Euro 2012 has come to an end. Goal.com relives the action by looking at some of the interesting stats...Spain overcame the Italians in the finals to clinch their third successive title. With the curtains being drawn on the Euros, we have a look at 25 interesting facts and stats of Euro 2012.
1- This is the first time that Netherlands failed to win a group stage game.
1- Vincente del Bosque is the 1st man in the world to win the World Cup, the European Championships and the Champions League as coach.
2- Torres is the only player to have scored in two succussive European Championsips
3- Spain are the first side to win three consecutive titles - Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
4- Four is the maximum number of goals scored against a team in the finals of a European Championships. Spain routed Italy 4-0 in this edition of Euros.
4- Four is the maximum number of times any person has hit the woodwork in the European Championships. Cristiano Ronaldo did it this time.
|Casillas was the best keeper of the Euro keeping 5 clean sheets|
6- For the first time 6 players were tied for the golden boot in an European Championship. Mario Gomez, Mario Mandzukic, Mario Balotelli, Fernando Torres, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Dzagoev were all tied
8- 8 are the total number of players that Spain and Italy had from Barcelona and Juventus respectively (if you include Jordi Alba and Giovinco too)
9- Spanish keeper Iker Casillas has equalled the record of Edwin Van der Saar of keeping 9 clean sheets at the Euros.
11- Andres Iniesta had 11 shots on target, more than any other player in the history of European Championships
|INIESTA IN STATS
Pass success rate
11- Real Madrid had 11 players representing them in the quarters of Euro 2012.
12- Spain are unbeaten in the last 12 European matches.
22- 22 were the most number of saves made by any keeper in this Euros. It was made by Joe Hart in this Euros.
23- Xavi has surpassed Paco Gento in the titles won in his career. He has won 23, one more than Gento.
29- This European Championships has seen 29% of the total goals scored in headers, most in any European Championships.
36- Italy attempted 36 shots against England in the quarter finals. No side has attempted these many without scoring a goal.
52- Spain ended up with 52% possession overall in the final match against Italy.
70- Ronaldo has a total of 70 shots at goal from outside the box, at major tournaments, failing score in any.
76- Spain's 76% possession in the match against Ireland is the highest figure in the European Championships since 1980
100- Casillas has won 100 of the 137 international matches he has played becoming the first player to register a century of wins.
120- Buffon has earned a total of 120 caps for his country.
164- Giovinco was the shortest player for any team in the Euro 2012 with a height of 164 metres.
217- Milan Baros ended up playing 217 minutes on pitch before he actually got a shot at goal.
673- Wayne Rooney ended his major tournament goal drought as he scored after 673 minutes for England in a major tournament. The goal came against Ukraine
901- There was an average of 901 passes made in a match of Euro 2012.