Star man Young midfielder Robin Quaison has lit up the Allsvenskan this past 12 months with a string of fine performances for AIK. Although only 19 he’s already forced his way into the Sweden senior team (Robin is of Ghanaian descent but was born in Stockholm) thanks to his superb passing and vision. In some quarters, he’s already been nicknamed “the Scandinavian Xavi”.
Last season The Allsvenskan runs from April to November, so by the time United arrive in August AIK will be well and truly in gear. Last term the side finished fourth, narrowly missing out on a Europa League qualifying position.
Did you know? Six different Englishmen have managed AIK – as far back as former Tottenham player Jimmy Elliott between 1932 and 1934 and as recently as Richard Money (currently in charge at Cambridge United) in 2003 and 2004. In between, George Raynor (1948-52), Frank Soo (1958), Keith Spurgeon (1975) and Stuart Baxter (1998-99) all took the reins in the Swedish capital.
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