Top 10 European Championship Goals


10. John Jensen v Germany, 1992

The first strike that the Denmark midfielder managed to get under the crossbar instead of over it in the whole tournament set his side up for a shock win over Germany.

9. Karel Poborsky v Portugal, 1996

To England in 1996 and the Czech Republic took the tournament by storm, particularly Mr Poborsky who scooped the ball brilliantly overt Vitor Baia. He then signed for Manchester United and wasn't so brilliant.

8. Davor Suker v Denmark, 1996

Not many people lob Peter Schmeichel, but Croatia's Davor Suker did just that in 1996, even waiting for the big man to get back on his line before cooly shipping him. Delicious.

7. Frank de Boer vs France, 2000

It was a meaningless group stage game as both France and Holland were already through, but that didn't stop De Boer absolutely riffling in a 35-yard free-kick. Boof!

6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Italy, 2004

The modest Sweden stiker showed the sort of skills that would convince Barcelona to soon snap him up with a deft flick against Italy in 2004.

5. Maniche vs Holland, 2004

No, not the guy from the BBC's Football League Show, but the Portugal midfieler, who secured their first ever Euro final appearance with this belter against Holland on home soil in 2004.

4. Ronnie Whelan vs USSR, 1988

The Liverpool man spectacularly scored against the USSR in 1988, latching onto John Aldridge's long throw to convert in some style.

3. Antonin Penenka vs Germany, 1976

Perhaps the most famous penalty ever, the Czechoslovakia man audaciously chipped Germany's Sepp Maia to not only score but win the whole damn thing for his country. Brave!

2. Paul Gascoing vs Scotland, 1996

The most iconic goal of Gazza's carrer (and most memorable celebration) came against Scotland on home soil in 1996, where he flicked the ball over the hapless Colin Hendry and slammed it home. Amazing!

1. Marco van Basten vs USSR, 1988

Yet even Gazza's goal pales into significance to this goal from Van Basten in the 1988 final against USSR, volleying in from an impossible angle. It was the greatest of goals on the greatest stage from one of the world's greats. Great.