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Kasper Dolberg completed 18-minute hat-trick with remarkable backwards header

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Unless you follow the Eredivisie closely, or he’s any good on the latest versions of FIFA or Football Manager, you probably wouldn’t have been overly familiar with the name Kasper Dolberg prior to the weekend.

However, the talented 19-year-old forward made headlines across Europe on Sunday after scoring a superb 18-minute hat-trick for Ajax against NEC.

The pick of the bunch was undoubtedly his third goal, scored in the 37th minute: a remarkable backwards header which you can watch by scrolling down this page.

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From a free-kick, the ball was pushed out to the left-wing, from where Daley Sinkgraven whipped a cross into the box.

Dolberg showed excellent movement to get across his marker before brilliantly heading past NEC goalkeeper Joris Delle while looking in the opposite direction.

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Video: Dolberg’s backwards header

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His other two goals weren't bad, either...

A little similar to Chicharito's goal v Stoke?

Dolberg’s unorthodox header is a little reminiscent of Javier Hernandez’s goal for Manchester United against Stoke City back in 2010.

Dolberg: Denmark's next big thing

Anyway, a bit more about Dolberg.

Born on 6 October 1997, the youngster moved from Silkeborg IF to Ajax in 2015 after being spotted by the Danish scout John Steen Olsen, who also discovered the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Christian Eriksen and Viktor Fischer.

Following his hat-trick at the weekend, Dolberg has now scored an impressive eight goals in 12 league matches for Ajax.

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The teenager recently made his debut for the Denmark national team - coming on as a second-half substitute against Kazakhstan earlier this month - and continues to enhance his burgeoning reputation with each passing week.

Check out some of Dolberg’s best moments here…

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