Netherlands at the Euros: All-time results, wins, record at UEFA European Championship

The Netherlands have booked their spot at Euro 2024 with Ronald Koeman aiming for a second chance in the competition.

Koeman was reappointed as La Oranje head coach following the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the Dutch FA opted to make a controversial move to bring the former defender back into the fold.

After not qualifying for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, Koeman was drafted in to replace Dick Advocaat, but despite reaching Euro 2020, his team bowed out at the Round of 16 — and he moved on to Barcelona.

Another Euro qualification under his leadership has boosted positivity amongst Dutch fans but their tournament performances have been poor in the last decade.

MORE: Who has qualified for Euro 2024?

How did Netherlands qualify for Euro 2024?

Koeman’s Netherlands qualified in second place from Group B behind group winners France. 

Despite losing home and away to Didier Deschamps’ France, the Dutch showed steel and quality to win a combined four matches against Greece and the Republic of Ireland, to ensure a place at Euro 2024.

How many times have Netherlands won the Euros?

The Netherlands are on the list of former European Championship winners following their success at Euro ’88 in West Germany.

Koeman was a key part of the Dutch defence, alongside iconic stars including Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten, and under the leadership of Rinus Michels.

If Koeman can guide the Netherlands to glory in 2024, he would become just the second person to win the competition as a player and manager, following Berti Vogts’ double glory in 1972 and 1996.

Netherlands European Championship results

The Netherlands have qualified for eight of the last nine European Championships including semifinal appearances in 1992, 2000 and 2004.

Year Host Wins Draws* Losses Goals Scored Goals Conceded
1976 Yugoslavia 1 0 1 4 5
1980 Italy 1 1 1 4 4
1988 West Germany 4 0 1 8 3
1992 Sweden 2 2 0 6 3
1996 England 1 2 1 3 4
2000 Belgium/Netherlands 4 1 0 13 3
2004 Portugal 1 2 2 7 6
2008 Austria/Switzerland 3 0 1 10 4
2012 Poland/Ukraine 0 0 3 2 5
2020 Europe 3 0 1 8 4

*Draws include knockout-stage games decided by penalty shootouts level after 90 minutes plus 30 minutes of extra time.

Netherlands European Championship record

Year Host Stage Reached Eliminated By
1960 France Did not enter
1964 Spain Did not qualify
1968 Italy Did not qualify
1972 Belgium Did not qualify
1976 Yugoslavia Semifinal Czechoslovakia
1980 Italy Group Stage West Germany/Czechoslovakia
1984 France Did not qualify
1988 West Germany Champions
1992 Sweden Semifinal Denmark
1996 England Quarterfinal France
2000 Belgium/Netherlands Semifinal Italy
2004 Portugal Semifinal Portugal
2008 Austria/Switzerland Quarterfinal Russia
2012 Poland/Ukraine Group Stage Germany/Portugal
2016 France Did not qualify
2020 Europe Round of 16 Czech Republic

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