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Euro 2021 top goal scorer: Updated rankings in the Golden Boot race


It’s that man again at the top of another goal-scoring chart. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads Euro 2021 with five goals, but the Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick is hot on his heels. 

Schick scored his fourth goal of the tournament in his team’s 2-0 shock Round of 16 win over the Netherlands. He’ll get a chance to add to his goals total against Denmark in the quarterfinals, but Ronaldo will not. Portugal was ousted by Belgium in its Round of 16 match on Sunday. That result puts Romelu Lukaku (3 goals) in contention for the award.

The 36-year-old Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer at Euro tournaments (14 goals) and he is also tied for the most international goals ever scored by a male player. The Portuguese international is coming off a seasion which saw him top the Italian Serie A scoring charts 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:

  1. Most assists provided in Euro 2021
  2. Fewest minutes played in Euro 2021
  3. Most goals scored during Euro 2021 qualifying (including playoffs)
  4. Fewest cards (yellow and red combined) in Euro 2021
  5. 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 surpass even Ronaldo’s total.

Euro 2021 Top Scorers

Ranking Player Team Goals Assists Minutes Played
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 5 1 360
2. Patrik Schick Czech Republic 4 0 325
3. Emil Forsberg Sweden 3 0 251
  Robert Lewandowski Poland 3 0 270
  Romelu Lukaku Belgium 3 0 354
  Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands 3 0 360
7. Memphis Depay Netherlands 2 2 327
  Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland 2 1 217
  Andriy Yarmolenko Ukraine 2 1 250
  Roman Yaremchuk Ukraine 2 1 250
  Ciro Immobile Italy 2 1 255
  Ivan Perisic Croatia 2 1 261
  Kasper Dolberg Denmark 2 0 99
  Matteo Pessina Italy 2 0 144
  Yussuf Poulsen Denmark 2 0 211
  Manuel Locatelli Italy 2 0 213
  Kai Havertz Germany 2 0 214
  Raheem Sterling England 2 0 246
  Karim Benzema France 2 0 255
  Thorgan Hazard Belgium 2 0 268
  Denzel Dumfries Netherlands 2 0 315
  Joakim Maehle Denmark 2 0 360

Note: Total of 44 players tied with one goal in the tournament.

UEFA didn’t recognize the  top scorer with an official award before Euro 1996 . Here are the winners of the top scorer honor since it was instituted:

Euros Top Scorers (since 1996)

Year Player Team Goals
1996 Alan Shearer England 5
2000 Patrick Kluivert Netherlands 5
  Savo Milošević Yugoslavia 5
2004 Milan Baros Czech Republic 5
2008 David Villa Spain 4
2012 Fernando Torres Spain 3
2016 Antoine Griezmann France 6


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