| France (1st title)|
39 (2.79 per match)
| 16 February – 12 October|
8 (from 1 confederation)
The 1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, which spanned two years (1986–88), had 30 entrants. The Republic of Ireland competed for the first time. France U-21s won the competition.
The 30 national teams were divided into eight groups (six groups of 4 + two groups of 3). The group winners played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis until the winner was decided. There was no finals tournament or third-place playoff.
1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Wikipedia
See 1988 UEFA European Under-21 Championship squads5 goals
Pagonis Vakalopoulos (playing against Czechoslovakia)
Franck Silvestre (playing against England)