On May 2012 Sandnes Ulf player Zymer Bytyqi, 15 at that time, became the youngest debutant ever in the Norwegian highest division after breaking the Norwegian record from 2009 (Sverre Økland, 16-years-old). The record was on April 2014 broken by the current Real Madrid youngster Martin Ødegaard. But now, a year has passed and the record has once again been broken by another Albanian. This time by a 14-year-old.
His name is Kreshnik Krasniqi, he plays on the midfield and the young teen was born on December 22nd 2000. The Hønefoss player made his debut earlier on Monday when his team went to visit Nest Sotra in the Norwegian second tier. The home team were beaten by 1-3 and Krasniqi made his debut at the very end playing for four minutes.
Krasniqi doesn’t even have professional contract since an reserve player can make three appearances as a non pro. He had to turn down their U16 team for the first team and we’re glad he did. Otherwise he wouldn’t have made his debut and become the youngest debutant in Norwegian top football history.
By the way, Martin Ødegaard later on went to sign with Real Madrid. Krasniqi on the other hand is a huge FC Barcelona supporter. See where I’m going?