For all of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ struggles this season, their youngest Premier League goalscorer record has been broken twice.
It is a record that has been repeatedly broken during Nuno’s reign as manager, but who held the title before that?
Here is a look at Wolves’ youngest Premier League goalscorers..
Fabio Silva – 18 years 306 days – Burnley vs Wolves (December 21, 2020)
After becoming Wolves’ record signing, Silva broke another record from the penalty spot to become their youngest Premier League goalscorer at Turf Moor back in December.
Fans will hope he breaks many more records at the club, although he is yet to score in a game where Wolves have been on the winning side.
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Rayan Ait-Nouri – 19 years 146 days – Wolves vs Crystal Palace (October 30, 2020)
Another new signing reflective of Wolves’ youthful transfer policy from last summer. Ait-Nouri’s record did not last long but neither did he have to wait around after scoring a thumping effort against the Eagles on his debut in a 2-0 win for Wolves.
Pedro Neto – 19 years 297 days – Watford vs Wolves (January 1, 2020)
Neto’s goalscoring record could have been a few days earlier only for his wonderful strike at Anfield to be overruled by VAR. He ended up making up for it in Wolves’ next game at Watford where his deflected strike was not enough to prevent the team from losing to the Hornets.
Ruben Neves – 21 years 151 days – Wolves vs Everton (August 11, 2018)
Upon Wolves’ long-awaited return to the Premier League, Ruben Neves got his men off the mark with a classy free kick in a 2-2 draw against Everton. Wolves ended up seventh in the Premier League that season.
Patrick Cutrone – 21 years 254 days – Wolves vs Chelsea (September 14 2019)
The short-lived Wolves cult-hero scored his first of only two league goals for the old gold and black in a humiliating 5-2 defeat to Chelsea.
Cutrone was never able to cement himself as a regular starter under Nuno Espirito Santo, and after his struggles on loan at Fiorentina and Valencia, he is now back at the club.
Diogo Jota – 22 years 1 day – Wolves vs Chelsea (December 5, 2018)
Jota had to wait a long time to score his first Premier League goal for Wolves, but after he scored a crucial winner against Chelsea, he never looked back. Jota scored 16 goals across two seasons before leaving for Liverpool.
Richard Stearman – 22 years 11 days – Wolves vs Hull City (August 29, 2009)
The first player outside of Nuno’s Premier League tenure to feature on this list. Stearman scored a volleyed effort to secure a 1-1 draw after the Tigers had taken the lead through former Barcelona and Manchester City winger Geovanni.
Wolves, then managed by Mick McCarthy, would finish 15th that season whilst Hull would suffer ‘second season syndrome’ and get relegated to the championship.
Adama Traore – 22 years 220 days – West Ham United vs Wolves (September 01, 2018)
After arriving from Middlesbrough for a then record-breaking deal amounting to £18 million, Traore would score the goal that would secure Wolves a first Premier League win since returning to the top tier in 2018.
It would not be a sign of things to come. Despite exciting fans, it would be the Spaniard’s only league goal that season, and they have been few and far between since.
Andrew Keogh – 23 years 94 days – Wigan Athletic vs Wolves (August 18, 2009)
Another from the Mick McCarthy era. Just like Traore did for Nuno, it was Keogh’s away goal at Wigan Athletic that secured Wolves a first Premier League win under McCarthy.
The Irishman has had an intriguing career since, playing in Australia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. He is currently enjoying his third spell at Perth Glory.
Steven Fletcher – 23 years 141 days – Wolves vs Stoke City (August 14, 2010)
Arriving from Burnley for a transfer-record fee in 2010 following the Clarets’ relegation, Fletcher would go on to become Wolves’ top scorer for two seasons until they were relegated to the Championship in 2012.
Fletcher’s goal on his debut against Stoke was on a day better remembered for David Jones’ improvised free-kick routine with Karl Henry in a 2-1 win at Molineux.