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Champions League youngest goalscorers: Ansu Fati, Cesc Fàbregas, Karim Benzema

Ansu Fati is the youngest player to score a UEFA Champions League goal: see who else is in the top ten.

Ansu Fati turned 17 in October 2019
Ansu Fati turned 17 in October 2019 ©Getty Images

Ansu Fati's late Matchday 6 winner for Barcelona at Inter in the 2019/20 group stage made him the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, beating by 155 days the mark set by Peter Ofori-Quaye in 1997 – five years before the Blaugrana player was born. Fati was joined in the top ten in October 2020 by team-mate Pedri.

Youngest Champions League players


Fati leads a top ten including a number of future stars, from Cesc Fàbregas to Karim Benzema.

Youngest UEFA Champions League scorers*

Highlights: Inter 1-2 Barcelona
Highlights: Inter 1-2 Barcelona

17 years 40 days: Ansu Fati (Internazionale Milano 1-2 Barcelona, 10/12/19)
17 years 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)
17 years 216 days: Mateo Kovačić (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)
17 years 218 days: Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg, 07/12/04)
17 years 218 days: Bojan Krkić (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona, 01/04/08)
17 years 241 days: Martin Klein (Panathinaikos 2-1 Sparta Praha, 27/02/02)
17 years 263 days: Breel Embolo (Basel 4-0 Ludogorets, 04/11/14)
17 years 300 days: Aaron Ramsey (Fenerbahçe 2-5 Arsenal, 21/10/08)
17 years 330 days: Pedri (Barcelona 5-1 Ferencváros, 20/10/2020)
17 years 352 days: Karim Benzema (Lyon 2-1 Rosenborg, 06/12/05)

*group stage to final only