It was the ninth edition of the UEFA European Championship, which is held every four years and is sanctioned by UEFA. Denmark won the title in 1992. The squad qualified only after FR Yugoslavia (who qualified as Yugoslavia) was disqualified due to the country's split and violence. The finals event included eight national teams. Netherlands also qualified but did not participate due to internal problems.
The tournament was a huge success, with over 1 million people attending matches across Europe and millions more watching on television. The final match attracted an estimated audience of nearly 40 million people - making it the most watched football match ever at that time.
Denmark won the championship for the first time in their history. They beat Sweden in the final with two goals from Michael Laudrup and one from Peter Schmeichel. It was the first time that Denmark had won the European Championship. This victory also ensured that Denmark would not have another chance to win the championship until 2008 when they once again became champions.
Michael Laudrup was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. He scored six goals in five matches, including the winning goal in each of Denmark's quarter-final and semi-final matches against England and Sweden.
Laudrup was joined on the podium by his teammate from Barcelona FC Jean-Marc Bosman who became the first player to be given a contract while still a member of the youth team.
National football team of Denmark UEFA Euro 92/Championship.
They were hosted the tournament in Sweden and Finland. The final was held on July 1, 1992 at the Målstadion, Goteborg. Denmark defeated Germany 2-1 with Michael Laudrup and Henrik Larsen scoring the goals.
This was Denmark's first major title and they became only the third nation after Italy and Hungary to win the trophy without losing a single match (the other two nations are champions for a second time). It also marked the beginning of Denmark's most successful period so far, with four more titles following in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004. However, Denmark was banned from competing in the next tournament due to the Danish government's refusal to pay its share of the costs.
Denmark has been eliminated from the next two tournaments as well: They failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup in the United States and the 1996 European Football Championship in Norway. After this poor performance, Denmark was relegated to Division B for the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Football Championship. However, they were promoted back to the top division after winning the 2001 European Football Championship in England.
Sweden Sweden hosted the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship from June 10 to June 26, 1992. The championship was won by Germany for the second time; they beat France in the final match 1-0 at Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid.
The Germans qualified for the tournament by winning the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. They were joined by France, who came through the qualification process, as well as eight other countries. Sweden, who had not previously appeared at a European Championships, were chosen as hosts. The Swedes are famous for their football culture and have been competing in several tournaments including the 1966 World Cup where they reached the quarterfinals before being defeated by Brazil.
Germany were the favorites going into the tournament and they did not disappoint their fans as they claimed their third consecutive title. Their opponents in the final were France who were looking to become the first country to retain the trophy. However, it was Germany who proved to be too strong for their opponents as they claimed their third European Championship title with relative ease. Franz Beckenbauer led the German team and he was able to convince some big names to join him in Europe. These players included Michael Owen, Andreas Brehme, Claus Lundekvam and Harald Schumacher.