Youssoufa Moukoko Sets Bundesliga Record With First Dortmund Goal

Youssoufa Moukoko (image via The Athletic)

Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history on Friday with his first strike for Borussia Dortmund.

Moukoko became the German top flight’s youngest debutant in November, coming off the bench for Erling Haaland against Hertha Berlin aged just 16 years and one day. 

Youssoufa Moukoko (Getty Images)

The following weeks have seen him also break the records for the youngest Bundesliga start and the youngest player to feature in the Champions League, beating marks set by Nuri Sahin and Celestine Babayaro respectively. 

In six appearances for Dortmund, though, Moukoko, who came to the fore for his prodigious scoring rate at youth level, was still waiting for his first senior goal. 

That wait is now over as he provided an instant response for Dortmund after they fell behind against Union Berlin on Friday.

Youssoufa Moukoko (image credit: Imago)

The youngster, who started his second consecutive Bundesliga game, was on target on the hour to equalise, just three minutes after Taiwo Awoniyi had fired Union into the lead. 

He breaks the record set six months ago by Florian Wirtz, who was 17 years and 34 days old when he netted for Leverkusen towards the end of the 2019-20 season.

Dortmund, however, ended up losing 2-1 to Union Berlin.

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source: Goal

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