February 7, 2023


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He scored when he became the youngest Norwegian player ever in the Champions League - VG

He scored when he became the youngest Norwegian player ever in the Champions League – VG

(Porto – Club Brugge 0-4) Antonio Nossa (17), born in 2005, became the youngest Norwegian player ever in the Champions League when he faced Porto. He then became the tournament’s second youngest scorer ever.


Club Brugge took a 3-0 lead after goals from Ferran Gutgla, Kamel Soah and Andreas Sko-Olsen when Noosa came from Lajnhaus with a quarter of an hour left.

In the 89th minute of the game, Nossa played freely alone with Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, and the winger put the ball well into the corner.

At 17 years, 4 months and 27 days, Noosa became the youngest Norwegian to make her Champions League debut. The previous record holder was Per Ciljan Skjelbred (in Rosenborg’s 3-1 victory over Olympiacos in 2005).

That record also made Noosa the second youngest goalscorer ever in the Champions League, regardless of nationality: he was defeated only by Ansu Fati (17 and 40 days), according to statistics provider GraceNote.

In addition, according to Opta, Nusa is the youngest player to score in his first Champions League match.

– It was a great entry. Come and really take the fight. It’s decisive, its quirks and challenges. It was a very positive move at VG, says Gaute Larsen, who coached Noosa at Stabæk.

The goal itself is freezing cold. Cash in the corner. It’s fun to follow Antonio and I visited him in Belgium when he was only there for a month. I followed him closely when he was with us, following Larsen, one of Stabæk’s top player developers.

Noosa broke through to Stabæk’s Eliteserien last season and was unable to play long at the Norwegian top level before Belgian club Brügge showed up with his purse and pick him on August 31 last year.

Transfer fees are said to have topped NOK 30 million – after 11 games, three goals and one Neymar comparison at Eliteserien:

Noosa didn’t get much time to play for Club Brugge in the inaugural season, but last weekend he started his first game in a 2-0 win over Syring.

It is clear that Club Brugge has a plan for Noosa. This is fun for all of us at Stabæk. Larsen says it’s so funny that he’s so young and takes this step.

TV Studio 2 was refreshed about Noosa’s goal.

– He is in the process of establishing himself in Bruges. Super talent. Many people will probably notice this, says TV2 expert Morten Langley.

Played 4 games: These are Antonio Nossa’s stats for Brugge this season in all competitions.