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Spain starlet Lamine Yamal becomes youngest player to play in UEFA Euro

Spain starlet Lamine Yamal becomes youngest player to play in UEFA Euro

The record for the youngest scorer in the European Championship still belongs to Switzerland’s Johan Vonlanthen, who was 18 years and 141 days old when he scored against France in Euro 2004

As he took to the field in the Spain vs Croatia EURO 2024 game at the Olympstadion Berlina, Lamine Yamal became the youngest player to ever play in the UEFA Euro Cup. At just 16 years, 11 months, and 2 days old, Yamal will shatter the record previously set by Poland’s Kacper Kozlowski, who played at the last European Championship at 17 years and 246 days old..

Yamal has had a fantastic start to his international career since making his debut late last year under Luis De La Fuente, with two goals and two assists in six matches. Yamal became the youngest player to score for Spain in a 7-1 defeat of Georgia in the European Qualifiers, and he appears to be a lock for the right-winger position at Euro 2024.

Youngest players to play in UEFA Euro Cup

PlayerNationYearAge
Lamine YamalSpain202416 years and 338 days
Kacper KozlowskiPoland202117 years and 246 days
Jude BellinghamEngland202117 years and 349 days
Jetro WillemsNetherlands201218 years and 71 days
Enzo ScifoBelgium198418 years and 115 days
Jamal MusialaGermany202118 years and 117 days
Valeri BojinovBulgaria200418 years and 122 days
Johan VonlanthenSwitzerland200418 years and 141 days
PedriSpain202118 years and 201 days
Marcus RashfordEngland201618 years and 229 days

Who are the youngest player in UEFA Euro 2024?

Lamine Yamal is also the youngest player in the EURO 2024. Following him is France’s Warren Zaïre-Emery, an 18-year-old midfielder from Paris Saint-Germain, known for his composure and tactical acumen.

RankPlayer NameCountryAge (as of June 14, 2024)Club
1Lamine YamalSpain16 years, 11 months & 1 dayBarcelona
2Warren Zaïre-EmeryFrance18 years, 3 months & 6 daysParis Saint-Germain
3Leo SauerSlovakia18 years, 5 months & 29 daysFeyenoord
4Semih KiliçsoyTurkey18 years, 9 months & 30 daysFenerbahçe
5Gabriel SiguaGeorgia18 years 11 months 15 daysFC Basel
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