Youngest Player to score in a competition

Lamine Yamal made football history by becoming the youngest player to score a goal in a major competition at the age of 16.

Only a few young players have made history by scoring in a major tournament such as the European Championship (EURO) or FIFA World Cup. The record was previously held by Brazil’s legend, Pele, who scored a goal at the age of 17 at the FIFA World Cup.

Here is a list of the youngest players who have scored in a major competition.

(4) Gavi (18 years and 110 days)

Gavi scored his World Cup goal in Spain’s opening match of the 2022 tournament. The midfielder showcased his talent to the world in a 7-0 win over Costa Rica.

(3) Manuel Rosas (18 years and 93 days)

Manuel Rosas made history in the first-ever World Cup, which was played in the 1930 World Cup. The Mexican defender scored two goals against Argentina, including the first penalty kick in World Cup history.

(2) Pelé (17 years and 239 days)

Pelé became the youngest player to score in the World Cup. The Brazilian legend scored in the 1958 World Cup quarter-final against Wales. He went on to score a hat-trick in the semi-final and two more goals in the final. Pelé’s early success helped Brazil win their first World Cup.

(1) Lamine Yamal (16 years and 362 days)

Lamine Yamal wrote his name into the history books by setting a new record with his goal in the EURO 2024 semi-final against France. The Spanish forward’s goal was crucial in helping his team advance to the final. Yamal’s performance for both club and country has shown the world why he is one of the few who will light up the world.

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