This Day in History: 2022-10-17

Nr. 323


«The best player that I’ve ever seen and the only other player who ever made me feel inferior,» said Sir Bobby Charlton about his Manchester United team-mate Duncan Edwards. The Busby Babe became the youngest player in the 20th century to play for England when he made his debut aged just 18 years and 183 days against Scotland in April 1955. A year later he starred in England’s 3-1 win over the world champions West Germany at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, contributing a wonderful goal from 25 yards and earning the nickname ‘Boom-boom’ from the impressed German fans for the power of his shots.
Duncan Edwards’ precocious talents marked him out as a great player from a young age.