Philip Walter Foden is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. Foden's breakthrough into professional football came in 2017 when he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball award following England's successful Under-17 World Cup campaign. He made his debut for City during the same year and in December was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. Foden has since made over 100 appearances for the club, winning eight honours including becoming the youngest recipient of a Premier League winners' medal. In 2019, he won a second Premier League and became the club's youngest-ever goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League, and is the youngest English player to both start a match and score in the knockout stages of the competition. Foden has represented England at many youth levels, scoring 19 goals in 51 youth caps.
Midfield phenom who made his first senior appearance with Manchester City during the 2017 International Champions Cup against Manchester United. He was first called up to the squad when he was only 16.
He started playing for the team as a young boy, joining Man City's U9 squad.
He competed in England's Under-17 division and went on to play in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
He is from England. He and his longterm partner Rebecca had a son named Ronnie in January 2019.
He earned praise from coach Pep Guardiola after his first senior game with Man City.
People educated at St Bede's College, Manchester