The Best Scottish Teenage Footballers Right Now

On this week’s podcast Gavin and Owen picked out a team of the best Scottish teenage footballers right now. The side is outlined below, click the link in the tweet above to hear the podcast for more detail about the playing style of each and the thinking behind our selection.

GK: Cieran Slicker

DATE OF BIRTH: 15/9/2002

CLUB: Manchester City

KEY FACT: Man City only lost 2 of the 12 games he was in goal for as they won the PL2 (u23) title this season.

RWB: Nathan Patterson

DATE OF BIRTH: 16/10/2001

CLUB: Rangers

KEY FACT: Got an assist in three Scotland u21 matches in a row, starting on his debut when he was still only 18.

RCB: Jamie Hamilton

DATE OF BIRTH: 1/3/2002

CLUB: Hamilton Accies

KEY FACT: Undefeated in his appearances for Scotland u19 and has interested English Premier League clubs including Brighton where former Accies player and manager Billy Reid is assistant manager.

CB: Ibane Bowat

DATE OF BIRTH: 15/9/2002

CLUB: Fulham

KEY FACT: With three games left to play Bowat’s Fulham are 2nd in the u18 Premier League South division, just 3 points behind Crystal Palace and with a game in hand and a much better goal difference.

LCB: Josh Doig

DATE OF BIRTH: 18/5/2002

CLUB: Hibs

KEY FACT: Started the most recent Scotland u19s match, in October 2020, which was abandoned at half-time for Covid-19 related reasons.

Doig pictured, fourth from the left in the back row. October 2020.

LWB: Aaron Hickey

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/6/2002

CLUB: Bologna

KEY FACT: A stop-start first season in Italy has been halted by the need for an operation on his shoulder.

CM: Lewis Fiorini

CLUB: NAC Breda on loan from Manchester City

DATE OF BIRTH: 17/5/2002

KEY FACT: Only 18 years old but has started the last 21 matches in a row for NAC Breda, playing a full 90 minutes in 16 of those.

CM: Billy Gilmour

DATE OF BIRTH: 11/6/2001

CLUB: Chelsea

KEY FACT: Made his debut for Scotland u21 aged 16 and has already played in two u21 Euros qualifying campaigns.

RF: Kieron Bowie

DATE OF BIRTH: 21/9/2002

CLUB: Fulham

KEY FACT: Has 13 goals in his last 10 games for Fulham in the PL u18.

AML: Kai Kennedy

DATE OF BIRTH: 28/3/2002

CLUB: Raith Rovers on loan from Rangers

KEY FACT: Has an open play xA per 90 of 0.17 during his spell this season at Raith Rovers in the Scottish Championship

CF: Kyle Joseph

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/9/2001

CLUB: Wigan Athletic

KEY FACT: Scored a hat-trick in EFL League 1 against Burton Albion earlier this season, aged just 19.

Here’s Chris Marshall’s response with a Scottish teenage SWPL team too.

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