Euro 2016 Statistics

Below you will find some random (but still entertaining/interesting) facts about the current EURO 2016.

Goal Scoring

This Euro has the lowest goals per game (1.92) score since 1992 (1.75). This stats is only until the group stage. The average has dropped even more after the Saturday matches (1.87). That is 49 minutes of match time is needed for one goal.

Wales and Hungary scored more goals than any other team (six each)

The majority of the goals (~66%) were scored in the second half. An impressive ~28% came after the 80th minute.



Gareth Bale became the seventh different player to score in each of his three group games at a European Championship (since 1980) and the second from a home nation (Alan Shearer in 1996). He is also the first players since Thomas Hassler (in 1992) to score two free-kick goals in this tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his 17th European Championship Finals appearance in Portugal's final group game against Hungary – a record. Furthermore, By scoring against Hungary, he became the first player to score in four different European Championship finals tournaments (2016, 2012, 2008 and 2004). At the moment only Michael Platini has scored more goals than he. CR7 has been caught offside more than anyone else in the tournament.

Niall McGinn scored in Northern Ireland's 2-0 win against Ukraine on 95min 48sec - the latest goal in regular time in Euros history.

Spain has failed to convert four of their last seven penalties (excluding shoot-outs) at the Euros.

Goal scoring efficacy

Iceland, Wales and Hungary are the most efficient teams. They only needed between ~5-6 attempts on target to score a goal.

Arnor Ingvi Traustason is the most efficient player followed by Bastian SChweinsteiger and Niall McGinn. They needed 10, 22 and 38 minutes respectively to score a goal.

Ball possession

Germany had 79% possession vs Northern Ireland, the highest tally in a single game at the Euro Finals since 1980.

Against Portugal, Iceland recorded the lowest possession in a Euros game since 1980 without losing (27.8%).

Below are average possession across all individual games.



Belgium made 28 passes prior to scoring their second goal against Ireland, the most passes leading to a goal since EURO 1980.


Spain has the highest pass completion (92%), Northern Ireland the lowest (72%).



This is the first time since 1996 that no team won all three of their group games at the Euros.

Portugal are the only team qualified for the knockout stages that didn't win a single game in the group phase.

Petr Cech has conceded 21 goals in Euros history - more than any other gperoalkeer. The former record was 20 goals held by Peter Schmeichel.

Gianluigi Buffon has made 15 appearances at Euro Finals, a new record for an Italian player.

Gabor Kiraly is the oldest player in Euros history and the only one to appear in their 40s

Kingsley Coman ran the fastest sprint with 33 km/h.


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