Mateo Apolonio, from Riestra, entered history: he is the youngest player to debut in Argentine soccer

Mateo Apolonio, from Riestra, entered history: he is the youngest player to debut in Argentine soccer

At 14 years and 29 days old, the player from Riestra entered Paraná, against Newell’s, in the 1-0 defeat, in the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup.


The youth Mateo Apolonio14 years and 29 days old, Deportivo Riestrabecame the youngest footballer to debut in an official match in the first division of Argentine football, surpassing Diego Maradona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero.

Mateo Apolonio He entered in the 84th minute of the match Riestra lost 1-0 with Newell’s for the 16th finals of the Argentine Cupand broke the brand he held Hugo Aicardiarcher racing who was 14 years and 353 days old when he played a first-class match in 1975, during a professionals’ strike.

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Mateo Apolonio It also surpassed the record of ‘Kun Agueroa precocious talent who appeared in the first division at the age of 15 years and 35 days as an Independiente player in a match against San Lorenzo, in July 2003. Another talent who debuted as a teenager was Diego Maradonawho was 15 years and 355 days old in October 1976, when he entered the second half of a match that Argentinos Juniors lost with Workshops of Córdoba, in the National championship that year.

The youth of Riestra made his debut in Paraná, on the neutral court where his team and Newell’sin a match that the Rosario team won with a goal of William May (24). Former striker Cristian Fabbiani, coach of Riestrahad already surprised by including the youth Mateo Apolonio on the list of concentrated players, and did not hesitate to include him near the end, when his team was looking for a tie.

Who is Riestra’s youth player Mateo Apolonio?

Mateo Apolonio He is left-handed and acts as a full-back in that lane within the 2010 category, the year he was born. Before traveling to Paraná, he said that he found out about the call from his parents. “My dad was crying on the phone and I didn’t understand anything. He told me: ‘You were summoned for the First Division.’ It’s a unique experience,” said the youth player from Riestra.

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His trainer Cristian Fabbiani He supported his decision to include him in the first team and highlighted that at his young age “he is the captain of the ninth (youth category). “It was not noticed today, but he has a very important dynamic. “He is a bet for the club, he was given the opportunity and now we have to help him continue growing,” the teenager who continues his secondary studies.

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