09/28/2021 at 12:13 AM CEST
Ansu Fati is the great hope of FC Barcelona fans after the Leo Messi’s departure All eyes are on a barely 18-year-old footballer who broke down the door a season ago, but who has had to undergo four surgeries to fix his left knee after suffering a torn meniscus. The player has taken longer than expected to recover and consequently missed the European Championship and the Olympic Games, where he had a reserved ticket like his contemporaries Pedri, Unai Simón or Pau Torres. Below we review some details that you did not know about the life of the new idol of Barcelona:
1. HE IS ACTUALLY QUARTER OF SEVILLE
That’s right, the factory that brought out such precocious talents as Sergio Ramos, Jesús Navas or the ill-fated José Antonio Reyes is behind Ansu Fati’s first steps in football. His family moved to the Sevillian town of Herrera and there he was discovered by Seville scouts. He played in the Seville youth academy until he was 10 years old when Barça decided to recruit him for La Masía.
2. AT 13 YEARS OLD THE TIBIA AND THE FIBA FRACTURED
It was the first setback in the career of an Ansu Fati who was already emerging in the lower categories of Barça playing against children much older than him. The event took place on December 13, 2015 in a derby against Espanyol and he was, as now with his knee, 10 months without playing. The leg that was damaged was the right one and he has recovered with note from an injury that usually destroys the careers of many footballers.
3. HE WAS 18 DAYS FROM BREAKING A 1941 RECORD
Specifically, the record for the youngest debutant with the Barcelona shirt that was held by Vicenç Martínez Alama, who did it with the club in the postwar period at a time of culé crisis. Ansu Fati made his debut with Ernesto Valverde in the first team just six days later, he scored against Osasuna, becoming the third youngest director in the entire history of the League by scoring at 16 years and 304 days old. Only Fabrice Olinga and Iker Muniain surpass him.
4. A TORTUOUS ROAD UNTIL REACHING THE 10
Ansu Fati wore the 31st, the 22nd and finally the 10th at Barcelona. The Guinea-Bissau-born player, however, has also defended other numbers throughout his career such as number 11, 15, 17 or 18 between Barça and the Spanish team. Now Messi’s ’10’ has been requested because he wants stripes and responsibility. It should be remembered that the player has a close relationship with the Argentine, having been represented by his brother Rodrigo at the beginning of his career.
5. AND HAS THE FISIO OF THE STARS AS RECOVERY
If there is a physiotherapist known in the world of sports for his miraculous methods, it is Joaquín Juan. The Extremaduran is known for having been the man who has prolonged the successful careers of Pau Gasol or Cristiano Ronaldo. Ansu Fati, through his agent Jorge Mendes, did not hesitate to contact the best recuperator in Spain to return to his highest level making the recovery … in Madrid !!!