Jude Bellingham, Wayne Rooney, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford: the 20 youngest players to win England caps

Dortmund teenager became third youngest Three Lions player after coming on as subsitute against Republic of Ireland

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Jude Bellingham entered the England record books when the midfielder appeared as a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland.

The Borussia Dortmund teenager became England's third-youngest full international at 17 years and 137 days when he replaced Chelsea's Mason Mount at Wembley.

Only Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney have earned their first cap earlier, with the former holding the record at playing for Sven-Goran Eriksson's side at the tender age of 17 years 74 days in 2006.

"We wanted to give Jude Bellingham 20 minutes or so to give him a feel of it," said England manager Gareth Southgate after the match on Thursday.

"He was nervous at the start, it's a huge occasion to come with the team at his age and be as mature as he has been with us.

"You saw as it developed he settled and got into the game. That's the experience we wanted to give him."

In the picture gallery above, we take a look at the 20 youngest players to make their England debuts since the Second World War. To view the next image, click on the arrows or just swipe.

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