Barcelona’s young sensation, Ansu Fati has an opportunity to break a record set by Ghana international, Peter Ofori-Quaye if he features for his side against Dortmund on Tuesday, ABC News can report.
The Barca forward will become the youngest player in the world to ever score in a Champions League game should he manage to find the back of the net.
The record is currently held by Peter Ofori-Quaye who scored at age 17 years and 195 days for Greek giants Olympiacos in October 1997, against Rosenberg.
Ansu Fati, now 16 years and 322 days, will likely play his first European competitive game in the Champions League after securing a spot in the 22-man traveling team of Barcelona to the Westfalenstadion.
Should he fail to score against Lucien Favre’s men tonight, he will still be able to break the record should he score this season in the UEFA Champion League.
Fati Ansu, a national of Guinea Bissau, has picked up a spirited goal-scoring form and contributes in assists as well to his side, the most recent being against Valencia when he scored and assisted Frenkie de Jong in the 5-2 win on Saturday.
Top 5 Youngest UEFA Champions League scorers compiled by ABC News:
17 years 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)
17 years 216 days: Mateo Kovacic (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)
17 years 218 days: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg, 07/12/04)
17 years 218 days: Bojan Krkic (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona, 01/04/08)
17 years 241 days: Martin Klein (Panathinaikos 2-1 Sparta Praha, 27/02/02)
Peter Ofori-Quaye, He was a Ghanaian footballer who played as a striker. He is known as the youngest goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League, he achieved this during the 1997-98 season when he scored for Olympiacos against Rosenborg
when he was just 17 years and 195 days old. pic.twitter.com/B526TVfhRH
— GHANA FACTS & HISTORY (@GhanaianMuseum) September 17, 2019