The winger was introduced in the 71st minute alongside club colleague and eventual goalscorer Jack Grealish, as England beat Iran 6-2 in their opening Group B fixture.
Our No.47 sat down with former City players Nedum Onuoha and Shaun Wright-Phillips - who like Foden came through the ranks at the Club - to take a trip down memory lane.
In his early days you could see the natural flair that Foden possessed, with a clip from his youth highlighting his close control before firing home.
His hard work through the years saw him rewarded with a first team start in a pre-season friendly against Manchester United in Houston in 2017, with the footballing world getting a glimpse of a new emerging City talent.
From there, the rest is history.
From his first goal at Oxford United in the EFL Cup to more recent strikes, including his first hat-trick and derby day goals in a 6-3 win over Manchester United – Foden, Onuoha and Wright-Phillips assess the lot.
Looking back on his debut against United five years ago and his senior competative debut in the Champions League, Foden said: “I was training with them [the first team] at 15/16, I remember the day before he [Pep Guardiola] told me that I was playing against United.
“I was just so nervous, but when you get that first touch in the game – you just think, I’ve been doing this all my life and it becomes normal to you.
“I made my debut in pre-season but there is a difference to making your debut in pre-season and the Champions League.
“When I got the opportunity to come on in what I believe is the biggest competition, it was such a proud moment for me, for how hard I worked growing up in the Academy, to say that I finally made it out onto the pitch was special for me and my family.”
You can watch the full interview with Phil, Nedum and Shaun in the above video…