UEFA Futsal Championship
UEFA Futsal Championship logo.svg
Founded1996
RegionEurope (UEFA)
Number of teams46 (Qualifiers)
16 (Finals)
Current champions Portugal
(2nd title)
Most successful team(s) Spain (7 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
UEFA Futsal Euro 2022

The UEFA European Futsal Championship[1] is the main futsal competition of the men's national futsal teams governed by UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations).

History

The first tournament was held in Spain in 1996 and featured only six teams. The tournament was expanded to eight teams in 1999 and held every two years, and further to 12 teams in 2010.

Trophy
Trophy

After 2018, the tournament was expanded to 16 teams and held every four years, to avoid leap years when the FIFA Futsal World Cup is being played. The first 16-team tournament was held in 2022 in the Netherlands.[2]

Results

Year Host Final Third place match Teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1996
Details
Spain
Spain

Spain
5–3
Russia

Belgium
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Italy
6
1999
Details
Spain
Spain

Russia
3–3 (a.e.t.)
4–2 (p)

Spain

Italy
3–0
Netherlands
8
2001
Details
Russia
Russia

Spain
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Ukraine

Russia
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Italy
8
2003
Details
Italy
Italy

Italy
1–0
Ukraine
 Spain and  Czech Republic 8
2005
Details
Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Spain
2–1
Russia

Italy
3–1
Ukraine
8
2007
Details
Portugal
Portugal

Spain
3–1
Italy

Russia
3–2
Portugal
8
2010
Details
Hungary
Hungary

Spain
4–2
Portugal

Czech Republic
5–3
Azerbaijan
12
2012
Details
Croatia
Croatia

Spain
3–1 (a.e.t.)
Russia

Italy
3–1
Croatia
12
2014
Details
Belgium
Belgium

Italy
3–1
Russia

Spain
8–4
Portugal
12
2016
Details
Serbia
Serbia

Spain
7–3
Russia

Kazakhstan
5–2
Serbia
12
2018
Details
Slovenia
Slovenia

Portugal
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Spain

Russia
1–0
Kazakhstan
12
2022
Details
Netherlands
Netherlands

Portugal
4–2
Russia

Spain
4–1
Ukraine
16

Debut of teams

Year Debuting teams Successor teams
Teams No. CT
1996  Belgium,  Italy,  Netherlands,  Russia,  Spain,  Ukraine 6 6
1999  Croatia,  Portugal,  FR Yugoslavia 3 9
2001  Czech Republic,  Poland 2 11
2003  Slovenia 1 12
2005  Hungary 1 13
2007  Romania 1 14  Serbia
2010  Belarus,  Azerbaijan 2 16
2012  Turkey 1 17
2014 0 17
2016  Kazakhstan 1 18
2018  France 1 19
2022  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Finland,  Georgia,  Slovakia 4 23
2026

Performance by nations

Team Winners Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists Total (Top Four)
 Spain 7 (1996*, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2016) 2 (1999*, 2018) 2 (2014, 2022) 1 (2003) 12
 Italy 2 (2003*, 2014) 1 (2007) 3 (1999, 2005, 2012) 2 (1996, 2001) 8
 Portugal 2 (2018, 2022) 1 (2010) 2 (2007*, 2014) 5
 Russia 1 (1999) 6 (1996, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2022) 3 (2001*, 2007, 2018) 10
 Ukraine 2 (2001, 2003) 2 (2005, 2022) 4
 Czech Republic 1 (2010) 1 (2003) 2
 Kazakhstan 1 (2016) 1 (2018) 2
 Belgium 1 (1996) 1
 Netherlands 1 (1999) 1
 Azerbaijan 1 (2010) 1
 Croatia 1 (2012*) 1
 Serbia 1 (2016*) 1
* = hosts

Comprehensive team results by tournament

Legend
Team 1996
Spain
(6)
1999
Spain
(8)
2001
Russia
(8)
2003
Italy
(8)
2005
Czech Republic
(8)
2007
Portugal
(8)
2010
Hungary
(12)
2012
Croatia
(12)
2014
Belgium
(12)
2016
Serbia
(12)
2018
Slovenia
(12)
2022
Netherlands
(16)
Years
 Azerbaijan 4th 10th 9th 8th 7th 9th 6
 Belarus 9th 1
 Belgium 3rd 8th 7th 9th 10th 5
 Bosnia and Herzegovina × 16th 1
 Croatia 5th 5th 4th 8th 9th 11th 6
 Czech Republic 6th SF 5th 8th 3rd 9th 11th 11th 8
 Finland × 7th 1
 France × 10th 1
 Georgia 6th 1
 Hungary 5th 9th 10th 3
 Italy 4th 3rd 4th 1st 3rd 2nd 5th 3rd 1st 5th 9th 14th 12
 Kazakhstan 3rd 4th 5th 3
 Netherlands 6th 4th 7th 5th 12th 10th 6
 Poland 8th 11th 15th 3
 Portugal 6th 5th 5th 4th 2nd 5th 4th 7th 1st 1st 10
 Romania × × × × 6th 7th 6th 12th 4
 Russia 2nd 1st 3rd 6th 2nd 3rd 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 12
 Serbia 5th 5th 6th 4th 8th 12th 6 (7)[3]
 Slovakia 8th 1
 Slovenia 8th 9th 11th 7th 12th 5th 13th 7
 Spain 1st 2nd 1st SF 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 12
 Turkey × × × × × × 12th 1
 Ukraine 5th 2nd 2nd 4th 7th 5th 8th 5th 6th 6th 4th 11
 FR Yugoslavia 7th 1 (7)[3]

Overall team records

As of UEFA Futsal Euro 2018
Rank Team Editions Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Spain 11 53 39 10 5 201 86 +115 127
2  Italy 11 47 29 7 11 130 78 +52 94
3  Russia 11 50 29 7 14 154 105 +49 94
4  Portugal 9 35 15 7 13 105 95 +10 52
5  Ukraine 10 36 12 6 18 92 96 –4 43
6  Serbia 6 20 7 5 8 48 54 –6 26
7  Czech Republic 8 24 5 3 16 64 110 –46 18
8  Kazakhstan 2 10 5 2 3 32 22 +10 17
9  Azerbaijan 5 15 5 2 8 48 65 –17 17
10  Croatia 5 15 4 4 7 31 47 –16 16
11  Romania 4 11 3 0 8 25 40 –15 9
12  Belgium 5 14 2 3 9 17 42 –25 9
13  Netherlands 5 16 2 3 11 33 62 –29 9
14  Slovenia 6 15 2 1 12 29 60 –31 7
15  Finland 1 4 1 1 2 9 13 –4 4
16  Slovakia 1 4 1 1 2 9 17 –7 4
17  France 1 2 0 1 1 7 9 –2 1
18  Belarus 1 2 0 1 1 6 14 –8 1
19  Poland 2 5 0 1 4 8 24 –16 1
20  Turkey 1 2 0 0 2 1 8 –7 0
21  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 3 0 0 3 4 11 –7 0
22  Hungary 3 7 0 0 7 16 36 –20 0

Medals

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Spain72312
2 Italy2136
3 Portugal2103
4 Russia16310
5 Ukraine0202
6 Czech Republic0022
7 Belgium0011
 Kazakhstan0011
Totals (8 entries)12121337

Note: Semi-final appearance in the 2003 edition was considered share bronze.

FIFA Futsal World Cup Qualifiers

Legend
Team Netherlands
1989
Hong Kong
1992
Spain
1996
Guatemala
2000
Chinese Taipei
2004
Brazil
2008
Thailand
2012
Colombia
2016
Lithuania
2021
Total
 Azerbaijan QF 1
 Belgium 4th R2 R2 3
 Croatia R2 1
 Czech Republic R2 R1 R2 R2 4
 Denmark R1 1
 Hungary R1 1
 Italy R2 R1 R2 2nd 3rd 3rd R2 7
 Kazakhstan R2 4th 2
 Lithuania R1 1
 Netherlands 2nd R2 R2 R2 4
 Poland R2 1
 Portugal 3rd R2 R1 QF 4th 1st 6
 Russia R1 3rd 4th 4th QF 2nd QF 7
 Serbia R2 R2 2
 Spain R1 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd QF QF 9
 Ukraine 4th R2 R2 QF R2 5

See also

References

  1. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Futsal Championship 2020-22" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  2. ^ "UEFA to revamp and expand futsal competitions". UEFA.com. 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia broke up in 1991 all the nations that formed this country now compete separately. FIFA considers Serbia as the successor team of Yugoslavia.