Youssoufa Maukoco Ready to play for Dortmund’s Senior Team
At the age of 12, Yusuf Maukoco played for Borussia Dortmund's U-17 team. At the age of 14 he made a place in the U-19 team. He scored 127 goals in 84 games for the club's youth team. Due to this, he got the opportunity to train in the senior team. He turned 16 on […]




At the age of 12, Yusuf Maukoco played for Borussia Dortmund's U-17 team. At the age of 14 he made a place in the U-19 team. He scored 127 goals in 84 games for the club's youth team. Due to this, he got the opportunity to train in the senior team. He turned 16 on Friday and is likely to play for Dortmund in the game against Hertha Berlin. "He is very good, he has great potential," said his coach Lucian Favre.

At the age of 12, Yusuf Maukoco played for Borussia Dortmund's U-17 team. At the age of 14 he made a place in the U-19 team. He scored 127 goals in 84 games for the club's youth team. Due to this, he got the opportunity to train in the senior team. He turned 16 on Friday and is likely to play for Dortmund in the game against Hertha Berlin. "He is very good, he has great potential," said his coach Lucian Favre.


Maukoco scored 13 goals in four games, including three hat-tricks, which earned him a place in Germany's U-20 team. "It's unbelievable. A boy of this age can play against an opponent older than two and three years old and score many goals, ”said German national team coach Joachim Loew. If Maukoco makes an official debut for Dortmund against Hertha Berlin, he will break the record of Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin. Sahin made his debut at the age of 16 years and 11 months.


"We are not trying to break the record, but not playing exceptionally talented young players is a loss compared to other leagues," Dortmund's youth coordinator Lars Ricken said to Kickers.


According to The Sun, Maukoco currently earns 350,000 a year and has already signed a 10 million euro deal with Nike.


Samuel Eto'o has dubbed Maucoco the "next Lionel Messi" and Sahin has warned the young man that tough times are ahead. "Under the new rules, I know my record is going to be broken soon," Sahin told Kicker.

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