Ronaldo aims for Platini record

One of the most memorable goalscoring performances in Euro history came in the competition of 1984 in France, when Michel platini marked nine goals in five games before winning the title on his soil.

This record has never been broken. Another French player, Antoine Griezmann, approached it with six buts during the last edition of the European Championship, which also took place in France.

Former UEFA president Platini is also the top scorer in the overall standings with Cristiano Ronaldo, both having scored nine goals in total.

The only difference is that the captain of the Portuguese national team has spread his record over four appearances (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016) at the Euro. Portugal are the reigning Euro champions and there is every chance Ronaldo will overtake former Juventus midfielder Platini on the all-time top scorer list.

Euro top scorers

Michel Platini – France 9 buts (5 matches)

– Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal 9 buts (21 matches)

– Alan Shearer – England 7 goals (9 matches)

– Antoine Griezmann – France 6 buts (7 matches)

– Ruud Van Nistelrooy – Netherlands 6 goals (8 matches)

– Patrick Kluivert – Netherlands 6 goals (9 matches)

– Wayne Rooney – England 6 goals (10 appearances)

– Thierry Henry – France 6 buts (11 matches)

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Suède 6 buts (13 matches)

– Nuno Gomes – Portugal 6 buts (14 matches)

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