UEFA Euro 1976 Final
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UEFA Euro 1976 Final

UEFA Euro 1976 Final
Fk Red Star stadium.jpg
The Red Star Stadium held the final
EventUEFA Euro 1976
After extra time
Czechoslovakia won 5-3 on penalties
Date20 June 1976 (1976-06-20)
VenueRed Star Stadium, Belgrade
RefereeSergio Gonella (Italy)[1]

The UEFA Euro 1976 Final was the final match of UEFA Euro 1976, the fifth UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA's top football competition for national teams. The match was played at Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, on 20 June 1976. The match was contested by Czechoslovakia and West Germany. In German, the match is known as the Nacht von Belgrad, or Night from Belgrade.

After extra time, the result was 2-2, and so the first penalty shootout in a European Championships final ensued. The first seven kicks were converted, until West Germany's fourth penalty taker, Uli Hoeneß, ballooned his shot over the bar. With the score 4-3, Antonín Panenka stepped up under immense pressure to take the fifth Czechoslovakian penalty, to win the match. German goalkeeper Sepp Maier dived to his left, while Panenka chipped the ball straight in the middle of the net.[2] The sheer cheek of the goal led a watching French journalist to dub Panenka "a poet", and to this day his winning kick is one of the most famous ever, making Panenka's name synonymous with that particular style of penalty kick.

Road to the final

Czechoslovakia West Germany
Opponent Results Opponent Results
England 2-1, 3-0 Greece 1-1, 2-2
Portugal 5-0, 1-1 Bulgaria 1-0, 1-1
Cyprus 4-0, 3-0 Malta 8-0, 1-0
Netherlands 3-1 (a.e.t.) Yugoslavia 4-2 (a.e.t.)



GK 1 Ivo Viktor
SW 4 Anton Ondru? (c)
CB 5 Ján Pivarník
CB 12 Koloman Gögh
CB 3 Jozef ?apkovi?
CM 2 Karol Dobia? Yellow card 55 Substituted off 94
CM 8 Jozef Móder Yellow card 59
AM 7 Antonín Panenka
RW 10 Marián Masný
LW 11 Zden?k Nehoda
CF 17 Ján ?vehlík Substituted off 79
DF 6 Ladislav Jurkemik Substituted in 79
MF 16 Franti?ek Veselý Substituted in 94
Václav Je?ek
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GK 1 Sepp Maier
SW 5 Franz Beckenbauer (c)
CB 2 Berti Vogts
CB 4 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
CB 3 Bernard Dietz
CM 7 Rainer Bonhof
CM 6 Herbert Wimmer Substituted off 46
AM 10 Erich Beer Substituted off 80
RW 8 Uli Hoeneß
CF 9 Dieter Müller
LW 11 Bernd Hölzenbein
MF 15 Heinz Flohe Substituted in 46
MF 14 Hans Bongartz Substituted in 80
Helmut Schön

Match rules


  1. ^ a b c "European Football Championship 1976 FINAL". euro2000.org. Union of European Football Associations. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Scott Murray, Tom Bryant and Tom Henry (31 October 2007). "The footballers who have moves named after them". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2013.

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