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Euro 2012 Top Goal Scorers

Tue 29 June 2021 | 4:30

Here we have come up with a comprehensive list of Euro 2012 top goal scorers whose incredible feat in the tournament saw them being included among Euro top goal scorers.

The UEFA European Championship 2012 was the fourteenth edition of the European tournament being held in Poland and Ukraine between June 8 and July 1, 2012.

In the qualification process, out of 51 European teams that competed with each other, sixteen teams went through the final tournament.

Spain

were the champions of their third UEFA Euro title as they defeated Italy 4–0 in the final at the Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Euro 2012 Top Goal Scorers

In a quest to know the Top Scorers in

UEFA Euro 2012

, in this section, we would take a closer look at the exceptional goal scorers who put away the most goals in the tournament, being revered as Euro 2012 top goal scorers.

Top goal scorers scoring 1 goal

Among 53 top goal scorers of Euro 2012, 37 players put away just a single goal in the tournament. If you want to know the top scorers in UEFA Euro 2012 especially those who scored just one goal, you are landed on the right path.

Glen Johnson (own goal)

Johnson earned 54 caps for England national team from 2003 to 2014. He was among the squads of 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and UEFA Euro 2012.

Although he just netted an own goal in the latter tournament, he appeared in all three of England's group matches leading England to win their group with a draw against France and wins over Sweden and Ukraine.

Olof Mellberg

Mellberg represented Sweden in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup as well as the Euro 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. While captaining his national team, he netted 8 goals in 117 caps between 2000 and 2012.

In UEFA Euro 2012, he contributed in scoring two goals in a game against

England

in the group stages to give Sweden a 2–1 lead, in an eventual 2–3 defeat, as he became the man of the match.

Sebastian Larsson

Larsson represented Sweden at Euro 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2018, helping them to reach the quarter-finals in the latter one.

In UEFA Euro 2012, he played in all three of their group matches and put away the second goal in their 2–0 win over France.

Jesús Navas

Navas led Spain to win the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, making over 40 appearances and netting five goals. In Euro 2012, he put away the game's single goal in the 87th minute of the last group stage fixture against Croatia.

Juan Mata

After representing Spain at various youth level, he participated in the senior squad of UEFA Euro 2012 and, came on as a substitute and netted Spain's fourth goal in the final as they beat

Italy

4–0 as they retained their title as champions of Europe.

Jordi Alba

As an indispensable part of Spain's national team that won UEFA Euro 2012, he participated in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Euro 2016 and 2020  squads. Therefore he is widely regarded as one of the top goal scorers Euro 2012.

Roman Shirokov

In Euro 2012 squad, he managed to score the second goal of Russia's opening game, in a 4–1 victory over the Czech Republic. He was also a member of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016 squads.

Roman Pavlyuchenko

While he succeeded to earn 51caps and score 21 goals for Russia, his name was in the Team of the Tournament at Euro 2008, as Russia reached the semi-finals.

In Euro 2012 opening match against the Czech Republic, not only he came off the bench to assist in scoring one goal but he managed to score Russia's fourth goal in a 4-1 victory.

Sean St Ledger

As an international footballer of the Republic of Ireland, at UEFA Euro 2012, he put away his third international goal in a 3–1 defeat against Croatia in Ireland's first group stage game.

Silvestre Varela

Varela represented Portugal at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2012 as he scored in both of them while the second one was an 88th-minute 3–2 winner over Denmark.

Hélder Postiga

Postiga took part in two World Cups and three European Championships, helping Portugal reach the final at Euro 2004. At Euro 2012, he put away the second goal of an eventual 3–2 victory over Denmark in the second group stage.

Pepe

While earning 116 caps, he represented Portugal at three FIFA World Cups and four UEFA European Championships.

He was among the team that won Euro 2016 and went through the semi-finals of Euro 2012 as he put away the starting goal in a 3–2 victory over

Denmark

in the second group game.

Then he was selected by UEFA as the man of the match while he is considered to be one of the

top goal scorers Euro 2012.

Robert Lewandowski

With earning 120 caps and scoring 66 international goals, Lewandowski is Poland's all-time top scorer. He took part in UEFA Euro 2012, 2016 and  2020 along with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as he scored the first goal of the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2012 against Greece, being assisted by then Dortmund teammate Jakub Błaszczykowski.

Jakub Błaszczykowski

While being called Polish Footballer of the Year in 2008 and 2010, he is the second-most capped player of Poland with earning 108 caps.

He featured in UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup while he also captained his national side at UEFA Euro 2012 scoring a long-range equalising goal in a 1–1 draw against Russia in the second group stage, that saw him become Man of the Match.

Robin van Persie

With racking up more than 100 caps and 50 goals for the Netherlands, he is considered to be their all-time top scorer. He has represented his country at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and Euro 2008 and 2012 as he put away a goal in a 2–1 defeat to Germany in the latter one's group stage.

Rafael van der Vaart

While earning 109 caps for the Netherlands between 2001 and 2013, he featured at three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups, as they reached the final in 2010. In the final group match of Euro 2012 as a captain, he scored a goal in a 2–1 defeat to

Portugal

.

Andrea Pirlo

Pirlo appeared in 116 matches for the Italian national football team, holding the record of fifth-most of all time. He was part of the 2004 and 2008 UEFA European Championships, the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, and the 2009 and 2013 FIFA Confederations Cups.

He scored a goal at UEFA Euro 2012, leading Italy to the final of the tournament while he was granted three Man of the Match Awards at Euro 2012, which is the most awards won by a single player.

Antonio Di Natale

Di Natale made 42 appearances and scored 11 goals for the Italian national team between 2002 and 2012. With Italy, he featured in UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup scoring one goal in the latter one. He also put away one goal at Euro 2012 while Italy reached the final of the tournament.

Antonio Cassano

Cassano made 39 caps for Italy between 2003 and 2014, netting 10 goals for them. He contributed to three UEFA European Championships and one FIFA World Cup.

He won a runners-up medal at UEFA Euro 2012 and featured in all six of Italy's matches while putting away one goal against the Republic of Ireland in the tournament in which they reached the final and were beaten 4–0 by Spain. Likewise, being regarded as one of

Euro top goal scorers

he totally put away three goals in the competitions.

Georgios Samaras

He earned 81 caps and scored 9 goals for his country

Greece

between 2006 until 2014. He was a part of Euro 2008 and 2012, World Cup 2010 and 2014 squads.

While featuring in all three of Greece's group games at Euro 2012, he then starred in the quarter-final tie in a 4–2 defeat to Germany, as he put away a goal for them as well.

Giorgos Karagounis

With earning 139 caps for Greece between 1999 and 2014, he is revered as the most capped player in the history of the Greece national team.

He featured in the UEFA Euro 2004-winning squad, Euro 2008 and 2012, the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup as he scored a goal in Euro 2012, this is considered to be one of Euro top goal scorers.

Theofanis Gekas

Between 2005 and 2014, he made 78 caps and scored 24 goals for Greece, becoming their third-highest all-time goalscorer while he featured in two European Championships and numerous World Cups.

At UEFA Euro 2012, he starred in every match and netted one goal in a 2–1 defeat to the Czech Republic in the group stage, while they reached the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Marco Reus

He earned 44 caps for Germany as he featured in UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup and scored a goal in the former one.

Lukas Podolski

He represented Germany in seven major tournaments, won the 2014 FIFA World Cup and scored a goal in Euro 2012 in his 100th appearances.

With 130 caps and 49 goals, he is the third most-capped player and third-highest goalscorer in German history. He also holds the record of scoring the fastest goal in German history, after just nine seconds of the 4–2 friendly victory over Ecuador.

Mesut Özil

As Özil holds the record of the most German Player of the Year awards (5), he featured in five major tournaments. As the top assist provider of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, he led

Germany

twice to reach the semi-final.

Philipp Lahm

As a German retired captain, he was a member of the World Cup team of the tournament in 2006, 2010, and 2014, and the UEFA Team of the Tournament in 2008 and 2012 and the UEFA Team of the Year 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Miroslav Klose

He was among the German squad that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They also finished second (2002) and third (2006, 2010) in that competition, and ended as runner-up at UEFA Euro 2008 and joint-third place at UEFA Euro 2012, while he netted a goal in the latter one, becoming one of

Euro 2012 top goal scorers

.

Sami Khedira

With over 75 appearances with Germany, he featured in three FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships consisting of the squads which reached the semi-finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, along with the 2012 and 2016 UEFA European Football Championships; winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Lars Bender

As he was selected in the German's 23-man squad for Euro 2012, he put away an 80th-minute winner in the final group match against Denmark. Lars was a member of the Germany Olympic football team for Rio as well.

Samir Nasri

Nasri played for France at two major international tournaments of Euro 2008 and 2012. In the latter one, he scored the equalizing goal in a 1–1 draw in the opening group stage game against England.

Jérémy Ménez

At Euro 2012, in the second group stage game against Ukraine, he managed to score France's opening goal in a 2–0 victory.

Yohan Cabaye

He earned 48 caps for

France

and participated at two UEFA European Championships (2012, 2016) and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while he scored a goal in the former one.

Danny Welbeck

As he made more than 40 appearances for England, he took part in UEFA Euro 2012, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as he managed to net a goal in the former one.

Theo Walcott

While he managed to make 47 appearances and rack up 8 goals for England, he featured in the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012 and scored a goal in the latter tournament, being recognised as one of

Euro 2012 top goal scorers

.

Wayne Rooney

Being widely revered as England's best player, he starred at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, earning 120 caps and scoring 53 goals. He managed to score a goal at Euro 2012 and was granted the England Player of the Year award four times, in 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015.

Joleon Lescott

While representing England at different, his senior debut was in 2007 against Estonia in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers. He also featured in UEFA Euro 2012, as he put away their first goal in the opening match of a 1–1 draw against France.

Andy Carroll

From 2010 until 2012, he earned 9 caps and scored two goals for England consisting of a goal at UEFA Euro 2012.

Nikica Jelavić

Between 2009 and 2014, he featured for Croatia in UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup as he scored a goal in the former one.

Top goal scorers scoring 2 goals

In our quest to

know the top scorers in UEFA Euro 2012

, now is due time to take a look at those who scored two goals in the tournament.

Andriy Shevchenko

While appearing 111 times and scoring 48 goals for

Ukraine

, as a captain he led them to the quarter-finals in their first-ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006. At UEFA Euro 2012 in Ukraine's opening game, he scored two headers to defeat Sweden 2–1 in Group D.

Zlatan Ibrahimović

In a span of 20 years old, as the Sweden leading all-time goal scorer, he earned more than 100 caps and scored 62 goals for them. He took part in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, as well as the Euro 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 UEFA Championships.

David Silva

Between 2006 and 2018, he managed to earn 100 caps, scoring 35 goals and providing 29 assists for Spain national team.

Besides, he led them to three successive international victories consisting of UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012. As one of the top goal scorers Euro 2012, he scored two goals in the tournament.

Cesc Fàbregas

He was an integral member of Spain's European Championship triumphs in 2008 and 2012 and their 2010 World Cup victory. He also took part in the 2006 and 2014 FIFA World Cups, 2009 and 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup along with Euro 2016.

Xabi Alonso

While he represented Spain at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, he also won Euro 2008,  2012 and the 2010 World Cup.

In his 100th appearance for Spain in the quarter-final of Euro 2012 against France, he managed to score both of Spain's goals to lead them into the semi-finals.

Dimitris Salpingidis

Salpingidis earned 82 caps and scored 13 goals for the Greece national football team. At Euro 2012, he scored their first goal in the opening match of a 1–1 draw against

Poland

, and then in the quarterfinals against Germany, he scored the last goal with a penalty against Manuel Neuer.

Michael Krohn-Dehli

He earned 62 caps for Denmark, as he participated in the 2018 World Cup and  Euro 2012. He scored the only goal of Denmark's 1–0 triumph over the Netherlands and scored the only goal of Denmark in the final group stage game in a  1–2 defeat to Germany as well.

Nicklas Bendtner

While he represented Denmark in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012 he also helped them in the qualification of the 2018 World Cup.

As one of the Euro 2012 top goal scorers, he put away twice in a 3–2 loss against Portugal in the second group match.

Václav Pilař

He represented the Czech Republic at Euro 2012 as he scored their first goal in the opening game against Russia. He also put away the winning goal in the 2–1 triumph over Greece in the second match of the tournament as he was granted the Man of the Match accolade for this feat.

Petr Jiráček

He played an indispensable role in the squad which reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Euro 2012, as he put away two opening goals against Greece and Poland in the group stage of the tournament being chosen the man of the match in the latter one.

Top goal scorers scoring 3 goals

After having a long ride in shedding light on Euro 2012 top goal scorers, we have finally reached the tournament's most impressive goal scorers who put away three goals for their national sides.

Fernando Torres

As Spain's third-highest goalscorer of all-time, he took part in six major tournaments winning three of them from 2008 to 2012. In his first start of Euro 2012, he put away two goals in their 4–0 victory over the Republic of Ireland.

Then in the tournament final, he appeared as a substitute in a 4–0 victory over Italy, while he scored one goal and assisted another, leading Spain to win a second successive European Championship.

This feat saw him the Golden Boot of the tournament for racking up three goals and one assist and having played fewer minutes than others.

Alan Dzagoev

He was a part of Russia squads at UEFA Euro 2012, 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. At Euro 2012 opening game, he put away two goals in a 4–1 victory over the Czech Republic as he was named Man of the Match of the game. Besides, he scored his third goal of the tournament in their second game in a 1–1 draw against Poland.

Cristiano Ronaldo

As a Portugal legend, he sent them into the Euro 2012 tournament, scoring seven goals through "group of death" in the qualification process. At the tournament,  In the last group stage game, he scored twice in a 2–1 victory over the

Netherlands

.

Likewise, he scored a header in the quarter-final in a 1–0 triumph over the Czech Republic. Therefore in both of the games, he was named man of the match for his feats.

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli earned more than 30 caps for Italy and participated in the UEFA Euro 2012, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He led his country to reach the final of Euro 2012, while he became one of

Euro 2012 top goal scorers

as he put away three goals in the tournament.

Mario Gómez

He was a part of Germany's squad in three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups. At Euro 2012, he scored the only winning goal of their first group match against Portugal.

Then he scored two goals against the Netherlands in the second Group B match and finished as a top goal scorer at UEFA Euro 2012.

Mario Mandžukić

With his 89 caps and 33 goals, he is Croatia's second most prolific scorer of all time, while he contributed in four major tournaments of Euro 2012, the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, and the 2018 World Cup.

He was called Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2012 and 2013, while he put away two goals in

Croatia

's opening 3–1 victory over the Republic of Ireland at the Euro 2012 tournament.

He also put away a goal in a 1–1 draw against Italy in the following match racking up a total of three-goal in the Euro 2012 championship.

 

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