Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has become the youngest player in England history to win his first cap in a competitive match.
Gareth Southgate saw his team thrash Czech Republic 5-0 on Friday evening as the teenager came off the bench to make history.
The previous holder of the record was a footballer who is regarded as one of the best Manchester United players of all-time.
Duncan Edwards tragically lost his life due to injuries sustained in the Munich air disaster but had been one of the brightest talents in English football.
A member of the Busby Babes team, lead by Sir Matt Busby, the versatile defender made his England debut in a British Home Championship match against Scotland at the age of 18 years and 183 days, according to Opta.
Hudson-Odoi was 18 years and 135 days old when he came on against Czech Republic despite having not started a Premier League game for his club.
“We’ve got competition for places and I think attacking players mature very young, and they can go in very young,” said Southgate.
“So it’s not an issue to play them, and really we’ve found another player that we really liked [in Hudson-Odoi].
“We weren’t certain he’d be able to adapt to this level, and we’re a bit fortunate in finding him – in that we probably wouldn’t have done that in this camp, we’d have given him a bit longer in the under-21s.
“But already he’s proved in this environment that he can more than cope.”
Hudson-Odoi has been linked with a move away from Chelsea and Bayern Munich actively pursued the exciting youngster during the January transfer window.
Manchester United have also been named as suitors in the transfer rumour mill, with the Wandsworth-born winger’s contract up in 2020.
The Blues may have to consider selling the teenager for a fee in the summer to stave off the threat of losing him for free next year if they cannot get him to commit to a new deal.