Warren Zaire-Emery, youngest starter in Ligue 1 for PSG


PSG visited Rennes and lost (1-0) their second game on the road this year at Roazhon Park on Sunday, Jan. 15, as part of match day 19 of the Ligue 1 season. The MNM grabbed all of the headlines but there was a much more important development in the history of PSG.

Christophe Galtier started Warren Zaire-Emery in the middle of the pitch, thus turning the 16-year-old into the youngest-ever starter for PSG in a Ligue 1 game.

At the ripe age of 16 years and 313 days, Zaire-Emery is now the youngest player in Paris Saint-Germain's history to accomplish such a feat at his early age, more than a month from turning 17.

PSG prospect Warren Zaire-Emery keeps breaking age-related records each passing week

In order for Zaire-Emery to run, Adil Aouchiche had to walk: he was part of a starting XI of PSG in the French league at the age of 17 years and 46 days, holding onto that record for more than three years himself until WZE beat him on Sunday, Jan. 15.

Last August, Zaire-Emerey played his first professional game with PSG in the Ligue 1 after signing his deal a few weeks before that moment. He would go on to become the youngest player in PSG's history to appear in a Champions League game, as he did back in October.

Less than two weeks ago, the PSG titi made his first start in the Coupe de France against Chateauroux, becoming the youngest starter for PSG in any competition.

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Bright present, legendary future. That's Warren Zaire-Emery for you and history judging by his development and the ever-growing role he's taken over the past few months.