Who Are the Youngest Players to Score in a FIFA World Cup?


Jude Bellingham has announced himself on the global stage.

The 19-year-old midfielder scored a wonderful curling header off a cross into the box from Manchester United left back Luke Shaw en route to a commanding 6-2 win for England over Iran on Monday.

That goal made the rising Borussia Dortmund star one of the youngest players to score in a FIFA World Cup. 

So, which players are the youngest to do so? Let’s take a look at the top 10:

Who Are the Youngest Players to Score in a FIFA World Cup?

Bellingham, at 19 years and 145 days, is just outside the top 10 youngest scorers in World Cup history, with one very familiar name at the top of the list:

  • Pelé, Brazil: 17 years, 239 days (1958)
  • Manuel Rosas, Mexico: 18 years, 93 days (1930)
  • Michael Owen, England: 18 years, 190 days (1998)
  • Nicolae Kovács, Romania: 18 years, 197 days (1930)
  • Dmitry Sychev, Russia: 18 years, 231 days (2002)
  • Lionel Messi, Argentina: 18 years, 357 days (2006)
  • Julian Green, USA: 19 years, 25 days (2014)
  • Divock Origi, Belgium: 19 years, 65 days (2014)
  • Martin Hoffman, East Germany: 19 years, 88 days (1974)
  • Constantin Stanciu, Romania: 19 years, 92 days (1930)

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