There have been some great forwards who've topped the goal scoring charts at the European Championships over the years, with the likes of Gerd Müller, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Alan Shearer and David Villa all delivering when it mattered at previous tournaments.

However, it's the incredible goal-scoring achievement of a midfielder that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Not just any midfielder though, but le Roi himself, Michel Platini, and his ridiculous record of nine goals at Euro 1984, as he inspired that fantastic French team to lift the trophy on home soil.

Yes, nine goals in just five matches, including two hat-tricks in the group stages (one a perfect hat-trick) as well as vital goals in the semi and the final itself. Not bad for a central midfielder.

So here's Platini and the rest of the tournament top-scorers...

List of the top goal scorers at the European Championships

Tournament Top Scorer No. of Goals
2016 France Antoine Griezmann (France) 6
2012 Poland/Ukraine Alan Dzagoev (Russia)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Fernando Torres (Spain)
Mario Balotelli (Italy)
Mario Gómez (Germany)
Mario Mandžukic (Croatia)
3
2008 Austria/Switzerland David Villa (Spain) 4
2004 Portugal Milan Baroš (Czech Republic) 5
2000 Belgium/Holland Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
Savo Miloševic (Yugoslavia) 
5
1996 England Alan Shearer (England) 5
1992 Sweden Dennis Bergkamp (Netherlands)
Tomas Brolin (Sweden)
Henrik Larsen (Denmark)
Karl-Heinz Riedle (Germany)
3
1988 West Germany Marco van Basten (Netherlands) 5
1984 France Michel Platini (France) 9
1980 Italy Klaus Allofs (West Germany) 3
1976 Yugoslavia Dieter Müller (West Germany) 4
1972 Belgium Gerd Müller (West Germany) 4
1968 Italy Dragan Džajic (Hungary) 2
1964 Spain Ferenc Bene (Hungary)
Dezso Novák (Hungary)
Jesús María Pereda (Spain)
2
1960 France Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union)
Viktor Ponedelnik (Soviet Union)
Milan Galic (Yugoslavia)
Dražan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia)
François Heutte (France)
2