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England's European Championship Final Tournament Rankings
Year Rank Teams Stage Reached P W D L F A GD Pts
1960 Did not enter competition
1964 Failed to qualify for finals
1968 3 4 Semi-final and Third Place Match 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 2
1972 Failed to qualify for finals
1976
1980 6 8 First Phase Group 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 3
1984 Failed to qualify for finals
1988 =7 8 First Phase Group 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0
1992 7 8 First Phase Group 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2
1996 =3 16 Semi-final 5 2 3 0 8 3 +5 9
2000 11 16 First Phase Group 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1 3
2004 =5 16 Quarter-final 4 2 1 1 10 6 +4 7
2008 Failed to qualify for finals
2012 =8 32 Quarter-final 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 6

Notes

England did not enter the first European Nations Cup of 1960 and failed to qualify for the European Nations Cup final tournament of 1964 and the European Championship final tournaments of 1972, 1976 and 1984. 

A final match has determined first and second place throughout the tournament's history.  To and including the 1980 tournament, a third-place match determined third and fourth place, but it has not been held in later tournaments.  For those later tournaments, we have credited both semi-finalists failing to reach the final match with a third-place finish, and thus we have given England a shared third place in the 1996 tournament.  Rankings beyond those determined by final and third-place matches are unofficial and are based on, in order,  stage of the competition reached, points earned, goal difference and number of goals scored. 

To and including the 1992 final tournament, two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw.  In the later tournaments, a win earned three points and a draw one.  

Matches ending with the score level after extra time are recorded as draws under accepted custom.  The ensuing penalty kicks contest determines only which team advances to the competition's next stage, not the result of the match.
 

European Championship Final Tournament Ranking by Merit 1960-2012
Rank

Team

First Second Third Fourth Finalist Semi-finalist
1 Germany/
West Germany
3 3 2 0 6 8
2 Spain 3 1 0 0 4 4
3 France 2 0 1 1 2 4
4 USSR/Russia 1 3 1 1 4 6
5 Italy 1 2 1 1 2 5
6 Czech Republic/
Czechoslovakia
1 1 3 0 2 5
7 Netherlands 1 0 4 0 1 5
8 Denmark 1 0 1 1 1 3
9 Greece 1 0 0 0 1 1
10 Yugoslavia 0 2 0 1 2 3
11 Portugal 0 1 3 0 1 4
12= Belgium 0 1 1 0 1 2
England 0 0 2 0 0 2
13 Hungary 0 0 1 1 0 2
14= Sweden 0 0 1 0 0 1
Turkey 0 0 1 0 0 1

Notes

Because the third place match was discontinued beginning with the 1984 tournament, we have credited a third place finish to both semi-finalists failing to reach the final match in all the competitions since 1984 (which explains why the table lists 22 third-placers and only six fourth-placers in the 14 final tournaments).

European Championship Final Tournament Ranking by Points 1960-2012
Rank Team P W D L F A GD Pts FAv AAv Pts% W/L
1

West Germany
/Germany

43

23

10

10 65 45 +20 56

1.512

1.047 65.1 +13
2 Spain 36 17 11 8 50 33 +17 45 1.389 0.917 62.5 +9
3 Netherlands 35 17 8 10 57 37 +20 42 1.629 1.057 60.0 +7
4 Italy 33 13 15 5 33 25 +8 41 1.00 0.758 62.1 +8
5 Portugal 28 17 5 8 40 26 +14 39 1.429 0,929 69.6 +9
6 France 32 15 8 9 49 39 +10 38 1.531 1.219 59.4 +6
7 Czechoslovakia
/Czech Republic
29 13 5 11 40 38 +2 31 1.379 1.31 53.4 +2
8 USSR/Russia 30 12 6 12 36 39 -3 30 1.20 1.301 50.0 =0
9 England 27 9 9 9 36 31 +5 27 1.333 1.148 50.0 =0
10 Denmark 27 7 6 14 30 43 -13 20 1.111 1.593 37.03 -7
11 Croatia 13 6 4 4 18 16 +2 16 1.385 1.231 61.5 +2
12 Sweden 17 5 5 7 24 21 +3 15 1.412 1.235 44.1 -2
13 Greece 16 5 3 8 14 20 -6 13 0.875 1.25 40.6 -3
14 Belgium 12 4 2 6 13 20 -7 10 1.083 1.667 41.7 -2
15 Turkey 12 3 2 7 11 18 -7 8 0.917 1.50 33.3 -4
16 Yugoslavia 14 3 2 9 22 39 -17 8 1.571 2.786 28.6 -5
17 Romania 13 1 4 8 8 17 -9 6 0.615 1.308 23.1 -7
18 Scotland 6 2 1 3 4 5 -1 5 0.667 0.833 41.7 -1
19 Switzerland 9 1 2 6 5 13 -8 4 0.556 1.444 22.2 -5
20 Poland 6 0 3 3 3 7 -4 3 0.50 1.167 25.0 -3
21 Republic of Ireland 6 1 1 4 3 11 -8 3 0.50 1.833 25.0 -3
22 Bulgaria 6 1 1 4 4 13 -9 3 0.667 2.167 25.0 -3
23 Norway 3 1 1 1 1 1 =0 3 0.333 0.333 50.0 =0
24 Slovenia 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2 1.333 1.667 33.3 -1
25 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 2 0.667 1.333 33.3 -1
26 Hungary 4 1 0 3 5 6 -1 2 1.25 1.50 25.0 -2
27 Austria 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1 0.333 1.00 16.7 -2
28 Latvia 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1 0.333 1.667 16.7 -2

Notes

The points totals have been calculated on the basis of two points for a win and one point for a draw, the practice in European Championship tournaments to and including 1992, rather than three points for a win and one for a draw, the practice beginning with the 1996 tournament.  Again, matches ending with the score level after extra time are recorded as draws under accepted custom since the ensuing penalty kicks contest determines only which team advances to the competition's next stage, not the result of the match.

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