Ansu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history after scoring against Osasuna earlier this season. In the history of La Liga, there are 10 young players who successfully carved his name on the scoreboard.
The youngest player to score in La Liga is Fabrice Olinga, 16 years 3 months, 6 days. The Cameroon player scored for Malaga against Celta. Here are the 10 youngest players to score in La Liga.
Fabrice Olinga – 16 years, 3 months, 6 days: Malaga vs RC Celta (2012/2013)
Iker Muniain broke into the opponent’s goal in a 2-2 draw against R. Valladolid. It was this goal that made him the youngest goalscorer in LaLiga Santander’s history, before finally being broken by Olinga a few years later.
Ansu Fati – 16 years, 10 months: Barcelona vs Osasuna (2019/2020)
Ansu Fati is a young player from Barcelona’s latest La Masía academy. He played well in the match a few weeks ago which made him the third youngest goal scorer in LaLiga Santander history with his header in a 2-2 draw against Osasuna.
Xisco Nadal – 16 years, 11 months, 19 days: Villarreal vs Espanyol (2002/03)
Xisco Nadal played impressively early in his career. He will never forget the last-minute equalizer for Villarreal in a 2-2 draw at home to Espanyol at the end of the 2002/03 season.
Juan Mena – 17 years, 1 month, 6 days: Valencia vs RC Celta (1941/42) For decades, Juan Mena was named LaLiga’s youngest goalscorer thanks to the seventh goal he set for Valencia in a 7-3 win over RC Celta in December 1941.
Bojan Krkic – 17 years, 1 month, 22 days: Barcelona vs Villarreal (2007/08)
The 2007/08 season was a disappointing season for Barcelona. But not for Bojan Krkic because this season he has established his reputation as one of Europe’s young stars.
Alberto Rivera – 17 years, 3 months, 22 days: Real Madrid vs RC Celta (1994/95)
Alberto Rivera’s brief career at Real Madrid was almost perfect when he scored in his debut match against RC Celta, which ended 2-0 for Real Madrid which later won the 1994/1995 season title.
Juanmi – 17 years, 3 months, 23 days: Malaga vs R. Zaragoza (11/11/2010)
Juanmi scored his first LaLiga goal in Week 2 against R. Zaragoza. He then scored his second goal 20 minutes later in a match that ended in a 5-3 victory.
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Raul Gonzalez – 17 years, 4 months, 10 days: Real Madrid vs Atletico (1994/95)
Barrenetxea became the first player born in the 21st century to play in LaLiga Santander 2018/19. This season he also scored his first goal for his home club, Real Sociedad, in Week 37 against Real Madrid which ended in a 3-1 victory.