Ansu plays as a left-winger for the Barcelona team and has being an integral part of the team since his break out. Recently, he gained immense media attention after creating history for his Barcelona team.
The young player, despite competing against world-class superstars within the Barcelona ranks has cemented his name in the very heart of the football fans of the Nou Camp. In this post, we talk about the biography of Ansu Fati.
Ansu Fati Biography
Ansu Fati, born Anssumane Fati (October 31, 2002) is a professional footballer born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. He is the second-youngest player to debut at FC Barcelona. Fati currently plays as a left-winger with the Barcelona team and remains one of the integral members of the Barcelona ranks.
After moving to Spain at age six, he joined the quarry of the Peloteros de Herrera, then was in Seville for a year and in 2012 he arrived at the Barça School. He soon became the key card of the fry and after Juvenile A, a team in which he played prior to his debut against Betis, on August 25, 2019.
Born in Bissau, Fati moved to Herrera, Seville with his family at the age of six, when his older brother Braima signed for Sevilla. Another brother Miguel is also a footballer.
His father ex-footballer Bori Fati, who was from Guinea-Bissau. After emigrating to Portugal, set up some teams in the lower leagues. There, he read a story of the Andalusian town Marinaleda, a self-declared communist utopia located near Seville, that was offering work to immigrants. After begging for food on the streets of Marinaleda, he met the mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo and found a job as a driver. He then settled in the nearby town of Herrera, where Ansu spent most of his childhood and started his football training. Though born in Guinea-Bissau, Bori has said he is “a Sevillian”.
After representing local side Herrera and the youth teams of Sevilla, he joined Barcelona’s La Masia in 2012, aged ten, a year after his brother had made the same move.
On 24 July 2019, Fati signed his first professional contract with Barcelona, agreeing to a deal until 2022. On 25 August, before even appearing with the reserves, Fati made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, coming on as a late-game substitute for goalscorer Carles Pérez in a 5–2 home win over Real Betis. Aged 16 years and 298 days, he became the second-youngest player to debut for the club, only 18 days older than Vicenç Martínez in 1941.
On 31 August 2019, Ansu Fati scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 away draw between Barcelona and Osasuna at the age of 16 years and 304 days, becoming the Barcelona senior team’s youngest goalscorer ever and the third-youngest scorer in the history of La Liga.
On 14 September 2019, in his first career start, Fati became the youngest player in the history of La Liga to score and assist in the same match, at the age of 16 years and 318 days. Fati scored in the 2nd minute and assisted Frenkie de Jong’s goal in the 7th minute of an eventual 5–2 home win against Valencia.
On 17 September, Fati made his Champions League debut in a 0–0 away draw against Borussia Dortmund, becoming the youngest player to feature for Barcelona in the competition at the age of 16 years and 321 days, breaking the previous record held by Bojan Krkić (17 years and 22 days); he also became the third-youngest player ever to appear in the competition. On 10 December, Fati became the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history at the age of 17 years and 40 days when he scored the game-winner in Barcelona’s 2–1 victory over Inter Milan at the San Siro.
On 2 February 2020 Fati became the youngest player to score a brace in La Liga, scoring both goals in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Levante UD.
Ansu Fati was originally eligible to represent Guinea-Bissau at the international level but did not represent the nation of his birth at any level. After his debut in La Liga, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) showed interest in him, with Diario AS reporting that the Spanish government had set its sights on granting Fati citizenship with a view to including him in the squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He is also reportedly eligible for a Portuguese passport through his grandparents’ birth in colonial Portuguese Guinea.
Ansu Fati was granted Spanish citizenship on 20 September 2019, renouncing his Bissau-Guinean citizenship. He was called up to the Spanish under-21 team on 11 October 2019, following an injury to Carles Pérez. Ansu Fati made his debut for the Spanish under-21 team on 15 October 2019 against Montenegro.
Ansu Fati Religion
Ansu Fati is a Muslim. Being from Guinea Bissau where Islam accounts for 45% of the religion in the African country, Ansu Fati’s parents have always been Muslims before they emigrated to Spain.
Ansu Fati Net Worth
Ansu Fati, born Anssumane Fati currently plays for Barcelona as a left-winger and has an estimated net worth of $4M. Ansu Fati has an extended contract with FC Barcelona until 2022, with a new release clause of €170M.