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Nedim Bajrami scores fastest goal in UEFA Euro, finds net within 22 seconds during Italy vs Albania

Nedim Bajrami scores fastest goal in UEFA Euro, finds net within 22 seconds during Italy vs Albania

Dmitri Kirichenko formerly held this record. His goal for Russia against Greece in Euro 2004 came only 65 seconds into the game

Albania’s Nedim Bajrami scored the fastest goal in the history of the UEFA Euro Cup as he found the net within 22 seconds during the Italy vs Albania Euro 2024 game. The record was previously held by Dmitri Kirichenko.

Nedim Bajrami scores fastest goal in UEFA Euros

Italy made a defensive error, as Nedim Bajrami pounced on the ball inside the penalty area. He struck his foot at it, and the ball flew beyond Donnarumma. Nedim Bajrami therefore made history by scoring the quickest goal in the UEFA European Championship.

Dmitri Kirichenko formerly held this record. He only played one UEFA European Championship games, but he made it count with a quickfire goal against Greece in Euro 2004. His goal for Russia against the eventual tournament champions came only 65 seconds into the game, prodding past Greek goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis.

Fastest Goals in UEFA Euro Cup

PlayerMatchDateYearTime (in seconds)
Nedim BajramiItaly vs Albania16 June202422
Dmitri KirichenkoRussia vs Greece20 June200465
Emil ForsbergSweden vs Poland23 June202182
Yussuf PoulsenDenmark vs Belgium17 June202199
Robert LewandowskiPoland vs Portugal30 June2016100
Luke ShawEngland vs Italy11 July2021117
Robbie BradyRepublic of Ireland vs France26 June2016118
Sergei AleinikovUSSR vs England18 June1988128
Alan ShearerEngland vs Germany26 June1996134
Petr JirácekCzech Republic vs Greece12 June2012134
Michael OwenEngland vs Portugal24 June2004145
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