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From soccer website Dream Team FC:
Youssoufa Moukoko has now scored 14 goals in five games for Borussia Dortmund’s Under-17s despite only being 12
By James Robinson
2nd September 2017, 2:14 pm
The word wonderkid is massively overused.
But for Borussia Dormund striker Youssoufa Moukoko we think the term is fairly applicable.
For a start Moukoko is playing for Dortmund’s Under-17s… aged 12.
He’s a big lad for a twelve-year-old.
In other immigrant athlete age-related news, Angels’ designated hitter Albert Pujols, officially only 37-years-old, is earning $26 million for hitting .240 like a 39-year-old. FiveThirtyEight recently declared Pujols the worst player in baseball on the ground that the Angels would have won one or two more games so far this season if they had plugged a minimum wage ballplayer into Pujols’ slot in the lineup (not to mention what they could do with the $25.5 million).
Back when the Dominican-born Pujols was in high school in America, opposing coaches would boycott games against him because he sure didn’t look like a schoolboy.
The Angels owe Pujols another $135 million on his ten year contract, which will take him through nominal age 41.
This is not to say that Pujols in his prime was not an all-time great, just that his nominal career arc (Hall of Fame-level player as a rookie at age 21, washed-up at 37) would seem more likely if he were 23 when he debuted and is 39 now.