EURO 2020

5 Countries Who Have Reached the Most Euro Finals in History

Arjun Singh Devgan
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The European Championship is arguably the second biggest international football tournament in the world and has in the past been a lot more competitive than the World Cup. A number of top countries have won the tournament more than once and here we take a look at five countries who have played the most finals in the competitions history.

1. Germany - 5 Finals


Germany are one of the most successful nation in international tournaments and it comes as no surprise that they top this list having reached the finals on five occasions.

Of the five finals that the Die Mannschaft have played, they have won three of those games, meaning that they have a good record when it comes to the tough situations.

2. Italy - 4 Finals

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Another nation with a glorious history in international competitions, Italy reached their fourth final at the current edition after beating Spain on penalties in the semi-final.

The Azzurri however have won the tournament only once, meaning that they have lost two other finals. They will have another opportunity to win their second trophy come Sunday.

3. Spain - 4 Finals

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Spain dominated the sport between 2008 to 2012, during which they won two consecutive Euro trophies and have reached the finals four times so far in their history.

La Roja have won three of the four finals they have played, with their only loss coming in the 1984 edition - where they lost to France.

4. Soviet Union - 4 Finals

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Soviet Union were a regular presence in the tournament until their eventual demise in 1991, with the country making four final appearances - of which they won the trophy only once.

They had a number of top players, and were also very competitive in the World Cup and Olympic Games.

5. France - 3 Finals


France have emerged as a powerhouse footballing nation in the recent past, reaching three finals in the competition, of which they have won two tournaments.

They struggled this time around, but with the talent at their disposal, one can expect them to bounce back in 2024.