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2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Croatia v Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Michel Platini's long-standing record in 2021. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.


Cristiano Ronaldo may have broken Michel Platini's long-standing record in 2021 to become the all-time top scorer in the European Championships, and his incredible consistency over 5 tournaments has to be applauded and admired, but it's still Platini's incredible haul of 9 goals in just one tournament that is the stand out figure for us.



EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TIME TOP GOALSCORERS

Goals Player Team Matches Tournaments
14 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 25 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020
9 Michel Platini France 5 1984
7 Alan Shearer England 9 1992 1996 2000
7 Antoine Griezmann France 11 2016 2020
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands 8 2004 2008
6 Patrick Kluivert Netherlands 9 1996 2000 2004
6 Wayne Rooney England 10 2004 2012 2016
6 Thierry Henry France 11 2000 2004 2008
6 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden 13 2004 2008 2012 2016
6 Nuno Gomes Portugal 14 2000 2004 2008
5 Savo Miloševic Yugoslavia 4 2000
5 Marco van Basten Netherlands 9 1988 1992
5 Milan Baroš Czech Republic 11 2004 2008 2012
5 Jürgen Klinsmann Germany 13 1988 1992 1996
5 Fernando Torres Spain 13 2004 2008 2012
5 Mario Gómez Germany 13 2008 2012 2016
5 Zinedine Zidane France 14 1996 2000 2004
5 Alvaro Morata Spain 8 2016 2020
5 Romelu Lukaku Belgium 9 2016 2020
5 Robert Lewandowski Poland 9 2012 2016 2020