Top Six: Euro Championship goals of all time


3rd, June 2008

Our favourite goals from the Euro finals
1. Marco van Basten, Holland vs Russia, 1988

Pure technique, pure brilliance – and in the final too. The undisputed No.1.

2. Paul Gascoigne, England vs Scotland, 1996

One of the most genius first touches in football history; if Maradona or Pele had scored this goal, we’d all acclaim it as one of the greatest ever.
3. Maniche, Portugal vs Holland, 2004

Simply unstoppable.
4. Ronnie Whelan, Ireland vs Russia, 1988

I didn’t see this coming. Neither did the Russian ‘keeper.
5. Henrik Larsson, Sweden vs Bulgaria, 2004

One of the best-timed flying headers you’ll ever see.
6. Antonin Panenka, Czechoslovakia vs West Germany, 1976

One penalty kick to beat the Germans on penalties and win the trophy… and Panenka had the nerve to do this. The ballsiest pen ever taken, no question.
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