We have a bit of a rule here at FOX Soccer that it’s poor form to wear a shirt bearing the name of a player younger than you. This serves a variety of trivial purposes, but the main reason is two-fold: It helps deter us from reminding us of our age and how physically inept we really are.
For instance, Neymar is still just 21 years old and we’ll never even come close to being this awesome. Now, enter this young starlet from FC Cologne in Germany, playing in a match against Bayer Leverkusen’s U-9 squad.
In just one turn of play, Cologne’s No. 11 manages to dispossess his opponent, make not one, but two beautiful pirouettes to dodge tackles, and then blast a shot between two defenders to beat the keeper at the far post.
Are you kidding me?
We’re not sure what this little maestro’s name is, but you can take it to the bank we won’t be wearing a shirt with his name on it down the road.
Despite how much we might want to.