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That's grand-son! Youngest ever Wales star Wilson costs bookies £125,000 as his grandad cashes in on 2500-1 bet


PUBLISHED: 16:58, 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:59, 16 October 2013






Harry Wilson made history on Tuesday night, becoming the youngest-ever player to play for Wales.. and he made his grandad £125,000 richer too.

The Liverpool teenager broke Gareth Bale's record by 108 days as the 16-year-old came off of the substitutes bench in the 1-1 draw in Belgium.

The Wrexham-born lad - who could have played for England despite both his parents being Welsh -  has been tipped for a big future at international level by boss Chris Coleman.


History boy: 16-year-old Harry Wilson made his debut for Wales in Belgium and won his Grandad £125,000

He took to Twitter immediately after his landmark 87th minute appearance, and wrote: 'Great moment for me personally tonight, would like to thank everyone for the support and all the kind messages'.

But his grandad Pete Edwards would have been equally delighted as he collected his mega winnings.

The 62-year-old backed his grandson at odds of 2500/1 to play for Wales when the Anfield starlet was just 18 months old. And his £50 stake netted him an incredible payout.


Big future: Wales boss Chris Coleman has backed Wilson to play for Wales for many years to come

William Hill spokesperson Graham Sharpe said: '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'.

'Apparently, England have also been interested in Harry, who has a grandmother born in Chester. If Roy Hodgson had snapped him up this bet would have been a loser!'


Teenage kicks: Wilson is congratulated by Wales legend Craig Bellamy after his introduction to the senior stage





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