AIK Solna Defender Blasts Goal into Top Corner from Center Circle (Video)

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterApril 23, 2012

Here at Set Piece, we've been bringing you some long-distance goals (here and here) lately.

In all fairness, those goals owed more than a little to good fortune. Not so with today's strike.

Today's strike comes to us from Sweden, where AIK Solna defender Alexander Milosevic scored an absolute firecracker against GIF Sundsvall on Sunday.

Here's what happened. Milosevic, 20, collected a pass in the center circle (on his opponent's side), took a dribble and uncorked a ridiculous curling shot that eventually (we're talking a good two seconds later) flew into the top corner of the GIF Sundsvall net.

Then, as you can see, he took questions from a very impressed and cold-looking Canal+ reporter.

Well done, son.

So, how far out was Milosevic's shot? He took it from the edge of the center circle, so that has to be close to 50 yards, right?

I guess that means Milosevic has a career waiting for him as a placekicker in the NFL if this kind of football doesn't work out.

That doesn't seem likely, though. Milosevic has represented Sweden at the Under-19 and -21 levels, and in 2011 he was named the Swedish FA's newcomer of the year.

The match, if you were wondering, ended in a 1-1 draw. Through five matches, AIK Solna are third in the table, level on points with the leaders. GIF Sundsvall are 11th.

AIK finished as Allsvenskan runners-up in 2011 behind Helsingborgs IF. They last won the league in 2011.

(h/t: Who Ate All The Pies)

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