Wayne Rooney grew to become a world-beater, whereas Theo Walcott did not reside as much as the hype… Kobbie Mainoo is about to be the 14th male participant this century to make his England debut earlier than turning 19, however how did the opposite 13 fare? TERMAN WEBSITE

Kobbie Mainoo’s meteoric rise continued on Tuesday when he was known as as much as the England senior squad for the primary time by Gareth Southgate.

Having initially been not noted final week, the Manchester United midfielder obtained his promotion from the Underneath-21s after starring in his facet’s dramatic 4-3 FA Cup win towards Liverpool on Sunday.

Ought to he play towards Brazil or Belgium within the coming days, Mainoo would turn into simply the 14th male participant this century to make his England debut earlier than turning 19.

However how did the opposite 13 gamers earlier than him fare?

Mail Sport has taken a take a look at these starlets and whether or not they went on to shine or in the event that they fell quick on the highest stage after bursting onto the worldwide stage. 

Kobbie Mainoo received his first call-up to the England senior squad on Tuesday

Kobbie Mainoo obtained his first call-up to the England senior squad on Tuesday

Gareth Southgate promoted Mainoo from the Under-21s, despite the midfielder not turning 19 until next month

Gareth Southgate promoted Mainoo from the Underneath-21s, regardless of the midfielder not turning 19 till subsequent month

Theo Walcott – England debut at 17 years, two months and 14 days

Walcott was a shock inclusion in England’s 2006 World Cup squad, having by no means beforehand performed within the Premier League.

He did sufficient to catch Sven-Goran Eriksson’s eye at Southampton, and was chosen for the match in Germany, turning into England’s youngest-ever male debutant in a warm-up pleasant towards Hungary.

However he didn’t play a single minute in Germany, and went on to by no means function at a World Cup after being snubbed in 2010 after which lacking out as a result of damage 4 years later.

Walcott spent 12 years at Arsenal and earned 47 worldwide caps, however solely scored eight targets for his nation, with three of these coming in a single sport throughout a 4-1 win towards Croatia in 2008.

After being considered as one of the thrilling prospects England has ever produced, Walcott did not reside as much as the hype in the long run. He completed his profession again at Southampton, retiring final yr after being launched by the Saints. 

Theo Walcott made his debut at 17 but struggled to live up to the hype and never played at a World Cup

Theo Walcott made his debut at 17 however struggled to reside as much as the hype and by no means performed at a World Cup

Wayne Rooney – England debut at 17 years, three months and 19 days  

Rooney introduced himself by scoring a surprising winner for Everton towards Arsenal simply days earlier than his seventeenth birthday in October 2002. 4 months later, England got here calling.

He immediately checked out dwelling on the worldwide stage, regardless of England dropping 3-1 to Australia on his debut. Simply over a yr later, Rooney scored 4 targets at Euro 2004 and was picked up by Manchester United that summer season.

It shortly grew to become obvious that he was among the finest gamers on the planet, though his lack of targets at future tournaments led to some criticism from followers.

Nonetheless, the numbers communicate for themselves. Rooney is England males’s second-highest goalscorer of all time with 53 – having been overtaken by Harry Kane final yr – and is his nation’s most-capped outfield participant having made 120 appearances for the Three Lions.

There haven’t been many higher gamers to tug on the England jersey over time. 

Wayne Rooney was handed his debut at 17 and went on to become the nation's most-capped men's player

Wayne Rooney was handed his debut at 17 and went on to turn into the nation’s most-capped males’s participant

Jude Bellingham – England debut at 17 years, 4 months and 14 days 

Bellingham is properly on the way in which to emulating Rooney, and will even surpass his achievements for England.

He began for his hometown membership Birmingham Metropolis simply days after his sixteenth birthday in August 2019, and was picked up by German giants Borussia Dortmund a yr later.

In November 2020, the midfielder was handed his England debut in a 3-0 pleasant win towards Republic of Eire. 

He has solely gone from power to power since then, and is now at Actual Madrid the place he has scored 20 targets in his maiden season.

Bellingham already has 27 caps and he doesn’t flip 21 till June. He is among the first names on the England teamsheet, and if he continues to progress at his present price he’ll smash all information.

Jude Bellingham made his senior debut as a 17-year-old in a 3-0 win against Republic of Ireland

Jude Bellingham made his senior debut as a 17-year-old in a 3-0 win towards Republic of Eire

Bellingham is now one of the first names on the teamsheet, and is still only 20 years old

Bellingham is now one of many first names on the teamsheet, and continues to be solely 20 years outdated

Raheem Sterling – England debut at 17 years, 11 months and 6 days  

Sterling appeared the true deal as quickly as he moved into Liverpool’s first staff squad, and he made his England bow in November 2012.

The Three Lions misplaced 4-2 to Sweden that evening in a sport largely remembered for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unbelievable bicycle-kick aim from 30 yards out.

Sterling was unable to take centre stage on that event, however he grew to become a key participant underneath Roy Hodgson after which Southgate.

He has not at all times been appreciated by England followers, with some turning on him throughout Euro 2016, whereas his ending was additionally questioned on the 2018 World Cup. 

However he thrived at Euro 2020, scoring three targets as England reached the ultimate earlier than dropping to Italy on penalties. He has 82 caps and 20 targets to his title, however appears to be like unlikely so as to add to these tallies any time quickly, having not featured for his nation since December 2022.  

Sterling has 82 caps after making his England bow in 2012, but is currently out of favour

Sterling has 82 caps after making his England bow in 2012, however is at the moment out of favour

Callum Hudson-Odoi – England debut at 18 years, 4 months and 15 days  

Hudson-Odoi emerged as a serious prospect at Chelsea earlier than he had even turned 18, and was linked with a swap to Bayern Munich.

The Blues managed to maintain maintain of him and he received his first England cap throughout a 5-0 victory towards Czech Republic in March 2019.

However he struggled to kick on after that as a result of accidents and inconsistent kind, and has solely performed thrice for England, that means he’s nonetheless in a position to swap allegiances to Ghana, who he qualifies to play for by way of his mother and father.

After a yr on mortgage at Bayer Leverkusen, Hudson-Odoi was bought to Nottingham Forest final summer season.

He has not made an England squad in over 4 years, and is a way down the pecking order because of the nationwide facet’s wealth of expertise in large areas.  

Callum Hudson-Odoi played in a 5-0 thrashing of Czech Republic in 2019, but has only made two appearances for England since

Callum Hudson-Odoi performed in a 5-0 thrashing of Czech Republic in 2019, however has solely made two appearances for England since

Micah Richards – England debut at 18 years, 4 months and 22 days  

Richards grew to become England’s youngest-ever defender in 2006 and is glad to remind everybody that he ‘burst onto the scene’ as a youngster.

He definitely was seen as an enormous prospect when he broke into the Man Metropolis staff, and he was rewarded along with his first England cap in a 1-1 draw towards the Netherlands.

Richards starred in Metropolis’s 2011-12 title-winning season, and likewise lifted the FA Cup and Carabao Cup throughout his time on the membership, however his worldwide profession by no means took off.

He was typically left taking part in second fiddle to Glen Johnson at proper again, and solely received 13 caps in complete.

His taking part in profession was curtailed by a knee damage, forcing him to retire at simply 31, and he now works as a pundit for a number of broadcasters. 

Micah Richards became England's youngest defender in 2006 as he played against the Netherlands

Micah Richards grew to become England’s youngest defender in 2006 as he performed towards the Netherlands

Jadon Sancho – England debut at 18 years, six months and 17 days  

Sancho left England as a youngster to maneuver to Borussia Dortmund and it paid off as he started to shine right away, resulting in him gaining worldwide recognition.

His debut was a quite forgettable affair as England drew 0-0 in Croatia in October 2018, nevertheless it was nonetheless clear England had a particular expertise on their palms.

Sancho continued to thrive at Dortmund and was snapped up by Manchester United for £73m in 2021 after a prolonged pursuit, and it appeared a digital certainty that he could be successful at Previous Trafford.

However his time at United has proved disastrous. He did not hit the identical heights he reached at Dortmund in his first season with the Crimson Devils, took an prolonged break in his second to concentrate on his psychological well being, and was exiled from the primary staff earlier this time period following a public fall-out with supervisor Erik ten Hag.

He was loaned again to Dortmund in January and has began to point out indicators of his outdated kind after netting an important aim of their last-16 Champions League conflict with PSV Eindhoven. However he has not performed for England for 3 years, and has little or no probability of constructing Southgate’s Euro 2024 squad. 

Sancho came into the England setup in 2018, but is currently out of the picture after a disastrous spell at Man United

Sancho got here into the England setup in 2018, however is at the moment out of the image after a disastrous spell at Man United

Marcus Rashford – England debut at 18 years, six months and 26 days  

Rashford scored on his debut for Manchester United in a number of competitions, and he continued the pattern when he stepped onto the pitch for the primary time in an England shirt in Could 2016.

The Crimson Devils ahead scored simply three minutes into his debut in a 2-1 win towards Australia, cementing his spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad that summer season.

Rashford continues to be solely 26, however has performed at 4 main tournaments for England, and is prone to make that 5 at Euro 2024.

Some have questioned whether or not he deserves a spot in Southgate’s squad after an underwhelming marketing campaign at United that has seen him rating simply eight targets, however he has retained the religion of the England boss.

His report of 17 targets in 59 video games is a modest one for somebody along with his expertise, however he nonetheless has loads of time to enhance these numbers over the approaching years.  

Marcus Rashford scored on his debut in 2016 and now has over 50 caps for England

Marcus Rashford scored on his debut in 2016 and now has over 50 caps for England

Jack Wilshere – England debut at 18 years, seven months and 10 days  

Followers will at all times keep in mind Wilshere’s excellent show towards Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona facet in 2011, however he really made his England debut six months earlier in a 2-1 win towards Hungary.

Wilshere possessed a uncommon skillset that allowed him to face out from the remaining as he glided previous opposition gamers with ease, and he appeared set to be a everlasting fixture in England’s midfield for a decade.

Sadly, his profession was derailed by one damage after one other, leaving everybody questioning what might need been.

He nonetheless performed 34 instances for England, however that determine might have simply been tripled if he had managed to remain match.

Wilshere continues to be solely 32, however retired two years in the past, and has now gone again to Arsenal the place he’s teaching the membership’s Underneath-18s. 

Jack Wilshere looked certain to be an England regular for years, but injuries curtailed his career

Jack Wilshere appeared sure to be an England common for years, however accidents curtailed his profession

Luke Shaw – England debut at 18 years, seven months and 21 days  

Shaw made his England debut 10 years in the past this month in a 1-0 win towards Denmark and was taken to the 2014 World Cup after a powerful season at Southampton.

Manchester United swooped in to signal him that summer season, and he’s nonetheless at Previous Trafford, however he has endured a stop-start profession as a result of a number of damage setbacks.

The complete again broke his leg in 2015, and has battled with health points all through his time at United.

Consequently, he has solely obtained 31 caps for England, however he was Southgate’s first-choice left again at Euro 2020 and the final World Cup.

He’s at the moment sidelined once more and going through a race towards time to be match for the Euros, but when he’s accessible, count on Southgate to throw him straight again into his staff this summer season. 

Luke Shaw has also battled with injuries, and is facing a race against time to be ready for Euro 2024

Luke Shaw has additionally battled with accidents, and is going through a race towards time to be prepared for Euro 2024

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – England debut at 18 years, 9 months and 11 days  

Oxlade-Chamberlain was a breathe of contemporary air throughout a fairly dire interval for the nationwide staff, and timed his rise to perfection as he made his debut within the lead-up to Euro 2012.

His directness and fearless perspective made him a serious menace, and he appeared destined for a protracted and profitable worldwide profession.

However he’s not the primary participant on this listing to battle with accidents. He was arguably simply reaching his peak in his first season at Liverpool in 2017-18 when he suffered a big knee damage.

That ended his hopes of taking part in on the World Cup in Russia, and he solely made three additional appearances for England.

Seven targets in 35 matches does to not justice to the expertise Oxlade-Chamberlain possessed, and it seems unlikely he will likely be seen on the worldwide stage once more. He now performs for Turkish outfit Besiktas after leaving Anfield final summer season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was viewed as a major talent, but had his progress stalled by injuries and is now playing in Turkey

Oxlade-Chamberlain was considered as a serious expertise, however had his progress stalled by accidents and is now taking part in in Turkey

Mason Greenwood – England debut at 18 years, 11 months and 5 days  

Greenwood appeared instead in a 1-0 win towards Iceland in September 2020, however it’s in all probability a weekend he would quite neglect after he was despatched dwelling together with Phil Foden for bringing Icelandic ladies again to the staff resort when Covid-19 restrictions had been in place.

He would have anticipated to get one other probability with the nationwide staff, nevertheless it hasn’t materialised after he was arrested on a number of prices, together with tried rape, in January 2022. He was suspended by Manchester United whereas the investigation was ongoing.

The fees had been dropped final February, however United and Greenwood mutually determined that it will be finest for the ahead to recommence his profession away from Previous Trafford.

Greenwood is at the moment on a season-long mortgage at Spanish facet Getafe, and has eight targets and 5 assists this time period.

United’s new part-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has left the door open for Greenwood to probably return to the membership this summer season, and the staff’s gamers are reportedly open to the thought as properly, however Southgate has dominated him out of rivalry for Euro 2024.  

Mason Greenwood has not played for England since his debut against Iceland in 2020

Mason Greenwood has not performed for England since his debut towards Iceland in 2020

Rico Lewis – England debut at 18 years, 11 months and 30 days  

Manchester Metropolis’s Lewis is the newest participant on this listing to make his debut, and it got here only a day earlier than he turned 19.

The versatile teenager was drafted into the facet to play at left again and put in a person of the match show, regardless of gifting away a penalty in a 1-1 draw with North Macedonia final November.

Lewis is small in stature however has held his personal at arguably one of the best membership in Europe and didn’t look out of his depth when he stepped in for England.

He has discovered sport time laborious to come back by on the Etihad Stadium in latest months, however his potential to cowl a number of positions might make him an asset throughout the remaining run-in as Metropolis look to win successive Trebles.

This summer season’s Euros might come a contact too quickly for him, however he appears to be like prone to be handed extra possibilities to impress within the years to come back. 

Rico Lewis delivered a man of the match display on his debut, but is not in Southgate's current squad

Rico Lewis delivered a person of the match show on his debut, however will not be in Southgate’s present squad

Can Mainoo turn into England’s subsequent famous person? 

The 13-player listing highlights combined levels of success for England’s younger stars within the twenty first century.

There’s loads of pleasure surrounding Mainoo for the time being, however can he reside as much as and even exceed expectations?

Mainoo has thrived in the big games for Man United, and could become a superstar if he can stay injury-free

Mainoo has thrived within the huge video games for Man United, and will turn into a famous person if he can keep injury-free

The 18-year-old, who turns 19 subsequent month, has already proven he can deal with the large events by starring towards Liverpool, scoring a last-minute winner at Wolves and thriving within the Champions League.

This has proven Southgate that it’s definitely worth the gamble of throwing Mainoo in when he’s nonetheless within the infancy of his senior profession.

Steering away from accidents is significant for Mainoo’s growth, because the likes of Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain can attest to. Mainoo missed the opening months of this season with an ankle drawback, and must keep away from any extra bodily setbacks.

But when he can keep injury-free and proceed to realize helpful expertise at United and with England, there isn’t any purpose why he cannot turn into a famous person for the Three Lions. 


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