Who are the youngest players to have appeared and scored at a EURO? We are providing you a complete list of youngest players and goalkeeper which have played in previous Euro Cup matches and finals. Euro 2021 fans can book Wales Vs Switzerland Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Youngest player to appear
Jetro Willems (18 years and 71 days)
The Rotterdam-brought into the world full-back was stun incorporation in Bert van Maarwijk’s crew for UEFA EURO 2012, since he was in his first season at PSV.
Willems played in all three of the Netherlands’ games, breaking Enzo Scifo’s 28-year-old record in the Oranje’s opener against Denmark on 9 June.
Youngest goalkeeper to appear
Jose Angel Iribar (21 years and 108 days)
More youthful goalkeepers have been remembered for EURO crews – Iker Casillas at UEFA EURO 2000 and Igor Akinfeev at UEFA EURO 2004 – yet Iribar set the imprint as the most youthful guardian in Spain’s 2-1 win against Hungary on 17 June 1964. Four days later he was the EURO’s youngest winning goalkeeper, as his side beat the USSR 2-1.
Youngest player to score
Johan Vonlanthen (18 years and 141 days)
The young midfielder made his finals debut at UEFA EURO 2004, on the day Wayne Rooney became the youngest scorer in EURO history with two goals against his Switzerland team. Vonlanthen took that record for himself by scoring against France four days after the fact, a 3-1 destruction on 21 June.
Youngest player to appear in a final
Renato Sanches (18 years and 328 days)
Having come to UEFA EURO 2016 fresh from joining Bayern from Benfica, midfielder Renato Sanches had a reputation to live up to. He did so, showing tigerish determination to force his way into the first team, and appearing in Portugal’s shock final win against hosts France.
Youngest player to score in a final
Pietro Anastasi (20 years and 63 days)
Anastasi’s right-footed volley from outside the box doubled Italy’s advantage against Yugoslavia in 1968 final in Rome and made the striker the youngest EURO final scorer ever. He was renowned for being the world’s most expensive player when he joined Juventus from Varese in 1968.
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