Five memorable moments at EURO U 21 finals



Thu, 29 Jun 2017 - 08:22 GMT


Thu, 29 Jun 2017 - 08:22 GMT

Andrea Pirlo named the best player in 2000 tournament – Courtesy of UEFA Official Website

Andrea Pirlo named the best player in 2000 tournament – Courtesy of UEFA Official Website

CAIRO – 29 June 2017: Spain meets Germany at the UEFA European Under-21 (U-21) Championship final on June 30, both teams’ players have shown their qualities during the tournament and will do their best to win the title.

Many great players have won the UEFA European U-21 Championships, they were young and this competition was a great achievement for them at that age.

In this article we will talk about the best five contributions from great players at previous finals.

5 – Andrea Pirlo, 2000

Andera Pirlo, Italian midfielder, had an amazing performance with Italy in 2000 at the UEFA European U-21 Championship.
Pirlo led his team to the title scoring 3 goals including twice at the final against Czech Republic, he was the top goal-scorer and the best player in the tournament.

4- Petr Cech, 2002

Petr Cech, Czech goalkeeper, was the key player of his team in the tournament. His performance at the final against France, still in the football fans Memory, he saved three penalties in the penalty shootout securing the title for his team.
He was the best player in the tournament.

3- Klass Huntelaar, 2006

Klass Jan Huntelaar, Dutch striker, scored four goals including twice against Ukraine at the final of the competition.
He was the best player at the competition and his performance during the tournament promoted him to the Dutch senior team.

2- Mesut Özil, 2009

Mesut Özil, German winger, was part of the German side that won the competition in 2009. This German team had many players who would win the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Özil scored the second goal 4-0 winning against England at the final; he was named man of the match.

1- Thiago Alcantara, 2013

Thiago Alcantara, Spanish midfielder, won the competition twice in 2011 and 2013 and he played a major role in both titles. Alcantara scored the second goal on a 2-0 winning against Switzerland at the 2011 final; he also scored three goals on a 4-0 winning against Italy at the 2013 final.

He was named the best player at 2013 competition.

The UEFA European U-21 Championship has had many great moments and we are hoping for more in the final this Friday.



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