FC Barcelona player Ansu Fati, second right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Osasuna, at El Sadar stadium, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday,  (Photo: AP)
FC Barcelona player Ansu Fati, second right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Osasuna, at El Sadar stadium, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, (Photo: AP)

Ansu Fati become Barca’s youngest La Liga scorer, but whose record did he break

  • As far as the La Liga is concerned, Fati is third on the list behind Fabrice Olinga of Malaga and Iker Muniain of Athletic Bilbao
  • Ansu Fati had made his debut for La Blaugrana last week in the 5-2 win over Real Betis

Trailing 1-0 at half time to newly promoted Osasuna and without their talismanic strikers, manager Ernesto Valverde threw on Ansu Fati for the second half.

The 16-year old had made his debut for La Blaugrana last week in the 5-2 win over Real Betis.

On Saturday, however Fati did something that every child dreams of, he scored his first goal for the club in their 2-2 draw in Pamplona at the age of 16 years and 304 days. In doing so the Guinea Bissau born striker becomes the youngest player to have scored for the famous Catalan club.

He beats the record set by Bojan Krkic who scored his first goal for Barca at the age of 17 years 53 days. Third on the list is none other than Lionel Messi who scored his first goal for the club at the age of 17 years and 312 days.

As far as the La Liga is concerned, Fati is third on the list behind Fabrice Olinga of Malaga in 2010 (16 years and 98 days) and Iker Muniain of Athletic Bilbao in 2009 (16 years and 289 days).

The draw against Osasuna leaves Barcelona on four points after three games.

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