England's U17 World Cup winners from 2017: Where are they now?

England's U17s won the World Cup in 2017

On October 28, 2017, England's U17s won the World Cup in India.

Steve Cooper's side cruised through their group as they won all three of their games, scoring 11 goals in the process.

They beat Japan, United States and Brazil in the knockout rounds before demolishing Spain 5-2 in the final.

Phil Foden was given the Golden Ball, an award given to the best player in the tournament.

Four years on and Foden is excelling for Manchester City and has recently been named as one of the 30 nominees for the 2021 Ballon d'Or.

But how have his teammates fared in the past four years?

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We've looked at every member of England's triumphant squad and listed where they are now.

Curtis Anderson

Where was he in 2017? Manchester City
Where is he in 2021? Eastbourne Borough (on loan from Wycombe)

Anderson was England's number one during the tournament but he hasn't fulfilled his potential just yet.

He left Man City in 2019. After a short spell in America with Charlotte Independence, Anderson signed for Wycombe in 2020. He's currently on loan at sixth tier outfit, Eastbourne Borough.

Josef Bursik

Where was he in 2017? Stoke City
Where is he in 2021? Stoke City

After a series of loans, the 21-year-old is now in the first team at Stoke. He's played nine times for the club this season.

Josef Bursik in action for Stoke City

Billy Crellin

Where was he in 2017? Fleetwood Town
Where is he in 2021? Fleetwood Town

Crellin has established himself as Fleetwood's backup goalkeeper. He has made two appearances for the club in 2021/22.

Steven Sessegnon

Where was he in 2017? Fulham
Where is he in 2021? Fulham

Sessegnon has fallen out of favour at Fulham. The youngster broke into the first team during the 2019/20 season, playing 15 times, but he's failed to play for the club since.

He hasn't even being included in Fulham's match day squad once this campaign.

Steven Sessegnon (left) in action for Fulham

Timothy Eyoma

Where was he in 2017? Tottenham Hotspur
Where is he in 2021? Lincoln City

Eyoma was sent on loan to Lincoln in the 2020/21 season and he was a key figure as The Imps were beaten in the playoff final.

He impressed so much that Lincoln decided to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer.

Lewis Gibson

Where was he in 2017? Everton
Where is he in 2021? Sheffield Wednesday (on loan from Everton)

Gibson's spell at League One outfit Sheffield Wednesday hasn't worked out. The defender has featured for the club just twice, playing 45 minutes in both games.

Marc Guéhi

Where was he in 2017? Chelsea
Where is he in 2021? Crystal Palace

Guehi was shipped out on loan to Swansea City in 2020.

He was a key member of the Swansea side that were beaten by Brentford in the Championship playoff final earlier this year.

His performances for the Swans encouraged Crystal Palace to sign him for £18 million in the summer.

He's been a key player for the South London outfit, having played every minute of their opening nine Premier League games in 2021/22.

Marc Guéhi in action for Crystal Palace

Jonathan Panzo

Where was he in 2017? Chelsea
Where is he in 2021? Dijon

Panzo is one of the few players from England's World Cup winning squad that are currently plying their trade abroad.

The defender joined French outfit Monaco in 2018.

He moved to Ligue 1 side Dijon two years later. His time at the club started well as he established himself as a regular, but his last appearance for the club came back in May.

Joel Latibeaudiere

Where was he in 2017? Manchester City
Where is he in 2021? Swansea City

After an unsuccessful spell on loan in Eredivisie with FC Twente, the youngster made the move to Swansea City in 2020. He has been in and around the first team at the Welsh club, making 18 appearances since joining.

Joel Latibeaudiere in action for Swansea City

George McEachran

Where was he in 2017? Chelsea
Where is he in 2021? Chelsea

The 21-year-old has had two unsuccessful spells in the second tier of Dutch football with Cambuur and Maastricht.

He's currently playing for Chelsea's development side but, at 21, it seems unlikely that he will ever break into the first team.

Phil Foden

Where was he in 2017? Manchester City
Where is he in 2021? Manchester City

Foden needs no introduction.

What the Englishman has done over the past few years has been extraordinary.

He's without doubt one of the best youngsters in the world. His performances over the past year have seen him nominated for the 2021 Ballon d'Or.

While his chances of winning the top award this year are very slim, it wouldn't be a surprise if he were to win it in the future.

Phil Foden in action for Man City

Tashan Oakley-Boothe

Where was he in 2017? Tottenham Hotspur
Where is he in 2021? Stoke City

The midfielder was given his Spurs debut back in 2017 by Mauricio Pochettino, but that proved to be his only appearance for the club.

He moved to Stoke in 2020. He's made 23 appearances for the club, but none have come in the 2021/22 season.

Angel Gomes

Where was he in 2017? Manchester United
Where is he in 2021? Lille

Gomes had already made his Man United bow before appearing for England at the U17 World Cup.

He was highly rated at the Red Devils but decided not to sign a contract extension in 2020 and thus was released.

The playmaker moved to Lille and went on to have a successful loan spell with Portuguese outfit Boavista, where he scored six times in 32 appearances.

He returned to Lille in the summer and has played eight times so far this campaign for the reigning Ligue 1 champions.

Angel Gomes in action for Man United

Jadon Sancho

Where was he in 2017? Dortmund
Where is he in 2021? Manchester United

Sancho, like Foden, is one of the best young talents in world football.

The Englishman broke into Dortmund's first team shortly before winning the World Cup with England and he went on to have a highly successful stint at the club.

After scoring 50 times in 137 games, Manchester United paid Dortmund a cool £73m for his services in the summer. Per Spotrac, he signed a deal worth £350,000-per-week.

He's had a slow start to life at United but it's only a matter of time until his quality shines through.

Jadon Sancho in action for Man United

Nya Kirby

Where was he in 2017? Crystal Palace
Where is he in 2021? Crystal Palace

Kirby is yet to make his breakthrough at Palace. He's made just one appearance for the club, coming in 2020 against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.

He's also had loan spells at Blackpool and Tranmere.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Where was he in 2017? Chelsea
Where is he in 2021? Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi isn't the first name on Chelsea's team sheet, but he's still featured heavily for the club over the past three seasons.

He's played 106 times for the Blues, scoring 14 times. He helped the club win the Champions League in May.

Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea

Emile Smith Rowe

Where was he in 2017? Arsenal
Where is he in 2021? Arsenal

Smith Rowe is progressing well at Arsenal, having established himself as a first team regular under Mikel Arteta.

He's played 56 times for the club, scoring 10 times.

Still just 21, Smith Rowe looks as if he will be a key figure at Arsenal for many years to come.

Morgan Gibbs-White

Where was he in 2017? Wolves
Where is he in 2021? Sheffield United (on loan from Wolves)

Gibbs-White has been highly-rated at Wolves for some time. He made his debut for the club in 2017 and has made 86 appearances since then.

He has never really nailed down a regular role for himself though and was sent on loan to Sheffield United at the start of this season.

He's had a good start to life at the Blades, directly contributing to five goals in eight games for the club so far this campaign. 

Morgan Gibbs-White in action for Sheffield United

Conor Gallagher

Where was he in 2017? Chelsea
Where is he in 2021? Crystal Palace (On loan from Chelsea)

Gallagher started turning heads after a successful loan spell in the Championship with Charlton Athletic.

He has been very impressive during his stint at Crystal Palace this season. If he continues improving, there's no reason why he can't be a regular for Chelsea in the future.

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Rhian Brewster

Where was he in 2017? Liverpool
Where is he in 2021? Sheffield United

Brewster scored eight times in the Young Lions' triumphant World Cup campaign, enough to win him the Golden Boot.

After a successful loan spell with Swansea City in the Championship, Brewster moved to Sheffield United for a fee of £23.5m.

That move has not worked out, though. He has hit the back of the net just once in 38 appearances for the club.

Danny Loader

Where was he in 2017? Reading
Where is he in 2021? Porto

Loader made 35 appearances for Reading, scoring twice, before moving to Porto in 2020.

He's yet to make an appearance for the Portuguese club. 

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