Borussia Dortmund teen Youssoufa Moukoko could become the youngest player in UEFA Champions League history later in 2020/21. - © imago
Borussia Dortmund teen Youssoufa Moukoko could become the youngest player in UEFA Champions League history later in 2020/21. - © imago
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Youssoufa Moukoko named in Borussia Dortmund's UEFA Champions League squad

Youssoufa Moukoko will be called up to Borussia Dortmund’s official squad for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage, the club have confirmed.

Moukoko, 15, was not included in the initial Dortmund squad on age grounds, but will be named among their B-list - reserved for young, homegrown talent - once he turns 16 on 20 November 2020.

"Yes, it's true. We will register Youssoufa for the Champions League via the B-list," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told German daily Bild.

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Aside from having the practical benefit of giving the Black-Yellows the chance to add one more player to their 25-man A list, Moukoko's inclusion is just reward for a quite spectacular goal-scoring return at youth level.

The Cameroon-born Germany U20 forward has hit 134 goals in 86 appearances for the Dortmund U17s and 19s since debuting at 12, including a pair of hat-tricks in his first two outings in 2020/21. He also struck four times in seven UEFA U19 Youth League outings last term, and will be eligible to make his senior domestic and European bow at 16.

Should Moukoko feature when BVB take on Club Brugge on 24 November, he will become the youngest player in Champions League history. Celestine Babayaro holds the current record, having started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucharest in the 1994/95 group stage, aged 16 years and 87 days.

Dortmund - competition winners in 1996/97 and 2012/13 runners-up - also face Zenit St. Petersburg and Lazio in Group F.