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EURO top scorers: all-time and for every tournament

Meet the players who topped the rankings at the first 15 EUROs, including Gerd Müller, Alan Shearer and Antoine Griezmann.

England’s Alan Shearer was top scorer at EURO ‘96
England’s Alan Shearer was top scorer at EURO ‘96 Popperfoto via Getty Images

There was no official top scorer award at the UEFA European Championship until EURO ‘96, when Alan Shearer won the prize on home soil.

The most prolific striker at UEFA EURO 2020 will receive the Alipay Top Scorer award.

Antoine Griezmann: EURO 2016 top scorer
Antoine Griezmann: EURO 2016 top scorer

1960: François Heutte (France), Viktor Ponedelnik (USSR), Valentin Ivanov (USSR), Dražan Jerković (Yugoslavia), Milan Galić (Yugoslavia) - 2 goals
1964: Jesús María Pereda (Spain), Ferenc Bene (Hungary), Deszö Novák (Hungary) - 2 goals
1968: Dragan Džajić (Yugoslavia) - 2 goals
1972: Gerd Müller (West Germany) - 4 goals
1976: Dieter Müller (West Germany) - 4 goals
1980: Klaus Allofs (West Germany) - 3 goals
1984: Michel Platini (France) - 9 goals
1988: Marco van Basten (Netherlands) - 5 goals
1992: Henrik Larsen (Denmark), Karl-Heinz Riedle (Germany), Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands), Tomas Brolin (Sweden) - 3 goals
1996: Alan Shearer (England) - 5 goals
2000: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands), Savo Milošević (Yugoslavia) - 5 goals
2004: Milan Baroš (Czech Republic) - 5 goals
2008: David Villa (Spain) - 4 goals
2012: Fernando Torres (Spain)*, Alan Dzagoev (Russia), Mario Gomez (Germany), Mario Mandžukić (Croatia), Mario Balotelli (Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 3 goals
2016: Antoine Griezmann (France)** - 6 goals

Fernando Torres: All his EURO 2012 goals
Fernando Torres: All his EURO 2012 goals

*Torres received the 2012 trophy due to an assist and having played the fewest minutes of the players who scored three goals; Gomez was awarded the second prize, while Dzagoev finished third
**Cristiano Ronaldo (three goals, three assists) won the second prize; Olivier Giroud (three goals, two assists) finished third

Most final tournament goals

9: Michel Platini (France)
9: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Alan Shearer (England)

Most goals (including qualifying)

40: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
25: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
23: Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)

Most goals in a single final tournament

9: Michel Platini (France, 1984)

Player of the Tournament awards

In addition to the top scorer trophy, an official Player of the Tournament has been named in every edition of the EURO since 1996 by UEFA’s team of technical observers. The winners were as follows.

Antoine Griezmann with the UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament award
Antoine Griezmann with the UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament awardIcon Sport via Getty Images

1996: Matthias Sammer (Germany)
2000: Zinédine Zidane (France)
2004: Theodoros Zagorakis (Greece)
2008: Xavi Hernández (Spain)
2012: Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
2016: Antoine Griezmann (France)

In the event that two players finish level on goals at the end of EURO 2020, the winner of the Alipay Top Scorer award will be decided on the basis of:
1) Higher number of assists provided in the finals phase
2) Lowest number of minutes played in the finals phase
3) Higher number of goals scored in the EURO 2020 qualifying (Qualifying Round, Playoff Semi-finals, Play-off finals)
4) Lowest number of cards (yellow and red combined) received in finals phase
5) Lowest number of cards (yellow and red combined) received in EURO 2020 qualifying

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