Of course, with the status and the prestige that the UEFA 2020 European Championships carries, there is undoubtedly a plethora of impressive players turning out for their national teams as they each look to try and play their part in obtaining glory.
Naturally, there will be some players who will know a number of the footballers that they are competing against, with many of them team-mates at club level, although that should not come as a surprise given the quality that many of the individuals have.
Indeed, the fact that many club players can go up against each other can make some games even more competitive than before, as they will be looking to ensure they can have the bragging rights when they do return to their respective clubs once the conclusion of the competition happens. This, though, can only be a good thing as the increase in competitiveness will also see the football betting odds provided be of the highest levels, as well as only the best action can be expected when taking place on the various football pitches that the UEFA 2020 European Championships take place across the continent.
Which clubs are the most represented?
There are a number of different clubs that have a high number of their playing squad competing in the UEFA European Championships this summer, with many of them having 8 or more of their stars all playing to try and achieve glory.
Napoli, Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham Hotspur, FC Barcelona, Liverpool and Inter Milan each have 8 players competing, whereas Atalanta and RB Leipzig have 9.
Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United all have 10 players at the competition, whilst Dynamo Kyiv are the only side to have a starting XI’s worth, with all but one of them representing Ukraine.
Juventus have the fourth-most number of players at the current UEFA European Championships with 12 stars all featuring, whereas FC Bayern Munich have a total of 14 men.
However, two clubs from the Premier League have the joint-most number of players away on international duty in Europe’s biggest competition in Chelsea and Manchester City. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that the two football clubs played in the UEFA Champions League Final just prior to the UEFA European Championships, 15 of each of the playing squads have been called up to represent their respective nations at this summer’s biggest tournament.
Perhaps shockingly, clubs as big as PSG, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Arsenal do not feature the most players involved in the competition. This would be surprising considering their respective statutes in the game.
Breakdown of the top 10 clubs
10. Atalanta – 9 players
Players at Euro 2020: Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Rafael Toloi (Italy), Remo Freuler (Switzerland), Joakim Maehle (Denmark), Aleksei Miranchuk (Russia), Marten de Roon (Netherlands), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine), Mario Pasalic (Croatia), Robin Gosens (Germany)
9. RB Leipzig – 9 players
Players at Euro 2020: Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark), Marcel Sabitzer (Austria), Konrad Laimer (Austria), Dani Olmo (Spain), Emil Forsberg (Sweden), Marcel Halstenberg (Germany), Lukas Klostermann (Germany), Peter Gulacsi (Hungary), Willi Orban (Hungary)
8. Borussia Monchengladbach – 10 players
Players at Euro 2020: Yann Sommer (Switzerland), Nico Elvedi (Switzerland), Denis Zakaria (Switzerland), Breel Embolo (Switzerland), Stefan Lainer (Austria), Valentino Lazaro (Austria), Marcus Thuram (France), Matthias Ginter (Germany), Jonas Hofmann (Germany), Florian Neuhaus (Germany)
7. Borussia Dortmund – 10 players
Players at Euro 2020: Manuel Akanji (Switzerland), Axel Witsel (Belgium), Thomas Meunier (Belgium), Thorgan Hazard (Belgium), Thomas Delaney (Denmark), Jadon Sancho (England), Jude Bellingham (England), Mats Hummels (Germany), Emre Can (Germany), Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal)
6. Manchester United – 10 players
Players at Euro 2020: Daniel James (Wales), Luke Shaw (England), Harry Maguire (England), Marcus Rashford (England), Dean Henderson (England), Scott McTominay (Scotland), David de Gea (Spain), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Paul Pogba (France), Bruno Fernandes (Portugal)
5. Dynamo Kyiv – 11 players
Players at Euro 2020: Heorhiy Bushchan (Ukraine), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Ukraine), Mykola Shaparenko (Ukraine), Illya Zabarnyi (Ukraine), Viktor Tyshankov (Ukraine), Vitaliy Mykolenko (Ukraine), Artem Besyedin (Ukraine), Oleksandr Karavayev (Ukraine), Oleksandr Tymchuk (Ukraine), Denys Popov (Ukraine), Tomasz Kedziora (Poland)
4. Juventus – 12 players
Players at Euro 2020: Giorgio Chiellini (Italy), Federico Chiesa (Italy), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy), Federico Bernardeschi (Italy), Merih Demiral (Turkey), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands), Wojciech Szczesny (Poland), Alvaro Morata (Spain), Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden), Adrien Rabiot (France), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
3. Bayern Munich – 14 players
Players at Euro 2020: David Alaba (Austria), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Benjamin Pavard (France), Corentin Tolisso (France), Kingsley Coman (France), Lucas Hernandez (France), Manuel Neuer (Germany), Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Serge Gnabry (Germany), Jamal Musiala (Germany), Niklas Sule (Germany), Leon Goretzka (Germany), Leroy Sane (Germany), Thomas Muller (Germany)
2. Chelsea – 15 players
Players at Euro 2020: Jorginho (Italy), Emerson (Italy), Andreas Christensen (Denmark), Mateo Kovacic (Croatia), Mason Mount (England), Ben Chilwell (England), Reece James (England), Billy Gilmour (Scotland), Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain), Olivier Giroud (France), N’Golo Kante (France), Kurt Zouma (France), Antonio Rudiger (Germany), Kai Havertz (Germany), Timo Werner (Germany)
1. Manchester City – 15 players
Players at Euro 2020: Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Nathan Ake (Netherlands), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine), Kyle Walker (England), John Stones (England), Raheem Sterling (England), Phil Foden (England), Ferran Torres (Spain), Eric Garcia (Spain), Rodri (Spain), Aymeric Laporte (Spain), Ilkay Gundogan (Germany), Ruben Dias (Portugal), Bernardo Silva (Portugal), Joao Cancelo (Portugal)