Ansu Fati scored a stunning goal for Barcelona against Osasuna in the La Liga before the international break. We look at players that have scored in the Spanish League at a tender age, the five youngest goalscorers in the Spanish League.
5 Youngest Goalscorers in La Liga History
This list of the youngest goalscorers in La Liga is listed in ascending order, so we begin with the youngest person who scored in La Liga.
1. Fabrice Olinga – 16 years, 98 days
Fabrics Olinga became the youngest ever player to score in La Liga history in 2012. Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini introduced the Cameroon player in the 60th minute of his use match against Celta Vigo. Olinga replaced Sebastian Fernando in the opening match of the 2012/2013 season and scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute.
2. Iker Muniain – 16 years, 289 days
Iker Muniain held the record as the youngest scorer in La Liga in 2009 before Olinga broke the record in 2012. Playing for Athletic Bilbao, Iker came on as a substitute against Real Valladolid and scored in the 77th minute. He was 16 years and 289 days old. He had already scored two goals in the Europa League before opening his La Liga account.
3. Ansu Fati – 16 years, 304 days
Anssumane Fati became the third-youngest player to score in the Spanish League after coming on as a substitute in the Catalans game against Osasuna. Barcelona was trailing 0 – 1 before coach Ernesto Valverde sent on the teenager to replace Nelson Semedo at half-time.
Aged 16 years and 304 days, Fati nodded home an assist from Carles Perez only six minutes after his introduction to bring his side leveled in the match. The Guinea-Bissau born forward made his senior debut in the 5-2 win against Real Betis. The feat also made him the youngest ever player to score for Barca in the Spanish top-flight.
4. Bojan Krkic – 17 years, 53 days
Bojan Krkic was the fourth-youngest player to score in the Spanish League. Having gone through the ranks at Barcelona, he made his first league start for the club against Villarreal in 2007 and found the back of the net in the 25th minute.
5. Ander Barrenetxea – 17 years, 126 days
The Real Sociedad forward scored in the game against Real Madrid on May 2019. Still a schoolboy, Barrenetxea netted the third goal of the game in his side 3-1 win over Madrid. He made his La Liga debut against Deportivo Alaves, coming on as a late substitute.
Written by Olayemi Susan