- Samuel Chukwueze has become a legend with Spanish top division side Villarreal
- The 21-year-old played his 100th game for the Yellow submarines during a Copa del Rey match
- The Nigerian international bagged an assist that helped his team record a 4-1 win over Zamora
Samuel Chukwueze made his 100th appearance for Villarreal in their 4-1 win over Zamora in the Copa del Rey.
The Nigerian international became the Yellow Submarine's youngest player to play a century of matches at the age of 21.
The Super Eagles winger surpassed the record set by Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio who reached the centenary mark aged 21 years, 11 months and 20 days.
Villarreal released a statement as quoted by Goal:
“A record-making centenarian. Samuel Chukwueze has reached 100 games with Villarreal’s first team after starting the Copa del Rey game against Zamora CF.”
“The Nigerian forward has reached the 100-game mark (79 in LaLiga, 13 in the Europa League and eight in the Copa del Rey), aged just 21 years, seven months and 11 days, becoming the youngest player to reach this mark in official games for the Villarreal CF first team.”
Chukuweze provided an assist before he was substituted in the 63rd minute during the 4-1 thrashing of Zamora to qualify for the next round of the competition.
Carlos Bacca, Yeremi Pino, Carlos Ramos, Fer Nino and Daniel Raba all got their names on the scoresheet in the convincing win.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench to inspire Villarreal to their first win of the New Year.
The 21-year-old who started the game from the bench was introduced into the game at the start of the second half.
And nine minutes later, he provided an assist for Gerard Moreno's 54th-minute strike - a goal which ended up becoming the winner and they claimed a 2-1 win over Levante in the end.
Legit.ng also reported that Samuel Chukwueze has supported Abia state-based grassroots football club Super Stars with sporting equipment said to be worth millions of naira.
The Villarreal of Spain winger made the donation through his mother Sarah on Thursday, December 17, as part of his efforts to support grassroots football, according to Complete Sports.
It was gathered that Chukwueze had played for the club at a tender age and according to the president of the academy, Victor Apugo, the materials donated by the player are high grade, as he expresses gratitude to the gesture.
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