All Time Country Rankings

This is an attempt to rank a country’s performance in Eurovision based upon every single result, not just wins, since 1956. For each country, every placing received is divided by the number of entrants that year to give a fraction. The total score for a decade/overall is then divided by the number of times they competed in that time. Finishing 6/12 counts for the same as finishing 12/24 and countries who have only competed rarely can be compared with evergreens. In the era of semi-finals a DNQ is given the same points as finishing last in the final.

NB. in order to qualify for the overall table a country must have participated in at least five finals. Additionally, countries which submitted entries in 1993, 1996, and since 2004 and failed to make the final are given a fraction of 0.999. For each winning song there is a bonus deduction of 1.000.

2016 update: After a year out Jamala and 1944 restore the Ukraine to the top of the charts, helped by another Azeri flop.   Sweden overtake Ireland and Amir’s good result puts France back above Italy.   The countries with least entries have the most volatile averages so Bosnia dip badly.  And finally Donny M has lifted Lithuania off the bottom position that they’ve held for several years.

 

1(2)Ukraine.135
2(1)Azerbaijan.204
3(3)Russia.263
4(4)United Kingdom.307
5(6)Sweden.318
6(5)Ireland.324
7(9)France.365
8(8)Italy.370
9(7)Serbia.388
10(10)Luxembourg.390
11(12)Armenia.420
12(11)Israel.437
13(13)Denmark.457
14(14)Greece.464
15(16)Monaco.472
16(15)Germany.478
17(17)Spain.504
18(18)Netherlands.517
19(20)Norway.543
20(22)Ex-Yugoslavia.544
21(21)Switzerland.545
22(23)Turkey.553
23(19)Bosnia.554
24(24)Romania.561
25(25)Malta.573
26(27)Croatia.599
27(26)Georgia.600
28(29)Austria.612
29(28)Estonia.615
30(30)Latvia.629
31(31)Belgium.632
32(32)Iceland.652
33(33)Cyprus.652
34(34)Moldova.699
35(35)Hungary.702
36(37)Portugal.710
37(36)Finland.713
38(39)Poland.725
39(38)Albania.752
40(40)Slovenia.774
41(42)Lithuania.798
42(41)FYR Macedonia.825