Villarreal of Spain winger, Samuel Chukwueze is the proud holder of a new record as the youngest player ever to reach 100 matches milestone with The Yellow Submarine, which he achieved at the age of 21 years, seven months and 11 days, megasportsarena.com reports.
The feat that was pulled off by the upper Eagles’ star saw Chukwueze erase the previous mark that was held by Argentina international and AC Milan of Italy centre back, Mateo Musacchio, who reached the centenary mark aged 21 years, 11 months and 20 days.
The new mark now belongs to Chukwueze, after he stepped out onto the pitch against Zamora on Tuesday to make his 100th appearance in record time for Villarreal and he historically becomes the Spanish LaLiga club’s youngest-ever footballer to feature in a century of games.
The product of Diamond Football Acaemy of Umuahia put icing on his date in history, as he got an assist that helped Unai Emery’s side get a 4-1 victory over Zamora in Tuesday’s Copa del Rey fixture that sent the fourth-tier Spanish side packing, with Carlos Bacca, Yeremi Pino, Carlos Ramos, Fer Nino and Daniel Raba netting the goals.
Though he was substituted for Dani Parejo in the 63rd minute of the encounter at Estadio Ruta de la Plata, the Nigrian left-footer had done enough to aid his side’s surge and the club stated afterwards: “A record-making centenarian. Samuel Chukwueze has reached 100 games with Villarreal’s first team after starting the Copa del Rey game against Zamora CF.
“The Nigerian forward has reached the 100-game mark (79 in LaLiga, 13 in the Europa League and eight in the Copa del Rey), aged just 21 years, seven months and 11 days, becoming the youngest player to reach this mark in official games for the Villarreal CF first team.”