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Ansu Fati – The Shining Jewel of FC Barcelona


Ansu Fati, the youth star has more records to his name than his age. He could be the future Messi if he continues to maintain the same level of form in the upcoming future as well. He becomes the youngest goal scorer of Barcelona as well as for Spain. Ansu Fati shined to be the key player of Barcelona’s 1st La Liga match against Villarreal who scored 2 back to back goals within 20 minutes. Last season, Griezmann opened the score for Barcelona in the first game and this year it was Ansu Fati.

#1. Background

Anssumane “Ansu” Fati Vieira born on 31st October 2002 is a professional footballer who plays as a left-winger for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. He was born in Guinea-Bissau but represents Spain internationally. Fati moved to Herrera, Seville at the age of 6 when his older brother Braima signed for Sevilla. His other brother Miguel is also a footballer. His father Bori Fati is also an ex-footballer.

#2. Early Career

After representing the local side Herrera and the youth teams of Sevilla, he joined Barcelona’s La Masia in 2012 at the age of 10; a year later his brother had made the same move.

#3. 2019-20 season

On 24th July 2019, Fati signed his first professional contract with Barcelona till 2022. On 25th August Fati made his first-team and La Liga debut coming as a late-game substitute in a 5-2 home win against Real Betis. Aged 16 years & 298 days, Fati became the 2nd youngest player to debut for the club, only 18 days older than Vincenc Martinez in 1941.

On 14th September 2019, Fati became the youngest player in the history of La Liga to score and assist in the same match, at the age of 16 & 318 days.  On 17th September, Fati made his Champions League debut in a 0-0 draw against Borussia Dortmund becoming the youngest player to feature in the Champions League.

#4. 2020-21 season

On 23rd September 2020, Fati was officially promoted to the first team. 4 days later, in the first Barcelona game against Villarreal under the new head coach Ronald Koeman; Fati scored a brace and forced a penalty in a 4-0 win over Villarreal,

#5. International Career

Fati was originally eligible to represent Guinea-Bissau at the international level, but he was moreover interested to play for the Spain side. He applied for citizenship and was later selected for the FIFA U-17 World Cup squad for Spain.

On 15th October 2019, Fati made his debut for the Spanish under-21 team on 15th October 2019 against Montenegro. Fati received his first call up to the full Spain squad on 20th August 2020 for the 2 matches of the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League. He made his full international debut on 3rd September 2020, coming off the bench for the second 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Germany.

He scored his 1st international goal against Ukraine becoming the youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 17 years, breaking the 95-year-old record of Juan Errazquin Tomas who aged 18 years. He also became the youngest player to start a match in the UEFA Nations League.

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#6. Records

  • The 2nd youngest La Liga debutant for Barca
  • Barca’s youngest La Liga goalscorer
  • The youngest starter at the Camp Nou
  • The youngest player to score and provide an assist in LaLiga
  • The youngest goalscorer at Camp Nou
  • Barca’s youngest Champions League debutant
  • Second youngest player for Spain U21
  • The youngest goalscorer in Champions League history
  • The youngest player ever to score a double in league history
  • Golden Boy nomination
  • Second youngest player for Spain
  • The youngest goal scorer with the Spanish national team

Fans call him a “pure anarchy” on the field, the type of player “who invents football”. He is considered as a future Barcelona star. He has more records to break with some excellent performances.

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