UEFA Euro 2020

Kacper Kozlowski becomes youngest player to ever feature at European Championships

Max Cooper
Another record breaker
Another record breaker / Boris Streubel/Getty Images
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The record for the youngest ever player to feature at the European Championships has been broken for a second time this tournament, after Poland star Kacper Kozlowski, aged 17 years, eight months and three days, took to the field on Saturday night.

The teenager came on as a substitute in the 55th minute for the Biało-czerwoni, helping his nation gain their first point of the competition with a creditable 1-1 draw against Spain.

And in doing so, Kozlowski wrote himself into the tournament's history books, becoming the youngest player to ever feature in the European Championships.

At 17 years and eight months, the Pogoń Szczecin starlet comfortably takes the record, which had already been broken earlier in the competition by England wonderkid Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund star, aged 17 years and 345 days, was introduced as a late substitute in the Three Lions' 1-0 victory over Croatia on 13 June, claiming the record for himself.

Kozlowski is the new owner of that specific title, as he continues to attract attention from all over Europe. The teenager has been described as the 'Polish Pogba' for his classy yet authoritative midfield presence, and he is believed to be on Manchester United's radar.

Ferran Torres, Kacper Kozlowski
Kozlowski made history with his performance against Spain / David Ramos/Getty Images

He will be hoping to make more of an impact at Euro 2020, as Poland's point earned against Spain leaves them in with a shout of reaching the knockout stages. They currently sit bottom of the group with only one point, but thanks to the possibility of three teams qualifying from Group E, there is still plenty to play for in their final clash with Sweden.

Poland will face Sweden on Wednesday, in what will be a decisive fixture.

Kozlowski is also part of 90min's Our 21's series, selecting the most promising and exciting youngsters at Euro 2020 this summer.

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