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TUE 15.12.2015 | FEATURES

10 things you didn't know about Peñaranda

The 18-year-old Venezuelan striker became the youngest foreign player in the Liga BBVA to score a brace


TUE 15.12.2015

- He was born in the town of El Vigia, where he soon stood out for his height and speed with the ball.

- Having caught the attention in the Venezuelan amateur football was selected to form part a group of 20 young people who traveled to Spain to train with Real Madrid.

- Following the experience in Madrid, he debuted with 16 years in the First Division of Venezuela in the ranks of Deportivo La Guaira.

- After his two goals against Levante UD, he became the youngest foreign player to score a double in the Liga BBVA history with 18 years and 195 days.

- He is the youngest player in Granada CF history to score in Liga BBVA

- Those two goals also place him as the youngest Venezuelan footballer to score in the history of Liga BBVA.

- Is Venezuela's ninth player to score in Liga BBVA after Carlos García Becerra, Julio Álvarez, Arango, Rondón, Miku, Mosquera, Jeffren and Amorebieta.

- Is the youngest footballer to achieve a double in Liga BBVA since Juanmi, who did it in 2010 with Malaga CF.

- He has been capped for his country at U-17 and U-20.

- Clinched Silver medal with Venezuela at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

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