One of a good joys of examination a UEFA Champions League is saying fresh-faced prospects announce their talent to a world. We applaud a youngest players to have graced Europe’s tip bar competition.
CÃ©lÃ©stine Babayaro (16 years and 87 days)
Anderlecht 1-1 Steaua, 23 Nov 1994
The Nigerian left-back became a youngest actor in UEFA Champions League story when he started for Anderlecht opposite Steaua in a 1994/95 organisation stage. His ground-breaking entrance set some-more than one record, however, Babayaro apropos a competition’s youngest actor to be sent off 37 mins later. He assimilated Chelsea in 1997, winning a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and FA Cup during Stamford Bridge.
Alen HaliloviÄ‡ (16 years and 128 days)
Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain, 24 Oct 2012
Dinamo Zagreb were good on their approach to a home better by Paris when a waif-like HaliloviÄ‡ trotted on for a final 5 mins of combined time. Billed as a many sparkling Croatian talent given Luka ModriÄ‡, a son of former Dinamo actor Sead HaliloviÄ‡ had turn a youngest scorer in Prva Liga story a fortnight earlier. Still available his breakthrough, a 22-year-old assimilated AC Milan this summer.
Youri Tielemans (16 years and 148 days)
Anderlecht 0-3 Olympiacos, 2 Oct 2013
Tielemans initial came on to Anderlecht’s radar as a five-year-old, and a midfielder done fast swell by a ranks before personification all 90 mins of a Belgian side’s home detriment to Olympiacos on his UEFA Champions League debut. He captained a bar before his 20th birthday and switched to Monaco in 2017, assisting Belgium strech a FIFA World Cup semi-finals this summer.
Charis Mavrias (16 years and 242 days)
Panathinaikos 0-0 Rubin Kazan, 20 Oct 2010
Panathinaikos incited to Mavrias as they sought a leader with 12 mins remaining of their organisation theatre assembly with Rubin in 2010. The midfielder did not make a dream entrance though after became a club’s youngest ever European scorer and their youngest scorer in a derby diversion opposite Olympiacos. Still usually 24, Mavrias sealed for Scottish side Hibernian from Rijeka progressing this month.
Kenneth Zohore (16 years and 263 days)
Barcelona 2-0 KÃ¸benhavn, 20 Oct 2010
A apart relations of Didier Drogba, Zohore done his UEFA Champions League entrance on a same day as Mavrias â€“ in a shining environment of a Camp Nou. The brazen left KÃ¸benhavn for Fiorentina in 2012 though spent most of his army out on loan, usually anticipating fortitude given he sealed for Cardiff City in 2016. His 9 Championship goals final tenure helped a Welsh outfit sign their lapse to a Premier League.
Youngest scorer: Peter Ofori-Quaye (17 years and 195 days)
Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 1 Oct 1997
Nine mins after his introduction, a Ghanaian brazen struck Olympiacos’s satisfaction in a complicated better by Rosenborg in a 1997/98 organisation stage. His goals during his initial seasons in Piraeus drew copiousness of general attention, though a knee damage eventually wrecked his progress, and he finished his career in his local Ghana in 2012.