10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of All Time

Fans are getting excited to see their favourite players in their international jerseys, as 2nd best international football tournament is taking place in Germany in the summer of 2024. In the rich Euro Cup history, many players performed excellently to win the splendid trophy for their countries. The Top goal scorer of Euro Cup of made a considerable contribution to their team in the Euro Cup. Their goal-scoring abilities are praisable in the Euro Cup and living legends in other football fields. Let’s check out the list of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

Thierry Henry (6 Goals)  

Thierry Henry was a French football player who started his international football career in 1997. His strong football skills made him comfortable playing at any football field position. Thierry Henry played two editions of the Euro Cup for France, in which he played a key role in winning the Euro Cup trophy.   

Thierry Henry also showed his captaincy skills for 2 years. In his captaincy from 2008 to 2010, France did not make a huge impact on two big trophies of international football. After achieving immense success and registering his name as one of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of all time, Thierry Henry retired from international football after the FIFA World Cup 2010.   

Álvaro Morata (6 Goals)  

Famous Spanish footballer Álvaro Morata has made excellent records for Spain in the Euro Cup. Alvaro Morata is the only Spanish in the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup list. The 31-year-old Álvaro Morata made his international debut for Spain in 2010. Álvaro Morata made a significant impact after playing as a striker in his career. Alvaro Morata has played 2 editions of the Euro Cup for Spain, and his contribution shows how impactful he is for Spain in international football.   

Álvaro Morata played his first Euro Cup for Spain in 2016. Spain entered this edition of the Euro Cup as defending champions but unfortunately failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. In this next edition, Spain was unable to qualify for the finals of Euro Cup 2020 after losing the semi-final.   

This time, Álvaro Morata has a huge responsibility on his shoulders to get his team to the 4th title of the Euro Cup. Despite not winning the Euro Cup title, Álvaro Morata successfully entered the list of the10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

Romelu Lukaku (6 Goals)  

Only Belgian in the list of Top 10 goal scorer of Euro Cup of all time, Romelu Lukaku made his international debut for Belgium in 2010. Romelu Lukaku played as a striker for his entire football career. Belgium is one of the most talented but unfortunate sides in international football, as it has not won any major international trophy in its entire history.  

Romelu Lukaku did his level best to get his team into the finals of the Euro Cup, but he failed to do so as Belgium lost the Quarter-final of both editions of the Euro Cup. Romelu Lukaku has another chance to win Euro Cup Trophy for his team in Euro Cup 2024. After scoring a decent number of goals in the Euro Cup, Romelu Lukaku made it to the list of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

Wayne Rooney (6 Goals)  

Wayne Rooney is a former English football player who started his international football career in 2003. Wayne Rooney became the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Euro Cup after scoring an excellent goal in his debut international tournament, Euro Cup 2004. His excellent contribution for England made him one of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup

Unfortunately, England did not win any single title of Euro Cup. Wayne Rooney represented England in 3 editions of the Euro Cup in 2004, 2012, and 2016. In 3 editions in which Rooney played, England failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Euro Cup. The only positive came after these 3 editions when Rooney became one of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup. In 2008, England failed to qualify for the Euro Cup, which surprised all of England’s football team fans.   

Wayne Rooney has achieved great success for England and is also the 2nd most goal scorer for England in the Euro Cup. Therefore, he is on the list of Top 10 goal scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

Patrick Kluivert (6 Goals)  

The second-best Dutch player on the list of top 10 goal scorers of Euro Cup of all time, Patrick Kluivert, started his international football career in 1994. Patrick Kluivert appeared in 3 Euro Cups for the Netherlands.   

Kluivert majorly played as a striker for the Netherlands in his international football career. In these editions of Euro Cups that Patrick Kluivert played, the Netherlands played 1 quarter-final and 2 semi-finals. His key contributions made the Netherlands one of the most dangerous sides in the Euro Cup.  

After an excellent international football career, Patrick announced retirement in 2004. His achievements and success as a football player make his name on the list of Top 10 goal scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

Ruud van Nistelrooy (6 Goals)  

Another Dutch player in the list of the Top 10 goal scorers of the Euro Cup of all time, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, made his international debut in 1998. Ruud van Nistelrooy played only 2 editions of the Euro Cup, which is less than that of players like Ruud van Nistelrooy.   

But Ruud van Nistelrooy showed excellent Performance in these editions and became the top goal scorer for the Netherlands in the Euro Cup. After achieving huge success as an international football player for the Netherlands, Ruud van Nistelrooy announced his retirement from international football in 2011. Ruud van Nistelrooy played only 8 games to register his name in the list of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

Antoine Griezmann (7 Goals)  

Antoine Griezmann is a French footballer who started his international football career in 2014. Griezmann was the most important player of France in the Euro Cup 2016. His significance has made his place in 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup list. Unfortunately, France lost the final of the Euro Cup 2016 against Portugal.  

The significance of Griezmann in France is so much that Griezmann missed an international match for France after 7 years. Griezmann has played 4 international tournaments for France, and in these 4 tournaments, France reached the finals 3 times. Griezmann scored 44 goals for France in an international tournament, which showed his excellent service for France’s international football team.  

In 2018, France became world champions after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018. Two-time Euro Cup winner France is looking to finish the thrust of 24 years of winning the Euro Cup title. Griezmann should be very important for France in this process to lift the title of Euro Cup. Can Griezmann increase his position in10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup list after Euro Cup 2024.

Alan Shearer (7 Goals)  

Alan Shearer was a former English player who started his international career for the England football team in 1992. His excellent achievements for England in the Euro Cup made England a better side in the Euro Cup at that time. England finished 3rd in Euro Cup 1996 in which the Performance of Alan Shearer was so good to get his team in the semi-finals for 2nd time.   

Alan Shearer made an excellent contribution to the England side, which made him one of the top players of the England team. In 2000, Alan Shearer announced his retirement from international football after contributing to so many successes of England’s cricket team. Therefore, he is in the list of 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup.  

Michel Platini (9 Goals)  

Michel Platini was a famous French footballer who started his football career in 1976. Michel Platini scored 9 goals in a single edition of the Euro Cup, which makes him one of the 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cup of all time.  

His extraordinary Performance in the Euro Cup in 1984 helped France to lift the Euro Cup title after 24 years. In his era of play, France finished 3rd in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Michel Platini has served in many other fields of football in France, which made him an essential figure of France’s football team.    

France’s football team needs some exceptional performance like that by any active French player to win the Euro Cup trophy. The most reliable players who can do this job are one of the football superstars, Kylian Mbappe and the most reliable French player in the Euro Cup, Griezmann.  

Cristiano Ronaldo (14 Goals) 

The topper of mostly every record list of football, Cristiano Ronaldo is also a topper of the list of 10 Best Goal Scorers of Euro Cupof all time. Cristiano Ronaldo has played 5 Euro Cups for Portugal, making him one of the most experienced players in the Euro Cup in 2024.  

Before Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut, Portugal played only 3 Euro Cups in 40 years. But after Ronaldo’s debut for Portugal in the Euro Cup, Portugal become a consistent qualifier for the Euro Cup. Now, Portugal has played 8 Euro Cups, and Ronaldo has played 5 of them. It shows the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s international football team.   

Ronaldo also led the team to win the title in the Euro Cup 2016. Before the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal only won 1 international trophy. But Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact on Portugal’s football team is so huge that now Portugal has won 3 international football trophies.   

Cristiano Ronaldo has made Portugal’s team very strong, as the team has qualified for every international tournament in the last 20 years and increased the lead of 10 Best Goal Scorers of the Euro Cup. After winning all the leagues in Europe, Ronaldo moved to Saudi Arabia. The quality of Saudi Arabia football has increased since Ronaldo’s arrival in the Saudi Arabia League.

All eyes are on Cristiano Ronaldo in the Euro Cup 2024 because it can be his last international football tournament. His fans would want to see him score the most goals and win another international trophy for his team.   

Muhammad Afzaal Hassan
Muhammad Afzaal Hassan
Afzaal excels in creating compelling narratives, match analyses, and player profiles, showcasing a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling. Cricket and Football are his favorite sports but he also has an interest in UFC, Boxing, and Wrestling. He is a dedicated professional committed to delivering content that informs, entertains, and inspires sports enthusiasts.

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