We've just seen the first player born in the 21st century make his debut in a top-five league 5 years ago

We've just seen the first player born in the 21st century make his debut in a top-five league

It's Friday. The working week is almost over and you're looking forward to a big night out. Why not give yourself a reminder of the fact that you'll never make it as a professional footballer.

What has sparked this? Well, a chap born in the year 2000 has made his professional debut in one of Europe's top five leagues.

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And if that wasn't enough, he already has four international caps and one goal.

Vincent Thill, who became the first player born in the 21st century to score an international goal when he netted for Luxembourg against Nigeria in March, made his debut for Metz against Bordeaux.

Thill was born on February 4, 2000 - just one month before the release of the PlayStation 2.

Here are a few more stats to put his youth - and our own fragile mortality - into context.

Rise by Gabrielle was top of the charts

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Scream 3 was released

The Millennium Dome already existed

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Millenium DomeSteve Eason/Getty Images

The world population was already higher than 6 billion

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Tony Adams and Alan Shearer were still in the England set-up

Adams, Keegan, Dyer, Shearer and MorganPhil Cole/Getty Images

The Final Destination franchise was new and exciting

And finally, no one knew who Busted even were, let alone the fact that they'd been to the year 3000.

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