Cristiano Ronaldo's UEFA Euro Stats and Records

Portugal's football legend Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for scoring the most goals in the Euros. Here are some of Cristiano Ronaldo's UEFA Euro stats and records

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Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo played in six Euros and is the all-time top goalscorer of this competition. He won the tournament with his country in 2016 and created many records in the six editions he featured for his country. Most of the records Ronaldo created in Euro Cup history are quite unbreakable. Below are some of Cristiano Ronaldo's UEFA Euro Stats and Records.

Cristiano Ronaldo | Top Goalscorer of UEFA Euros

Ronaldo in six Euros has scored 14 goals in 30 games for Portugal. He went past Michel Platini's record of 9 goals in 2020. Sadly, he could not add any goals to his tally in the 2024 edition. 

Here are the players with the most goals in Euros

  • 14: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  • 9: Michel Platini (France)
  • 7: Antoine Griezmann (France), Alan Shearer (England), Alvaro Morata (Spain)

Read more about the all-time Top Goalscorers of UEFA Euros

Cristiano Ronaldo's UEFA Euro Stats by Editions

Euro 2004

Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut in the 2004 UEFA Euro edition

Cristiano Ronaldo made his first appearance at the Euro finals tournament in 2004 in Portugal and impressed everyone with his abilities, scoring in matches against Greece and the Netherlands.

But, Portugal suffered a huge defeat to underdogs Greece in the final, narrowly missing out on becoming champions of Europe, but Ronaldo was named in UEFA’s team of the tournament. 

Ronaldo in the 2004 Euro

  • 2 goals 
  • 2 assists 
  • Team Of The Tournament

Euro 2008

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Cristiano became the Portugal captain four years later but he couldn't play his best football in the 2008 edition, with his team exiting in the last eight against Germany. Ronaldo scored once and provided two assists in a group-stage win over Czechia.

Ronaldo in the 2008 Euro

  • 1 goal 
  • 1 assist 

Euro 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo At His Best — EURO 2012: Portugal 2–1 Netherlands | by Om  Arvind | Medium

The Euro 2012 tournament saw Ronaldo back at his best. Portugal qualified for the knockouts from a group of death, helped by Ronaldo’s double against the Netherlands, followed by a goal in the quarter-final win against Czechia. Unfortunately, Spain knocked Portugal out on penalties in the semi-finals.

Ronaldo in the 2012 Euro

  • 3 goals (Joint Top Scorer)
  • Team Of The Tournament

Euro 2016

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Ronaldo won the Euro Cup in 2016.

In the Euro 2016, Ronaldo failed to score in either of the first two group matches and missed a penalty against Austria. However, he scored a brace in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Hungary and then led Portugal to the final, scoring against Wales in the last four. 

Ronaldo scored twice against Hungary in the 2016 Euros
Ronaldo scored twice against Hungary in the 2016 Euros | Image: rex features

He sustained an injury in the Euro 2016 final against France and had to be replaced in the first half, but Portugal won the trophy, courtesy of an extra-time goal from Eder. Once again, Ronaldo was named in the team of the tournament for a record third time.

Ronaldo in the 2016 Euro

  • 3 goals (Silver Boot) 
  • 3 assists
  • Team of The Tournament

Euro 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot - ESPN

The Euro 2020 didn't go as Ronaldo hoped it to. Portugal were knocked out by Belgium in the last 16, but Ronaldo scored five goals in four games to secure what is surely his most coveted record – the all-time top European Championship scorer. 

He scored twice against Hungary in the group stage to surpass Platini’s record and become the oldest player to score twice in a Euros match. He then netted two more in a draw with France and added a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to Germany.

Ronaldo won the Euro Golden Boot for his five goals that year.

Ronaldo in the 2020 Euro

  • 5 goals (Golden Boot)
  • 1 assist

Euro 2024

Portugal vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Quarter-Final Live Updates | Ronaldo misses a chance in the extra time - Portugal vs France UEFA Euro 2024 Quarter-Final Live Updates -

Perhaps Ronaldo's worst Euro competition by numbers was his last Euro Cup in 2024 in Germany. Ronaldo, despite playing in five games failed to score any goals and was one of the lowest-rated Portuguese players in the tournament as well. The 39-year-old had 23 shots attempted throughout the tournament but failed to score from those shots.

However, he was successful in penalty shootouts in their round of 16 and quarter-final matches but had to take an exit from the tournament after getting knocked out by France in the last eight. It was Ronaldo's first Euro competition without any goals.

Ronaldo in the Euro 2024

  • 0 goals
  • 0 assist

Read Also: UEFA Euro 2024: Top scorers of every Euro Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo's Euros Stats and Records

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  • Ronaldo has the most Euros matches with a goal (10) and the most tournament games (four) with at least two goals scored.
  • He is also the only player to score at least three goals at three separate Euro tournaments and is also the player of most events with at least two goals scored (four tournaments).
  • Ronaldo also holds the record for scoring in the most number of editions (five), with no other player scoring a goal in more than three Euro editions.
  • The Portuguese legend holds the record for appearing at the most tournaments (six).
  • He has made the most match appearances (30) in Euros history, spending 2,641 minutes on the pitch, which is also a record.
  • He has won more games (12) than any other player.
  • Ronaldo has represented his country as captain 21 times in the finals, a record in this competition.
  • He also holds the honour of featuring among both the oldest and youngest scorers in European Championship history.

Ronaldo has owned every record except only one. He has never scored a hat-trick in the Euros. Only eight players have scored a hat-trick in tournament history and Ronaldo was not been able to be on that list.

Cristiano Ronaldo's overall stats in the Euro Cup

Matches Goals Assists Yellow cards Minutes played Trophy
30 14 10 4 2,641 1


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