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Moise Kean: The first player born in 2000 to play in Europe’s top four leagues

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Moise Kean might be a great talent and quite possibly a lovely lad too, but he’s managed to make us all feel very old this weekend.

The 16-year-old became the first player born in 2000 to play in Europe’s top four leagues - Italy, England, Spain and Germany - when he replaced his Juventus teammate Mario Mandzukic against Pescara on Saturday.

He only played six minutes but that was enough to put his name into the record books.

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Kean has been compared to Mario Balotelli - we’ll let you decide whether or not that’s a good thing - and had previously been named on the substitutes’ bench five times in Serie A before finally making his debut appearance.

And when you see the footage of him in action, you’ll understand why people in Italy are getting excited about this lad.

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Kean was born in Italy to Ivorian parents

Kean, born on 2 February 2000, was born in Italy to Ivorian parents - and it’s safe to assume that both national teams will now be keeping close tabs on the starlet if they weren’t already.

The talented forward spent time in the youth ranks of Torino before, in 2010, he moved to Juventus.

Twitter reaction to Kean’s record-breaking appearance

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Kean becoming the first player born in the 2000s to play in Europe’s top four leagues…

Video: Kean’s debut v Pescara

Video: Kean in action

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