When Luka Romero stepped onto the pitch in the 83rd minute of RCD Mallorca’s match away at Real Madrid on Wednesday night, he made history as soon as his studs touched the grass of the Estadio Di Stéfano pitch.
At 15 years and 219 days of age, Romero became the very youngest player in the 91-year history of Spain’s top division.
The record had previously been held by Francisco Bao Rodríguez, known as Sanson, who played for his hometown club RC Celta against Sevilla back in 1939 at the age of just 15 years and 255 days. Real Sociedad’s Pedro Irastorza and Real Zaragoza’s Óscar Ramón were the only other players to make their LaLiga debuts while still 15, before Romero became the fourth.
Romero has come a long way to reach this special and historic moment. He was born to Argentine parents in Durango City, Mexico, where his father Diego was playing professional football. Due to his father’s career, Romero moved around a lot as a kid, moving to Spain and eventually…
Source: Complete Sports