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EURO 2020 contenders: Denmark

euro 2020 contenders: denmark

EURO pedigree

Previous final tournaments: 8
EURO best: winners (1992)

For every Dane – not just football fans – 1992 is immediately associated with one of the country's finest hours. Richard Møller wrote that Nielsen's Danish team surprised everyone – maybe even themselves – by lifting the EURO trophy in Sweden&#39. Copenhagen city center images, songs, John 'Faxe' Jensen and Kim Vilfort's goals, savers from Peter Schmeichel' There are memories that are so precious to last a lifetime.

Key players

Every goal on Denmark's road to EURO 2020

Every goal in Denmark's path to EURO 2020/#39

Christian Eriksen (103 caps, 36 goals)
Creative focus of Denmark. Eriksen will only be 29 years old until the EURO arrives, but he already has more than a century of hats and lots of international experience. While there is no shortage of playing time at club level, it will remain vital to Kasper Hjulmand&#39's plans.

Kasper Schmeichel (60 covers)
Denmark's long-time goalkeeper has shown that he has broad enough shoulders to inherit his father's considerable legacy. He is a commanding figure and a top-notch goalkeeper who always makes sure the Danes are hard to beat between tasks.

Unforgettable EURO goals

• When Jensen patted the ball past Germany's Bodo Illgner in the 1992 final, he undoubtedly scored the most iconic goal in the country's history.

Watch Jensen's memorable Denmark final strike

Watch Jensen&#39's unforgettable Danish final strike

• In 1984/#39, Denmark beat Belgium &#39 3-2 and advanced to the semi-finals. The Danes were down 2-0 but struggled to record a memorable win; Preben Elkjær's attitude towards Jean-Marie Pfaff was the crowning moment.

• How memorable can a punishment be? Just ask Kim Christofte&#39. He transformed the decisive point kick in the shootout against the Dutch owners in the 1992 semi-finals, one of the most important goals ever scored by the Danish senior team.

memorable moments

• The images of Danish forward Flemming Povlsen, who burst into tears while lifting the trophy in Gothenburg, is a beautiful moment that remains in the minds of millions of Danes.

• Henrik Andersen was at the peak of his strength when he went to EURO '92&#39, only to stop him on track and ultimately end his career due to a horrific knee injury he sustained against Netherlands&#39. The reaction of the players on the field told the audience that this was no ordinary injury – it was a terrible moment.

• Spain has proven over the years to be Denmark's bogey team. It all started in June 1984 with one of its brightest stars, Preben Elkjær, breaking the bar on a penalty shootout in La Roja&#39's semi-final win.


Watch Denmark semi-final winning EURO 92 penalty

Watch 92 EURO penalty winner in Danish semi-final

Latest tournament appearances
13 : Peter Schmeichel
10 Michael Laudrup, John Sivebaek
9 : Thomas Helveg

Most final tournament goals
3 : Jon Dahl Tomasson, Brian Laudrup, Henrik Larsen, Frank Arnesen

Join status: Vilfort&#39's goal against Germany&#39 in the 1992 final was the 200th place in EURO history.

Do you know?

• Denmark jointly holds the EURO record for most individual goalscorers for a team in a single match. Frank Arnesen (2), Klaus Berggreen, Preben Elkjær and John Lauridsen hit Yugoslavia&#39 in a 5-0 win in the 1984 group stage.

• Denmark is the only country to lose all three group matches in two separate final tournaments (1988 and 2000).

• EURO '92 was the first grand final tournament where players carried the numbers one through twenty as well as their names on their jerseys. Denmark's unforgettable victory

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