Phil Foden – third Champions League player born this millennium

Manchester City's Phil Foden is only the third player born this millennium to feature in the UEFA Champions League – though he's something of an old stager compared to the competition's youngest ever stars.

Phil Foden in action against Feyenoord
Phil Foden in action against Feyenoord ©AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has become just the third player born this millennium to feature in the UEFA Champions League.

ALL-TIME RECORDS AND STATISTICS

Foden was born on 28 May 2000, meaning he came on for City in their matchday five fixture against Feyenoord at the age of just 17 years and 177 days. His debut comes almost a year to the day since Moise Kean made history for Juventus by becoming the first 2000-born player to figure in the competition. He was just 16 years and 267 days old at the time.

Another Bianconeri youngster, Fabrizio Caligara – born on 12 April 2000 – emulated Kean's feat on matchday one of the current campaign, appearing for the last three minutes of Juve's 3-0 defeat at Barcelona.

Neither the Juve pair nor Foden bother the youngest players in UEFA Champions League history, though the latter – a FIFA U-17 World Cup winner with England last month when he struck twice in the final, as well as one of UEFA.com's ones to watch from the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May – could still become the youngest scorer should he find the net on matchday six.

Céléstine Babayaro in his Anderlecht days
Céléstine Babayaro in his Anderlecht days©Getty Images

The UEFA Champions League's youngest players
Céléstine Babayaro, Anderlecht: 16 years and 87 days (1994)
Alen Halilović, Dinamo Zagreb: 16 years and 128 days (2012)
Youri Tielemans, Anderlecht: 16 years and 148 days (2013)
Charis Mavrais, Panathinaikos: 16 years and 242 days (2010)  
Kenneth Zohore, København: 16 years and 263 days (2010)

The UEFA Champions League's youngest scorers
Peter Ofori-Quaye, Olympiacos: 17 years and 195 days (1997)
Mateo Kovačić, Dinamo Zagreb: 17 years and 216 days (2012)
Cesc Fàbregas, Arsenal: 17 years and 218 days (2004)
Bojan Krkic, Barcelona: 17 years and 218 days (2008)
Martin Klein, Sparta Praha: 17 years and 241 days (2002)

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