See our XI of former FIFA U20 World Cup stars who went on to Premier League stardom
England U20s head to Turkey this summer for the FIFA U20 World Cup and it’s a competition which has seen the early rise of many top stars over its history.
Peter Taylor takes charge of the Young Lions for the competition in June and July, billed by FIFA as only second to the senior World Cup.
It’s a tournament in which players from all over the globe have been able to make a name for themselves on the biggest stage in youth football.
Many of those players are now well known to English fans thanks to their subsequent performances for clubs in the Premier League.
And we’ve been able to select a line-up of players who have graduated from the U20 World Cup to the Premier League in their careers.
So have a look at these players, many of who are featured in the FIFA on YouTube video below and see the standard to expect in this summer’s competition.
FIFA U20 World Cup & Premier League XI
GK: Mark Bosnich (Australia, Portugal 1991) - Aston Villa, Manchester United.
D: Jamie Carragher (England, Malaysia 1997) - Liverpool.
D: Ashley Cole (England, Nigeria 1999) - Arsenal, Chelsea.
D: William Gallas (France, Nigeria 1999) - Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs.
D: Mickael Silvestre (France, Nigeria 1999) - Manchester United, Arsenal.
M: Michael Essien (Ghana, Argentina 2001) - Chelsea.
M: Arjen Robben (Netherlands, Argentina 2001) - Chelsea.
M: Dietmar Hamann (Germany, Australia 1993) - Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester City.
F: Thierry Henry (France, Malaysia 1997) - Arsenal.
F: Michael Owen (England, Malaysia 1997) - Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City.
F: Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Canada 2007) - Manchester City.
Subs: Kasey Keller (USA, Chile 1987) - Leicester City, Igor Stimac (Yugoslavia, Chile 1987) - Derby County, West Ham United, Oscar (Brazil, Colombia 2011) - Chelsea, Diego Forlan (Uruguay, Nigeria 1999) - Manchester United, Landon Donovan (USA, Argentina 2001) - Everton.
Later this week, we will bring you a team of former U20 and Senior World Cup stars, but watch the video on FIFA on YouTube below for a taste of U20 World Cup action.