Phil Foden Has Been Included In The Guinness World Records 2020
Phil Foden has earned himself a place in the Guinness World Records 2020 for being the youngest player to win the Premier League.
In May 2018, aged 17 years and 350 days, the boyhood City fan knocked former City and Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy off his perch to take the record when he came on as a late substitute on the final day against Southampton.
The Under 17 World Cup winner did not feature from the bench in home games against Huddersfield and Brighton and was initially not given a winners' medal when the trophy ceremony took place.
But he received his all-important fifth appearance late on at St Mary's, where City's last-gasp 1-0 win saw them become the only side to record 100 points in a Premier League campaign.
Foden got his hands on the first of two Premier League winners' medals and now the 2017 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year winner's achievement has been commemorated further.
Anything is possible :raised_hands:- Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) October 24, 2019
Youngest Player to win the @premierleague, and he comes from Stockport :smirk:
Buzzing with this one, thank you @GWR :trophy::earth_africa::books: pic.twitter.com/oZf8yBapzZ
Phil Foden is in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the youngest football player to win the Premier League.
[via @GWR] pic.twitter.com/e2K0MmOqIv
- Man City ' Superbia (@SuperbiaProeIia) October 24, 2019
Commenting on being a world record holder, Foden said: "I'm over the moon with this. Didn't really know until someone else told me! It's nice to be recognised and cool to say I've got a world record."
Having been with City since he was six, the pint-sized Stockport midfielder has now made 42 appearances for his beloved club, scoring eight goals and lifting seven trophies.
City since I can remember...Started going to the Etihad with my mum every weekend, singing Blue Moon from the stands like every other fan...:blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/uUAHODUvY7
- Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) December 10, 2018
He signed a contract extension until 2024 at the end of last year and manager Pep Guardiola has gone on record to stress that Foden will not be going anywhere and wouldn't even be sold if an offer of 500 million euros came in.
For now, Foden's focus is on becoming a regular at City but the England Under 21 international has dreams of winning a second World Cup with England in the future.
"My immediate target is to keep winning with City and play regularly," he told the Guinness World Records website.
"Beyond that who knows: having won the U17 World Cup it gave me that buzz and made me hungrier for more. To win it again with the first team would be the best. We've got a talented generation of players and there's no reason we can't make the most of it.
Other footballers in the upcoming Guinness World Records include Foden's teammate Sergio Aguero (joint most hat-tricks), Kylian Mbappe (youngest Ballon d'Or nominee) Joao Felix (youngest player to score a Europa League hat-trick), Lionel Messi (most La Liga goals in a season) and Shane Long (fastest Premier League goal).