National team appearances in the European Men's Handball Championship

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This article lists the performances of each of the 27 national teams which have made at least one appearance in the European Men's Handball Championship finals.

Debut of teams[edit]

Each successive European Men's Handball Championship has had at least one team appearing for the first time. Teams in parentheses are considered successor teams by IHF.

Year Debutants
Qualification
Number of
Debutants
Debutants
Championship
Number of
Debutants
1994
Qual.
 Austria
 Belarus
 Belgium
 Bulgaria
 Croatia
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Estonia
 Finland
 France
 Georgia
 Germany
 Greece
 Hungary
 Iceland
 Israel
 Italy
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Luxembourg
 Moldova
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Romania
 Russia
 Slovakia
 Slovenia
 Spain
 Sweden
  Switzerland
 Turkey
 Ukraine
34  Belarus
 Croatia
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Hungary
 Portugal
 Romania
 Russia
 Slovenia
 Spain
 Sweden
12
1996
Qual.
 Azerbaijan
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Macedonia
 Portugal
 FR Yugoslavia
5  Czech Republic
 FR Yugoslavia
2
1998
Qual.
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Macedonia
3
2000
Qual.
 Iceland
 Norway
 Ukraine
3
2002
Qual.
 Faroe Islands 1  Israel
 Poland
  Switzerland
3
2004
Qual.
0
2006
Qual.
 Slovakia 1
2008
Qual.
 Montenegro
( Serbia)
1 (+1)  Montenegro 1
2010
Qual.
 Austria
( Serbia)
1 (+1)
2012
Qual.
 Great Britain 1 0
2014
Qual.
 Ireland
 Malta
2 0
2016
Qual.
0
2018
Qual.
 Kosovo 1 0
2020
Qual.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Latvia
 Netherlands
3

Participation details[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
  • MR – Main round
  • GS – Group stage
  • 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.

Team 1994
(12)
1996
(12)
1998
(12)
2000
(12)
2002
(16)
2004
(16)
2006
(16)
2008
(16)
2010
(16)
2012
(16)
2014
(16)
2016
(16)
2018
(16)
2020
(24)
Participations
 Austria 9th 11th 15th Q 4
 Belarus 8th 15th 12th 10th 10th Q 6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Q 1
 Croatia 3rd 5th 8th 6th 16th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 5th Q 14
 Czech Republic 6th 10th 8th 11th 13th 8th 14th 15th 6th Q 10
 Denmark 4th 12th 10th 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 5th 1st 2nd 6th 4th Q 13
 France 6th 7th 7th 4th 6th 6th 1st 3rd 1st 11th 1st 5th 3rd Q 14
 Germany 9th 8th 3rd 9th 2nd 1st 5th 4th 10th 7th 1st 9th Q 13
 Hungary 7th 10th 6th 9th 13th 8th 14th 8th 8th 12th 14th Q 12
 Iceland 11th 4th 13th 7th 11th 3rd 10th 5th 13th 13th Q 11
 Israel 14th 1
 Italy 11th 1
 Latvia Q 1
 Lithuania 9th 1
 Macedonia x 12th 5th 10th 11th 11th Q 6
 Montenegro1 12th 16th 16th 16th Q 5
 Netherlands Q 1
 Norway 8th 11th 6th 7th 13th 14th 4th 7th Q 9
 Poland 15th 16th 10th 7th 4th 9th 6th 7th Q 9
 Portugal 12th 7th 9th 14th 15th Q 6
 Romania 11th 9th 2
 Russia 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 5th 5th 6th 14th 12th 15th 9th 9th Q 13
 Serbia 1 13th 2nd 13th 15th 12th Q 6
 Slovakia 16th 16th 16th 3
 Slovenia 10th 11th 5th 12th 2nd 8th 10th 11th 6th 14th 8th Q 12
 Spain 5th 2nd 2nd 3rd 7th 10th 2nd 9th 6th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st Q 14
 Sweden 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 7th 5th 15th 12th 7th 8th 2nd Q 13
  Switzerland 13th 12th 14th Q 4
 Ukraine 12th 11th 15th 12th 16th Q 6
Historical national teams
 Serbia and Montenegro1 9th 1
 Yugoslavia1 x 3rd 5th 10th 8th 4
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.

Results of host nations[edit]

Year Host Nation Finish
1994  Portugal 12th place
1996  Spain Runners-up
1998  Italy 11th place
2000  Croatia 6th place
2002  Sweden Champions
2004  Slovenia Runners-up
2006   Switzerland Group Stage
2008  Norway 6th place
2010  Austria Main Round
2012  Serbia Runners-up
2014  Denmark Runners-up
2016  Poland 7th place
2018  Croatia 5th place
2020  Austria
 Norway
 Sweden

Results of defending champions[edit]

Year Defending champions Finish Defending runners-ups Finish
1996  Sweden Fourth place  Russia Champions
1998  Russia Fourth place  Spain Runners-up
2000  Sweden Champions  Spain Third place
2002  Sweden Champions  Russia 5th place
2004  Sweden 7th place  Germany Champions
2006  Germany 5th place  Slovenia Main Round
2008  France Third place  Spain Main Round
2010  Denmark 5th place  Croatia Runners-up
2012  France 11th place  Croatia Third place
2014  Denmark Runners-up  Serbia Group Stage
2016  France 5th place  Denmark 6th place
2018  Germany 9th place  Spain Champions
2020  Spain  Sweden

References[edit]