14-Year-Old Youssoufa Moukoko Scores Six Goals On His Borussia Dortmund U19 Debut

Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko introduced himself to world football in 2017 when he made his competitive debut for the club's U17 side, aged just 12.

He marked his debut against SG Unterrath by bagging a brace in the first game of the season

It was the start of things to come for Moukoko, who would continue to score goals for fun, eventually setting a new record for the most goals scored in a single U17 Bundesliga season.

How many you ask? 46 goals in 25 games.

And ahead of the 2019/20 season, Dortmund decided it was time to promote the talented forward to the club's U19 side and with great results.

The 14-year-old made an instant impact on his debut earlier, scoring a hat-trick in the space of 28 minutes.

He went on to bag an impressive six goals against Wuppertal FC on Sunday morning, a feat that won't surprise his coach, Michael Skibbe.

"The boy will one day become a professional. That's as safe as the amen in the church. Only injuries could stop him." Skibbe told welt.de.

"Youssoufa is a totally relaxed guy, who handles his hype extremely cool. He has established himself very well so far and was an excellent fit in our team."

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.

In the past, the age of Moukoko has come into question, with a Dortmund coach 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."

Image: PA
Image: PA

German outlet Ruhr Nachrichten claim 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.

This lad is going to be special, mark my words.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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