Football News Update: Euro 2024, Champions League, FIFA World Cup, and More

As Europe’s top international football competition, the Euros have been graced by some of the continent’s finest attacking talent throughout its history. Every player on this list has scored at least five European Championship goals, and some are still very much active, meaning Euro 2024 presents the chance for them to top up their already impressive tallies.

From stars who found the net at tournament after tournament, to those who got their whole haul of goals at one edition, these are the leading marksmen in the Euros history – up to date with all the action from Euro 2024.

The all-time Euros top scorers:

Among the nine players with five Euros goals, four are competition winners: Marco van Basten, Jurgen Klinsmann, Zinedine Zidane, and Fernando Torres. Van Basten and Milan Baros finished as top scorers in 1988 and 2004 respectively, while Patrik Schick ended up as joint leading marksmen at Euro 2020.

Out of the eight players to score six goals, only Thierry Henry has won the Euros, netting three times as France triumphed in 2000.

Shearer’s six-goal haul at Euro 96 fired England to the semi-finals, while Griezmann helped France reach the Euro 2016 final. Morata moved level with the duo by scoring Spain’s second goal against Croatia in the opening group game of Euro 2024.

  • 9 goals – Michel Platini (France)
    Even with the Euros containing 24 teams these days, it’s hard to see Michel Platini’s record of nine goals at the 1984 tournament being broken.

  • 14 goals – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
    The Euros will probably never see another player as enduring as Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning skipper has already played in a record five European Championships, and he’s gearing up for number six at Euro 2024.

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