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Every nation's youngest EURO appearance-maker and scorer

Who are the youngest players to have played and scored for the EURO 2024 contenders at a EURO finals?

Lamine Yamal takes the acclaim after becoming Spain's youngest EURO player – and the youngest of any nation
Lamine Yamal takes the acclaim after becoming Spain's youngest EURO player – and the youngest of any nation UEFA via Getty Images

Poland's Kacper Kozłowski is the youngest player to appear at a EURO, taking to the pitch against Spain on 19 June 2021 aged 17 years 246 days.

Who are the youngest players to impress for all the EURO contenders?

Albania

Youngest player: Mario Mitaj, 20 years 314 days (vs Italy, EURO 2024)
Youngest scorer: Armando Sadiku, 25 years 23 days (vs Romania, EURO 2016)

Austria

Youngest player: Sebastian Prödl, 20 years 353 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2008)
Youngest scorer: Christoph Baumgartner, 21 years 324 days (vs Ukraine, EURO 2020)

Belgium

Youngest player: Enzo Scifo, 18 years 115 days (vs Yugoslavia, EURO '84)
Youngest scorer: Emile Mpenza, 21 years 342 days (vs Sweden, EURO 2000)

Belgium's Enzo Scifo at EURO '84
Belgium's Enzo Scifo at EURO '84Icon Sport via Getty Images

Croatia

Youngest player: Ivan Rakitić, 20 years 94 days (vs Germany, EURO 2008)
Youngest scorer: Luka Modrić, 22 years 273 dats (vs Austria, EURO 2008)

Czechia

Youngest player: Adam Hložek, 18 years 324 days (vs Scotland, EURO 2020)
Youngest scorer: Milan Baroš, 22 years 231 days (vs Latvia, EURO 2004)

Denmark

Youngest player: Michael Laudrup, 19 years 363 days (vs France, EURO '84)
Youngest scorer: Mikkel Damsgaard, 20 years 353 days (vs Russia, EURO 2020)

Denmark's Michael Laudrup at EURO '84
Denmark's Michael Laudrup at EURO '84Icon Sport via Getty Images

England

Youngest player: Jude Bellingham, 17 years 349 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2020)
Youngest scorer: Wayne Rooney, 18 years 237 days (vs Switzerland, EURO 2004)

France

Youngest player: Kingsley Coman, 19 years 363 days (vs Romania, EURO 2016)
Youngest scorer: Bruno Bellone, 22 years 105 days (vs Spain, EURO '84)

France's Kingsley Coman against Romania at EURO 2016
France's Kingsley Coman against Romania at EURO 2016Getty Images

Georgia

Youngest player: N/A
Youngest scorer: N/A

Germany

Youngest player: Lukas Podolski, 19 years 19 days (vs Czech Republic, EURO 2004)
Youngest scorer: Florian Wirtz, 21 years 42 days (vs Scotland, EURO 2024)

Hungary

Youngest player: Zoltán Varga, 19 years 171 days (vs Spain, EURO '64)
Youngest scorer: Ferenc Bene, 19 years 183 days (vs Spain, EURO '64)

Italy

Youngest player: Paolo Maldini, 19 years 350 days (vs West Germany, EURO '88)
Youngest scorer: Pietro Anastasi, 20 years 64 days (vs Yugoslavia, EURO '68)

Paolo Maldini (left) in action against West Germany at EURO '88
Paolo Maldini (left) in action against West Germany at EURO '88Bob Thomas Sports Photography vi

Netherlands

Youngest player: Jetro Willems, 18 years 71 days (vs Denmark, EURO 2012)
Youngest scorer: Patrick Kluivert, 19 years 353 days (vs England, EURO '96)

Poland

Youngest player: Kacper Kozłowski, 17 years 246 days (vs Spain, EURO 2020)
Youngest scorer: Arkadiusz Milik, 22 years 105 days (vs Northern Ireland, EURO 2016)

Portugal

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Youngest player: Renato Sanches, 18 years 301 days (vs Iceland, EURO 2016)
Youngest scorer: Renato Sanches, 18 years 317 days (vs Poland, EURO 2016)

Romania

Youngest player: Gheorghe Hagi, 19 years 130 days (vs Spain, EURO '84)
Youngest scorer: Cristian Chivu, 19 years 238 days (vs England, EURO 2000)

Scotland

Youngest player: Nathan Patterson, 19 years 279 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2020)
Youngest scorer: Gary McAllister, 27 years 176 days (vs Commonwealth of Independent States, EURO '92)

Serbia

Youngest player: Dragan Stojković, 19 years 102 days (vs Belgium, EURO '84)
Youngest scorer: Dragan Stojković, 19 years 108 days (vs France, EURO '84)

Slovakia

Youngest player: Tomáš Suslov, 19 years 7 days (vs Poland, EURO 2020)
Youngest scorer: Ondrej Duda, 21 years 189 days (vs Wales, EURO 2016)

Ondrej Duda after scoring against Wales at EURO 2016
Ondrej Duda after scoring against Wales at EURO 2016Getty Images

Slovenia

Youngest player: Milenko Ačimovič, 23 years 119 days (vs Yugoslavia, EURO 2000)
Youngest scorer: Miran Pavlin, 28 years 249 days (vs Yugoslavia, EURO 2000)

Spain

Youngest player: Lamine Yamal, 16 years 338 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2024)
Youngest scorer: Cesc Fàbregas, 21 years 37 days (vs Russia, EURO 2008)

Switzerland

Youngest player: Johan Vonlanthen, 18 years 137 days (vs England, EURO 2004)
Youngest scorer: Johan Vonlanthen, 18 years 141 days (vs France, EURO 2004)

Johan Vonlanthen after scoring against France at EURO 2004
Johan Vonlanthen after scoring against France at EURO 2004AFP via Getty Images

Türkiye

Youngest player: Emre Mor, 18 years 324 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2016)
Youngest scorer: Ozan Tufan, 21 years 90 days (vs Czech Republic, EURO 2016)

Ukraine

Youngest player: Illia Zabarnyi, 18 years 285 days (vs Netherlands, EURO 2020)
Youngest scorer: Artem Dovbyk, 24 years 8 days (vs Sweden, EURO 2020)

Ukraine's Illia Zabarnyi (No13) in action against the Netherlands at EURO 2020
Ukraine's Illia Zabarnyi (No13) in action against the Netherlands at EURO 2020Getty Images
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