ESP vs CRC: 18 years old Gavi becomes Spain’s youngest Goal Scorer in FIFA World Cup History | Age 18 years and rocked in World Cup debut, young star made record like Pele

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Spain easily defeated Costa Rica 7-0 in their very first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and 18-year-old midfielder Gavi played an important role in this.

TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Sumit Sundriyal

Updated on: Nov 24, 2022, 9:06 PM IST

Whenever the Football World Cup comes, everyone’s eyes are on the big and famous stars. But many young players also leave their name and their identity during this time. Some records are made, while some spread their fire even without records. Spain’s young midfielder Gavi has made a great record in his name along with spreading his shine. (AFP)

Spain's 18-year-old player Gavi made a unique record by scoring a goal against Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup 2022.  He became the youngest player to score a goal in the World Cup for his country.  (AFP)

Spain’s 18-year-old player Gavi made a unique record by scoring a goal against Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup 2022. He became the youngest player to score a goal in the World Cup for his country. (AFP)

Gavi is playing in the World Cup for the first time and he did this feat in his debut match itself.  Not only this, as soon as he entered the field, he became the youngest player in Spain to play in any major tournament.  (Getty Images)

Gavi is playing in the World Cup for the first time and he did this feat in his debut match itself. Not only this, as soon as he entered the field, he became the youngest player in Spain to play in any major tournament. (Getty Images)

In the 74th minute of the match against Costa Rica, Gavi converted an excellent volley into a goal to give his team a 5-0 lead.  Spain won this match by a huge margin of 7-0.  (AFP)

In the 74th minute of the match against Costa Rica, Gavi converted an excellent volley into a goal to give his team a 5-0 lead. Spain won this match by a huge margin of 7-0. (AFP)

The record for the youngest goal in the Football World Cup is in the name of Brazilian great Pele (17 years, 234 days), who made this record in 1958.  Now after 64 years, Gavi (18 years, 110 days) has been able to reach close to Pele.  Overall, Gavi is the third youngest player.  The second number is Manuel Roja (18 years, 90 days) of Mexico, who did this feat in the first World Cup of 1930.  (Twitter/FIFA World Cup)

The record for the youngest goal in the Football World Cup is in the name of Brazilian great Pele (17 years, 234 days), who made this record in 1958. Now after 64 years, Gavi (18 years, 110 days) has been able to reach close to Pele. Overall, Gavi is the third youngest player. The second number is Manuel Roja (18 years, 90 days) of Mexico, who did this feat in the first World Cup of 1930. (Twitter/FIFA World Cup)


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