Source: China State Council Information Office
At 16 years and one day, Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest player in Bundesliga history on Saturday when he made his German league debut in the 5-2 romp at Hertha Berlin.
Moukoko’s late cameo off the bench broke the previous record set by Nuri Sahin, who was 16 years, 335 days when he made his league debut for Dortmund in 2005.
Moukoko came on after 85 minutes to replace Erling Braut Haaland, who scored four second-half goals in a stunning display.
“He’s only just turned 16, that is amazing,” Haaland said of the Cameroon-born German. “He has a big career ahead of him.” Moukoko could also soon make his Champions League debut to beat the record held by Nigeria’s Celestine Babayaro, who was 16 years, 87 days when he played for Anderlecht in 1994-95.