European Women's Handball Championship

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European Women's Handball Championship
Founded1994
RegionEurope (EHF)
Number of teams27 (Qualification)
16 (Final Tournament)
Current champions France (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Norway (7 titles)
2018 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 Olympic Games and World Championship. As of December 2018, the only teams that have ever won the championship are Norway (seven times), Denmark (three times), Hungary, Montenegro and France (once).

History[edit]

In year 1946, the International Handball Federation was founded by eight European nations,[1] and though non-European nations competed at the World Championships, the medals had always been taken by European nations.[2] European Handball Federation is founded in 1991. At the same time (1995), the World Championship was changed from a quadrennial to a biannual event, and the European Handball Federation now began its own championship – which also acted as a regional qualifier for the World Championship.[3]

Tournaments[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1994
Details
Germany
Germany

Denmark
27–23
Germany

Norway
24–19
Hungary
12
1996
Details
Denmark
Denmark

Denmark
25–23
Norway

Austria
30–23
Germany
12
1998
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Norway
24–16
Denmark

Hungary
30–24
Austria
12
2000
Details
Romania
Romania

Hungary
32–30 (ET)
Ukraine

Russia
21–16
Romania
12
2002
Details
Denmark
Denmark

Denmark
25–22
Norway

France
27–22
Russia
16
2004
Details
Hungary
Hungary

Norway
27–25
Denmark

Hungary
29–25
Russia
16
2006
Details
Sweden
Sweden

Norway
27–24
Russia

France
29–25
Germany
16
2008
Details
North Macedonia
Macedonia

Norway
34–21
Spain

Russia
24–21
Germany
16
2010
Details
Denmark Norway
Denmark / Norway

Norway
25–20
Sweden

Romania
16–15
Denmark
16
2012
Details
Serbia
Serbia

Montenegro
34–31 (2ET)
Norway

Hungary
41–38 (ET)
Serbia
16
2014
Details
Croatia Hungary
Croatia / Hungary

Norway
28–25
Spain

Sweden
25–23
Montenegro
16
2016
Details
Sweden
Sweden

Norway
30–29
Netherlands

France
25–22
Denmark
16
2018
Details
France
France

France
24–21
Russia

Netherlands
24–20
Romania
16
2020
Details
Denmark Norway
Denmark / Norway
16
2022
Details
North Macedonia Montenegro Slovenia
Macedonia / Montenegro / Slovenia

All-time top scorers[edit]

Goals Player
237 Romania Cristina Neagu
205 Hungary Ágnes Farkas
194 Germany Grit Jurack
190 Norway Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth

Medal count[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Norway73111
2 Denmark3205
3 France1034
 Hungary1034
5 Montenegro1001
6 Russia0224
7 Spain0202
8 Netherlands0112
 Sweden0112
10 Germany0101
 Ukraine0101
12 Austria0011
 Romania0011
Totals (13 nations)13131339

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
 Macedonia 2008, 2022
6  Germany 1 1994
 Netherlands 1998
 Romania 2000
 Serbia 2012
 Croatia 2014
 France 2018
 Montenegro 2022
 Slovenia 2022

Participation history[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • 5th – Fifth place
  • 6th – Sixth place
  • 7th – Seventh place
  • 8th – Eighth place
  • 9th – Ninth place
  • 10th – Tenth place
  • 11th – Eleventh place
  • 12th – Twelfth place
  • 13th to 16th – Thirteenth to sixteenth place
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • q – may still qualify for upcoming tournament
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  •×  – Disqualified
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •    – Hosts

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

Nation 1994
(12)
1996
(12)
1998
(12)
2000
(16)
2002
(16)
2004
(16)
2006
(16)
2008
(16)
2010
(16)
2012
(16)
2014
(16)
2016
(16)
2018
(16)
Participations
 Austria 9th 3rd 4th 12th 9th 10th 10th 15th 8
 Belarus 11th 16th 16th 12th 4
 Croatia 5th 6th 13th 7th 6th 9th 13th 13th 16th 16th 10
 Czech Republic 8th 8th 15th 12th 10th 15th 6
 Denmark 1st 1st 2nd 10th 1st 2nd 11th 11th 4th 5th 8th 4th 8th 13
 France 5th 3rd 11th 3rd 14th 5th 9th 5th 3rd 1st 10
 Germany 2nd 4th 6th 9th 11th 5th 4th 4th 13th 7th 10th 6th 10th 13
 Hungary 3rd 10th 3rd 1st 5th 3rd 5th 8th 10th 3rd 6th 12th 7th 13
 Iceland 15th 15th 2
 Lithuania 12th 1
 North Macedonia 8th 8th 12th 7th 16th 5
 Montenegro1 6th 1st 4th 13th 9th 5
 Netherlands 10th 14th 15th 8th 7th 2nd 3rd 7
 Norway 3rd 2nd 1st 6th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 5th 13
 Poland 11th 5th 8th 11th 15th 14th 6
 Portugal 16th 1
 Romania 10th 5th 11th 4th 7th 7th 5th 3rd 10th 9th 5th 4th 12
 Russia 6th 7th 9th 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 3rd 7th 6th 14th 7th 2nd 13
 Serbia1 14th 13th 14th 4th 15th 9th 11th 7
 Slovakia 12th 12th 2
 Slovenia 10th 9th 16th 16th 14th 13th 6
 Spain 12th 13th 8th 9th 2nd 11th 11th 2nd 11th 12th 10
 Sweden 7th 8th 15th 14th 6th 9th 2nd 8th 3rd 8th 6th 11
 Ukraine 11th 9th 7th 2nd 12th 6th 13th 10th 12th 14th 16th 11
Historical national teams
 Serbia and Montenegro1 12th 1
 FR Yugoslavia1 7th 6th 2
1 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.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Handball from ihf.info, retrieved 7 February 2006
  2. ^ Medals Table – Ranking At Men's World Championships A 1938–1990 from ihf.info, retrieved 7 February 2006
  3. ^ (in German) Handball-Bundesliga diskutiert Reduzierung auf 16 Teams, by Erik Eggers, published by Der Spiegel online, 30 January 2006
  • "Championship Guide". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 1 January 2009.

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