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Kasper Dolberg

Kasper Dolberg Danish association football player

Danish association football player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Danish association football player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Denmark
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 6 October 1997, Silkeborg
Age: 22 years
Star sign LibraLibra
Stats
Height: 186
The details
Biography

Kasper Dolberg (born 6 October 1997) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ajax and the Denmark national team. Dolberg made his senior debut at Silkeborg IF in May 2015. He joined Ajax in July 2015 and made his debut for the club in July 2016. He represented Denmark at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level before making his senior international debut in November 2016.

Club career

Silkeborg IF

On 17 May 2015, he made his senior debut for Silkeborg IF in a Danish Superliga game against Brøndby IF, replacing Adeola Lanre Runsewe after 63 minutes in a 2–0 home defeat.

Ajax

On 5 January 2015, Ajax announced that 17-year-old Dolberg would join from Silkeborg IF in the summer, signing a three-year contract valid from summer 2015 until summer 2018. He had been spotted by Danish scout John Steen Olsen, the same scout who discovered players such as Zlatan Ibrahimović, Viktor Fischer, and Christian Eriksen for the Dutch capital club. On 13 May 2016, Dolberg agreed to have his contract extended until 2021.

On 26 July 2016, Dolberg scored his first goal in European competition on his competitive debut for Ajax, in a 1–1 Champions League qualification match against PAOK. He made his Eredivisie debut for the club on 7 August 2016 in a match against Sparta Rotterdam, coming on as a substitute for Mateo Cassierra. The following week he was in the starting line-up for the league match against Roda JC and he scored both of Ajax' goals in the 2–2 draw, his first goals in the Eredivisie. On 29 September 2016, Dolberg scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Standard Liège in a Europa League match. He scored another goal in his first 'Klassieker' against Ajax' great rival Feyenoord on 23 October 2016, securing a 1–1 draw away in Rotterdam. On 20 November 2016, he scored a first-half hat-trick in an Eredivisie match against NEC. This made him the youngest non-Dutch player ever to score a hattrick for Ajax.

International career

In November 2016, Dolberg received his first call-up to the senior Denmark squad for matches against Kazakhstan and Czech Republic. On 11 November 2016, he made his senior international debut, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4–1 victory for Denmark over Kazakhstan.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 27 December 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Denmark Superliga Danish Cup Continental1 Total
Silkeborg IF 2014–15 3 0 0 0 3 0
Netherlands Eredivisie KNVB Cup Continental1 Total
Ajax 2016–17 16 8 2 0 9 3 27 11
Career total 19 8 2 0 9 3 30 11

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

International

As of match played 11 November 2016
National team Year Apps Goals
Denmark 2016 1 0
Total 1 0

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