Known for the ability to spot and recruit very young talent, Borussia Dortmund is a team that made the likes of Mario Gotze and Christian Pulisic possible. While these many talented players made a name for themselves in European football, none of them made as much noise as Youssoufa Moukoko in the junior squads. Being a strong attacker, Youssoufa Moukoko continues to impress both his U19 teammates and other big European clubs.
Promoted to the u19 … Scores 6 Goals in his Debut
Despite his young age, Youssoufa Moukoko made it to the U19 BVB squad at age 14. The German teenager, originally from Cameroon, made a strong statement and climbed the youth ranks at an impressive rate. His arrival from St. Pauli in 2017 didn’t intimidate Youssoufa who scored 33 goals in 22 games. Therefore, the young player made it to the German U-16 squad.
After another impressive performance in the 2018-19 season, Borussia Dortmund promoted Youssoufa to the U-19 side. Despite the pressure, it seems like his self-confidence increased even more. Youssoufa managed to score a breathtaking 6 goals in his debut against Wuppertal FC. His current coach, Michael Skibbe, is clearly impressed and said in an interview with welt.de “The boy will one day become a professional. That’s as safe as the amen in the church. Only injuries could stop him.” He then went on to add “Youssoufa is a relaxed player who has established himself in the team very well. We are happy to have him and are very excited for what’s to come.”
A Few Key Youssoufa Moukoko Facts
As covered in a previous article, Youssoufa Moukoko didn’t only make controversy on the pitch but also outside. These are some facts about the young German striker:
- Moukoko netted 33 goals in 21 games for BVB U15
- Youssoufa Moukoko was promoted to the U17 squad, scoring 46 goals in 25 games.
- A record-breaker by nature, Youssoufa has the most goals scored in a single U17 Bundesliga season.
- Speculations about his age were shut down by the German Football Association who confirmed the authenticity of his paperwork.
From the 2005 Borussia Dortmund, till the title winning squad in 2011 and UEFA Champions League runner up era, Mostafa was always a very passionate Black and Yellow supporter. You would often see him in Coffee shops and Bars on Matchdays. He will be wearing a BVB jersey and sipping on a German beer and most likely swearing at the referee.