European Women's Handball Championship

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European Women's Handball Championship
Founded 1994
Region Europe (EHF)
Number of teams 27 (Qualification)
16 (Final Tournament)
Current champions  Norway (6th title)
Most successful team(s)  Norway (6 titles)
2014 European Women's Handball Championship

The European Women's Handball Championship is the official competition for senior women's national handball teams of Europe, and takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the European champions, the tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the World Championship. As of January 2011, the only teams that have ever won the championship are Norway (six times), Denmark (three times), Hungary and Montenegro (once).

Summary[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1994 Germany
Germany

Denmark
27–23
Germany

Norway
24–19
Hungary
1996 Denmark
Denmark

Denmark
25–23
Norway

Austria
30–23
Germany
1998 Netherlands
Netherlands

Norway
24–16
Denmark

Hungary
30–24
Austria
2000 Romania
Romania

Hungary
32–30
Ukraine

Russia
21–16
Romania
2002 Denmark
Denmark

Denmark
25–22
Norway

France
27–22
Russia
2004 Hungary
Hungary

Norway
27–25
Denmark

Hungary
29–25
Russia
2006 Sweden
Sweden

Norway
27–24
Russia

France
29–25
Germany
2008 Republic of Macedonia
Macedonia

Norway
34–21
Spain

Russia
24–21
Germany
2010 Denmark Norway
Denmark / Norway

Norway
25–20
Sweden

Romania
16–15
Denmark
2012 Serbia
Serbia

Montenegro
34–31 (ET)
Norway

Hungary
41–38 (ET)
Serbia
2014 Croatia Hungary
Croatia / Hungary

Norway
28–25
Spain

Sweden
25–23
Montenegro
2016 Sweden
Sweden
2018 France
France
2020 Denmark Norway
Denmark / Norway

Medal count[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 6 3 1 10
2  Denmark 3 2 0 5
3  Hungary 1 0 3 4
4  Montenegro 1 0 0 1
5  Spain 0 2 0 2
6  Russia 0 1 2 3
7  Sweden 0 1 1 2
8  Germany 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
10  France 0 0 2 2
11  Austria 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33

Total hosts[edit]

Rank Nation Hosts Year(s)
1  Denmark 4 1996, 2002, 2010, 2020
2  Hungary 2 2004, 2014
 Sweden 2006, 2016
 Norway 2010, 2020
5  Germany 1 1994
 Netherlands 1998
 Romania 2000
 Macedonia 2008
 Serbia 2012
 Croatia 2014
 France 2018

Participation history[edit]

Nation 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 Years
 Austria 9 3 4 12 9 10 10 15 - - 8
 Belarus - - - 11 16 16 - 12 - - 4
 Croatia 5 6 - - - 13 7 6 9 13 13 8
 Czech Republic 8 - - - 8 15 - - - 12 4
 Denmark 1 1 2 10 1 2 11 11 4 5 8 11
 France - - - 5 3 11 3 14 5 9 5 8
 Germany 2 4 6 9 11 5 4 4 13 7 10 11
 Hungary 4 10 3 1 5 3 5 8 10 3 6 11
 Iceland - - - - - - - - 15 15 2
 Lithuania - 12 - - - - - - - - 1
 Macedonia - - 8 8 - - 12 7 - 16 5
 Montenegro[nb 1] - - - - - - - - 6 1 4 3
 Netherlands - - 10 - 14 - 15 - 8 - 7 5
 Norway 3 2 1 6 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 11
 Portugal - - - - - - - 16 - - 1
 Poland - 11 5 - - - 8 - - - 11 4
 Romania 10 5 11 4 7 7 - 5 3 10 9 10
 Russia 6 7 9 3 4 4 2 3 7 6 14 11
 Serbia[nb 1] 14 13 14 4 15 5
 Slovakia 12 - - - - - - - - - 12 2
 Slovenia - - - - 10 9 16 - 16 - 4
 Spain - - 12 - 13 8 9 2 11 11 2 8
 Sweden 7 8 - - 15 14 6 9 2 8 3 Q 10
 Ukraine 11 9 7 2 12 6 13 10 12 14 16 11
Historical national teams
 Serbia and Montenegro[nb 1] 12 1
 FR Yugoslavia[nb 1] - - - 7 6 2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FR Yugoslavia competed as such until 2003 when the FRY was reconstituted as a State Union Serbia and Montenegro. Since the dissolution of the union in 2006, national teams exist for both countries.

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