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10 greatest Euro debuts of all time Logo | Slide 1 of 11: Alan Shearer | England | EURO 1996 |30 years of hurt. Football was coming home but hosts England looked set to disappoint once again after opening the competition with a draw against Switzerland. Shearer had struggled for goals with his country, but manager Terry Venables had told him he would start no matter what. Shearer responded with five goals to claim the golden boot in what remains England’s greatest summer since 1966.

The 10 greatest Euro debuts of all time

From Michel Platini and Marco Van Basten to Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, Goal look back at some of the most famous maiden performances at the tournament.

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