Euro 2024: Top Goal Scorers of the European Championships

UEFA Euro 2024 is finally set to kickstart from June 11, after a delay of one year. Euro 2024 will be the 16th edition of the European championship tournament. Ahead of the kickoff, we have listed the top goal scorers of the European championships. The Euros is considered one of the biggest international tournaments in the whole world, second behind the World Cup.

Being one of the best tournaments in the world means that some of the worlds greatest talents get to feature in the tournament.

In the due course of the Euros’ history, Euro has witnessed some of the finest talents and legendary players take the field. The list includes Euros top goalscorers with at least 5 goals at the European championship.

Top Goal Scorers of the European Championships

RankPlayerTeamGoals scoredMatches playedGoal average
1Michel Platini France951.80
2Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal9210.43
3Alan Shearer England790.78
4Antoine Griezmann France670.86
5Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands680.75
6Patrick Kluivert Netherlands690.67
7Wayne Rooney England6100.60
8Thierry Henry France6110.55
9Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden6130.46
10Nuno Gomes Portugal6140.43
11Savo Milošević FR Yugoslavia541.25
12Marco van Basten Netherlands590.56
13Milan BarošCzech Republic5110.45
14Jürgen KlinsmannWest Germany
15Fernando TorresSpain5130.38
16Mario GómezGermany5130.38
17Zinedine Zidane France5140.36

Who scored the most goals in a single European Championship tournament?

Michel Platini is the highest goal scorer in the history of the European Championships. Platini has scored the most goals in a single tournament. The most fascinating part about the Frenchman’s record is that Platini has featured in just one European championship, in 1984 and scored 9 goals in just five matches and helped France to win the title.

The French team scored 14 goals in the entire tournament out of which 9 were scored by Platini. The three-time Ballon D’Or winner averaged 1.80 goals per game in the tournament.

Who is the highest goal scorer in European Championships?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest goal scorer in Euros

Cristiano Ronaldo is the joint highest goal scorer in Euros with 9 goals. He ranks second as he has played more matches than Platini. The Portuguese forward has featured in four editions of the tournament to date – 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and is all set to feature for the 5th time in the 2024 Euros.

Ronaldo captained Portugal and inspired them to win the Euros 2016. Ronaldo needs just one goal to overtake Platini and become the tournament’s highest goal scorer. All eyes will be on the 5 times Ballon D’Or winner during Euro 2024.

Alan Shearer is the third-highest goalscorer in the competition’s history. The former England striker has featured in two editions of the European Championship in 1992 and 1996. He has played 9 matches overall and has managed to score 7 times with an average of 0.78 goals per match. Shearer was the top goal scorer of the 1996 European Championship with 5 goals.

Antoine Griezmann is the 4th highest goal scorer in Euros. The French forward has played just one European Championship to date which was in 2016.

Griezmann had an amazing campaign in 2016 where he was the tournament’s highest goal scorer with 6 goals in just 7 matches averaging 0.86 goals per game.

The 30-year-old will feature in the upcoming campaign of Euros 2024 and has a great opportunity to rise up the ranks in the top scorer’s list.

Ruud van Nistelrooy has featured twice in European championships; 2004 and 2008. The Dutchman scored 6 goals in 8 games with an average of 0.75 goals per match. Van Nistelrooy is the fifth highest goal scorer in the history of the European Championships.

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