- April 10 marks 15 years since James Vaughan made Premier League historical past. Here, we take a look at the youngest goalscorers in Europe’s top leagues.
Modified 10 Apr 2020, 12:32 IST
James Vaughan will all the time look again fondly on April 10, as that is the date on which he made Premier League historical past.
Although his top-flight profession failed to remain airborne for lengthy, it definitely received off to a flying begin when he turned the division’s youngest goalscorer for Everton in opposition to Crystal Palace.
His achievement stands 15 years on however, as you possibly can see under, that is not even near being the longest such report throughout the top five leagues in Europe.
Here are the youngest goalscorers ever seen in the Bundesliga, LaLiga, Ligue 1, the Premier League and Serie A. Enjoy your journey down reminiscence lane…
BUNDESLIGA: NURI SAHIN (17y, 82d)
Match: Nurnberg 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
Sahin turned the youngest participant in Bundesliga historical past when he made his debut in August 2005 at 16 years and 334 days outdated. Just three months later, he was in the report books once more, netting Dortmund’s second purpose in a 2-1 win at Nurnberg after David Odonkor had put them forward.
What occurred subsequent? Sahin’s early profession at Dortmund was massively promising, however issues turned tougher as soon as accidents took their toll amid sad spells at Real Madrid and Liverpool. He returned to Dortmund and the Bundesliga in 2014 and has been with Werder Bremen since 2018.
LALIGA: FABRICE OLINGA (16y, 98d)
Match: Celta Vigo 0-1 Malaga
Olinga made LaLiga historical past when he (moderately fortuitously) scored the one purpose of the sport in Malaga’s 1-Zero win at Celta. Rarely have there been extra momentous targets scored off the thigh from five yards.
What occurred subsequent? Olinga left Malaga for Apollon Limassol in January 2014 however spent a lot of the subsequent yr on mortgage at Zulte Waregem after which Viitorul. After a dispute with Sampdoria, in which compatriot Samuel Eto’o took the membership to courtroom on Olinga’s behalf over a participant registration dispute, the Cameroon worldwide signed for Mouscron.
— LaLiga (@LaLiga) May 27, 2019
LIGUE 1: RICHARD KRAWCZYK (16y, 3m, 15d)
Match: Angers 1-2 Lens
Only 11th in the checklist of Ligue 1’s youngest post-war gamers, Krawczyk leads the best way in phrases of youngest goalscorers after serving to Lens to victory over Angers in September 1963.
What occurred subsequent? Part of a proud custom of gamers of Polish descent at Lens, Krawczyk spent five years in the primary crew earlier than taking part in for Metz, Reims after which returning to his outdated membership in 1976 till 1979.
PREMIER LEAGUE: JAMES VAUGHAN (16y, 270d)
Match: Everton 4-0 Crystal Palace
Vaughan broke the report held by James Milner when he struck in the 87th minute in opposition to Palace, after Mikel Arteta and a Tim Cahill double had put Everton in management.
What occurred subsequent? ‘Nomadic’ is an apt description of Vaughan’s profession. Apart from Everton – whom he formally left in 2011 – the striker has performed for 12 totally different golf equipment, most lately becoming a member of League One strugglers Tranmere Rovers on mortgage from Bradford City in January.
16 – James Vaughan turned – and stays – the Premier League’s youngest goalscorer, aged 16 years and 270 days when he scored for Everton in opposition to Crystal Palace. Sweet. #OptaPLSeasons pic.twitter.com/qN58icnXwv
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 8, 2020
SERIE A: AMEDEO AMADEI (15y, 287d)
Match: Lucchese 5-1 Roma
The reality Amadei’s report stands 83 years on exhibits what an admirable feat it was (even when it is a sport Roma followers would quickly overlook). He additionally stays the joint-youngest participant to seem in Serie A, the opposite being Pietro Pellegri.
What occurred subsequent? Amadei scored 111 targets in 234 video games for Roma and is recognised as a real membership nice. His time with Atalanta, Inter and Napoli, whom he twice coached in the 1950s and early 1960s, noticed him inducted into Italian soccer’s corridor of fame in 2018 five years after his demise on the age of 92.
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— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) March 11, 2020
Published 10 Apr 2020, 12:32 IST
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