Germany's 22-year Women's EURO domination in numbers

After a 2-1 quarter-final defeat by Denmark ended Germany's bid for a seventh straight European title, we look back at the record eight-time winners' historic reign of supremacy.

Germany come to terms with defeat in Rotterdam
Germany come to terms with defeat in Rotterdam ©Getty Images

No team has held a major European football title for anything like the 22 years that Germany reigned as UEFA Women's EURO champions – but that historic run is over.

Sunday's 2-1 defeat by Denmark in Rotterdam ended the holders' bid for a seventh straight title, and ninth overall, at the quarter-final stage. We sum up Germany's incredible domination of the European women's game.

Germany’s dominance: Goals from the last five Women’s EURO finals
Germany’s dominance: Goals from the last five Women’s EURO finals

GERMANY WOMEN'S EURO RECORD

2017: quarter-finals
2013: winners
2009: winners
2005: winners
2001: winners
1997: winners
1995: winners
1993: fourth place
1991: winners
1989: winners
1987: did not qualify
1984: did not qualify

GERMANY WOMEN'S FOOTBALL HONOURS

Women's EURO champions x 8 (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013)
FIFA Women's World Cup winners x 2 (2003, 2007)
Olympic gold x 1 (2016)
WU19/WU18 EURO winners x 6 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011)
WU17 winners x 6 (2008, 2009, 2012, 2014*, 2016, 2017)
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup winners x 3 (2004, 2010, 2014)

*2013/14 edition played in late 2013

Great Germany goals from the past 20 years
Great Germany goals from the past 20 years

REIGN

  • Germany were champions for 22 years, four months and four days, or 8,162 days, between winning the title on 26 March 1995 and losing it on 30 July 2017.
  • Germany did not lose a knockout match in the competition from 3 July 1993, a third-place play-off against Denmark, to 30 July 2017, the last-eight tie versus the same opposition.
  • The first UEFA Women's EURO winners were Sweden on 27 May 1984. Since then, Germany have been champions for 9,624 of the ensuing 12,117 days (79.4% of that period).

OVERALL RECORD IN WOMEN'S EURO FINAL TOURNAMENTS

P40 W31 D6 L3 F93 A24

The three defeats ...
Germany 1-2 Denmark, quarter-finals, 30 July 2017
Germany 0-1 Norway, group stage, 17 July 2013
Germany 1-3 Denmark, third-place play-off, 3 July 1993
(Germany also lost to Italy on penalties in the 1993 semi-finals after a 1-1 draw)

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