Gavi, 18, makes history as Spain’s youngest ever World Cup scorer and breaks 64-year record

BARCELONA star Gavi made history in Spain’s 7-0 win over Costa Rica.

The Barcelona midfielder is now the YOUNGEST ever World Cup goal scorer.

GettyGavi became Spain’s youngest-ever World Cup goal scorer with his strike against Costa Rica[/caption]

And in doing so, he also broke an incredible record which had stood for 64 YEARS.

Gavi was on top form as he scored Spain’s fifth tonight.

Ferran Torres struck twice as Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata also joined in the fun.

And the result saw Spain record their biggest-ever World Cup win since 1998’s 6-1 victory over Bulgaria.

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But there was another highlight for Luis Enrique as he proudly watched teenager Gavi pull the strings from midfield.

The Barcelona playmaker delighted fans as he scored in the 74th minute with a delicate finish.

And in doing so, Gavi became Spain’s youngest World Cup scorer aged just 18 years and 110 days.

The previous record was held by fellow midfielder Pirri, who was 21 years and 124 days old when he scored against Argentina in 1966.


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Gavi had a great game against Costa Rica

It was just the latest achievement for the wonderkid, who won the Golden Boy and Kopa Trophy awards earlier this year.

He was already his country’s youngest-ever goal scorer, having netted against the Czech Republic in June’s Nations League match aged 17 years and 304 days.

However, Gavi’s World Cup goal on Wednesday also saw him shatter a 64-year-old record held by none other than football legend Pele.

The Brazil icon is the youngest-ever goal scorer in World Cup history, netting against Wales in 1958.

Pele also scored against Sweden in the 1958 final 10 days later.

And Gavi is now the youngest World Cup goal scorer since Pele hit his brilliant strike against the Swedes over six decades ago.

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Gavi is also now the third-youngest player to net at a World Cup behind Pele and Manuel Rosas.

He was 18 years and 93 days old when he scored for Mexico against Argentina in 1930 – beating Gavi by just 17 days.

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