The Youngest Player To Have Played At The EURO’s

Kacper Kozłowski

Poland’s midfielder Kacper Kozłowski establishes a new record of being the most youthful player to show up at an EURO.

As young as 17 years and 246 days, Poland’s Pogoń Szczecin midfielder broke the imprint which had been set only six days sooner by England’s Jude Bellingham (17 years and 349 days) when he replaced Mateusz Klich halfway during that time half against Spain during the UEFA EURO 2020 group stage.

The record was recently held by the Netherlands’ Jetro Willems (18 years and 71 days, 2012) and, before that, Enzo Scifo (18 years and 115 days, 1984).

In the interim, midfielder Johan Vonlanthen who was 18 years and 141 days made his finals debut at UEFA EURO 2004, on the day Wayne Rooney became the most youthful scorer in EURO history with two goals against Vonlanthen’s Switzerland side.

Vonlanthen took that record for himself by scoring against France four days after the fact, in a 3-1 loss on 21 June.

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He was the most youthful player to have showed up in an Euro final at age 18 years and 328 days. Having come to UEFA EURO 2016 straight from joining Bayern from Benfica, midfielder Renato Sanches had a standing to satisfy.

He did as such, showing ferocious determination to compel his way into the first group and afterward showing up in Portugal’s stunning finals win against France.

Youngest Player To Score In A Final:

Pietro Anastasi (20 years and 63 days)
Anastasi’s right-footed volley from outside the box doubled Italy’s advantage against Yugoslavia in the 1968 final in Rome – and made the striker the youngest EURO final scorer ever.

He was renowned for being the world’s most expensive player when he joined Juventus from Varese in 1968.

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