Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 16, became the youngest player to play for the German U21s in Wednesday’s 6-0 victory over San Marino. Former Dortmund player Nuri Sahin holds the record as the youngest Bundesliga player.
Rose believes it will not be long before the 16-year-old is fully fit again. This week the new coach of Borussia Dortmund, Marco Rose, took over training for the first time – in addition to the majority of the squad who this summer did not participate in the international tournaments on three continents – captain Marco Reus and Julian Brandt were also present. Rose is looking forward to working with Bundesliga’s youngest player and goalscorer Youssoufa Moukoko ahead of the 2022 / 22 season.
It is not the first time the Dortmund player has made headlines, as he broke the record for youngest Bundesliga player last season just days after his 16th birthday. At 16 years and 18 days, he was also the youngest ace in a Champions League game.
Never before in the history of the Bundesliga has there been a highly anticipated debut. No wonder, because there was a lot of hype around the young star, who easily dominated the age group of junior women.
It was the perfect opportunity for Youssoufa Moukoko to make his Bundesliga debut. As a Borussia Dortmund fan it felt as if he had been away for a long time, but at the age of just 16 he made his Premier League debut against Hertha on Wednesday. Before the season Jude Bellingham (BVB) and Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich) were the youngest.
Moukoko suffered a foot injury during a training session with the Germany U21 national team in February. Alongside Raphael Guerreiro and Youssoufa Moukoko, he picked up injuries in the international matches against Portugal and Germany Under 21s. He was the latest victim of the international break after suffering a muscle injury on his return to Dortmund and missing Germany’s Under-21 game against Israel.
Borussia Dortmund’s teenage striker Youssoufa Moukoko will miss the rest of the season after a ligament injury, the club announced on Wednesday. Borussia Dortmund teenage striker Youssoufa Moukoko has revealed he quit football because of the pressure on him.
He scored 141 goals in 88 appearances during his time in the youth ranks of BVB before joining FC St. Pauli in 2022. Moukoko made his debut in February 2022 at the age of 16 after joining Borussia Dortmund’s first team at the age of 15.
Before the real season began, he entered career mode at 16. Moukoko, then 16, scored eight times and netted two more before his 17th birthday. The natural striker was sidelined in February due to a foot injury he picked up in training with the Germany Under-21 national team.
Despite the injury, Haaland believes his team-mate has what it takes to play in the youth team. Moukoko is one of several young players who could line up for one of the top clubs this season.
The Cameroon-born striker has built up a reputation as a goalscoring machine in Dortmund. His best season so far was in the 2022-19 season, when he scored 46 goals and provided eight assists in 25 games. In 20 games he had just 34 goals and nine assists last season and this season he has scored 10 goals in three games.
With an appearance this season in one of the two remaining Champions League group games, Moukoko could break the record for the youngest player ever to play in the competition. If he turns up he will replace Sahin as the youngest player ever to play in a professional game in Germany, and if he does he will break Florian Wirtz’s record as the youngest goalkeeper in the Bundesliga history. There is still plenty of time to impress, however, as he is just 16 years away from becoming the second youngest player ever to play in Europe and living in the glory of surpassing Nuri Sahin’s 2005 record of 11 months.
Moukoko became the youngest player ever to feature in a Champions League game and the youngest ever to come off the bench in a group game against Zenit St Petersburg.
I already stated my belief that Dortmund in 2022 and 22 will challenge Bayern for the Bundesliga crown and exert great influence in the Champions League. It’s the day after the release of FIFA 22 and if you switch to career mode, you won’t find what you’re looking for. In particular, the conflagration is out of control and is unlikely to subside any time soon.