Poland starlet Kozlowski breaks Bellingham's Euros record for youngest-ever player just six days after it was set

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Poland starlet Kozlowski breaks Bellingham's Euros record for youngest-ever player just six days after it was set

Less than a week after the Borussia Dortmund man made history, he has been upstaged by the Pogon Szczecin youngster against Spain

Poland midfielder Kacper Kozlowski has broken Jude Bellingham’s record to become the youngest-ever player to feature in the European Championship after taking the field against Spain at Euro 2020.

The 17-year-old, three and a half months younger than the Borussia Dortmund starlet, was a second-half substitute for Paulo Sousa’s side in Seville as they held their hosts to an impressive 1-1 draw at La Cartuja.

It means that the Pogon Szczecin starlet breaks a record that stood for only six days after Bellingham played in England’s tournament opener against Croatia.

What has Kozlowski achieved?

At just 17 years and 246 days, the midfielder has taken the honour of becoming the youngest-ever player to feature at a European Championship.

Brought on for Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich just before the hour mark, he played a mostly defensive game after Robert Lewandowski’s penalty cancelled out Alvaro Morata’s opener for Luis Enrique’s side.

It caps an impressive ascent through the ranks after winning only his first cap in March, in a World Cup qualifying clash with Andorra.