At 17 years and two months, the striker beats the record set by Rúben Neves and Fernando Gomes
Fábio Silva earned his place in the history of FC Porto this Thursday. As he was sent in during the victory over BSC Young Boys (2-1), in the opening matchday of Group G of Europa League, the striker is now the youngest Dragon ever to play for European competitions, aged 17 years and two months.
The number 49 beat the record set by Rúben Neves, who faced Lille at 17 years, five months and seven days. The midfielder started the match in the blue and white victory (1-0) in France, for the first leg of the qualification play-off to the group stage of the Champions League, on August 20, 2014.
Fernando Gomes is the third player in top 3. “Two shoes” was 17 years, nine months and 27 days when he played the match FC Porto-Wolverhampton, on September 18, 1974. The striker scored one of the goals in the blue and white victory (4-1) in the first leg of the first elimination round of the UEFA Cup.
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