Picture : Dmitri Kirichenko, the fastest goal scorer in EURO !
Fastest goal (final stages): Dmitri Kirichenko
Dmitri Kirichenko (Russia) scored the fastest goal in the history of Euro finals. In the Euro 2004 match against Greece, he scored 1 minute and 7 seconds after kick-off.
Craig Bellamy (Wales) holds the record for qualifying matches. He took just 15 seconds to score in the match vs Azerbaijan (4: 0) on March 29, 2003. (picture).
The fastest goal in Euro final games was scored in 1964 by Chus Pereda (Spain, 5 minutes and 17 seconds after kick-off in the final vs Soviet Union).
In the history of Euro final tournaments, there have also been several cases when a substitute player scored in the first minute of his appearance:
Alessandro Altobelli (Italy, vs Denmark, 1988),
Juan Carlos Valerón (Spain, vs Russia, 2004),
Juan Mata (Spain, vs Italy, 2012),
Ondrej Duda (Slovakia, vs Wales, 2016).
|FASTEST GOALS||(ONLY FINALS)|
|1||Dmitri Kirichenko||Russia||01:07||Greece (2:1)||20/06/2004||Group|
|2||Robert Lewandowski||Poland||01:40||Portugal (1:1)||30/06/2016||Quarter-final|
|3||Robbie Brady||Republic of Ireland||02:00||France (1:2)||26/06/2016||Round of 16|
|4||Sergei Aleinikov||Soviet Union||02:07||England (3:1)||18/06/1988||Group|
|5||Alan Shearer||England||02:14||Germany (1:1)||26/06/1996||Semi-finals|
|6||Petr Jiráček||Czech Republic||02:14||Greece (2:1)||12/06/2012||Group|
|7||Michael Owen||England||02:25||Portugal (2:2)||24/06/2004||Quarter-final|
|8||Hristo Stoichkov||Bulgaria||02:27||Romania (1:0)||13/06/1996||Group|
|9||Paul Scholes||England||02:42||Portugal (2:3)||12/06/2000||Group|