Leeds United Playing Squad for the Championship 2004-05 Season
Aaron Lennon Striker
Squad Number: 25
International: England U-17
At 5' 5" Aaron has some growing to do, but at 16 he has years left to do it! Aaron became the youngest Premiership player ever after coming off the bench for Leeds United against Tottenham at White Hart Lane in August 2003 for his senior debut; aged 16 years and 129 days.
Though his achievement failed to hit the headlines, it would have done had his scampering run at goal ended with him hitting the back of the net to also become the youngest ever Premiership goalscorer - taking the record from Elland Road team-mate James Milner.
From Chapeltown in Leeds, Aaron shot to prominence in the 2002/03 season when his exploits for the juniors started to get him noticed, which included a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup.
Able to operate as a winger or a striker, the slightly built Aaron makes up for what he loses in stature with skill. Aaron Lennon only signed his first Academy contract at Elland Road over the summer of 2003, having been on schoolboy terms before.