Adelaide United’s Mohamed Toure became the youngest ever A-League goalscorer on Friday. At the age of 15, Toure sealed a 2-0 win over Central Coast Mariners to the delight of the home crowd. So, following Toure’s record-breaking strike, we’ve taken a look back at some more teenagers who have broken prestigious sporting records.
Mbappe's memorable Monaco campaign
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is now one of football’s biggest superstars, but he first burst onto the scene with Monaco. He scored 32 goals in all competitions for Monaco and PSG in 2017, the most for a teenager based in one of Europe’s top five leagues. Mbappe broke the previous record set by Michael Owen, who scored 29 goals for Liverpool in 1998.
Milak breaks Phelps' 10-year butterfly record
Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak broke Michael Phelps’ 200m butterfly world record at last year’s World Championships. Aged 19, Milak surpassed Phelps’ 10-year record by almost a whole second.
Gauff makes Wimbledon history
Coco Gauff enjoyed a remarkable Wimbledon campaign last year, defeating Venus Williams and Magdalena Rybarikova to reach the third round. The American already made history by qualifying for the event, however, becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for the main Wimbledon tournament since the sport’s professional era began in 1968.
Elliott becomes youngest Premier League player
Teenage winger Harvey Elliott now plies his trade with Liverpool, but he made history during the 2018/19 season by becoming the youngest debutant in the Premier League for Fulham. Elliott featured against Wolves aged 16 years and 30 days.
Hill's Al Ain Open triumph
Josh Hill made history last October, becoming the youngest male golfer to win an officially recognised professional tournament since Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa back in 2007. Unfortunately, Hill couldn’t keep the £10,000 winners prize as he was an amateur!
Rees-Zammit breaks Premiership record
Welsh teenager Louis Rees-Zammit made Premiership history last year by becoming the youngest player to turn out in rugby union’s top-flight. At 18 years and 70 days, Rees-Zammit turned out for Gloucester, 83 days youngster then the previous holder Dave Lewis.
Verstappen smashes Vettel's F1 record
Max Verstappen didn’t just break the record for the youngest ever F1 race winner in 2016, he smashed it! The Dutchman was just 18 years of age when he won in Spain, two-and-a-half years younger than the previous holder Sebastian Vettel.
Kerr's batting masterclass against Ireland
New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit an unbeaten 232 against Ireland back in 2018, aged just 17! She broke the women’s one-day world record and even went on to take five wickets with the ball in the same game, not bad!
Shah's historic hat-trick
Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah became the youngest ever bowler to take a Test hat-trick earlier this month. Paceman Shah, aged just 16, dismissed Nazmul Shanto, Taijul Islam and Mahmudullah to help his side to a big win over Bangladesh. The previous record was held by former Bangladesh spinner Alok Kapali, who was 19 when he took three straight wickets in 2003.
Haaland makes Champions League history
Erling Braut Haaland has enjoyed a remarkable 12 months and is now continuing his red hot form in front of goal with new side Borussia Dortmund. However, late last year, the Norwegian became the first teenager in the history of the European Cup or Champions League to score in five consecutive appearances in the competition with RB Salzburg.
Shah's five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka
Naseem Shah isn’t just the youngest fast bowler to take a Test hat-trick, he’s also the youngest fast bowler to take a five-wicket haul. The 16-year-old managed that feat against Sri Lanka last December, eclipsing another Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who held the previous record for 10 years.
Ko's teenage major triumph
Lydia Ko has established herself as one of the world’s best golfers in recent years, but back in 2015, she became the youngest winner of a major aged 18. New Zealander Ko won the Evian Championship with a brilliant display and has since gone from strength to strength.
Holwell-Russell smashes powerlifting European and World records
Chardonnay Holwell-Russell isn’t a name that many will be familiar with, however, aged just 16, she broke both the European and World records in the teen two category at the Alan Collins Cup in Folkestone earlier this month. The Brit’s mother is also a powerlifter, and it looks as if the teenager has a bright future ahead of her.