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This is a list of all the European Soccer Championship articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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England Penalty Misses: The 6 Biggest Penalty Fails Ever

The sight of England trooping off the field after Alessandro Diamanti’s penalty sent Joe Hart the wrong way to clinch a place in the Euro 2012 semi finals was a depressingly familiar sight. England penalty misses have been a curse …

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Rinus Michels: The Dutchman Who Invented Total Football

Those early Dutch teams were likened to the ‘Clockwork Oranje,’ but Rinus Michels was the mastermind behind the machinery. He was a man of few words, but he was the guiding force behind Total Football’s brilliance. Aged 12 When He …

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Euro 1972: West Germany Win First European Championship

The fourth UEFA European Football Championship tournament, widely known as Euro 1972, was held in Belgium between June 14-18, 1972. UEFA Euro 1972 was only contested by four countries, with the tournament consisting of a semi-final, a third-place play-off, and …

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Uwe Seeler: Famous Germany Soccer Legend, Hamburg Icon

Uwe Seeler is widely considered one of the greatest German soccer players of all time. Uwe was born on 5 November 1936 in Hamburg, where he subsequently joined his beloved local club Hamburger SV at just nine years of age. …

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1885 FA Cup Final: Blackburn Rovers 2 Queen’s Park 0

1885 FA Cup Final Score: Blackburn Rovers 2 Queen’s Park 0 Venue: Kennington Oval – Saturday 4th April 1885 Scorers: Blackburn Rovers – Forrest, Brown, Queen’s Park – Christie Blackburn Rovers Team: Bill Arthur; Bob G. Turner, Fergie Suter; Hugh …

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Dino Zoff: Italy World Cup And European Championship Winner

Dino Zoff, the former goalkeeper made 570 appearances in Italy’s Serie A from his debut on 24 September 1961 up until his retirement on 2 June 1983. An unassuming man, he enjoyed a hugely successful career at both club and …

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AC Milan: Official History, Facts And Rivals

The Milan Football and Cricket Club on 16 December 1899 was founded by Erbert Kilpin. The club, AC Milan would become one of the most prestigious in the world within a few decades. A young squad named Penvhyn Neville, Formenti, …

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Euro 2000: Regarded Best Tournament In Modern Times

Twenty-two years have passed since UEFA Euro 2000, a tournament many regard as one of the greatest soccer finals in modern times. Despite leading a charmed life at times, France’s ability to play the most attractive, attacking soccer made them …

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Karel Poborsky: Legendary Scooped Lob At Euro 96

It is said that we only truly appreciate something once it has gone. They now realize just how good they had it during the Karel Poborsky era in the Czech Republic. Along with close friend Pavel Nedved, Karel Poborsky was …

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Ioan Lupescu: Iconic Romanian Midfielder

Ioan Lupescu was and remains one of Romania’s best-known and most successful soccer players. The attacking midfielder represented his country at two FIFA World Cup finals (1990 and 1994) and two UEFA European championships (1996 and 2000). In addition to …

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