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Top 10 Highest scorers in the history of the UEFA Euros (Updated)

Cristiano Ronaldo has a chance to become the top scorer in Euro history at the UEFA Euro 2020 - SportzPoint
Euro 2020 is just moments away and many records are in danger. Let us look at the top 10 highest scorers in the history of the competition and also active players who might break some records in this edition.

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The toughest continental championship of the world has highlighted some of the greatest players in history. The 16th edition of the tournament; the Euro 2020 is just moments away. Hence, we look at the top 10 highest scorers in the history of the competition. The best players in Europe represent their country once in four years to help the team acquire the crown. In this list, we will look at some of the most prolific goalscorers who graced the pitch.

Also read: Euro Cup winners in the past 20 years

List of top 10 highest scorers:

10. Nuno Gomes (Portugal)

Nuno Gomes has scored six goals in UEFA Euro history - SportzPoint
Nuno Gomes
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One of the best strikers in the game from Portugal features at no. 10. The prolific striker represented his national team in three European championships. He scored six goals in 14 games for Portugal.

9. Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)

Zlatan features at no.9 in the list of top 10 highest scorers in Euro history - SportzPoint
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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One of the legends in the game also known for his crispy dialogues is at no. 9 in the list. The Swedish goalscorer has broken many records in scoring goals. He is also one of the very few players who can be considered in the GOAT debate besides Messi and Ronaldo. Zlatan has scored six goals in 13 Euro matches and also represented Sweden in four different editions.

Also read: Highest International Goalscorers in football history

8. Thierry Henry (France)

Henry features at no. 8 in the list of top 10 highest scorers in Euro history - SportzPoint
Thierry Henry
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One of the greatest players in his generation; Thierry Henry had a huge contribution both in France’s World cup and Euro runs. Thierry Henry has scored six goals in the tournament in 11 appearances. He was also a crucial part of the French squad which lifted the trophy in 2000.

7. Wayne Rooney (England)

The all time top scorer for Man utd and England features at no.7 in the list of top 10 highest scorers in Euro history - SportzPoint
Wayne Rooney
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The very best from England; Wayne Rooney comes at no. 7 in the top 10 highest scorers list. Wayne Rooney has also scored six goals in the Euros and took 10 games to reach the target. The Manchester United legend is also the leading scorer for England with 53 goals in 119 appearances.

6. Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)

Patrick has scored six goals in nine appearances in Euro History - SportzPoint
Patrick Kluivert
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The Dutch striker has been one of the best in the business for clubs like FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax. He scored six goals in nine appearances for the Netherlands national team. He featured in two editions of the Euros (1996 and 2000).

Also read: Euro 2020 Schedule, Groups and Fixtures: Every Detail on Euro 2020

5. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)

Ruud van Nistelrooy makes it top 5 when it comes to top 10 highest scorers in Euros - SportzPoint
Ruud van Nistelrooy
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Another Dutch figure in the list of top 10 highest goalscorers in Euro history. Ruud van Nistelrooy scored six goals in eight games and featured in two European championships (2004 and 2008).

4. Antoine Griezmann (France)

Antoine Griezman the Euro 2016 golden ball winne features at no. 4 in the list of top 10 highest scorers in Euros - SportzPoint
Antoine Griezmann
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The golden ball and golden boot winner of the Euro 2016 features at no. 4 in the list of top 10 highest scorers in Euro history. The French forward scored six goals in seven games but failed to guide the team to the title. The FC Barcelona star carries high expectations for France and he needs to perform at his best if France is to win the Euro 2020.

3. Alan Shearer (England)

The English legend is the third highest goal scorer in the history of the Euros-SportzPoint
Alan Shearer
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The highest scorer in the Premier League’s history is the third-highest scorer in Euros. He scored seven goals in nine appearances for England. He represented England in three editions (1992, 1996 and 2000).

2. Michel Platini (France)

The highest scorer in the history of Euros - SportzPoint
Michel Platini
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French legend, Michel Platini was the leading goalscorer in the history of the European Championships with nine goals in five matches till Ronaldo went past him. Interestingly, all his nine goals came in a single edition of the Euro. He led the goal scoring tally for his team and guided France to win the 1984 European Championship.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Ronaldo features at no.2 in the list of top10 highest scorers in Euros - SportzPoint
Cristiano Ronaldo
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Arguably the best player on the planet features at no. 1 in this list. The Juventus star has scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for the Portuguese national team and is also tied with the highest goal scorer in Euros. Portugal went on to win the Euro 2016 under his leadership where he had 3 goals to his name.

Also read: Euro 2020: 10 players to watch out for

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The Stats are accurate as of June 16, 2021.

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