A teenager who is scoring goals like clockwork is gaining attention in Ptuj: Klemen Mlakar impresses both juniors and members
Source of photo: NK Drava Ptuj
When Žan Vipotnik was still scoring goals in the Maribor youth team, the viole had a player in the cadet team who is so hot this season that it would be hard to be more so. And here’s the interesting thing: it scores goals on two levels! Klemen Mlakar in Drava jersey has impressed in both the second youth league and the third youth league, scoring a total of 16 goals in 18 matches.
But great games are neither a surprise nor a coincidence. Klemen Mlakar, born in 2004, already impressed last season, scoring 23 goals in 21 games in the second youth league and was also the top scorer of the competition.
The youngster, who left Ptuj for Maribor in 2018 and returned to Slovenia’s oldest city four years later, drew attention to himself again on Saturday when Drava hosted Brežice and won 2-1 in front of 200 spectators.
The home team took the lead in 10. in the first minute, when Barnabas Tanyi, the first goal scorer of the 3rd SNL East, scored. Brežice also won the first half, but at the start of the second, the visiting coach Jožef Hegler pulled an ace from his sleeve. Klemen Mlakar came into the game and made the turning point.
The 19-year-old equalised in the 64th minute. eight minutes later, and eight minutes after that, he beat the home goalkeeper for the second time to give the leading Drava another victory.
It should be added that despite his young age, Klemen Mlakar was in 3. He has played 30 matches in the SNL and has been among the top scorers 15 times, and was even the top scorer for Drava last season. For a teenager, that’s obviously a great stat, especially when you know that he is also a regular on the youth stage and scores goals there too. He has scored 35 times in 29 matches in the second youth league in the last two seasons.
This text was automatically translated using AI.