What a start it has been for the 17-year-old, Gavi!
Gavi became the youngest International footballer to play for Spain’s national football team just at the age of 17 years and 62 days. The Barcelona player made his exciting debut on the day when Spain defeated Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. SportzPoint.com presents you with the 3 youngest international footballers to play for Spain.
Gavi surely had a great first day at the field as the team successfully defeated Italy, broke their streak of 37 wins, and also made it to the finals. He tops the list of youngest international footballers to play for Spain. He is one of the very few exciting things about Barcelona as they are going through a very disappointing season. The Barcelona prodigy played 7 matches for the club in all competitions but still could not score his first competitive goal.
Luis Enrique told RAI, “See how good the kids are in Spain! It is not normal to see a player with this character, this confidence on his debut. [Gavi] will be the future of the Spain squad and I think the present too.”
2. Angel Zubieta
At the age of 17 years and 284 days, Angel Zubieta played his first international match for Spain amidst the explosion of the Civil war Spanish in 1936. He started his playing career in Athletic Bilbao in the season of 1935-36. His exceptional performance impressed everyone and booked his ticket for the Spain national football team. He remained the youngest footballer to play for Spain for about 85 years. Due to the Spanish civil war, his carrier got distracted and he started playing for the Basque Country national football team. He played 352 games in 13 seasons for the club and sport 29 goals. Also, he is in the third position on the list of San Lorenzo players with the most games for the club.
3. Ansu Fati
Just a year ago Ansu Fati made his debut for Spain at the age of 17 years and 308 days. The Barcelona player is counted among the best young footballers at this moment. He signed his tenure till 2022 for Barcelona on 24 July 2019. Interestingly, even before playing for Barcelona B, he made his La Liga debut as a substitute for Carles Perez. At the age of 16 years and 304 days, he netted his first professional goal against Osasuna and became the Barcelona senior team’s youngest goalscorer ever. Also, he is the third-youngest scorer in the history of La Liga. Lastly, he is also the second-youngest player who debuted for the club.