Chuk­wueze sets record at World Cup

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Nige­ria’s Sa­muel Chuk­wueze has put his name in FIFA record books af­ter he scored one of the fastest goals in his­tory of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in a 5-1 win over Chile.

The hard-run­ning mid­fielder’s well-taken strike was the third-fastest goal in the his­tory of the com­pe­ti­tion, ex­ceeded in speed only by Brazil­ians Fabinho at Korea 2007 and Celso at Peru 2005, who took only nine and 14 sec­onds re­spec­tively to find the back of the net.

“I had no idea, but it’s an hon­our to know that my name is part of the his­tory of a World Cup. I never imag­ined any­thing like this. It makes me feel proud,” he told

The young­ster served early no­tice of his strik­ing prow­ess at the 2013 Ibe­rian Cup in Es­to­ril, when, at the age of only 14, he scored the small mat­ter of 12 goals in seven matches for Nige­ria’s U-17s.

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