Francesco Camarda holds a goalscoring record that even Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would envy.
The highly-rated 14-year-old forward, who has made a name for himself in Milan’s academy playing against older age groups, is said to average around 5.5 goals per game.
That’s according to the football scout Sciabolata Morbidawho named Camarda as “one of the most prolific strikers in the country” before recording his remarkable goalscoring record in recent seasons.
In total, the young striker scored 247 goals in just 40 games for Milan’s youth team during the 2017/18 season when he was just 8 years old. He then scored 172 goals in 31 games during the 2018/19 season.
Mordiba goes on to claim that Camarda scored 64 goals in 16 games during the 2019/20 season, which means he recorded 483 goals in 87 games during that three year period.
Since then, limited stats have emerged about the young Italian centre-forward, who has already made his debut for Italy’s U15 side.
That said, the Daily Star claim that as of June this year, Camarda has 485 goals to his name at youth level, although he has since netted twice for AC Milan U16s.
The 14-year-old also featured for the club’s U17 side in a Campionato Nationale B match against Cittadella last month.
He started the match alongside 16-year-old striker Luca Martinazzi.
Francesco Camarda picking up where he left off scoring goals last season, has already scored twice for our U16s this season and made his first team debut for the U17s where he played 66 minutes.pic.twitter.com/dBZwBEvFCv
— ꜱᴄᴏᴜᴛ7ᴄᴀʟᴄɪᴏ (@Scout7Calcio) October 3, 2022
Milan fan Fer He recently gave a fascinating insight into Camarda’s promising career at the Rossoneri.
In the Twitter thread he wrote: “For me, [he is] the most exciting talent in Milan’s youth sector. He’s obviously quite young, but this boy is a rocket. It went viral because of its large numbers, but it’s not just smoke.
“He has everything. He was a champion with the U15s last season and won the best player award with the U14s (minors) in a tournament.
“This year he was supposed to play with the U16s, but according to Transfermarkt, he has already played one match with the U17s.
“From what I’ve seen and read, he’s brutal. A complete striker with a good mentality. He’s done a lot of interviews and shown that he’s shaping his game [Karim] Benzema”.
From what I’ve seen and read, he’s brutal, a complete striker, with a good attitude, he’s done a lot of interviews, he’s shown he’s shaping his game after Benzema. (3/4) pic.twitter.com/f9BVJtzMhI
— Fer 🏄🏽♂️ (@fxr_acm) September 16, 2022
He added: “Maybe I’m exaggerating but, at his age, he’s the most important talent in Milan’s youth sector for a long time. He’s got a long journey ahead of him. Let’s hope for a big development and a bit of luck and we’ll see.”