England Under-17s World Cup winner joins gymnast Ellie Downie and para-skier Millie Knight in competition for the gong
MANCHESTER CITY star Phil Foden is on the three-strong shortlist for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
The England Under-17s World Cup winner joins gymnast Ellie Downie and para-skier Millie Knight in competition for the award.
Foden, 17, used to be awarded the Golden Ball for being voted the event’s absolute best participant in India previous this 12 months.
On best of that, he made his Champions League debut for Man City in October, coming off the bench in the 75th-minute of the win over Feyenoord.
The best 3 have been selected from an authentic record of ten proficient kids which incorporated Liverpool teen and Foden’s England Under-17 team-mate Rhian Brewster.
Another Liverpool teen, Ben Woodburn used to be on the authentic record of ten, having made his debut – and scored – for Wales’ senior facet.
Kare Adenegan (Wheelchair Athletics), Sophie Ecclestone (Cricket), Ieuan James (Canoeing), Marcus Smith (Rugby Union) and Jess Stretton (Para-Archery) have been additionally in competition.
Up towards Foden, 2017 has been a record-breaking 12 months for 2015 Young Sports Personality of the Year winner Downie.
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She made historical past through changing into the first British gymnast to win all-round gold at a significant global festival at the 2017 European Championships in Romania.
Downie, 18, additionally took house silver medals for vault and ground, and a bronze on the asymmetric bars.
Meanwhile, Knight took house the gold medal at the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Italy.
The 18-year-old additionally scored silvers in the slalom, massive slalom, and blended tournament along her information Brett Wild.
Knight used to be additionally awarded an honorary doctorate this 12 months through the University of Kent.