Martin Odegaard is the name on every Norwegian soccer fan's lips. While boys his age spend their days poppin' wheelies on their BMX's and struggling with their algebra homework, he's been lighting up the national soccer league.
The 15-year-old wonderkid is almost a dead-cert to become Norway's youngest ever international when the Scandinavians take on United Arab Emirates in a friendly next week.
The attacking midfielder has been garnering the attention of the giants of European club football with his impressive form in the Tippeligaen with Stromsgodset. The youngster has bagged three goals and has been racking up the assists for the Norwegian champions in his 14 first team appearances for the club so far.
Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris St-Germain and Ajax are all rumoured to be keeping an eye on the youngster's progress.
Odegaard will be 15 years and 253 days old on the day of the UAE match which is a shade younger than the previous record holder. Tom Kjellsen currently holds the title of Norway's youngest ever international. He was 15 years and 351 days old when he debuted against Sweden in 1910.
Hat tip: The Guardian