[SOUTH AMERICA] Mauricio Baldivieso
, a few days shy of his 13th birthday, played the last nine minutes for Aurora in a 1-0 loss to La Paz in the Bolivian
first division, making him the youngest player to make a pro debut in South America.
Peruvian Fernando Garcia
, who was nearly 14 when he debuted in 2001, is believed to
have been the youngest previously.
Baldivieso is the son of Aurora coach Julio Cesar Baldivieso
, a midfielder on Bolivia's 1994 World Cup midfielder
very proud, he's got a lot of talent," said Coach Baldivieso, who was incensed that the referee didn't caution defender Henry Alaca
, whose fouls on Mauricio Baldivieso left the boy in