Croatia star Luka Modric becomes the oldest goal-scorer at a European Championship

AP , Monday 24 Jun 2024

Croatia veteran Luka Modric has scored against Italy to become the oldest goal-scorer ever at a European Championship.

Croatia s Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his side s opening goal during a Group B match betwee
Croatia s Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his side s opening goal during a Group B match between Croatia and Italy at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Leipzig, Germany, Monday, June 24, 2024. AP

 

Modric, who is 38 years, 289 days old, claimed the opening goal on a rebound in the 55th minute, within a minute of having a penalty saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The previous record weas held by Ivica Vastic, who was 38 years, 257 days old when he scored for Austria against Poland at Euro 2008.

Croatia realistically needs to beat Italy to stay in the tournament.

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