National team appearances in the UEFA European Championship

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This article lists the performances of each of the 28 national teams which have made at least one appearance in the UEFA European Football Championship finals.

Debut of teams[edit]

Each successive UEFA European Football Championship has had at least one team appearing for the first time. Teams in parentheses are considered successor teams by FIFA.

Number of appearances by country (inclusive qualification) 1960 – 2016
Number of appearances by country (exclusive qualification) 1960 – 2012
Year Debutants
Qualification
First debut at
Championship
Number of
Debutants
Debutants
Championship
Number of
Debutants
1960
Qual.
 Austria
 Bulgaria
 Czechoslovakia
 Denmark
 East Germany
 France
 Greece
 Hungary
 Republic of Ireland
 Norway
 Poland
 Portugal
 Romania
 Soviet Union
 SFR Yugoslavia
 Spain
 Turkey
→ 2008
→ 1996

→ 1964
 

→ 1980
→ 1964
→ 1988
→ 2000
→ 2008
→ 1984
→ 1984


→ 1964
→ 1996
17  Czechoslovakia
 France
 Soviet Union
 SFR Yugoslavia
4
1964
Qual.
 Albania
 Belgium
 England
 Iceland
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Malta
 Netherlands
 Northern Ireland
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Wales
 
→ 1972
→ 1968
 
→ 1968
 
 
→ 1976
 
→ 1992
→ 1996
 
12  Denmark
 Hungary
 Spain
3
1968
Qual.
 Cyprus
 Finland
 Scotland
 West Germany
 
 
→ 1992
→ 1972
4  England
 Italy
2
1972
Qual.
 Belgium
 West Germany
2
1976
Qual.
 Netherlands 1
1980
Qual.
 Greece 1
1984
Qual.
 Portugal
 Romania
2
1988
Qual.
 Republic of Ireland 1
1992
Qual.
( CIS)
( Germany)
 Faroe Islands
 San Marino


 
 
2 (+2) ( CIS)
( Germany)
 Scotland
 Sweden
2 (+2)
1996
Qual.
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Belarus
 Croatia
( Czech Republic)
 Estonia
 Georgia
 Israel
 Latvia
 Liechtenstein
 Lithuania
 Macedonia
 Moldova
( Russia)
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 Ukraine
 
 
 


 
 
 
→ 2004
 
 
 
 

 
→ 2000
→ 2012
15 (+2)  Bulgaria
 Croatia
( Czech Republic)
( Russia)
 Switzerland
 Turkey
4 (+2)
2000
Qual.
 Andorra
 Bosnia-Herzegovina
( FR Yugoslavia)
 
 
2 (+1)  Norway
 Slovenia
( FR Yugoslavia)
2 (+1)
2004
Qual.
 Latvia 1
2008
Qual.
 Kazakhstan
( Serbia)
1 (+1)  Austria
 Poland
2
2012
Qual.
 Ukraine 1
2016
Qual.
 Gibraltar 1 TBA

Comprehensive team results by tournament[edit]

Map of countries' best results
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • SF – Semi-finals
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter-finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • q – may still qualify for upcoming tournament
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  •×  – Disqualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew from the European Championship / Banned
  •    – Hosts

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

Team 1960
(4)
1964
(4)
1968
(4)
1972
(4)
1976
(4)
1980
(8)
1984
(8)
1988
(8)
1992
(8)
1996
(16)
2000
(16)
2004
(16)
2008
(16)
2012
(16)
2016
(24)
Attempts
 Austria GS q 15 → 1
 Belgium × 3rd 2nd GS GS q 14 → 4
 Bulgaria GS GS q 15 → 2
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia QF GS QF GS q 5 → 4
 Czech Republic3 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd GS SF GS QF q 15 → 8
 Denmark 4th SF GS 1st GS GS QF GS q 15 → 8
 England × 3rd GS GS GS SF GS QF QF q 14 → 8
 France 4th 1st GS SF 1st QF GS QF Q 15 → 8
 Germany1 × × 1st 2nd 1st GS SF 2nd 1st GS GS 2nd SF q 13 → 11
 Greece × GS 1st GS QF q 14 → 4
 Hungary 3rd 4th q 15 → 2
 Republic of Ireland GS GS q 15 → 2
 Italy × 1st 4th SF GS 2nd GS QF 2nd q 14 → 8
 Latvia Part of  Soviet Union GS q 5 → 1
 Netherlands × 3rd GS 1st SF QF SF SF QF GS q 14 → 9
 Norway GS q 15 → 1
 Poland GS GS q 15 → 2
 Portugal SF QF SF 2nd QF SF q 15 → 6
 Romania GS GS QF GS q 15 → 4
 Russia2 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd GS GS GS SF GS q 15 → 10
 Scotland × × GS GS q 13 → 2
 Serbia4 2nd 2nd 4th GS •× [1] × QF q 14 → 5
 Slovenia Part of  Yugoslavia GS q 5 → 1
 Spain •×[2] 1st GS 2nd GS QF QF GS 1st 1st q 15 → 9
 Sweden × SF GS QF GS GS q 14 → 5
 Switzerland × GS GS GS q 14 → 3
 Turkey GS QF SF q 15 → 3
 Ukraine Part of  Soviet Union GS q 5 → 1
1 Includes five appearances as West Germany
2 Includes five appearances as the Soviet Union and one as the CIS
3 Includes three appearances as Czechoslovakia
4 Includes five appearances as Yugoslavia

Results of host nations[edit]

Year Host nation Finish
1960  France Fourth Place
1964  Spain Champions
1968  Italy Champions
1972  Belgium Third Place
1976  Yugoslavia Fourth Place
1980  Italy Fourth Place
1984  France Champions
1988  West Germany Semi-finalist
1992  Sweden Semi-finalist
1996  England Semi-finalist
2000  Belgium Group Stage
 Netherlands Semi-finalist
2004  Portugal Runners-up
2008  Austria Group Stage
 Switzerland Group Stage
2012  Poland Group Stage
 Ukraine Group Stage
2016  France

Results of defending finalists[edit]

Year Defending champions Finish Defending runners-ups Finish
1964  Soviet Union Runners-up  Yugoslavia Did not qualify (GS)
1968  Spain Did not qualify (QF)  Soviet Union Fourth Place
1972  Italy Did not qualify (QF)  Yugoslavia Did not qualify (QF)
1976  West Germany Runners-up  Soviet Union Did not qualify (QF)
1980  Czechoslovakia Third Place  West Germany Champions
1984  West Germany Group Stage  Belgium Group Stage
1988  France Did not qualify (GS)  Spain Group Stage
1992  Netherlands Semi-finalist  CIS (Soviet Union) Group Stage
1996  Denmark Group Stage  Germany Champions
2000  Germany Group Stage  Czech Republic Group Stage
2004  France Quarter-finalist  Italy Group Stage
2008  Greece Group Stage  Portugal Quarter-finalist
2012  Spain Champions  Germany Semi-finalist
2016  Spain  Italy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Does not include Euro 1992 qualification and disqualification due to international sanctions
  2. ^ Spain refused to travel to the Soviet Union for their qualification match, so the USSR were awarded a walkover qualificy.