Anssumane Fati, commonly shortened to Ansu Fati, is a Bissau-Guinean professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Spanish club FC Barcelona B.
Ansu Fati became the talk of town after he got signed to Barcelona FC at the age of 16.
With Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez all sidelined through injury, Barcelona handed a debut to 16-year-old academy starlet Ansu Fati in their 5-2 win over Real Betis.
Thus, becoming the youngest player to play for Barcelona FC since 1941.
He was even congratulated by Lionel Messi.
Below is a detailed biography about Ansu Fati.
Ansu Fati Real name
His full name is Anssumane Fati.
Ansu Fati Date of birth
He was born on 31 October 2002. He was 16 years old when he got signed to Barcelona FC.
Ansu Fati Place of Birth
He was born in Bissau, Guinea Bissau.
Ansu Fati Height
His height 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in).
Ansu Fati Family
Fati’s brothers Braima and Miguel are also footballers; both are also linked to Barcelona. His father Bori Fati also played professionally in his home country.
One of his sister’s name is Fati Djucu.
It appears he’s simply from a football family.
Here’s a family photo of Ansu Fati:
Ansu Fati cars
He’s a young player but it appears he already believes in the adage ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. From Ansu’s IG posts, one can see him posing with expensive cars like Range Rover among others.
Ansu also got love for bicycles.
Ansu Fati parents
Ansu Fati’s father is called Bori Fati. He’s also reported to be a football player.
Ansu Fati expensive lifestyle
He enjoys when football seasons are over. He enjoys at the expensive places in Spain. Talk of Ibiza and the other places.
In photos, he’s seen enjoying on yacht with his friends.
Ansu Fati goals
He’s a winger but has a very good finishing. A lot of people are suggesting that he could be one of Barca’s top scorer’s soon taking cue from how he was scoring in his previous team.
Watch some of his classic goals below:
How Ansu Fati Overcame a Broken Leg
It looks like Fati has already been through a lot in his young career, and one of the lowest moments was undoubtedly his horrific double leg break.
Back in December 2015, a tough tackle from an Espanyol defender left Fati with a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg, forcing him into a ten-month period on the sidelines.
That injury came just after he had finally been allowed to join the club after their transfer ban was lifted, so a young Fati spent plenty of time without competitive football.
Fortunately, fans will tell you that this was probably the turning point in his career. His passion and determination only grew, and he came back with a point to prove. He dominated youth football, and continues to do so to this day.
View this post on Instagram
Ansu Fati’s father explains Barcelona signing: “Madrid offered us better terms…”
Ansu Fati realised his dream of playing with Barcelona on Sunday night and became the second youngest player to make a LaLiga appearance in blaugrana in the process. At just 16, the story of how he got there was told by his father, Bori Fati, after the game on Partidazo de Cope.
“This is the happiest day of my life,” he said. “When he told us he was being called up by Valverde I started to cry and my wife too. When he came on, we were on cloud nine. At six or seven, he came to Spain. I had come here before and I didn’t know he played football. They told me I was nor aware of how good my son was and that he was dribbling by everybody.”
“We were at Sevilla and Real Madrid offered me better conditions than Barcelona for my son. But they came to me house to convince us. Albert Puig came and told me that my son had to sign for Barcelona.
“Sevilla got mad and Monchi asked how much they offered, that he wanted him to stay at Sevilla. At nine years old, he went to Sevilla and they left him without playing for a year,” he finished.
Ansu Fati becomes youngest ever FC Barcelona goalscorer in La Liga
With his header against Osasuna, Ansu Fati becomes the youngest every Barça player to score in La Liga.
The striker, at the age of just 16 years and 304 days now leads the list of most precocious goalscorers in a Barça shirt.
The Guinea Bissau born striker only made his first team debut in the 5-2 win against Betis in the previous league fixture, playing 12 mnutes of the second half in the win at Camp Nou. After making a good impression, Ernesto Valverde included him in the squad for the trip to El Sadar and he appeared at half time as a substitute replacing Nélson Semedo.
Just six minutes into the second half Ansu headed home Carles Pérez’s cross to hand Barça the equaliser.
At 16 years and 304 days, Ansu Fati takes over the record from Bojan Krkic who scored against Villarreal in 2007 at the 17 years and 53 days.
In third place comes none other than Leo Messi after his goal against Albacete in 2004 at the age of 17 years and 312 days, Thiago Alcántara who scored in 2019 at 18 years and 315 is fourth and fifth is Munir El Haddadi after his goal against Elche in 2014 aged 18 years and 358 days.
Third youngest in league history
Futhermore, Ansu Fati becomes third on the all time list of youngest goalscorers in la Liga.
The Barça youngster is behind leader Fabrice Olinga who scored at the age of 16 years and 98 days for Málaga and 2010 and Iker Muniain who scored for Athletic Club in 2009 at the age of 16 years and 289 days.