Italy had failed to qualify for World Cup 2018 but Italy defeated England on penalties to win their 2nd EURO title and complete a remarkably quick redemption , we look at some interesting stats from their EURO victory.
10: Italy played their 10th major final (6 World Cup, 4 EURO), only Germany (14) have played in more finals among European nations.
55: Years after which England reached the final of EURO or World Cup.
1st: This was England’s EURO final.
1:57 – Luke Shaw’s opener was the quickest ever goal scored in the final of the European Championships, as well as his first ever for the England national team.
18: Leonardo Bonucci became the Italian player with the most appearances (18) in the the
European Championship. He equalled Bastian Schweinsteiger (18)
and only three players have had more: Cristiano Ronaldo (25), Pepe (19) and João Moutinho (19).
22 & 136 – Gianluigi Donnarumma (22 years, 136 days) became the third youngest goalkeeper to play a Final in the European Championship and World Cup, behind José Ángel Iribar in 1964 for
Spain and Juan Botasso in 1930 for Argentina.
13 – Italy scored 13 goals in EURO 2020, the highest tally for the Azzurri in a single edition
between European Championship and World Cup and joint highest with Spain in EURO 2020.
34 & 71 – Leonardo Bonucci (34 years and 71 days) became the oldest scorer in a EURO final, beating the previous record of Bernd Hölzenbein in 1976 (30 years and 103 days).
53– Italy won their second European Championship trophy after 53 years from their first one (1968), the largest gap for a single side in the history of the competition.
2nd– Donnarumma, became just the second goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball award after Denmark’s Peter Schmeichel in 1992.
Italy became the only team to ever win two shootouts at the same Euros on their way to their second European Championships title.
34: Italy are currently on a 34-match winning streak. Spain (2007-2009) and Brazil (1993-1996) jointly hold the record of remaining 35 games undefeated in all competitions.
3rd: Italy became only the third nation to win at least two World Cups and Euros after Germany and France. This was overall their 6th major title.
Since losing to Sweden in 2017, Italy are unbeaten in all competitions when Bonucci and Chiellini have started together.
All stats via Opta.