UEFA announced the team of the tournament today and there are some big personalities who missed out on the team of the tournament… This thread aims to look at the impact each player selected had for their respective teams and also discuss those who should have made the list and who should have been dropped from the list…
3 – England have had three players named in the UEFA Team of the Tournament at the European Championships for the first time (Walker, Maguire and Sterling), with their previous-most in a single EUROs tournament being two in 1968 and 1996.
Raheem Sterling for England at Euro 2020:
◉ Most touches in opp. box (45)
◉ Most take-ons (20)
◉= Most shots (14)
◉= Most shots on target (8)
◉ Most goal involvements (4)
England’s main man.
Pedri completed more final third passes than any other player at Euro 2020 (177).
The Young Player of the Tournament has a very bright future ahead of him.
Jorginho made more interceptions (25) and won more fouls (19) than any other player at EURO2020
He also covered the most distance (86.6km). ♂
Pedri’s EURO 2020 by numbers:
467 total passes [92%]
66 progressive carries
54 passes into final 1/3
43 progressive passes
29 carries into final 1/3
27 shot-creating actions
11 chances created
5 goal-creating actions
4 through balls
No England player won more aerial duels than Harry Maguire at Euro 2020
◎ 25 aerial duels contested
◉ 21 aerial duels won
An 84% win percentage.
Harry Maguire’s EURO 2020 by numbers:
43 duels contested
42 passes into final 1/3
34 duels won
27 progressive carries
26 ball recoveries
25 aerials contested
21 aerials won
19 progressive passes
8 shots [4 on target]
3 clean sheets
Patrick Shick is a very questionable Omission here. He scored 5 goals and had an outstanding tournament
@Goodness Personally I’ll have him over Lukaku as well, he had a tremendous tournament and was the main man for Czech throughout the tournament… I see no reason Lukaku should be ahead of him especially when you realized they both got eliminated at the quarter final stage…
84% - Harry Maguire won 84 percent of his aerials duels at EURO 2020 (21/25), the best winning percentage in recorded EUROs history (since 1980) for any player involved in 25 aerial duels at a single edition.
Leonardo Bonucci in the Euro 2020 final:
◉ Became Italy’s record appearance holder at the Euros (18)
◉ Scored the equaliser
◉ Named Star of the Match
And he won his first trophy with the Azzurri.
No player recorded a higher top speed at EURO 2020 than Leonardo Spinazzola (33.8km/h).
He also attempted more open play crosses than any other Italy player (11).
5/5 - Gianluigi Donnarumma has won each of the five games in which his team has faced penalty shootouts: three for his club and two for the National Team.
Patrik Schick finished joint-top scorer at the European Championships with five goals.
He scored 83% of the Czech Republic’s goals, single-handedly getting them to the quarter-final.
And let’s not forget about THAT goal against Scotland.
He’s definitely worthy of a place in the team of the tournament!
Pierre-Emile Højberg for Denmark at EURO 2020
◉ Most touches (484)
◉ Most accurate passes (337)
◉ Most chances created (11)
◉ Most tackles (11)
◉ Most assists (3)
Drove Denmark on
@Yusuf Thoughts on Spinazzola being there ahead of Luke Shaw?
34 - Aged 34 years and 71 days, Leonardo Bonucci became the oldest player to score in a European Championship final, and the oldest to score in any major final for Italy.