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Youssoufa Moukoko becomes youngest Bundesliga player ever for Borussia Dortmund against Hertha Berlin

Youssoufa Moukoko has become the Bundesliga's youngest ever player, making his top-flight debut for Borussia Dortmund against Hertha Berlin just one day after turning 16.

Moukoko has flown through the Dortmund youth teams, amassing a barely credible 141 goals and 27 assists in just 88 games at youth level, and it was only a matter of time before he made his top-flight bow having been made captain of the U19s - aged 15 - earlier this season.

Moukoko came on for Erling Haaland for the final five minutes of die Schwarzgelben's victory at the Olympiastadion, replacing BVB legend Nuri Sahin as the Bundesliga's youngest ever player. Sahin had been a month off his 17th birthday when his made his league debut for BVB against Wolfsburg in August 2005.

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If Moukoko can find the target before the end of the season he will also replace Florian Wirtz as the Bundesliga's youngest ever goalscorer. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was 17 years, one month and four days of age when he steered the ball beyond Manuel Neuer in Die Werkself's 4-2 loss to Bayern Munich in June.