Football in Europe & the UK

Iconic moments since you were born.

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In England, Leicester City and manager Claudio Ranieri win the top flight trophy after being ranked 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the season - an absolutely incredible achievement.

Which other moments in 2016 will be worthy enough to be crowned iconic?


With incredible skill and precision, Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic volleys the ball from a long cross to beat French keeper Hugo Lloris in the European group stages. Share this:

The biggest home win saw Manchester United thump Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford.


Spain wins all of their group games in the European tournament, taking the trophy and remaining undefeated in the whole competition - an amazing run of form! Share this:

The highest scoring game in the 07/08 season was Portsmouth vs Reading, ending in a thrilling 7-4; just the casual 11 goals in one game!


Otto Rehhagel leads Greece all the way to the final and their first European trophy, beating France, Spain and Portugal in the process - what an achievement! Share this:

Arsenal complete a remarkable unbeaten run of 38 games in the league - the only other team to have done this is Preston North End in 1889.


Man of the moment Zinedine Zidane scores a golden goal against Portugal in extra time to send France flying through to the European final, where they beat Italy 2-1. Share this:

Manchester United secure their sixth league title and lose only three games all season, finishing 18 points above Arsenal in second place.


That Paul Gascoigne goal! What else of course? A sublime and smashing volley after lobbing Scottish defender Colin Hendry and putting England 2‑0 up. Share this:

Alan Shearer clinched top goalscorer in the 95/96 season, bagging 31 goals in total behind Robbie Fowler's 28 - an impressive effort!


Who saw this coming? Denmark enters the European tournament after Yugoslavia is disqualified and they end up winning the trophy! An incredible achievement. Share this:

Luton Town were relegated from the top-flight; 17 years later they fell out of the Football League into the Conference.


Marco Van Basten scores a sensational volley for Holland against USSR in the European final - Holland go on to win 2‑0. Share this:

Chelsea are relegated from the First Division; 17 years later they win back-to-back Premier League trophies under José Mourinho in 04/05 and 05/06.


France's star performer Michel Platini smashes home the winner against Portugal in extra time to send his team cruising into the final, where they beat Germany 2‑0. Share this:

1,250 goals are scored in the top league this season, equating to an average of 2.71 per match.


It's hard to imagine Germany split into two teams today, but in 1980 West Germany secured the top prize in European football, beating neighbours Belgium 2‑1. Share this:

Liverpool win the title for the third time in five seasons, finishing just points above Manchester United, who had their best campaign for over a decade.


Antonin Panenka scores the final goal in the penalty shootout with a calm, cool, collected and cheeky chip to ensure Czechoslovakia beat West Germany 5-3 - great skill! Share this:

Only a point separated league winners Liverpool ahead of London-based Queens Park Rangers - their highest finish to date in top-flight football.


Gerd Müller not only becomes top goal scorer with four in total, but also helps West Germany win the European tournament by scoring twice in the final. Share this:

Brain Clough won the first major trophy of his managerial career and Derby's first ever league championship, beating Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester City by one point.


Just four teams take part in the finals in 1968; England lose to Yugoslavia, leaving Italy to take the crown against the Soviet Union. Share this:

Manchester City won the league for the first time since 1937, finishing two points above their local rivals Manchester United.


13 goals are scored in the European tournament; Jesús María Pereda scores his second in the final to help Spain win the competition against the Soviet Union. Share this:

In the First Division league of 22 teams, 1571 goals were scored in the 63/64 season - an average of 3.4 goals per match.


Yugoslavia fight a remarkable comeback against France after trailing 4-2 to win 5-4 in a European semi-final. Share this:

The First Division winners and the FA Cup Winners finished first and second in the league retrospectively, with Burnley topping Wolverhampton Wanderers by just one point.


Following on from their pre-war win, England retain the post-war British Home Championship. Share this:

Arsenal claim their sixth English title, Ronnie Rooke bags top goalscorer with 33 goals, and the club finishes seven points clear of Manchester United.


England wins the pre-war British Home Championship against neighbours Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Share this:

Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Leicester City 10-1 at home to claim the biggest win of the season on 15th April 1938.


Wales win their first tournament, taking the British Home Championship - this marks the last sustained period of success for the Welsh to date. Share this:

The highest scoring game was Middlesbrough vs Sheffield United: 13 goals were scored and Middlesbrough won 10-3.


Scotland wins the British Home Championship - a feat that they went on to accomplish seven times during the 1920s. Share this:

Manchester United get regulated from the league and finish bottom of the table with 28 points in total.