Euro 2024

July 9, 2024

Lamine Yamal, 16, becomes youngest European Championship goalscorer

Lamine Yamal, 16, becomes youngest European Championship goalscorer

Spain’s forward #19 Lamine Yamal celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2024 semi-final football match between Spain and France at the Munich Football Arena in Munich on July 9, 2024. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

Spain’s Lamine Yamal became the youngest goalscorer in European Championship history at the age of 16 years and 362 days in Tuesday’s semi-final against France in Munich.

The Barcelona winger curled in a sensational shot from 25 metres to break the previous record for youngest scorer set by Switzerland’s Johan Vonlanthen, who was 18 years and 141 days old when he scored at Euro 2004.

The winner of the tie will meet the winner of tomorrow semi-final between England and the Netherlands in Sunday’s final.