It’s that man again at the top of another goal-scoring chart. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads Euro 2021 with five goals after his two penalty kick conversions in his team’s group-stage finale against France.
A group of five players is chasing Ronaldo with three goals each as we head into the knockout stages.
The 36-year-old Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer at Euro tournaments (14 goals and counting) and he was the most recent top scorer in the Italian Serie A with Juventus (29 goals).
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If players score the same number of goals, there are tiebreakers that determine their final ranking in the scoring table. These were implemented by UEFA beginning with the Euro 2008 tournament:
- Most assists provided in Euro 2021
- Fewest minutes played in Euro 2021
- Most goals scored during Euro 2021 qualifying (including playoffs)
- Fewest cards (yellow and red combined) in Euro 2021
- Fewest cards (yellow and red combined) in Euro 2021 qualifying
The updated scoring chart follows below. If “Own Goal” was an actual entry in these rankings, it would be in the lead. The eight own goals scored during the tournament are more than double the tournament-leading three tallies by the sextet at the top.
Euro 2021 Top Scorers
|2.||Patrik Schick||Czech Republic||3||0||236|
Note: Total of 41 players tied with one goal in the tournament.
According to UEFA, there was no official top scorer award before Euro 1996. Here are the winners of the top scorer award since it was instituted:
Euros Top Scorers (since 1996)
|2004||Milan Baros||Czech Republic||5|
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