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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 13th Sep 17, 8:27 PM
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    How Old Is He ?
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    How Old Is He ? 13th Sep 17 at 8:27 PM
    How old do you think this footballer looks, am i the only one that thinks he's telling porkies ?

    The father of a 12-year-old boy who has scored three times in two under-16 internationals for Germany has rejected doubts about his son's true age.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41258217
    According to his official birth certificate, Moukok was born on 20 November, 2004 in Cameroon.
    There have been some questions in the German press over the youngster's true age, but the German Football Association (DFB) has said all the paperwork is in order.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Sep 17, 9:46 PM
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    It's quite easy, take an x-ray of his epiphyses, especially in the femur and tibia.
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    • decbel
    • By decbel 13th Sep 17, 10:20 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:20 PM
    How old do you think this footballer looks, am i the only one that thinks he's telling porkies ?

    The father of a 12-year-old boy who has scored three times in two under-16 internationals for Germany has rejected doubts about his son's true age.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41258217
    According to his official birth certificate, Moukok was born on 20 November, 2004 in Cameroon.
    There have been some questions in the German press over the youngster's true age, but the German Football Association (DFB) has said all the paperwork is in order.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    No chance.

    More like 15/16
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 13th Sep 17, 10:22 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 10:22 PM
    He looks a lot older... hard to tell when the only photo is up his nose!

    He certainly appears to have managed to live long enough to eat more than most other 12 year olds... bit chumpy!

    Seems to have receding hair at the sides too.....

    Stopped randomly in the street and asked .... I'd say 20s.

    Google images of him .... and I might even go so far as to say "he's his father's brother in reality".

    Where are the photos from 4 years ago, when he was 8?
    Last edited by PasturesNew; 13-09-2017 at 10:25 PM.
    • decbel
    • By decbel 13th Sep 17, 10:35 PM
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    Only hing is though why would he claim to be 12 if he was older.

    He can't make a first team appearance for Dortmund until he's 17 when the big money would start.

    And I know an 18 year old at Swansea City who hasn't yet made a first team appearance who is said to be on £17000 per week.

    Mad sport.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 13th Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    Only hing is though why would he claim to be 12 if he was older.
    Originally posted by decbel
    I have absolutely no idea who this person is, or where he came from or why - but there are lots of financial benefits to pretending to be younger than you are .... e.g. in this instance to get a head start in a well paid footy career by appearing to be a boy wonder.

    If he said he was 25 he's probably rubbish against others that age.

    If you thought you could get away with saying you're 12 and raking in incomes from any advertising ... or even a leg up into a proper adult club in a few years .... -v- being a nobody forever with no plan ... why not?

    Stranger things have happened.

    I'd dress up as a 12 year old girl if somebody in my family wanted me to so we could make £100k at some "under 12's girls kicking competition" ... and as I'm the same height as when I was 10 I might get away with it for a bit.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 13th Sep 17, 10:49 PM
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    And he can always get away with paying half fare on the bus.

    I thought if he is only pretending to be 12, it maybe so he can play in the under 16 team.
    • koexelek
    • By koexelek 14th Sep 17, 8:48 AM
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    Reminds me of teenage sensation Freddy Adu from a few years back.
    He must be about 60 now

    He was going to be the new Pele, but all the hype turned out to be much Adu about Nothing
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    • By LandyAndy 14th Sep 17, 9:48 AM
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    Reminds me of teenage sensation Freddy Adu from a few years back.
    He must be about 60 now

    He was going to be the new Pele, but all the hype turned out to be much Adu about Nothing
    Originally posted by koexelek

    28 apparently.
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