Enes Sali, a former Masía player, made history when he made his 15-year-old debut for Romania. If the premiere had taken place eleven days earlier, the former Barcelona striker would have surpassed Martin Odegaard, as the youngest player to ever wear the shirt of the national team in an official tournament.
Norwegian striker Odegaard made his debut for the Nordic team at 15 years and 254 days in 2014. Today, Enes Sali almost surpasses this mark, making his debut at 15 years and 264 days in Romania.
At just 11 years old, after an international tournament in which he caught the attention of Barcelona, the young man signed to play his football at La Masía. Unfortunately, he had to leave the Blaugrana institution due to the entity's problems with FIFA for the hiring of minors.
The Romanian-Canadian player from Farul Constanta, led by the legendary Gheorghe Hagi, became the youngest player to score in the Romanian League weeks ago. With 15 years, six months and 21 days, the young forward began to seal his name in the history of football.
Romania, with the performance of Sali, secures the Romanian-Canadian gem by having debuted in an official match. The young man was wanted by the teams of Canada and Turkey.