Ansu Fati, youngest goalscorer in Champions League history
Aged 17 years and 40 days, the Barça youngster sets a tournament record with his goal against Inter Milan
Ansu Fati is still breaking records and another one dropped tonight. With his goal against Inter Milan, just a minute after coming on as a substitute for another first-time UCL goalscorer Carles Pérez, the Guinea-Bissau born sensation of just 17 years and 40 days became the youngest goalscorer in the entire history of Europe’s premier club competition.
The goal means he has scored at even tenderer age than Olympiacos striker Peter Ofori-Quaye. The Ghanaian was only 17 years, 6 months and 7 days old when he netted against Rosenborg, but his record has now been confined to the history books, and replaced by that of a Barça teenager who just can’t stop breaking records!
Other Ansu records
Youngest Barça player in the Champions League
Set in the away game at Dortmund, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Second youngest Barça player ever
He was just 16 years and 298 days old when he appeared against Real Betis.
Youngest Barça goalscorer ever
Set away to Osasuna, when he was aged just 16 years and 304 days.
Youngest player to start at Camp Nou
Set a week later at home to Valencia…
Youngest player to score and assist in the same Liga game
…It took him just six minutes to both find the net and set up a goal, which also made him the youngest to ever score in a competitive fixture at Camp Nou, either for Barça or the visiting team.