Lamine Yamal is a Moroccan descendant Spanish footballer, who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona. His full name is Lamine Yamal Nasraoui Ebana and he was born on July 13, 2007, in Mataró, Spain.
Lamine Yamal started his youth career at CE Mataró in 2014 and at the age of 12 years, he moved to FC Barcelona. He moved up the ladder quickly and as of October 2023, he is an important member of FC Barcelona’s senior team at just 16 years of age.
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Facts About Lamine Yamal:
How old is Lamine Yamal?
Yamal was born on July 13, 2007. Hence, as of October 25, 2023, his age is 16 years 3 months 12 days.
How tall is Yamal?
Lamine is approximately 183 cm (5’10”) tall and weighs around 65 kg 143 lbs. He has a well-suited balance between strength and agility which helps him dribble past the defenders at a high pace.
Yamal’s family has a great role in his success. Sheila Ebana is Lamine’s mother and Mounir Nasraoui is his father. Yamal also has a younger brother Keyne.
Nationality and Ethnicity:
Lamine Yamal is a blend of Equatorial Guinean, Moroccan, and Spanish heritage, reflecting the multicultural diversity that has shaped his identity.
For which country does Lamine Yamal play?
But Yamal chose to play for the Spanish National Team and already debuted for the Spanish National Team against Georgia on 8 September 2023 and already scored a goal for the team.
Who is the Agent of Lamine Yamal?
Superagent Jorge Mendes is the agent of Yamal. He has been the agent of 16-year-old wonderkid since 2022.
When did he debuted for FC Barcelona?
Lamine Yamal made his debut for Barcelona on 29 April 2023, replacing Gavi in the 83rd minute in a 4–0 win against Real Betis in La Liga. He performed very well in that match including a shot against Claudio Bravo and almost had an assist in that match.
Yamal’s football idol:
Surprisingly, Yamal didn’t choose Lionel Messi as his idol despite being a Barcelona player. Instead, he chose an ex-Real Madrid player as his idol, Marco Asensio. (Source)
In the senior team of FC Barcelona, Yamal wears 27-number jerseys. Whereas, for the Spanish U-17 team, he prefers no. 10.
Style of Playing and Positions:
Yamal is a left-footed forward with a great skill of dribbling, assisting, and scoring abilities. Yamal can play as an attacking midfielder, right winger, or even as a left winger.
His playing position and style match the legend of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, thus the 16-year-old wonderkid has a nickname, “Mini Messi”.
Records Created by Lamine Yamal:
Lamine Yamal was the youngest player to play for FC Barcelona at the age of 15 years, 9 months, and 16 days old surpassing the record of Ansu Fati (16 years, 9 months, and 25 days).
Yamal also became the youngest player to start a match for FC Barcelona against Cadiz on August 20, 2023, at the age of 16 years and 38 days. With this achievement, Yamal became the youngest player to start in any La Liga game by destroying the previous record of Fabrice Olinga in 2012.
In a 4-3 win against Villarreal, Lamine became the youngest player to assist in La Liga at 16 years and 45 days by beating the previous record of 16-year-old Juanmi Jimenez for Malaga (2010).
In a win against Porto, he became the youngest player (16 years and 83 days) to start in a Champions League match by shattering the 30-year-old record of Celestine Babayaro (16 years and 86 days).
Lamine Yamal is the youngest player to score for FC Barcelona and La Liga at the age of 16 years and 87 days. Ansu Fati previously holds the record for scoring a goal at 16 years and 10 months and he also broke the record of Fabrice Olinga who scored in La Liga at the age of 16 years and 98 days.
Lamine Yamal is the youngest-ever player and goal-scorer for Spain and the youngest-ever scorer in a European Championship qualifier against Georgia.
Net Worth of Lamine Yamal:
It is estimated that Lamine Yamal’s net worth is between $1.80 million and $2.20 million. The main source of his wealth is mainly from football.
Contract, Salary and Release Clause:
On October 2, 2023, FC Barcelona announced the contract extension of Lamine Yamal. His new contract is valid till June 30, 2026, and contains a release clause of €1 billion. It is said that according to the new deal, Yamal’s salary has increased significantly to $1 million per year.
Currently, Lamine Yamal is active on Instagram with 4.2 million followers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Does Lamine Yamal play for Spain or Morocco?
Lamine Yamal has his origin in Morocco but he has never played for them. He recently debuted for Spain’s senior team against Georgia in the 2024 Euros qualifiers on 8 September 2023, scoring in the 74th minute of a 7–1 victory. He was the youngest player and goal scorer for Spain (16 years and 57 days). He also played for the under-19 team of Spain.
How old was Lamine Yamal when he joined FC Barcelona?
Yamal started his career in CE Mataró in 2014 and at the age of 12 years, he moved to FC Barcelona. He debuted for Barcelona’s senior team on 29 April 2023, replacing Gavi in the 83rd minute in a 4–0 win against Real Betis in La Liga.
What is the worth/ Market value of Lamine Yamal?
Recently Lamine Yamal signed a new contract with FC Barcelona and now his release clause is €1 billion. His contract will be valid till June 30, 2026.
Is Lamine Yamal from La Masia?
However, Yamal started his career at CE Mataro but later he moved to FC Barcelona Academy for a better training facility. Hence, yes he is a product of La Masia.
Who is the youngest ever player to score for Barcelona?
Lamine Yamal is the youngest player to score for FC Barcelona (16 years 87 days) when he scored his first goal in a 2–2 away draw to Granada. Prior to that Ansu Fati was the youngest player to score for Barcelona. He also became the youngest player to score in a La Liga match by breaking the record of Fabrice Olinga.
Who is the youngest-ever goal scorer for Spain?
Lamine Yamal is the youngest-ever goal scorer for Spain and he scored in his debut match against Georgia (16 years and 57 days) in the Euro qualifier.
Who is the first-ever Moroccan player to play for FC Barcelona?
Abde Ezzalzouli was the first Moroccan player to play for FC Barcelona. He joined FC Barcelona in 2021 and played 12 matches for them. In 2023, Abde was sold to Real Betis for a €7.5 million transfer fee.