Paris was left stunned in the 109th minute of the final against Portugal when Eder gave the visitors a sweet memory to cherish.

Though he will steal away most attention after scoring the winner of the tournament, there have been many other performances that have kept the fans entertaining all throughout the month.

From Wales to Germany, there were a number of players who did not deserve to be on the losing side and were able to keep their head held high even in a loss.

The EUROs always brings out the best talent in the continent and it has once again introduced or established top talents for the world to watch.

Let’s take a look at the team of the tournament for the 2016 edition of the competition:

Goal-Keeper:

Rui Patricio (Portugal):

The EUROs winner Rui Patricio had a tournament to remember for years to come. He was a wall in front of goal as he made 20 saves throughout the final tournament in France conceding just the 5 goals. He commanded his box well and allowed Portugal to stay in the game even under pressure.

Defense:

Jose Fonte (Portugal):

Yet another player in Portugal colors who excelled in the competition, Southampton’s Jose Fonte only started playing for the side since the start of the knockout stage of the tournament. Portugal conceded just 1 goals with him in the side in the tournament showing how important he was in their victory.

Leonardo Bonucci (Italy):

Playing at the heart of a three man defense for Italy, Bonucci was one of the star players for Conte in the EUROs. Italy conceded just 2 goals in the whole tournament when he played as he was almost unbeatable at times in the competition.

Pepe (Portugal):

Another reason for the strong performance from Portugal, Pepe was exceptional at the back for the side throughout the tournament. He made 31 clearances, the third highest in the competition as he helped his side maintain a strong defensive lineup as a base for their attacks.

Joshua Kimmich (Germany):

The only world-cup winner in the list, Kimmich was one of the stand-out players in the tournament. Playing almost as a wing-back, Kimmich was always the outlet for Germany as he put in a great shift at both ends of the field to make himself a name as one of the best wing-backs already in the world of football.

Midfield:

Renato Sachez (Portugal):

The winner of the young player of the tournament in the EUROs, Renato Sanchez was a lively figure for Portugal in the midfield. He is strong and smart with the ball and his equalizer against Poland has gone a long way in helping them lift the trophy come the end of the tournament.

Aaron Ramsey (Wales):

With a goal and 4 assists to his name, Aaron Ramsey was one of the stars of the competition. He was the star player for Wales along with Gareth Bale as they lifted the team to a surprise place in the semi-final. He looked confident and inform in most games as he had a tournament to remember.

Dimtri Payet (France):

One of the most impressive player for France in the competition, Payet was at the heart of most exciting things happening on the field for his team. He carried his confidence from the domestic season and scored one of the goals of the tournament early but was unlucky to be on the losing side in the finals.

Attack:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal):

Though was not able to see his team till the end, Ronaldo, who was injured in the first half of the finals was once again a standout player in the EUROs. With 3 goals and 3 assists in the tournament, Ronaldo deservingly lifted the EUROs trophy on Sunday.

Gareth Bale (Wales):

The spine of the Wales side, Gareth Bale also had a tournament to remember as he helped his side to a place in the semi-final only to lose to Portugal. He scored three goals for his side and also provided and assist and was instrumental in almost every attack the Wales side put forth in France.

Antoine Griezmann (France):

The player of the tournament by a long way, Griezmann wrote his name all over the tournament except on the finals. He missed a couple of great chances against Portugal but he bagged 6 goals, twice the number the next player has and also provided two assists in what was a dream run for France. He was extremely unlucky to not have ended up with a winners medal come the end of the tournament.

Credit: startingeleven.co.uk
Credit: startingeleven.co.uk
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