(Barcelona) List of records that prodigy Lamine Yamal has broken
The young Spanish star is having a dream start in Barca’s first team. It seems that this boy has been breaking records and surpassing milestones every time he plays.
To become a true football star, Lamine Yamal has a long way to go. However, he became famous around the world after only 6 months.
As the latest ‘gem’ that La Masia’s apprentice introduced, this winger made his mark with 2 goals and 1 assist for the club’s first team. He was also called up to the Spanish national team and also scored for La Roja in September 2023.
Whether Yamal can advance to the star level or not is still unknown. However, this young star has proven his great potential by breaking a series of records. Let’s join GOAL in reviewing Yamal’s historical milestones in the colors of Barcelona and Spain up to this point.
Youngest player to appear for Barcelona
In early 2023, there were rumors that Yamal, 15 years old, could be promoted to Barca’s first team. Blaugrana was having difficulty on the wing at that time: Ousmane Dembele had physical problems and Raphinha alone was not enough to stretch on all fronts.
On April 29, Yamal’s chance came. At 15 years, 9 months and 16 days old, this teenager took part in Barcelona’s match against Real Betis for only five minutes, but managed to hit one shot on target and execute some impressive dribbles en route to breaking Ansu Fati’s record for youngest player ever appearing for Barcelona at 16 years 9 months 25 days.
Youngest player to start in La Liga
Yamal did not take too long to take up a position, even though he was only promoted to Barcelona’s first team. His great contribution, helping Barca win against Tottenham in the friendly match at the beginning of the season, helped coach Xavi include him in the plan for the 2023-24 season.
When Raphinha was suspended and Ousmane Dembele moved to PSG, Yamal was named in Barca’s starting lineup against Cadiz on August 20. At 16 years and 38 days old, this teenager not only helped Blaugrana win three points against Cadiz but also set a record: The youngest player to ever start in Barcelona’s history. Yamal also broke this record in La Liga, held by Fabrice Olinga.
Youngest player to create an assist in La Liga
With initial impressions, Yamal continues to play an important role in the club’s first team, even when his seniors have recovered their fitness.
In the match against Villarreal, Yamal had an assist, helping Balugrana win 4-3. That assist helped him become the youngest player to have an assist in Liga in the 21st century, at the age of 16 years and 45 days, surpassing the previous record of Juanmi Jimenez (Malaga – 2010).
Youngest player to start in the Champions League
After the match against Villareal, coach Xavi admitted that he wanted to let Yamal rest.
However, Barca was still swept by the ‘injury storm’ and the coach was forced to continue using Yamal. He was named in the starting lineup in Barcelona’s second match in the Champions League in the 2023-24 season. Although he did not assist or score against Porto, this winger was still a formidable attacker throughout the match.
Although he is not the youngest player to appear in a Champions League match – Youssoufa Moukoko is the owner of this record when he was sent onto the field by Dortmund when he was just 16 years old – Yamal has become a main player. youngest ever, at 16 years and 83 days. He broke the nearly 30-year record that Celestine Babayaro created for Anderlecht in 1994.
Youngest player to start for the Spain national team
The Spanish team cannot ignore this prodigy. Being called up to the Spain national team is probably inevitable for Yamal. He is a familiar member of La Roja’s youth team levels. Although the Moroccan Football Federation tried their best to invite Yamal to play, they had to give up due to the attraction of the Spanish team.
In September 2023, coach Luis de la Fuente called Yamal to the Spain national team for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. Although he did not start in the first match, Yamal came on the field near the end of the first half, replacing Marco. Asensio is injured. At 16 years and 57 days old, he surpassed Gavi’s record of the youngest player to appear for La Roja in 2021. At that time, Gavi was almost 1 year older than Yamal.
Youngest player to score in Spanish history
And as a matter of necessity, this teenager quickly scored for Spain. The goal that came in the match against Georgia was much more beautiful than the first goal in the Blaugrana shirt. He received a cross in the right corner of the penalty area, before firing a shot into the far corner with his left foot.
Once again, he surpassed his Barca teammate to hold the record. Gavi scored for Spain in the match against the Czech Republic in the Nations League in June 2022. At that time, Gavi was nearly 18 years old – nearly 2 years older than Yamal is now.
Youngest player to score in Euro Qualifiers
Yamal’s goal for Spain in the match against Georgia also helped him overcome a series of famous names in the football world. The Euro Qualifiers saw the participation of famous names and Yamal overcame them all to become the youngest player to score in the Euro Qualifiers.
Yamal surpassed Gareth Bale, who scored from a corner kick for Wales in 2006. Also on this list is Wayne Rooney, who is named thanks to his goal against North Macedonia, two months before his birthday. Your 18.