Fulham brought on a 15-year-old in the League Cup and made everyone feel old
He was born when?
Plenty of fans attending Fulham’s game against Millwall in the League Cup were made to feel that little bit older when 15-year-old Harvey Elliott entered the field of play.
The Cottagers’ midfielder was born in April 2003, making him 15 years and 174 days old, breaking the Fulham record for youngest player by some distance.
To put that in context, you have to be 23 or under at the start of the season to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
That means Elliott will have until the 2026/27 season to try to win it.
Fulham have got a 15-year-old on the bench tonight - Harvey Elliott. Makes Ryan Sessegnon look like a veteran in comparison.— Richard Cawley (@RichCawleySLP) September 25, 2018
Ryan Sessegnon, 18, no longer looks the youthful prospect he once did.
Feeling old in this job part 89: Fulham have named Harvey Elliott on their bench v Millwall tonight. He's 15 yrs 174 days #ffc— David Hytner (@DaveHytner) September 25, 2018
If Harvey Elliott makes an appearance tonight he will comfortably be Fulham's youngest ever player at 15 years and 174 days. Matthew Briggs (16 years 65 days) the current holder of that honour— Ryan O'Donovan (@R_O_Donovan) September 25, 2018
Indeed, Elliott was eventually brought on as a substitute to break the club record for youngest player, joining the contest with Fulham 3-1 up.
Harvey Elliott is on the pitch for Fulham. He is ... 15.— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) September 25, 2018
My beard is nearly as old as Harvey Elliott.....— Neil (@wewonitonetime) September 25, 2018
Quite the night for the teenager, who will have a story to tell his classmates.