Barcelona’s new star debuted in the first team at the young age of 15 and announced his start.
Barcelona won 4-0 against Real Betis in the 32nd round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022/23 season held at Spotify Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain on the 30th (Korean time).
Barcelona beat Betis and rose to 79 points, and maintained the gap with 2nd place Real Madrid (68 points) at 11 points.
Andreas Christensen’s opening goal in the 14th minute, Roberto Lewandowski’s additional goal in the 36th minute, and Rafinha’s key goal in the 39th minute increased the lead by three goals in the first half alone.
In the 37th minute of the second half, Ansu Fati led Guido Rodriguez’s own goal and the game ended.
It was the debut of the youngest player in the history of Barcelona that received more attention than the big win that day. In the 38th minute of the second half, coach Xavi Hernandez called in Pablo Gabi and started Ramin Yamal.
Yamal was born in 2007. As a 15-year-old, he distinguished himself at Barcelona’s youth club La Masia, earning a call-up to the first team without making a B-team appearance.
He has already made his name as the youngest player in Barcelona history to be called up to the first team, and with this appearance he broke the record for the youngest ever appearance. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
The previous record for youngest player to play for Barcelona was 15 years and 335 days, previously held by Armand Martinez Sagi in 1992. At 15 years and 292 days, Yamal beat that record to become the youngest participant. Barcelona also celebrated Yamal’s debut by posting the fact on social media after the match.
For reference, Lionel Messi, the god of football born in Barcelona, made his first-team debut at the age of 17 years and 84 days.