Hackford becomes Sheffield United's youngest Premier League player

Antwoine Hackford becomes Sheffield United’s youngest EVER Premier League player after coming on against Crystal Palace at the age of 16 years and 288 days… and he is the first player born in 2004 to feature in the top flight!

  • Antoine Hackford became Sheffield United’s youngest Premier League player 
  • The forward, aged 16 years and 288 days, was brought on against Crystal Palace 
  • Hackford also became the first player born in 2004 to play in the Premier League

Antoine Hackford became Sheffield United’s youngest ever Premier League player when he made his debut in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.

The talented young forward entered the fray in the 80th minute at Selhurst Park and had a shot saved. 

Hackford has the honour of being Sheffield United’s youngest ever Premier League player. 

Antoine Hackford became Sheffield United’s youngest Premier League player on Saturday

In addition, the prospect became the first player born in 2004 to play in the English top flight.

Hackford, who featured at the age of 16 years and 288 days, is Sheffield United’s second youngest player overall behind Louis Reed, who was aged 16 years and 257 days when he played in League One in 2014. 

Chris Wilder named the talented youngster on the bench with a host of players unavailable

Louis Reed remains Sheffield United’s youngest ever player at the age of 16 years and 257 days

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder only named six substitutes, with his squad having been ravaged by injuries and illness. 

A fast and skilful player, Hackford will now be hoping for further opportunities.

Hackford has been capped by England at Under-15 and Under-16 levels, while he is also eligible to represent Trinidad & Tobago.

Sheffield United’s defeat means that they have taken just two points from 17 games so far this season. 




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