How old is Lamine Yamal and which Euro 2024 records is the Spanish footballer breaking?

How old is Lamine Yamal and which Euro 2024 records is the Spanish footballer breaking?

LAMINE Yamal is a 16-year-old football prodigy and has rapidly ascended to prominence during the Euro 2024.

Here is everything you need to know about his early debut and record-breaking performances.

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Lamine Yamal made his professional debut at the age of 15

How old is Lamine Yamal?

Lamine Yamal is a professional footballer and is 16 years old.

He was born on July 13, 2007 in Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain.

Lamine is currently playing for Barcelona as a right winger and in the Spain national team during the Euro 2024.

He joined the FC Barcelona youth academy when he was seven years old.

His former youth coach Oscar Lopez said: “He is always asking questions, he has a very good predisposition to evolve.

“You have to treat him calmly and not rush.”

At the age of 15, he made his professional debut for Barcelona on April 29, 2023.

At 15 years, 9 months and 16 days, he was not only the fifth youngest player in La Liga history, but also the youngest player in the club’s history since 15-year-old Armando Sagi in 1922, more than a century earlier.

In 2023 he was part of the Spain U17 team for the 2023 European U17 Championship.

He scored a total of four goals during the tournament and his team and him entered the semi-finals but were defeated by France following a 3-1 defeat.

In September 2023 he was picked by coach Luis de la Fuente for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

He made his senior debut for the Spanish national team on September 8, 2023.

On June 7, 2024, it was announced that he was selected to play for Spain in the Euro 2024.

For the Euros, he needed to bring his homework with him to Germany.

He told The Sun: “I’ve brought my homework with me because I’m finishing high school.

“I have classes on the web and I’m doing well, I hope the teacher doesn’t fail me.”

Which Euro 2024 records is Lamine Yamal breaking?

Lamine Yamal broke the record for being the youngest player ever to score in a Euro final match.

He scored the equaliser for Spain at the age of 16 years and 362 days on July 9, 2024, during the semi-finals of Spain vs France.

His goal helped Spain advance to the finals, where they will either face England or the Netherlands.

Lamine is also the youngest player in the Euros in the 64-year competition history.

Who are Lamine Yamal’s parents?

Lamine Yamal and members of his family after the Euro 2024 semi-final

His family came to support him at the Euro 2024 in Germany

Lamine Yamal’s father, Mounir Nasrouri, is a 35-year-old Moroccan who actively shares his son’s achievements on Instagram.

Interestingly, Lamine’s teammate, Jesus Navas, is three years older than his father.

When Navas debuted for the Spanish national team in 2009, Lamine was just two years old.

His mother, Sheila Ebana, hails from Guinea, giving Lamine eligibility to represent either Morocco or Guinea at the national level.

His parents separated when he was young, and he has both a brother and a sister.

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