The official website for European football

Injured Villa still leader of the pack

Published: Friday 27 June 2008, 0.05CET
A first-half injury may have dashed David Villa's hopes of adding to his four goals at UEFA EURO 2008™ but he remains top of the scoring charts ahead of the final.
Injured Villa still leader of the pack
David Villa was substituted before half-time ©Getty Images
 
Published: Friday 27 June 2008, 0.05CET

Injured Villa still leader of the pack

A first-half injury may have dashed David Villa's hopes of adding to his four goals at UEFA EURO 2008™ but he remains top of the scoring charts ahead of the final.

A first-half injury may have dashed David Villa's hopes of adding to his four goals at UEFA EURO 2008™, but the Spain striker remains top of the scoring charts going into Sunday's final after closest rival Roman Pavlyuchenko failed to find the net in Vienna.

Opening hat-trick
Villa ignited Spain's campaign 16 days ago by plundering a hat-trick in their opening Group D victory against Russia, and swiftly added another to down Sweden and seal his country a spot in the quarter-finals. The 26-year-old has since failed to find the net against Italy and Russia, and will hope to be fit for Sunday's showpiece to ward off a potential challenge from a number of German players – not least Lukas Podolski.

Three for Podolski
Like Podolski, Hakan Yakin and Semih Şentürk also have three goals but they can not add to their hauls as Switzerland and Turkey have been eliminated. The Turkish fell at the semi-final stage on Wednesday, Miroslav Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger scoring in a 3-2 success to join their captain Michael Ballack on two goals for the tournament. Spain's Daniel Güiza did likewise against Russia. David Healy of Northern Ireland was the leading scorer in qualifying having scored 13 times – including three in one match against Spain.

UEFA EURO 2008 finals top scorers
*player still involved in competition
PlayerTeamGoals
David Villa*Spain4
Roman PavlyuchenkoRussia3
Lukas Podolski*Germany

3

Hakan YakinSwitzerland3
Semih ŞentürkTurkey3
Andrei ArshavinRussia2
Michael Ballack*Germany2
Miroslav Klose*Germany2
Bastian Schweinsteiger*Germany2
Daniel Güiza*Spain2
Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden2
Ivan KlasnićCroatia2
Nihat KahveciTurkey2
Arda Turan Turkey2
Wesley SneijderNetherlands2
Ruud van NistelrooyNetherlands2
Robin van PersieNetherlands

2

UEFA EURO 2008 top scorers including qualifying
*player still involved in competition
PlayerTeamGoals
David HealyNorthern Ireland13
Lukas Podolski* Germany11
David Villa*Spain11
Eduardo da SilvaCroatia10
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal9
Euzebiusz Smolarek Poland9
John Dahl TomassonDenmark8
UEFA European Championship finals top scorers year by year
(1960-1976: from semi-finals; 1980-2004: from final tournament group stage)
YearPlayerTeamGoals
2004Milan BarošCzech Republic5
2000Patrick Kluivert
Savo Milošević
Netherlands
Yugoslavia
5
1996Alan ShearerEngland5
1992Dennis Bergkamp
Thomas Brolin
Henrik Larsen
Karl-Heinze Riedle
Netherlands
Sweden
Denmark
Germany
3
1988Marco van Basten Netherlands5
1984Michel Platini
France9
1980Klaus AllofsWest Germany3
1976Dieter MüllerWest Germany4
1972Gerd MüllerWest Germany4
1968Dragan DžajićYugoslavia2
1964Ferenc Bene
Dezső Novák
Jesús María Pereda
Hungary
Hungary
Spain
2
1960Milan Galić
François Heutte
Valentin Ivanov
Dražan Jerković
Viktor Ponedelnik
Yugoslavia
France
Soviet Union
Yugoslavia
Soviet Union
2

Last updated: 27/06/08 1.15CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=727716.html#injured+villa+still+leader+pack

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA and EURO 2016 words, the UEFA EURO 2016 logo and slogans and the UEFA EURO trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.