He may not be a familiar name currently but U21 Sweden international Alexander Milosevic announced himself on the worldwide football stage recently by smashing a shot in from 45 yards out, just outside the centre circle, in a Swedish domestic league game.
The highly-rated 20 year old was playing for last years runners up AIK against GIF Sundsvall when he received a pass from the left 15 minutes into the game. He surged forward to the edge of the centre circle before letting rip.
The shot went high, straight and fast before curling to the left at the last minute and beating the stunned goalkeeper in his right corner. It would have to be a contender for the goal of the season anywhere in the world. To view the goal yourself just click this link.
The goal is made even more remarkable due to the fact that it was scored by a 6ft 3in centre back. It was his first goal for the club and one would be willing to bet he won’t ever score a better one.
Milosevic actually began his career as a striker which probably explains his ability to strike the ball so sweetly. At the age of 17 when he was moved back to central midfield and then to central defence where he flourished.
The talented youngster is rumoured to be a transfer target of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also interested, reports The Metro. However after such a wonder goal one would assume he has grabbed the attention of many other managers throughout the world.
According to The Sun Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Sunderland were scouting the centre-back a year ago, when Milosevic was just a teenager and was valued at £3.5m. A goal like this would likely have increased his value more so.
AIK chief Jens Anderson admitted recently:
“Several clubs from England are following him.”
After a goal like that no wonder.