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Euro 2020

Goals in EURO finals | UEFA EURO 2020 – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith

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In 15 editions and 286 games in the uefa European Championship finals, a total of 687 goals have already been scored.

Milestone hits

Goals from all EURO finals: 1960 – 2016

1: Milan Galicia (Yugoslavia) – France (6 July 1960, semi-final, Paris)
100: Alain Giresse (France) – Belgium (16 June 1984, group stage, Nantes)
200: Kim Vilfort (Denmark) – Germany (26 June 1992, Final, Gothenburg)
300: Zlatko Zahovic (Slovenia) – Spain (18 June 2000, group stage, Amsterdam)
400: Thierry Henry (France) – Switzerland (21 June 2004, group stage, Coimbra)
500: Xavi Hernandez (Spain) – Russia (26 June 2008, semi-finals, Vienna)
600: Nani (Portugal) – Iceland (14 June 2016, group stage, Saint-Etienne)
687: (Portugal) – France (10 July 2016, Final, Saint-Denis)

Top scorers: Countries

72 Federal Republic of Germany/
62 France
57 Netherlands
55 Spain
49 Portugal

Top scorers: Players

9 Michel Platini (France 1984)
9 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
7 Alan Shearer (England 1996, 2000)
6 Nuno Gomes (Portugal 2000, 2004, 2008), Antoine Griezmann (France 2016), Thierry Henry (France 2000, 2004, 2008), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012), Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 1996, 2000), Wayne Rooney (England 2004, 2012, 2016), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands 2004, 2008)

Ronaldo is the only player to score in four different finals and seven different games.

Best scorers: K.-o.-Phase

Antoine Griezmann: Euro 2016 top scorer

5 Antoine Griezmann (France 2016)
4 Dragan D’ajii (Yugoslavia 1968, 1976), Dieter Müller (Federal Republic of Germany 1976)

Top scorers: Group stage

7 Michel Platini (France 1984)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), Alan Shearer (England 1996, 2000), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012)

Goals per game: Team*

1.67 Wales (10 in 6)
1.63 Netherlands (57 in 35)
1.60 Iceland (8 in 5)
1.59 France (62 in 39)
1.58 Yugoslavia/Serbia (22 in 14)

Goals per game: Player*

1.80 Michel Platini (France, 9 in 5)
1.25 Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia, 5 in 4)
0.86 Antoine Griezmann (France, 6 in 7)
0.78 Alan Shearer (England, 7 in 9)
0.75 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands, 6 in 8)

*Minimum five goals

Most goals in a tournament: Country

Highlights: Platini’s nine hits at EURO 1984

14 France (1984)
13 France (2000), Netherlands (2000)
12 Spain (2012), Spain (2008)

Most goals in a tournament: Players

9 Michael Platini (France 1984)
6 Antoine Griezmann (France 2016)
5 Milan Baroé (Czech Republic 2004), Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 2000), Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia 2000), Alan Shearer (England 1996), Marco van Basten (Netherlands 1988)

Most goals in a game (one team)

6 Netherlands (6-1 vs. Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 2000)
5 Yugoslavia (5:4 against France, semi-final 1960), France (5-0 against Belgium, group stage 1984), Denmark (5-0 against Yugoslavia, group stage 1984), Sweden (5-0 against Bulgaria, group stage 2004), France (5-2 against Iceland, quarter-finals 2016)

Most goals in a game (total)

Highlights of 1960: France – Yugoslavia 4:5

9 France – Yugoslavia 4:5 (semi-finals 1960)
7 Yugoslavia – Spain 3:4 (group stage 2000), Netherlands – Yugoslavia 6:1 (quarterfinal 2000), France – Iceland 5:2 (quarter final 2016)
6 Yugoslavia – Federal Republic of Germany 2:4 (semi-final 1976, n.V.), Russia – Czech Republic 3:3 (group stage 1996), Yugoslavia – Slovenia 3:3 (group stage 2000), Croatia – England 2:4 (group stage 2004), Germany – Greece 4:2 (quarter-final 2012), Hungary – Portugal 3:3 (group stage 2016)

Draws with the most goals

3:3 Russia – Czech Republic 3:3 (group stage 1996), Yugoslavia – Slovenia 3:3 (group stage 2000), Hungary – Portugal 3:3 (group stage 2016)

Three-packs

Dieter Müller (Federal Republic of Germany – Yugoslavia 4:2 n.V., semi-final 1976: minutes 82nd, 115th, 119th)
Klaus Allofs (Federal Republic of Germany – Netherlands 3:2, group stage 1980: 20th, 60th, 65th)
Michel Platini (France – Belgium 5-0, group stage 1984: 4th 74th (Elfmeter), 89th)
Michel Platini (France – Yugoslavia 3:2, group stage 1984: 59th, 62nd, 77th) – fastest three-pack
Marco van Basten (Netherlands – England 3:1, group stage 1988: 44th, 71st, 75th)
Sérgio Conceiéo (Portugal – Germany 3-0, group stage 2000: 35., 54., 71.)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands – Yugoslavia 6:1, Quarterfinals 2000: 24th, 38th, 54th)
David Villa (Spain – Russia 4:1, group stage 2008: 20th, 44th, 75th)

Müller is the only substitute player to have scored a three-pack.

Two goals in several games

Euro 2016 highlights: Hungary – Portugal 3:3

Gerd Müller (Federal Republic of Germany, 2 in the 1972 semi-final against Belgium; 2 in the 1972 final against the Soviet Union)
Michel Platini (France, 3 in the group stage 1984 against Belgium; 3 in the group stage 1984 against Yugoslavia)
Rudi Völler (Federal Republic of Germany, 2 in the group stage 1984 against Romania; 2 in the group stage 1988 against Spain)
Wayne Rooney (England, 2 in the group stage 2004 against Switzerland; 2 in the group stage 2004 against Croatia)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2 in the group stage 2012 against the Netherlands; 2 in the group stage 2016 against Hungary)
Antoine Griezmann (France, 2 in the 2016 quarter-final against the Republic of Ireland; 2 in the 2016 semi-final against Germany)

Oldest and youngest scorer

Ivica Vastic (38 years and 257 days): Austria – Poland 1:1, group stage 2008
Johan Vonlanthen (18 years and 141 days): Switzerland – France 1:3, group stage 2004

Most different scorers in a game

4 Yugoslavia – France 5:4, semifinals 1960; Denmark – Yugoslavia 5-0, group stage 1984; Sweden – Bulgaria 5-0, group stage 2004; Germany – Greece 4:2, quarterfinals 2012; Spain – Italy 4-0, final 2012; Belgium – Hungary 4-0, Quarterfinals 2016; France – Iceland 5-2, Quarterfinals 2016

Goals at most tournaments

Rooney’s double against Croatia at EURO 2004

4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
3 Nuno Gomes (Portugal 2000, 2004, 2008)
3 Thierry Henry (France 2000, 2004, 2008)
3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012)
3 Jürgen Klinsmann (Federal Republic of Germany/Germany 1988, 1992, 1996)
3 Hélder Postiga (Portugal 2004, 2008, 2012)
3 Wayne Rooney (England 2004, 2012, 2016)
3 Vladimér Amicer (Czech Republic 1996, 2000, 2004)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only player to have scored several goals in several EURO finals.

Most games in a row with one goal (team)

11 England (1-1 vs. Germany, 1996- 1-0 semi-final against Ukraine, group stage 2012)

Most games in a row with one goal (player)

5 Michel Platini (France, all Games 1984)

Goals per round

Group Stage: 472 (204) – 2.31 per game
Round of 16: 19 (8) – 2.34 per game
Quarterfinals: 61 (24) – 2.54 per game
Semifinals: 78 (28) – 2.79 per game
Game for third place: 18 (6) – 3.00 per game
*Final: 39 (16) – 2.43 per game
TOTAL: 687 (286) – 2.40 per game

*Including replay 1968

Goals per year

Final round with 24 teams
2016: 108 (2.12 per game)

Fernando Torres: All his goals at EURO 2012

Final round with 16 teams
2012: 76 (2.45 per game)
2008:77 (2.48 per game)
2004: 77 (2.48 per game)
2000: 85 (2.74 per game)
1996: 64 (2.06 per game)

Final round with eight teams
1992: 32 (2.13 per game)
1988: 34 (2.27 per game)
1984: 41 (2.73 per game)
1980: 27 (1.93 per game)

Final round with four teams
1976: 19 (4.75 per game)
1972: 10 (2.5 per game)
1968: 7 (1.4 per game)
1964: 13 (3.25 per game)
1960: 17 (4.25 per game)

Gates by type*

Part
Headball 141
Left foot 178
Right foot 364

Standard situations
Free kick 23
Penalty 52

*no information about the four goals in the game for the third place 1968

Top scorers by type

Ronaldo, Bale, Pogba – the best standard goals of Euro 2016

Free kicks
2 Gareth Bale (Wales), Thomas Hässler (Germany), Michel Platini (France), Zinédine Zidane (France)

Zidane is the only player to have scored several EURO’s free-kick goals (2000 and 2004).

Penalty*
2 Frank Arnesen (Denmark), Gaizka Mendieta (Spain), Alan Shearer (England), Bogdan Stancu (Romania), Zinédine Zidane (France)

  • Both of Shearer’s penalties were given to Paul Ince after fouls; both Arnesen penalty after fouls on Preben Elkjér Larsen
  • Arnesen (1984), Mendieta (2004) and Stancu (2016) converted two penalties in the same tournament
  • Both Zidane penalty kicks were late goals (Golden Goal in the 117th minute in the 2000 semi-final against Portugal, extension in the group stage 2004 against England)

*Elfmeter shooting excluded

Header
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Left foot
4 Antoine Griezmann (France)

Right foot
6 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – including 1 penalty

Templates

Poborska in action at UEFA EURO 2004Bongarts/Getty Images

Total
8 Karel Poborska (Czech Republic)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
5 David Beckham (England), Cesc Fébregas (Spain), Luis Figo (Portugal), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)

Poborska holds the record for most assists with different scorers (7) and shares the record for most of the templates in a tournament (four 2004) with Yugoslavia’s Ljubinko Drulovic (2000) and the Welshman Aaron Ramsey (2016).

The most common interactions
3 Dennis Bergkamp on Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands), Ljubinko Drulovic on Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia), Ruud Gullit for Marco van Basten (Netherlands), Paul Ince for Alan Shearer (England)

  • Including players who were fouled and took a penalty
  • Gullit’s templates for Van Basten were all 1988; Drulovic’s templates for Milosevic were all 2000.

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