Huntelaar topscorer in European qualifying campaign
Klaas Jan Huntelaar is the first Dutch player to join the list of topscorers in European championship qualifying campaigns. The 28-year–old striker scored 12 goals in just eight matches.
Only Northern Ireland player David Healy ever scored more goals: 13 in 12 qualifiers ahead of the 2008 European Championship.
Croatian Davor Suker scored 12 goals ahead of the 1996 European Championship, but needed two more matches than the Dutch striker.
Earlier famous topscorers include German Gerd Müller 1972, 7 goals, his compatriot Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 1984, 7 goals, Raul for Spain 2000, 11 goals and Kevin Keegan for England 1980, 7 goals.
The all-time top five:
1. David Healy Northern Ireland, 2008, 13 goals 2. Klaas Jan Huntelaar Netherlands, 2012, 12 goals 3. Davor Suker Croatia, 1996 12 goals 4. Ole Madsen Denmark, 1964, 11 goals 5. Raul Spain, 2000, 11 goals
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