Youssoufa Moukoko becomes the youngest player for Germany since Uwe Seeler

In Germany’s friendly against Oman, Youssoufa Moukoko (17y 361d) started up front and with this he became the youngest ever player to play for Die Mannschaft since Uwe Seeler (17y 345d) who holds the record since 1954, per Opta.

Seeler made his debut for West Germany against France in a 3-1 loss. He would go on to play 72 times for West Germany. The former Hamburg forward would go on to captain them to the 1966 World Cup final. The centre forward scored two of his 43 goals for West Germany in that tournament.

Moukoko earned his place in the Germany national team due to his breakthrough season for Borussia Dortmund this year. The 17-year-old proved he was capable of leading the line for Dortmund in the absence of Sébastien Haller. This season Moukoko has scored six goals in 11 games for Dortmund. 

Germany’s game against Oman is their only warm up game before they face Japan in their group opener next Wednesday which will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium followed by games against Spain and Costa Rica.

GGFN | Jack Meenan

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