Anssumane Fati, born on 31 October 2002 in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, moved to Seville at the age of six and joined Sevilla’s youth team set up. He later joined FC Barcelona’s youth teams in 2012 and made his debut with the first team during the 2019/20 season.
Fati made history on 25 August 2019 by becoming the youngest player ever to play for Barça in the league at the age of 16 years and 298 days. He came on in the 78th minute of the game against Betis wearing number 31, replacing Carles Pérez in week 2 of the 2019/20 league season.
Six days later, on 31 August 2019, Fati scored a well-placed header from Carles Pérez in a game against Osasuna in El Sadar, becoming the youngest player ever to score in the league for Barça at just 16 years and 304 days.
Fati continued to break records throughout the season, becoming the second youngest player to start a game at Camp Nou on 14 September 2019 against Valencia. Seven minutes into the game, he became the youngest player ever to score and provide an assist in the same league game, while also becoming the youngest player ever to score at Camp Nou.
On 17 September 2019, at 16 years and 321 days, Fati became the youngest player in Barça history to play in the Champions League, starting in the game against Borussia Dortmund in the Signal Iduna Park.
Fati also made his debut for the Spanish national team on 3 September 2020, becoming the second youngest player ever to do so, and later became the youngest ever goalscorer for the Spanish national side in a game against Ukraine. He featured in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, his first major tournament for the Spanish national side.
Despite suffering from injuries during the 2021/22 season, Fati showed flashes of his immense quality and scored six goals.