
Report
Attendance: 42,318

Knockout stage[edit]

Third place play-off

Euro 1988[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany (H) 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Italy 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 5
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2
4  Denmark 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
West Germany 1–1 Italy
Report
Attendance: 62,552

Italy 1–0 Spain
Report
Attendance: 47,506

Italy 2–0 Denmark
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals
Soviet Union 2–0 Italy
Report
Attendance: 61,606

Euro 1996[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4[a]
3  Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[a]
4  Russia 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head result: Czech Republic 2–1 Italy.
Italy 2–1 Russia
Report
Attendance: 35,120

Czech Republic 2–1 Italy
Report
Attendance: 37,320

Italy 0–0 Germany
Report
Attendance: 53,740

Euro 2000[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Turkey 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
3  Belgium (H) 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Turkey 1–2 Italy
Report
Attendance: 22,500

Italy 2–0 Belgium
Report

Italy 2–1 Sweden
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals
Italy 2–0 Romania
Report
Semi-finals
Final
France 2–1 (a.e.t./g.g.) Italy
Report
Attendance: 50,000[3]
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Euro 2004[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 3 1 2 0 8 3 +5 5[a] Advance to knockout stage
2  Denmark 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5[a]
3  Italy 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5[a]
4  Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Tied on head-to-head points (2) and goal difference (0). Head-to-head goals for: Sweden 3, Denmark 2, Italy 1.[4]
Denmark 0–0 Italy
Report

Italy 1–1 Sweden
Report
Attendance: 44,926

Italy 2–1 Bulgaria
Report

Euro 2008[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9 Advance to knockout phase
2  Italy 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3  Romania 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
4  France 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Netherlands 3–0 Italy
Report
Attendance: 30,777[5]

Italy 1–1 Romania
Report
Attendance: 30,585[6]

France 0–2 Italy
Report
Attendance: 30,585[7]

Knockout phase[edit]

Quarter-finals

Euro 2012[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to knockout phase
2  Italy 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3  Croatia 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
4  Republic of Ireland 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Spain 1–1 Italy
Report
Attendance: 38,869[9]

Italy 1–1 Croatia
Report
Attendance: 37,096[10]
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Italy 2–0 Republic of Ireland
Report
Attendance: 38,794[11]

Knockout phase[edit]

Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Germany 1–2 Italy
Report
Attendance: 55,540[13]
Final
Spain 4–0 Italy
Report
Attendance: 63,170[14]

Euro 2016[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6[a] Advance to knockout phase
2  Belgium 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6[a]
3  Republic of Ireland 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head result: Belgium 0–2 Italy.
Belgium 0–2 Italy
Report

Italy 1–0 Sweden
Report

Italy 0–1 Republic of Ireland
Report

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16
Italy 2–0 Spain
Report
Quarter-finals

Euro 2020[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy (H) 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 9 Advance to knockout phase
2  Wales 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4[a]
3   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4[a]
4  Turkey 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tied on head-to-head result (Wales 1–1 Switzerland). Overall goal difference was used as the tiebreaker.
Turkey 0–3 Italy
Report
Attendance: 12,916[20]

Italy 3–0  Switzerland
Report
Attendance: 12,445[21]

Italy 1–0 Wales
Report
Attendance: 11,541[22]

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16
Italy 2–1 (a.e.t.) Austria
Report
Attendance: 18,910[23]
Quarter-finals
Belgium 1–2 Italy
Report
Attendance: 12,984[24]
Semi-finals
Italy 1–1 (a.e.t.) Spain
Report
Penalties
4–2
Attendance: 57,811[25]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Final

Player records[edit]

Players in bold are still active

Most appearances[edit]

[27]

Rank Player Matches European Championships
1 Leonardo Bonucci 18 2012, 2016 and 2020
2 Gianluigi Buffon 17 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016
Giorgio Chiellini 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020
4 Antonio Cassano 13 2004, 2008 and 2012
Alessandro Del Piero 13 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008
Paolo Maldini 13 1988, 1996 and 2000
7 Daniele De Rossi 12 2008, 2012 and 2016
8 Andrea Pirlo 11 2004, 2008 and 2012
Gianluca Zambrotta 11 2000, 2004 and 2008
10 Andrea Barzagli 10 2008, 2012 and 2016

Top goalscorers[edit]

[28]

Rank Player Goals European Championships (goals)
1 Mario Balotelli 3 2012 (3)
Antonio Cassano 3 2004 (2), 2008 and 2012 (1)
3 Leonardo Bonucci 2 2012, 2016 (1) and 2020 (1)
Pierluigi Casiraghi 2 1996 (2)
Federico Chiesa 2 2020 (2)
Ciro Immobile 2 2016 and 2020 (2)
Lorenzo Insigne 2 2016 and 2020 (2)
Filippo Inzaghi 2 2000 (2)
Manuel Locatelli 2 2020 (2)
Graziano Pellè 2 2016 (2)
Matteo Pessina 2 2020 (2)
Andrea Pirlo 2 2004, 2008 (1) and 2012 (1)
Francesco Totti 2 2000 (2) and 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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