League Table

Our scoring system

We start in 1997 because that’s when the public first played a role in selecting the winner. It’s worth noting that

The scoring itself is blindingly obvious:

  1. Victory: 5 points
  2. Runner-up: 4 points
  3. Third: 3 points
  4. Fourth: 2 points
  5. Fifth: 1 point

When there has been a tie for total points in any given year, the rules from that year for tiebreaking were used to create the league table.

Here’s the overall scoreboard:

Year First Points Second Points Third Points Fourth Points Fifth Points
1997 UK 5 Ireland 4 Turkey 3 Italy 2 Cyprus 1
1998 Israel 5 UK 4 Malta 3 Netherlands 2 Croatia 1
1999 Sweden 5 Iceland 4 Germany 3 Croatia 2 Israel 1
2000 Denmark 5 Russia 4 Latvia 3 Estonia 2 Germany 1
2001 Estonia 5 Denmark 4 Greece 3 France 2 Sweden 1
2002 Latvia 5 Malta 4 UK 3 Estonia 2 France 1
2003 Turkey 5 Belgium 4 Russia 3 Norway 2 Sweden 1
2004 Ukraine 5 Serbia & Montenegro 4 Greece 3 Turkey 2 Cyprus 1
2005 Greece 5 Malta 4 Romania 3 Israel 2 Latvia 1
2006 Finland 5 Russia 4 Bosnia & Hercegovina 3 Romania 2 Sweden 1
2007 Serbia 5 Ukraine 4 Russia 3 Turkey 2 Bulgaria 1
2008 Russia 5 Ukraine 4 Greece 3 Armenia 2 Norway 1
2009 Norway 5 Iceland 4 Azerbaijan 3 Turkey 2 UK 1
2010 Germany 5 Turkey 4 Romania 3 Denmark 2 Azerbaijan 1
2011 Azerbaijan 5 Italy 4 Sweden 3 Ukraine 2 Denmark 1
2012 Sweden 5 Russia 4 Serbia 3 Azerbaijan 2 Albania 1
2013 Denmark 5 Azerbaijan 4 Ukraine 3 Norway 2 Russia 1
2014 Austria 5 Netherlands 4 Sweden 3 Armenia 2 Hungary 1
2015 Sweden 5 Russia 4 Italy 3 Belgium 2 Australia 1
2016 Ukraine 5 Australia 4 Russia 3 Bulgaria 2 Sweden 1
2017 Portugal 5 Bulgaria 4 Moldova 3 Belgium 2 Sweden 1
2018 Israel 5 Cyprus 4 Austria 3 Germany 2 Italy 1
2019 Netherlands 5 Italy 4 Russia 3 Switzerland 2 Sweden 1
2021 Italy 5 France 4 Switzerland 3 Iceland 2 Ukraine 1

This converts to the following league table:

Rank Country Total
1 Russia 34
2 Sweden 27
3 Ukraine 24
4 Italy 19
5 Turkey 18
6 Denmark 17
7 Azerbaijan 15
8 Greece 14
9 UK 13
10 Israel 13

In terms of most victories, Sweden has three; Ukraine and Denmark each have two. Sweden remains one victory shy of tying Ireland for the most wins ever (7).

Although all of Ireland’s victories were jury based, half of Sweden’s six victories have been in the televoting era—but do not represent televote wins in all of their most recent victories.

2021 Update

Italy’s 2021 win is their third and first since 1990 and are now fourth in the league table.

Måneskin now join Gigliola Cinquetti as the only artists to win both Sanremo and the Eurovision with the same song. Unlike Cinquetti, Måneskin also wrote their entry—so they are the only songwriters to win both Sanremo and the Eurovision with the same song. Italy’s 1990 Eurovision winner Toto Cotugno has also been victorious at Sanremo prior to his 1990 Eurovision participation.