Ansu Fati becomes youngest ever FC Barcelona goalscorer in La Liga
The young striker scores against Osasuna at the age of just 16 years and 304 days
With his header against Osasuna,Ansu Fati becomes the youngest every Barça player to score in La Liga. The striker, at the age of just 16 years and 304 days now leads the list of most precocious goalscorers in a Barça shirt. The Guinea Bissau born striker only made his first team debut in the 5-2 win against Betis in the previous league fixture, playing 12 mnutes of the second half in the win at Camp Nou. After making a good impression, Ernesto Valverde included him in the squad for the trip to El Sadar and he appeared at half time as a substitute replacing Nélson Semedo. Just six minutes into the second half Ansu headed home Carles Pérez's cross to hand Barça the equaliser.
At 16 years and 304 days, Ansu Fati takes over the record from Bojan Krkic who scored against Villarreal in 2007 at the 17 years and 53 days. In third place comes none other than Leo Messi after his goal against Albacete in 2004 at the age of 17 years and 312 days, Jofre Mateu who scored in 1998 at 18 years and 111 days against Salamanca is fourth, Thiago Alcántara who scored in 2019 at 18 years and 315 against Racing de Santander is fifth and sixth is Munir El Haddadi after his goal against Elche in 2014 aged 18 years and 358 days.
Third youngest in league history
Futhermore, Ansu Fati becomes third on the all time list of youngest goalscorers in la Liga. The Barça youngster is behind leader Fabrice Olinga who scored at the age of 16 years and 98 days for Málaga and 2010 and Iker Muniain who scored for Athletic Club in 2009 at the age of 16 years and 289 days.