Oldest Euro Scorer

Oldest Euro Scorer

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Ivica Vastic is the oldest player to score in the history of the European Championship.

Vastic was 38 years and 257 days when he scored for Austria against Poland at Euro 2008.

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The former striker converted a 93rd minute penalty in the second group stage game in Vienna to earn his side a 1-1 draw.

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Cristiano Ronaldo could break the record if he scores at Euro 2024. Ronaldo will be 39 years and 127 days when Portugal play their first game at the Euros against the Czech Republic in Group F.

Ronaldo played his first European Championship finals match back in Euro 2004 at the age of just 19.

He scored two goals in the tournament and has since gone on to become the top international goalscorer of all time, also winning the European Championship in 2016.

Luka Modric will also break the record as the oldest European Championship scorer of all time if he scores for Croatia at the Euros, and Ronaldo doesn’t score.

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Modric was 38 years and 273 days when Croatia played their first game of Euro 2024 against Spain in Group B.

H2: Who is the oldest footballer to score in the European Championship?

Ivica Vastic is the oldest footballer to score in the European Championship. He was 38 years and 257 days when he scored for Austria against Poland at Euro 2008 on June 12, 2008.

Goran Pandev is the second oldest footballer in the history of the Euros. He was 37 years and 321 days when he scored for North Macedonia against Austria at Euro 2020 on June 13, 2021.

Zoltan Gera is the third oldest footballer in the history of the Euros. He was 37 years and 61 days when he scored for Hungary against Portugal at Euro 2016 on June 22, 2016.

Top 10 oldest Euros scorers

Player Age Match/Date
Ivica Vastic 38 years, 257 days AUSTRIA v Poland: Euro 2008
Goran Pandev 37 years, 321 days Austria v NORTH MACEDONIA: Euro 2020
Zoltan Gera 37 years, 61 days HUNGARY v Portugal: Euro 2016
Gareth McAuley 36 years, 194 days Ukraine v N.IRELAND: Euro 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo 36 years, 138 days PORTUGAL v France: Euro 2020
Luka Modric 35 years, 286 days CROATIA v Scotland: Euro 2020
Andriy Shevchenko 35 years, 256 days UKRAINE v Sweden: Euro 2012
Giorgos Karagounis 35 years, 102 days GREECE v Russia: Euro 2012
Jan Koller 35 years, 77 days Turkey v CZECH REPUBLIC: Euro 2008
Christian Panucci 35 years, 62 days ITALY v Romania: Euro 2008

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