Ansu Fati increases his list of records

Ansu Fati increases his list of records

The Barça forward has become the highest-scoring player under the age of 18 in the history of LaLiga

Ansu Fati can’t stop breaking records, and his goal in the 32nd minute against Ukraine to make the score 3-0 meant that the young Barça striker became the youngest ever scorer in the Spanish senior team, aged 17 years and 311 days.

Here’s a recap of the main records set by the teenage sensation.  

1) Second youngest Barça debutant in La Liga

25 August 2019

When he came on as a substitute in a 5-2 defeat of Betis at Camp Nou, Vicente Martínez was the only player to have played his first league game for the club at an even younger age.

2) Barça’s youngest Liga goalscorer

31 August 2019

A week later at the home of Osasuna, Ansu Fati was just 16 years and 304 days when he converted a Carles Pérez cross to score the first goal of a game that ended 2-2.

3) Youngest starter at Camp Nou

14 September 2019

He was in the starting line-up for the 5-2 win against Valencia – the youngest player ever to have the honour…

4) Youngest player to score and assist in a Liga game

14 September 2019

…And what a game he had. The game was just seven minutes old when not only had a scored, but he also set one up. It could be a very long time before an even player comes along who can do that!

5) Youngest goalscorer at Camp Nou

14 September 2019

That goal also made him the youngest player ever to score a competitive goal at Camp Nou, whether for Barça or for the visitors.

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6) Barça’s youngest Champions League debutant

17 September 2019

Just three days after that he started against Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park, setting another record as he played the first 55 minutes before being replaced by Leo Messi.

7) Second youngest player for Spain U21

15 October 2019

His exploits for Barça won him a place in the Euro U21 qualifier against Montenegro, making him the second youngest player to do so after another former Barça man, Bojan Krkic.

8) Barça’s youngest Champions League goalscorer

10 December 2019

Ansu Fati scored his first goal in Europe at the Giuseppe Meazza, just one minute after coming on as an 85th minute sub. His goal secured a 2-1 win and set yet another record for youthfulness!

9) Youngest player to score brace in La Liga

2 February 2020

Whatever he did seemed to set a new all-time record. His two goals against Levante meant he was even younger than Malaga’s Juanmi had been when he got two in 2010. 

10) Second youngest player for Spain 

3 September 2020

In the UEFA Nations League game with Germany, Luis Enrique sent Ansu Fati on in the second half, and the only younger debutant was Zubieta, a Basque footballer from the early 20th century.

He could also have become the youngest player to score for Spain, had his goal not been disallowed for a foul in the build-up by Sergio Ramos.

11) The youngest goal scorer with the Spanish national team

September 6, 2020

This Sunday Ansu Fati has become the youngest ever scorer in the Spanish national team, netting the third goal against Ukraine at 17 years and 311 days. The young striker surpassed Errazquin, who scored at 18 years of age in 1925.


12) Youngest player to score two goals in Champions League

20 October 2020

With his goal against Ferencváros added to his earlier one against Inter Milan, Ansu Fati became the youngest player ever to score more than one goal in Europe's premier club competition.

13) With Pedri, the first duo under 18 to score in the same Champions League match

October 20, 2020

Against Ferencváros, Ansu and Pedri's goals meant that two players under 18 scored in the same game for the first time in the history of the Champions League.

14) The highest-scoring player under the age of 18 in the history of LaLiga

October 24, 2020

His goal against Real Madrid saw him reach another record in the league before he was 18 years old, by equaling the 11 goals that Pombo scored in the 1930s. 

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