Youngest Player in Euros History

Youngest Player in Euros History


Jacper Kozlowski is the youngest player to ever feature at the European Championship after his first appearance for Poland at the delayed Euro 2020.

The Pogon Szcecin academy graduate made his Euros debut at the age of just 17 years and 246 days old against Spain.

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Kozlowski came off the bench during a 1-1 draw against Luis Enrique’s side and went on to make one further appearance at the tournament.

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He broke Jude Bellingham’s record, with the England international holding the title of the youngest player in Euros history for just six days.

The ex-Birmingham City midfielder came off the bench during England’s 1-0 win against Croatia aged 17 years and 349 days old. Bellingham then became the youngest player to ever feature in a knockout match at the European Championship when he featured against Ukraine in the quarter-final.

Jetro Willems is the third-youngest player in Euros history. The Dutchman made his debut in the competition at Euro 2012, featuring against Denmark at the age of 18 years and 71 days old.

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In fourth place is Enzo Scifo. He was 18 years and 115 days old when he made his European Championship debut for Belgium against Yugoslavia at Euro 1984.

Jamal Musiala is the fifth-youngest player in European Championship history. The talented attacking midfielder featured for Germany versus Hungary at Euro 2020 aged 18 years and 177 days old.

Euro 2020 was Jamal Musiala's first international tournament
© IMAGO – Euro 2020 was Jamal Musiala’s first international tournament

Bulgaria’s Valeri Bojinov is in sixth place, after featuring at Euro 2004 at the age of 18 years and 128 days old, while Switzerland’s Johan Vonlanthen is seventh. He featured against England at Euro 2004 aged 18 years and 137 days old.

Pedri, Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney complete the top 10. Spain star Pedro was 18 years and 201 days old when he featured against Sweden at Euro 2020, while Rashford was 18 years and 229 days old against Wales in 2016.

Rooney completes the top 10 after he starred against France at Euro 2004 at the age of 18 years and 233 days old.

Who is the youngest footballer in European Championship history?

Player Age Match/Date
1. Kacper Kozlowski 17 years, 246 days Spain v POLAND: Euro 2020
2. Jude Bellingham 17 years, 349 days ENGLAND v Croatia: Euro 2020
3. Jetro Willems 18 years, 71 days NETHERLANDS v Denmark: Euro 2012
4. Enzo Scifo 18 years, 115 days BELGIUM v Yugoslavia: Euro 1984
5. Jamal Musiala 18 years, 117 days GERMANY v Hungary: Euro 2020
6. Valeri Bojinov 18 years, 128 days BULGARIA v Italy: Euro 2004
7. Johan Vonlanthen 18 years, 137 days SWITZERLAND v England: Euro 2004
8. Pedri 18 years, 201 days SPAIN v Sweden: Euro 2020
9. Marcus Rashford 18 years, 229 days ENGLAND v Wales: Euro 2016
10. Wayne Rooney 18 years, 233 days ENGLAND v France: Euro 2004


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