Arp scores quickest U17 EURO finals hat-trick

The record for the fastest hat-trick in a UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals was broken by Germany's Jann-Fiete Arp on the second day of action in Croatia.

Jann-Fiete Arp has left his mark on the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Jann-Fiete Arp has left his mark on the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship ©Sportsfile

Jann-Fiete Arp scored a 13-minute hat-trick – the fastest in UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals history – as Germany began their 2017 campaign in style, defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0.

Christian Wück's side were leading the Group C fixture 2-0 when the Hamburg forward took centre stage, putting the result beyond doubt with goals on 50, 51 and 62 minutes in Kostrena.

It was marginally quicker than the 14-minute treble Denmark's Morten Rasmussen managed in 2002. Rasmussen went on to net five in a 6-0 victory over Finland, taking just 21 minutes to do so. Overall, there have been 16 hat-tricks in U17 EURO finals.

Quickest U17 EURO finals hat-tricks
13 minutes: Jann-Fiete Arp, Germany 5-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 May 2017
14 minutes: Morten Rasmussen, Denmark 6-0 Finland, 29 April 2002
16 minutes: Marc Pedraza, Spain 4-1 Northern Ireland, 9 May 2004
17 minutes: Sebastian Westerhoff, Germany 6-2 Hungary, 30 April 2002

Most goals in a U17 EURO finals game
5 Morten Rasmussen, Denmark 6-0 Finland, 29 April 2002
4 David Rodríguez, Spain 5-2 Austria, 14 May 2003

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