EHF EURO History

Photo: Sasa Pahic Szabo

The first Men's EHF European Handball Championship was EHF EURO 1994 in Portugal with 12 teams competing for honours.

EHF EURO 2018, which was played from 12 to 28 January in Croatia, was the 13th EHF European Handball Championship - and the last which featured 16 teams. As of 2020, the Men's EHF EURO moves into a new era. For the first time 24 teams will take to the court and it is another first that the final tournament is hosted by three different nations: Sweden, Austria and Norway.

Overall, six different nations have won the Men's EHF EURO to date. Sweden lead the medal table with their four gold medals, but France are hot on their heels having won three EHF EURO events to date. Denmark and Germany have won two championships each; Russia and Spain topped the podium on one occasion respectively.

EHF EURO Medal Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze
1 Sweden 4 1 0
2 France 3 0 2
3 Denmark 2 1 3
4 Germany 2 1 1
5 Spain 1 4 2
6 Russia 1 2 0
7 Croatia 0 2 3
8 Serbia 0 1 0
8 Slovenia 0 1 0
10 Yugoslavia 0 0 1
10 Iceland 0 0 1