Who was the youngest player to play in the world cup finals?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Norman Whiteside of NORTHERN IRELAND was the youngest player to play in the World Cup. he was 17 years 41 days old when he appeared on his debut against YUGOSLAVIA at the 1982 FIFA World Cup 1st round Group 5 on 17 June 1982.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It was Norman Whiteside .Raised in North Belfast, Whiteside became United's youngest player since Duncan Edwards when he made his debut as a forward in the 1981-82 season. The following year, he appeared in both the League Cup and FA Cup finals and became the youngest player to score in both, winning the FA Cup in the process by beating Brighton & Hove Albion.

    Whiteside broke Pelé's record as the youngest player to appear in a World Cup, when he debuted for Northern Ireland aged 17 years and 41 days at España 82. He started all five of his country's matches, including the historic 1-0 win over Spain. The opening game against Yugoslavia in Zaragoza was his international debut; he received a yellow card in the second half.

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  • 3 years ago

    Theo Walcott, 17 365 days previous from Arsenal is the youngest participant to be picked for the 2006 international Cup. the place have you ever been? whilst he replaced into picked the tale replaced into unfold everywhere in the tabloids and television. He has a lot to tutor yet, being an Arsenal fan, i've got faith he would be outstanding!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristian Zaccardo, Alberto Gilardino

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pelé (in Brazil, vs. Sweden, 1958 FIFA World Cup). He was 17 years and 249 days.

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  • 1 decade ago

    England's Theo Walcott was 17

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  • 1 decade ago

    Theo Walcott age seventeen

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pele

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  • 1 decade ago

    Walcott famously didn't actually play

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  • 1 decade ago

    that honour belong to norman whiteside.

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