Gerry’s La Liga Lowdown: Ansu Fati

By Gerry Armstrong

An obvious start some may say. However, I simply have to pick Ansu Fati. The kid is sheer class.

His story is also very unique too. He was born in Bissau in 2002, moving to Seville aged six. Four years later he joined Barcelona’s academy aged 10 – in 2012.

His unique rise was cemented when aged only 16, he became the youngest ever person to play for the Barça first team in La Liga.


The records haven’t stopped there either. He is the the second youngest LaLiga debutant for Barça, Barça’s youngest LaLiga goalscorer, the youngest starter at the Camp Nou, the youngest player to score and provide an assist in LaLiga, the youngest goalscorer at the Camp Nou, Barça’s youngest Champions League debutant, the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history, the second youngest player to play for Spain and the youngest goal scorer with the Spanish national team.

Credit: Clément Bucco-Lechat

If those facts don’t excite you then nothing will.

Only time will tell how great Fati can be in the long term but he’s off to the perfect possible start.

Published by Callum McFadden

Football CFB founder. Freelance football writer & broadcaster of over 350 interviews with professional players and managers across all levels of football.

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