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Sheffield Wednesday’s top 10 youngest ever goalscorers – Did you know this?

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10. David Hirst/Ritchie Humphreys

It’s funny how football works sometimes, and it was pure coincidence that both Hirst and Humphreys scored at the age of 18 years, 8 months and 18 days – although there was nearly a whole 10 years between the two matches.

Hirst had just joined the Owls from Barnsley in 1986 and in his first home appearance he netted against Everton off the bench, and he would go on to strike 105 more times for the club in the league.

Humphreys meanwhile didn’t end up being quite as prolific as Hurst – although after going on Wednesday’s pre-season tour in Holland in 1996 he was likened to Marco van Basten by the one and only Johan Cruyff – but he scored on the opening day of the 1996/97 Premier League season against Aston Villa.

Humphreys never quite made it at Wednesday despite having an exciting start, but he did have a good career with Hartlepool before becoming the chair of the PFA in 2013.


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