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National team appearances in the UEFA European Championship

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

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.

File:Fußball-Europameisterschaft Teilnahmen 1960-2016.png
Number of appearances by country (inclusive qualification) 1960 – 2016
File:Euro participants.png
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.
23x15px Austria
23x15px Bulgaria
23x15px Czechoslovakia
23x15px Denmark
23x15px East Germany
23x15px France
23x15px Greece
23x15px Hungary
Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
23x15px Norway
23x15px Poland
23x15px Portugal
23x15px Romania
23x15px Soviet Union
23x15px SFR Yugoslavia
23x15px Spain
23x15px Turkey
→ 2008
→ 1996

→ 1964
 

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


→ 1964
→ 1996
17 23x15px Czechoslovakia
23x15px France
23x15px Soviet Union
23x15px SFR Yugoslavia
4
1964
Qual.
23x15px Albania
23x15px Belgium
23x15px England
Template:Country data Iceland
23x15px Italy
23x15px Luxembourg
23x15px Malta
23x15px Netherlands
23x15px Northern Ireland
23x15px Sweden
23x16px  Switzerland
23x15px Wales
 
→ 1972
→ 1968
 
→ 1968
 
 
→ 1976
 
→ 1992
→ 1996
 
12 23x15px Denmark
23x15px Hungary
23x15px Spain
3
1968
Qual.
23x15px Cyprus
23x15px Finland
23x15px Scotland
23x15px West Germany
 
 
→ 1992
→ 1972
4 23x15px England
23x15px Italy
2
1972
Qual.
23x15px Belgium
23x15px West Germany
2
1976
Qual.
23x15px Netherlands 1
1980
Qual.
23x15px Greece 1
1984
Qual.
23x15px Portugal
23x15px Romania
2
1988
Qual.
Template:Country data Republic of Ireland 1
1992
Qual.
(23x15px CIS)
(23x15px Germany)
23x15px Faroe Islands
23x15px San Marino


 
 
2 (+2) (23x15px CIS)
(23x15px Germany)
23x15px Scotland
23x15px Sweden
2 (+2)
1996
Qual.
23x15px Armenia
23x15px Azerbaijan
23x15px Belarus
23x15px Croatia
(23x15px Czech Republic)
23x15px Estonia
23x15px Georgia
Template:Country data Israel
23x15px Latvia
23x15px Liechtenstein
23x15px Lithuania
23x15px Macedonia
23x15px Moldova
(23x15px Russia)
23x15px Slovakia
23x15px Slovenia
23x15px Ukraine
 
 
 


 
 
 
→ 2004
 
 
 
 

 
→ 2000
→ 2012
15 (+2) 23x15px Bulgaria
23x15px Croatia
(23x15px Czech Republic)
(23x15px Russia)
23x16px  Switzerland
23x15px Turkey
4 (+2)
2000
Qual.
23x15px Andorra
23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina
(23x15px FR Yugoslavia)
 
 
2 (+1) 23x15px Norway
23x15px Slovenia
(23x15px FR Yugoslavia)
2 (+1)
2004
Qual.
23x15px Latvia 1
2008
Qual.
Template:Country data Kazakhstan
(23x15px Serbia)
(23x15px Montenegro)
1 (+2) 23x15px Austria
23x15px Poland
2
2012
Qual.
23x15px Ukraine 1
2016
Qual.
23x15px Gibraltar 1 TBA

Comprehensive team results by tournament

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
23x15px Austria GS q 15 → 1
23x15px Belgium × 3rd 2nd GS GS q 14 → 4
23x15px Bulgaria GS GS q 15 → 2
23x15px Croatia Part of 23x15px Yugoslavia QF GS QF GS q 5 → 4
23x15px Czech Republic3 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd GS SF GS QF q 15 → 8
23x15px Denmark 4th SF GS 1st GS GS QF GS q 15 → 8
23x15px England × 3rd GS GS GS SF GS QF QF q 14 → 8
23x15px France 4th 1st GS SF 1st QF GS QF Q 15 → 8
23x15px Germany1 × × 1st 2nd 1st GS SF 2nd 1st GS GS 2nd SF q 13 → 11
23x15px Greece × GS 1st GS QF q 14 → 4
23x15px Hungary 3rd 4th q 15 → 2
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
GS GS q 15 → 2
23x15px Italy × 1st 4th SF GS 2nd GS QF 2nd q 14 → 8
23x15px Latvia Part of 23x15px Soviet Union GS q 5 → 1
23x15px Netherlands × 3rd GS 1st SF QF SF SF QF GS q 14 → 9
23x15px Norway GS q 15 → 1
23x15px Poland GS GS q 15 → 2
23x15px Portugal SF QF SF 2nd QF SF q 15 → 6
23x15px Romania GS GS QF GS q 15 → 4
23x15px Russia2 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd GS GS GS SF GS q 15 → 10
23x15px Scotland × × GS GS q 13 → 2
23x15px Serbia4 2nd 2nd 4th GS •× [1] × QF q 14 → 5
23x15px Slovenia Part of 23x15px Yugoslavia GS q 5 → 1
23x15px Spain •×[2] 1st GS 2nd GS QF QF GS 1st 1st q 15 → 9
23x15px Sweden × SF GS QF GS GS q 14 → 5
23x16px  Switzerland × GS GS GS q 14 → 3
23x15px Turkey GS QF SF q 15 → 3
23x15px Ukraine Part of 23x15px 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

Year Host nation Finish
1960 23x15px France Fourth Place
1964 23x15px Spain Champions
1968 23x15px Italy Champions
1972 23x15px Belgium Third Place
1976 23x15px Yugoslavia Fourth Place
1980 23x15px Italy Fourth Place
1984 23x15px France Champions
1988 23x15px West Germany Semi-finalist
1992 23x15px Sweden Semi-finalist
1996 23x15px England Semi-finalist
2000 23x15px Belgium Group Stage
23x15px Netherlands Semi-finalist
2004 23x15px Portugal Runners-up
2008 23x15px Austria Group Stage
23x16px  Switzerland Group Stage
2012 23x15px Poland Group Stage
23x15px Ukraine Group Stage
2016 23x15px France

Results of defending finalists

Year Defending champions Finish Defending runners-ups Finish
1964 23x15px Soviet Union Runners-up 23x15px Yugoslavia Did not qualify (GS)
1968 23x15px Spain Did not qualify (QF) 23x15px Soviet Union Fourth Place
1972 23x15px Italy Did not qualify (QF) 23x15px Yugoslavia Did not qualify (QF)
1976 23x15px West Germany Runners-up 23x15px Soviet Union Did not qualify (QF)
1980 23x15px Czechoslovakia Third Place 23x15px West Germany Champions
1984 23x15px West Germany Group Stage 23x15px Belgium Group Stage
1988 23x15px France Did not qualify (GS) 23x15px Spain Group Stage
1992 23x15px Netherlands Semi-finalist 23x15px CIS (Soviet Union) Group Stage
1996 23x15px Denmark Group Stage 23x15px Germany Champions
2000 23x15px Germany Group Stage 23x15px Czech Republic Group Stage
2004 23x15px France Quarter-finalist 23x15px Italy Group Stage
2008 23x15px Greece Group Stage 23x15px Portugal Quarter-finalist
2012 23x15px Spain Champions 23x15px Germany Semi-finalist
2016 23x15px Spain 23x15px Italy

References

  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.