Lamine Yamal, the Barcelona prodigy, made history twice on his debut for Spain against Georgia. Aged 16 years and 57 days, he became Spain’s youngest ever player, breaking the previous record held by Gavi, who had made his international debut in 2021, aged 17 years and 62 days.
The forward then completed the scoring for Spain in the 74th minute for a 7-1 Euro 2024 qualifying win, becoming his country’s youngest ever goalscorer and breaking another record held by Barcelona teammate Gavi.
In an interview after the match, Lamine Yamal expressed his surprise at his early success: “I am very happy for everything—for the victory, for the records, and I hope to continue like this. I could envision it arriving at some time, but not so quickly, and that everything ended up going so smoothly.”
“I have always dreamed of being able to debut with the national team, and this has been perfect. I hope this is the beginning, and I hope to win. Win many titles, many games, score goals, and help the national team in any way I can”.
Lamine Yamal also revealed that he has been keeping his matchday shirts as a special souvenir for his parents after writing his name into the history books.
He previously received an invitation to play with the Moroccan national team, but Yamal politely declined because he originally preferred to play for Spain.