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Lamine Yamal Biography, Age, Family, Career, Awards, Net Worth.

Lamine Yamal
Lamine Yamal

Lamine Yamal Nasraoui Ebana is a overly gifted Spanish rising football star who plays as a right winger. He plays for Spanish La Liga giants FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. Lamine ranks as one finest prospects from the club’s renowned academy and currently the most exciting talent for both club and country.

The versatile Spanish prodigy can operate as a winger, attacking midfielder or center forward. Renowned for his pace, dribbling and passing prowess, Yamal can also splendidly create chances. The young sensation prefers playing on the right flank so as to utilize his strong left foot to coast in shots and crosses.

Yamal has already began breaking Spanish and European records. He duly became the youngest Barca debutant on 29 April 2023 against Real Betis at only 15 years and 290 days. Moreover, he made history as the Spain’s youngest international male player and goal scorer at just 16 years and 57 days. Surprisingly, this happened in his senior international debut on 8 September 2023 against Georgia in a Euro 2024 qualifier on 8 September 2023. That not enough, Lamine broke both Barcelona and La Liga youngest scorer record on 8 October 2023 against Granada. He is also the youngest player to play in the Champions League Knockout stage at 16 years and 223 days. Furthermore, On 15 June 2024, he made history yet again by becoming the youngest player to feature in the Euros at the age of 16 years and 338 days.

The Spanish wonderkid was part of Barca team that won the La Liga in 2022-23. He has as well amassed numerous individual awards including prestigious Golden Boy The Youngest trophy and Globe Soccer Awards’ Emerging Player.

Age and Birthday

Lamine was born on 13 July 2007 in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. He is 17 years old as of 2024.

Height

The gifted youngster is approximately 178 cm (5 feet 10 inches) tall.

Preferred foot

The prominent La Masia product is left-footed.

Lamine Yamal Family and Religion

Family

Lamine is born to a Moroccan father, Mounir Nasraoui and a Equatorial Guinean mother, Sheila Ebana whom both have African ancestry.

He has two siblings, a brother named Keyne Yamal and a sister called Baraa Yamal.

Yamal was eligible to play for Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Spain. However, he preferred Spain and by the look of things he doing marvelous.

Religion

Yamal has been brought up in an Islam family and is a staunch Muslim.

Lamine Yamal Club Career

Early days and Youth level

Lamine’s history with FC Barcelona goes back to when he was just six months old. At the time he featured has a model in a UNICEF charity calendar alongside the club’s GOAT, Lionel Messi. He would later join The Catalans’ youth academy as a seven year old.

At La Masia, he rapidly developed faster than any other kid to become one of Barca’s greatest talents. At only age15, he not only began playing for the Under-19s but started training with the first team.

First team debut and breakthrough

He made his first team debut in April 2023 aged only 15 years and 290 days to make history as the youngest player to play for the club. In the 2023-24 season he established himself as a first team regular at tender age of 16. The lifted his maiden La Liga title on 14 May 2023 as Barcelona finished the 2022-23 season as victors. He made his club’s debut senior start on 20 August 2023 against Cadiz to become Barca’s youngest La Liga starter at 16 years and 38 days. He debuted at the Champions League against Antwerp on 19 September, aged 16 years 68 days, becoming the competition’s second youngest debutant behind Youssoufa Moukoko.

Moreover, he entered into history books on 8 October 2023 as both the Barcelona and La Liga youngest goal scorer. This was after scoring his debut first team goal in their 2-2 against Granada. In December 2023, Yamal received the inaugural Golden Boy The Youngest trophy, awarded to the Golden Boy Award youngest nominee. The Barca prospect set yet another record after scoring twice in a 3-3 draw against Granada to become the youngest player to score a brace in La Liga. At 16 years and 213 days he is as well the youngest La Liga player to attain over 10 goals and assists tally. On 21 February 2024, he surpassed PSG’s Warren Zaire-Emery as the youngest player to feature in the Champions League Knockout stage at 16 years and 223 days.

Lamine Yamal International Career

Yamal has represented Spain across the age-groups from the U15 to the senior level. He represented Spain in the 2023 European U17 Championship scoring a total of 4 goals as Spain reached the semi-finals.

He was called-up to the senior nation team on 1 September 2023 at the age of 16 years and 50 days. The youngster made his senior debut on 8 September in a Euro 2024 qualifier against Georgia. He as well scored his debut international senior goal in the 7-1 win. Consequently, he to make history as the Spain’s youngest player and goal scorer at 16 years and 57 days. Furthermore, he become Euro qualifier’s youngest scorer. In October, Yamal would be recalled for the remaining two Euro qualify matches against Scotland and Norway. Spain won both matches to qualify for the 2024 Euro tournament.

He was part of the Euro 2024 26-man squad named by Luis de la Fuente on 7 June 2024. Lamine’s debut in the European tournament was against Croatia on 15 June making him the youngest player to take part in the Championship at 16 years and 338 days. He as well became the youngest player to feature in the Euro’s round of 16 knockouts surpassing Jude Bellingham‘s previous record.

Lamine Yamal Awards

Barcelona

  • La Liga: 2022-23

Individual

  • UEFA European U17 Championship Top Scorer: 2023
  • UEFA European U17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2023
  • IFFHS Men’s Youth (U20) UEFA Team: 2023
  • Tuttosport’s The Youngest Award: 2023
  • La Liga U23 Player of the Season: 2023-24
  • Globe Soccer Awards- Emerging Player: 2024

Lamine Yamal Net Worth

The football prospect has an estimated net worth of $1-5 Million as of 2024.

By MJR

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