Kreshnik Krasniqi breaks Martin Odegaard's record to become youngest debutant in Norwegian football
A little over a year after Martin Odegaard became Norwegian football’s youngest ever debutant, 14-year-old Kreshnik Krasniqi broke the record set by the Real Madrid youngster when he debuted for Honefoss in the Norwegian first division.
Krasniqi is just 14 years, 5 months and 3 days old and has been touted as the man who could emulate Odegaard. Although he played just the final four minutes in his debut, it is quite an achievement for the teenager.
Honefoss manager Rune Skarsfjord, who gave the youngster his debut, said that midfielder Krasniqi is a great talent.
“I was not concerned with sending him in action, he is a great talent,” Skarsfjord said.
The record breaker was ecstatic at making his senior debut. He said, “It was really fun to be involved. This gives me more confidence. I had decided to do things the best possible way.”
He also wishes to move to Spain like Odegaard, but to Madrid’s arch-rivals, Barcelona.
“My team is Barcelona. It's a small dream to play there,” he expressed.
If Krasniqi can emulate Odegaard, who made his debut for the Madrid senior team just four months after his move, it’ll signal an exciting future for Norway, who could have Odegaard and Krasniqi in midfield in the future.