New Delhi:The Euro 2020 is all set to start with Turkey taking on Italy in the opening match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Friday (June 11) night. To mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament, UEFA, the governing body that organises the tournament has decided that in place of a single host, the entire tournament will be hosted in multiple countries.
The 24 team tournament will take place from June 11 to July 11 with Wembley Stadium in London hosting the semi-finals and final.
Just like any other tournament, there are a number of records that are waiting to be broken once the tournament kicks off.
All-time top goalscorer
The record of scoring the most goals in the tournament belongs to French legend and former UEFA President Michel Platini who has nine strikes to his name.
However, his record is in danger of being broken by Cristiano Ronaldo who also has nine strikes to his name.
Furthermore, Platini’s compatriot Antoine Grizeman also has six goals to his name all of which were scored in the previous Euro in 2016 and another campaign like the last one could see him go past Paltini.
Johan Vonlanthen of Switzerland currently holds this record when he scored at the Euro 2004 at the age of 18 years and 141 days. This record can be broken by Kacper Kozlowski of Poland or the England wonder-kid Jude Bellingham who are both 17-year-olds currently.
Most ever appearance in Euros
Cristiano Ronaldo will break this record when he takes the field as he will become the only player in history to play across five different editions of Euros right back to 2004.
Ronaldo already holds the record of playing most matches (21) at the finals.
Youngest player to appear at the finals
The record is currently held by Netherlands’ Jetro Willems but can be broken by both Jude Bellingham and Kacper Kozlowski whenever they take the field.
However, in case both take the field the record would belong to Kozlowski who is 109 days younger than Bellingham.