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What is the European U21 Championship?
The UEFA European Under-21 Championship is a football tournament in which the European men's under-21 national teams compete against each other. It has been held every two years since 1978- the very first season.
The game has acted as the first step- the qualification stage in the UEFA region for the Summer Olympics since the 1992 tournament.
European U21 Championship logo
How does the European U21 Championship work?
The European U21 Championship’s format has varied throughout its lifetime. Generally, there will be qualifying rounds, followed by group stages before to find out the winners and runners-up joining the next fixtures. Since the quarterfinals, most of all the matches are played over two-legged ties.
Winning records and Golden Boot Award Statistics
There are some U21 national teams from the UEFA that have never won the European U21 Championship. They are Portugal, Serbia, East Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Ukraine, Norway, Belarus, Scotland, Slovakia, Denmark, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
On the other hand, the remaining member countries have at least lifted the trophy once in their lifetime in this tournament. Spain and Italy share the most winning titles with each have triumphed in five seasons.
The table below will get into details about the winning records of U21 teams in the European U21 Championship history.
Golden Boot Award records
Besides the main awards for participating teams, the European Under-21 Championship also features player awards to honor those with the best performances during the entire tournament. One of the most popular awards is the Golden Boot, which will be awarded for the player with the most goals in a season of the UEFA European U21 Championship.
Since 2013, there have been two more awards for the second and third-ranked top scorers, which are called the Silver Boot and Bronze Boot.
The Golden Boot award in European U21 Championship
The European U21 Championship 2021 result
The European U21 Championship this season is reaching the quarterfinals that will be held at the end of May and the beginning of June. With the group stage completed, the names of the top eight teams joining the quarterfinals were revealed. Below is the result from the latest group stage match on 31 March.