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Philip Walter Foden (born 28 May 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the English under-21 national team.

Phil Foden
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Foden playing for Manchester City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Philip Walter Foden[1]
Date of birth (2000-05-28) 28 May 2000 (age 18)[2]
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 47
Youth career
2009–2017 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Manchester City 11 (0)
National team
2015–2016 England U16 8 (2)
2016–2017 England U17 23 (11)
2017– England U18 2 (1)
2018– England U19 3 (1)
2018– England U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:50, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:37, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

After he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017, Foden received significant media coverage.

On 17 December 2017, Foden was named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

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Club careerEdit

Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester and a boyhood supporter of Manchester City,[4] he joined at the age of eight and signed his Academy scholarship in July 2016.[5] He was privately educated at St Bede's College, with his tuition fees being paid for by Manchester City.[6][7] On 6 December 2016, City head coach Pep Guardiola included Foden in the matchday squad for the Champions League group stage match with Celtic; he was an unused substitute in the 1–1 home draw.[8]

Guardiola said of Foden: "It’s dangerous to say good things about young players because they are still young, and they have to grow and they have to learn many, many things … But we have a lot of confidence to help him, because we believe he is a guy who has potential, even if he’s not strong, he’s not tall … I think he has absolutely good potential to be helped, and that is what we do."[9]

In July 2017, Foden was included in Manchester City's squad for the club's pre-season tour of the United States, where he performed impressively in a 0–2 loss to Manchester United[10] and also started in a 4–1 win over Real Madrid.[11] Guardiola stated after the Manchester United match: "It’s a long time since I saw something like this. His performance was another level. He’s 17-years-old, he’s a City player, he grew up in the academy, he loves the club, he’s a City fan and for us he’s a gift."[12]

After making several appearances on the bench at the start of the 2017–18 season, Foden made his Manchester City debut on 21 November 2017 in a Champions League game against Feyenoord, coming on in the 75th minute for Yaya Touré. He became the fourth youngest English player to make an appearance in the Champions League (17 years 177 days).[13] On 6 December 2017, Foden set a record for the youngest English player (17 years, 192 days) to start in a Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk in a 2–1 defeat. He made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a 4–1 win against Tottenham Hotspur on 16 December 2017, appearing at the 83rd minute for İlkay Gündoğan.[14]

On 25 February 2018, Foden featured as a late substitute for Sergio Agüero in the EFL Cup Final, helping City secure a 3–0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.[15]

On 13 May 2018, Foden became the youngest ever player to receive a Premier League winner's medal.[16]

Foden was part of the City's starting line-up for the FA Community Shield, on 5 August 2018, and played a total of 75 minutes as well as assisting Sergio Agüero's first goal of the game in the first half, in a 2–0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, marking Foden's third winners' medal of the calendar year.[17]

On 25 September 2018, Foden provided an assist to Riyad Mahrez and later scored his debut senior goal in injury time to secure City a 3–0 away win against Oxford United in the third round of the EFL Cup.[18]

International careerEdit

Foden is an England youth international, currently playing for the U18 team. In May 2017, he scored in the final of the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship as the England under-17s suffered a penalty defeat at the hands of Spain.[19]

In October of the same year, Foden gained widespread press attention after scoring twice in the final of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, also against Spain, as England won the competition. He was named as the best player of the tournament.[20]

He won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award in 2017 where he also gained some widespread press attention and significant media coverage.[21][9][22]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 11 November 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2016–17[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[24] Premier League 5 0 0 0 2 0 3[a] 0 10 0
2018–19[25] Premier League 6 0 0 0 2 1 1[a] 0 1[b] 0 10 1
Career total 11 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 1 0 20 1
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish retained lists". Premier League. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ "P. Foden: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 Under-17 World Cup squad lists" (PDF). FIFA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. ^ "City Starlet Foden: Silva's My Idol". Manchester City. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Manchester City U18's Phil Foden profile". Manchester City. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  6. ^ Ducker, James (3 August 2018). "Phil Foden may have gone from ballboy to 'Pep Guardiola's lad', but Man City's local hero remains firmly grounded". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ Pollard, Rob (11 May 2016). "Pivotal Man City moment that helped shape Blues' vision for their next generation". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ McNulty, Phil (6 December 2016). "Manchester City 1–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b Lee, Sam (28 October 2017). "Phil Foden: Who Is England's 17-Year Old World Cup Hero?". Goal. Perform Group. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  10. ^ Handler, Paul (21 July 2017). "Guardiola: Foden display 'Another level'". Manchester City. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  11. ^ Clayton, David (27 July 2017). "City 4 Real Madrid 1". Manchester City. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Foden display 'another level'". Manchester City. 21 July 2017.
  13. ^ Dawkes, Phil (21 November 2017). "Manchester City 1–0 Feyenoord". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  14. ^ McNulty, Phil (16 December 2017). "Manchester City 4–1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  15. ^ a b McNulty, Phil (25 February 2018). "Arsenal 0–3 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  16. ^ Fay, Richard (13 May 2018). "Man City fans loved seeing Phil Foden make Premier League history". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  17. ^ a b Bevan, Chris (5 August 2018). "Chelsea 0–2 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  18. ^ McNulty, Phil (25 September 2018). "Oxford United 0–3 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Young Lions Beaten on Penalties in UEFA EURO U17 Championship Final". The Football Association. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  20. ^ "England win Under-17 World Cup as Phil Foden inspires incredible comeback victory over Spain". The Independent. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  21. ^ "England Win Under-17 World Cup as Phil Foden Inspires Incredible Comeback Victory over Spain". The Independent. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Foden Scores England's Fifth to Seal U17 World Cup". BBC Sport. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Phil Foden in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Games played by Phil Foden in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Games played by Phil Foden in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  26. ^ "Phil Foden: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Technical Report – Team of the Tournament". UEFA. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  28. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 – Awards". FIFA. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  29. ^ "BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Footballer Phil Foden wins". BBC Sport. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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