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Cristiano Ronaldo's EURO records

The Portugal forward is five goals clear of Michel Platini as EURO top scorer; check out his sizeable record collection.

Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against France at UEFA EURO 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against France at UEFA EURO 2020 Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo took his UEFA European Championship goals tally to 14 at UEFA EURO 2020, putting him five goals clear at the top of the all-time rankings.

Here is a collection of the EURO records he has broken in an illustrious career.

What EURO records does Ronaldo hold?

Most finals goals

Ronaldo marked his EURO debut against Greece on 12 June 2004 with a goal – his first for Portugal and had matched Michel Platini's record of nine by the end of UEFA EURO 2016, with five more goals at UEFA EURO 2020 setting a new mark.

All 14 of Ronaldo's EURO goals

14 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9 Michel Platini (France)
7 Alan Shearer (England)
7 Antoine Griezmann (France)
7 Álvaro Morata (Spain)
7 Harry Kane (England)
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)
6 Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6 Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
6 Wayne Rooney (England)
6 Thierry Henry (France)
6 Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6 Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
6 Patrik Schick (Czechia)
6 Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Most EURO final tournaments

Ahead of EURO 2020, 22 men had played at four different EURO tournaments. Ronaldo was the only one who then took his tally to five – and he extended his record to six at EURO 2024.

6 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)

5 Pepe (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
5 Luka Modrić, Croatia (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)

4 Lothar Matthäus (West Germany/Germany 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000)
4 Peter Schmeichel (Denmark 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000)
4 Alessandro Del Piero (Italy 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
4 Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
4 Lilian Thuram (France 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
4 Olof Mellberg (Sweden 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
4 Gianluigi Buffon (Italy 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Petr Čech (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Andreas Isaksson (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

4 Kim Källström (Sweden 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Jaroslav Plašil (Czech Republic 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Lukas Podolski (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Tomáš Rosický (Czech Republic 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016)
4 Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Darijo Srna (Croatia 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
4 Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4 Sebastian Larsson (Sweden 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4 João Moutinho (Portugal 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
4 Olivier Giroud (France 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)

4 Toni Kroos (Germany 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
4 Robert Lewandowski (Poland 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
4
Manuel Neuer (Germany 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
4 Thomas Müller (Germany 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
4 Ivan Perišić (Croatia 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
4 Wojciech Szczęsny (Poland 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)
4 Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024)

Cristiano Ronaldo: My Portugal story

Most finals appearances

Ronaldo missed a solitary match in his nation's previous five EUROs – he sat out Portugal's final group game against Switzerland in 2008, with his side already through. His nearest rivals is international team-mate Pepe.

30 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
23 Pepe (Portugal) 
20 Manuel Neuer (Germany)

Most appearances in a EURO final

2 Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union 1960, 1964)
2 Viktor Ponedelnik (Soviet Union 1960, 1964)
2 Lev Yashin (Soviet Union 1960, 1964)
2 Franz Beckenbauer (West Germany 1972, 1976)
2 Uli Hoeness (West Germany 1972, 1976)
2 Sepp Maier (West Germany 1972, 1976)
2 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (West Germany 1972, 1976)
2 Herbert Wimmer (West Germany 1972, 1976)
2 Bernard Dietz (West Germany 1976, 1980)
2 Thomas Hässler (Germany 1992, 1996)

2 Thomas Helmer (Germany 1992, 1996)
2 Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany 1992, 1996)
2 Matthias Sammer (Germany 1992, 1996)
2 Xavi Hernández (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 Andrés Iniesta (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 Cesc Fàbregas (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 David Silva (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 Fernando Torres (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 Sergio Ramos (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 Xabi Alonso (Spain 2008, 2012)

2
Iker Casillas (Spain 2008, 2012)
2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 2004, 2016)
2 Leonardo Bonucci (Italy 2012, 2020)
2 Giorgio Chiellini (Italy 2012, 2020)

Most EURO final tournaments scored in

Ronaldo managed two goals at EURO 2004, one in 2008, three in both 2012 and 2016, and five in 2020. He remains the only player to score three or more in multiple EUROs.

Scorers in 3+ EUROs
EUROs scored inPlayerTeamYears
5Cristiano RonaldoPortugal2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020
4Robert LewandowskiPoland2012, 2016, 2020, 2020
4Luka ModrićCroatia2008, 2016, 2020, 2024
3Nuno GomesPortugal2000, 2004, 2008
3Thierry Henry France2000, 2004, 2008
3Zlatan IbrahimovićSweden2004, 2008, 2012
3Jürgen KlinsmannWest Germany / Germany1988, 1992, 1996
3Álvaro MorataSpain2016, 2020, 2024
3Hélder PostigaPortugal2004, 2008, 2012
3Wayne RooneyEngland2004, 2012, 2016
3Xherdan ShaqiriSwitzerland2016, 2020, 2024
3Vladimír ŠmicerCzech Republic1996, 2000, 2004

Most appearances (including qualifying)

Ronaldo surpassed Gianluigi Buffon's previous all-time high of 58 outings in EURO competition, qualifying and finals, at EURO 2020.

74 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
62 Luka Modrić (Croatia)
58
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
51 Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)
51 Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)

Watch great Cristiano Ronaldo goals for Portugal

Most goals including qualifying

If Ronaldo occupies a league of his own for the previous category then he's on another planet for this one. His haul of 55 goals in EURO qualifying and finals is almost more than the next two players combined.

55 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
30 Harry Kane (England)
28 Robert Lewandowski (Poland)
27 Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Cristiano Ronaldo lifts the trophy after Portugal’s 2016 triumph
Cristiano Ronaldo lifts the trophy after Portugal’s 2016 triumphGetty Images

Ronaldo's EURO finals match log

DateOppositionScoreWLDGoalsStage
12/06/2004Greece1–2L1Group
16/06/2004Russia2–0WGroup
20/06/2004Spain1–0WGroup
24/06/2004England2–2 (W on pens)WQuarter-finals
30/06/2004Netherlands2–1W1Semi-finals
04/07/2004Greece0–1LFinal
07/06/2008Türkiye2–0WGroup
11/06/2008Czech Republic3–1W1Group
19/06/2008Germany2–3LQuarter-finals
09/06/2012Germany0–1LGroup
13/06/2012Denmark3–2WGroup
17/06/2012Netherlands2–1W2Group
21/06/2012Czech Republic1–0W1Quarter-finals
27/06/2012Spain0–0 (L on pens)LSemi-finals
14/06/2016Iceland1–1DGroup
18/06/2016Austria0–0DGroup
22/06/2016Hungary3–3D2Group
25/06/2016Croatia1–0WRound of 16
30/06/2016Poland1–1 (W on pens)WQuarter-finals
06/07/2016Wales2–0W1Semi-finals
10/07/2016France1–0WFinal
15/06/2021Hungary3-0W2Group
19/06/2021Germany2-4L1Group
23/06/2021France2-2D2Group
27/06/2021Belgium0-1L
Round of 16
18/06/2024Czechia2-1WGroup
22/06/2024Türkiye3-0WGroup
26/06/2024Georgia0-2LGroup
01/07/2024Slovenia0-0 (W on pens)WRound of 16
05/07/2024France0-0 (L on pens)LQuarter-finals

* Ties decided in extra time or on penalties are classed as either wins or defeats.