Nigeria's Most Productive Teenager In The History Of Champions League Revealed
Published: October 19, 2017
Nigeria's Most Productive Teenager In The History Of Champions League RevealedWith PSG striker Kylian Mbappé etching his name into Champions League folklore with his goal against R.S.C. Anderlecht on Wednesday night, allnigeriasoccer.com has checked the history books for the most productive Nigerian teenager in the history of Europe's flagship club competition.

Mbappé netted his eighth Champions League goal against the Belgian team, and broke the record of the famous Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert by becoming the most productive teenager (up to 19 years) in the history of the competition.

The highest scoring Nigerian teenager in the history of the Champions League is Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who notched five goals before he clocked 20 while defending the colours of Maccabi Haifa.

Born November 22, 1982, Aiyegbeni bagged a hat-trick, the only Nigerian teenager to achieve the feat, against
Olympiacos on September 24, 2002, and scored his fourth and fifth goals against Manchester United (October 29) and Olympiacos (November 13).

The second highest scoring Nigerian teenager in Champions League history is former Inter Milan wonderkid Obafemi Martins, who scored four goals representing the Italian outfit.

Born October 28, 1984, Martins grabbed his first Champions League goal against Bayer Leverkusen, aged 18 years, 4 months and 19 days, before finding the net against AC Milan (May 15, 2003).

The following season, the FC Ebedei product tallied his third goal against Arsenal (Sept 17, 2003), before scoring against Anderlecht on September 29, 2004.

Nwankwo Kanu (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Amokachi (Club Brugge), Yussuf Ayila (Dynamo Kiev) and Kelechi Iheanacho (Man City) are the other Nigerian teenagers who have scored in the Champions League.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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