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Europe's youngest international debutants

Published: Thursday 31 March 2016, 10.00CET
Luxembourg and Gibraltar fielded their youngest international debutants in the recent friendlies; UEFA.com picks out the teenagers who set the marks in UEFA's member nations.
Europe's youngest international debutants
Martin Ødegaard comes on as a substitute for Norway in October 2014 ©AFP/Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 31 March 2016, 10.00CET

Europe's youngest international debutants

Luxembourg and Gibraltar fielded their youngest international debutants in the recent friendlies; UEFA.com picks out the teenagers who set the marks in UEFA's member nations.

Youngest international debutants in European football
15 years 154 days: Samuel Johnston (Ireland v England, 18 February 1882)
15 years 188 days: József Horváth (Hungary v Bohemia & Moravia, 1 April 1906)
15 years 253 days: Martin Ødegaard (Norway v United Arab Emirates, 27 August 2014)
16 years and 19 days: Fernand Nisot (Belgium v Netherlands, 30 April 1911)
16 years 50 days: Vincent Thill (Luxembourg v Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25 March 2016)

Youngest international debutants in UEFA's 54 member associations
Albania: Blendi Nallbani (24 April 1989 v England) – 17 years 329 days
Andorra: Sergio Moreno (4 September 2004 v Finland) – 16 years 283 days
Armenia: Edgar Manucharyan (19 February 2004 v Kazakhstan) – 17 years 31 days
Austria: David Alaba (14 October 2009 v France) – 17 years 112 days
Azerbaijan: Araz Abdullayev (11 October 2008 v Finland) – 16 years 176 days
Belarus:
Leonid Kovel (18 August 2004 v Turkey) – 18 years 20 days
Belgium: Fernand Nisot (30 April 1911 v Netherlands) – 16 years 19 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Muhamed Bešić (17 October 2010 v Slovakia) – 18 years 67 days
Bulgaria: Georgi Sokolov (13 May 1959 v Netherlands) – 16 years 328 days
Croatia:
Alen Halilović (10 June 2013 v Portugal) – 16 years 357 days

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Croatia's Alen Halilović

Cyprus: Grigoris Kastanos (28 March 2015 v Belgium) – 17 years 60 days
Czech Republic: Jan Polák (28 April 1999 v Poland) – 18 years 45 days
Denmark: Harald Nielsen (13 September 1959 v Norway) – 17 years 322 days
England:
Theo Walcott (30 May 2006 v Hungary) – 17 years 75 days
Estonia: Jarmo Ahjupera (4 July 2001 v Lithuania) – 17 years 82 days
Faroe Islands: Jóan Símun Edmundsson (12 August 2009 v France) – 18 years 17 days
Finland: Mikael Forssell (9 June 1999 v Moldova) – 18 years 86 days
France: Julien Verbrugghe (1 November 1906 v England amateur) – 16 years 310 days
FYR Macedonia: Tauljant Sulejmanov (26 May 2014 v Cameroon) – 17 years 192 days
Georgia: Levan Kenia (8 September 2007 v Ukraine) – 16 years 325 days
Germany: Willy Baumgärtner (5 April 1908 v Switzerland) – 17 years 104 days
Gibraltar: Jayce Mascarenhas-Olivero (23 March 2016 v Liechtenstein – 17 years 264 days
Greece: Stefanos Kapino (15 November 2011 v Romania) – 17 years 241 days

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Greece's Stefanos Kapino

Hungary: József Horváth (1 April 1906 v Bohemia & Moravia) – 15 years 188 days
Iceland: Sigurdur Jónsson(5 June 1983 v Malta) – 16 years 251 days
Israel: Gai Assulin (26 March 2008) – 16 years 352 days
Italy: Renzo De Vecchi (26 May 1910 v Hungary) – 16 years and 112 days
Kazakhstan: Zhambyl Kukeyev (14 February 2006 v Jordan) – 17 years 147 days
Latvia: Kristaps Blanks (5 July 2003 v Estonia) – 17 years 5 days
Liechtenstein: Ronny Büchel (14 October 1998 v Azerbaijan) – 16 years 209 days
Lithuania: Edgaras Jankauskas (15 November 1991 v Estonia) – 16 years 247 days
Luxembourg: Vincent Thill (25 March 2016 v Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 16 years 50 days
Malta: Michael Degiorgio (24 October 1981 v Tunisia) – 17 years 343 days
Moldova: Ion Testemițanu (2 July 1991 v Georgia) – 17 years 65 days
Montenegro: Aleksandar Boljević (17 November 2013 v Luxembourg) – 17 years 340 days
Netherlands: Jan van Breda Kolff (2 April 1911 v Belgium) – 17 years 74 days
Northern Ireland: Samuel Johnston (18 February 1882 v England*) – 15 years 154 days
Norway: Martin Ødegaard (27 August 2014 v United Arab Emirates) – 15 years 253 days

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Norway's Martin Ødegaard

Poland: Włodzimierz Lubański (4 September 1963 v Norway) – 16 years 188 days
Portugal: José Maria Gralha (18 December 1921 v Spain) – 16 years 279 days
Republic of Ireland: Jimmy Holmes (30 May 1971 v Austria) – 17 years 200 days
Romania: Cristian Manea (31 May 2014 v Albania) – 16 years 295 days
Russia:
Igor Akinfeev (28 April 2004 v Norway) – 18 years 20 days

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Russia's Igor Akinfeev

San Marino: Fabio Tomassini (31 March 2015 v Liechetnstein) – 19 years 54 days
Scotland: John Lambie (20 March 1886 v Ireland) – 17 years 92 days
Serbia:
Andrija Živković (11 October 2013 v Japan) – 17 years 92 days
Slovakia: František Vysocký (27 August 1939 v Germany) – 18 years 10 days
Slovenia: Petar Stojanović (18 November 2014 v Columbia) – 19 years 41 days
Spain: Ángel Zubieta (26 April 1936 v Czechoslovakia) – 17 years 284 days
Sweden: Rudolf Kock (29 May 1919 v Finland) – 17 years 334 days
Switzerland: Alessandro Frigerio (6 March 1932 v Germany) – 17 years 112 days
Turkey:
Nuri Şahin (8 October 2005 v Germany) – 17 years 33 days
Ukraine:
Serhiy Rebrov (27 June 1992 v United States) – 18 years 24 days
Wales: Harry Wilson (15 October 2013 v Belgium) – 16 years 207 days

*As Ireland

Last updated: 31/03/16 16.47CET

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