Euro 2004

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Greek fans at Dragao stadium in Porto for the semi final

Euro 2004 was the national teams competition which will be held in Portugal in 2004. It was won by Greece.

Tournament

Group A

Quarter Final

Semi Final

Final

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.

Attendance: 62,865.

Referee: Markus Merk (Germany).

OFFICIAL STATS BY UEFA

Category Portugal Greece
Total shots 17 4
Shots on target 5 1
Possession 58% 42%
Corners won 10 1
Fouls committed 18 19
Offsides 4 3
Bookings 2 4
Sent Off 0 0

Euro 2004 Winning Squad

The Euro 2004 Final winning team.
Number Player Club in 2004
Goalkeepers
1 Antonios Nikopolidis Olympiakos
12 Costas Chalkias Panathinaikos
13 Fanis Katergiannakis Olympiakos
Defenders
5 Traianos Dellas Roma
18 Yiannis Goumas Panathinaikos
2 Yourkas Seitaridis Panathinaikos
14 Takis Fyssas Benfica
4 Nikos Dabizas Leicester City
3 Stelios Venetidis Olympiakos
19 Michalis Kapsis AEK Athens
Midfielders
21 Costas Katsouranis AEK Athens
6 Angelos Basinas Panathinaikos
7 Theodoros Zagorakis AEK Athens
16 Pantelis Kafes Olympiakos
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
Forwards
22 Dimitris Papadopoulos Panathinaikos
15 Zisis Vryzas Fiorentina
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).

Trivia

  • 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!

See also