Three more records are in front of Yamal


Spain’s 16-year-old Lamine Yamal is one of the few young and talented footballers to watch at the ongoing Euro Championships in Germany. In his first match against Croatia, he became the youngest player to play in the Euros. Barcelona’s young forward has three more records in front of him.

After making his debut in September last year, this footballer who developed in Barcelona’s youth academy has already played 12 matches for the national team and scored two goals. He played 38 matches in Barcelona’s senior team and scored 5 goals. Despite playing 5 matches in Euro, this young Turk has not yet seen a goal.

The 16-year-old forward proved his worth in the Barcelona jersey last season. Has also established himself as an essential player for Barcelona. He became the youngest player in the national team jersey to score in European Championship qualification.

Poland’s Kozlowski broke the record in Spain’s first match against Croatia in the Euro Championship. He played in the 2021 Euro Championship at the age of 17 years and 246 days.

Last season, Yamal became the youngest player to score a goal in a Barcelona jersey. He was then 16 years and 2 months old. If he scores at the Euros, Yamal will become the youngest player to score in the competition’s history. The current record holder is Yohan Volnanthen of Switzerland. He scored in the Euro Championship in 2004 at the age of 18 years and 140 days.

If Spain reach the final and Yamal plays in that match, he will become the youngest player to play in a Euro Championship final. The final will be on July 14. Yamal will turn 17 the day before that. Earlier, Portugal’s Renato Sanchez set a record as the youngest footballer to play in the final. He played the final at the age of 18 years and 11 months.

Naturally, if Yamal plays in the final and scores, he will become the youngest player in Euro history to score in a final. Italy’s Pierto Anastasi scored the goal in the 1968 Euro Championship final at the age of 20 years and 68 days.

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