Yet another record for Gavi
On Sunday, the FC Barcelona midfielder became the youngest player ever to score in a full international for Spain
Gavi, doesn’t turn 18 until August and yet he has already made history. On Sunday he became the youngest ever goalscorer for Spain, but it’s not the first time he has done something unprecedented.
He was just 17 years and 304 days old when he scored against the Czech Republic on Sunday, a week younger than his Barça colleague Ansu Fati was when he scored his first international goal in 2020.
Gavi’s first senior goal at club level was against Elche when he was just 17 years and 135 days old, making him the third youngest for Barça of all time after Ansu Fati (16 years, 304 days) and Bojan Krkic (17 years, 53 days).
Last October, Gavi also became the youngest player to win his first international cap for Spain. He was 17 years and 62 days old when he broke a record set by Ángel Zubieta way back in 1936.
He became the fourth youngest player ever to feature for Barça when he appeared against Getafe.
In October he also became the youngest player ever to start a Clásico (17 years, 80 days) and the second youngest player to appear against Real Madrid in the 21st century, with only Ansu Fati having been younger.
Gavi was one of 20 players short-listed for the Golden Boy award this year. He also finished third in the Next Generation list of the best 50 players born after 2003 published by goal.com.