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Guinness Book of Records: Here’s the youngest ever footballer to score in the Champions League

Last updated 4 months ago | By Robert Abong'o

Ansu Fati celebrates scoring Barcelona’s second goal against inter Milan with teammates [REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo]

Imagine being a young footballer aspiring to be at the top, playing for Barcelona and you’ve just scored your first UEFA Champions League goal – stuff dreams are made of, right?

Imagine your name, after scoring, being added to the Guinness Book of Records. What’s better?

This is what befell Barcelona superstar Anssumane Fati Vieira, commonly known as ‘Ansu Fati’, who has now been added to the record book, for being the youngest-ever player to score a goal in the UEFA Champions League, when he got a goal against Inter Milan in a group stage tie on December 10, 2019.

Fati’s goal, ensured the Catalans remained undefeated at the end of Group F qualifying, consequently knocking out Inter out of the competition.

He scored this goal at the age of 17 years and 40 days – the youngest ever player to do so in the competition.

In his debut season (2019/2020), Fati scored a total of seven goals, providing ne assist in 33 appearances.

His feat has now been added on page 2014 of the Guinness Book of Records.

Barcelona´s Guinea-Bissau forward Ansu Fati reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 14, 2019. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)

Guinness World Records, known as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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