At 17 years and 134 days old, Christian Pulisic became the eighth youngest player in history to make his Bundesliga debut. - © imago / Moritz Müller
At 17 years and 134 days old, Christian Pulisic became the eighth youngest player in history to make his Bundesliga debut. - © imago / Moritz Müller
Bundesliga

Pulisic's Dortmund dream comes true

At just 17 years of age, Christian Pulisic experienced something millions of teenagers dream of when he made his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund, giving fans a glimpse of just how bright his future could be.

Courageous display

The American lingered on the pitch long after the final whistle had been blown on BVB’s 2-0 win over FC Ingolstadt 04. Grinning from ear to ear, he savoured the momentous occasion, one which despite his age, he didn’t let get the better of him.

Coming off the bench in front of 81,000 expectant fans inside the sold-out SIGNAL IDUNA PARK was “an incredible feeling” in Pulisic’s own words. In the 22 minutes he was on the pitch for, the youngster wasted little time in demonstrating why many at Dortmund believe he may be the next big thing to come out of their youth academy.

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