Ansu Fati beats Suarez, 5 others to win player of the month

Ansu Fati beats Suarez, 5 others to win player of the month

- Ansu Fati has emerged as La Liga's player of the month for September

- The teenage sensation scored twice and created an assist in his side's only game in the month under review

- Fati beats former teammate Suarez and five others to win the prestigious prize

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Barcelona youngster Ansu Fate has been named the Spanish League's Most Valuable Player for the month of September.

The 17-year-old scored two goals and one assist in just one appearance for the Catalans in the month under review.

He also bagged another goal during the Blaugrana's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo earlier this month bringing his tally to three goals this campaign.

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The Spanish national team player beats competition from experienced players like Mikel Merino, Iago Aspas, Sergio Canales, José Luis Morales, Luis Suárez and Luis Milla to win the award.

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Ansu Fati beats Suarez, 5 others to win player of the month

Ansu Fati celebrated by Lionel Messi after scoring one of his goals for Barcelona last term. Getty Images
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Fati also outshined teammate and captain Lionel Messi to win the first player of the month in the new season following his role in their bright start against Villarreal in September.

Ronald Koeman's men have played three matches so far this campaign - two of them ended in victories, while the third saw them drop points against Europa League champions, Sevilla.

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The forward broke into Barca's senior team last term and has already recorded 11 goals and two assists in 36 appearances across competitions.

Ansu Fati also became Spain's youngest player to score in history at 17 years and 311 days old after finding the back of the net in his country's 4-0 win over Ukraine on September 6 in the Nations League.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas believes his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has had a 'more impressive career' compared to his arch-rival Lionel Messi.

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Both stars have been on top of world football for over a decade now - sharing 11 Ballon d'Or awards between themselves.

Although the Portuguese forward is more successful in the history of the Champions League, having won the title a record five times - one more than the Barcelona captain.

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