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Lyon's Geubbels makes Ligue 1 history

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Pin Geubells, 16, made his Lyon debut on Saturday. AFP
Geubells, 16, made his Lyon debut on Saturday. AFP

Lyon's Geubbels makes Ligue 1 history

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Willem Guebbels became the first player born in 2001 to feature in Ligue 1 when Lyon played out a 3-3 draw with Dijon this weekend.

Lyon winger Willem Geubbels made history on Saturday when he became the first player born in the 21st century to appear in Ligue 1.

France Under-18 international Geubbels was born on August 16, 2001, meaning his substitute cameo in the 3-3 draw against Dijon came with him aged 16 years, one month and seven days.

Geubbels is the fifth youngest player in Ligue 1 history behind Laurent Paganelli, Joel Frechet - who were both 15 when making their debuts - Albert Rafetraniaina and Neal Maupay.

Lyon lie fifth in the table having twice led against Dijon, who emerged with a point thanks to Cedric Yambere's 65th-minute equaliser.

Bruno Genesio's men host Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday before travelling to Angers.

 

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