With both goals against Levante, the Barça winger becomes the youngest player ever to score a double in league history
Ansu Fati is a professional footballer who plays as a left-winger for the Catalan club Barcelona. Born in Guinea-Bissau, Fati represents Spain internationally.
On 24 July 2019, Fati signed his first professional contract with Barcelona, agreeing to a deal until 2022. On 25 August, before even appearing with the reserves, Fati made his first-team and La Liga debut, coming on as a late-game substitute for goalscorer Carles Pérez in a 5–2 home win over Real Betis.
In total, Fati has already scored five goals in eighteen matches with the first team. Four of them have come in La Liga, against Osasuna, Valencia, and Levante. When he scored in Pamplona, it made him the youngest Barça player to ever score in the domestic competition (16 years and 304 days old).
A few days earlier he’d set another record: becoming the youngest player to make his debut in the league with Barça (16 years and 298 days old). He would set the same record in the Champions League, after starting at Borussia Dortmund, aged 16 years and 321 days old.
On 31 August 2019, he scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 away draw between Barcelona and Osasuna at the age of 16 years and 304 days, becoming the Barcelona senior team’s youngest goalscorer ever and the third-youngest scorer in the history of La Liga.
“I’ve always imagined this moment and I’ll try to enjoy it,” Ansu said after the game. “I want to thank my team-mates and the coach for the opportunity that I have. They’re making things a lot easier for me.” He went on to praise Leo Messi; “I want to keep improving and working to help the team the most. I’ve been watching him [Messi] play for years. He’s incredible and sharing the pitch with him is a dream. I’ll always grateful.”
Two weeks after his goal at Osasuna, he played and scored against Valencia at the Camp Nou, thus becoming the youngest player to start and score at the stadium. Thanks to his assist to Frenkie de Jong, he also had the honor of being the youngest to score and assist in the same league match (16 years and 318 days). His goal at Inter also made him the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history, at 17 years and 40 days old.