Where are they now? Euro 2004's Team of the Tournament
Petr Cech (Czech Republic)
Having secured a move to Chelsea before Euro 2004, a then-22-year-old Cech subsequently offered a glimpse of what he could offer with a stellar performance as the Czech Republic made it all the way to the last four.
Fast-forward 12 years, and four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two European winners' medals later, Cech is still on top of his game for club and country. He holds the Premier League record for the most clean sheets (178), is his country's most-capped player and has been named Czech Footballer of the Year a record eight times.
Not content being a benchwarmer, Cech moved to Arsenal in July 2015, playing a key role in the Gunners’ runners-up finish last season and winning the Golden Glove award for the fourth time.
The 34-year-old owns a football academy in the Czech Republic and is expected to make an announcement regarding his international career after Euro 2016. – VV
Traianos Dellas (Greece)
Dellas, whose original last name is Nedelkov, was aiming to enter Greek Parliament in 2012 but that didn't materialise.
Known as the “Colossus of Rhodes”, Dellas, whose parents are ethnic Macedonians, secured cult status as manager of one of the clubs he represented as a player in AEK Athens. He guided them from the Greek third division into the top flight in just two seasons, having taken over from Ewald Lienen in 2013.
However, the former Greek centre-back suddenly resigned in October last year after a 4-0 defeat to Olympiakos, stunning management who'd been happy with the club’s promising run in the top division.
It didn't take long for Dellas to find another club as he joined Atromitos, also a Super League team, a month later. The 39-year-old subsequently led them to ninth in the recently concluded season, and his contract with the team has been extended for the 2016/17 season. – HS