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MADRID: Actual Mallorca’s Luka Romero made historical past on Wednesday by changing into the youngest participant ever to play in La Liga, aged 15 years and 219 days.
Romero beat the report held for 81 years by Francisco Bao Rodriguez, generally known as Samson, who performed on December 31, 1939 aged 15 and 255 days for Celta Vigo in opposition to Sevilla.
After coaching with Mallorca’s senior crew for the primary time on June 1, Romero, who performs as an attacking midfielder, got here on as an alternative within the 83rd minute of the sport at Actual Madrid.
Mallorca coach Vicente Moreno was seen speaking to Romero earlier than he introduced him on. “I attempted to simply hold him calm,” Moreno stated.
“I put my hand on his coronary heart and I may inform it was beating very quick, which is regular for a child of his age. He deserved to play and that is the rationale he got here on.”
Romero was born in Mexico however his household is Argentinian and he has already represented Argentina at under-15 stage.
He’s left-footed and has been likened to Spanish midfielder David Silva by Mallorca’s assistant coach Dani Pendin.
Mallorca are preventing relegation in La Liga. They sit 18th, three factors away from security with seven video games left to play.