The 17-year-old has already made and broken more records than it was expected
Ansu Fati, FC Barcelona player. / Photo: fcbarcelona.es
LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
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Barcelona seems to be in the eye of the hurricane. From the injury of Dembelé to the controversy between Abidal and Messi, the team has given a lot to talk about. Where the first, former player of the Catalan team and now part of the board of the club, said that the departure of former coach, Ernesto Valverde, would have been because “many players were not satisfied or worked hard and there was also a communication issue internal ”.
In response to this, the star striker of the team responded through his Instagram account that when talking about players "we would have to give names because otherwise we are getting dirty all and feeding things that are said and are not true." Faced with this, it is being evaluated whether Abidal should leave the board of directors.
However, not everything is bad news, and although the team has 20 players, 18 active, Lionel Messi is not the only striker who puts Barcelona to dream. The other footballer who is discounting more than one football fan is Ansu Fati. A player who at 17 years has already made and broken many more records than thought.
It should be noted that the player arrived at the quarries of Barcelona in 2012, and since that day he has not failed to impress the coaches of the lower ranks of the team. Thanks to his soccer skills, on July 24, 2019, his contract was formalized by a termination clause of 100 million euros. In addition, as Mundo Deportivo explained, the contract states that the player will be until 2022 with the option of renewing for another two seasons, all of the above was done at age 16.
This is why from LatinAmerican Post we show you the most impressive records of this young and very talented player.
1. The fastest double by a young player
In the last La Liga match, where Barcelona faced against Levante, the 17-year-old forward did not forgive and took advantage of Messi's two goal-assists, to be able to score twice with only less than two minutes apart Among the many.
In this way, Fati snatched the record held by Juanmi Jiménez, a player who, in 2010 and belonging to Malaga, scored two goals on the second day of La Liga. However, the striker made them 22 minutes apart, and at the time of participating in the tournament, he had 17 years and 115 days.
2. Third scorer in the first Spanish division
In his soon debut as part of the first team, Fati managed to score during the third round of LaLiga 2019/20, where Barcelona faced against Osasuna, in a match that would end 2-2. In this way, Fati managed to make the first goal, and tie the game, at minute 50.
Thanks to his spectacular performance, Fati, at that time with 16 years and 304 days, reached the podium of the youngest players to score in the first division, leaving behind Fabrice Olinga (16 years and 98 days) and Iker Muniain (16 years and 289 days).
3. Youngest to score with Barcelona
During that same game, the young player also made history in the club culé to be the youngest footballer in the history of the team. When he entered the field, the 16-year and 304-days old player scored the goal of the draw, making him the youngest player to score a goal for the club.
In this way, he left behind Bojan Krkic, who scored in the 2007/08 season in a match against Villarreal, at that time the striker was 17 years old and 53 days old. In third place, is the star of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, who scored in the 2004/05 season in a match against Albacete, was 17 years and 331 days, according to the official information of the club's website.
4. Youngest scorer to score in the Champions League
On day 6 of the group stage of the Champions League, Barcelona faced against Inter Milan. Near the end of the game, the teams tied 1-1. However, in the 85th minute, Ansu Fati entered and after 99 seconds of entering the field, he scored the victory goal. The team not only won, but it became the first Spanish team in the Champions League to beat the Italian team at home.
In addition, that night, Fati, with 17 years and 40 days, became the youngest player to score in the Champions League, beating the record dating back to 1997, when the Ghanaian footballer Peter Ofori-Quaye, 17 years old with 195 days, he scored for Olympiacos when he faced Rosenborg.
5. Three in one
On September 14, 2019, and playing against Valencia, Fati broke three records in just one commitment. First, he became the youngest player to start a game at Camp Nou, the team's stadium. Second, and before two minutes, he celebrated his first goal in the stadium. And third, five minutes after his score, he assisted Frankie de Jong, thus becoming the youngest player to attend and score in the same match in the first Spanish league.