Benjamin Šeško

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Benjamin Šeško
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Benjamin Sesko with FC Salzburg U19 (UEFA Youth League 2020)
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Šeško
Date of birth (2003-05-31) 31 May 2003 (age 19)
Place of birth Radeče, Slovenia[1]
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 30
Youth career
0000–2013 Rudar Trbovlje
2014–2016 Radeče
2016–2018 Krško
2018–2019 Domžale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Red Bull Salzburg 33 (8)
2019–2021FC Liefering (loan) 44 (22)
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 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2021

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]

Honours[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Slovenia – B. Šeško – Soccerway". Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. "Benjamin Sesko" (in German). Red Bull Salzburg. Archived from the original on 19 October 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. "Red Bull (German)". Archived from the original on 2021-05-09. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  4. FC Salzburg Wiki (German)