The first goal of every European Championship tournament

With the opening game of EURO 2020 drawing ever closer, the TSZ boffins have delved into the history books to discover the first goal scored in every European Championship tournament since it began in 1960.

YearPlayerMinuteMatchDate
1960Milan Galić11France 4-5 YUGOSLAVIA06/07/1960
1964Jesús María Pereda35SPAIN 2-1 Hungary17/06/1964
1968Dragan Džajić86YUGOSLAVIA 1-0 England05/06/1968
1972Gerd Müller24Belgium 1-2 WEST GERMANY14/06/1972
1976Anton Ondruš19CZECHOSLOVAKIA 3-1 Netherlands16/06/1976
1980Karl-Heinze Rummenigge57Czechoslovakia 0-1 WEST GERMANY11/06/1980
1984Michel Platini78FRANCE 1-0 Denmark12/06/1984
1988Roberto Mancini52West Germany 1-1 ITALY10/06/1988
1992Jan Eriksson24SWEDEN 1-1 France10/06/1992
1996Alan Shearer23ENGLAND 1-1 Switzerland08/06/1996
2000Bart Goor43BELGIUM 2-1 Sweden10/06/2000
2004Giorgios Karagounis7Portugal 1-2 GREECE12/06/2004
2008Václav Svĕrkoš71Switzerland 0-1 CZECH REPUBLIC07/06/2008
2012Robert Lewandowski17POLAND 1-1 Greece08/06/2012
2016Olivier Giroud57FRANCE 2-1 Romania10/06/2016

Milan Galić has the honour of being the first ever goalscorer in the European Championship, notching after 11 minutes in Yugoslavia's 5-4 victory over France in 1960. The nine goals in that encounter remains the most scored in a single European Championship match.

For fixtures, results, TV schedule, top scorers and plenty more, visit our tournament home page here!

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