European Championships


The UEFA European Championship is the most fiercely contested prize in international football on this continent. Originating in 1960, the tournament pits Europe’s elite countries against each other to determin the overall Champion every four years. The competition is held in the even-numbered years between World Cups. It has expanded from a limited team Finals known as the UEFA European Nations Cup to become the European Championship, or Euros, from 1968. The idea of a continental competition was pitched as far back as the 1920’s by then French football’s chief – and UEFA’s first General Secretary – Henri Delaunay but the idea didn’t come to fruition until five years after his death. The trophy is named in his honour. Beginning with just four teams in the initial runs, it expanded to eight in 1980, sixteen in 1996 and twenty-four from 2016 as the competition got bigger and better. The worldwide coverage has done the same, with genuine global interest. Here are the details of the UK coverage, with personnel, graphics, fixtures, support programming and much, much more. Click on the logo below to be taken to that year’s tournament. There are also links to other articles and pieces on the competition below. It starts here!

Euro 2000              See the source image           Image result for euro 2008 logo

    See the source image             UEFA Euro 2016 Logo.svg



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