Eurovision 2022: Who has won the event previously?

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on Saturday, May 14 and is live from Turin, Italy. The favourites coming into the event are Ukraine but who has won the event previously?

When does the Eurovision Song Contest take place?

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest final takes place on Saturday, May 14 with semi-finals happening on Tuesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 12.

Where is Eurovision 2022 being held?

Eurovision tradition dictates that the winners of the previous year are tasked with hosting the event in the following year.

Italy were victors in 2021, meaning the event this year takes places from Turin, Italy.

Who has won the event previously?

This year will be the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, with the event first taking place in 1956 and continuing annually with the exception of 2020, when the event wasn’t held due to global restrictions.

There have been 27 different winners over the years, including a controversial year in 1969 when four nations finished on the same points tonight and shared the crown.

Ireland are the most successful country in Eurovision history, winning the event seven times. They haven’t taken the crown since 1996 though, a title that proved to be their fourth in five years after consecutive wins in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Number of Wins Country Years Won
7 Ireland 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996
6 Sweden 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015
5 France

Luxembourg

Netherlands

United Kingdom

1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977

1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983

1957, 1959, 1969, 1975, 2019

1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1997

4 Israel 1978, 1979, 1998, 2018
3 Denmark

Italy

Norway

1963, 2000, 2013

1964, 1990, 2021

1985, 1995, 2009

2 Austria

Germany

Spain

Switzerland

Ukraine

1966, 2014

1982, 2010

1968, 1969

1956, 1988

2004, 2016

1 Azerbaijan

Belgium

Estonia

Finland

Greece

Latvia

Monaco

Portugal

Russia

Serbia

Turkey

Yugoslavia

2011

1986

2001

2006

2005

2002

1971

2017

2008

2007

2003

1989