By James K. Attaglo Wilson
Yes, his team [Real Mallorca] lost 0-2 to Real Madrid on Wednesday, June 24 but Luka Romero Bezzana became the youngest ever player to appear in a La Liga game, aged 15 years and 219 days.
The Argentine attacking midfield prodigy came on to replace Iddrisa Baba in the 83rd minute of the game, but the seven minute plus the time added on he spent on the field would be as priceless as winning anything of note for the Durango City [Mexico] youngster.
Touted as the ‘Mexican Messi,’ the 15yr old has broken the eighty year record of Francisco Bao Rodriguez, otherwise known as Sanson. The Spanish defender was 15 years and 255 days old when he made his debut for Celta Vigo in their 4-1 away win against Sevilla on December 31, 1939.
In fact, Luka Romero was an unused substitute in Mallorca’s match against Villarreal on June 05, 2020 having trained with the senior team for just eleven days.
Born to Argentine parents in Mexico and having moved to Villanueva de Cordoba in Spain at age 3, Romero is eligible to play for three countries – Argentina, Mexico, Spain even though he has already featured for Argentina at the U-15 level in the 2019 South American U-15 Championship.