European Women's Handball Championship

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European Women's Handball Championship
Founded1994
RegionEurope (EHF)
Current champions Norway (6th title)
Most successful team(s) Norway (6 titles)
2016

The European Women's Handball Championship is the official competition for the women's national handball teams of Europe. It takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the European champions, the tournament is also a qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games and World Championship.

As of December 2014, the only teams that have ever won the championship are Norway (six times), Denmark (three times), Hungary and Montenegro (once). Denmark has hosted the most European Championships for three times, in 2010 Denmark was co-host with Norway.

Summary[change | change source]

Year Host(s) Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1994  Germany
Denmark
27 - 23
Germany

Norway
24 - 19
Hungary
1996  Denmark
Denmark
25 - 23
Norway

Austria
30 - 23
Germany
1998  Netherlands
Norway
24 - 16
Denmark

Hungary
30 - 24
Austria
2000  Romania
Hungary
32 - 30 (ET)
Ukraine

Russia
21 - 16
Romania
2002  Denmark
Denmark
25 - 22
Norway

France
27 - 22
Russia
2004  Hungary
Norway
27 - 25
Denmark

Hungary
29 - 25
Russia
2006  Sweden
Norway
27 - 24
Russia

France
29 - 25
Germany
2008  Macedonia
Norway
34 - 21
Spain

Russia
24 - 21
Germany
2010  Denmark
 Norway

Norway
25 - 20
Sweden

Romania
16 - 15
Denmark
2012  Serbia
Montenegro
34 - 31 (2ET)
Norway

Hungary
41 - 38
Serbia
2014  Croatia
 Hungary

Norway
28 - 25
Spain

Sweden
25 - 23
Montenegro
2016  Sweden

Medal count[change | change source]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total Titles
1  Norway 6 3 1 10 (1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014)
2  Denmark 3 2 0 5 (1996, 1996 2002)
3  Hungary 1 0 3 4 (2000)
4  Montenegro 1 0 0 1 (2012)
5  Spain 0 2 0 2
6  Russia 0 1 2 3
7  Sweden 0 1 1 2
8  Germany 0 1 0 1
 Ukraine 0 1 0 1
9  France 0 0 2 2
10  Austria 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
Total 11 11 11 33 11