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Player of the tournament in UEFA Euro Cup

Player of the tournament in UEFA Euro Cup

Ahead of the European Championship, here is the list of players who have won the Player of the Tournament award in the UEFA Euro Cup.

The UEFA Euro Cup is set to begin on June 14 in Germany. Many players have graced the European Championship stage since its inaugural season in 1960. However, it wasn’t until 1996 that UEFA established an award to properly recognize and honor the achievements of the tournament’s best players. Ahead of the tournament, let’s look at the Player of the Tournament in the UEFA Euro Cup.

Player of the tournament in UEFA Euro Cup

YearPlayerNation
1996Matthias SammerGermany
2000Zinedine ZidaneFrance
2004Theodoros ZagorakisGreece
2008XaviSpain
2012Andres IniestaSpain
2016Antoine GriezmannFrance
2020Gianluigi DonnarummaItaly

First Player of the tournament in UEFA Euro Cup

Matthias Sammer was a match winner for Germany in the 1996 European Championship, which was held in England. In the final, Sammer scored a golden goal to upset the Czech Republic and defeat the hosts on penalties to win their first major championship.

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List of Euro Cup Player of the tournament

Zinedine Zidane had a crucial contribution to France’s victory in Euro 2000. Despite the likes of Trezeguet and Henry, he scored twice, including a golden goal penalty against Portugal and a free kick against Spain.

In 2004, Theodoros Zagorakis won the title for Greece. Spain were able to clinch the award in two consecutive years in 2008 and 2012.

In previous edition Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Player of the tournament in UEFA Euro Cup.

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