|Number of teams||16 (finals)|
|Current champions||Netherlands (1st title)|
|Most successful team(s)||Germany (8 titles)|
|UEFA Women's Euro 2022|
The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro, held every four years, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA confederation. The competition is the women's equivalent of the UEFA European Championship.
Women's football history has interesting turns and twists starting all the way in Europe.The predecessor tournament to the UEFA Women's Championship began in the early 1980s, under the name "UEFA European Competition for Representative Women's Teams". With the increasing popularity of women's football, the competition was given European Championship status by UEFA around 1990. Only the 1991 and 1995 editions have been used as European qualifiers for a FIFA Women's World Cup; starting in 1999, the group system used in men's qualifiers was also used for women's national teams.
Eight UEFA Women's Championships have taken place, preceded by three editions of the earlier "European Competition for Representative Women's Teams". The most recent holding of the competition is the 2017 Women's Euro hosted by the Netherlands in July and August 2017.
Unofficial women's European tournaments for national teams were held in Italy in 1969and 1979 (won by Italy and Denmark respectively), but there was no formal international tournament until 1982 when the first UEFA 1984 European Competition for Women's Football qualification was launched. The 1984 Finals was won by Sweden. Norway won in the 1987 Finals. Since then, the UEFA Women's Championship has been dominated by Germany, which has won eight out of ten events, interrupted only by Norway in 1993. Germany's 2013 win was their sixth in a row.
The tournament was initially played as a four-team event. The 1997 edition was the first that was played with eight teams. The third expansion happened in 2009 when 12 teams participated. From 2017 onwards 16 teams compete for the championship.
|Edition||Year||Host||Final||Third place playoff or losing semi-finalists||Number of teams|
|Winner||Score||Runner-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
(4–3 p )
|Denmark and Italy||4|
|2–1( a.e.t. )|
|3–1( a.e.t. )|
|2–1( a.e.t. )|
|England and Norway||4|
|7||1997|| Norway |
|Spain and Sweden||8|
|1–0( g.g. )|
|Denmark and Norway||8|
|Finland and Sweden||8|
|Netherlands and Norway||12|
|Denmark and Sweden||12|
|Austria and England||16|
|Year||Debuting teams||Successor teams|
|1984||Denmark, England, Italy, Sweden||4||4|
|1997||France, Russia, Spain||3||9|
|2009||Iceland, Netherlands, Ukraine||3||13|
|2017||Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland||5||18|
In this ranking 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, then by goals scored.
For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.
|Team|| 1984 |
| 1987 |
| 1989 |
| 1991 |
| 1993 |
| 1995 |
| 1997 |
| 2001 |
| 2005 |
| 2009 |
| 2013 |
| 2017 |
| 2022 |
|Ukraine||Part of Soviet Union||×||•||•||•||•||GS||•||•||•||1|
Results of host nations
Results of defending champions
Only in the 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993 tournament there was a third place playoff. Losing semi-finalists are counted under bronze since 1995.
|Totals (10 teams)||12||12||20||44|
|1989|| Sissel Grude |
|1997|| Carolina Morace |
|2001|| Claudia Müller |
|2013||Nadine Angerer 1|
|2017||Lieke Martens 1|
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