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4 players who made their professional debut at 14 years and below

For every young player, the professional game is always one of the unforgettable moments in the game because it makes the beginning of a successful career.

Some make their debut at a young age while others have to wait for the right age before appearing in a professional game.

In this article, we highlight four players who made their professional debut at age 14 and below because of their talent and potential.


James Rodriguez made his debut on May 21 2006 at the age of 14 years 10 months and 9 days while he was playing for Envigado in the second division of the Colombian league.


Nicknamed the next Pele during his young age, Freddy Adu made his debut as a 14-year-old in the United State of America.

The exciting winger who broke a lot of records during his young age made his debut as a substitute in an MLS game between D.C. United and San Jose Earthquakes on April 17.

He also became the youngest player to score a goal in MLS history when he found the back of the net in a 3-2 loss to the MetroStars.

Despite all accolades, the Ghanaian dazzler failed to live up to the expectation - playing for fifteen teams in nine countries: United States, Portugal, Monaco, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Serbia, Finland, and Sweden.


Radamel Falcao is one of the best strikers in Europe after his exploit with Porto, Monaco, and Atletico Madrid.

The Colombian striker started his playing career at a young age when he made his debut on August 28, 1999, while still at the age of 13 years and 199 days.

He was introduced for the last twenty minutes of the game between his side, Lanceros Boyaca and Deportivo Pereira in the Colombian Primera B (Second Division).


Mauricio Baldvieso is the son of longtime Bolivian national player Julio Casar Baldvieso.

The 24-year-old midfield became the youngest player ever to play a professional football match when his father introduced him in a game between Aurora and La Paz in July 2019 while he was still 12 years of age.

He is currently without a club after his contract with Club San Jose expired in 2018.  

Another top player who was not mentioned in this article because he made his debut at the age of 15 is Sergio Aguero.

By – Adewale Adeyemi

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