It is said that Axel Key is a formidable football talent. However, many years of development and learning await him. Although he had already taken the first step. On Saturday, he made his professional football debut – in MLS II. On that day, it was exactly … 13 years and 282 days.
What were you doing at his age? The American media sarcastically asks about the footballer.
Thus, Ki went down in history. He became the youngest athlete to compete in American professional sports. The 13-year-old Real Monarchs striker started the match on the bench, but soon got a chance from the coach. However, he did not score the goal. The match against Colorado Springs ended in a goalless draw.
The young footballer was born in Ivory Coast. He and his family moved to California. Despite his age, he is 1.85 meters tall and performs well in junior competitions. In the summer, he became the top scorer of the MLS NEXT Cup for U-15 teams.
However, Key is not the youngest professional footballer in the world. Mauricio Baldivieso made his debut in 2009 when he was 12 years old with the Bolivian premier league team, Aurora. His father was the team coach at the time.
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