Men's European Volleyball Championship

The Men's European Volleyball Championship (EuroVolley) is the official competition for senior men's national volleyball teams of Europe, organized by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The initial gap between championships was variable, but since 1975 they have been awarded every two years. The current champion is Serbia, which won its third title at the 2019 tournament held in four countries: Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Slovenia.

Men's European Volleyball Championship
SportVolleyball
Founded1948
No. of teams24 (Finals)
ContinentEurope (CEV)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Serbia (3rd title)
Most titles Russia (14 titles)

HistoryEdit

The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding two years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the European Championship Finals. 24 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation(s), compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about two weeks.

The 30 European Championship tournaments have been won by nine different national teams. Russia have won fourteen times (twelve as Soviet Union). The other European Championship winners are Italy, with six titles; Czech Republic as (Czechoslovakia) and Serbia (one as FR Yugoslavia) with three titles; and France, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Spain, with one title each.

The 2017 European Championship took place in Poland. The 2019 European Championship was co-hosted by Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Slovenia in 2019. The co-host countries of 2021 edition will be Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia and Finland.[1]

Results summaryEdit

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1948
Details
 
Italy
 
Czechoslovakia
Round-robin  
France
 
Italy
Round-robin  
Portugal
6
1950
Details
 
Bulgaria
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Czechoslovakia
 
Hungary
Round-robin  
Bulgaria
6
1951
Details
 
France
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Bulgaria
 
France
Round-robin  
Romania
10
1955
Details
 
Romania
 
Czechoslovakia
Round-robin  
Romania
 
Bulgaria
Round-robin  
Soviet Union
14
1958
Details
 
Czechoslovakia
 
Czechoslovakia
Round-robin  
Romania
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Bulgaria
20
1963
Details
 
Romania
 
Romania
Round-robin  
Hungary
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Bulgaria
17
1967
Details
 
Turkey
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Czechoslovakia
 
Poland
Round-robin  
East Germany
20
1971
Details
 
Italy
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Czechoslovakia
 
Romania
Round-robin  
East Germany
22
1975
Details
 
Yugoslavia
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Poland
 
Yugoslavia
Round-robin  
Romania
12
1977
Details
 
Finland
 
Soviet Union
3–1  
Poland
 
Romania
3–0  
Hungary
12
1979
Details
 
France
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Poland
 
Yugoslavia
Round-robin  
France
12
1981
Details
 
Bulgaria
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Poland
 
Bulgaria
Round-robin  
Czechoslovakia
12
1983
Details
 
East Germany
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Poland
 
Bulgaria
Round-robin  
Italy
12
1985
Details
 
Netherlands
 
Soviet Union
Round-robin  
Czechoslovakia
 
France
Round-robin  
Poland
12
1987
Details
 
Belgium
 
Soviet Union
3–1  
France
 
Greece
3–2  
Sweden
12
1989
Details
 
Sweden
 
Italy
3–1  
Sweden
 
Netherlands
3–0  
Soviet Union
12
1991
Details
 
Germany
 
Soviet Union
3–0  
Italy
 
Netherlands
3–0  
Germany
12
1993
Details
 
Finland
 
Italy
3–2  
Netherlands
 
Russia
3–1  
Germany
12
1995
Details
 
Greece
 
Italy
3–2  
Netherlands
 
Yugoslavia
3–0  
Bulgaria
12
1997
Details
 
Netherlands
 
Netherlands
3–1  
Yugoslavia
 
Italy
3–1  
France
12
1999
Details
 
Austria
 
Italy
3–1  
Russia
 
Yugoslavia
3–0  
Czech Republic
8
2001
Details
 
Czech Republic
 
Yugoslavia
3–0  
Italy
 
Russia
3–2  
Czech Republic
12
2003
Details
 
Germany
 
Italy
3–2  
France
 
Russia
3–1  
Serbia and Montenegro
12
2005
Details
   
Italy / Serbia and Montenegro
 
Italy
3–2  
Russia
 
Serbia and Montenegro
3–0  
Spain
12
2007
Details
 
Russia
 
Spain
3–2  
Russia
 
Serbia
3–1  
Finland
16
2009
Details
 
Turkey
 
Poland
3–1  
France
 
Bulgaria
3–0  
Russia
16
2011
Details
   
Austria / Czech Republic
 
Serbia
3–1  
Italy
 
Poland
3–1  
Russia
16
2013
Details
   
Denmark / Poland
 
Russia
3–1  
Italy
 
Serbia
3–0  
Bulgaria
16
2015
Details
   
Bulgaria / Italy
 
France
3–0  
Slovenia
 
Italy
3–1  
Bulgaria
16
2017
Details
 
Poland
 
Russia
3–2  
Germany
 
Serbia
3–2  
Belgium
16
2019
Details
       
Belgium / France / Netherlands / Slovenia
 
Serbia
3–1  
Slovenia
 
Poland
3–0  
France
24

Medals summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia[A]143522
2  Italy64313
3  Czech Republic[B]3407
4  Serbia[C]31812
5  Poland1539
6  France1427
7  Netherlands1225
  Romania1225
9  Spain1001
10  Slovenia0202
11  Bulgaria0145
12  Hungary0112
13  Germany0101
  Sweden0101
15  Greece0011
Totals (15 nations)31313193

Participating nationsEdit

Team  
1948
(6)
 
1950
(6)
 
1951
(10)
 
1955
(14)
 
1958
(20)
 
1963
(17)
 
1967
(20)
 
1971
(22)
 
1975
(12)
 
1977
(12)
 
1979
(12)
 
1981
(12)
 
1983
(12)
 
1985
(12)
 
1987
(12)
 
1989
(12)
 
1991
(12)
 
1993
(12)
 
1995
(12)
 
1997
(12)
 
1999
(8)
 
2001
(12)
 
2003
(12)
 
 
2005
(12)
  Albania 10th 11th 13th
  Austria 13th 18th 16th 19th 21st 8th
  Belgium 5th 6th 12th 17th 13th 12th 10th 12th 11th 7th
  Bulgaria 4th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 9th 7th 5th 5th 10th 3rd 3rd 5th 11th 6th 5th 5th 4th 9th 7th 6th 9th
  Czech Republic See   Czechoslovakia 10th 6th 4th 4th 10th 9th
  Croatia Part of   Yugoslavia 8th
  Denmark 20th 17th 20th
  Egypt 14th 15th
  Estonia Part of   Soviet Union
  Finland 11th 14th 14th 17th 13th 11th 9th 7th 8th 10th 12th
  France 2nd 3rd 8th 8th 8th 10th 14th 8th 10th 4th 8th 12th 3rd 2nd 5th 9th 9th 4th 6th 7th 2nd 7th
  Germany See   East Germany and   West Germany 4th 4th 8th 10th 11th 7th
  Greece 20th 18th 12th 9th 8th 3rd 10th 11th 7th 11th 11th 6th
  Hungary 3rd 7th 5th 2nd 6th 5th 11th 4th 8th 11th 9th
  Israel 10th 11th 12th
  Italy 3rd 8th 9th 10th 10th 8th 8th 10th 8th 5th 7th 4th 6th 9th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st
  Latvia Part of   Soviet Union 11th
  Montenegro Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   Serbia and Montenegro
  Netherlands 6th 9th 13th 12th 15th 9th 9th 12th 10th 10th 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 5th 8th 6th 11th
  North Macedonia Part of   Yugoslavia
  Poland 6th 6th 6th 6th 3rd 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 7th 7th 7th 6th 5th 5th 5th
  Portugal 4th 7th 10th
  Romania 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 7th 5th 8th 7th 10th 12th 12th
  Russia See   Soviet Union 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd
  Scotland 22nd
  Serbia Part of   Yugoslavia Part of   Serbia and Montenegro
  Slovakia Part of   Czechoslovakia 8th 10th 12th
  Slovenia Part of   Yugoslavia 12th
  Spain 12th 12th 12th 11th 8th 4th
  Sweden 16th 17th 9th 4th 2nd 10th 12th
   Switzerland 19th
  Tunisia 16th
  Turkey 12th 11th 14th 15th
  Ukraine Part of   Soviet Union 6th 9th 7th 12th
Discontinued nations
  Czechoslovakia 1st 2nd 1st 1st 5th 2nd 2nd 6th 6th 6th 4th 5th 2nd 6th 12th 8th See   Czech Republic
  East Germany 9th 9th 4th 4th 7th 9th 9th 6th 6th 9th See   Germany
  Serbia and Montenegro See   Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 3rd
  Soviet Union 1st 1st 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st See   Russia
  West Germany 19th 15th 18th 16th 11th 11th See   Germany
  Yugoslavia 5th 5th 7th 7th 7th 11th 3rd 7th 3rd 10th 11th 8th 8th 6th See   Serbia and Montenegro
Team  
2007
(16)
 
2009
(16)
 
 
2011
(16)
 
 
2013
(16)
 
 
2015
(16)
 
2017
(16)
 
 
 
 
2019
(24)
Total
  Albania 3
  Austria 16th 23rd 8
  Belarus 15th 16th 22nd 3
  Belgium 10th 13th 7th 10th 4th 9th 16
  Bulgaria 8th 3rd 6th 4th 4th 6th 11th 29
  Croatia 14th 15th 3
  Czech Republic 16th 10th 16th 13th 7th 13th 12
  Denmark 12th 4
  Estonia 14th 12th 11th 13th 24th 5
  Finland 4th 12th 8th 8th 12th 12th 14th 18
  France 9th 2nd 7th 5th 1st 9th 4th 29
  Germany 5th 6th 15th 6th 8th 2nd 8th 13
  Greece 13th 8th 16th 15
  Hungary 11
  Israel 3
  Italy 6th 10th 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 6th 30
  Latvia 1
  Montenegro 18th 1
  Netherlands 7th 7th 10th 9th 14th 10th 26
  North Macedonia 17th 1
  Poland 11th 1st 3rd 9th 5th 10th 3rd 26
  Portugal 14th 20th 5
  Romania 21st 17
  Russia 2nd 4th 4th 1st 6th 1st 5th 14
  Scotland 1
  Serbia 3rd 5th 1st 3rd 7th 3rd 1st 7
  Slovenia 16th 15th 9th 13th 2nd 8th 2nd 8
  Slovakia 12th 11th 5th 11th 14th 15th 19th 10
  Spain 1st 9th 16th 15th 10
  Sweden 7
   Switzerland 1
  Turkey 15th 13th 11th 14th 11th 12th 10
  Ukraine 7th 5

MVP by editionEdit

Total hostsEdit

Hosts Nations (Year(s))
4   Italy (1948, 1971, 2005*, 2015*)
3   Bulgaria (1950, 1981, 2015*)
  Czech Republic (1958, 2001, 2011*)
  France (1951, 1979, 2019*)
  Germany (1983, 1991, 2003)
  Netherlands (1985, 1997, 2019*)
2   Austria (1999, 2011*)
  Belgium (1987, 2019*)
  Finland (1977, 1993)
  Poland (2013*, 2017)
  Romania (1955, 1963)
  Serbia (1975, 2005*)
  Turkey (1967, 2009)
1   Denmark (2013*)
  Greece (1995)
  Russia (2007)
  Slovenia (2019*)
  Sweden (1989)
* = co-hosts

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ FIVB considers Russia (Since 1993) as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992).
  2. ^ FIVB considers Czech Republic (Since 1994) as the inheritor of the records of Czechoslovakia (1948–1993).
  3. ^ FIVB considers Serbia (Since 2007) as the inheritor of the records of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1948–1991), Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992–2002) and Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006).

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