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).
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 surpass even Ronaldo’s total.
Euro 2021 Top Scorers
|2.||Patrik Schick||Czech Republic||4||0||325|
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)
|2004||Milan Baros||Czech Republic||5|
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