Benjamin Šeško

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Benjamin Šeško
Šeško with Red Bull Salzburg in 2023
Personal information
Date of birth (2003-05-31) 31 May 2003 (age 20)
Place of birth Radeče, Slovenia[1]
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 30
Youth career
2010–2013 Radeče
2013–2014 Rudar Trbovlje
2014–2016 Radeče
2016–2018 Krško
2018–2019 Domžale
2019–2020 Red Bull Salzburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2023 Red Bull Salzburg 55 (21)
2019–2021FC Liefering (loan) 44 (22)
2023– RB Leipzig 0 (0)
National team
2017–2018 Slovenia U15 6 (4)
2018 Slovenia U16 4 (4)
2018–2019 Slovenia U17 14 (5)
2020 Slovenia U19 1 (0)
2021– Slovenia 21 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:58, 1 July 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:37, 20 June 2023 (UTC)

Benjamin Šeško (born 31 May 2003) is a Slovenian professional footballer. He plays as a forward for Austrian Bundesliga club Red Bull Salzburg and the Slovenia national team.

Career[change | change source]

He started at his hometown club NK Radeče. He then played for Rudar Trbovlje and then returned to Radeče where he played for the under-15s and under-17s. In the 2017–18 season, he scored 59 goals in 23 matches for the under-15s. In 2018 he went to Domžale.

2019 Sesko signed a contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. [3] After the signing he went on loan to the farmteam FC Liefering in the Austrian Second League. For Liefering he scored in the 2020-21 season 21 goals in 29 matches, 13 of them in the last seven rounds.

He played his first match with Red Bull Salzburg in a 3–0 Austrian Football Bundesliga win over TSV Hartberg on 30 January 2021. He came in in minute 87 for Patson Daka.[4]

International career[change | change source]

Sesko played for Slovenia at U15, U16, U17 and U19 level. In June 2021 he debuted for the national team versus North Macrdonia. He was 18 years and 1 day old and became the youngest player of the national team. On 8 October 2021 he scored his first goal for Slovenia in against Malta, becoming Slovenia's youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 18 years, 4 months and 8 days.[5]

Shortly after the start of the 2022/23 season, it became known in August 2022 that Šeško was leaving Salzburg after the end of the season and moving to Germany to RB Leipzig. He signed a contract that ran until June 2028.[6]

Honours[change | change source]

  • Austrian Champion: 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Austrian Cup: 2021, 2022
  • Slovanian Youth Player of the Year:2021

References[change | change source]

  1. "Slovenia – B. Šeško". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 August 2023.
  2. "Benjamin Šeško". RB Leipzig. Archived from the original on 8 July 2023. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  3. "Red Bull (German)". Archived from the original on 2021-05-09. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  4. FC Salzburg Wiki (German)
  6. RB Leipzig Homepage (German)