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Every nation's youngest EURO appearance-maker

Who are the youngest players to have featured for their countries at a EURO finals?

Pedri became Spain's youngest player at a EURO in their 2020 meeting with Sweden
Pedri became Spain's youngest player at a EURO in their 2020 meeting with Sweden UEFA via Getty Images

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

The majority of the EURO 2020 contenders have already fielded teenagers at a final tournament, as UEFA.com discovers.

EURO: Great teenage performances


Austria

Sebastian Prödl, 20 years and 353 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2008)

Belgium

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

Enzo Scifo, 18 years and 115 days (vs Yugoslavia, EURO '84 )

Croatia

Ivan Rakitić, 20 years and 94 days (vs Germany, EURO 2008)

Czech Republic

Tomáš Rosický, 19 years and 251 days (vs Netherlands, EURO 2000)

Denmark

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

Michael Laudrup, 19 years and 363 days (vs France, EURO '84)

England

Jude Bellingham, 17 years and 349 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2020)

Finland

Marcus Forss, 21 years and 359 days (vs Denmark, EURO 2020)

France

Kingsley Coman, 19 years and 363 days (vs Romania, EURO 2016)

Germany

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

Lukas Podolski, 19 years and 19 days (vs Czech Republic, EURO 2004)

Hungary

Zoltán Varga, 19 years and 171 days (vs Spain, EURO '64)

Italy

Paolo Maldini, 19 years and 350 days (vs West Germany, EURO '88)

Netherlands

Jetro Willems, 18 years and 71 days (vs Denmark, EURO 2012)

North Macedonia

Eljif Elmas, 21 years and 262 days (vs Austria, EURO 2020)

Poland

Kacper Kozłowski, 17 years and 246 days (vs Spain, EURO 2020)

Portugal

Watch brilliant Sanches strike for Portugal at EURO 2016
Watch brilliant Sanches strike for Portugal at EURO 2016

Renato Sanches, 18 years and 301 days (vs Iceland, EURO 2016)

Russia

Anatoly Baidachny, 19 years and 261 days (vs Hungary, EURO '72)

Scotland

Duncan Ferguson, 20 years and 168 days (vs Netherlands, EURO '92)

Slovakia

Milan Škriniar, 21 years and 130 days (vs England, EURO 2016)

Spain

Pedri, 18 years and 201 days (vs Sweden, EURO 2020)

Sweden

Patrik Andersson, 20 years and 297 days (vs France, EURO '92)

Switzerland

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

Johan Vonlanthen, 18 years and 137 days (vs England, EURO 2004)

Turkey

Emre Mor, 18 years and 324 days (vs Croatia, EURO 2016)

Ukraine

Illia Zabarnyi, 18 years and 285 days (vs Netherlands, EURO 2020)

Wales

Ethan Ampadu, 20 years and 271 days (vs Switzerland, EURO 2020)

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