Who is Alfie Devine, Tottenham's record teenager?

At 16 years and 163 days, Alfie Devine became the youngest player to score a goal for Tottenham on the day that José Mourinho made him debut in the FA Cup.


In June 2004, the arrival of José Mourinho to the Chelsea bench became official, just after making history with Porto, winning the Champions League. It was then that the Portuguese coach called himself 'The Special One'. Precisely, two months later, on August 1, Alfie Devine would be born. Paradoxically, a footballer who would make his debut with Tottenham 16 years later, on January 10, 2021.

The 'Spurs' youth squad became the youngest player to score with the London team. He has achieved it at 16 years and 163 days, precisely the same day that he debuted with the first team. He was the author of the fifth goal in the win that they endorsed the humble Marine by 0-5, in the 1/32 round of the FA Cup. A goal that was also a beautiful invoice: he received the ball after a heel strike from Lucas Moura , faced his mark, went out and executed a powerful shot at the short post to surprise the rival goalkeeper. An action that already reflects the impudence he has at his young age.

Devine, a native of the city of Warrington, was trained in the lower categories of Liverpool and later moved to Wigan Athletic. It was from there that he arrived at Tottenham this past summer of 2020, for a figure close to 300 thousand pounds as reported by the newspaper 'Mirror'. As a result of his signing, he has been a regular in the U-18 team, whose pleasant performances have even allowed him to intersperse minutes with the subsidiary team. He has also been called up with the England U-16s.

Just in one of his last matches with the U23 in the Premier League 2, he starred in one of the actions of 2020. In a duel against Chelsea, he went to the ground with everything to snatch the ball from Danny Drinkwater, brand new champion with the Leicester City, and now trying to regain some of its level in the second team. However, that "hardness" did not like the 'blue' footballer, who immediately kicked him from behind that cost him a direct red in a video that soon became viral.

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