16 Facts About Alexander Isak


Alexander Isak is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Newcastle United and the Sweden national team.


Alexander Isak is the youngest ever goalscorer for both AIK and the Sweden national team.


Alexander Isak was born to Eritrean parents and raised in Solna Municipality, in central Stockholm County.


Alexander Isak started playing for the youth team of one of the largest clubs in the area, the Allsvenskan team he supports, AIK, at age six.


Alexander Isak made his first-team debut for AIK on 28 February 2016, appearing as a substitute in the 75th minute of the Swedish Cup away match against fourth-tier side Tenhults IF.


On 3 May 2016, Alexander 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.


Between matchdays 8 and 9, head coach Alm was sacked, but Alexander Isak was confirmed in the lineup by new manager Rikard Norling.


Alexander Isak was later described by teammate Chinedu Obasi as "Sweden's new Zlatan Ibrahimovic".


On 23 January 2017, Alexander Isak signed for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract, lasting until the summer of 2022.


On 14 April 2019, Alexander Isak became the first foreign-born player in the Eredivisie to score 12 goals in his first 12 league games.


Alexander Isak strongly continued the pre-season, scoring four goals in five games.


Alexander Isak scored 10 goals in all competitions that season, where Real Sociedad ultimately finished 6th in La Liga.


Alexander Isak played for youth Swedish national teams in the U-16 to U-21 categories.


Alexander 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.


Alexander Isak scored his first competitive goal for Sweden on 7 June 2019, when Sweden beat Malta in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying game at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.


Alexander Isak was called up for a major tournament for the first time when he was included in Sweden's 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020.