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Birthday boy Gianluigi Donnarumma loving life at AC Milan

MILAN (AP) Last year Gianluigi Donnarumma bought himself on a video game for 5 million euros. Now, days before his 18th birthday, the Milan goalkeeper would probably command a fee of at least four times that sum in real life.

Sixteen months is a long time in football. When Donnarumma made his debut on Oct. 25, 2015, few would have known who he was. Nearly 60 club matches and two Italy appearances later, the teenager is a household name.

Donnarumma was just 16 years, eight months when he was handed his debut for Milan by then-coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, helping to beat Sassuolo 2-1.