Historical Football Kits

 

European Championship 1984

 

european championship 1984 logoTo their credit, UEFA learned the lessons from the previous disappointing tournament and revised the format. The eight finalists were again drawn in two groups but now the top two teams from each section went forward to the semi-finals with the winners meeting in the final. The third place play-off, long regarded as a waste of time, was dropped. Another welcome innovation was that the final group matches were played simultaneously.

France was chosen to host the competition so did not have to qualify. Group stage fixtures were rotated so that each team played in three different stadia. Attendances were extremely good, the teams played attractive, attacking football for the most part and the organisation was excellent, a factor taken into account when FIFA awarded France the right to host the 1998 World Cup.

 

Group A
france 1984 european championship kit

France

denmark european championship 1984 change kit

Denmark

France 1 Denmark 0

Parc des Princes, Paris (47,570)
12 June 1984

A goal by Michel Platini on 12 minutes from the end was enough to get France off to the ideal start.

 

belgium 1984 european championship white kit

Belgium

yugoslavia 1984 european championship kit

Yugoslavia

Belgium 2 Yugoslavia 0

Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens (41,774)
13 June 1984

Belgium recorded a comfortable victory in their opening match.

(Stein Jacobsen, Franc Forjan)

 

france 1984 european championship change kit

France

belgium 1984 european championship red kit

Belgium

France 5 Belgium 0

Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes (51,359)
16 June 1984

Platini scored a hat-trick in France's comprehensive win.

 

denmark european championship 1984 kit

Denmark

yugoslavia 1984 european championship change kit

Yugoslavia

Denmark 5 Yugoslavia 0

Stade de Gerland, Lyons (34,745)
16 June 1984

Yugoslavia matched their opponents in many respects but the Danes' clinical finishing proved decisive.

(Stein Jacobsen, Franc Forjan)

 

france 1984 european championship kit

France

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Yugoslavia

France 3 Yugoslavia 2

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne (45,789)
19 June 1984

Yugoslavia led at half-time but in the second half Platini scored his second hat-trick in as many games to ensure a win. Yugoslavia pulled one back with a late penalty.

(Stein Jacobsen, Franc Forjan)

 

denmark european championship 1984 kit

Denmark

belgium 1984 european championship white kit

Belgium

Denmark 3 Belgium 2

La Meinau, Strasbourg (36,911)
19 June 1984

A remarkable come back by Denmark ensured they progressed at Belgium's expense. Trailing 2-0 after 39 minutes, Arnesen started the Danish rally with a penalty just before half-time. In the second half Larsen leveled the scores and six minutes before the final whistle Elkjær struck the winner.

 

Group B
west germany 1984 european championship kit

West Germany

portugal 1984 european championship kit

Portugal

West Germany 0 Portugal 0

La Meinau, Strasbourg (44,566)
14 June 1984

Portugal packed the midfield and managed to force a draw.

(Jon Jones, Franc Forjan)

 

romania european championships 1984 kit

Romania

spain european championship 1984 kit

Spain

Romania 1 Spain 1

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne (17,102)
14 June 1984

Spain scored first but at half-time the scores were level and that is how it stayed.

(Oleg Baranov, Franco Cainca)

 

west germany 1984 european championship kit

West Germany

romania 1984 european championship red kit

Romania

West Germany 2 Romania 1

Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens (31,803)
17 June 1984

West Germany seemed subdued compared to the European Championship team of four years ago but were still good enough to see off Romania. Rudi Völler gave them the lead after 25 minutes but Marcel Coraş scored the equaliser for Romania just 20 seconds into the second half. In the 66th minute Völler scored his second and decisive goal.

(Jon Jones)

 

portugal 1984 european championship kit

Portugal

spain european championships 1984 change kit

Spain

Portugal 1 Spain 1

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (24,364)
17 June 1984

This result ensured that both qualification places would be decided in the final matches.

(Steven Badcott, Jon Jones)

 

spain european championship 1984 kit

Spain

west germany 1984 european championship kit

West Germany

Spain 1 West Germany 0

Parc des Princes, Paris (47,691)
20 June 1984

With no score at the end of 90 minutes, West Germany were set to go into the semi-finals until Antonio Maceda headed past Schumacher in injury time to take Spain through instead. Portugal's result against Romania meant that the holders went out of the competition.

 

portugal 1984 european championship change kit

Portugal

romania 1984 european championships kit v portugal

Romania

Portugal 1 Romania 0

Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes (24,266)
20 June 1984

A late goal by Nené ensured that Portugal joined Spain in the next phase.

(Jon Jones)

 

Semi-Finals
france 1984 european championship kit

France

portugal 1984 european championship change kit

Portugal

France 3 Portugal 2 (after extra time)

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (54,848)
23 June 1984

France dominated for much of the game and took the lead after 24 minutes. Portugal were content to keep the French from scoring again and with 15 minutes left, Rui Jordão equalised. Eight minutes into extra-time Jordão gave Portugal the lead and with only six minutes to go it looked like his side would go to the final. Then Domergue scored for France and, in a dramatic finale, Platini clipped in the winner with a minute to go.

 

spain european championship 1984 kit

Spain

denmark 1984 european championship v spain

Denmark

Spain 1 Denmark 1 (after extra time)
(Spain won 5-4 on penalties)

Stade de Gerland, Lyons (47,483)
24 June 1984

Denmark took the lead in the seventh minute and held for an hour before Spain made it 1-1. Both sides had chances but there was no more scoring so it came down to penalties. Preben Elkjær, one of the best players of the tournament missed with his team's fifth kick and Spain went through to the final.

 

Final
france 1984 european championship kit

France

spain european championship 1984 kit

Spain

France 2 Spain 0

Parc des Princes, Paris (47,368)
27 June 1984

With his ninth goal of the tournament, Platini (now president of UEFA) virtually win the Henri Delauney trophy single-handed. Bellone added the second in the closing seconds. This was France's first major international trophy.

 
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