Ansu Fati Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Anssumane “Ansu” Fati Vieira (born 31 October 2002) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team.
He was born in Guinea-Bissau but chose to represent the Spain national team after gaining citizenship. He is widely considered one of Spain’s most exciting football talents, and one of the best young players in the world.
Early and personal life
Fati moved to Herrera, Seville, with his family at the age of six, when his older brother Braima signed for Sevilla. His other brother, Miguel Fati, is also a footballer.
His father, Bori Fati, is an ex-footballer, who was born in Guinea-Bissau. After emigrating to Portugal, Bori played for some teams in the lower leagues. Then, he moved to Marinaleda, a small town located near Seville, that was offering work to immigrants. After struggling in Marinaleda, he met the mayor Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, and found a job as a driver. He then settled in the nearby town of Herrera, where Ansu spent most of his childhood, and started his football training. Though born in Guinea-Bissau, Bori has said he is “a Sevillian”
Style of play
Widely considered by several pundits to be one of the most talented and promising young players in the world, Fati’s playing style has been compared with that of former Barcelona player Lionel Messi. A versatile forward, Fati is capable of playing in any attacking position; he started his career as a striker, although he was later moved to the position of left winger. Being adept with either foot, despite being naturally right-footed, he is also capable of playing on the right flank, in the centre as a false 9, as a second striker or number 11, or in a free role as an attacking midfielder or number 10. A 2019 profile by FourFourTwo magazine described him with the following words: “Standing at 5ft 10in, Fati boasts a powerful frame and brings a physical approach to the game which is often lacking among a technically gifted Barcelona side. Nevertheless, despite his robust physique, the La Masia graduate possesses outstanding dribbling skills which, when combined with his speed, makes him incredibly difficult to stop in one-on-one situations.”
It also highlighted his eye for goal and ability in the air, as well as his vision and ability to control play from midfield. His perceived selfishness and decision-making were instead highlighted as weaknesses in his game. Tor-Kristian Karlsen of ESPN described Fati as a “generational talent” in 2021, praising him for his speed, acceleration, ambidexterity, low centre of gravity, and technical skills, which make him difficult to dispossess, also noting his intelligence, movement, defensive work-rate, and link-up play as some of his main strengths.
Ansu Fati Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
First name Anssumane
Last name Fati
Date of birth 31 October 2002
Country of birth Guinea-Bissau
Place of birth Bissau
Height 178 cm
Weight 66 kg
Fati was originally eligible to represent Guinea-Bissau at international level, but did not represent the nation of his birth at any level. After his debut in La Liga, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) showed interest in him, with Diario AS reporting that the Spanish government had set its sights on granting Fati citizenship with a view to including him in the squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He was also reportedly eligible for a Portuguese passport through his grandparents’ birth in colonial Portuguese Guinea.
Fati was granted Spanish citizenship on 20 September 2019, renouncing his Bissau-Guinean citizenship.He was called up to the Spanish under-21 team on 11 October 2019, following an injury to Carles Pérez. Fati made his debut for the Spanish under-21 team on 15 October 2019 against Montenegro.
Fati received his first call up to the full Spain squad on 20 August 2020, for the initial two matches of the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League.He made his full international debut on 3 September 2020, coming off the bench for the second 45 minutes in a 1–1 draw to Germany. He scored his first goal in his first international start on 6 September 2020, scoring Spain’s third goal against Ukraine to be the national team’s youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 311 days; hence, breaking the 95-year record of Juan Errazquin, aged 18 years and 344 days.He also became the youngest player to start a match in the UEFA Nations League, breaking the previous record of Welsh player Ethan Ampadu in 2018, aged 17 years and 357 days.Both these records were beaten by his teammate at Barcelona Gavi on the 5th of June 2022.
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List of international goals scored by Ansu Fati
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