The (very) young Borussia Dortmund striker, Youssoufa Moukoko, is one of those prodigies who has already begun to surprise the world of football from a very early age and in his particular case, he is doing it in a club that has taken the task of gathering top young talent and working very well with them as it’s the case of Borussia Dortmund.
Youssoufa Moukoko was born in Cameroon and was raised by his grandparents in that country until he was 10 years old when he moved to Germany with his father so he has dual nationality, although at international football level he has represented Germany’s national team in the Under-16s and Under-20s categories.
Youssoufa Moukoko has always been a footballers who has played categories higher than the one according to his age since at the age of 12 he played in the under-17s team, at the age of 14 he played in the Under-19s team and at 15 he was part of the Under-20s of Germany’s national team.
His mix of great scoring ability and very unusual ability is incredible, which makes him a very dangerous striker for any defense. Youssoufa Moukoko made his debut in Borussia Dortmund’s first team this season and he managed to score against Union Berlin a few days ago. One day after his 16th birthday, thanks to the modification of the Bundesliga 1 and Bundesliga 2 regulations of this year that allows players to debut at that age. The previous regulation required that the player be 18 years old.
That debut, on November 21st, 2020, made him the youngest player to perform in a Bundesliga match and 17 days later, Youssoufa Moukoko would do so in the UEFA Champions League, where he would also break the record of being the youngest player to be in the competition. As if that were not enough, Moukoko, on December 18th of this year, scored his first goal with Dortmund’s first team and this makes him the youngest scorer in the history of the Bundesliga.
In short, Youssoufa Moukoko has broken several records in less than two months in Borussia Dortmund’s senior squad and it is possible that he will continue to do so in the near future. In addition, the fans of the Yellow and Black Wall are excited about the Moukoko-Haaland partnership and the bright future those two represent.