Teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma recently became the youngest goalkeeper to play in Italy’s Serie A League. Beating out Buffon’s previous youngest debut at 17.
Born Feb 25th 1999, Gianluigi is just 16.
See the video below of all the action he had in the game. Much of which involves distribution. Notice also how all his handling was assured, giving confidence to his team, who undoubtedly would be apprehensive with having such a young goalkeeper in the team.
Since the debut which AC Milan won 2-1, Gianluigi kept his first clean sheet three days later against Chievo Verona in a 1-0 win.
He has played games since with a very impressive display against Atalanta. See the highlights of this game below.