In a matter of five to six months, Lamine Yamal has broken a flurry of records with Barcelona and the Spanish national team.
The 16-year-old wonderkid became the youngest debutant in the history of Barça when he made his first-team bow against Real Betis last season.
The La Masia prodigy is also the youngest debutant ever for Barça Atletic and also became the youngest starter in La Liga in the 21st century when he featured from the kickoff against Cadiz this season.
Since then, he has gone on to tumble a few more landmarks and records with both Barça and Spain, and another big milestone awaits Yamal.
Last chance to become La Liga’s all-time youngest scorer
Indeed, as reported by SPORT, Lamine Yamal could go on to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of La Liga if he were to find the back of the net against Granada this Sunday.
At the moment, the record is held by Fabrice Olinga (Celta de Vigo), aged 16 years and 98 days and Sunday’s game will be the Barcelona whizkid’s last chance at toppling that record.
The La Masia wonderkid will be 16 years, two months and 25 days old when he takes on Granada tomorrow night at Los Carmenes.
Considering that the Catalans will not be playing another league game until two weeks due to the international break, Yamal will have passed up the chance to break Olinga’s record if he does not score against Granada tomorrow.
Having already become the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Spanish national team, Yamal will have his eye on grabbing the record in La Liga as well.
More records to accomplish
As mentioned already, Yamal is the youngest debutant for Barcelona and also the youngest starter in the history of La Liga in the 21st century, while he is also the youngest assister in the 21st century in the competition as well.
Yamal has also broken records for youngest debutant and goalscorer with the Spanish national team.
Apart from chasing the youngest goalscorer in La Liga record, Yamal is also still in the running to become Barcelona’s youngest scorer – a record currently held by Ansu Fati (16y 304d).
At 16 years and 68 days, he is already the Blaugrana’s youngest debutant in the UEFA Champions League and could go on to become the youngest scorer in the history of the competition in the near future, beating Ansu Fati (17y 40d).