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Nicolás Siri Beats Pele's Record To Become Youngest Player In Professional Football History To Score Hat-Trick

Jack Kenmare

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Nicolás Siri Beats Pele's Record To Become Youngest Player In Professional Football History To Score Hat-Trick

At the age of just 16 years, 11 months, and two days, Danubio wonderkid Nicolás Siri has become the youngest player in the history of professional football to score a hat-trick, taking the record from Pele.

The talented Uruguayan forward, who scored on his debut against Nacional last weekend, built on his impressive start by netting a perfect hat-trick against Boston River on Friday, showing incredible composure to help his side to a 5-1 win at the Centenario Stadium.

As a result of his efforts in front of goal, Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly monitoring his progress closely.

Take a look at his hat-trick below. This kid looks like the real deal.



Following the club's 5-1 win against Boston River, a delighted Siri spoke to the press.

"I am very happy, it is a dream come true." he told Radio Oriental. "Luckily everything is happening. It was the first time I played in the Centennial, the truth is that it is all a dream.

"I always try to enjoy myself, I hope to continue like this."

Danubio currently sit in 11th place in the Uruguayan Primera División after a poor start to the campaign but Siri showcased maturity beyond his years when asked about their current situation.

"We are in a delicate moment, but we need to face the best we have, playing football and doing what we know how to do. We will continue to fight until the end."


Remember the name: Nicolás Siri.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/transfersuy

Topics: Football, Goals, Pele, Uruguay

Jack Kenmare
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