(Reuters) - Teenager Alexander Isak celebrated his first start for Sweden by becoming his country’s youngest-ever scorer in a 6-0 friendly thrashing of Slovakia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Having made his debut against Ivory Coast in the first match of Sweden’s winter tour on Sunday, the AIK striker crowned his second cap with a slick goal after 19 minutes.
Aged 17 years and 113 days, he comfortably beat Erik Dahlstrom’s record from over a century ago. Dahlstrom was 18 years and one day old when he scored against Finland in Stockholm in 1912.
“I don’t focus on these things, but it’s nicer than being the next youngest. You don‘t’ want to be in second place,” said Isak, who has been scouted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs after scoring 10 goals for AIK in the 2016 Allsvenskan season.
Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Pritha Sarkar