My dad was a Premier League cult hero and England star, now I’ve scored on my Euro debut and my brother was playing too

MANCHESTER CITY have a new superstar on their books – and he is the son of a Premier League icon.

Reigan Heskey, son of former England striker Emile Heskey, made his UEFA Youth League debut on Tuesday.

GettyReigan Heskey scored on his UEFA Youth League debut[/caption]

AlamyHis older brother, Jaden Heskey, also played[/caption]

Emile Heskey’s 15-year-old son Reigan scores on his debut for Man City in the UEFA Youth League @ManCity | #UYL

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And within the opening 10 minutes he was able to get on the scoresheet.

After winning a penalty in the early stages of the match against Young Boys, Reigan stepped up to take the spot kick and perfectly placed the ball into the bottom-right corner.

The 15-year-old instantly wheeled away in celebration and was surrounded by his team-mates.

Man City went on to win the match thanks to goals from Mahamadou Susoho and Matthew Henderson-Hall.

And Jaden Heskey, who also starred for Man City on the day, was quick to heap praise on his younger brother at full-time.

He said: “It was mad. He was actually at school at the time and found out [that he was in the squad] there, then I got a text off my mum saying he was playing, then we found out today that he was starting.

“It was a big surprise, but it was good.

“I had confidence in him, he won it himself and he’s normally very good at penalties.


“I didn’t think the atmosphere would get to him too much.”

The boys’ dad was among the crowd at the Joie Stadium as City cruised to a convincing win.

He took to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon to share his pride, writing: “Proud moment for me and @chantelleheskey having both our boys on the pitch at the same time for UEFA Youth League.”

Heskey, 45, kicked off his professional career with Leicester City and made his first team debut at the age of 17.

He then joined Liverpool in 2000, where he scored 60 goals and provided 29 assists in 223 games.

The striker’s time at Anfield coincided with his senior England breakthrough.

Heskey made 62 appearances for the Three Lions, scoring seven goals.

He also played for Birmingham, Wigan, Aston Villa, Bolton and Australian side Newcastle Jets before retiring from professional football in 2016.

PA:Empics SportEngland Emile Heskey is the boys’ dad[/caption]

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