Messi didn't win it, the award FC Barcelona youngster Lamine Yamal receives

Lamine Yamal is looked as the future of FC Barcelona due to his amazing performances.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Lamine Yamal wins an award for his performances at FC Barcelona.
Lamine Yamal wins an award for his performances at FC Barcelona.
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FC Barcelona might not be having a good season, but they could get excited for the future of the club. Lamine Yamal has positioned himself as the future of the Catalan club. Yamal received an award today for his efforts at Barca that Lionel Messi didn't win.

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Yamal is only 16 years old, but he has become reliable for Xavi Hernandez this season. After injuries from Raphinha and inconsistency from players like Ferran Torres on the right wing, Yamal was trusted by Xavi to play well in that position. Yamal was talked about by many in the club as the new star for FC Barcelona in the future. Many Barca fans did not expect to see Yamal in the first team so soon.

Yamal made his professional debut last season in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Real Betis at the Spotify Camp Nou. Yamal made history as he became Barcelona's youngest-ever debutant at 15 at the time. Yamal was also close to scoring on his debut after slipping through on the left side of the area to shoot low. The Real Betis keeper needed to make a great save to prevent the 15-year-old Yamal from scoring.

Now, at 16, he has become one of the most important players for FC Barcelona. The squad is suffering from many injuries, and Yamal has stepped up with an assist and a goal in the last five games. Yamal has started the last five games and has one of the highest dribble success rates with 59.7%. His percentage is more than Vinicius Jr, and he is ranked fourth with the most dribbles completed, according to Opta. He has three goals and five assists in 32 appearances for FC Barcelona this season in all competitions.

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Lamine Yamal wins the Most Promising Athlete Award at the Catalan Sports Festival

Lamine Yamal receives the Most Promising Athlete Award at the Catalan Sports Festival. This award ceremony celebrates its 27th edition, and Yamal was one of the stars there. Yamal said, " It is an honor to receive this award; I am very happy. I also want to thank Barca and my family for always helping me. It’s a dream to play in Barcelona."

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