Allsvenskan 2022: best talents under-20

Category: New Talents

Some of the best U20 talents in Swedish football are here. Here we highlight the progress of some of the emerging talents from the now completed Allsvenskan 2022.


BK Häcken’s conquest of the Swedish league is one of the stories of 2022. They had never won the league title in Sweden, never won any other title, and just a year ago they were close to relegation, always in the shadow of 13-time Allsvenskan champions IFK Goteborg in their hometown. A BK Häcken side who have also added young talent to their title winning squad, and who are among the best U20 talents to be highlighted below.

Josafat Mendes – 2002 – AIK Solna

Josafat ‘Joe’ Mendes was one of the most exciting young full-backs in the Allsvenskan 2022 league, a league characterised by having very attacking full-backs who attack all the time and are not so good defensively, Mendes is one of the best one-on-one tacklers in the league, as well as dribbling and taking part in moves that result in shots. He also has very good ball retention numbers in the opposition half, showing great control and a good read to secure possession.

Kristoffer Lund – 2002 – BK Häcken

One of the most complete full-backs in the competition is 20-year-old Norwegian, with an American passport, Kristoffer Lund. No other full-back, left or right, in the Swedish league mixed so well in defensive and offensive metrics. Very competitive player, with very clear ideas in attack to progress or create chances and a very remarkable performance in every defensive duel, both in the leg and in the aerial duel. He has provided six assists this season. Talent to watch for top European leagues.

Sebastian Nanasi – 2002 – Kalmar FF

The transitions, space and high tempo that characterises Swedish football gives rise to many players with the ability to drive and diagonals with the ball, where the most skilful players stand out, linking touches, feints and shots or cuts. One of the youngsters who excels in such moves is Sebastian Nanasi, a right winger who plays on the left with a great talent for finding shooting positions from the feint, ball control and his leg speed.

Yasin Ayari – 2003 – AIK Solna

One of the best talents in the Swedish league plays for AIK Solna and has just turned 19. Yasin Ayari, a playmaker with fantastic ball control, agility between the lines and good movement and shooting towards the goal, is considered to be one of the top talents in the league. His position, somewhat out of the way in most tactical drawings, and his physique and height, far from the physical level of the best leagues, may close some doors for him in certain championships, but he will try to compensate with a great technical quality at the service of a great productivity and creation of chances in attack.

Last but not least, we have two very young players who have moved to two of the best European leagues during the season. Our data already reflected, from all our alerts and analysis tools, that both were among the best U-20 players in the competition.

Williot Swedberg – 2004 – Hammarby (-> Celta de Vigo)

Signed by Celta Vigo after producing some of the best goals of the competition, 18-year-old Williot Swedberg is one of the top talents of his generation in Sweden. In just 10 games and just over 700 minutes he scored four goals, demonstrating above-average striking quality. Our data already showed that he was among the best youngsters in different metrics, mainly in effectiveness in front of goal. He is not a particularly participative midfielder, more focused on getting into the box, something very relative considering his birth certificate, but he did make a difference thanks to his shot on goal and his constant appearances inside the box (almost 7 touches in the box per 90′).

We are Driblab, a consultancy specialized in the statistical analysis of players and teams; our work is focused on advising and minimizing risk in professional football decision-making in areas related to talent detection and footballer evaluations. Our database has more than 200,000 players from more than 180 competitions, covering information from all over the world. Here you can learn more about how we work and what we offer.

Autor: Alejandro Arroyo
For New Talents we also recommend you:

‘Elevens’ U-20: Eredivisie and Jupiler Pro League

‘Elevens’ U-20: Eredivisie and Jupiler Pro League

‘Jupiler Pro League’: Under-20 talents not to be missed

Scouting and finding talent in Belgium are virtually synonymous verbs. We take a look at five U20 players with more than 1000 minutes who are already close to taking the next step in their careers.

Young centre-backs in Portugal (outside the big three)

We wanted to use all our filters to find centre-backs who, outside the three big historical Portuguese clubs (Porto, Benfica and Sporting), could be interesting to make the next step.

Potential investments: U20 players who will increase (a lot) in market value

We target players from various leagues who will soon be worth much more money, proving to be very interesting investments coming from clubs or leagues used to selling.

South American U-20 talents: looking ahead to the next transfer window

We discover and analyse with data promises that are going to stop being promises. Talents who could leave in the next transfer window.

Argentina, land of midfielders

Land of midfielders, we find Argentinian players who are either already close to leaving for another league or will do so sooner rather than later.

Five U-20 players already shining in Scandinavian football

We discover and analyse five U20 talents who are already shining in Swedish or Norwegian football.

Kvaratskhelia’s legacy: discovering Georgia’s talents

Georgian football justifies more detailed scouting, managing to export valuable talent to all types of championships.

A young goalkeeper without flaws?

Although there are more and more statistical options to measure the performance of a goalkeeper, it is not easy to be able to measure how much value he adds and adds to each action. In terms of saves that prevent goals we have xGOT (Expected Goals on Target), plus...

The most promising players at the South American U-17 Championship

We highlight and analyse the best talents from the recently concluded South American U-17 Championship.


Información corporativa

Somos una empresa con sede en Madrid fundada en 2017 por Salvador Carmona y Cristian Coré Ramiro. Desde nuestros inicios nuestro trabajo se ha centrado en el análisis estadístico de datos para ayudar a los clubes en la planificación deportiva. Somos una consultora big data que ofrece servicios personalizados para cada cliente y defiende un modelo de gestión mixto y una comunicación constante para acompañar el día a día de las instituciones. Nuestro punto fuerte es la más amplia cobertura disponible en número de torneos profesionales y juveniles. Para más detalles, póngase en contacto con nosotros.

Colaboramos con:


Hemos aparecido en: