Ex-Ghana star Peter Ofori-Quaye has his Champions League record intact as the youngest ever player to score in the competition.
The former Ghana U17 player’s record was under threat after Barcelona teenager Ansi Fati made his Champions League debut against Borussia Dortmund.
Ofori Quaye who became the youngest player to net in a UEFA Champions League competition at age 17 when he scored for Olympiacos against Rosenborg in October 1997 has held that feat for the past 22 years and was nearly broken by the Barcelona new sensation.
Ansu Fati’s failure to score keeps Ofori-Quaye’s record unbroken at least until the later finds the back of the net in Europe’s top competition.
Fati has become the new kid on the block in Europe scoring two goals in three League appearances for Barcelona so far.
Youngest UEFA Champions League scorers
17 years 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97) 17 years 216 days: Mateo Kovačić (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11) 17 years 218 days: Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg, 07/12/04) 17 years 218 days: Bojan Krkić (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona, 01/04/08) 17 years 241 days: Martin Klein (Panathinaikos 2-1 Sparta Praha, 27/02/02).
By Frank Darkwah