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Euro Championships Qualifying Top goal scorers

The 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016, will be the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organized by UEFA. It is scheduled to be held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016. Here are the top scorers in Euro 2016 Qualifiers!


Robert Lewandowski has been scoring for fun this season and now he’s matched the record for goals in European Championship qualifiers.
Lewandowski equalled David Healy’s record of 13 which he set for Northern Ireland in the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
The Poland captain struck his 13th goal of his country’s Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a brilliant header during their 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in spectacular style as Sweden clinched qualification for Euro 2016 in Copenhagen on Tuesday with a 4-3 win on aggregate over Denmark, who mounted a late rally on the night to earn a 2-2 draw.

Thomas Müller

Müller featured in 9 of 10 matches during Germany's qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2016, scoring 9 goals as Germany topped their qualifying group to qualify for Euro 2016

Artyom Dzyuba

Dzyuba scored his first goal for Russia against Liechtenstein on 8 September 2014, his side's final goal in a 4-0 rout of the minnows. On 12 October he put Russia ahead in a qualifier against Moldova with a penalty which he had earned himself, although the match ended 1–1. On 8 September 2015, Dzyuba scored four goals in Russia's 7-0 routing of Liechtenstein. Coincidentally, these four goals came exactly a year after Dzyuba's first international goal and against the same opponents. Dzyuba ended Euro 2016 qualification as Russia's top goalscorer with 8 goals as Russia qualified for UEFA Euro 2016.

Kyle Lafferty

On 4 September, Lafferty scored once for Northern Ireland in a 3-1 win against the Faroe Islands. The result put Northern Ireland at the top of Group F and on the brink of qualifying for their first European Championship.In the following game against Hungary three days later, he scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 1–1 draw to keep Northern Ireland top of their group.Lafferty ended the qualifying phase with seven goals, making him Northern Ireland's top scorer as the team qualified as group winners

Edin Džeko

On 28 March 2015, Džeko netted his second international hat-trick, scoring all of the goals in a 3–0 away win over Andorra in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, their first win in five games of the qualification campaign

Gareth Bale

On 9 September 2014, Bale scored two goals, one with a header and another one with a free-kick, as Wales beat Andorra 2–1 in their first match of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.In doing so, he became Wales' joint 10th all-time top-scorer with 14 goals, alongside John Hartson. Bale scored two goals on 28 March 2015, in a 3–0 win away in Israel. On 12 June, his 50th cap, he scored the only goal to defeat Belgium in a home qualifier, taking Wales above the Belgians to the top of Group B. He headed Jazz Richards' cross on 3 September for the only goal in an away win over Cyprus, putting Wales three points away from qualification. With qualification to UEFA Euro 2016 achieved (the country's first major finals since the 1958 FIFA World Cup), on 13 October 2015, Bale scored his seventh goal of the qualifying campaign in Wales' final qualifier against Andorra at Cardiff City Stadium.

Wayne Rooney

Following Steven Gerrard's international retirement after the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Roy Hodgson named Rooney as England's new captain.On 3 September 2014, in the first match of his captaincy, Rooney scored a penalty against Norway to give England a 1–0 friendly win.Later on he showed his leadership attribute by calling player-only meetings in September 2014 to reflect on the players' performance and discuss how they can do better as a team. "Obviously the manager gives us our game plan, but because we don't spend that much time together as a team we need to know and feel confident in what we're doing as a team together. In the meetings, you're having the players speak up who wouldn't normally speak up when coaches are there." Rooney said.[On 15 November 2014, Rooney won his 100th England cap against Slovenia in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match, scoring a penalty to equalise in a 3–1 win.In another qualifier away to the same opponents on 14 June 2015, Rooney scored the winner with four minutes remaining for a 3–2 victory, his 48th international goal putting him joint second in England's list alongside Gary Lineker, and one behind Bobby Charlton.[245] In his 106th England appearance, he equalled Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals (also in 106 matches) on 5 September 2015, by scoring a penalty against San Marino. On 8 September 2015, Rooney broke Charlton's England goalscoring record, netting his 50th international goal from a penalty in a Euro 2016 qualifying match against Switzerland, at Wembley, in his 107th appearance for England, also equalling Ashley Cole as his country's fifth-highest capped player this was also his 300th professional career goal.

Marc Janko

Janko scored his first goal of the 2013-14 season on 24 October 2013, netting Trabzonspor's goal in a 2-0 victory over Legia Warsaw in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. On 4 December, he scored against Balıkesirspor in the fourth round of the Turkish Cup but the goal was not enough as Trabzonspor fell to a 1-3 defeat.

Steven Fletcher

Fletcher scored a hat-trick for Scotland in a 6–1 European qualifier victory over Gibraltar at Hampden Park on 29 March 2015, becoming the first player to score three in a match for the country since Colin Stein scored four against Cyprus in 1969.On 11 October, away to the same opposition with both teams already eliminated, he scored another treble in a 6–0 victory.