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Season 1960-61 to 1963-64 - European Champions: USSR
None
(England did not play USSR again until 1967).
Season 1964-65 to 1967-68 - European Champions: Spain
Friendlies
395 8 December 1965 - Spain 0 England 2 [0-1]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid
(25,000/35,000)
Baker, Hunt AW

4 members of European Championship-winning side
(Iribar, Lapetra, Olivella and Zoco all played for Spain against USSR in Madrid on 21 June 1964).

414 24 May 1967 - England 2 Spain 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(97, 500)
Greaves, Hunt HW

2 members of European Championship-winning side
(Amancio and Iribar both played for Spain against USSR in Madrid on 21 June 1964).

European Nations Cup Quarter-Finals  
420 3 April 1968 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(94,586 to 100,000)
R.Charlton HW

2 members of European Championship-winning side
(Amancio and Zoco both played for Spain against USSR in Madrid on 21 June 1964).

421 8 May 1968 - Spain 1 England 2 [0-0]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (66,994/120,000)
Amancio
Peters, Hunter
AW

2 members of European Championship-winning side
(Amancio and Zoco both played for Spain against USSR in Madrid on 21 June 1964).

Season 1968-69 to 1971-72 - European Champions: IItaly
None
(England did not play Italy again until 1973).
Season 1972-73 to 1975-76 - European Champions: West Germany
World Champions from 1974-78
Friendly
488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
(100,000)
Bell, Macdonald HW
2 members of European Championship-winning side
(Beckenbauer and Maier both played for West Germany against USSR in Bruxelles on 18 June 1972). Five members had played in the 1974 World Cup Final, eight months earlier.
England included Ball from their 1966 World Cup-winning side.
Season 1976-77 to 1979-80 - European Champions: Czechoslovakia
Friendly
526 29 November 1978 - England 1 Czechoslovakia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (92,000)
Coppell HW

5 members of European Championship-winning side
(
Gögh, Jurkemik (as a substitute), Masny and Nehoda, plus substitute, Panenka all played for Czechoslovakia against West Germany in Beograd on 20 June 1976).

Season 1980-81 to 1983-84 - European Champions: West Germany
World Cup Finals 1982 in Spain
568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0 [0-0]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (90,089)
  ND

7 members of European Championship-winning side
(Briegel, Karl-Heinz Förster, Kaltz, Hansi Müller, Rummenigge, Schumacher and Stielike all played for West Germany against Belgium in Roma on 22 June 1980). Breitner had played in their 1974 World Cup-winning side.

Friendly
571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (68,000)
Woodcock
Rummenigge (2)
HL

5 members of European Championship-winning side
(Briegel, Karl-Heinz Förster, Kaltz, Rummenigge and Schumacher all played for West Germany against Belgium in Roma on 22 June 1980). Seven members, plus one substitute had played in the 1982 World Cup Final, three months earlier.

Season 1984-85 to 1987-88 - European Champions: France
None
(England did not play France again until 1992).
Season 1988-89 to 1991-92 - European Champions: Netherlands
World Cup Finals 1990 in Italy
659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna (35,267)
  ND

8 members of European Championship-winning side
(
Gullit, Ronald Koeman, Rijkaard, van Aerle, van Basten, van Breukelen, van Tiggelen and Wouters all played for Netherlands against USSR in München on 25 June 1988).

Season 1992-93 to 1995-96 - European Champions: Denmark
Friendly
703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (71,790)
Platt HW

6 members of European Championship-winning side
(
Jensen, Larsen, Brian Laudrup, Olsen, Schmeichel and Vilfort all played for Denmark against Germany in Göteborg on 26 June 1992).

Season 1996-97 to 1999-2000 - European Champions: Germany
European Championship Finals 2000 in Belgium
770 17 June 2000 - England 1 Germany 0 [0-0]
Stade Communal, Charleroi (27,700)
Shearer NW

3 members of European Championship-winning side
(
Babbel, Scholl and Ziege all played for Germany against Czech Republic at Wembley on 30 June 1996).

Season 2000-01 to 2003-04 - European Champions: France
World Champions from 1998-2002
Friendly
772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
(76,377)
Petit
Owen
AD

12 members of European Championship-winning side
(
Blanc, Desailly, Deschamps, Djorkaeff, Henry, Lizarazu, Thuram and Zidane, plus substitutes, Pires, Trezeguet, Vieira and Wiltord (all except Vieira were also substitutes in the final) all played for France against Italy in Rotterdam on 2 July 2000). Nine members (including two substitutes) had played in the 1998 World Cup final, two years earlier.

European Championship Finals 2004 in Portugal
814 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa (62,487)
Lampard
Zidane (2 (1 pen))
NL

9 members of European Championship-winning side
(Barthéz
, Henry, Lizarazu, Pires (as a substitute), Thuram, Trezeguet (as a substitute), Vieira and Zidane, plus substitute, Wiltord all played for France against Italy in Rotterdam on 2 July 2000). Barthéz, Lizarazu, Thuram, Vieira (as a substitute) and Zidane had also played in their 1998 World Cup-winning side.

Season 2004-05 to 2007-08 - European Champions: Greece
Friendly
843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0 [4-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (45,864)

Terry, Lampard, Crouch (2)

HW

8 members of European Championship-winning side
(
Charisteas, Dellas, Fyssas, Giannakopoulos, Katsouranis, Nikopolidis and Zagorakis, plus substitute, Basinas all played for Greece against Portugal in Lisboa on 4 July 2004).

Season 2008-09 to 2011-12 - European Champions: Spain
World Champions from 2010-14
Friendlies
871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
Villa, Llorente AL
11 members of European Championship-winning side
(Alonso, Capdevila, Casillas, Iniesta, Ramos, Senna, Torres and Xavi, plus substitutes, Güiza (as a substitute), Marchena and Silva all played for Spain against Germany in Wien on 29 June 2008).
901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(87,189)
Lampard HW

10 members of European Championship-winning side
(Alonso (as a substitute), Casillas, Iniesta, Ramos, Silva and Xavi, plus substitutes,
Cazorla (as a substitute), Fábregas, Puyol and Torres all played for Spain against Germany in Wien on 29 June 2008). Nine members (including two substitutes) had played in the 2010 World Cup final, the previous year.

Season 2012-13 to 2015-16 - European Champions: Spain
World Champions from 2010-14
 
European Champions - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 8 7 0 1 13 2 +11 0 7 1.625 0.250 87.6 +6
Away 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
Neutral 4 1 2 1 2 2 =0 2 3 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 15 10 3 2 20 6 +14 2 11 1.333 0.40 76.7 +8
European Champions - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
World Cup Finals 2 0 2 0 0 0 =0 2 2 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
ECP 2 2 0 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 100.0 +2
ECF 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 0 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 4 3 0 1 5 4 +1 0 2 1.250 1.00 75.0 +2
Friendly 9 7 1 1 15 3 +12 0 7 1.667 0.333 88.9 +6
All 15 10 3 2 20 6 +14 2 11 1.333 0.40 76.7 +8

 

England also played the following games against teams that were about to win the European Championship
1960 European Champions: USSR
End-of-Season East-European Pre-World Cup Tour
321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1 [0-1]
Lenin Stadium, Moskva
(105,000)
Ivanov
Kevan
AD
USSR fielded 4 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1960 (two years later).
World Cup Finals 1958 in Sweden
322 8 June 1958 - England 2 USSR 2 [0-1]
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg (49,348)
Kevan, Finney (pen)
Simonian, A.Ivanov
ND
USSR fielded 3 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1960 (just over two years later).
325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0 [0-0]
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg
(23,182)
Ilyin NL
USSR fielded 3 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1960 (just over two years later).
Friendly
327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(100,000)
Haynes (3), Lofthouse, R.Charlton (pen) HW
USSR fielded 4 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1960 (two years later).
1964 European Champions: Spain
Friendly
344 26 October 1960 - England 4 Spain 2 [2-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(80,000)
Greaves, Douglas, R.Smith (2)
Del Sol, Suárez
HW
Spain fielded 1 of the team (Suárez) that went on to win the European Championship in 1964 (four years later).
1972 European Champions: West Germany
World Champions 1974
World Cup Finals 1970 in Mexico
448 14 June 1970 - West Germany 3 England 2 [0-1]
AET [2-2]
Estado de Guanajuato, León (23,357)
Beckenbauer, Seeler, Müller
Mullery, Peters
NL
West Germany fielded 4 of the team that went on to win the European Championship, two years later. 5 of the team (plus a substitute) went on to win the World Cup in 1974 (just over four years later). Five of the team (plus a substitute) had also played in the unsuccessful 1966 World Cup final.
England included
5 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Sir Bobby Charlton, Hurst, Moore and Peters).
European Championship Quarter-Finals
459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(96,800/100,000)
Lee
Hoeneß, Netzer (pen), Müller
HL
West Germany fielded 9 of the team that went on to win the European Championship, two months later. 7 of the team went on to win the World Cup in 1974 (just over two years later). Three of the team had played in the unsuccessful 1966 World Cup final.
England included
6 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Banks, Hurst, Moore and Peters).
460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0 [0-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin
(72,000 to 84,000)
  AD
West Germany fielded 9 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship, two months later. 6 of the team went on to win the World Cup in 1974 (just over two years later). Three of the team had played in the unsuccessful 1966 World Cup final.
England included
6 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Banks, Hurst, Moore and substitute, Peters).
1976 European Champions: Czechoslovakia
Friendly
471 27 May 1973 - Czechoslovakia 1 England 1 [0-0]
Stadión Letná, Milady Horákové, Praha (22,000)
Novák
Clarke
AD
Czechoslovakia fielded 4 of the team (including a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 1976 (just over three years later).
European Championship Preliminaries
486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (83,858/86,000)
Channon, Bell (2) HW
Czechoslovakia fielded 6 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1976 (two years later).
495 30 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1 [1-1]
Š
tadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava (45,000/50,651)
Nehoda, Gallis
Channon
AL
Czechoslovakia fielded 8 of the team (including a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 1976 (eight months later).
1980 European Champions: West Germany
Friendly
518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1 [0-1]
Olympiastadion, München
(77,850)
Worm, Bonhof
Pearson
AL
West Germany fielded 1 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship, two years later. Two of the team had played in the 1972 final and six members, plus a substitute, had taken part in the unsuccessful 1976 final. Five of the team had played in their 1974 World Cup-winning side.
1984 European Champions: France
World Cup Finals 1982 in Spain
565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1 [1-1]
Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao (44,172)
Robson (2), Mariner
Soler
NW
France fielded 4 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 1984 (just over two years later).
Friendly  
585 29 February 1984 - France 2 England 0 [0-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris (45,554)
Platini (2) AL
France fielded 8 of the team (plus two substitutes) that went on to win the European Championship in 1984 (four months later).
1988 European Champions: Netherlands
Friendly  
631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2 [1-2]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,590)
Lineker, Adams
Adams OG, Bosman
HD
Netherlands fielded 7 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1988 (three months later).
European Championship Finals 1988 in West Germany  
637 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3 [0-1]
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen (65,000 to 68,400)
Robson
van Basten (3)
NL
Netherlands fielded the same team that went on to win the European Championship in 1988 (ten days later).
1992 European Champions: Denmark
Friendlies  
639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (25,837)
Webb HW
Denmark fielded 3 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1992 (four years later).
655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (27,643)
Lineker HW
Denmark fielded 8 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1992 (just over two years later).
European Championship Finals 1992 in Sweden
686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0 [0-0]
Malmö Stadion, Malmöt
(26,385)
  ND
Denmark fielded 9 of the team that went on to win the European Championship in 1992 (just over two weeks later).
1996 European Champions: Germany
U.S. Cup
699 19 June 1993 - Germany 2 England 1 [1-1]
Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan
(62,126)
Effenberg, Klinsmann
Platt
NL
Germany fielded 5 of the team (including a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 1996 (just over three years later). Six members, plus a substitute, had taken part in the unsuccessful 1992 final. Four of the team had played in West Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning side.
European Championship Finals 1996 in England
726 26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1 [1-1]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [6-5]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (75,862)
Kuntz
Shearer
HD
Germany fielded 11 of the team (including three substitutes) that went on to win the European Championship in 1996 (four days later). Three members, plus a substitute, had taken part in the unsuccessful 1992 final. Häßler had also played in West Germany's 1990 World Cup-winning side.
2000 European Champions: France
World Champions 1998
Tournoi de France
736 7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
(25,000)
Shearer AW
France fielded 9 of the team (including two substitutes) that went on to win the European Championship in 2000 (just over three years later). 6 of the team (plus two substitutes) went on to win the World Cup in 1998 (just over a year later).
Friendly
755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,111)
Anelka (2) HL
France fielded 12 of the team (including two substitutes) that went on to win the European Championship in 2000 (the following year). 11 of the team (including three substitutes) had played in their 1998 World Cup-winning side.
2004 European Champions: Greece
World Cup Preliminaries
780 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]
Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína (29,000 to 46,000)
Scholes, Beckham AW
Greece fielded 6 of the team (including a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 2004 (just over three years later).
784 6 October 2001 - England 2 Greece 2 [0-1]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester
(66,090)
Sheringham, Beckham
Charisteas, Nikolaidis
HD
Greece fielded 6 of the team (including a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 2004 (three years later).
2008 European Champions: Spain
World Champions 2010
Friendlies
823 17 November 2004 - Spain 1 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (48,000)
Del Horno AL
Spain fielded 4 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 2008 (four years later). 4 of the team (including a substitute) went on to win the World Cup in 2010 (six years later).
849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (58,207)
Iniesta HL
Spain fielded 9 of the team (including three substitutes) that went on to win the European Championship in 2008 (the following year). The same 9 went on to win the World Cup in 2010 (three years later).
2012 European Champions: Spain
World Champions 2010
Friendlies
871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
Villa, Llorente AL
Spain fielded 8 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the European Championship in 2012 (three years later). 8 of the team (plus a substitute) also went on to win the World Cup in 2010 (the following year). Eleven members (including a substitute) had played in the 2008 European Championship final, the previous year.
901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(87,189)
Lampard HW
Spain fielded 12 of the team (including two substitutes) that went on to win the European Championship in 2012 (the following year). 9 of the team (plus two substitutes) had also played in the 2010 World Cup-winning side (the previous year). Nine members (including four substitutes) had also played in the 2008 European Championship-winning side.
 

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