Jude Bellingham has become the third-youngest player in England history after making his senior debut aged 17 years and 136 days old. - © getty images
Jude Bellingham has become the third-youngest player in England history after making his senior debut aged 17 years and 136 days old. - © getty images
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Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham makes senior England debut

Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham has made his senior international debut for England, becoming the third-youngest player in his country's history.

Bellingham, 17, was a late call-up to Gareth Southgate's squad for this month's three international matches after injuries to other players. The Dortmund midfielder came on in the 73rd minute to help his side to a comfortable 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in a friendly game.

His breakthrough into the England senior squad comes after a bright start to life at the Signal Iduna Park following his summer switch from English Championship side Birmingham City.

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The teenager scored on his professional debut for BVB in the DFB Cup, becoming the club's youngest ever scorer at 17 years and 77 days old. Then on his Bundesliga debut in the first game of the season against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bellingham provided the assist for fellow 17-year-old Gio Reyna - who made his international bow on the same night for the USA - and they became the youngest assist-goal combination in league history.

Bellingham will be hoping to play in England's upcoming final UEFA Nations League group stage matches against Belgium and Iceland on 15 and 18 November respectively, before returning to Dortmund with BVB facing Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on 21 November.