6.20.2008

Nuno Gomes goals are part of the books


Nuno Gomes scored Portugal’s first goal in the quarterfinal against Germany (2-3), making him the fourth player to score in three different European Championships, equalling French Thierry Henry, German Jürgen Klinsmann and Czech Vladimir Šmicer.

Scoring in most European Championship tournaments

3 Thierry Henry FRA 2000 (3), 2004 (2), 2008 (1)
3 Nuno Gomes POR 2000 (4), 2004 (1), 2008 (1)
3 Jürgen Klinsmann GER 1988 (1), 1992 (1), 1996 (3)
3 Vladimir Šmicer CZE 1996 (1), 2000 (2), 2004 (1)

The Portuguese forward has now scored six European Championship goals. Only English Alan Shearer and French Michel Platini have scored more.

Top scorer European Championship – all-time

9 Michel Platini FRA
7 Alan Shearer ENG
6 Patrick Kluivert NED
6 Thierry Henry FRA
6 Nuno Gomes POR
5 Jürgen Klinsmann GER
5 Marco van Basten NED
5 Milan Baroš CZE
5 Ruud van Nistelrooy NED
5 Savo Milosevic YUG
5 Zinédine Zidane FRA

Nuno Gomes has scored 29 goals in 72 matches with the Portuguese National Team. He will be 32 years old on July 5 and would be part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers.

Top Scorers in Portugal National Team

47 Pauleta (Paris St. Germain) 88 matches
41 Eusébio (Retired) 64 matches
32 Figo (Inter Milan FC) 127 matches
29 Nuno Gomes (SL Benfica) 72 matches
26 Rui Costa (Retired) 94 matches
23 João Vieira Pinto (SC Braga) 81 matches
22 Nené (Retired) 66 matches
21 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United FC) 58 matches
15 Jordão (Retired) 43 matches
15 Peyroteo (Retired) 20 matches
15 Simão Sabrosa (Atletico Madrid) 64 matches
14 José Torres (Retired) 20 matches

Matches played in Portugal National Team

127 Figo (Inter Milan FC)
110 Fernando Couto (Parma FC)
94 Rui Costa (Retired)
88 Pauleta (Paris St. Germain)
81 João Vieira Pinto (SC Braga)
80 Vitor Baía (Retired)
79 Ricardo (Betis Sevilla)
72 Nuno Gomes (SL Benfica)
70 João Pinto (Retired)
66 Nené (Retired)

1 comment:

Monica 08 said...

I'm glad Nuno Gomes finally scored in this Euro 2008- time was running out. Nani is too strong a competition.

I still can't believe Portugal's out of the Euro 2008. Now it won't be so easy for Ricardo to keep demanding to be the 1st choice goalkeeper.