Manchester City 17-year-old Phil Foden is the youngster player to ever start in the Champions League for the Citizens

The youngster made his senior debut last month against Feyenoord when he replaced Yaya Toure. PHIL FODEN made Manchester City’s starting line-up on Wednesday for the first time. And his appearance makes him the youngest ever player to start a Champions League clash for the Citizens.


Foden won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017


The 17-year-old is also the youngest player to start a Champions League match for an English club since Cesc Fabregas in 2004. He was named in Pep Guardiola’s line-up ahead of kick-off against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena.

At just 17  years and 192 days old, the Stockport born ace is the youngest English player in history to start a Champions League game. Man City have already secured qualification to the knockout stages of the contest, which allowed the youngster to break into the first team.

The Citizens dominated group F, winning five out of a possible six games. After making several appearances from the bench, Foden made his debut last month during a Champions League clash against Feyenoord.

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He shot to prominence after he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017. Foden scored twice in the final against Spain as the Three Lions won the prolific competition.


The youngster replaced Yaya Toure against Feyenoord last month


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