Barcelona wonderkid Ansu Fati becomes youngest EVER goalscorer in Champions League history… breaking Peter Ofori-Quaye’s record that stood for over 22 years!
- Ansu Fati became the Champions League’s youngest-ever scorer on Tuesday
- The Guinea-Bissau forward scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Inter Milan
- His goal broke a record that was held by Ghana’s Peter Ofori-Quaye for 22 years
- At 17 years and 40 days, he’s 154 days younger than Ofori-Quaye when he scored
Ansu Fati made history on Tuesday evening when he became the Champions League’s youngest-ever goalscorer after his stunning late winner dumped Inter Milan out of the competition.
At 17 years and 40 days, Fati wrote his name into the history books while breaking a record that stood for over 22 years.
Before Fati’s brilliant strike at the San Siro on Tuesday, the competition’s youngest goalscorer was Peter Ofori-Quaye, who scored for Olympiacos against Rosenborg in the 1997-98 campaign.
Ansu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history on Tuesday
The 17-year-old scored the winning goal to knock Inter Milan out of the Champions League
Ofori-Quaye was 17 years and 194 days at that time of his goal which came in a group stage game in October 1997.
It’s another accolade Fati can add to his young resume already, having become Barcelona’s youngest-ever scorer earlier this season.
He is also the third youngest player to score in La Liga after netting in the 2-2 draw with Osasuna back in August.
Fati’s goal against Inter broke a record that was held by Peter Ofori-Quaye for 22 years
What made his goal at the San Siro even more impressive is that he scored the game-winning goal just a minute after coming on for Carles Perez in the 85th minute.
Fati combined with fellow substitute Luis Suarez before drilling the ball home with a superb strike.
‘I played the give and go with Luis and when I scored the stadium just went silent. I’m super-happy!’ Fati said.
‘It’s a dream. Everything seems to be going at high speed. I just have to take every opportunity I’m given. But here, you look around and think: “what have I done”?’