Alexander Isak

Alexander Isak (Swedish pronunciation: [alɛkˈsanːdɛr ˈiːsak]; born 21 September 1999) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Eredivisie club Willem II on loan from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund[1]

Alexander Isak
Alexander Isak (training 2016, cropped 2)
Isak during an AIK training session in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth 21 September 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Willem II
(on loan from Borussia Dortmund)
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2016 AIK
2017 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 AIK 24 (10)
2017– Borussia Dortmund II 12 (5)
2017– Borussia Dortmund 5 (0)
2019–Willem II (loan) 4 (1)
National team
2015–2016 Sweden U17 19 (6)
2016–2017 Sweden U19 6 (2)
2016– Sweden U21 7 (0)
2017– Sweden 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2019

Career

Early life

Isak was born and raised in Solna, in the Stockholm metropolitan area, to parents from Eritrea.[2] He started playing with the youth team of the local club, AIK, at age six.[3]

Breakthrough at AIK

Isak made his first team debut on 28 February 2016, appearing as a substitute in the 75th minute of the Swedish Cup away match against fourth tier side Tenhults IF. At age 16, Isak scored a goal in the 6–0 victory.[4]

On 7 April 2016, AIK head coach Andreas Alm included Isak in the starting lineup on matchday 2 of the Allsvenskan in an away fixture against Östersunds FK, alongside fellow young striker Carlos Strandberg. He secured the victory for his side, scoring the second goal in a 2–0 win, thus becoming the youngest scorer in AIK Allsvenskan history at the age of 16 years and 199 days.[5]

On 25 April, Isak scored his first goal at AIK's home ground, Friends Arena, opening the score in a 2–1 victory against IF Elfsborg.[6]

On 3 May 2016, Isak signed his first professional contract through the end of the 2018 season, having impressed in his first few games, and establishing himself as a first team regular.[4] Between matchdays 8 and 9, head coach Alm was sacked, but Isak was confirmed in the lineup by new manager Rikard Norling.[7]

On 21 September 2016, Isak's 17th birthday, he scored two critical goals in AIK's 3–0 derby win over arch-rivals Djurgårdens IF. He was later described by teammate Chinedu Obasi as "Sweden's new Zlatan Ibrahimović".[8]

Borussia Dortmund

On 23 January 2017, Isak signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract, lasting until the summer of 2022.[9] The transfer fee was undisclosed, but reports suggested that it was set at 9 million, which would be the highest transfer sum ever paid for an Allsvenskan player.[10] Before signing with Dortmund, Isak reportedly turned down a move to Real Madrid.[11]

Isak made his first appearance for the club in a 3–0 cup win over Sportfreunde Lotte on 14 March 2017.[12] Isak won his first medal with the club when Dortmund won the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal.

Willem II

After no appearances in the 2018–19 Bundesliga season for Borussia Dortmund, Isak was loaned to Dutch Eredivisie club Willem II.[13]

International career

Isak was called up to the Sweden national team for the friendly matches against Ivory Coast on 8 January 2017 and Slovakia on 12 January. He made his debut against the Ivory Coast, coming on for Per Frick in the 62nd minute of a 1–2 loss. He started the second game against Slovakia, scoring the first goal in a 6–0 win in the 19th minute, becoming the youngest goalscorer ever in the history of the Sweden national team.[14]

Career statistics

Club

As of 16 February 2019[15][16]
Club Season League Cup[a] Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AIK 2016 Allsvenskan 24 10 2 3 3[b] 0 29 13
Total 24 10 2 3 3 0 29 13
Borussia Dortmund II 2016–17 Regionalliga West 1 0 1 0
2018–19 11 5 11 5
Total 12 5 12 5
Borussia Dortmund 2016–17 Bundesliga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2017–18 5 0 3 1 4[c] 0 12 1
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 4 1 4 0 13 1
Willem II (loan) 2018–19 Eredivisie 4 1 0 0 4 1
Total 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Career total 45 16 6 4 7 0 58 20

Notes

  1. ^ Includes Svenska Cupen and DFB-Pokal
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ One appearance in UEFA Champions League, three appearances in UEFA Europa League

International

As of 12 January 2017[17]
Sweden
Year Apps Goals
2017 2 1
Total 2 1

International goals

As of 12 January 2017[17]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 January 2017 Armed Forces Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Slovakia 1–0 6–0 Friendly

Honours

Club

Borussia Dortmund

Individual

Allsvenskan newcomer of the year: 2016[18]

Records

Youngest goalscorer of the Sweden national football team: 17 years, 3 months and 22 days – (one goal in a 6–0 win against Slovakia on 12 January 2017)[14]

References

  1. ^ "Alexander Isak". 14 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ ""Jag blir alltid jämförd med Goitom"" (in Swedish). 2 April 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Supertalangen: "Att få dra på sig AIK-tröjan är drömmen"" (in Swedish). 24 November 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Talangen förlänger tre år med AIK" (in Swedish). 3 May 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Skrev AIK-historia – yngst någonsin" (in Swedish). 7 April 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ "TV: Supertalangens mål framför PL-scouterna" (in Swedish). 25 April 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ "AIK-succén direkt i Norlings återkomst" (in Swedish). 16 May 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Alexander Isak hyllas: "Kan bli nya Zlatan..."" (in Swedish). 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Borussia Dortmund sign striker Alexander Isak". 23 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Officiellt: Alexander Isak klar för Borussia Dortmund" (in Swedish). 23 January 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Bomben: Isak nobbar Real – här är hans val" (in Swedish). 21 January 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  12. ^ int.soccerway.com/players/alexander-isak/422165/
  13. ^ "Willem II huurt spits Alexander Isak" (in Dutch). willem-ii.nl. 25 January 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Isak historisk i 6-0-seger mot Slovakien" (in Swedish). 12 January 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  15. ^ "A. ISAK". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  16. ^ Alexander Isak at WorldFootball.net
  17. ^ a b "Alexander Isak - national football team player". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  18. ^ "Isak stolt över priset som årets nykomling" (in Swedish). 17 November 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

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1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.

2016 AIK Fotboll season

The 2016 season is AIK's 125th in existence, their 88th season in Allsvenskan and their 11th consecutive season in the league. The team will be competing in Allsvenskan, Svenska Cupen and UEFA Europa League.

2016 Allsvenskan

The 2016 Allsvenskan, part of the 2016 Swedish football season, is the 92nd season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The fixtures were released on 9 December 2015 and it included a meeting between the two most recent champions IFK Norrköping and Malmö FF (in Malmö) as the opening match, a replay of the last round of the previous season. The season started on 2 April 2016 and ended in November 2016.

IFK Norrköping were the defending champions after winning the title in the last round in the previous season. Malmö FF won the Swedish championship this season, their 22nd Allsvenskan title and 19th Swedish championship overall, in the 28th round on 26 October 2016 when they won 3–0 in the away fixture against Falkenbergs FF at Falkenbergs IP.

A total of 16 teams are contesting the league.

2016–17 Borussia Dortmund season

The 2016–17 Borussia Dortmund season is the 106th season (and 107th overall year) in the football club's history and 41st consecutive and 50th overall season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga in 1976. In addition to the domestic league, Borussia Dortmund will also participate in this season's editions of the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal, and the first-tier continental cup, the UEFA Champions League. This will be the 44th season for the club in the Westfalenstadion, located in Dortmund, Germany. The stadium has a capacity of 81,360 for Bundesliga matches, and a capacity of 65,851 for continental matches. The season covers a period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

2017 DFL-Supercup

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2018–19 Borussia Dortmund season

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Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund, commonly known as Borussia Dortmund [boˈʁʊsi̯aː ˈdɔʁtmʊnt], BVB, or simply Dortmund, is a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Founded in 1909 by eighteen football players from Dortmund, the football team is part of a large membership-based sports club with more than 145,000 members, making BVB the second largest sports club by membership in Germany. Dortmund plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system.

Borussia Dortmund have won eight German championships, four DFB-Pokals, five DFL-Supercups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. Their Cup Winners' Cup win in 1966 made them the first German club to win a European title.

Since 1974, Dortmund have played their home games at Westfalenstadion, named after its home region of Westphalia. The stadium is the largest in Germany and Dortmund has the highest average attendance of any association football club in the world. Borussia Dortmund's colours are black and yellow, giving the club its nickname die Schwarzgelben. Dortmund holds a long-standing rivalry with Ruhr neighbours Schalke 04, known as the Revierderby. In terms of Deloitte's annual Football Money League, Dortmund is the second richest sports club in Germany and the 11th richest football team in the world.

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