“He’s Looking for Messi”: Rare Video of 9 Year Old Lamine Yamal As Sergio Ramos’ Escort Goes Viral

“He’s Looking for Messi”: Rare Video of 9 Year Old Lamine Yamal As Sergio Ramos’ Escort Goes Viral

  • Lamine Yamal has quickly endeared himself in the hearts of most football fans monitoring the 2024 Euros with his dazzling displays
  • His performances with Spain have led to enthusiasts craving to know more about the 16-year-old with old multimedia of him resurfacing
  • Meanwhile, one which has caught the fancy of social media users is footage of him 'looking' for Barcelona hero Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Footage of a nine-year-old Lamine Yamal holding Sergio Ramos' hand as an escort ahead of an El Clasico fixture between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in 2016 has resurfaced online.

The now youngest goalscorer in the history of the Euros was visibly star-struck as players from both sides prepared to step onto the field for the most highly anticipated fixture on the Spanish football calendar.

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Old video of Lamine Yamal appearing to search for Lionel Messi at a 2016 El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has resurfaced online.
An old video of a 9-year-old Lamine Yamal 'looking' for Messi at a 2016 El Clasico tie has gone viral. Photos by Alex Caparros/Getty Images, @hustle_hard_304/Instagram and DeFodi Images/Getty Images.
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Rare Lamine Yamal video at El Clasico pops up

In the video, Yamal, clad in a blue T-shirt with the inscription "Merci Johan" over Barca tracksuit trousers, could not contain his emotions.

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Beaming with smiles, he looked back into the dugout as if searching for a specific player, with many suggesting he was hoping to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi.

Though Yamal did not fulfill his initial desire, Ramos noticed the young boy's excitement and held his hand as they prepared to enter the Camp Nou pitch.

How did fans react to Lamine Yamal's rare footage?

Yamal's reaction to the video, amid the current fanfare surrounding him following his performance at Euro 2024, elicited various comments from social media users, with many suggesting he was waiting to meet his role model.

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@PrinceE0045 boldly claimed:

"Bud was lookin' for his Messi."

@GlamourChrie concurred with @PrinceE0045:

"He was looking for Messi."

@AsamoahDennis added:

"He was looking for Messi despite in Madrid side ."

@ern_music was quick to dismiss any claims Lamine was eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo instead of Messi:


Lamine Yamal lights up Euro 2024, breaks records for fun

Yamal, one of the tournament's standout players, became the youngest scorer in European Championship history at 16 years and 362 days, breaking a 20-year-old record, Goal reports.

His semi-final goal against France made him the youngest player to score in either the Euros or World Cup, surpassing Pele.

Additionally, he became the first player to create over six big chances at a major international tournament, leading with 15 chances overall.

Lamine Yamal sets new record

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Yamal has made history by becoming the youngest goalscorer in the UEFA Men's European Championship.

The 16-year-old teenager achieved this feat in the semifinal against France in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, July 9.

Yamal's impressive goal, a curled shot from 25 meters, broke the previous record held by Switzerland's Johan Vonlanthen, who was 18 and 141 days old when he scored at Euro 2004.

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