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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; for the decade tables, two 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, which is why some countries who did exceptionally well in a decade have a minus score!.

2015 update:   Despite another Azeri flop in Vienna their average placing retains top position.  Mans helps Sweden close in on Ireland but Swedes still hampered by poor results in the early decades.  Il Volo help Italy leapfrog France (no pun intended).  Good year for Israel, Latvia and Belgium too.  Moldova biggest fallers.  

Annoyed with the rankings?  Have a gander at the all time medal table. 

Decade Tables:  

1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Overall Table

Post   Post           AVERAGE   Contests   Wins   Best Result
2015   2014                        
1   1     Azerbaijan   .148   7   1   Won 11
2   2     Ukraine   .230   12   1   Won 04
3   3     Russia   .270   19   1   Won 08
4   4     United Kingdom   .296   57   5   Won 67/69/76/81/97
5   5     Ireland   .310   48   7   Won 70/80/87/92/93/94/96
6   6     Sweden   .320   54   6   Won 74/84/91/99/12/15
7   7     Serbia   .350   7   1   Won 07
8   9     Italy   .364   40   2   Won 64/90
9   8     France   .367   57   5   Won 58/60/62/69/77
10   10     Luxembourg   .390   37   5   Won 61/65/72/73/83
11   13     Israel   .434   38   3   Won 78/79/98
12   11     Armenia   .437   8   0   4th 08/14
13   12     Denmark   .445   44   3   Won 63/00/13
14   14     Greece   .449   35   1   Won 05
15   15     Germany   .469   59   2   Won 82/10
16   16     Monaco   .472   24   1   Won 71
17   17     Spain   .498   54   2   Won 68/69
18   18     Netherlands   .519   55   4   Won 57/59/69/75
19   20     Bosnia   .529   18   0   3rd 06
20   21     Norway   .535   53   3   Won 85/95/09
21   19     Switzerland   .537   55   2   Won 56/88
22   22     Ex-Yugoslavia   .544   27   1   Won 89
23   23     Turkey   .553   34   1   Won 03
24   25     Romania   .561   18   0   3rd 05/10
25   24     Malta   .577   27   0   2nd 02/05
26   27     Georgia   .579   7   0   9th 10/11
27   26     Croatia   .586   21   0   4th 96/99
28   29     Estonia   .598   21   1   Won 01
29   28     Austria   .614   47   2   Won 66/14
30   34     Latvia   .632   15   1   Won 02
31   33     Belgium   .636   56   1   Won 86
32   30     Iceland   .640   27   0   2nd 99/09
33   32     Cyprus   .647   31   0   5th 82/97/04
34   31     Moldova   .672   10   0   6th 05
35   35     Hungary   .700   14   0   4th 94
36   36     Finland   .707   48   1   Won 06
37   37     Portugal   .710   47   0   6th 96
38   38     Albania   .731   11   0   5th 12
39   39     Poland   .748   17   0   2nd 94
40   40     Slovenia   .763   20   0   7th 95/01
41   41     FYR Macedonia   .814   15   0   12th 06
42   42     Lithuania   .826   15   0   6th 06

1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s