15-year-old Francesco Camarda becomes the youngest player to make Milan and Serie A debut

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It was a historical night for the Italian Serie A as AC Milan striker Francesco Camarda made his debut for the Rossoneri vs. Fiorentina on Saturday, becoming the youngest player to ever play in the league at 15 years, eight months and five days old. 

Camarda was subbed in during the second half to replace Luka Jovic and played the last seven minutes plus stoppage time. With the whole stadium chanting his name, the young star couldn’t really make a big difference as the home side defended the 1-0 lead.

The Rossoneri won thanks to a penalty scored in the first half by Theo Hernandez and managed to win their first game since Oct. 7. 

It was a surprise call-up and the young player, aware that he could go down in history, captured the moment in the moments before kick-off. There were doubts about his participation, as Fiorentina, despite trailing 1-0 after Theo Hernandez’s penalty goal, were putting the ‘Rossoneri’ on the ropes.

However, the striker got the call from his coach and came on after 83 minutes to replace Jovic. San Siro rose to its feet to welcome the Milan star, who broke a double record at the age of 15 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Wisdom Amey’s record, who made his debut for Bologna at the age of 15 years and 274 days in May 2021, is now a thing of the past. 

Paolo Maldini’s one, who made his first appearance for the ‘Rossoneri’ at 16 years, 6 months and 25 days, was broken too. Camarda, born in 2008, has just written his name in the history of Italian football and Milan.

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