EURO final tournament assists: All you need to know


There have been 687 goals scored in 286 UEFA European Championship final tournament matches over 15 editions.

While the scorers are long celebrated, history tends to neglect the men who set them up. But no longer: we celebrate EURO assist providers.

Most assists


Great EURO assists

Great EURO assists

8 Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
5 David Beckham (England)
5 Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
5 Luís Figo (Portugal)
5 Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
5 Bastian Schweinstiger (Germany)

Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Eden Hazard (Belgium), João Moutinho (Portugal), Mesut Özil (Germany) and Nani (Portugal) are among 12 players with four EURO assists.

Most assists: knockout rounds

3 Rainer Bonhof (West Germany)
3 Marco van Basten (Netherlands)
3 Xavi Hernández (Spain)
3 Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)
3 Cesc Fàbregas (Spain)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Xavi’s three EURO assists all came in finals, in 2008 and 2012.

Most assists: group stage


Karel Poborský: My EURO memory

Karel Poborský: My EURO memory

5 David Beckham (England)
5 Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
5 Karel Poborský (Czech Republic)

Best assist/scorer combinations

3 Ljubinko Drulović/Savo Miloševic (Yugoslavia)
3 Dennis Bergkamp/Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)

The combination of David Silva and Cesc Fàbregas contributed four EURO goals for Spain, with each laying on two assists for the other.

Best ratio of assists to games (3 assists minimum)

3 in 2 Rainer Bonhof (West Germany)
4 in 4 Ljubinko Drulović (Yugoslavia)
4 in 5 Aaron Ramsey (Wales)
4 in 5 Eden Hazard (Belgium)
3 in 4 Eren Derdiyok (Switzerland)
3 in 4 Ihor Belanovs (USSR)

Most assists in single tournament

4 Ljubinko Drulović, Yugoslavia (2000)
4 Karel Poborský, Czech Republic (2004)
4 Eden Hazard, Belgium (2016)
4 Aaron Ramsey, Wales (2016)

Most assists in single match


Last-gasp hero Nihat Kahveci on dramatic Turkey win

Last-gasp hero Nihat Kahveci on dramatic Turkey win

3 Hamit Altıntop, Turkey vs Czech Republic (2008)

Hamit’s hat-trick of right-footed assists came in the space of 15 minutes as Turkey came from 2-0 down to snatch victory at the death.

Assists in most tournaments

3 Jürgen Klinsmann, Germany (1988, 1992, 1996)
3 Luís Figo, Portugal (1996, 2000, 2004)
3 Nani, Portugal (2008, 2012, 2016)
3 João Moutinho, Portugal (2008, 2012, 2016)
3 Cesc Fàbregas, Spain (2008, 2012, 2016)
3 Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany (2004, 2008, 2012)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (2004, 2008, 2016)

Youngest assist provider

18 years and 115 days Enzo Scifo, Belgium vs Yugoslavia (1984)
18 years and 241 days Wayne Rooney, England vs Croatia (2004)
18 years and 333 days Emre Mor, Turkey vs Czech Republic (2016)
19 years and 132 days Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal vs Czech Republic (2004)

Oldest assist provider


Watch Van Basten’s 1988 final volley

Watch Van Basten’s 1988 final volley

37 years and 23 days Arnold Mühren, Netherlands vs USSR (1988)
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