Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad’s Record Breaking Swede

Not many people can say they have broken a record. Less can say they did it before their eighteenth birthday. And even fewer can say they scored two goals against Real Madrid! Alexander Isak, however, is one of the few who can. Alexander Isak - Background Born in Stockholm in 1999 to Aritrean parents, Isak was quickly spotted as a talent. At the tender age of 6, the youngster joined AIK in his home town of Stockholm. Rising (quite literally)…

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Dejan Kulusevski Stats – The Sought After Swede

Swedish football is in a good place right now. After knocking Germany out of the World Cup group stages, they managed to progress through the final 8 where they were beaten by England. Easy qualification, however, for the 2020 Euro Championships show the country are dragging themselves to be a staple in major championships. One player that looks to carry his team to victory is Dejan Kulusevski. The young midfielder is having the season of his life in Italy. This…

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Victor Osimhen – A young Eagle flying in France

Stepping out to the roar of an unfamiliar crowd can put many players off. Bright lights, big defenders giving you the stare, and the feeling of all eyes on you. Young or old, the pressure to perform for the new faithful, the people who have placed all their hope on you, can be overwhelming. Victor Osimhen, however, lived up to the expectations and burst onto the Lille scene by scoring the 2 goals needed to beat Nantes in their opener…

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Gian-Luca Waldschmidt – Germany’s young Euro hero

The Under-21 European Championships is in full flow, with teams being knocked out ready for the finals of the competition. One team that looks particularly strong is Germany. After their senior team withered out of the World Cup last year, all eyes will be on the next crop of talent. While Kai Havertz and Leroy Sane are leading the way, players like Luca Waldschmidt are coming up close behind. This is why the young forward is One to Watch! Waldschmidt…

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Breakout Team of the Season – 2018/19

Here at FootballOwl, we love looking at young stars that are looking to be the next big things in world football. New players come along every year looking to impress and this season has been no different. The players in this list have all had extraordinary seasons that have really pushed them into the limelight. This is FootballOwl's breakout Team of the Season! GK: Alex Meret (Napoli) Alex Meret will be one of the lesser known names in our Team…

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Jean-Philippe Mateta – Mainz’s Main Man

This time of the season can be a stressful one for many clubs. Going for the title, qualification to the European cups, or fighting for survival. For others, they got their business wrapped up already. Thanks to Jean-Philippe Mateta, Mainz fans can rest easy in their beds. The young striker has scored 12 goals this season, and at just under 1/3 of Mainz's total goals, Mateta has definitely played a big part in the clubs survival this season. Just like…

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Ibrahima Konate stats – Leipzig’s One to Watch

In the last 10 years, there has been only two real stars of world football. Two of the greatest players to ever grace the game in Messi and Ronaldo have been battling it out and have really had the spotlight on them. It has now been 13 years since Fabio Cannavaro won the Balon D'Or. It may just be a coincidence, but in the recent times, top quality centre backs have been in short supply. Aymeric Laporte and Virgil van…

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Youssef En-Nesyri stats: Analysis of the Leganes One to Watch

Football is a universal language. Stars are born on every continent, and African players are no different. Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are tearing up the Premier League goal charts. Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly is being consistently mentioned as one of the world’s best centre backs. We posted an article on Achraf Hakimi, Morocco’s young defender, now there is another young Moroccan making a name for himself. Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri’s stats show he is one to watch. So here is…

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Nicolò Zaniolo – Stats: Roma’s ‘One to Watch’

Nicolò Zaniolo is a name that not many would have heard until his remarkable two-goal performance against FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League last 16. The 19 year old became the youngest Italian player to score two goals in a UCL match - ever. He’s also the youngest player to score in a UCL knockout tie since Kylian Mbappe in May 2017, and the second youngest ever to score a brace, once again after Mbappe (April 2017). Zaniolo also…

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Dodi Lukebakio stats – Watford’s One to Watch

Many would say the last 12 months has seen a change in the way young footballers from Premier League clubs kick off their careers. They believe instead of going to the lower leagues, or sitting on the bench, it helps to take their talents abroad, and Watford’s Dodi Lukebakio stats show he is taking the same initiative. Dodi Lukebakio – Watford’s One to Watch The Bundesliga is now getting a new image. Before, it was once the league of competition,…

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