Gianluigi Donnarumma youngest player to join Italian football squad

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Rome, Aug 28: AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has become the youngest footballer to join the Italian national team in the last 105 years at 17 years, 6 months and 2 days.

Donnarumma broke the record of retired Inter Milan defender Giuseppe Bergomi, who was called up in 1982 at 18 years and 3 months, reports Efe.

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The youngest-ever player called up by Italy was Rodolfo Giovannelli, who joined his national team at the age of 16 years, 3 months and 8 days in 1910.

Donnarumma performed superbly with Milan during his side's 3-2 victory last Sunday over Torino in Serie A first round, when he saved a penalty in the last minute of the match.

IANS

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