European Baseball Championship
SportBaseball
Founded1954
No. of teams16
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
 Netherlands
Most titles Netherlands (24 times)
Current sports event 2021 European Baseball Championship

The European Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Europe, governed by the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB).[1]

History

Italy won the inaugural European Baseball Championship in 1954, and the competition has since been dominated by the Italian team and the Dutch team. As of 2010, it is held every other year, in even-numbered years until 2019 and then in odd-numbered years, with a total of 34 European Baseball Championships having been played.

Qualification

The current European Baseball Championship classification system divides the national teams into three pools, those being A, B, and C. Teams in Pool A are automatically qualified for the next championship. The two best teams in Pool B will also qualify for the next championship. The two best teams in Pool C will promote to Pool B. The two weakest teams in Pool B will relegate to Pool C.

Current pools

As of end of 2019 tournaments.

Pool A Pool B Pool C

Results (Pool A)

Year Final Host Final Semifinalists
Champions Runners-up 3rd place 4th place
1954
Details
Belgium
Belgium

Italy

Spain

Belgium

West Germany
1955
Details
Spain
Spain

Spain

Belgium

West Germany

Italy
1956
Details
Italy
Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Italy

Spain
1957
Details
Germany
West Germany

Netherlands

West Germany

Italy

Spain
1958
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Italy

West Germany

Belgium
1960
Details
Spain
Spain

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Sweden
1962
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Belgium
1964
Details
Italy
Italy

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Sweden
1965
Details
Spain
Spain

Netherlands

Italy

West Germany

Spain
1967
Details
Belgium
Belgium

Belgium

Great Britain

West Germany

Spain
1969
Details
Germany
West Germany

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

West Germany
1971
Details
Italy
Italy

Netherlands

Italy

West Germany

Belgium
1973
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Belgium
1975
Details
Spain
Spain

Italy

Netherlands

West Germany

Spain
1977
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Spain
1979
Details
Italy
Italy

Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Sweden
1981
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Italy

Sweden

Belgium
1983
Details
Italy
Italy

Italy

Netherlands

Belgium

Spain
1985
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Italy

Belgium

Sweden
1987
Details
Spain
Spain

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Belgium
1989
Details
France
France

Italy

Netherlands

Spain

Sweden
1991
Details
Italy
Italy

Italy

Netherlands

Spain

France
1993
Details
Sweden
Sweden

Netherlands

Italy

Sweden

France
1995
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Italy

Belgium

Spain
1997
Details
France
France

Italy

Netherlands

Spain

Russia
1999
Details
Italy
Italy

Netherlands

Italy

France

Russia
2001
Details
Germany
Bonn

Netherlands

Russia

Italy

France
2003
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

Greece

Spain

Sweden
2005
Details
Czech Republic
Prague

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Germany
2007
Details
Spain
Barcelona

Netherlands

Great Britain

Spain

Germany
2010
Details
Germany
Stuttgart

Italy

Netherlands

Germany

Greece
2012
Details
Netherlands
Rotterdam

Italy

Netherlands

Spain

Germany
2014
Details
Germany/Czech Republic
Regensburg Brno

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Czech Republic
2016
Details
Netherlands
Hoofddorp

Netherlands

Spain

Italy

Germany
2019
Details
Germany
Bonn/Solingen

Netherlands

Italy

Spain

Israel
2021
Details
Italy
Piedmont

Netherlands

Israel

Italy

Spain

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands249033
2 Italy1017532
3 Spain121518
4 Belgium1269
5 Great Britain0202
6 Germany0178
7 Greece0101
 Israel0101
 Russia0101
10 Sweden0022
11 France0011
Totals (11 nations)363636108

Participating nations

Nation 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1960 1962 1964 1965 1967 1969 1971 1973 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2010 2012 2014 2016 2019 2021 Years
 
 Austria 11 10 11 3
 Belgium 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 4 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 4 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 6 5 6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6 6 9 11 10 9 7 6 7 8 30
 Croatia 11 8 10 12 8 11 10 12 10 11 7 11
 Czech Republic 7 8 5 6 5 12 7 5 4 5 5 5 12
 France 5 6 6 5 7 9 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 7 6 5 6 8 6 7 7 15 26
 Germany 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 8 7 6 10 10 7 12 4 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 5 4 6 9 27
 Great Britain 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 7 8 9 9 10 9 7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8 11 9 9 9 6 16
 Greece 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 9 4 7 10 11 14 7
 Israel 4 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2
 Italy 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 35
 Netherlands 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 33
 Russia 8 8 4 4 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8 11 10 12 8 12 10 12
 San Marino 5 6 2
 Slovakia 16 1
 Slovenia 10 12 12 3
 Soviet Union 6 1
 Spain 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 4 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 4 4 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 9 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 34
 Sweden 4 7 4 5 5 6 8 5 5 5 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 4 5 4 7 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 8 7 12 4 8 6 5 6 11 8 12 12 31
 Ukraine 9 11 11 10 9 12 13 7
Nations 4 5 5 5 6 4 7 5 5 5 7 9 6 6 5 4 4 6 6 7 8 8 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 16

See also

References