World Cup: It’s all about Portugal’s Gonzalo Ramos, the youngest scorer in the qualifiers since Pele

Portuguese striker Goncalo Ramos has become the youngest to score a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifier. But that’s not the only record he broke on Tuesday, December 6th. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Historical game. Goncalo Ramos, the Benfica player, started for the first time with Portugal, instead of Cristiano Ronaldo, on Tuesday, December 6, in the round of 16 of the World Cup, which was won by Switzerland (6-1). And released the match of his life. But who is he?

The young player, born in Portugal on June 20, 2001, scored a hat-trick against Nati, his first hat-trick in the competition.

but that is not all. With these three goals, he also became the youngest player (21) to score a hat-trick in a knockout match since Pele, only that.

Another record for a Benfica player, he became the youngest scorer for Portugal in the World Cup.

Really great season

Specifically, in the Benfica team, Goncalo Ramos is having an excellent season. He has 14 goals in 21 matches and 6 assists in all competitions. And that is certainly what convinced Fernando Santos to call him up.

At the club since 2013, he joined the professional team in 2020.

His record is not as impressive as that of Kylian Mbappe but it is still promising. The Portuguese finished second in the 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and finished as the top scorer in this competition.

And now, Gonzalo Ramos has the eyes of the soccer world on him.

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