Top scorers at each Euro tournament since the first edition in 1960

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Michel Platini

In this article, we will learn about the top scorers at each Euro tournament since its inaugural edition in 1960.

Even though Ronaldo is now leading the all-time scoring table, how many different events has he won the most goals in?

Three times in five different tournaments, he has been outscored by someone despite his 14 goals. The legendary player from Portugal, nevertheless, can lay claim to being the only one to have finished first in many tournaments.

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Michel Platini’s nine goals in a single Euro tournament in 1984 still stand as the record for the most goals scored by a single player. Despite not participating in another Euro, he is France’s all-time leading goalscorer in the competition’s history.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Even though his Bleus team lost to Portugal in the championship game on home soil, Antoine Griezmann’s six goals in 2016 rank him second only to Platini in terms of most goals in a single Euros tournament.

YearPlayer(s)Goals scored
1960Milan Galić, François Heutte, Valentin Ivanov, Dražan Jerković, Viktor Ponedelnik2
1964Dezső Novák, Ferenc Bene, Chus Pereda2
1968Dragan Džajić2
1972Gerd Müller4
1976Dieter Müller4
1980Klaus Allofs3
1984Michel Platini9
1988Marco van Basten5
1992Dennis Bergkamp, Tomas Brolin, Henrik Larsen, Karl-Heinz Riedle3
1996Alan Shearer5
2000Savo Milošević, Patrick Kluivert5
2004Milan Baroš5
2008David Villa4
2012Alan Dzagoev, Mario Mandžukić, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Gómez, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli3
2016Antoine Griezmann6
2020Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrik Schick5
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