Today we bring you the footballers who hit the most goals in Euro 1988. The UEFA European Championship 1988 was the eighth edition of the European football tournament hosted by West Germany during June 10- 25, 1988. Eight teams qualified for the final tournament. A total of 15 matches were played in the tournament across 8 venues, group stage round robin matches with 8 teams divided into two groups followed by semifinals and tournament final. Netherlands won their first UEFA Euro title. We see here the exceptional scorers who got listed among the most goals in Euro 1988.
3. Rudi Völler
The AS Roma Footballer was part of the Germany (West Germany) team since 1982. Rudolf Völler would hit 2 goals from matches he played during the tournament. With these 2 goals, this former Werder Bremen & 1860 Munich Footballer, Völler got himself among the footballers who scored the most goals in Euro 1988. West Germany would go on to play the tournament semifinal of UEFA Euro 1988 but fall short of the tournament final as they would lose their semifinal match 1-2 against eventual champions Netherlands. Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthäus, Olaf Thon & Jürgen Klinsmann were the other goal-scorers for Germany.
2. Oleh Protasov
The Dynamo Kyiv Footballer was part of the Soviet Union (Russia) team since 1984. Oleh Valeriyovych Protasov would hit 2 goals from matches he played during the tournament. With these 2 goals, this former Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Footballer, Oleh Protasov got himself among the footballers who scored the most goals in Euro 1988. His team, Soviet Union, would go on to play the tournament final of UEFA Euro 1988 but fell short of the title. Sergei Aleinikov, Hennadiy Lytovchenko, Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko, Viktor Pasulko & Vasyl Rats were the other goal-scorers for the runners-up.
1. Marco van Basten
The AFC Ajax Footballer was part of the Netherlands team in UEFA Euro 1988, was a part of the team since 1983. Marcel van Basten would hit 5 goals from the matches he played during the tournament. With these 5 goals, this Utrecht born AC Milan Footballer got himself to lead the footballers with the most goals in Euro 1988. His team, riding on his performance and other goal-scorers like Wim Kieft & Ronald Koeman would go on to win their first UEFA Euro tournament, defeating Soviet Union 2-0 at Olympiastadion, Munich with van Basten scoring the decider.
Marco won the Ballon d’Or for the three times, in 1988, in 1989 and in 1992. In 1992 he was also adjudged the FIFA World Player of the Year. Marcel van Basten would play for the Netherlands team for close to nine years and would score 24 goals from 58 matches in his international career.
The UEFA Team of the tournament would feature six Dutch Players with Ronald Koeman, Hans van Breukelen, Frank Rijkaard, Jan Wouters & Ruud Gullit being other footballers to make to it. West Germany would have one player (Lothar Matthäus) featuring there while Italy would have taken the remaining four slots with Paolo Maldini, Giuseppe Bergomi, Giuseppe Giannini & Gianluca Vialli.
These were the footballers who made the list of scorers who made the list of the most goals in Euro 1988, in fact these are the top 2 scorers with van Basten scoring the most (5) while the other two scored 2 goals in the tournament. The tournament was a round robin group stage followed by knock-out with 8 teams divided into two groups and top two of each groups would proceed to semifinals, winners there would go to title clash. Soviet Union & Netherlands played the tournament final with Denmark winning the contest of 90 minutes and the trophy. Host West Germany were one of the semifinalists while Italy were the fourth semifinalists.
These were the top 2 of the most goals in Euro 1988. Hope you liked the content, don’t forget to put in your questions and thoughts below; yes, the comments section awaits your listing always.
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