Barcelona's Yamal becomes 2nd youngest Champions League player
Posted : 20 September 2023
Barcelona's young talent Lamine Yamal has unseated former Nigerian player Celestine Babayaro as the second-youngest individual to appear in the UEFA Champions League.
Entering the game against Royal Antwerp at 16 years and 86 days, Yamal is now younger than Babayaro was during his 1994 debut for Anderlecht.
Babayaro's record was initially broken by Youssoufa Moukoko in 2020.
If Yamal secures a Champions League win for Barcelona in 2024, he could potentially become the youngest player to win the competition, a title currently held by Kanu since 1995.