Euro 2004 was the national teams competition which will be held in Portugal in 2004. It was won by Greece.
- Portugal - Greece 1-2 (goals for Greece: Georgios Karagounis 7’ and Angelos Basinas 51’ (pen.))
- Greece - Spain 1-1 (goal for Greece: Angelos Charisteas 66’)
- Russia - Greece 2-1 (goal for Greece: Zisis Vryzas 43’)
- France - Greece 0-1 (June 25, 2004 - Lisboa) (goal for Greece: Angelos Charisteas 65’)
- Greece - Czech Republic 1-0 (July 1, 2004 - Porto) (goal for Greece: Traianos Dellas 105+1’ with a so called Silver Goal)
- Portugal - Greece 0-1 (July 4, 2004 - Lisboa) (goal for Greece: Angelos Charisteas 57’)
Portugal: Ricardo, Miguel (Paulo Ferreira 43), Andrade, Ricardo Carvalho, Nuno Valente, Maniche, Costinha (Rui Costa 60), Ronaldo, Deco, Figo, Pauleta (Nuno Gomes 74). Subs not used: Moreira, Quim, Couto, Beto, Petit, Postiga, Rui Jorge, Simao, Tiago.
Booked: Costinha, Nuno Valente.
Greece: Nikopolidis, Seitaridis, Kapsis, Dellas, Fissas, Zagorakis, Katsouranis, Basinas, Giannakopoulos (Venetidis 76), Vryzas (Papadopoulos 81), Charisteas. Subs not used: Chalkias, Katergiannakis, Dabizas, Georgiadis, Goumas, Kafes, Lakis, Tsiartas.
Booked: Basinas, Seitaridis, Fissas, Papadopoulos.
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany).
OFFICIAL STATS BY UEFA
|Shots on target||5||1|
Euro 2004 Winning Squad
|Number||Player||Club in 2004|
|4||Nikos Dabizas||Leicester City|
|19||Michalis Kapsis||AEK Athens|
|21||Costas Katsouranis||AEK Athens|
|7||Theodoros Zagorakis||AEK Athens|
|23||Vassilis Lakis||AEK Athens|
|10||Vassilis Tsiartas||AEK Athens|
|17||Giorgos Ch. Georgiadis||Olympiakos|
|8||Stelios Giannakopoulos||Bolton Wanderers|
|20||Giorgos Karagounis||Inter Milan|
|9||Angelos Charisteas||Werder Bremen|
|11||Demis Nikolaidis||Atletico de Madrid|
|Coach: Otto Rehhagel|
Best Player Award
Greece captain Theo Zagorakis won UEFA's best player award of Euro 2004.
The choice was made by UEFA's eight-man technical study group, plus one vote from the organisers' official website.
The 32-year-old won his 95th cap - a joint national record - as the Greeks beat hosts Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon on Sunday, July 4, 2004 to win the tournament.
Zagorakis produced a series of impressive displays during the competition as part of a three-man midfield that shielded the back four.
The former Leicester City midfielder was presented with his award at a gala in Monaco on August 26, 2004.
UEFA's Euro 2004 All-Star Squad
- Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Czech Republic), Antonios Nikopolidis (Greece).
- Defenders: Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole (both England), Traianos Dellas, Giourkas Seitaridis (both Greece), Olof Mellberg (Sweden), Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal), Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy).
- Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Germany), Luis Figo, Maniche (both Portugal), Frank Lampard (England), Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic), Theo Zagorakis (Greece), Zinedine Zidane (France).
- Forwards: Milan Baros (Czech Republic), Wayne Rooney (England), Angelos Charisteas (Greece), Henrik Larsson (Sweden), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Holland), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark).
- It was the first time at the European Championship and World Cup that the two teams who played the opening match of the championship met again in the final.
- Greece have won their very first major title. The last time a country claimed their maiden title at a major championship was in 1992 when Denmark lifted the European Championship silverware in Sweden.
- Greece became the first nation to win a major championship led by a foreign manager. This had never happened in 11 previous European Championships or 17 World Cups. At 65 years, 10 months and 25 days Otto Rehhagel also became the oldest coach to win a European Championship title, breaking Dutchman Rinus Michels' record from 1988.
- Portugal's Luis Figo joined France's Zinedine Zidane, Lilian Thuram and the Czech Republic's Karel Poborský as European Championship record holders for match appearances. The final against Greece marked the 14th match in the history of the competition to feature Figo.
- Betting odds for Greece to win the Euro 2004 before the tournament had been as high as 100.0 - at some bookmakers even higher. This meant that if you had bet $10 on Greece in the end you got $1,000 back!