Ansu Fati's salary, age, stats, wife, injury and latest news

Ansu Fati's salary, age, stats, wife, injury and latest news

Kenneth Mwenda, Cyprine Apindi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM

Ansu Fati is among the most talented and promising young footballers in the world in 2023. His admirable style of play has been compared to Lionel Messi's. He was promoted to the senior team at a relatively young age. Did you know he did not go through the Barcelona B system before joining the senior team?

Ansu Fati
The footballer looks on during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Cadiz CF at Spotify Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images
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In 2021, Ansu Fati signed a new contract with Futbol Club Barcelona, running until 2027. The young athlete has recorded impressive career stats with the club. Discover more about him today.

Profile summary

Full name

Anssumane Fati Vieira





Date of birth

31st October 2002


20 years (as of 2023)

Place of birth

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Current residence

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain





Zodiac sign






Height in feet

5’ 10”

Height in centimetres


Weight in pounds


Weight in kilograms


Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown

Marital status



Bori Fati


Lurdes Fati




Professional footballer at FC Barcelona

Ansu Fati's Instagram



@Ansu Fati



Ansu Fati's biography

Anssumane Fati Vieira, alias Ansu, is a professional football player. He is currently signed as a forward player for Futbol Club Barcelona or FC Barcelona.

How old is Ansu Fati?

Ansu Fati's age is 20 years as of 2023. He was born on 31st October 2002, and his Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Where is Ansu Fati from?

The footballer was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, and is now based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. At six, his family relocated from Guinea-Bissau to Seville, Andalusia. He was raised in Seville.

His nationality is Spanish, and his ethnicity is African. He was granted Spanish citizenship on 20th September 2019 and renounced his Bissau-Guinean citizenship on the same day.

Who are Ansu Fati's parents?

The footballer's father is Bori Fati, and his mother is Lurdes Fati. Bori is an ex-footballer who was born in Guinea-Bissau. He played for a few teams in the lower leagues in Portugal and Seville.

Later on, Bori worked as a driver in Marinaleda. Though born in Guinea-Bissau, he considers himself a Sevillian.

Besides Ansu, Bori and Lurdes are parents to Braima and Miguel, also footballers. Ença Fati, a Portuguese footballer, is the boys' cousin. The boys were raised in the Islamic religion.


The footballer started his career in a local team in Herrera. He late joined youth teams in Sevilla. In 2012, he joined Barcelona's La Masia. He was only ten at the time, and this move came a year after his brother made a similar move.

On 24th July 2019, Anssumane signed his first contract with Barcelona. His contract would last until 2022.

He made his La Liga debut with the team on 25th August 2019 as a late-game substitute for goal scorer Carles Pérez.

Who is the youngest player in Barcelona? Ansu Fati is among the youngest FC Barcelona players ever. He joined the league at 16 years and 298 days.

Some of the other athletes are attacker Armand Martínez Sagi who made his debut at 15 years 11 months 05 days, centre forward Paulino Alcántara who was 16 years 05 months 10 days, and left backer Vicente Martínez who was 16 years 09 months 07 days.

The footballer was officially promoted to the first team on 23rd September 2020. In 2022, his contract expired. He decided to extend his contract with the team. His new contract will run until 2027. It includes a €1 billion ($1.16 billion) release clause.

How many goals did Ansu Fati score for Barcelona?

The footballer has scored 25 for FC Barcelona so far. On 14th September 2019, Anssumane became the youngest player in the history of La Liga to score and assist in the same match.

On 10th December, the footballer became the youngest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history after scoring the game-winner in Barcelona's 2–1 victory over Inter Milan.

On 2nd February 2020, he became the youngest player to score a brace in La Liga. His career stats are included in the table below.



Total appearances

Total goals


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Ansu Fati's jersey

Right before the 2021–22 season, Barcelona announced Anssumane would inherit Lionel Messi's number 10 jersey or shirt. Fans who want the player’s edition home shirt can purchase one from Barcelona's official store.

International career

Initially, Anssumane was eligible to represent Guinea-Bissau at the international level. However, he did not. After making his La Liga debut, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) showed interest in him.

The Spanish government then set its sights on granting him citizenship. He was granted citizenship in September 2019 and was called up to the Spain under-21 team on 11th October 2019. On 20th August 2020, he received his first call to the full Spain squad.

On 11th November 2022, it was announced that the footballer was listed in Spain's 2022 FIFA World Cup squad. He played two games as a substitute.

Is Ansu Fati a left wing?

A left winger is the one who is left on the bench as a reserve in case the right winger becomes dead or injured during the match. Anssumane, a right-footed player, is a forward (left, centre). He started his career as a striker and was later moved to the position of a left winger.

How much is Ansu Fati's salary?

The footballer's contract with FC Barcelona is expected to run until 30th June 2027. Ansu Fati's salary at the team is €13,950,000 or $14,800,266 for the 2022-2023 Season. This translates to about €268,269 or $284,620 per week.

Ansu Fati's age
The footballer runs during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Cadiz CF at Spotify Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Alex Caparros/Getty Images
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Who is Ansu Fati's wife?

The football star is not married, so he does not have a wife. He keeps his love life away from the media and is believed to be single at the moment.

Ansu Fati's injury

In mid-February 2023, Ansu Fati sustained a knee injury that made him miss Barcelona's clash against Almeria. He injured his left knee during a training session.

FC Barcelona announced he was out, and his recovery would determine his availability on the pitch. During his career, he has also injured his hamstring and knee meniscus.

On 7th November 2020, he suffered a knee injury and was subbed off at half-time. A medical checkup revealed he tore the meniscus in his left knee. He was out for nine months. On 20th January 2022, he injured his hamstring and was out for three months.

How tall is Ansu Fati?

The footballer is 5’ 10” or 178 centimetres tall and weighs about 146 pounds or 66 kilograms. He has dark brown eyes and black hair.


  • The footballer suffered a double leg break at 13.
  • He has undergone four surgeries, all within a span of six months.
  • He was named the La Liga Player of the Month in September 2020
  • FC Barcelona had to seek his parents' permission to sign a contract with him.

In 2019, Ansu Fati made history as one of the youngest La Liga players ever. The young footballer has recorded impressive career stats since then, and his future in the sport is promising.

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