Samuel Chukwueze has become Villarreal’s youngest-ever footballer to appear in 100 games after appearing in the Yellow Submarine’s 4-1 defeat of Zamora in Tuesday’s Copa del Rey encounter.
At 21 years, seven months, and 11 days, the jet-heeled Super Eagles forward eclipsed the record set by Argentina international and AC Milan center-back Mateo Musacchio who got to the centenary mark aged 21 years, 11 months, and 20 days.
“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,” wrote the LaLiga side in a statement.
“The Nigerian forward has attained 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 attain this mark in official games for the Villarreal CF first team.”
To celebrate his latest achievement, the Nigeria international won an assist as Villarreal sent the fourth tier Spanish side packing from the competition with Carlos Bacca, Yeremi Pino, Carlos Ramos, Fer Nino, and Daniel Raba all scoring.