The 18-year-old Gavi broke the report of fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas, who was 19 when he put the ball at the back of the web within the 2006 World Cup recreation in opposition to Ukraine.
Gavi scored Spain’s fifth objective within the 7-0 win over Costa Rica. In November 2021, the midfielder turned the youngest to play for Spain and can also be the youngest Spaniard to attain a global objective.
Pele, nonetheless, stays the youngest World Cup scorer, along with his six-goal run as a 17-year-old throughout Brazil’s maiden World Cup title in 1958.
“In fact, it is an honour to be second on this checklist (after Pele) and it is one thing that makes me actually blissful,” Gavi mentioned on the post-match press convention.
“I am blissful for the accomplishments however what I actually care (about) is that we gained and performed an incredible recreation, let’s transfer ahead,” he added.
The massive win on Wednesday additionally took Spain previous the 100-goal mark in FIFA World Cups.
(With company inputs)