Beating precocity records is always a good signal for any footballer. Dário Essugo
, represented by Promoesport
, is breaking Sporting CP
historical registers at 16 years old
. After a difficult year, in which the pandemic cut the progression of many young players, the Portuguese midfielder fulfilled two dreams: he became the youngest footballer in the “lions” history to make his debut in the Primeira Liga
, in March; and the youngest to make it in the UEFA Champions League
, last Tuesday in the game against Ajax.
His talent does not go unnoticed by the first team coaching staff. At his short age, he is already playing for Sporting CP B
, in the Terceira Liga
, although he is also disputing the UEFA Youth League
with the U19 squad. He is a powerful midfielder, able to win the ball and with a great talent to distribute and filter vertical passes to break defensive lines.
After beating those historical club marks, he has another record to break yet: overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo as the youngest player to ever score for Sporting CP
. The Manchester United footballer has made it at 17 years and 8 months old. Even though it seems more difficult because of the role he has, Dário Essugo’s limit is unknown.