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Elliott threatens Briggs record as youngest player

13 Apr 2019
Harvey Elliott, FULEVE

Fulham midfielder named on bench for Everton match at age of 16 years and nine days

A Premier League record of almost 12 years is under threat after Fulham named Harvey Elliott among their substitutes for the match against Everton.

If he had been introduced by caretaker manager Scott Parker in the 2-0 win, Elliott would have become the youngest player to feature in the Premier League at 16 years and nine days.

The record is currently held by another Fulham player, Matthew Briggs, who made his Premier League debut aged 16 years and 68 days against Middlesbrough in May 2007.

With less than a month of the season remaining, Elliott will still break the record if he features in any of Fulham's remaining four fixtures.

He made his senior debut as a substitute in a 3-1 win over Millwall in the EFL Cup last September aged just 15 years and 174 days.

Premier League's youngest players
Player Club Age of debut Date of debut
Matthew Briggs Fulham 16y 68d 13/05/07
Isaiah Brown West Brom 16y 117d 04/05/13
Aaron Lennon Leeds  16y 129d 23/08/03 
Jose Baxter Everton 16y 191d 16/08/08 
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy Aston Villa 16y 198d 14/03/15
Gary McSheffrey Coventry 16y 198d 27/02/99 
Reece Oxford West Ham 16y 236d 09/08/15
Jack Robinson Liverpool 16y 250d 09/05/10
Jack Wilshere Arsenal 16y 256d 13/09/08 
Mark Platts Sheff Wed 16y 263d 10/02/96
Angel Gomes Man Utd 16y 263d 21/05/17

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