Endrick breaks Wembley record with goal for Brazil against England

  • England lost 1-0 to Brazil in friendly at Wembley on Saturday
  • Endrick came off bench to score game's only goal
  • 17-year-old broke Wembley record with his contribution
Endrick was the hero for Brazil
Endrick was the hero for Brazil / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Endrick became the youngest ever male scorer in a senior professional game at Wembley Stadium when he came up with the late winner in Brazil's 1-0 victory against England on Saturday night.

The Palmeiras forward broke the record at the age of 17 years and 246 days, scoring his first goal for Brazil in the process and ending England's 21-game unbeaten streak at the national stadium.

Endrick, who will join Real Madrid in July, broke the deadlock after a relatively quiet and timid affair in north-west London. Andreas Pereira set Vinicius Junior racing away after Lewis Dunk had stepped up to win a header, and though the mercurial winger fluffed his lines with a low shot straight at goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Brazil's newest teenage sensation was alert to stab in the rebound.

Endrick, Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid's present and future / Sportsphoto/Allstar/GettyImages

To put into context just how young Endrick is, he was born 12 days after the 2006 FIFA World Cup final. He was not even alive when Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi. Ridiculous.

This was only his third appearance for Brazil but he's already made a name for himself in his home country having played 66 times for Palmeiras, scoring 18 goals.

Endrick's first game in England led to his agent revealing earlier this week he came close to signing for Chelsea instead of Madrid, and Blues fans must be kicking themselves at the thought of this one transfer getting away.

"I think Real decided that they were never going to miss another talent like Vini or Endrick after Neymar moved to Barcelona," Frederico Pena told the Daily Telegraph. "Maybe there is a lesson for Chelsea because they were in front at the start.

"The boy's parents visited Cobham and were impressed, but Chelsea were worried about the fee and then when Real came in and were prepared to pay what Palmeiras wanted, it became almost impossible for them."