UEFA Euro 1992

The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship was hosted by Sweden between 10 and 26 June 1992. It was the ninth UEFA European Championship, which is held every four years and supported by UEFA.

1992 UEFA European Football Championship
Europamästerskapet i fotboll
Sverige 1992
Small is Beautiful
Tournament details
Host countrySweden
Dates10–26 June
Teams8
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Denmark (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored32 (2.13 per match)
Attendance430,111 (28,674 per match)
Top scorer(s) Henrik Larsen
Karl-Heinz Riedle
Dennis Bergkamp
Tomas Brolin
(3 goals each)
1988
1996

Denmark won the 1992 championship having qualified only after Yugoslavia was disqualified as a result of the breakup of the country and the ensuing warfare there. Eight national teams contested the finals tournament.[1]

Also present at the tournament was the CIS national football team (Commonwealth of Independent States), representing the recently dissolved Soviet Union, whose national team had qualified for the tournament. It was also the first major tournament at which the reunified Germany (who were beaten 2–0 by Denmark in the final) had competed.

It was to be the last tournament with only eight participants, the last to award the winner of a match with only two points, and the last tournament before the introduction of the back-pass rule, which was brought in immediately after the tournament was completed. When the next competition was held in 1996, 16 teams were involved and were awarded three points for a win.