UEFA Euro 1972

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1972 UEFA European Football Championship
Europees kampioenschap voetbal 1972 (Dutch)
Championnat du Football Belgique 1972 (in French)
UEFA Fußball-Europameisterschaft 1972 (in German)
Tournament details
Host country Belgium
Dates 14 June – 18 June
Teams 4
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  West Germany (1st title)
Runner-up  USSR
Third place  Belgium
Fourth place  Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 10 (2.5 per match)
Attendance 121,880 (30,470 per match)
Top scorer(s) West Germany Gerd Müller (4 goals)

The 1972 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Belgium. This was the fourth European Football Championship. The championship is held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 14 and 18 June 1972.

At the time, only four countries could play the final tournament. So there were only the semi-finals, the final and the third place match.

The hosts were only announced after the qualifying round. This meant that they had to qualify for the final stage.[1]

Top scorers[change | change source]

There were 10 goals scored in 4 matches.

4 goals
1 goal

Venues[change | change source]

Belgium stub.svg

Soccer ball.svg
Soccer ball.svg
Soccer ball.svg
Heysel Stadium Stade Émile Versé
Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 28,000
Liège Antwerp
Sclessin Stadium Bosuil Stadium
Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 20,000
Standard liege kaerjeng02.jpg 20110720 bosuil.jpg

References[change | change source]

  1. Henson, Mike (2012-05-12). "BBC Sport - Euro 1972: West Germany sweep the continent on finals debut". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 

Other websites[change | change source]