ligue1.com takes a look at the youngest players to have hit the net this season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.
After being the youngest player on a Ligue 1 Uber Eats pitch last season, Mohamed-Ali Cho, who scored his first goal in the top flight at the age of 17 years and 222 days against Stade Rennais on 29 August (J4), is the youngest striker in the league this season.
Cho marching on
With this achievement, the SCO striker even became the youngest player to score a goal in the elite since Eduardo Camavinga, who struck against Olympique Lyonnais on 15 December 2019 at the age of 17 years and 35 days. Cho was the 2nd player born in 2004 or later to score in one of the Big Five European leagues, after Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund).
Against FC Metz (3-2), the Angers prodigy did even better by becoming the only player born in 2004 or later to have scored more than once this season.
Kalimuendo and Bard enter the Top 10
Behind France U-21 international Cho, Timothée Pembélé is the second-youngest scorer of the season. The right-back, on loan to Bordeaux from Paris Saint-Germain, scored against Olympique de Marseille on Sunday 15 August, aged just 18 years and 340 days. This was not a first for him, as he had already scored last season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats with the capital club (18 years and 105 days).
In third place is Sékou Mara. Pembélé's team-mate at Les Girondins, the striker found the back of the net against Angers SCO on Sunday 22 August (Round 3) aged 19 years and 23 days. It was also his second goal in the top flight, after the one against Rennes last season (18 years and 276 days).
And in Round 9, two players made their way into the the top ten. Melvin Bard (OGCN) did so with his first Ligue 1 Uber Eats goal, a header against Brest, while Arnaud Kalimuendo (RCL) scored twice against Reims, his first goals in 2021-22, to make it nine career Ligue 1 Uber Eats goals..
The ten youngest scorers in Ligue 1 Uber Eats this season:
1. Mohamed-Ali Cho (Angers SCO): 17 years and 222 days (29/08/2021)
2. Timothée Pembélé (Bordeaux): 18 years and 340 days (15/08/2021)
3. Sékou Mara (Bordeaux): 19 years and 23 days (22/08/2021)
4. Saidou Sow (ASSE): 19 years and 48 days (21/08/2021)
5. Hugo Ekitike (Stade de Reims): 19 years and 84 days (12/09/2021)
6. Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes): 19 years and 174 days (08/08/2021)
7. N'Dri Koffi (Stade de Reims): 19 years and 187 days (12/09/2021)
8. Arnaud Kalimuendo (RC Lens): 19 years and 252 days (01/10/2021)
9. Khéphren Thuram (OGC Nice): 20 years and 155 days (28/08/2021)
10. Melvin Bard (OGC Nice): 20 years and 326 days (02/10/2021)