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Young Wonder: Meet Lamine Yamal, Spain’s Teen Sensation Who’s Rewriting History

Barcelona’s rising star, Lamine Yamal, made history by becoming the youngest player and scorer for the Spanish national team during a commanding victory in the Euro 2024 qualifying match against Georgia.

Yamal, at the tender age of 16 years and 57 days, entered the game just before halftime, displaying his immense talent. In the 74th minute, he found the back of the net, contributing Spain’s seventh goal with a well-placed shot.

The match was dominated by Spain, with Alvaro Morata securing a remarkable hat-trick. Additionally, an own goal from Solomon Kvirkvelia and goals from Dani Olmo and Nico Williams rounded off the impressive victory.

Yamal’s remarkable achievement in becoming the youngest player to don the Spanish jersey surpasses the record held by Gavi, who made his debut for Spain in 2021 at the age of 17 years and 62 days.

This remarkable year continues for the young winger, who previously made history as the youngest player to grace La Liga in Barcelona’s colors when he debuted in April. He has consistently featured in Barcelona’s starting lineup, earning accolades like the Man of the Match in their thrilling 4-3 victory against Villarreal last month.

Reflecting on his accomplishments, a jubilant Yamal shared his thoughts with Spanish broadcasters Teledeporte, saying, “I’m ecstatic about my debut and goal. It’s like a dream come true. I’m currently living in a dream. I’m very grateful to my teammates, the coach for their trust in me, and everyone who has supported me on this incredible journey.