Phil Foden (born 28 May 2000) is an English footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Manchester City.
Joined Manchester City with an already rapidly growing reputation.
Won Man City’s 2016-17 Young Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year Awards.
Named on the bench for the Champions League game against Celtic in December 2016.
Reported in June 2017 that he would play a more active role in the Man City first team for the 2017-18 season.
Started against rivals Manchester United on City’s pre-season tour of America. Impressed manager Pep Guardiola who said his performance was “another level”
Made his first team debut in November 2017 against Feyenoord, became the fourth youngest English player to make an appearance in the Champions League at 17 years and 177 days.
Made his first start against Shaktar in December 2017, becoming the youngest Englishman to start a Champions League match, breaking former Chelsea player Josh McEachran’s record and the first player born in the year 2000 to start a match in Europe’s top-level club competition.
Came on as substitute against Tottenham the following week, making him Manchester City’s third youngest player in Premier League history.
Won the 2018 League Cup, coming on as a substitute.
Has represented England at Under-15 to Under-18’s level.
Scored in the final of the 2017 European Under-17 Championship as England lost on penalties to Spain.
Won the 2017 Under-17 World Cup and was named best player, winning the Golden Ball award and scoring two goals in the final.
Named the 2017 BBC Young Sports Personality of the year.
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