The history books will have a new entry on Sunday night when Spain and Italy meet in the final of Euro 2012. Here, we take a look back at all the other showpiece events from previous years in the tournament.
1960 - Soviet Union striker Viktor Ponedelnik scored in extra time at Parc des Princes, Paris, to seal a 2-1 victory over Yugoslavia.
1964 - Marcelino Martinez fired a late winner as hosts Spain defeated the Soviet Union 2-1 to win their first major competition.
1968 - Home advantage proved beneficial once more as Italy prevailed against Yugoslavia, but it needed two games to decide the winner as the first finished 1-1 after extra time.
1972 - Belgium played host as West Germany thrashed the Soviet Union 3-0 at Heysel Stadium, with Gerd Muller scoring twice.
1976 - West Germany were dethroned with penalties deciding the final against Czechoslovakia after extra time had finished 2-2. Antonin Panenka famously chipped home the decisive spot-kick for the Czechs.
1980 - West Germany striker Horst Hrubesch scored the second of his two goals with two minutes remaining to secure a 2-1 triumph over Belgium.
1984 - Michel Platini and Bruno Bellone were on target as France beat Spain 2-0 at Parc des Princes. It was France's first major international title.
1988 - Holland clinched their only tournament crown to date when they dispatched the Soviet Union 2-0 in Munich. Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten supplied the goals.
1992 - Rank outsiders Denmark completed one of the greatest surprises in the competition's history when they beat Germany 2-0 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1996 - Wembley was the setting as Germany striker Oliver Bierhoff struck two goals - the second a sudden-death winner in extra time - to sink the Czech Republic 2-1.
2000 - France were crowned champions with a dramatic 2-1 win over Italy. Sylvain Wiltord took the game to extra time with a 95th minute equaliser before David Trezeguet notched the winner.
2004 - Portugal's hopes of celebrating victory on home soil were dashed when underdogs Greece stunned Europe by winning in Lisbon with a solitary goal from Angelos Charisteas.
2008 - Fernando Torres blasted Spain to a 1-0 victory over Germany in Vienna, beginning his nation's reign as the world's top team.
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