The question was asked on social media this week, via a Twitter poll, who the youngest player ever to play in the Premier League is.
Just over a quarter of those who responded were able to identify former Fulham left back Matthew Briggs as the man in question, having made his debut at 16 years and 65 days when he replaced Moritz Voltz in a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough in May 2007.
A far higher percentage of those who voted thought the honour was held by Everton's Jose Baxter. To be fair, he does hold the record for the youngest ever starter, having been thrown in at the deep end against West Brom in August 2008.
This was a week after he made his debut as a sub against Blackburn at the age of 16 years and 191 days, but by this time Briggs was already the record holder, having taken the crown off Aaron Lennon.
Former England winger Lennon was 16 years and 129 days old when he came off the bench for Leeds in a 2-1 defeat at Spurs in August 2003. He held the record for four years, and 25 per cent of people who voted in the poll thought he still did.
The final player in the poll, taking 16 per cent of the vote, was Chelsea starlet Izzy Brown, who has never in fact held the record, but remains second in the list behind Briggs, having been 16 years and 117 days when he made his debut as a sub for West Brom in their 3-2 defeat to Wigan in May 2013.
It seems strange, therefore, that Briggs has held this particular record for more than a decade now, but doesn't seem to be particularly memorable for it.
Perhaps it's because, unlike the other three, his career has slipped right off the radar. Lennon was never far from the spotlight, having made more than 300 Premier League appearances as well as playing for England. Baxter is now back in the top flight with Everton having spent five years away forging a career with Oldham and Sheffield United, and while Brown appears no closer to adding to his solitary Chelsea appearance, he has impressed in loan spells at Huddersfield and Rotherham.
But what became of Briggs in the meantime? Injuries hampered his progress under Mark Hughes, and despite Martin Jol earmarking him as a first team regular under his watch, Briggs managed just 29 appearances over the seven years after his debut before being released.
Only 13 of these came in the Premier League – and many of them came in Fulham's Europa League campaign of 2011-12.
There were loan spells with Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Bristol City and Watford, but it was fellow London club Millwall who snapped Briggs up when he was one of eight players let go following Fulham's relegation from the top flight.
A crazy debut for the Lions saw him both score the winner and later be sent off as Millwall knocked Wycombe out of the Capital One Cup, but after just 12 appearances for his new club, he went out on loan to Colchester the following January.
After his release from Millwall, the move became a permanent one the following summer, and Briggs looked to finally have somewhere to call home, making 65 appearances over two years with the Essex club.
But he was again released this summer and, at the age of 26, was signed by Chesterfield, for whom he has made three appearance this season. Sadly, the Spirites haven't won any of them and remain second bottom of the entire Football League.
As an aside, Briggs played for every England age group from U16 through to U21 but switched his allegiances to Guyana two years ago, making his debut for them in a 2-0 win over Grenada in March 2015 – his only appearance so far for the South American country.
OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE YOUNG GUNS:
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa) 16 years 176 days – 2015
Gary McSheffrey (Coventry City) 16 years 198 days – 1999
Reece Oxford (West Ham) 16 years 235 days – 2015
Jack Robinson (Liverpool) 16 years 250 days – 2014
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) 16 years 256 days – 2008
Angel Gomes (Man United) 16 years 263 days – 2017