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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Champions League youngest goalscorers: Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati's late winner for Barcelona at Internazionale Milano has made him the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, beating by 155 days the mark set by Peter Ofori-Quaye in 1997, five years before the Blaugrana prospect was born.

Ansu Fati is still breaking records and another one dropped tonight. With his goal against Inter Milan, just a minute after coming on as a substitute for another first-time UCL goalscorer Carles Pérez, the Guinea-Bissau born sensation of just 17 years and 40 days became the youngest goalscorer in the entire history of Europe’s premier club competition.

The goal means he has scored at even tenderer age than Olympiacos striker Peter Ofori-Quaye. The Ghanaian was only 17 years, 6 months and 7 days old when he netted against Rosenborg, but his record has now been confined to the history books, and replaced by that of a Barça teenager who just can’t stop breaking records!

Youngest UEFA Champions League scorers

17 years 40 days: Ansu Fati (Internazionale Milano 1-2 Barcelona, 10/12/19)
17 years 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)
17 years 216 days: Mateo Kovačić (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)
17 years 218 days: Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg, 07/12/04)
17 years 218 days: Bojan Krkić (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona, 01/04/08)
17 years 241 days: Martin Klein (Panathinaikos 2-1 Sparta Praha, 27/02/02)
17 years 263 days: Breel Embolo (Basel 4-0 Ludogorets, 04/11/14)
17 years 300 days: Aaron Ramsey (Fenerbahçe 2-5 Arsenal, 21/10/08)
17 years 352 days: Karim Benzema (Lyon 2-1 Rosenborg, 06/12/05)
18 years 44 days: Alex Oxlade-Chambelain (Arsenal 2-1 Olympiacos, 28/09/11)