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Lamine Yamal is a History Maker with FC Barcelona as expected

Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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Lamine Yamal is a History Maker with FC Barcelona as expected

One noteworthy highlight of the season for the blaugranes has been the rapid emergence of Lamine Yamal onto the scene. The winger has swiftly become a crucial player for the first-team under coach Xavi Hernández. Despite his relatively short career, the teenager has already established several records. As we enter the international break, let's delve into these significant milestones.

Goalscoring records and record debuts

Lamine Yamal achieved his latest milestone by scoring against Granada last Sunday, making him the youngest goalscorer in La Liga history at the age of 16 years and 87 days. This accomplishment surpasses the previous record set by Málaga's Fabrice Olinga in 2012. Additionally, Yamal now holds the title of the youngest goal-scorer for Barcelona in league history, surpassing the previous record set by Ansu Fati by over a year.

Youngest goalscorer for FC Barcelona in LA LIGA

      Player                                   Age

  • Lamine Yamal                 16 Years and 87 Days
  • Ansu Fati                         16 Years and 304 Days
  • Bojan Krkic                     17 Years and 53 Days
  • Gavi                                 17 Years and 135 Days
  • Alfons Navarro                17 Years and 244 Days

Just last Wednesday, Lamine Yamal added another record to his name at the Estádio do Dragão in Portugal. He became the youngest starter in the history of the Champions League, being included in the starting XI during the 1-0 victory over FC Porto.

Earlier, on August 20th, the teenager made history as the youngest starter for Barça in a match against Cádiz, contributing to a 2-0 win. This accomplishment not only marked him as the youngest starter for Barcelona but also the youngest La Liga starter since the beginning of the century.

Youngest Starter of all time in the Champions League

          Player                                   Age

  • Lamine Yamal                           16 Yaers and 83 Days
  • Celestine Babayaro                  16 Years and 86 Days
  • Youri Tielemans                       16 Years and 148 Days
  • Ansu FAti                                   16 Years and 321 Days
  • Anthony Vanden Borre           16 Years and 326 Days

Debut at 15 years of age

Lamine Yamal made his debut for the Barça first team last season during week 32 of La Liga in a match held at the Spotify Camp Nou against Betis. Remarkably, at the tender age of 15 years, 9 months, and 25 days, he became the youngest player in Barcelona's league history and the fifth youngest of all time.

History with the national team

Lamine Yamal's impressive performances in a Barça shirt earned him a call-up to the full Spanish national side, and at the age of just 16 years and 57 days, he made his debut. What's more, he not only surpassed the record held by his teammate Gavi to become the youngest player to represent Spain, but Yamal also left his mark by scoring the final goal in the 7-1 victory over Georgia, making him the youngest-ever goalscorer for the national team.

The 16- year-old has made a superb beginning to his professional career for both club and national team, but he should not be compared to the scapegoat. 

Still, a snapshot even let them loose, If it was Lamine Yamal's capability that started the Lionel Messi comparisons. The likeness, broadly propagated on social media, is just five years old. A slight Yamal, wearing a grayish Nike hoodie and Tottenham sweats, poses with a smirking Messi. It isn't the image of a upcoming star, or, additionally importantly, a player who knows he is being with one. 

But it has since get a source of propaganda, proof of' the first link- up' or a visual representation of' when excellence meets greatness'. Still, the picture, although overdrawn, does deliver precious surroundings to one of new age football's top issues. Barcelona, and the sport at large, is repeatedly in hunt of its' following Messi.' 

After that, still, the parallels end. Yamal, although he has delighted an immensely hopeful beginning to his Barca and Spain career, could do with molting the Messi relationship. But while his precursors were freighted by it — and have spent maximum of their careers trying and crashing to hit those tall heights — Yamal is too good in his own way.

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