Borussia Dortmund’s wonderkid Youssafa Muokoko turned 16 yesterday (Friday 20th) and is now old enough to be in the first-team set-up and could make his professional debut against Hertha Berlin.
Born in Yaounde, Cameroon, the teen has notched an eye-watering 141 goals in 88 games since his arrival in 2014.
Moukoko has been lighting it up in Germany and has been tipped to be the next Lionel Messi.
His career trajectory has been incredible; despite his young age, he’s been training with Dortmund’s first-team since the summer and could feature against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Moukoko is widely regarded as the ‘next big thing’ to emerge from Dortmund’s academy for several years now and is already an under twenty international football star.
Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Moukoko played for the German U16 national team for the first time on 11 September 2017 in a 3–1 victory over Austria. Two days later, in his second match against the same opponent, he scored both goals for Germany in a 2–1 victory. At that time he was the youngest player in the U16 national team. In order to protect Moukoko from too much media attention, the BVB and DFB decided not to continue using him in selected teams for the time being.