Renato Sanches becomes third-youngest EURO scorer


Renato Sanches has become the third-youngest player to score at a EURO finals after hitting Portugal’s equaliser in their quarter-final against Poland.

The midfielder, who will join Bayern München from Benfica after the tournament, marked his first senior international start with his first goal. He becomes the eighth teenager to find the net at a EURO and the first since 2004, when Johan Vonlanthen, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo all found the net.

Sanches is also the youngest player to score a EURO knockout goal.

EURO’s goalscoring teenagers
18yrs 141 days: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland 1-3 France, 21/06/04)
18yrs 237 days: Wayne Rooney (England 3-0 Switzerland, 17/06/04)
18yrs 317 days: Renato Sanches (Poland 1-1 Portugal (3-5 pens), 30/06/16)
19yrs 107 days: Dragan Stojković (France 3-2 Yugoslavia, 19/06/84)
19yrs 129 days: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal 1-2 Greece, 12/06/04)
19yrs 182 days: Ferenc Bene (Hungary 3-1 Denmark, 20/06/64)
19yrs 268 days: Cristian Chivu (England 2-3 Romania, 20/06/00)
19yrs 352 days: Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands 1-4 England, 18/06/96)

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