15-year-old Barcelona gem breaks record once held by Lamine Yamal

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 12: Lamine Yamal of FC Barcelona reacts after a missed chance during the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on March 12, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Undoubtedly, there are names within the FC Barcelona quarry that continue to impress. Many youngsters, across the various teams in the youth divisions, continue to showcase their abilities. However, to stand out at a club like Barcelona, one must possess something truly unequaled.

In that case, a certain 15-year-old Barcelona youngster holds something no one else can boast to possess. Now the owner of a record previously held by one of Barça’s very finest, young Guille Fernandez truly makes his mark in the standings of the club.

At the age of 15 years, 9 months, and 12 days, as highlighted by SPORT, Guillermo “Guille” Fernandez Casino becomes the youngest-ever player to feature for Barcelona Atletic, and takes away the previous record held by Barcelona first team wonderkid Lamine Yamal.

Yamal’s age at the time of his debut was only 11 days older than what the current age of Guille Fernandez is. While this does not take anything away from the first-team prodigy’s achievement at all, it only adds to the value of Fernandez’s ascendency towards the very top of the Barcelona pyramid.

Moreover, after his introduction in the game near the 80th minute, he helped Rafa Marquez’s team turn around a scoreline in which they were losing by one goal to ending up winning 3-2 thanks to a late winner by in-form Senegalese talent Mikayil Faye.

On his own, Fernandez remains one of Barça’s most promising prospects. Despite being just 15 years of age, he is already seen as a capable enough player to represent even Barcelona Atletic in an intense situation. At this rate, there is a chance he may even end up making his mark for the first team as well.

Blessed with incredible physicality, he is admired for his ability to arrive in the box and add to his team’s goals. Moreover, courtesy of his vision and creativity, he is no slouch at distributing assists to his teammates either. Not the typical Barcelona academy midfielder, but one who is highlighted as a great prospect for the future.

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