UEFA European Championship top 10 goal scorers is the list of the greatest football strikers who ever played in UEFA Euro since the tournament was founded:
The UEFA European Championship commonly known as the Euro Cup is the second in the world after the FIFA World Cup. In start the championship was featured by the senior men’s teams of 16 European countries that qualified to play in the tournament. In Euro 2016, the field will expand to 24 teams, which should make the tournament even more interesting.
Since its foundation 1960 the tournament was feature some of the greatest strikers of the soccer’s world. Here we are giving you a list of the top 10 goal scorers in tournament history.
10.) Wayne Rooney*: England
Goals: 5 goals in 6 matches
England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is at 10 position in all-time UEFA European Championship top 10 goal scorers with 5 goals in 6 games. His performance at the UEFA Euro 2004 in Portugal is still considered one of the best debuts in tournament history. Rooney became the youngest player to ever score at the competition. He scoring two goals against Switzerland on June 17, and ended up with four goals in the four games that he played in during the tournament.
9.) Savo Milosevic: Serbia
Goals: 5 goals in 4 matches
Serbian striker Savo Milosevic has a wonderful career in UEFA European Championship. He played four memorable games in Euro 2000 and led his team to the quarterfinals. He scored 5 goals in four games and also won the golden boot at the tournament.
8.) Nuno Gomes: Portugal
Goals: 6 goals in 14 matches
Next in the list is former Portugal’s player Nuno Gomes with 6 goals in 14 matches. His memorable tournament was also Euro 2000, where he scored four goals in three matches.
7.) Thierry Henry: France
Goals: 6 goals in 11 matches
Henry is widely considered to be one of the greatest strikers in history, and finished his career as the leading goal scorer in Arsenal history. In his first appearance at the UEFA European tournament in 2000, he scored three goals in the tournament, and helped France win the tournament. Overall Henry has scored 6 goals in 11 games and ranked 6th in the leading goal scorer in Euro cup.
6.) Zlatan Ibrahimovic*: Sweden
Goals: 6 goals in 10 matches
Ibrahimovic is one of the top strikers in the world, and he is known for scoring spectacular goals. He has made three appearances for Sweden at the UEFA European Championships and scored total of six goals in 11 matches; two in each campaign. He is one of the three active players that still have a chance to add more goals to their career totals at the tournament ; other two are Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
5.) Patrick Kluivert Netherlands
Goals: 6 goals in 9 matches
One of the best football strikers of his generation Patrick Kluivert made two appearances in the UEFA European Championships. He proved himself as one of the best strikers in the world at Euro 2000, scoring five goals in five games, leading his team to the semifinals.
4.) Ruud van Nistelrooy : Netherlands
Goals: 6 goals in 8 matches
Ruud van Nistelrooy was one of the talented strikers from Netherlands. He scored Goals: 6 goals in 8 matches in UEFA Euro Championship. He had a great debut at Euro 2004, scoring a goal in each of his first three games, and finishing the tournament with four. In 2008, he added two more goals to his total, finishing with six goals in the tournament.
3.) Alan Shearer: England
Goals: 7 goals in 9 matches
One of the best strikers in soccer Alan Shearer has scored 7 goals in 9 games and became 2nd highest goal scorer at UEFA Euro cup. He scored five goals in Euro Cup 1992 and won golden boot award.
2.) Cristiano Ronaldo*: Portugal
Goals: 9 goals in 18 matches
At 2nd position in UEFA European Championship top 10 goal scorers list is CR7 with 9 goals in 18 games. The all-time highest goal scorer in UEFA Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo is at no 2 in UEFA European Championship top 10 goal scorers list. Ronaldo’s highest goal tally came in 2008, when he scored three goals. In 2004, he scored two goals, and added one more in 2012, bringing his total amount of goals to seven in 15 games played. Finally Ronaldo breaks the silence and scores 2 goals against Hungary in Euro 2016. He moves to the 2nd position and hopefully Cristiano will be the all time leading goal scorer in Euro Cup at the end of UEFA Euro 2016. He is already equalized the Michel Platini’s 9 goal record and he has to play the final of Euro 2016.
1.) Michel Platini: France
Goals: 9 goals in 5 matches
The greatest mid-fielder ever in soccer history Michel Platini is the top goal scorer in UEFA European Championship with 9 goals in 5 games. Platini participated in Euro 1984, which was his only appearance at the tournament, and not only led his country to victory, he did it in impressive fashion. Platini scored in every game he played for France, and had two hat tricks in the tournament, giving him nine goals in five games.