Aged 14, Fernando Ovelar is not old enough to drive, to vote or to drink but he is old enough to play professional football for Cerro Porteno.
And on Sunday he became the youngest ever goalscorer in Paraguay’s biggest derby match against Olimpia, having made his debut for the first division club last week.
Ovelar showed the composure of a man twice his age when he ran on to a through ball and chipped the Olimpia goalkeeper to put the home side ahead after 16 minutes.
That strike allowed the Paraguayan, who is two months and two days away from his 15th birthday, to eclipse the previous record. Read more