Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln has given young player Damion Downs a professional contract until 2026. According to the club, the 18-year-old striker signed it before the final of the U19 DFB Cup. Downs had scored two goals in the 4-3 draw against FC Schalke 04 on Sunday, including the winning goal. "With the U19 DFB Cup victory and the signature, it's the best week of my life so far," said the native of Schweinfurt.