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WATCH: 15-year-old Kevin Zefi of Shamrock Rovers is now the youngest scorer in LOI history

WATCH: 15-year-old Kevin Zefi of Shamrock Rovers is now the youngest scorer in LOI history

15-year-old Shamrock Rovers attacker Kevin Zefi is now the youngest goalscorer in League of Ireland history after he scored for Shamrock Rovers II in their recent defeat against Longford Town in the First Division.

The Ireland under-15 international, who came in as a second-half substitute for Sean Brennan, scored his first goal in senior football with a tidy finish as Rovers II were beaten 2-1 at Tallaght.

At just 15 years and 206 days old, Zefi has now beaten the previous record, set by Limerick’s Steven McGann in 2010, by almost half a year.

Zefi, who has also played for St Kevin's Boys, has been scouted by some of Europe's biggest clubs after catching the eye with his performances for the Ireland U15 team, which included two goals in a 3-1 win over England last December.

He also scored in Ireland's win against Australia in January.

Zefi had received an invitation to train with PSV Eindhoven, with Juventus also interested in the winger. It is believed that Inter Milan are at the front of the queue for his signature, however.

As for the result, the win sees Longford go level on points with leaders Cabinteely at the top of the table. Rob Manley scored both goals for 'The Town' as they close the gap on Cabo.

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Take a look at a history-making moment for Zefi below.

We've got a feeling that we're going to be seeing plenty more goals from Kevin Zefi in the future. A brilliant achievement for him.

As for the Shamrock Rovers first team, they've got a top of the table derby against fierce rivals Bohemians this afternoon.

Kick-off at Tallaght is at 2pm.

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Paul Moore

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