50 Essential Stats Heading into Euro 2016

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0 – Austria, England, Italy and Romania were the only teams to come through qualifying undefeated.

0 – Austria have never scored a goal in open play at a European Championship.

1 – David Villa is the only player to score a hat-trick since Euro 2000 (4-1 vs Russia in Euro 2008).

2 – Romania conceded the fewest goals in qualifying.

3 – Croatia picked up the most red cards in qualifying.

3 – Switzerland and Ukraine lost the most games in qualifying of the teams that reached the finals.

4 – Iceland’s Lars Lagerbäck sets a new record for being a head coach in the most European Championship finals.

5 – Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia and Wales are all making their European Championship debut.

5 – Iker Casillas has been selected for a record fifth European Championship finals.

6 – Poland have played more games at a European Championship finals than any other nation that have yet to win a single game.

6 – Zlatan Ibrahimović and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more goals in European Championship tournaments than any other players selected to Euro 2016.

7 – Germany have qualified for a record seventh successive European Championship finals.

7 – Of the teams to make the finals, Albania scored the fewest goals in qualifying.

8% – Romania have only ever won one of their 13 matches at a European Championship (vs England at Euro 2000).

8 – Joachim Löw has won more matches than any other coach in European Championship finals.

9 – There have been nine different nations win the European Championships among the 14 previous tournaments.

9 – This will be England’s ninth appearance in a European Championship – more times than any other nation that hasn’t won it.

9 – Michel Platini is the all-time top scorer in this competition.

9 – Iker Casillas, Cesc Fàbregas and Andrés Iniesta need one more win to a set a new record for most games won by a player in European Championship finals.

10 – Only Gibraltar (9) picked up fewer yellow cards than Germany in qualifying.

11 – Germany are appearing in a record 11th European Championship.

11% – Switzerland have only ever won one of their nine matches at a European Championship (vs Portugal at Euro 2008).

11 – Joachim Löw will surpass Berti Vogts’ record of coaching 11 games in finals when Germany play their opening game of Euro 2016.

12 – Spain head into Euro 2016 on a record 12-game unbeaten run in European Championship finals.

12 – Northern Ireland head into Euro 2016 on a record 12-game unbeaten streak.

12 – Juventus and Liverpool have the most players called up to Euro 2016.

13 – Poland’s Robert Lewandowski was top scorer in qualifying.

13 – Switzerland’s Haris Seferović was caught offside on the most occasions in qualifying.

14 – Of the teams to make the finals, the Czech Republic conceded the most goals in qualifying.

17% – Republic of Ireland have only ever won one of their six matches at a European Championship (vs England at Euro 1988).

22 – Italy conceded the fewest corners in qualifying.

23 – Germany currently hold the record for most wins at European Championships.

26 – Slovakia’s Juraj Kucka and Wales’ Hal Robson-Kanu committed the most fouls in qualifying of players selected for the finals.

30 – There are more players from the English Championship represented at Euro 2016 than the French Ligue 1 (22) and Portuguese Primeira Liga (10).

33 – Poland scored the most goals in qualifying.

38 – Switzerland were caught offside more times than any other nation in qualifying.

40 – Either Gábor Király or Shay Given can become the oldest player to appear in a European Championships finals if they make an appearance in this tournament.

40 – Hungary’s Gábor Király is the oldest player selected to Euro 2016.

45 – Wales’ Gareth Bale had the most efforts on goal (excluding blocked shots) in qualifying.

63 – Of the teams to make the finals, Hungary conceded the most corners in qualifying.

87 – Of the teams to make the finals, Albania were awarded the fewest free kicks.

90 – Germany committed the fewest fouls in qualifying.

92 – Germany won the most corners in qualifying.

100% – England were the only nation to pick up maximum points in qualifying.

102 – There are more players from the Premier League at Euro 2016 than any other league.

182 – Sweden committed the most fouls in qualifying.

196 – Ukraine received the most free kicks in qualifying.

509 – Spain ended Euro 2012 on a run of 509 minutes without conceding a goal.

74,629 – Of all the teams in qualifying, England had the highest average home attendance – more than 23,000 fans on average at their home games than any other nation.

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