UEFA Euro 1976

The 1976 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Yugoslavia. This was the fifth UEFA European Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 16 and 20 June 1976.

1976 UEFA European Football Championship
Europsko prvenstvo u nogometu Jugoslavija 1976. (in Croatian)
Европско првенство во фудбал Jугославиjа 1976 (in Macedonian)
Европско првенство у фудбалу Jугославиjа 1976 (in Serbian)
Evropsko prvenstvo v nogometu Jugoslavija 1976 (in Slovene)
Tournament details
Host countryYugoslavia
Dates16–20 June
Teams4
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Czechoslovakia (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place Netherlands
Fourth place Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored19 (4.75 per match)
Attendance106,087 (26,522 per match)
Top scorer(s) Dieter Müller (4 goals)
1972
1980

Only four countries played in the final tournament, with the tournament consisting of the semi-finals, a third place play-off, and the final. This was the last tournament to have this format, as the tournament was expanded to include eight teams four years later. It was the only time that all four matches in the final tournament were decided after extra time, either on penalties or by goals scored. This was also the last tournament in which the hosts had to qualify for the final stage.

Czechoslovakia won the tournament after defeating holders West Germany in the final on penalties following a 2–2 draw after extra time. Antonín Panenka gained fame for his delicately chipped penalty which won the tournament for Czechoslovakia, the country's first, and to date only, European Championship title.[1]