History-maker! Barcelona teen Lamine Yamal becomes Spain’s youngest-ever international and celebrates by netting side’s seventh goal in dream debut for the 16-year-old
- Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal makes history as Spain’s youngest ever senior player
- The teenager made his Spain debut as a sub aged just 16 years and 57 days
- Yamal tops off the night by scoring Spain’s seventh goal in win over Georgia
Lamine Yamal has made Spanish football history by becoming the youngest player to make an appearance for the national team, and celebrated by scoring his first goal for his country.
The Barcelona teenager came on as a first half sub in Spain’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Georgia to set a new record as the country’s youngest ever international at 16 years and 57 days.
It broke the previous record of current team-mate Gavi, who was 17 years and 62 days old when he made his Spanish bow against Italy in September 2021.
However, the history-maker wasn’t done there and completed his dream debut for Spain, by netting the side’s seventh goal in the 7-1 rout.
Yamal found himself in aches of space at the back post as Nico Williams cross fell to the teen and he was able to fire the ball into the bottom corner.
Lamine Yamal makes Spanish debut aged 16 years and 57 days as country’s youngest player
It was a night to remember for Yamal, who scored his first Spanish goal in the 7-1 win
Yamal has made an impressive start to the season at Barca, having played in all four of the Spanish champions games so far this season, becoming Xavi’s first-choice pick on the club’s right flank.
Last season, the forward made club history when he became Barcelona’s youngest ever player at just 15 years, 9 months and 16 days and has gone on to break several more records since his debut.
He became La Liga’s youngest ever starter as he played from the off against Cadiz last month, and then registered the league’s youngest-ever assist as he laid on goals for Gavi and Robert Lewandowski in Barca’s 4-3 win over Villarreal.
His performances saw him earn a first call-up to the senior Spanish set-up from coach Luis de la Fuente for their Euro 2024 qualifiers.
The teenager has played in all four of Barcelona’s games so far this season under Xavi
Spain made light work of Georgia in their Group A meeting, thrashing the home side 7-1 on the night.
Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata netted a hat-trick, while there were also goals from Dani Olmo, Nico Williams and a Soloman Kvirkvelia own goal before Yamal’s historic strike.
The three-time European Champions remain second in Group A behind Scotland, and face Cyprus in their next game on Tuesday.