Most Matches Played

Games Player Country Years
16 Edwin Van Der Sar Netherlands 1996-2008
16 Lilian Thuram France 1996-2008
14 Luís Figo Portugal 1996-2004
14 Nuno Gomes Portugal 2000-2008
14 Karel Poborský Czech Republic 1996-2004
14 Zinédine Zidane France 1996-2004

Most Tournaments Played

Tournaments Player Country Years
4 Lothar Matthäus Germany 1980-2000
4 Peter Schmeichel Denmark 1988-2000
4 Aron Winter Netherlands 1988-2000
4 Alessandro Del Piero Italy 1996-2008
4 Edwin Van Der Sar Netherlands 1996-2008
4 Lilian Thuram France 1996-2008

Oldest/youngest Players

Record Age Player Country Match
Young App 18y 115d Enzo Scifo Belgium v Yugoslavia, 1984
Old App 39y 91d Lothar Matthäus Germany v Portugal, 2000
Young Scorer 18y 141d Johan Vonlanthen Switzerland v France, 2004
Old Scorer 34y 213d Nené Portugal v Romania, 1984

Most Goals Scored

Goals Player Country Years
9 Michel Platini France 1984
7 Alan Shearer England 1992-2000
6 Nuno Gomes Portugal 2000-2008
6 Thierry Henry France 2000-2008
6 Patrick Kluivert Netherlands 1996-2000
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands 2004-2008

Fastest Goals

Time Player Country Match
1m 7s Dmitri Kirichenko Russia v Greece, 2004
2m 8s Sergei Alenikov Soviet Union v England, 1988
2m 12s Alan Shearer England v Germany, 1996

Most Final Appearances

Finals (won) Player Country Years
3 (2) Rainer Bonhof West Germany 1972-1980
2 14 players n/a

Most Tournaments Played

No. of Tournaments Winners Country Years
10 3 Germany 1972-2008
8 2 Spain 1964-2008
8 1 Netherlands 1976-2008
7 1 Denmark, Italy 1964-2008
7 0 England 1968-2004

Most Final Appearances

Finals (won) Country Years
6 (3 - 1972, 1980, 1996) Germany 1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2008
4 (1 - 1960) Soviet Union 1960, 1964, 1972, 1988
3 (2 - 1964, 2008) Spain 1964, 1984, 2008
2 Various Countries n/a

Most Matches Played

Games Won Country Years
38 19 Germany 1972-2008
32 17 Netherlands 1976-2008
30 13 Spain 1964-2008
28 14 France 1960-2008
27 11 Italy 1968-2008
24 6 Denmark 1964-2004

Most Goals Scored

Goals Goal Difference Country Years
55 +23 Netherlands 1976-2008
55 +16 Germany 1972-2008
46 +12 France 1960-2008
38 +7 Spain 1964-2008
34 +12 Portugal 1984-2008
31 +3 England 1968-2004

Highest Match Aggregates

Goals Match Top Scorer(s)
9 France 4-5 Yugoslavia, 1960 SF Heutte (2, France), Jerković (2, Yugoslavia)
7 Yugoslavia 3-4 Spain, 2000 GS Alfonso Pérez (2, Spain)
7 Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, 2000 QF Kluivert (3, Netherlands)
6 4 Matches n/a