Top Goal Scorers in UEFA European Championship History

Who Are the Top Goal Scorers in European Championship History?

The UEFA European Championship, commonly known as the Euros, has showcased some of the most prolific goal scorers in football history. As we are getting closer to the new edition of European Championship in Germany, it is good to remind of the players who marked the competition. Here are some of the top goal scorers who have left an indelible mark on the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Cristiano Ronaldo stands as the all-time top scorer in the history of the UEFA European Championship with 14 goals. He has participated in five Euros (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020), consistently finding the back of the net and breaking records along the way.

Michel Platini (France)

Michel Platini held the record for many years before Ronaldo surpassed him. Platini scored all his 9 goals in a single tournament in 1984, leading France to victory. His remarkable performance remains one of the most impressive in the history of the competition.

Alan Shearer (England)

Alan Shearer, one of England’s most legendary strikers, scored 7 goals in the European Championships. He was particularly outstanding during Euro 1996, where he won the Golden Boot as the top scorer of the tournament.

Antoine Griezmann (France)

Antoine Griezmann scored 7 goals in the 2016 Euros, leading France to the finals. His performance in the tournament earned him the Golden Boot and a place among the top scorers in European Championship history.

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)

Both Dutch legends, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Patrick Kluivert, have scored 6 goals each in the Euros. Their contributions were significant in making the Netherlands a formidable team in the tournament’s history.

Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)

Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored 6 goals in the Euros, making him Sweden’s top scorer in the competition. Known for his spectacular goals, Ibrahimović’s presence in the tournament has always been electrifying.

Thierry Henry (France)

Thierry Henry, another French great, scored 6 goals in the European Championships. His speed, skill, and finishing ability made him one of the most feared forwards in the tournament.

Nuno Gomes (Portugal)

Nuno Gomes scored 6 goals in the Euros, making significant contributions to Portugal’s campaigns in the early 2000s. His goals were crucial in helping Portugal reach the latter stages of the competition.

These players have not only been prolific scorers but have also provided unforgettable moments and matches in the history of the European Championship. Their legacies continue to inspire current and future generations of footballers.