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  • Jlock Jlock Jan 7, 2010 02:47 Flag

    Would Bent have scored.....

    .....and this from: http://www.mehstg.com/homepage.htm (then search for Richard Cooke)

    THFC'S YOUNGEST EUROPEAN DEBUT APPEARANCES

    John Bostock's UEFA Cup substitute appearance at home to Dinamo Zagreb on 6th November 2008 made him the youngest European Spur at the age of 16 years and 295 days.

    He takes his place at the head of a list featuring some top names and just beating his Academy team-mate Ryan Mason, who was 17 years and 167 days old when he came on to replace David Bentley in the away UEFA Cup tie at NEC Nijmegen on 27th November 2008.

    Other teenage European Spurs debutants are ....

    18 years 66 days – Gareth Bale v Anorthosis (Greece) (Home UEFA Cup) 20th September 2007
    18 years 70 days – Frank Saul v Feyenoord (Holland) (Away European Cup) 1st November 1961
    18 years 76 days – Jon Obika v NEC Nijmegen (Holland) (Away UEFA Cup) 27th November 2008
    18 years 94 days – Richard Cooke v Bayern Munich (Germany) (Home UEFA Cup) 7th December 1983
    18 years 119 days – Adel Taarabt v Anorthosis (Greece) (Home UEFA Cup) 20th September 2007
    18 years 131 days – Graeme Souness v Keflavik (Iceland) (Away UEFA Cup) 14th September 1971
    18 years 212 days – Ally Dick v Bayern Munich (Germany) (Away UEFA Cup) 23rd November 1983
    19 years 59 days – Chris Gunter v Wisla Krakow (Poland) (Home UEFA Cup) 18th September 2008
    19 years 130 days – Giovani Dos Santos v Wisla Krakow (Poland) (Home UEFA Cup) 18th September 2008
    19 years 186 days – Aaron Lennon v Besiktas (Turkey) (Away UEFA Cup) 19th October 2006
    19 years 238 days – David Tuttle v Hadjuk Spilt (Yugoslavia) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 2nd October 1991
    19 years 243 days – Tony Parks v Coleraine (Northern Ireland) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 28th September 1982
    19 years 252 days – Phil Holder v Keflavik (Iceland) (Home UEFA Cup) 28th September 1971
    19 years 259 days – Ian Hendon v SV Sparkasse Stockerau (Austria) (Away European Cup Winners Cup) 21st August 1991
    19 years 260 days – Tom Huddlestone v Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) 14th September 2006
    19 years 267 days – Steve Perryman v Keflavik (Iceland) (Away UEFA Cup) 14th September 1971
    19 years 279 days – Terry Gibson v Coleraine (Northern Ireland) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 28th September 1982
    19 years 308 days – Ian Walker v SV Sparkasse Stockerau (Austria) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 4th September 1991
    19 years 329 days – Chris McGrath v Aberdeen (Away UEFA Cup) 24th October 1973