14-Year Old Youssoufa Moukoko Scored 46 Goals In 25 Games In Under 17 Bundesliga

Ever used to think you were a baller when you were playing against players older than you down at the local park? Well that's nothing compared to the absolute bits 14-year old Youssoufa Moukoko has been doing for Borussia Dortmund.

Signed from St Pauli in 2016, Moukoko netted 33 goals in 21 matches in a single season for the Under 15's BVB side and then made the step up to the Bundesliga Under 17.

The young prodigy hit headlines in August 2017 when he made the step up to the Bundesliga Under 17, playing against kids three years older than him.

But he was not fazed by the graduation, marking his debut at Under 17 level by bagging a brace in the first game of the season against SG Unterrath as his side ran out 3-0 winners.

And while he set the bar unbelievably high, he's managed to continue on the same path. This season, in 25 games, he scored a record-breaking 46 goals in 25 times as BVB won the Under 17 title.

The age of the Cameroon-born striker has come into question, with a Dortmund coach even casting doubt on whether he is older than his birth certificate.

BVB youth coordinator Lars Ricken defended the youngster in 2017, however, and his father, Joseph, refuted the claims.

"Right after his birth, I registered him with the German consulate in Yaounde [Cameroon's capital]," he said to the official Dortmund website, via ESPN.

"The boy can't be older because his mum, Marie, is only 28."

Dortmund have a great track record with young players in recent times and everything points towards a bright future in the game for Moukoko.

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram

In fact, according to German outlet Ruhr Nachrichten, the starlet has already bagged himself a $1 million Nike deal and received a seven-figure upfront.

He will also be entitled to incentives if he plays in the Bundesliga but the player himself is aiming much higher than that.

"If I'm honest, my goal is to become a professional in Dortmund, to get the Champions League with Borussia and to win the Ballon d'Or (World Player Award)," he said to Sport Bild.

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