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.
46 goals in 25 games :soccer::fire:- Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) June 2, 2019
... and he's only 14! pic.twitter.com/45JWdZ2Qvk
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."
Gio Reyna scores in 1st minute of competitive debut, adds assist in 2nd minute as Borussia Dortmund wins 9-2 at Wuppertal in U19 season opener. Star is 14-year-old (!) Youssoufa Moukoko with six goals. pic.twitter.com/XBtBQVEaUd- Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) August 11, 2019
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14-year-old wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko's first game for Borussia Dortmund in the Under 19 Bundesliga: 6 goals in a 9-2 win- Ned Zelic (@NedZelic) August 11, 2019
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.
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.
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