He is so strong, that in Germany they play him (at 15) directly in the Under 20s and not in the Under 17s. But now Youssoufa Moukoko he could also become the youngest player ever to make his Champions League debut.
Striker with great prospect
Michael Zorc, sporting director of Borussia Dortmund, admitted to the «Bild» that the Cameroonian striker (but of German nationality) born in 2004, once the age of 16, will be able to be launched in the top European competition as early as the match on 24 November against the Bruges. If so, Moukouko would make his debut at 16 years and 4 days, beating Celestine Babayaro’s record, playing for Anderlecht in 1994 at 16 years and 86 days. Dortmund also plan to have Moukoko play in the Bundesliga this season, provided he reaches the minimum age of 16. Arriving from Hamburg’s St. Pauli to Dortmund at the age of 12, this Cameroon-born boy has become a phenomenon of precocity: committed at 12 in the U17 championship, he scored 90 goals in 56 games. At 14 he played in the U19 and scored 44 goals in 30 games. In September, as mentioned, he made his debut in the German U20 national team at the age of 15.