15 Years Old Luka Romero Becomes the Youngest Debutant in La Liga History
Luka Romero Bezzana (born 18 November 2004) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for RCD Mallorca. Born in Mexico, he represents Argentina internationally. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Born in Durango City , Mexico, to Argentine parents, Romero moved to Villanueva de Córdoba , Andalusia , Spain, at the age of three. He moved to Formentera , Balearic Islands at the age of seven, and started to play at Ibiza 's Penya Esportiva Sant Jordi.
In 2011, Romero had a trial with FC Barcelona , but could not sign as he was under 10 and did not live in the area. In 2015, he signed an eight-year youth contract with RCD Mallorca, at the age of ten.In his first four years at Mallorca, Romero scored 230 goals in 108 matches.
Luka Romero became the youngest player to ever feature in a LaLiga match after coming on as a substitute for Real Mallorca against Real Madrid. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Romero, aged 15 years and 219 days, and left-footed, came on from the bench in the 83rd minute of Mallorca's 2-0 defeat in the Spanish capital on Wednesday.
After training with Mallorca's senior team for the first time on 1 June, Romero, who plays as an attacking midfielder, came on as a substitute in the 83rd minute of the game at Real Madrid. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The teenager – who replaced midfielder Iddrisu Baba for the closing stages – broke the record previously held by Francisco Bao Rodriguez, known as Sanson, who made his league debut for Celta Vigo aged 15 years and 255 days in 1939. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Romero's father, Diego , was a professional footballer. His twin brother Tobias is also a footballer, and plays as a goalkeeper.