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Jack Butland proud to be England's youngest ever goalkeeper

England goalkeeper Jack Butland makes a save on his debut during the International Challenge match at Wankdorf Stadium, Photo: PA

Birmingham City's Jack Butland says he's proud at becoming the youngest ever goalkeeper to play for England.

The 19-year-old set the record in a 2-1 win in an international friendly against Italy last night.

He beats the 124 year old record held by Billy Moon by 64 days.

Butland played for the first 45 minutes but was replaced at half-time by Norwich's John Ruddy at the Wankdorf Stadium in Switzerland.

Butland said:

"People tell me I'm now the youngest ever England goalkeeper and it sounds amazing."

"I've had a few people tell me about it. That's an extra bonus which makes the debut a lot sweeter."

"Just the experience was fantastic. I've always look forward to playing for England and wanted to achieve but I didn't think it would come this soon."

– Jack Butland, Birmingham City and England Goalkeeper

Although he is the youngest goalkeeper, he's a long way off being the youngest ever footballer to play for England.

That record still belongs to Arsenal's Theo Walcott, who came on as a sub against Hungary in May 2006 aged 17 years and 75 days.