Seven teenagers will find themselves on a plane to Poland/Ukraine this week. The youngest of the bunch is Dutchman Jetro Willems, who will be 18 years and 70 days on the opening day of Euro 2012 (8 June 2012). We have made a list of the seven teenagers picked to a Euro 2012 squad. Youngest [...]
Looking at age structures of Euro 2012 squads, two figures stand out in our humble opinion. A staggering 14 players in Germany’s squad are between 20 and 25 years old. Portugal are sending only three players in their thirties, but this generation of Portuguese players may age quite soon.
Twenty-two of the 368 players selected in a Euro 2012 squad will celebrate their birthday at some point in the tournament. Eight of them can actually play – or score – on their birthday. We have built a little birthday calendar and we have highlighted all the birthday boys that can actually play on their [...]