Euro 2020

Goals in the final phase of the EURO: all the stats! UEFA EURO 2020 – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith

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687 goals have been scored in 286 matches and 15 uefa European Championship finals.

The capes

Goals for all finals: 1960-2016

Goals for all finals: 1960-2016

1st goal: Milan Galio (Yugoslavia) vs. France (July 6, 1960, semifinals, Paris)
100th: Alain Giresse (France) v belgium (June 16, 1984, group stage, Nantes)
200th: Kim Vilfort (Denmark) v Germany (June 26, 1992, final, Gothenburg)
300th: Zlatko Zahovi (Slovenia) v Spain (June 18, 2000, group stage, Amsterdam)
400th: Thierry Henry (France) v steamers (21 June 2004, group stage, Coimbra)
500th: Xavi Hernandez (Spain) v Sunndez (Spain) v Russia (26 June 2008, semi-finals, Viennaa)
600th: Nani (Portugal) v Iceland (June 14, 2016, group stage, Saint-Etienne)
687th: Éder (Portugal) v france (July 10, 2016, final, Saint-Denis)

Top scorers (teams)

72 Germany/West 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 have scored in four finals and seven different games.

Top scorers in the knockout phase

Griezmann ignites EURO 2016

Griezmann ignites EURO 2016

5 Antoine Griezmann (France 2016)
4 Dragan Daaji (Yugoslavia 1968, 1976), Dieter Muller (West Germany 1976)

Top scorers in 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)

Best goal-to-match ratios (teams)

1,67 Wales (10 goals in 6 matches)
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)

Best goal-to-match ratios (players)

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)

*at least five goals scored

Goals scored in a final phase (teams)

Platini's goals at EURO 1984

Platini’s goals at EURO 1984

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

Goals scored in a final phase (players)

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

Goal scored by a team in one game

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

Goals scored in one game

EURO 1960: France 4-5 Yugoslavia

EURO 1960: France 4-5 Yugoslavia

9 France 4-5 Yugoslavia (semi-finals 1960)
7 Yugoslavia 3-4 Spain (group stage 2000), Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia (quarter-finals 2000), France 5-2 Iceland (quarter-finals 2016)
6 Yugoslavia 2-4 West Germany (semi-finals 1976, a.p.), Russia 3-3 Czech Republic (group stage 1996), Yugoslavia 3-3 Slovenia (group stage 2000), Croatia 2-4 England (group stage 2004), Germany 4-2 Greece (quarter-finals 2012), Hungary 3-3 Portugal (group stage 2016)

Most prolific draws

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

Triplets

Dieter Muller (West Germany 4-2 a.p. Yugoslavia, semi-finals 1976: 82nd 115th 119th)
Klaus Allofs (West Germany 3-2 Netherlands, group stage 1980: 20th 60th 65th)
Michel Platini (France 5-0 Belgium, group stage 1984: 4th 74th 89th)
Michel Platini (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, group stage 1984: 59th 62nd 77th) – fastest
Marco van Basten (Netherlands 3-1 England, group stage 1988: 44th 71st 75th)
Sérgio Conceiçao (Portugal 3-0 Germany, group stage 2000: 35th 54th 71st)
Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 6-1 Yugoslavia, quarter-finals 2000: 24th 38th 54th)
David Villa (Spain 4-1 Russia, group stage 2008: 20th 44th 75th)

Muller is the only substitute to have scored a hat-trick

They have scored at least two goals in more than one game

EURO 2016: Hungary 3-3 Portugal

EURO 2016: Hungary 3-3 Portugal

Gerd Muller (West 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 Vuller (West Germany, 2 in the 1984 group stage against Romania; 2 in the 1988 group stage against Spain)
Wayne Rooney (England, 2 in the 2004 group stage against Switzerland; 2 in the 2004 group stage against Croatia)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, 2 in the 2012 group stage against the Netherlands; 2 in the 2016 group stage against Hungary)
Antoine Griezmann (2 in 8th final 2016 against Eire; 2 in the 2016 semi-final against Germany)

Goalscorers, the youngest and oldest

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

Different scorers for a team in one game

4 Yugoslavia 5-4 France, semi-finals 1960; Denmark 5-0 Yugoslavia, group stage 1984; Sweden 5-0 Bulgaria, group stage 2004; Germany 4-2 Greece, quarter-finals 2012; Spain 4-0 Italy, final 2012; Belgium 4-0 Hungary, round of 16 2016; France 5-2 Iceland, quarter-finals 2016

Goalscorers in several editions

Rooney's double against Croatia in 2004

Rooney’s double against Croatia in 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 Jurgen Klinsmann (West Germany/Germany 1988, 1992, 1996)
3 Hélder Postiga (Portugal 2004, 2008, 2012)
3 Wayne Rooney (England 2004, 2012, 2016)
3 Vladimer -Micer (Czech Republic 1996, 2000, 2004)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only player to have scored more than one goal in three Euro finals.

Consecutive matches by scoring at least one goal (teams)

11 England

Consecutive matches by scoring at least one goal (players)

5 Michel Platini (France, 1984)

Goals per turn

Group stage: 472 goals (204 matches) – 2.31 goals per game
Round of 16: 19 (8) – 2.34
Quarterfinals: 61 (24) – 2.54
Semifinals: 78 (28) – 2.79
Match for 3rd place: 18 (6) – 3.00
Final: 39 (16) – 2.43
TOTAL: 687 (286) – 2.40

1968 Final to replay included

Goals per edition

24-team tournament
2016 : 108 (2.12 per game)

Fernando Torres: his goals at EURO 2012

Fernando Torres: his goals at EURO 2012

16-team tournament
2012 : 76 (2,45)
2008 :77 (2,48)
2004 : 77 (2,48)
2000 : 85 (2,74)
1996 : 64 (2,06)

8-team tournament
1992 : 32 (2,13)
1988 : 34 (2,27)
1984 : 41 (2,73)
1980 : 27 (1,93)

4-team tournament
1976 : 19 (4,75)
1972 : 10 (2,5)
1968 : 7 (1,4)
1964 : 13 (3,25)
1960 : 17 (4,25)

How goals are scored

Part of the coprs
Head 141
Left foot 178
Right foot 364

Stopped kick
Direct free-kick 23
Penalty 52

Information not available for the four goals scored in the match for 3rd place 1968

Top scorers on…

Ronaldo, Bale, Pogba - watch the best EURO 2016 set-piece goals

Ronaldo, Bale, Pogba – watch the best EURO 2016 set-piece goals

Kick
2 Gareth Bale (Wales), Thomas Hussler (Germany), Michel Platini (France), Zinédine Zidane (France)

Zidane and the only player to have scored on a free kick in two different EUROOs (2000 and 2004).

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

Excluding penalty shootouts

From the head
5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Left foot
4 Antoine Griezmann (France)

Right foot
6 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – 1 penalty

Assists

Poborsko in action at UEFA EURO 2004

Poborsko in action at UEFA EURO 2004Bongarts/Getty Images

8 Karel Poborsk (Czech Republic)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
5 David Beckham (England), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain), Luus Figo (Portugal), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)

Poborsko also had the most assists in a final (four in 2004).

Most common combination
3 Dennis Bergkamp for Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands), Ljubinko Drulovio for Savo Miloevic (Yugoslavia), Ruud Gullit for Marco van Basten (Netherlands), Paul Ince for Alan Shearer (England)