UEFA has confirmed that Dmitry Kirichenko’s goal after only 67 seconds was not only the fastest in the tournament — it was also the quickest in tournament history. The Russian scored in his side’s 2-1 victory over Greece.
The previous five quickest goals, all scored in the third minute:
•Sergei Aleinikov, Russia vs England, June 18, 1988
•David Platt, England vs Sweden, June 17, 1992
•Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria vs Sweden, June 13, 1996
•Alan Shearer, England vs Germany, June 26, 1996
•Paul Scholes, England vs Portugal, June 12, 2000