Victor Moses Etches His Name Into England History Books

Super Eagles star Victor Moses is the first player to score for England at the Fifa U17 World Cup.

In the 2007 tournament won by Nigeria, the former Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic star etched his name into England’s history books when he found the net in the 62nd minute as the Young Lions were held to a 1-1 draw by North Korea.

Moses, who later committed his international future to Nigeria, helped England qualify for the quarterfinals of the competition, and finished with three goals to his name having netted a brace against New Zealand.

Other Nigerian players that have attended the Fifa U17 World Cup with ties to Chelsea include Celestine Babayaro, John Obi Mikel and Kenneth Omeruo.

Babayaro played every single game for the Golden Eaglets at Japan 1993, and assisted the country win the tourney for a second time, Mikel featured at Finland 2003 and Omeruo was among the goalscorers in 2009.

Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo was a member of England U17 squad two years ago in Chile.


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