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
- 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
- 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.