UEFA Euro 1980

1980 UEFA European Football Championship
Italia 1980
Campionato Europeo di Calcio 1980 (in Italian)
UEFA Euro 1980 official logo.svg
UEFA Euro 1980 official logo
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
Dates11–22 June
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions West Germany (2nd title)
Runners-up Belgium
Third place Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored27 (1.93 per match)
Attendance345,463 (24,676 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Klaus Allofs (3 goals)

The 1980 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. This was the sixth European Football Championship, which is held every four years and endorsed by UEFA.[1] It was the first edition to feature eight teams, taking place between 11 and 22 June 1980. West Germany won the final 2–1 for their second title. This was the last European Championship with a third place play-off.

Bid process

This was the first European Championship in which eight teams, rather than four, contested the final tournament.[2][3] On 17 October 1977 UEFA announced that England, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and West Germany had expressed interest in hosting this event.[4] On 19 October UEFA's Organizing Committee decided to assign the hosting to England or Italy (expressing its favour to the latter, the former having already hosted the FIFA World Cup just 11 years earlier), and on 12 November the Organizing Committee and the Executive Committee announced that Italy had been chosen unanimously. Seven countries had to qualify for the final tournament, and the draw for the qualifying round took place in Rome on 30 November 1977. Also for the first time, the hosts, in this case Italy, qualified automatically for the finals.

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