Euro 2016 Countdown: Oldest, Youngest, Tallest And Shortest Players In Euro 2016

This is the first edition of the Euro nation tournament for men that would have 24 nations. The Euro tournament used to be 16 nations, before this development. Interestingly the 24 nations that would be gathered in France for the event have also come with significant and interesting facts for fans and readers to think about, Sports Intelligence explores uefa.com facts sheets.

AGES (averages as of 1 June)

  • Youngest players

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Marcus Rashford enjoys his first England goal last month

1 Marcus Rashford (FW, England) – born 31/10/1997
2 Renato Sanches (MF, Portugal) – born 18/08/1997
3 Emre Mor (FW, Turkey) – born 24/07/1997

All-time: Jetro Willems (Netherlands v Denmark 2012) 18 years 71 days
Youngest scorer: Johan Vonlanthen (Switzerland v France 2004) 18 years 141 days

  • Oldest players

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Gábor Király, a potential record-breaker

1 Gábor Király (GK, Hungary) – born 01/04/1976
2 Shay Given (GK, Republic of Ireland) – born 20/04/1976
3 Gianluigi Buffon (GK, Italy) – born 28/01/1978

Ricardo Carvalho (DF, Portugal, born 18/05/1978) is oldest outfield player at 2016 finals
Király or Given could become first 40-year-old to appear at EURO; current record 39 years 91 days – Lothar Matthäus (Germany v Portugal, 2000)

All-time oldest scorer: Ivica Vastić (Austria v Poland, 2008) 38 years 257 days

  • Youngest average age

25.39 – England (3 players 21 or under)
25.43 – Germany (3 players 21 or under)
25.57 – Switzerland (4 players 21 or under – joint most with Croatia)
25.91 – Belgium (3 players 21 or under)
26.30 – Turkey (2 players 21 or under)

  • Oldest average age

29.39 – Republic of Ireland (11 players 30 or over)
28.83 – Russia (9 players 30 or over)
28.70 – Czech Republic (11 players 30 or over)
28.43 – Slovakia (11 players 30 or over)
28.43 – Italy (9 players 30 or over)

  • Most teenage players

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Breel Embolo, one of Switzerland’s three teenagers

3 – Switzerland
1 – Portugal, Ukraine, France, Poland, Turkey, Croatia, England

  • Most players 35 or over

3 – Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland
2 – Hungary, Italy, Romania, Spain, Ukraine
1 – Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Russia

HEIGHTS/WEIGHTS

  • Tallest players

2.03m – Costel Pantimillion (Romania, GK)
2.01m – Fraser Forster (England, GK)
2.01m – Lovre Kalinić (Croatia, GK)
2.00m – Andreas Isaksson (Sweden, GK)

  • Shortest players

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Lorenzo Insigne, the shortest player in France

1.63m – Lorenzo Insigne (Italy, FW)
1.65m – Jamie Ward (Northern Ireland, MF)
1.67m – Pedro Rodríguez (Spain, FW)

  • Average heights

1.86m – Sweden
1.85m – Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland
1.84m – Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine
1.83m – England, Italy, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Russia
1.82m – Albania, France, Romania
1.81m – Portugal, Turkey, Wales
1.80m – Spain

  • Average weights

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Germany bring bulk to the finals

80.30kg – Germany
80.17kg – Sweden
79.70kg – Switzerland
79.43kg – Hungary
79.17kg – Austria
78.87kg – Croatia
78.52kg – Iceland
78.35kg – Czech Republic
77.78kg – Belgium
77.74kg – Poland
77.70kg – Republic of Ireland
77.70kg – Slovakia
77.48kg – Russia
77.00kg – Italy
76.91kg – France
76.78kg – Northern Ireland
76.09kg – Romania
75.70kg – Wales
75.65kg – Albania
75.61kg – Portugal
75.35kg – Ukraine
75.17kg – England
74.35kg – Spain
74.30kg – Turkey

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  1. Reply Post By ogechi_odoekwu

    Euro 2016 promises to be fantastic

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