The 16-year-old prodigy set a brand new first within the German prime flight when he changed xxx in opposition to Hertha Berlin
Moukoko turned 16 on Friday and was instantly included in Dortmund’s squad for his or her league conflict away to Hertha Berlin.
A rule change within the German top-flight earlier this 12 months has modified the minimal age requirement from 16 and a half to 16, enabling his inclusion on the bench the day after his birthday.
And the younger ahead appeared within the eighth minute approaching for Erling Halaand, as he changed the Norwegian, who fired 4 objectives on Saturday, to mark a brand new Bundesliga report.
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At simply 16 years and someday, that mark is prone to stand for a while, exhibiting as soon as extra Dortmund’s dedication to youth.
Moukoko was one in every of three youngsters to make the bench for Saturday’s conflict, alongside Jude Bellingham, 17, and 18-year-old Giovanni Reyna, whereas 20-year-old placing sensation Erling Haaland began for the guests in opposition to Hertha.
Born in Yaounde, Cameroon, the place he spent the primary 10 years of his life earlier than shifting to Hamburg together with his father, the prodigy started to play with Dortmund’s Underneath-17 aspect when he was simply 12 after shifting from St. Pauli and his look within the first group has lengthy been anticipated regardless of his tender age.
Former coach Michael Feichtenbeiner is simply a kind of to have seen Moukoko who predicts massive issues for the ahead.
The ex-Germany U16s coach informed Aim and SPOX: “Such a expertise doesn’t come alongside in Germany each 5 years.
“His soccer expertise are merely excellent and he’s a participant who could make all of the distinction. He scored his objectives in all places – and there can be no finish.
“Youssoufa will break many data within the Bundesliga.
“In an atmosphere like Dortmund with so many younger gamers, it is slightly simpler for him. You’ll be able to see that in Jude Bellingham, who as a 17-year-old from England appears to have few issues maintaining with the extent.”
Moukoko has additionally made an influence on the worldwide stage, representing Germany at each U16 and U20 ranges