The player of the FC Barcelona Pablo Martín Páez Gavira, Gavi, has become this Wednesday the youngest footballer in history to debut with the Spanish team at 17 years and 62 days, being a starter this Wednesday in the semifinals of the Nations league versus Italy.
Gavi, who has been the big surprise in the last list of summoned by Luis Enrique, has finished with a record dating back to 1936 and it was in the power of Ángel Zubieta Redondo, who played the 90 minutes against the Czech Republic in a match that the Spanish team lost 1-0.
Zubieta debuted with 17 years and 284 days and was leading the ranking until this Wednesday, which leaves Gavi – holder in San Siro this Wednesday – at the top after his early debut with ‘la Roja’. In addition, the FC Barcelona footballer did it with the bib number 9, unbecoming of a debutante.
The meteoric rise of Gavi leaves Zubieta in the second step of the ranking and also culé Ansu Fati in the third position with 17 years and 308 days, another debut of which very little time passed from its premiere in First to the call of the national team, which occurred precisely a year ago.
The fourth youngest player to debut with the Spanish team is Guillermo Eizaguirre (18 years and 2 days), the fifth Bojan Krkic (18 years and 13 days) and the sixth Pedri González (18 years and 120 days), who holds the record of earliness in a Eurocup.