Counted: how old Gavi & other youngsters were when Dani Alves played his first game for Barca

Dani Alves made his competitive debut for Barcelona on 13 August 2008, in a Champions League qualifier against Polish side Wisla Krakow.

The Catalans defeated Wisla 4-0, with Eto’o bagging a brace and current Blaugrana head coach Xavi putting his name on the scoresheet.

Fast forward more than 13 years and the Brazilian comes back to Camp Nou, this time as a 38-year-old veteran.

He will be the oldest player in a squad with many youngsters who were literally tiny babies when he made his debut.

For example, Riqui Puig turned 9 years when Barca faced Wisla. Curiously, the midfielder’s birthday is on August 13.

Pedri, Ansu Fati and Yusuf Demir were both just 5 years old when Alves played his first Barca game.

And Gavi was even younger — he had turned 4 less than ten days before the Wisla game.

Exact age at time of Alves Barca debut

Riqui Puig: 9 years

Ansu Fati: 5 years 9 months 13 days

Pedri: 5 years 8 months 19 days

Yusuf Demir: 5 years 2 months 11 days

Gavi: 4 years 8 days


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