Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi... Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Sheffield-born striker joins some of game’s greats after Under 20 World Cup final goal

England's Dominic Calvert-Lewin holds the trophy aloft as he celebrates with his teammates after defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
England's Dominic Calvert-Lewin holds the trophy aloft as he celebrates with his teammates after defeating Venezuela 1-0 in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona ...and now Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Sheffield born, 20 year-old Everton forward, raised in Hillsborough and a product of the Blades Academy at Shirecliffe has written his name onto a list of footballing greats who have scored in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup Final.

And not even all of those can say they struck the winner.

Calvert-Lewin coolly stroked in the only goal of the game as England grabbed global glory for the first time since the home success at Wembley in 1966.

The Young Lions had to dig in to claim the victory over an impressive Venezuela side and if Calvert-Lewin took the headlines in the first half, it was goalkeeper Freddie Woodman who won the plaudits after the break, following a superb penalty save from Adalberto Penaranda.

Calvert-Lewin made the move to Goodison Park from Bramall Lane last summer in a deal worth over £1million, and made his Premier League debut as a substitute against Arsenal.

England's Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after scoring a goal against Venezuela during the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

England's Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after scoring a goal against Venezuela during the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

He would go on to score against Hull City and play in a Merseyside derby, but this experience tops everything in his fledgling career and the striker could barely put into words how he was feeling.

Now, he is one of just three English players to score in a World Cup decider after Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst.

“To be one of only three Englishman to have scored in a World Cup finaI is amazing,” he said.

“I probably should have scored the first time to be honest. I just anticipated the keeper parrying the ball away and tried to keep my composure and managed to put it away. The feeling was just relief to be honest. I can’t remember what I did - ran to the corner flag and hit it I think but then all the lads came over.

England's players celebrate on the podium after defeating Venezuela during the final match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

England's players celebrate on the podium after defeating Venezuela during the final match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

“It is hard to put into words what that feeling is like when the referee blew the final whistle. We have wanted this so much that to come back to England as part of a select few who have won the World Cup means everything.”

England coach Paul Simpson, who had a brief loan spell at Sheffield United in the 90s, is hoping that this success provides a springboard to allow the young players to make a push for regular first team football.

He said: “Hopefully we can use this as a stepping stone as ultimately the goal is to be successful at senior level and this has been a terrific experience for these players to help develop them for senior football.”

SOME UNDER 20 WORLD CUP FINAL GOALSCORERS

Oscar (Brazil) - 2011 Brazil 3 Portugal 2 (AET)

Sergio Aguero - 2007 Argentina 2 Czech Republic 1

*Lionel Messi - 2005 Argentina 2 Nigeria 1

*Fernandinho - 2003 Brazil 1 Spain 0

*Diego Maradona - 1979 Argentina 3 Soviet Union 1

*The World Youth Championships became Under 20 World Cup in 2007