Barcelona’s Fati Scores Historic Goal

Ansu Fati (photo: FC Barcelona Twitter)

Barcelona were held by promoted Osasuna as 16-year-old Ansu Fati became the champions’ youngest La Liga goalscorer.

Who is Fati?

Winger Fati has been with Barcelona’s youth academy since 2012. He was born in Guinea-Bissau but moved to Spain at the age of six with his family.

He has not played for the country of his birth at any level, and Spanish media claim that Spain want to call him up to their youth teams.

Fati was the youngest player to make his Barca debut since 1941 when he came on last Sunday, with 12 minutes remaining, in a 5-2 win over Real Betis.

And this time he was brought on at a crucial point – when Barcelona were behind – and he got them level with a towering header from Perez’s cross.

At 16 years and 304 days, he is the third youngest player to ever score in La Liga – after former Malaga player Fabrice Olinga (16y, 98d) and Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain (16y, 289d).

Read more at: BBC Sport