• 15/07/2024 11:39

Pele broke record: 16-year-old Spanish prodigy Yamal set a historic achievement

ByИван Дунаев

Jul 11, 2024

 Broke Pele's record: 16-year-old Spanish prodigy Yamal set a historic achievement

Barcelona graduate” became the youngest scorer of a goal in a major international tournament.

Spain national team winger Lamin Yamal has written his name in the history of world football.

The young graduate of the Catalan “Barcelona” entered the starting line-up of the “Red Fury” for the semi-final match of Euro 2024with France and thus became the youngest player to participate in the 1/2 finals of the European or World Championship. p>

At the age of 16 years and 362 days, Yamal broke the record of the legendary Brazilian Pele, who played in the semi-final of the 1958 World Cup against France at the age of 17 years and 244 days.

Moreover, Lamin scored a goal in the match with the French. In the 21st minute, he equalized the match with a superb shot from outside the penalty area into the top corner.

Thanks to this, Yamal established another unique achievement. Lamin became the youngest goal scorer at a major international tournament – the European or World Championships. He surpassed Pele, who scored against Wales at the 1958 World Cup at the age of 17 years and 239 days.

We add that it was Yamal who received the award for the best player of the match against France from UEFA.

Recall that Spain beat France by 2: 1 and became the first finalist of Euro 2024. The opponent of Luis de la Fuente's team in the decisive battle for the trophy will be determined in the match between the Netherlands and England, which will take place on July 10 in Dortmund (starts at 22:00 Kyiv time).

Text online broadcast of the match Netherlands – Englandis available on our website.

The 2024 European Championship final is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. The starting whistle will sound at 22:00 Kyiv time.

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