Some say that the English Premier League is the most prestigious football league in Europe or even the entire world. Barclays currently sponsors the league, hence the name, Barclays Premier League. Now, in the course of the season, we have seen several teams fielding their young talents and this has been a phenomenon that has brought excitement to the game. In this youngest Premier League player rankings, we have listed the five youngest players to be used in the 2019/2020 season. Find out which stars made it to first-team football, for which club, and at what age.
1. Harvey Elliott
Harvey Elliot is the youngest player to be used in the 2019/2020 BPL season, having featured in The Reds’ 2-0 win against Sheffield United. The young lad was introduced during extra time, replacing Salah. At the time, he was aged 16 years 8 months and 29 days. The right-winger also holds the record for the youngest ever Premier League player, having featured for Fulham against Wolves in 2019 when he was 16 years and 30 days old. The Liverpool sensational has a great future under Klopp and has earned the trust of the German tactician.
2. Troy Parrott
Second, in this list of the youngest players in the Premier League is Troy Parrott. The Irish forward who plies his trade with Tottenham Hotspurs was called to action at the age of 17 years 10 months 3 days in the 5-0 thrashing of Burnley. The centre forward came in at the 85th minute, replacing Dele Alli. Just recently, Parrot signed a three and a half year deal with the North London club. While the presence of Harry Kane and a few other hotshots could be a hindrance to first-team football, his versatility will surely come to his rescue.
3. Mason Greenwood
One of the biggest talents in European football is Mason Greenwood, the lethal Manchester United centre forward. The England international earned his first BPL call up when he was just 17 years 10 months 11 days. He came in for Marcus Rashford in the 86th minute in one of the most exciting matches of the season, where Chelsea took a 4-0 beating at Old Trafford. The clinical teenager has already bagged 5 Premier League goals in the 2019/2020 season, giving the likes of Rashford, Anthony Martial, and the rest a run for their money.
4. Bukayo Saka
Another great talent we have seen this season is Bukayo Saka, the English youngster who made his debut in the BPL aged 18 years and 17 days. The teen was included in the starting team against Aston Villa and even though he came off at the start of the second half, he showed great potential. With Arsenal faced with injuries in the left-back position, Saka was deployed to defence and his performances were astounding. Today, he is one of the favourites at the Emirates and he’s among the players on the radar of several European clubs.
5. Brandon Pierrick
At number 5 in this list is Brandon Pierrick, who made his debut in the Premier League at the age of 18 years and 22 days. The England midfielder was introduced in the 83rd minute as a tactical substitution in Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City. While he has not featured in any other Premier League match, it’s worthy to note his contribution to the equalizing goal during that match. With time, the youngster should make it into the starting eleven considering his exploits at the Crystal Palace U18 team before signing up for his pro contract.
6. Gabriel Martinelli
Arsenal’s wunderkind Gabriel Martinelli comes in at 6th, having debuted in the Premier League at 18 years 1 month 24 days in a 1-0 loss to Newcastle. Even though he had a slow start, the Brazilian forward has picked up great form under new manager Mikel Arteta and has three goals this season. One of his best moments is when he tore the Chelsea defence, netting The Gunners’ equalizer after a 67-yard direct sprint. The teenager was Arsenal’s ‘Player of the Month’ in October and has attracted attention from some of the top European clubs, including Real Madrid.
The above are just some of the youngest players in the 2019/2020 Premier League season, but there are several other worthy mentions. Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour is 7th in this list of the youngest Premier League player rankings, having featured at 18 years 2 months 20 days. He’s followed by fellow Chelsea players Faustino Anjorin and Armando Broja, who debuted at the age of 18 years 3 months 14 days and 18 years 5 months 27 days. Closing the list is Manchester United’s James Garner who debuted at 18 years 7 months 14 days