Numbers in Team Sports

27 July 2016


a) UEFA  Soccer competition for 2016:  telling the final with numbers (Portugal 1 – 0 France)
  • The final, played on Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Saint Denis Stadium in Paris
  • In the second half of extra time, after 109 minutes ‘Eder  shot a goal from 22 metres into the corner of the goal, beating Ricardo, the French goalie. The goal won Portugal the  2016 UEFA  Henri Delaunay Cup  for the first time.
  • The Portuguese coach, 61 year old Fernando Santos, known as the architect brought on ‘Eder in the 79th minute. ‘Eder had only scored 3 goals in 28 Internationals. The formation was changed from 4-4-3 to 4-3-3.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, argueably the world’s No. 1 soccer player left the field injured after 8 minutes.
  • France had 18 attempts at goal to Portugal’s 9. Portuguese goalie is Rui Patricio
UEFA European Championship wins
3 Germany (1972*, 1980*, 1996)
3 Spain (1964, 2008, 2012)
2 France (1984, 2000)
1 Portugal (2016)
1 Greece (2004)
1 Denmark (1992)
1 Netherlands (1988)
1 Czechoslovakia (1976)
1 Italy (1968)
1 Soviet Union (1960)
*As West Germany
2016 was the first time the competition consisted of 24 teams from different countries. This is out of a possible 55 countries