Top Ten Youngest Nigerians To Debut In The Italian Serie A : Martins 4th, Sadiq 9th
Published: December 23, 2016
Top Ten Youngest Nigerians To Debut In The Italian Serie A : Martins 4th, Sadiq 9thAfter Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri equaled the all-time record set by Amedeo Amadei as the youngest player in the Serie A,’s statistician has compiled a list of the ten youngest players of Nigeria descent to debut in the Italian top-flight.

Italy international Stefano Okaka is the youngest player of Nigerian descent to play in the Serie A, having made his debut for Roma at the age of 16 years 4 months 9 days.

Former AC Milan wonderkid Aliyu Mohammed Datti is the youngest Nigerian-born player to feature in the Serie A.

The ex-Golden Eaglets star stepped out onto the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara turf in the 77th minute of Milan’s 3-2 win at Bologna aged 16 years 10 months 10 days.

Christian Obodo is third in the ranking and played his first match for Perugia aged 17 years 11 months 24 days , followed by Obafemi Martins (Inter Milan) and Ibrahim Babatunde (Piacenza Calcio).

Ten Youngest Nigerian Players To Feature In Italian Serie A

1)Stefano Okaka (AS Roma) - 16 years 04 months 09 days 
2)Aliyu Datti (AC Milan) - 16 years 10 months 10 days
3) Christian Obodo (Perugia) - 17 years 11 months 24 days
4) Obafemi Martins (Inter Milan) - 18 years 01 month 24 days
5) Ibrahim Babatunde (Piacenza) - 18 years 04 months 18 days
6) Olasunkanmi Akande Ajide (AS Roma) - 18 years 04 months 22 days
7)Hugo Enyinnaya (Bari) - 18 years 05 months 09 days
8)Victor Obinna (Chievo Verona) - 18 years 05 months 17 days
9) Umar Sadiq (AS Roma) - 18 years 09 months 19 days
10)Orji Okonkwo (Bologna) - 18 years 10 months 01 day

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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