Where Hudson-Odoi ranks among England’s youngest debutants…

Date published: Saturday 23rd March 2019 3:47

Callum Hudson-Odoi came off the bench against Czech Republic on Friday night to break the top five youngest England debutants since 1966.

It seems a lot more faith is placed in youth in the modern day. There were only eight teenage debutants in the 34 years between winning the World Cup and 2000. There have been 22 in the 19 years since…

England teenage debutants since 1966 ranked by age upon first senior appearance

30) Jermaine Jenas (Newcastle)
Age: 19 years, 359 days
Debut v Australia, February 12, 2003

29) Nick Pickering (Sunderland)
Age: 19 years, 319 days
Debut v Australia, June 19, 1983

28) Lee Sharpe (Manchester United)
Age: 19 years, 304 days
Debut v Republic of Ireland, March 27, 1991

27) Michael Carrick (West Ham)
Age: 19 years, 301 days
Debut v Mexico, May 25, 2001

26) Ross Barkley (Everton)
Age: 19 years, 275 days
Debut v Moldova, September 6, 2013

25) Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Age: 19 years, 243 days
Debut v Costa Rica, 7 June 7, 2018

24) Phil Jones (Manchester United)
Age: 19 years, 228 days
Debut v Montenegro, October 7, 2011

23) Calum Chambers (Arsenal)
Age: 19 years, 226 days
Debut v Norway, September 3, 2014

22) John Barnes (Watford)
Age: 19 years, 202 days
Debut v Northern Ireland, May 28, 1983

21) Joe Cole (West Ham)
Age: 19 years, 198 days
Debut v Mexico, May 25, 2001

20) Wes Brown (Manchester United)
Age: 19 years, 197 days
Debut v Hungary, April 28, 1999

19) Dele Alli (Tottenham)
Age: 19 years, 181 days
Debut v Estonia, October 9, 2015

18) Jack Butland (Stoke)
Age: 19 years, 158 days
Debut v Italy, August 15, 2012

17) Jonathan Woodgate (Leeds United)
Age: 19 years, 138 days
Debut v Bulgaria, June 9, 1999

16) Phil Neville (Manchester United)
Age: 19 years, 123 days
Debut v China, May 23, 1996

15) Gareth Barry (Aston Villa)
Age: 19 years, 98 days
Debut v Ukraine, May 31, 2000

14) Glen Johnson (Chelsea)
Age: 19 years, 85 days
Debut v Denmark, November 16, 2003

13) Aaron Lennon (Tottenham)
Age: 19 years, 48 days
Debut v Jamaica, June 2, 2006

12) Rio Ferdinand (West Ham)
Age: 19 years, 8 days
Debut v Cameroon, November 15, 1997

11) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
Age: 18 years, 285 days
Debut v Norway, May 26, 2012

10) Luke Shaw (Southampton)
Age: 18 years, 236 days
Debut v Denmark, March 5, 2014

9) Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Age: 18 years, 222 days
Debut v Hungary, August 11, 2010

8) Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Age: 18 years, 209 days
Debut v Australia, May 27, 2016

7) Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Age: 18 years, 201 days
Debut v Croatia, October 12, 2018

6) Micah Richards
Age: 18 years, 144 days
Debut v Holland, November 15, 2006

5) Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
Age: 18 years, 135 days
Debut v Czech Republic, March 22, 2019

4) Michael Owen (Liverpool)
Age: 18 years, 59 days
Debut v Chile, February 11, 1998

3) Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
Age: 17 years, 342 days
Debut v Sweden, November 14, 2012

2) Wayne Rooney (Everton)
Age: 17 years, 111 days
Debut v Australia, February 12, 2003

1) Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Age: 17 years, 75 days
Debut v Hungary, May 30, 2006.

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