In this article, we continue to pass some major events of the European Cup which is one of the biggest football festivals in Euro.

If anyone is fan of football, you can’t miss any league of European championship because this event collects top the best clubs from other nations in the West.

In the former article, we refer the origin of European Cup as well meaning of this name.

Now, we discuss some format changed through per season.

As introduced, European Cup was founded in the first time in 1960 at France. 

From 1960 to 1976 seasons:

The rule was the same when there were total three matches in one tournament phase. It consisted of one match in semi-finals, one match on third place game and one final match. 

So, lead time of one tournament was short.

1980 season:

Two highest score teams in the round met in the finals. And the second highest score teams met in third-place match.

There was no semi-finals to be organized. It meant there was no title for the 2ndbest team.

1984-1992 seasons:

There was two group split and played in the table rounds. Finishing it, there were two highest teams in per group to go the semi-final and final match. This was knockout stage to find the winner.

1996-2012 seasons:

There were 4 groups split. Then finding two best teams of per groups to go the quarter-finals, then semi-finals and one final match.

2016 season until now:

There were 6 groups split. Depending on the goals and scores, there were two or three teams in advance to go the knockout stage.

They continued to meet in round of 16 teams, then quarter-finals, semi-finals and one final to find the winner.

Above all nations in the European Cup, Germany and Spain are the two most successful football teams with three times for Championships.