IKF Korfball World Championship

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IKF Korfball World Championship
Founded 1978
Region International (IKF)
Number of teams 16 (finals)
Current champions  Netherlands (8th title)
Most successful team(s)  Netherlands (8 titles)
Website International Korfball Federation
2011 Korfball World Championship

The IKF Korfball World Championship, often simply the Korfball World Championship, is an international korfball competition contested by the national teams of the members of International Korfball Federation (IKF), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded roughly every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1978. The current champions are Netherlands, who won the 2011 Korfball World Championship.

The current format of the tournament involves 16 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about a week. The 9 World Championships have been won by two different national teams. Netherlands have won all but one time, losing only to Belgium in the 1991 Korfball World Championship.

Results[edit]

Year Host Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place Number of teams
1978
Details
 Netherlands  Netherlands 14–13
(a.e.t.)
 Belgium  West Germany 20–15
(a.e.t.)
 Great Britain 8
1984
Details
 Belgium  Netherlands 11–9  Belgium  West Germany 7–5  Great Britain 8
1987
Details
 Netherlands  Netherlands 9–7  Belgium  Great Britain 9–5
(a.e.t.)
 Chinese Taipei 12
1991
Details
 Belgium  Belgium 11–10  Netherlands  Chinese Taipei 10–8  Germany 12
1995
Details
 India  Netherlands 21–13  Belgium  Portugal 13–11  Australia 12
1999
Details
 Australia  Netherlands 23–11  Belgium  Great Britain 24–22  Germany 12
2003
Details
 Netherlands  Netherlands 22–9  Belgium  Czech Republic 21–15  Chinese Taipei 16
2007
Details
 Czech Republic  Netherlands 23–10  Belgium  Czech Republic 19–14  Portugal 16
2011
Details
 China  Netherlands 32–26  Belgium  Chinese Taipei 33-16  Catalonia 16
2015
Details
 Belgium TBA
  • a.e.t.: after extra time

Titles by team[edit]

Teams reaching the top four[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total finishes in top four
 Netherlands 8 (1978*, 1984, 1987*, 1995, 1999, 2003*, 2007, 2011) 1 (1991) 9
 Belgium 1 (1991*) 8 (1978, 1984*, 1987, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) 9
 Germany^ 2 (1978, 1984) 2 (1991, 1999) 4
 England# 2 (1987, 1999) 2 (1978, 1984) 4
 Chinese Taipei 2 (1991, 2011) 2 (1987, 2003) 4
 Czech Republic 2 (2003, 2007*) 2
 Portugal 1 (1995) 1 (2007) 2
 Australia 1 (1995) 1
 Catalonia 1 (2011) 1
* = hosts
^ = includes results representing West Germany between 1978 and 1987
# = includes results representing Great Britain between 1978 and 2003

Appearances[edit]

Debut of teams[edit]

Each successive World Championship has had at least one team appearing for the first time. Teams in parentheses are considered successor teams by IKF.

Year Debutants Total
1978  Belgium
 Great Britain
 Luxembourg
 Netherlands
 Papua New Guinea
 Spain
 United States
 West Germany
8
1984  Australia
 France
2
1987  Aruba
 Chinese Taipei
 Indonesia
 Portugal
4
1991  Armenia
( Germany)
 India
2
1995  Czech Republic
 Slovakia
 South Africa
3
1999 ( Catalonia)
 Japan
 Poland
2
2003  Hungary 1
2007  China
( England)
 Russia
2
2011  Hong Kong
 Wales
2
Total 24

Note: The IKF considers Germany a successor to West Germany. Likewise, Catalonia is seen as a successor to Spain.

Comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Legend
  • 1st — Champions
  • 2nd — Runners-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • 4th — Fourth place
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew
  •    — Hosts

For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

Team 1978
(8)
1984
(8)
1987
(12)
1991
(12)
1995
(12)
1999
(12)
2003
(16)
2007
(16)
2011
(16)
2015
(TBD)
 Armenia × × × 8th 9th × 15th × ×
 Aruba × × 8th 10th × × × × ×
 Australia × 7th 6th 9th 4th 7th 7th 8th 12th
 Belgium 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
 Catalonia 6th 5th 11th × × 8th 9th 9th 4th
 China × × × × × × × 16th 11th
 Chinese Taipei × × 4th 3rd 5th 6th 4th 5th 3rd
 Czech Republic × × × × 7th × 3rd 3rd 8th
 Germany 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 6th 4th 8th 11th 9th
 England 4th 4th 3rd 5th 8th 3rd 5th 7th 5th
 France × 8th 12th × × × × × ×
 Hong Kong × × × × × × × × 14th
 Hungary × × × × × × 10th 10th ×
 India × × × 11th 12th 11th 14th 12th 13th
 Indonesia × × 10th 12th × × × × ×
 Japan × × × × × 12th 16th × ×
 Luxembourg 8th × × × × × × × ×
 Netherlands 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
 Papua New Guinea 7th × × × × × × × ×
 Poland × × × × × 9th 12th 14th 10th
 Portugal × × 9th 6th 3rd 5th 6th 4th 7th
 Russia × × × × × × × 6th 6th
 Slovakia × × × × 10th × 13th × ×
 South Africa × × × × 11th 10th 11th 15th 16th
 United States 5th 6th 7th 7th × × × 13th ×
 Wales × × × × × × × × 15th

See also[edit]

External links[edit]