Fatherly Pride: Genoa Manager Marco Pellegri Cries After Watching Son Pietro, 16, Become Youngest Double Goalscorer In Serie A History (Video)

Chris Wright

18th, September 2017


Photo: @GenoaCFC/Twitter

History was made in Serie A on Sunday afternoon when Pietro Pellegri, at the tender age of 16 years and 184 days, scored both of Genoa’s goals in a 3-2 home defeat against Lazio.

Despite the result, Pellegri became the youngest ever play to score two goals in one game in the entire history of Italian football.

He also achieved this feat in front of his father, Marco Pellegri, who wept with pride as he watched his boy enter the record books from the dugout at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Skip to the 2:30 mark on this video to see the waterworks…

Astonishingly, Pellegri actually scored his first senior goal for Genoa back in April, when he found the net against Roma just one month after his 16th birthday.

Pies can’t quite recall what we were doing one month after our 16th birthday, but it definitely didn’t include scoring in a major European football league.

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  1. Bruno says:

    I was going to high school without my uniform so they would send me home. On the way home, I would throw a few stones at birds just to see them die. Very cool. You can’t do that today.

  2. Ian DeSouza says:

    Bruno – you alright pal?

    NB – Marco Pellegri is the ASSITANT manager :)

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