Euro 2024: The best European players never to play at the Euros

(Image credit: Alamy)

For European player, the Euros rank second only to the World Cup in terms of prestige – but some of the game's biggest stars never got the chance to play at the tournament.

Some were so cursed by bad luck that they didn't feature at the World Cup either, while others simply came along at the wrong time.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...