Top 5 goal-scoring nations in UEFA European Championship history

The 2024 edition of the European Championship has been one of the highest goal-scoring tournaments in history with 93 goals in 40 games. Looking back at the previous editions, Euro 2020 had 142 goals scored in 51 matches. Looking back at the history of goal-scoring in the Euros, let us look at the highest-scoring countries in the tournament so far.

Top 5 goal-scoring nations in UEFA European Championship history

5.  France

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The two-time European champions France are the fifth highest goal-scoring country in Euro history with a tally of 331 goals. Deemed one of the strongest contenders for the Euro 2024, Les Bleus have been blessed with world-class talent throughout their history like  Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Kylian Mbappe or Michel Platini – the second-highest goal-scorer in Euro history, who showcased their class in this continental tournament.

4.  England

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One of the biggest footballing nations in the world, England is fourth in the European Championship goal-scoring history with a total of 335 goals. Considered among the perineal contenders, the Three Lions haven’t won the tournament but arrived at every edition with world-class talent. For England, Alan Shearer has been the top-scorer with seven goals while Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney are tied for second with six.

3.  Germany –  355

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The hosts of the UEFA Euro 2024, Germany has scored 355 goals in UEFA European Championship history, making them the third highest-goal-scoring country in the tournament. The Germans have been one of the most successful teams in Euro history with three trophies and nine semi-final appearances. For Germany, Mario Gómez and  Jürgen Klinsmann have scored five goals each, the most by any player.

2.  Netherlands –  360

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Another footballing powerhouse, the  Netherlands has been one of the most consistently performing teams in European Championship history with 360 goals. Throughout the tournament’s history, the Dutch have had some elite goal scorers like Marco Van Basten, Rudd Gulit, Wesley Snjider, and Rudd Van Nistelroy among others, who have resulted in one trophy and multiple semi-final appearances.

1.  Spain –  416

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The highest goal-scoring country in Euro history has been Spain with a mind-boggling tally of 416 goals. Known for their various iterations of the fluid tiki-taka style of football, La Roja have three European titles out of which two were back-to-back in 2008 and 2010. For Spain, greats like Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres, David Villa, and Chus Pereda have performed incredibly well and helped get home the silverware.

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