Cameroon-born teenager Youssoufa Moukoko has become the youngest player to score a goal in Bundesliga.
At the age of 16 years and 28 days, the Borussia Dortmund striker opened his account in Germany’s top flight in a match at Union Berlin on Friday.
Following 141 goals in just 88 matches for Borussia Dortmund’s Under-17 and and Under-19 teams, Moukoko scored in his sixth Bundesliga match for BVB’s first team less than month after his 16th birthday.
Moukoko fired a shot past Union Berlin keeper Andreas Luthe at the hour mark of Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat at the Alte Forsterei in Berlin as BVB continued to lose ground on the Bundesliga’s top teams.
Moukoko broke the record set by Bayer Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz earlier this year.
The midfielder scored in Bayer’s 4-2 defeat to Bayern Munich at the age of 17 years and 34 days in June.
Moukoko, who’s a German youth international, has broken several records since his debut for Borussia Dortmund in a match at Hertha Berlin in November 2020.
He is the youngest player to ever feature in a Champions League match as well as the youngest to play and start in a Bundesliga game
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By Ofhani Munyai