Phil Foden: Man City star enters Guinness world records for being youngest-ever EPL winner

Phil Foden: Man City star enters Guinness world records for being youngest-ever EPL winner

- Phil Foden has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records 2020 as the youngest player to win the Premier League

- The City youngster now has two EPL winners' medals and the 2017 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year winner's achievement

- Foden has made 42 appearances for City, netting eight goals and lifting seven trophies so far

Phil Foden has claimed a spot in the Guinness World Records 2020 after emerging the youngest player to win the Premier League.

At the age of 17 years and 350 days, Foden came in as a late sub on the final day against Southampton on May 2018, to see off former City and Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy to the record.

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Initially, the U17 World Cup winner did not receive a winners' medal when the trophy ceremony took place, no thanks for not featuring against Huddersfield and Brighton.

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However, he completed his fifth appearance late on at St Mary’s; with Man City's 1-0 win enough to see them crowned Premier League champions as the only side to record over 100 points.

At the last count, Foden now has two Premier League winners' medals and the 2017 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year winner's achievement, with more awards expected in the years ahead.

"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,” Foden was quoted as saying after being recognised as a world record holder.

Meanwhile, Foden, who has made 42 appearances for his City, netting eight goals and lifting seven trophies insists he wants to play regularly at City, with a target a second World Cup with England in the years ahead.

"My immediate target is to keep winning with City and play regularly,” Foden was quoted as saying to Guinness World Records website.

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"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.”

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Interestingly, other football stars that are included in the upcoming Guinness World Records include Foden's City 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).

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