They came, they struck! All-time leading goalscorers at the Euros

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The Euro 2020 season is upon us! The much-awaited football tournament is all set to begin today with Italy facing Turkey in the opening game. 

Over the years we have seen many footballers shine on the Euros stage making their mark and etching their names in football history. Many high-profile performers have played at the esteemed tournament, but some big names have not managed to get themselves on the scoring sheet. This year, there are a few footballers who will be aiming at becoming the highest goalscorers in the history of the competition – namely Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann. While Ronaldo will be playing his record fifth Euros, Griezmann will be playing his second.

We take a look at the leading goalscorers of all time at the UEFA European Championships.

Michel Platini – 9

Team – Italy. Matches played – 5. Tournaments – 1984

Cristiano Ronaldo – 9

Team – Portugal. Matches played – 21. Tournaments – 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.

Alan Shearer – 7

Team – England.  Matches played – 9. Tournaments – (1992), 1996, 2000.

Antoine Griezmann – 6

Team – France. Matches played – 7. Tournaments – 2016.

Ruud van Nistelrooy – 6

Team – Netherlands. Matches played – 8. Tournaments – 2004, 2008.

Wayne Rooney – 6

Team – England. Matches played – 10. Tournaments – 2004, 2012, 2016.

Thierry Henry – 6

Team – France. Matches played – 11. Tournaments – 2000, 2004, 2008.

Patrick Kluivert – 6

Team – Netherlands. Matches played – 9. Tournaments -1996, 2000.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 6

Team – Sweden. Matches played – 13. Tournaments – 2004, 2008, 2012, (2016).

Nuno Gomes – 6

Team – Portugal. Matches played – 14. Tournaments – 2000, 2004, 2008.

Also Read: Fast forward: These sensational 6 strikers can create an impact at Euro 2020

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