Moise Kean Becomes First Player Born In The 2000s To Debut In The UCL

16-year-old Juventus forward Moise Kean became the first player born in the 2000s to play in the Champions League.

Generation Z has officially landed in the UEFA Champions League, and Moise Kean displayed an attention span lasting much longer than a few seconds during his six minutes on the pitch. 

The 16-year-old came out sans a mobile device, belying his status as a young consumer and digital native. While some might claim that, in accordance with the desires of his fellow post-millennials, Kean’s debut was just a bit of instant gratification following his Serie A debut on Saturday, the forward is actually a pretty special and unique individual, just like everyone else in the iGeneration.

Born on February 28, 2000 in northern Italy, the Italian youth international became the first player born in the 2000s to debut in Serie A and the Champions League in the space of a week. It appears as though Kean has been able to take his mind off socializing on digital platforms, worrying about student debt and refusing to watch traditional forms of television for a long enough period of time to get pretty good at football.

It’s unconfirmed, but we can assume that the technology-reliant, hyper-aware multi-tasker is, at press time, busy avoiding ads, watching YouTube and converting his hobby of playing football into a full time job.

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