16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko becomes the Bundesliga's youngest-ever player
November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
While most kids his age might be striving to get good exam results, Youssoufa Moukoko has battled to make history.
One day after his 16th birthday Moukoko came on as a substitute for Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's clash with Hertha Berlin, becoming the youngest player to play in a professional match in Germany.
Moukoko broke former Dortmund player Nuri Sahin's previous record having made his debut aged 16 years, 11 months and one day for Dortmund against Wolfsburg in August 2006.
Moukoko, who has regularly played in older age groups, has impressed his teammates since joining first team training, with Haaland -- who scored four goals against Hertha Berlin -- calling him "the biggest talent in the world" after Saturday's game.
"The first time I arrived I made a video because I'll never experience another day like that," Moukoko told Borussia Dortmund TV.