These Are The 10 Youngest Goalscorers In La Liga History

Ansu Fati is the newest and hottest kid in La Liga at the moment. The 16-year-old Barcelona wonderkid is doing a lot of amazing stuff at a very young age. He scored his first goal for Barcelona 2 weeks ago against Osasuna. Fati has been tipped to takeover from Messi in the near future… well we live to see how well he will do when Messi retires.

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We have put together a list of 10 youngest goalscorers in La Liga history.

Check them out:

10. Ander Barrenetxea – 17 years, 4 months, 15 days

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid (2018/19)

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Ander Barrenetxea (credit: Lala Sport)

Barrenetxea became LaLiga’s first 21st-century-born player in 2018/19. He also scored his first goal for hometown club Real Sociedad – against Real Madrid. In a 3-1 win.

9. Raul – 17 years, 4 months, 10 days

Real Madrid vs Atletico (1994/95)

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Raul Gonzalez (credit: besoccer)

After putting up impressive performances for Real Madrid’s reserve sides at the start of the 1994/95 season, Raul was thrown in at the deep end by Jorge Valdano. He started a Madrid derby in just his second league appearance and repaid his manager’s trust by scoring in a 4-2 win which helped Real win the LaLiga title.

As it turned out, Raul was rather a good player for Madrid, having previously been with their city neighbours: only Cristiano Ronaldo has netted more goals for the club, and the Spanish legend ranks among the five all-time top appearance makers in LaLiga history (550).

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8. Juanmi – 17 years, 3 months, 23 days

Malaga vs Real Zaragoza (2010/11)

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After making five appearances in 2009/10 and scoring in the Copa del Rey, teenager Juanmi earned more regular minutes with Malaga the following season and netted his first league goal on Matchday 2 against Zaragoza. Better still, his second came just 20 minutes later in a 5-3 win.

The Malaga native signed for Real Betis this summer after a successful three-year stint at Real Sociedad.

7. Alberto Rivera – 17 years, 3 months, 22 days

Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo (1994/95)

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Rivera’s short Real Madrid career could hardly have started better. He made his debut in the same season as Raul and scored against Celta as a substitute in Los Blancos’ 2-0 win, towards the end of Real Madrid’s title-winning 1994/95 season.

He never quite made it at Madrid but racked up almost 300 LaLiga appearances elsewhere, representing Numancia, Levante, Real Betis, Sporting Gijon and Elche.

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6. Bojan Krkic – 17 years, 1 month, 22 days

Barcelona vs Villarreal (2007/08)

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Bojan Krkic (credit: Euro Sport)

The 2007/08 season was a disappointing one for Barcelona. It wasn’t for Bojan, though, who used it to cement his reputation as one of Europe’s young rising stars.

The Blaugrana’s miserable 3-1 defeat to Villarreal on Matchday 8 was notable only for Bojan’s first goal in Spain’s top division, following a defence-splitting pass from Lionel Messi.

The local boy featured regularly for four seasons before being offloaded to Roma but rejoined Barça in 2013 after a successful loan spell at Milan. But then came the decline amid a crippling struggle with anxiety: Ajax, Stoke, Mainz, Alaves and, finally, unemployment. He’s still only 29.

5. Juan Mena – 17 years, 1 month, 6 days

Valencia vs Celta Vigo (1941/42)

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credit: FOX Sports Asia

Mena was the league’s youngest scorer for several decades, after netting the seventh goal in a 7-3 Valencia victory on his debut in December 1941.

They went on to claim the LaLiga title that season – the first in club’s history.

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4. Xisco Nadal – 16 years, 11 months, 19 days

Villarreal vs Espanyol (2002/03)

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Xisco Nadal (credit: FOX Sports Asia)

Although he’s spent most of his career in Spanish football’s lower reaches, Nadal touched the sky early on in his career – a last-minute equaliser for Villarreal in their 2-2 draw against Espanyol at the end of the 2002/03 season.

3. Ansu Fati – 16 years, 10 months

Barcelona vs Osasuna (2019/20)

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Ansu Fati (credit: FOX Sports Asia)

Fati is the latest youngster to burst out of Barcelona’s La Masia academy. The striker became Barça’s second-youngest player on Matchday 2 against Real Betis, then went on to become the third-youngest goalscorer in LaLiga history with his header against Osasuna which ended in a 2-2 draw.

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2. Iker Muniain – 16 years, 9 months, 15 days

Athletic vs Real Valladolid (2009/10)

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Iker Muniain (credit: Bleacher Report)

Muniain had actually already scored twice for Athletic before he netted his first LaLiga goal; the teenager had made his mark against Young Boys and Austria Wien in Europe at the start of the campaign.

But it wasn’t until Matchday 6 that he netted in a 2-2 draw against Real Valladolid to become LaLiga’s youngest-ever scorer… for a few years, anyway.

1. Fabrice Olinga – 16 years, 3 months, 6 days

Malaga vs Celta Vigo (2012/13)

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Fabrice Olinga (credit: Fabrice Olinga)

Clearly, Celta Vigo has been generous to youth over the years. It seems fitting that they were the opposition as Cameroonian forward Olinga made league history on the opening day of the 2012/13 season – smashing Muniain’s record by 191 days.

Olinga had made his way to Malaga via Mallorca after coming through the Samuel Eto’o Foundation but ultimately struggled to assert himself thereafter. He played only 10 LaLiga matches from 2012-14 before leaving for Apollon Limassol, and you’ll currently find him at Mouscron in Belgium.

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