Champions League is one of the most prestigious tournaments in Europe with most players seeing it as a forum to prove their worth among the world’s best.
In the sport, there have been a lot of English players who have shone over the past years and with Mason Greenwood netting a goal in Man United’s 5-0 triumph over RB Leipzig earlier in the week, we take a look at some of the youngest English goal scorers in the league.
- Phil Foden-18 years, 9 months, 12 days
The Manchester City midfielder, whose close relationship with Greenwood landed them in some hot soup with the England national team last month, is the fourth-youngest English player to score a Champions League goal.
He netted his first goal in the competition during City’s victory over Schalke in March 2019.
- Jack Wilshere-18 years, 9 months, 17 days
During his days at Arsenal, Wilshere was one of the best young talents England had. The player who just left West Ham after terminating his contract with the club became the youngest league debutant in the history of Arsenal and scored his first Champions League goal during a 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010.
- Theo Walcott-18 years, 7 months, 7 days
Another player from Arsenal who shone in his heydays. The North London club set a series of records with a thumping victory over Slavia Prague in October 2007, a fixture that saw Theo Walcott eclipse Wayne Rooney to become England’s youngest ever Champions League goalscorer.
Walcott scored twice as the Gunners closed in on a place in the knockout stages with a 7-0 victory at the Emirates, equalling the record for biggest winning margin in a Champions League fixture at that time.
- Jadon Sancho – 18 years, 6 months, 29 days
The player who had been tipped to join Manchester United in the summer has been a revelation for Dortmund since joining them in 2017 from Man City.
He scored his first Champions League goal during a 4-0 thrashing of Atletico Madrid after coming off the bench to tap home from Achraf Hakimi’s cross.
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 18 years, 1 Month, 13 days
England’s youngest ever Champions League goal scorer is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who found the net for Arsenal against Olympiakos just a little more than a month after his 18th birthday.