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All-Time EURO Standings

Sat 17 July 2021 | 19:29

The UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as the European Championship or the EUROs, has been held every four years since 1960. Read on to find out more about the All-Time EURO Standings.

The competition is contested by senior men's European national teams that are members of the UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations). The 16th – and to this day the most recent- European Championship tournament was held in 2021, after a 1-year postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

The last 16 European Championships have been won by 10 different nations: Germany (3), Spain (3), Italy (2), France (2), the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, and

Portugal

have each conquered the title once.

The European Championship is the second-most watched football tournament in the world after the World Cup. In the history of the EUROs, 38 different national teams have experienced taking part in the event. (However, there have been some changes due to geographical changes of the names of the countries e.g. Soviet Union to Russia and some other countries).

All-Time EURO Standings:

In this article, we provide all-time EURO standing, putting the teams in a ranking based on the total points they have gathered throughout different European Championships.

1. Germany

Participations: 13, titles: 3 matches played: 53, matches won: 27, matches drawn: 13, matches lost: 13, goals for: 78, goals against: 55, total points: 94

Not only does

Germany

(with West Germany's stats also added) stand first in the

all-time EURO standings

, they have also won the most titles in the history of the tournament by winning it on 3 occasions.

They hold the record jointly with Spain. West Germany national team won the 1972 European Championship, hosted by Belgium, after beating Soviet Union 3 – 0 in the final match. They repeated the feat in 1980, by beating winning Belgium 2- 1 in the final match in Italy.

Germany won their 3rd- and to this day last- EURO in 1996, by winning against

Czech Republic

2 – 1 in the final match, and the tournament was hosted by England. Moreover, Germany has finished as runner-ups on 3 occasions, more than any other nation in the Europe.

West Germany lost the 1976 EURO final match in penalty shootouts against Czechoslovakia. They reached the final match in 1992 as well, losing 2 – 0 to the incredible Denmark team. In 2008, Germany was beaten by the golden generation of Spain by 1 goal.

2. Italy

Participations: 10, titles: 2, matches played: 45, matches won: 21, matches drawn: 18, matches lost: 6, goals for: 52, goals against: 31, total points: 81

The winner of the 2020 European Championship stands 2nd in the

all-time EURO standings

. Italy won the trophy in 1968 with a number of legendary players such as Dino Zoff, Giacinto Facchetti, and Giani Rivera. They beat Yugoslavia 2 – 0 in a replay final match (1- 1 draw in the first match), and won the cup for the first time.

Azzurri won their 2nd ever EURO cup on 11th July, 2021, winning against the hosts

England

in penalties. In addition, Italians have finished as runner ups on 2 occasions: In EURO 2000 they were defeated by France 2 – 1 in the final match, and lost 4 – 0 to Spain in EURO 2012 final.

3. Spain

Participations: 11, titles: 3, matches played: 46, matches won: 21, matches drawn: 15, matches lost: 10, goals for: 68, goals against: 42, total points: 78

Spain national team has won the most titles (3) and holds the record jointly with Germany. Moreover, they are the only team to have won successive titles by winning 2 consecutive EUROs in 2008 and 2012.  The second European Championship which was held in Spain in 1964 was won by the hosts. They beat Soviet Union 2 – 1 in the final game.

Moreover,

Spain

started dominating the world of football by winning Germany 1 – 0 in EURO 2008 final match. They went on to win the 2010 World Cup, and conquer EURO 2012 by crushing

Italy

4 – 0 in the final match. They were also runner ups to 1984 European Championship

4. France

Participations: 10, titles: 2, matches played: 43, matches won: 21, matches drawn: 12, matches lost: 10, goals for: 69, goals against: 50, total points: 75

France stands 4th in the all-time EURO standings. The 2 –time champion of the tournament was also the runner ups in 2016.

France achieved their first EURO title in 1984, when they were also the hosts, by winning 2 – 0 against Spain. Euro 2000 was held in Belgium and Netherlands, and France won the title by winning the final match with a golden goal against Italy.

In EURO 2016, France was the host one more time, and they reached the final match just as in 1984. However, Portugal won the tournament and took everyone by surprise.

5. Netherlands

Participations: 10, titles: 1, matches played: 39, matches won: 20, matches drawn: 8, matches lost: 11, goals for: 65, goals against: 41, total points: 68

Although

Netherlands

have never won the World Cup – despite reaching the final- they are one of the best teams in the history of the European Championships.

They won the title in 1998, with a memorable 2 – 0 win in the final match against the Soviet Union. However, in spite of reaching the semi-finals on 4 more occasions- beside 1988- they have never finished the tournament as runner ups.

6. Portugal

Participations: 8, titles: 1, matches played: 39, matches won: 19, matches drawn: 10, matches lost: 10, goals for: 56, goals against: 38, total points: 67

Portugal national team is the 6th team in the European Championship all-time standing. They won the title in 2016 by beating the hosts France 1 – 0 in the final match. EURO 2016 was the first version of the tournament which was contested between 24 teams.

Hence 4 of the best 3rd teams at the end of group stages could qualify for the knockout stages. Portugal got 3 draws in their 3 group stage games, and was one of the 4 best 3rd teams. They finally won the cup and became one of the most unpredictable champions in the history of EUROs.

 7. England

Participations: 10, titles: 0, matches played: 37, matches won: 15, matches drawn: 13, matches lost: 10, goals for: 51, goals against: 37, total points: 58

England are the runner ups to the most recent European Championship (2020). They lost the final match to Italy in the penalty shootouts. This was their first ever European Championship final match experience. However, they won the 1966 World Cup.

Moreover, England finished third in EURO 1968, beating Soviet Union 2 – 0 in the third-place play-off match. They also reached the semi-finals in EURO 1996, as well as being the hosts, but were beaten in penalties against the eventual champions Germany.

8. Czech Rupublic

Participations: 10, titles: 1, matches played: 37, matches won: 15, matches drawn: 7, matches lost: 15, goals for: 48, goals against: 47, total points: 52

All Czechoslovakia stats are allocated to Czech Republic. They finished the first-ever European Championship (1960) in the 3rd place. Moreover, Czechoslovakia won the title in 1976, beating West Germany in penalties.

Four years later, they finished the tournament in the 3rd place once again, by winning 9 – 8 in penalties against Italy. Furthermore, they reached the final match in 1996, but they were defeated by Germany 2 – 1. In 2004, Czezh Republic reached the semi-finals, and lost to the eventual champions Greece, and that has been their last semi-final experience to this day.

9. Russia (+Soviet Union)

Participations: 12, titles: 1, matches played: 36, matches won: 13, matches drawn: 7, matches lost: 16, goals for: 40, goals against: 42, total points: 46

Before breaking into different countries, Soviet Union was one of the best teams in Europe. They were the first champion in the inaugural European Championship in 1960, beating Yugoslavia 2 – 1 in the final match.

They reached the final again in 1964, but were defeated by Spain in Santiagu Bernabeu Stadium. In 1972, they found their way into the last game once more, but could not win the trophy against West Germany.

Furthermore, in 1988, the country proceed to the final match to play against Netherlands, but again were beaten 2 – 0 in Munich. They have not been a successful team in the EUROs since 1991 and the break up.

10. Denmark

Participations: 9, titles: 1, matches played: 33, matches won: 10, matches drawn: 6, matches lost: 17, goals for: 42, goals against: 450, total points: 36

Denmark reached the semi-finals for the first time in 1984, but they were unlucky to lose against Spain in penalties 5 – 4. And 8 years later, they lifted the trophy as the Champions in 1992. Denmark beat Germany 2 – 0 in the final match held in

Sweden

.

They could not proceed to the semi-finals until EURO 2020, were they were eliminated by England 2 – 1 after extra time. They also have a good place in the

Euro 2020 table & standings

and they were one of the most loved teams of the tournament.

11. Belgium

Participations: 6, titles: 0, matches played: 22, matches won: 11, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 9, goals for: 31, goals against: 28, total points: 35

Belgium's first ever success happened in 1972 when they were also the hosts and reached the semi-finals. They were defeated against West Germany 2 -1 and were not able to make it to the finals.

However, they beat Hungary 2 – 1 in the Third place play-off and won the bronze medal. In EURO 1980 which was held in Italy, Belgium found its way to the final match, but once again, were beaten against West Germany, this time in the finals.

In recent years, despite the Belgium team is called their golden generation and finished 3rd in the 2018 World Cup, they have been unable to shine in the European Championships. They stood first in

ranking the EURO 2020 teams

in FIFA before the tournament but their performance did not live up to the expectations.

12. Croatia

Participations: 6, titles: 0, matches played: 22, matches won: 9, matches drawn: 6, matches lost: 7, goals for: 30, goals against: 28, total points: 33

Croatia was set to be one of the dark horses at the Euro 1996. They started off well, winning their first two games against

Turkey

and Denmark, but had to settle for second place in their group after losing to Portugal.

Croatia were eliminated after losing to Spain (3-5) in the EURO 2020 round of 16.

13. Sweden

Participations: 7, titles: 0, matches played: 24, matches won: 7, matches drawn: 7, matches lost: 10, goals for: 30, goals against: 28, total points: 28

When EURO 1992 was held in Sweden, the national team made its way through the semi-finals. However, they could not get past Germany and were defeated 3 -2 in the semi-final match. Germany lost the final to Denmark.

14. Slovakia (+ Czechoslovakia)

Participations: 5, titles: 1 (Czechoslovakia), matches played: 15, matches won: 5, matches drawn: 4, matches lost: 6, goals for: 17, goals against: 23, total points: 19

All Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both Czech Republic and Slovakia.

15. Greece

Participations: 4, titles: 1, matches played: 16, matches won: 5, matches drawn: 3, matches lost: 8, goals for: 14, goals against: 20, total points: 18

EURO 2004 was arguably one of the most strange and surprising European Championships ever. Portugal and Greece had played the opening match (as Portugal was the host), and for the first time in a major European football tournament, the last match featured the same teams as the opening match, where

Greece

beat Portugal 1 – 0 and won the trophy to everyone's surprise, as they had only qualified for two other major tournaments, the UEFA Euro 1980 and the 1994 FIFA World Cup, where they failed to win a single match.

16. Switzerland

Participations: 5, titles: 0, matches played: 18, matches won: 3, matches drawn: 8, matches lost: 7, goals for: 16, goals against: 24, total points: 17

Switzerland was a fascinating team for football fans in EURO 2020. They eliminated the World Champions, France, and lost the quarter final match to Spain in penalty shootouts. A bright future is expected from the promising team of "Swiss".

17. Wales

Participations: 2, titles: 0, matches played: 10, matches won: 5, matches drawn: 1, matches lost: 4, goals for: 13, goals against: 12, total points: 16

Wales

took part in the European Championship for the first time in 2016, and became the unexpected semi-finalists in their first ever EURO experience! They were unlucky to be beaten by the eventual champions Portugal in the semi-finals and their history making was stopped. Wales also qualified for EURO 2020, proceed to the knockout stages but were eliminated against Denmark 4 – 0.

18. Turkey

Participations: 5, titles: 0, matches played: 18, matches won: 4, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 12, goals for: 14, goals against: 30, total points: 14

Turkey reached the semi-finals in EURO 2008, but were beaten by Germany 3 – 2.

19. Poland

Participations: 4, titles: 0, matches played: 14, matches won: 2, matches drawn: 7, matches lost: 5, goals for: 11, goals against: 15, total points: 13

Poland

participated in four UEFA European Championships so far, all consecutively: Euro 2008, Euro 2012, Euro 2016, and Euro 2020. Poland's national football team crashed out of the Euro 2020 tournament after losing 2-3 to Sweden in its final group-stage game

20. Serbia (+Yugoslavia)

Participations: 5, titles: 0, matches played: 14, matches won: 3, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 9, goals for: 22, goals against: 39, total points: 11

Yugoslavia (Serbia) stands 20th in the

all-time EURO standings

. Former Yugoslavia has reached the final match on 2 occasions: in the inaugural tournament in 1960, and 8 years later in 1968. They lost the former to Soviet Union 2 – 1 after extra time, and was beaten by Italy in the latter 2 – 0 in a replay match.

In 1976 Yugoslavia was the host of the European Championship, and they managed to reach the semi-finals. However, they lost to West Germany 4 – 2 after extra time, and lost the Third place play-off to Netherlands as well.

21. Hungary

Participations: 4, titles: 0, matches played: 11, matches won: 2, matches drawn: 4, matches lost: 5, goals for: 14, goals against: 20, total points: 10

Hungary has reached the semi-finals of the European Championship on 2 occasions: in 1964, where they were eliminated by Spain, but won the Third place play-off against Denmark 3 – 1, and in 1972, where they were beaten by Soviet Union 1 – 0, and lost the Third place play-off to Belgium 2 – 1.

22. Ukraine

Participations: 3, titles: 0, matches played: 11, matches won: 3, matches drawn: 0, matches lost: 8, goals for: 8, goals against: 19, total points: 9

Ukraine have appeared in only three UEFA European Championships – Euro 2012, Euro 2016, and Euro 2020.

They reached the quarter-finals of the Euro 2020 for the first time after defeating Sweden 2–1 in the round of 16 after extra time, before being eliminated by England.

23. Iceland

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 5, matches won: 2, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 1, goals for: 8, goals against: 9, total points: 8

Iceland qualified once for a UEFA European Championship, the 2016 edition. They directly qualified after securing the second spot in their qualifying group.

In Euro 2016, Iceland came second in their group unbeaten (which included a draw against Portugal and a win over

Austria

). In the round of 16, they famously beat England 2–1.

24. Romania

Participations: 5, titles: 0, matches played: 16, matches won: 1, matches drawn: 5, matches lost: 10, goals for: 10, goals against: 21, total points: 8

Romania have appeared at five UEFA European Championships, between 1984 and 2016. Their best performance so far was reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2000, when they were eliminated by eventual tournament runners-up Italy.

25. Austria

Participations: 3, titles: 0, matches played: 10, matches won: 2, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 6, goals for: 7, goals against: 12, total points: 8

Austria have appeared in three UEFA European Championships: Euro 2008, Euro 2016, and Euro 2020. They were eliminated after losing to Italy (1-2) in the EURO 2020 quarterfinals.

26. Scotland

Participations: 3, titles: 0, matches played: 9, matches won: 2, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 5, goals for: 5, goals against: 10, total points: 8

Scotland have participated in three UEFA European Championship finals, those held in 1992 and 1996, and Euro 2020. They were eliminated from Euro 2020 after suffering a 3-1 group-stage loss to Croatia.

27. Republic of Ireland

Participations: 3, titles: 0, matches played: 10, matches won: 2, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 6, goals for: 6, goals against: 17, total points: 8

The Republic of Ireland have participated in three European Championship finals, those held in 1988, 2012 and 2016.

28. Norway

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 1, matches won: 1, matches drawn: 1, matches lost: 1, goals for: 1, goals against: 1, total points: 4

Norway qualified for one UEFA European Championship so far, the Euro 2000 tournament.

29. Bulgaria

Participations: 2, titles: 0, matches played: 6, matches won: 1, matches drawn: 1, matches lost: 4, goals for: 4, goals against: 13, total points: 4

Bulgaria have qualified for two UEFA European Championships, in 1996 and 2004. However, they did not survive the first round at any occasion.

30. Northern Ireland

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 3, matches won: 1, matches drawn: 0, matches lost: 2, goals for: 2, goals against: 3, total points: 3

Northern Ireland have only qualified once for a UEFA European Championship, the 2016 edition, directly qualifying as group winners.

 31. Albania

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 3, matches won: 1, matches drawn: 0, matches lost: 2, goals for: 1, goals against: 3, total points: 3

Albania

have only qualified once for a UEFA European Championship, the 2016 edition. They directly qualified after securing the second spot in their group.

31. Finland

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 3, matches won: 1, matches drawn: 0, matches lost: 2, goals for: 1, goals against: 3, total points: 3

Finland have qualified once for a UEFA European Championship, the 2020 edition. Despite winning their opening game against Denmark, they exited in the group stage after losing their next two matches.

33. Slovenia

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 3, matches won: 0, matches drawn: 2, matches lost: 1, goals for: 4, goals against: 5, total points: 2

Slovenia have appeared in the finals tournament of the UEFA European Championship once, in 2000.

34. Latvia

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 3, matches won: 0, matches drawn: 1, matches lost: 2, goals for: 1, goals against: 5, total points: 1

Latvia qualified for the UEFA European Championship once, the 2004 edition. After finishing second in their qualifying group.

35. North Macedonia

Participations: 1, titles: 0, matches played: 3, matches won: 0, matches drawn: 0, matches lost: 3, goals for: 2, goals against: 8, total points: 0

North Macedonia have qualified once for a UEFA European Championship, the 2020 edition. They became the first team to be eliminated from the European Championship.

Note that all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia.

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