One of Sam Kerr’s long-standing A-Leagues records has just been toppled… by a 14-year-old!

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Aged 14 years, 11 months and 26 days, Western Sydney Wanderers teenager Talia Younis became the youngest player to debut in A-Leagues history, breaking a record set by Sam Kerr in 2008.

Younis signed for the Wanderers in July after training with the Wanderers Academy boys squads for four seasons and it took until just Round 2 for the 14-year-old to claim a special slice of A-Leagues history.

She came off the bench to replace Melissa Caceres in the 54th minute of the Western Sydney’s 3-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix at CommBank Stadium on Sunday.

Younis is a promising young talent and a regular in Junior Matildas squads; a Liberty A-League debut just days out from her 15th birthday makes Younis the youngest-ever player in the competition by 49 days, beating Kerr’s record set on October 25, 2008 at 15 years and 45 days.

Incredibly, her date of birth makes Younis the competitionโ€™s first player to be born after the league started.

Younis’ debut came in the Wanderers’ defeat at home to the Phoenix. Wellington put together an impressive second-half performance to score three goals through Mariana Speckmaier, Macey Fraser and Manaia Elliott.

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