Sassuolo forward Francesco Caputo set a new all-time record by becoming the oldest ever player to score on his Italy debut, aged 33 years and 62 days.
The striker was given his chance to shine in this evening’s international friendly against Moldova.
He was already the second oldest player to get his first senior Italy cap after Emiliano Moretti, who was 33 years and 160 days old when he featured in a 1-0 friendly victory against Albania in November 2014.
Caputo found the net in the first half against Moldova and takes his place in the history books as the oldest ever Italy player to score on his debut.
The previous record-holder was Leonardo Pavoletti, who was 30 years and 120 days old when hitting the back of the net in the 6-0 European Championship qualifier against Liechtenstein in March 2019.
That also remains the Cagliari forward’s only senior Italy cap.
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