Ibrahima Sow is the Sevilla Under-12 player who is featured in a viral photo due to his immense size advantage over his rivals. Sow stands at 5-foot-7. On June 15, a photo of Sow playing for his team against Villareal went viral.
According to the Spanish tabloid Marca, Sow goes by the moniker “Ibra,” a possible reference to fellow giant striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Although one profile for Sow says that he plays as a midfielder. Sow joined Sevilla from Malaga in 2018.
The Marca article confirms that Sow is 12 years old and says that over the course of the 2018/19 season he scored 29 goals. The report goes on to refer to Sow as being Senegalese and has played for Sevilla since 2018. Sow’s older brother, Bakari, is also on Sevilla’s books.
Sevilla’s English language Twitter account have been having their usual fun with the Sow photo. In response to the question, “Yo @SevillaFC_ENG, what are you guys feeding these kids? ?” The club replied, “? Club secret.” While Fox Sports Asia tweeted at Sevilla, “”The “boy” looks big enough to bully Smalling and Jones, never mind the U12″ ??? Mind checking your birth certificates @SevillaFC_ENG? ? #Sevilla #LaLiga.” To which the team’s account replied, “Would back him to bully any centre-back pairing ?.”
You can see more of Sow in action for Sevilla here: