Anssumane Fati (October 31, 2002) was born in Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau. The striker arrived in Seville at the age of six, where he played in the lower categories of Sevilla FC. In 2012, when he was only ten years old, Ansu landed in the Barça team to join Alevín A, where he went through the various lower categories of FC Barcelona until he reached the first team.
On August 25, 2019, Ansu Fati became the second-youngest player in the history of Barça to debut with the first team in the League, at just 16 years and 298 days old. He did it with the 31 on his back in a duel against Betis corresponding to the second day of the 2019/20 League.
On August 31, 2019, in a duel against Osasuna at Sadar, Ansu Fati achieved another milestone in history: he became the youngest player in Barça history to score a goal in the League. At just 16 years and 304 days old, the striker was at the head of the list of the youngest players to have scored with the Barça shirt in domestic competition.
But the records kept coming, and the following day of the League, on September 14, 2019, against Valencia at the Stadium, Fati became the youngest footballer in Barça history to start a match at the Camp Nou. Furthermore, in just seven minutes, he became the youngest player to score and assist in the same game in the history of the League. And not only that: that night, he also became the youngest scorer in the history of the Camp Nou, whether for Barça or a visiting team. A night to remember.
He then went to the Champions League. On September 17, 2019, again with 31 on his back, Fati became, at 16 years and 321 days, the youngest footballer in Barça history to play in the Champions League. The Masía attacker started at Signal Iduna Park against Dortmund, in which he played 59 minutes. His first goal in this competition came against Inter at the San Siro (1-2), at the age of 17 years and 40 days, thus breaking a competition record that had been in place since 1997.
Despite serious injuries, Ansu Fati is Barça’s offensive reference. Heir to the historic number 10 shirt, he continues to show his goalscoring instinct game after game.
In addition, he is also international with Spain. On September 3, 2020, Ansu Fati jumped in the second half of the Germany-Spain match, thus becoming the second youngest debutant in the history of the Spanish team. Shortly after, thanks to a goal scored against Ukraine, he also became the youngest scorer in the history of the senior team.