Portugal wins 2016 UEFA European football championship

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Portugal won the UEFA European football championship  for the first time, following a 1–0 victory after extra time over the host team, France, in the final played at the Stade de France, in Paris. 

The only goal for the Portugal team was scored by Eder at 109 minute in the 11 minutes of extra time. With this victory, Portugal has earned the right to compete at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.

UEFA Euro 2016 award winners

  • UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Golden Boot: Antoine Griezmann, France: 6 goals (2 assists, 555 minutes)
  • UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Silver Boot: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal: 3 goals (3 assists, 625 minutes) 
  • UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Bronze Boot: Olivier Giroud, France: 3 goals (2 assists, 456 minutes)
  • Youngest Player of the Tournament: Renato Sanches (Portugal) – aged 18. 

UEFA Euro 2016 :

  • UEFA Euro 2016 was the 15th edition of UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA. It was held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.
  • France was chosen as the host nation on 28 May 2010, after a bidding process in which they beat Italy and Turkey for the right to host the 2016 finals. he matches were played in ten stadiums in ten cities.
  • For the first time, the European Championship final tournament was being contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the 16-team format used since 1996.
  • Under this new format, the finalists contest a group stage consisting of six groups of four teams, followed by a knockout phase including three rounds and the final.

Tournament top scorers of all times

1960 2 Francois Heutte (France), Viktor Ponedelnik (USSR), Valentin Ivanov (USSR), Drazen Jerkovic (Yugoslavia), Milan Galic (Yugoslavia)
1964 2 Jesus Pereda (Spain), Ferenc Bene (Hungary), Dezso Novak (Hungary)
1968 2 Dragan Dzajic (Yugoslavia)
1972 4 Gerd Muller (West Germany)
1976 4 Dieter Muller (West Germany)
1980 3 Klaus Allofs (West Germany)
1984 9 Michel Platini (France)
1988 5 Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
1992 3 Henrik Larsen (Denmark), Karlheinz Riedle (Germany), Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands), Tomas Brolin (Sweden)
1996 5 Alan Shearer (England)
2000 5 Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands), Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia)
2004 5 Milan Baros (Czech Republic)
2008 4 David Villa (Spain)
2012 3 Fernando Torres (Spain), Alan Dzagoev (Russia), Mario Mandžukić (Croatia), Mario Gomez (Germany), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Highest scoring teams, tournament by tournament

1960 Yugoslavia 6
1964 Spain, Russia, Hungary 4
1968 Italy 3
1972 West Germany 5
1976 West Germany 6
1980 West Germany 6
1984 France 14
1988 Netherlands 8
1992 Germany 7
1996 Germany 10
2000 France, Netherlands 13
2004 England, Czech Republic 10
2008 Spain 12
2012 Spain 12

UEFA European Championship final tournament overall top scorers

9 Michel Platini (France)
7 Alan Shearer (England)
6 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
6 Thierry Henry (France)
6 Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6 Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)
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