League of Talents: Youngest starters by club

League of Talents: Youngest starters by club

Publish on 01/21 at 02:49 - S. WILLIS


PSG's Warren Zaire-Emery became the youngest player to start a match for the capital club in Ligue 1 Uber Eats on Sunday. But who are the youngest starters in each club's history?

Warren Zaire-Emery dethroned Adil Aouchiche. During the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Rennais FC, won by the Bretons on Sunday (1-0), the young midfielder unlocked the capital club's precocity record in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. The number 33, who was named in Christophe Galtier's starting line-up for the first time, became the youngest player in the history of Paris Saint-Germain to start a match in the top flight - aged 16 years and 313 days. He thus eclipsed Adil Aouchiche - now with Lorient - who was given a start against FC Metz in August 2019 at the age of 17 years and 46 days.

Ahead of Thierry Henry, behind Eduardo Camavinga

But where does Warren Zaire-Emery rank among the youngest starters in each club's history? Well, the Parisian is far from being the youngest. Since 1947-48, eight Ligue 1 Uber Eats sides have fielded players younger than him at kick-off. In the not-so-distant past, we find OGC Nice and Neal Maupay, who started in the elite at 16 years and 179 days and Stade Rennais with a certain Eduardo Camavinga, who was placed in the starting line-up at 16 years and 172 days. The record, among all the clubs currently in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, belongs to Joël Fréchet in the colours of OL (15 years and 320 days).

Youngest starters by Ligue 1 Uber Eats club (since 1947-48):
AC Ajaccio: Toussaint Martinetti, 18 years and 163 days (on 01/09/1971, against Nice)
Angers SCO: Mohamed-Ali Cho, 17 years and 88 days (on 17/04/2021, against Rennes)
AJ Auxerre: Basile Boli, 16 years and 117 days (on 29/04/1983, against Monaco)
Stade Brestois 29: Erwan Manach, 18 years and 201 days (on 21/04/1990, against Nice)
Clermont Foot: Lucas Da Cunha, 20 years and 228 days (on 23/01/2022, against Rennes)     
RC Lens: Richard Krawczyk, 16 years and 100 days (on 01/09/1963, against Lyon)
LOSC: Joël Henry, 16 years and 121 days (18/08/1978, against Nantes)
FC Lorient: Mattéo Guendouzi, 17 years and 191 days (on 22/10/2016, against Dijon)
Olympique Lyonnais: Joël Fréchet, 15 years and 320 days (on 12/09/1981, against ASSE)
Olympique de Marseille: Marc Pascal, 17 years and 74 days (18/05/1979, against Reims)
AS Monaco: Thierry Henry, 17 years and 14 days (31/08/1994, against Nice)
Montpellier Hérault SC: Joris Chotard, 17 years and 320 days (10/08/2019, against Rennes)
FC Nantes: Salomon Olembé, 16 years and 243 days (08/08/1997, against Marseille)
OGC Nice: Neal Maupay, 16 years and 179 days (09/02/2013, against Lorient)
Paris Saint-Germain: Warren Zaïre-Emery, 16 years and 313 days (on 15/01/2022, against Rennes)
Stade de Reims: Nathanaël Mbuku, 17 years and 193 days (on 25/09/2019, against Paris)
Stade Rennais FC: Eduardo Camavinga, 16 years and 172 days (on 01/05/2019, against Monaco)
RC Strasbourg Alsace: Roland Wagner, 17 years and 65 days (on 25/02/1973, against Bordeaux)
Toulouse FC: Michaël Debève, 16 years and 186 days (on 05/06/1987, against Lens)
ESTAC Troyes: Corentin Jean, 17 years and 150 days (on 12/12/2012, against Evian TG)

Top videos