Welsh teenager Harry Wilson has become the youngest player ever to play for his country, but that’s not all. He earned his grandfather 125,000 pounds.
Wilson, who play for Liverpool, broke Gareth Bale’s record when he played on Tuesday’s 1:1 draw against Belgium at the age of 16 years and 207 days. But, that was double celebration for his gran-dad Pete Edwards, who had place a bet of £50 that his grandson Wilson would play for Wales one day. Pete placed his bet when his grandson was only two years old at amazing odds of 2,500-1.
And it happened, in the 87th minutes substitute in World Cup Qualifier in Brussels, he came on for his first appearance.
“Mr Edwards has been able to quit his job as a result of his amazing ability to spot fledgling talent earlier than almost anyone else we’ve ever taken a bet from,” Graham Sharpe, a spokesman for bookmaker William Hill, said in a statement.
“Apparently, England have also been interested in Harry, who has a grandmother born in Chester. If Roy Hodgson (England manager) had snapped him up this bet would have been a loser!”