Meet The Youngster With The Ridiculous Goal-Tally
Child prodigies rarely live up the hype they first whip up. Freddy Adu is testament to that: once a teenager once dubbed the next Pele, the now 28-year-old found himself back in his home country of America playing for Las Vegas Lights, following a failed stint in the Europe.
Sometimes, however, the initial panormium surrounding a player is warranted. Neymar soared from Brazilian side Santos. He became a footballer whose transfer fee cost more than the GDP of three UN states.
Now attention is on 13-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko. The Cameroon-born German is in the Borussia Dortmund youth roster, a stable that primed graduates Mario Gotze, Felix Passlakc and Christian Pulisic.
So how good is the youngster? Last October when aged 12, Moukoko scored a hattrick against Schalke in an under-17s game. His record now stands at 35 goals in 21 games, a ratio of just over a goal and a half a game.
13-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko has now scored 35 goals and registered 4 assists in just 21 games for Borussia Dortmund u17s this season... pic.twitter.com/E4VbGMEUMs- FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 24, 2018
To grasp the difficultly of this, have a moment to reflect the contrasting size between adolescents age 12 to 17, the fact that a 16-year-old frame has the potential to fill out the shape of a grown man, whereas Moukoko's shape could be classified as a child.
He's been on a continuous ascension through the Dortmund academy. The season before, Moukoko was top-scorer in the club's Under-15s side, bagging 33 times in 21 games.
The noise that surrounds this youngster is understandable give his unprecedented goal-scoring ability. The hope is that he fulfils the potential he possesses.
Scenes if we play Moukoko and Aydinel up front together on the final day against Hoffenheim https://t.co/Up8tCNQkjl- James (@FussballJames) April 21, 2018
They were a strong team, not like Dortmund was with Moukoko as standout or Ajax in 2017 with Unuvar who did a Madness.- El Flaco (@Roy_H020) March 22, 2018