Barcelona Defender Reveals His New Nickname For Gavi

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Gavi has made history at the World Cup.

Barcelona midfielder Gavi is still only 18 but has been busy making history and stealing plenty of headlines while playing for Spain at World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The teenager was on target in Spain’s opening 7-0 win over Costa Rica, becoming the youngest player ever to score for La Roja at a World Cup in the process. Gavi is also the youngest player to score a World Cup goal since Brazil legend Pele back in 1958.

Barcelona defender Alejandro Balde is with Gavi in the Spain squad and has revealed he has a new nickname for the midfielder following his exploits against Costa Rica, as reported by Catalunya Radio.

“It’s a spectacle to see Gavi play,” he said after the match. “Yesterday we made fun of him and I call him Gavi-Pelé, because of the record. I’m very happy for him.”