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Moukoko (16) sets Bundesliga precocity record 

Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest player to play in the Bundlesliga on Saturday at 16 and one day.

German football prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko set a new Bundesliga youth record on Saturday, starting with Dortmund at the age of 16 and one day. The striker entered in the 85th minute of Dortmund’s match in Berlin against Hertha, when the score was 5-2 for Dortmund, who ultimately won on that mark. He replaced quadruplet-maker Erling Haaland, with the old record going to 32-year-old Nuri Sahin, the Turkey international, who started at 16, 335 days old, already in Dortmund. If Moukoko, a gifted striker, had not yet made his Bundesliga debut, it is because the regulations prevent a player from fielding before his 16th birthday. The ban fell on Friday, when the native of Yaoundé blew out his 16 candles: Dortmund coach Lucien Favre can now also start him in the Champions League on Tuesday against Bruges: another record of precocity to beat. Babaaro still holds the C1 record In C1, the record has belonged since November 1995 to Nigerian Celestine Babayaro, who played his first meeting of the queen competition with Anderlecht when he was 16 years and 87 days old. Moukoko is already famous in Germany for his extraterrestrial statistics in the youth categories. Engaged at 12 in the U17 championship, he scored 90 goals in 56 matches. At 14, he was upgraded to U19, and scored 47 goals in 25 matches. This year in September, he had his first two caps for the national team under 20: at 15!

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