Borussia Dortmund starlet Youssoufa Moukoko earning a start in the UEFA Youth League this afternoon has seen the striker etch his name into the history books.
Moukoko is widely-regarded as one of the finest young talents in world football.
The teen first began to turn heads across Europe after making his debut for Borussia Dortmund’s U17s back in 2017, at the age of 12.
And Moukoko’s staggering goalscoring exploits, despite his tender years, subsequently saw the German hitman promoted to BVB’s U17 setup last season.
To say that the teenage hitman has since lit up the German youth scene even further, meanwhile, would be putting it lightly.
Incredibly, last season saw Moukoko go on to find the back of the net 46 times in 25 appearances, all while playing 3 years above his age group.
46 goals in 25 games ⚽️🔥
… and he’s only 14! pic.twitter.com/45JWdZ2Qvk
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) June 2, 2019
Moukoko runs riot
As a result, it came as little surprise to see the powerful young striker make another step up for the current campaign.
Moukoko has been integrated into Dortmund’s U19 setup, now taking to the pitch against opposing players a ridiculous 5 years his senior.
But when it comes to the prolific starlet, age really does appear to be just a number.
Moukoko made his debut for BVB’s U19s last month, in a Bundesliga meeting with Wuppertal FC.
And, amid a 9-2 victory, the 14-year-old went on to find the net 6 (SIX) times. This included a hat-trick in the space of 28 minutes.
After bagging 6 goals in the first game Borussia Dortmund’s 14-year-old wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko had failed to score in his last two U19 Bundesliga appearances. The media started to ask a few questions. So on the weekend he scored a hat-trick in 8 minutes.
— Ned Zelic (@NedZelic) August 26, 2019
Moukoko’s latest feat
Dortmund U19s’ latest outing, meanwhile, has seen Moukoko etch his name into the European history books.
The German giants are set to take on their Barcelona counterparts in the UEFA Youth League shortly, ahead of the senior meeting between the clubs in the Champions League later today.
And Moukoko has been handed a starting berth up top for the clash.
As such, in the process, the German has become the youngest ever player to feature in the Youth League, at 14 years, 9 months old.