La Liga exclusive: Five fun facts you might not know about Barcelona`s Pedri


Just 18 years previous, Pedri is impressing and surpassing all expectations in his first season at FC Barcelona… the Tenerife native has rapidly turn into considered one of Lionel Messi’s favorite linkups within the Barça group. He will debut with Spain senior group this March.
1. His childhood hero was Barcelona legend and LaLiga ICON Andres Iniesta. The teenager has spoken on quite a few events about the all-time nice midfielder was his reference as a budding footballer and the explanation why he grew up a Barça fan. His household had been already Barcelona followers, nonetheless; his grandfather based the Tenerife-Tegueste Barcelona supporters membership.
2. He is the youngest participant to ever rating for UD Las Palmas, his first skilled membership. His purpose in opposition to R. Sporting in LaLiga SmartBank on September nineteenth 2019 on the age of 16 years, 9 months and 23 days, wrote his identify into the membership’s historical past books.  His debut season was so astonishing that he was enjoying for UD Las Palmas senior group only one single season earlier than FC Barcelona signed him.
Ironically, even when he was born in Tenerife, scouts from the island’s big CD Tenerife initially thought of him to be too small and thin to excel on the prime degree, so he lastly performed for UD Las Palmas, the historic rival within the Canary Islands. That identical yr 2018, when he signed for UD Las Palmas, he additionally had a trial at Real Madrid, aged simply 15.
3. He’s already left his mark on LaLiga Santander. At the age of simply 18 years and 42 days, Pedri is the youngest participant to ever rating a purpose and supply an help in the identical sport within the historical past of Spain’s top-flight (vs Athletic Club at San Mames).
4. To date he’s the one participant to offer two backheeled assists this season, each of which went to… you guessed it, Leo Messi. His backheeled help in opposition to Real Valladolid was of historic significance; it was the purpose that noticed Messi overtake Pele in all-time targets scored.
5. He really began enjoying soccer because of his brother, Fernando. His brother’s coach requested Pedri to affix the group on the tender age of simply 4! The bond between the brothers is powerful to at the present time; they stay collectively in Barcelona, and Pedri wears his shinpads to each sport.




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