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Euro 1964 Top Goal Scorers

Tue 22 June 2021 | 12:00

History is something that we can learn so many things from! the history of Euro 1964 is something that we can learn interesting things from.

We know it's the 21st century right now but who said we can’t enjoy reading about games of previous ones?!  Here in Sportmob, you can rest assure that even history classes will be fun! So let’s get into UEFA Euro 1964 and learn which players were the Top goal scorers of Euro 1964.

Here we go to find out the Euro 1964 Top Goal Scorers

The European Nations Cup was actually the second edition of the UEFA European Championship, held in 1964. The final event took place in Spain and the hosts defeated the defending champions, the Soviet Union in a 2-1 win.

As always the

UEFA Euro 1964

was a knockout competition with 29 teams participating in it. Byes to the quarter-finals were given to the Soviet Union,

Austria

, and Luxembourg. The teams played home-and-away matches until the semi-finals; the last four teams advanced to the final event, the host of which was determined after the teams were revealed.

Luxembourg defeated the Netherlands in a 3-2 win and proved that they can beat any team! that's why along with the Soviet Union, Spain, and Hungary, became the most surprise qualifier for the final event.

In the semi-finals, the Soviet Union defeated Denmark 3–0 in Barcelona, while Spain overcame

Hungary

2–1 in extra time in Madrid, with Amancio scoring the winning goal.

Spain had been disqualified in  1960 for refusing to go to Moscow and play against the Soviet Union, but General Franco allowed his squad to play against the Soviets in UEFA Euro 1964 games. The hosts triumphed 2–1 in front of almost 79,000 people, including the general himself!

Now that we know what happened in

UEFA Euro 1964

, it's time to get to Know the Top Scorers in UEFA Euro 1964! we are going to work on the following list backward keeping the best for last! without further ado, here we go and the Euro Top Goal Scorers.

  • Dezsö Novák

  • Pereda

  • Ferenc Bene

  • Viktor Ponedelnik

  • Spain Marcelino Martínez

  • Carl Bertelsen

 Carl Bertelsen (1 goal)

Carl Bertelsen, who was born in Haderslev, Denmark, was one of several Scandinavian players transferred Scotland in the 1960s. Carl was signed by Hal Stewart of Morton from Haderslev Boldklub, but after a time at Dundee, he was transferred to

Kilmarnock

in 1966.

He was a schoolteacher but he had played for the Denmark national team, which was still an amateur team at the time. Carl Bertelsen gained  21 caps in those international games, including a match against the Soviet Union in the semi-finals of the 1964 European Championships.

He was a talented forward in his era but time is the killer of youth! Carl Bertelsen passed away on 11 June 2019 when he was 81 years old.

Marcelino Martínez (1 goal)

Marcelino Martnez Cao who is better known as Marcelino is a retired Spanish striker who has played in

UEFA Euro 1964

. Marcelino made 14 appearances for Spain's national team, including the 1964 European Nations Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He was the player who scored Spain's second goal against the Soviet Union and secured their winning.

Marcelino was a talented striker during his time of play! he played perfectly for Spain's national team and engraved his name with the team's history. thankfully he is alive watching Spain's new generation.

Viktor Ponedelnik (1 goal)

Ponedelnik began his career by playing in a local team named Rostselmash, in 1956. He joined SKA Rostov-on-Don in 1958 and got an invitation to join the Soviet national squad. Ponedelnik was the player who scored the winning goal in extra-time against Yugoslavia in the 1960 European Championship, the Soviet Union's lone major championship victory. Ponedelnik resigned in 1966 after gaining weight and having appendix surgery.  he played In a total number of 29 games and scored 20 goals for his nation.

Ponedelnik also worked as a coach, a sportswriter, an editor of a sports publication, and an advisor to the Russian Federation's President. Later on, he started working as a writer, editor, and publisher of the weekly Football. He even got some awards  For his contributions to Soviet and Russian sport. Sadly, he passed away on 5 December 2020 when he was 83.

Valentin Ivanov (1 goal)

Valentin Kozmich Ivanov was a Soviet-Russian footballer who has played as both winger and a striker. He was the co-leading scorer in the 1962 World Cup and the top scorer in the European Nations Cup in 1960.

Ivanov made 59 appearances for the Soviet Union in his lifetime and scored 26 goals in total. He is the third-highest goalscorer in Soviet national football history, after only Oleg Blokhin and Oleg Protasov! He was one of Russia's best players in history! Ivanov was known for his speed, dribbling skills, and technical ability.t

Ivanov was awarded the secured the best scorer title in 1962 after scoring four goals in the tournament and two goals in the 1958 edition. He spent most of his club career with Torpedo Moscow, where he scored 124 goals in 286 games of which he played for the Soviet Championship, ranking ninth all-time.

Valery Voronin (1 goal)

Valery Ivanovich Voronin was one of the Soviet footballers who played for Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team. He was a dynamic defensive midfielder with outstanding technical ability and his tackling strategy who was one of the 1960s' most praised midfielders. Another interesting fact about him is that he had the ability to play as a central defender as well!

Voronin played with FC Torpedo Moscow for most of his football career period, he won two championships while playing for the team, and was named Soviet Footballer of the Year in 1964 and 1965.

Voronin secured 63 caps and scored 5 goals for the USSR national football team between 1960 and 1968; he represented the country in the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1966 FIFA World Cup. In the summer of 1968, he got into a catastrophic vehicle accident that left him physically unharmed but psychologically traumatized.

Galimzyan Khusainov (1 goal)

Galimzyan Salikhovich Khusainov was another football player who had played as a forward. Khusainov was a member of the Soviet Union national team (33 matches/4 goals) and competed in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, 1966 FIFA World Cup, and 1964 European Nations' Cup. He had 33 appearances for the national team and scored 4 goals in total.

Amancio Amaro (1 goal)

Amancio Amaro was a Spanish footballer, born in La Corua on October 16, 1939 who is known by his first name which is Armanico. He started playing football in 1954 with the Victoria Club youth squad. He then, joined Real Club Deportivo de La Corua in the 1958-1959 season, where he remained until 1962 when he joined Real Madrid. He signed a deal with Real Madrid on July 1 and stayed with the club until June 30, 1976.

Amancio played 568 games for Real Madrid, 334 of which were in the League Championship, and scored 197 goals in total. being 

 in the Real Madrid, he won the League nine times in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, and 1976, the Copa three times in 1970, 1974, and 1975, and the European Championship once in 1966.

Amancio played 42 games for the Spanish national team, scoring eleven goals and experiencing 19 triumphs, ten draws, and twelve defeats. In the 1963-64 season, Spain's national team secured the champion title of UEFA Euro 1964, with José Villalonga as coach. The final game took place in Madrid against the Soviet team, with Spain winning in a 2-1 win.

Ferenc Bene (2 goals)

Ferenc Bene was a Hungarian football player for jpesti Dózsa who was a part of the 1964 Summer Olympics gold medal-winning squad in Tokyo, Japan. He was the tournament's leading scorer as a striker and scored 12 goals in 5 matches.

Ferenc Bene was born in the town of Balatonjlak. On 14 October 1962, he played his first international match against Yugoslavia, and on September 12, 1979, he played his last against Czechoslovakia. In total, he appeared in 76 games and scored 36 goals and won a bronze medal at the European Championships in 1964 and reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 1966. In 1964 and 1969, Bene was selected as the Hungarian Footballer of the Year. Sadly, He died at the end of 2005.

Pereda (2 goals)

Jes Mara Pereda Ruiz de Temio commonly known as Pereda was a Spanish football midfielder and manager. He mostly played for Barcelona, amassing 197 La Liga matches and 55 goals for four teams, including Real Madrid In his 16-year of professional career. Perda helped Spain win the European Championship in 1964 which brought him fame and popularity. After retiring, Pereda started his job as a manager and got in charge of many Spanish junior teams, notably Spain's under-20s and under-21s.

Pereda had six goals in his 15 appearances for Spain over an eight-year period. On 15 May 1960, he made his debut in a 3–0 friendly triumph over England at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Pereda scored his two international goals at the 1964 European Nations Cup, where he was playing with his Barcelona colleague, Josep Maria Fusté. The national team won the tournament on their own field thanks to Pereda's goals! he scored in both the semi-final against Hungary and the final against the Soviet Union.

Spain lost this UEFA Euro 1964 hero on 27 September 2011 when he was 73 years old.

Dezsö Novák (2 goals)

Dezs Novák began his football career in 1955 with Szombathelyi Postás and played for Szombathelyi Haladás from 1956 to 1961. He then moved to Ferencvárosi TC in 1961 and stayed there until the end of his career in 1972. Novák scored 57 goals in 251 appearances of his for Ferencvárosi TC.

He won the Hungarian championships in 1963, 1964, 1967, and 1968, as well as the Hungarian Cup in 1972 and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1965. Novák also made nine appearances for the Hungarian national team between 1959 and 1968, scoring three goals.

He was a member of the Hungarian UEFA Euro 1964 squad that reached the semi-finals, he also was the highest scorer of the 1964 European Championships, along with colleague Ferenc Bene and Spaniard Chus Pereda. thanks to their efforts, Spain's national team got the ALL STAR nickname in that period of time.

Novák also played in three Olympic tournaments and totally in 13 Olympic Games which resulted in him earning gold in 1964 and 1968 and bronze in 1960. He only missed three matches at those tournaments: the preliminary round match against France, the bronze medal match against Italy in 1960, and the preliminary round match against Ghana in 1968. He also competed in six pre-Olympic qualifiers for the Hungarian Olympic squad.

Novák became a football coach after ending his football career as a defender. He coached Ferencvárosi TC in 1972-76, 1980-83, and 1994-96, Dunajvárosi Kohász in 1976-80, Bajai SK in 1984-85, Volán SC in 1985-86, the Hungarian Olympic squad in 1986-87 and 1990-92, Szombathelyi Haladás in 1987-88, FC Deutschkreutz in Austria in 1989-94, and Al-Itti

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