AC Milan striker Francesco Camarda becomes Serie A’s youngest ever player aged 15

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AC Milan striker Francesco Camarda became the youngest-ever player to make a Serie A appearance after coming on as a late substitute during the 1-0 victory over Fiorentina.

At just 15 years and 260 days old, Camarda beats the record that was set by Wisdom Amey, who played for Bologna in 2021 aged 15 years and 274 days.

With his side 1-0 up thanks to a goal from left-back Theo Hernandez, Camarda, wearing the number 73, replaced Serbia international Luka Jovic in the 84th minute at San Siro.

The teenager also beat Paolo Maldini’s record as Milan’s youngest-ever debutant, who made his first appearance for the Italian club in 1985 aged 16.

Camarda has impressed in Milan youth sides, scoring seven goals and providing two assists in 13 games this season for Milan Primavera, including three goals in three games in the UEFA Youth League.

The home side held on for a victory that saw them rise to third in the Serie A table.

They are next in action against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday in the penultimate game of the group stage.



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