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Cristiano Ronaldo – The Top EURO Goal Scorer of All Time

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the biggest names of European football, has reached another important milestone in his career – the Portuguese player is the Euro top goal scorer of all time. Before the Euro 2020, Ronaldo was tied with Michel Platini at 9 but he managed to surpass the French legend and become number 1 with 12 goals and counting

His debut for Portugal on UEFA’s Championship was back in 2004 and in that first game against Greece, Ronaldo managed to hit the back of the net once. 17 years later and thanks to the amazing Euro 2020 start (2 goals against Hungary and 1 against Germany) the captain of the Portuguese national football team is now a new record holder.     

The List of Euro Top Scorers   

Football Player

Goals

Country

Cristiano Ronaldo

12

Portugal

Michel Platini

9

France

Alan Shearer

7

England

Antoine Griezmann

7

France

Ruud van Nistelrooy

6

Netherlands

Patrick Kluivert

6

Netherlands

Wayne Rooney

6

England

Thierry Henry 

6

France

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

6

Sweden

Nuno Gomes

6

Portugal


Including the last game with Germany, Ronaldo played 23 Euro matches so far. And if we take qualifying games into account as well, Ronaldo has landed 43 goals. This fact puts him way above any other player – the next two are Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 25 and Robbie Keane with 23 goals.  

Ronaldo’s Euro Matches and Goals

Opposition

Date

End Result
Portugal:Opponent

Goals by Ronaldo

Stage

Greece

12 June 2004

1:2

1

Group

Russia 

16 June 2004

2:0

/

Group

Spain

20 June 2004

1:0

Group

England

24 June 2004

2:2 (Win on Penalties)

/

Quarter-Finals

Netherlands

30 June 2004

2:1

1

Semi-Finals

Greece

4 July 2004

0:1

/

Final

Turkey

7 Jun 2008

2:0

/

Group

Czech Republic

11 June 2008

3:1

1

Group

Germany

19 June 2008

2:3

/

Quarter-Finals

Germany 

9 June 2012

0:1

/

Group

Denmark 

13 June 2012

3:2

/

Group

Netherland

17 June 2012

2:1

2

Group

Czech Republic

21 June 2012

1:0

1

Quarter-Finals

Spain 

17 June 2012

0:0 (Lost on Penalties)

/

Semi-Finals

Iceland

14 June 2016

1:1 

/

Group

Austria

18 June 2016

0:0

/

Group

Hungary

22 June 2016

3:3

2

Group

Croatia 

25 June 2016

1:0 

/

Round of 16

Poland

30 June 2016

1:1 (Win on Penalties)

/

Quarter-Finals

Wales

6 July 2016

2:0

1

Semi-Finals

France

10 July 2016

1:0 

/

Final

Hungary 

15 June 2021

3:0

2

Group

Germany

19 June 2021

2:4

1

Group


Ronaldo is also closing in on Ali Daei’s international scoring record. Daei, the captain of the Iranian national football team between 2000 and 2006, managed to score 109 goals in total while representing his country on the pitch. At the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo has 107 goals and there is a good chance he breaks Daei’s record during the Euro 2020.