Specifically, Udinese’s Simone Pafundi became the youngest player to debut for the Italian team after more than 100 years, at 16 years and 247 days. This player has a knack for playing behind strikers and has been compared to Lionel Messi because of his similar playing style.
He had 4 goals in 5 matches for the Italy U17 team and was promoted directly to the first team in a 3-1 victory in a friendly match against Albania last time.
Roberto Mancini gave Pafundi a chance in the final minutes at the Air Albania Stadium. At the age of 16 and 247 days, He became the youngest player to debut for the Italian national team before the age of 17 in the past 100 years.
However, this is not the Azzurri’s record. The best record belongs to Pietro Antonio Gavinelli with 16 years and 97 days when playing in a 2-2 draw with France on April 9, 1911.
Renzo De Vecchi was next at the age of 16 years and 111 days when he made his debut in a 1-6 loss to Hungary on May 26, 1910.
Pafundi has played just one Serie A game for Udinese, featuring in 22 minutes of a 4-0 win over Salernitana in May 2022.
Tieu Lam – according to xevathethao.vn | 09:57 11/17/2022