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Meet The Youngster With The Ridiculous Goal-Tally

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.

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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.


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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.


Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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.

Topics: Football News, Football, Borussia Dortmund

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

 

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