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Brazilian wonderkid SKIPS SCHOOL to become youngest ever Copa Libertadores scorer

At 17 years, two months and six days, young Rodrygo is the new record-holder

Back in the day, we used to skip class for any excuse under the sun. 

Whether it was because of a new game release, a lack of sleep the night before or maybe just a kick around with our mates down the park, we frequently played truant and turned out just fine, thank you very much.


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And the same goes for 17-year-old wonderkid Rodrygo, who reportedly skipped his lessons to play for Brazilian giants Santos in the Copa Libertadores.

That’s right, he’s became the competition’s youngest ever goal-scorer, beating a record previously held by Diego – the 33-year-old Football Manager legend who played for the likes of Porto, Juventus and Wolfsburg – when he scored back in 2003.

But at 17 years, two months and six days, young Rodrygo is the new record-holder when he scored a fabulous goal in Santos’ 3-1 win over Uruguayan side Nacional on Thursday night.

Check out the goal below. 

Speaking after the game, the humble-as-pie kid said: “I’m happy to be the youngest to score.

“I’ve been fulfilling a dream every day. I don’t think they’re going to be mad that I missed class today, right?”

Hmm, we’re hoping for your sake you don’t get detention, pal. 


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