EURO 2020 is a significant event not only for national teams but also for clubs. The reason is, clubs have to monitor the fitness of players playing for their national teams. A single club contributing handily to a national squad is a prestigious achievement, but it could also lead to injury concerns. Also, if a national team has a lengthy tournament, fatigue might affect the players’ performance when they return to their clubs. In this article, we will look at five clubs with the most players at EURO 2020.
Note:- Only clubs in top five European leagues have been considered.
#5 Manchester United – 11
- England – Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Dean Henderson
- France – Paul Pogba
- Netherlands – Donny Van de Beek
- Portugal – Bruno Fernandes
- Scotland – Scott McTominay
- Spain – David de Gea
- Sweden – Victor Lindelof
- Wales – Daniel James
United are placed fifth in the list of clubs with the most players at EURO 2020. United will contribute three sure starters for England, along with Dean Henderson who will act as Pickford’s back-up. Bruno Fernandes and Pogba are indispensable for their respective teams while McTominay will dictate the play for Scotland.
#4 Juventus – 12
- France – Adrien Rabiot
- Italy – Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chiesa, Leonardo Bonucci, Federico Bernardeschi
- Netherlands – Matthijs de Ligt
- Poland – Wojciech Szczesny
- Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo
- Turkey – Merih Demiral
- Spain – Alvaro Morata
- Sweden – Dejan Kulusevski
- Wales – Aaron Ramsey
Juventus‘ Bonucci and Chiellini are likely to be Italy’s first choice center backs while Chiesa could be their trump card. Ronaldo will look to break the record for most goals for a national team while Kulusevski will have to carry Sweden in Zlatan’s absence. Rabiot and Szczesny will start for France and Poland while Ramsey’s form could very well decide Wales’ campaign this time.
#3 Bayern Munich – 13
- France – Kingsley Coman, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Corentin Tolisso
- Germany – Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Niklas Sule, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller
- Poland – Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich would be anxiously following Poland games, hoping that their talisman Lewandowski can maintain his fitness. Pavard and Hernandez are sure starters for the World Champions while Coman could play a vital role off the bench. Kimmich, Neuer and the returning Thomas Muller could decide Germany’s fortunes in EURO 2020. Sane and Gnabry are also likely to start on the wings while Sule is expected to partner Rudiger in defense.
#2 Manchester City – 14
- Belgium – Kevin de Bruyne
- England – John Stones, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden
- Germany – Ilkay Gundogan
- Netherlands – Nathan Ake
- Portugal – Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo
- Spain – Ferran Torres, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte
- Ukraine – Oleksandr Zinchenko
Kevin de Bruyne’s creativity and passing will be indispensable for Belgium if they are to come anywhere close to winning the tournament. Gundogan had a successful season for City might have to sit out due to the presence of Kroos and Kimmich. Zinchenko plays as a winger for Ukraine and has been successful in that role. For England, Stones and Walker are sure starters while Sterling’s lack of form has left his place open.
#1 Chelsea – 15
- Croatia – Mateo Kovacic
- Denmark – Andreas Christensen
- England – Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Reece James
- France – Olivier Giroud, N’Golo Kante, Kurt Zouma
- Germany – Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Antonio Rudiger
- Italy – Jorginho, Emerson
- Scotland – Billy Gilmour
- Spain – Cezar Azpilicueta
Chelsea comes first among clubs with the most players at EURO 2020. The Champions of Europe will contribute three players each to England, France and Germany. Billy Gilmour might not feature for Scotland as they have an abundance of talent for the central midfield position. Captain Azpilicueta is also expected to warm the bench with Llorente expected to feature at right-back.