Blackstenius crowned WU19 EURO top scorer
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sweden forward Stina Blackstenius has been crowned top scorer at the 2015 WU19 EURO after capping an incredible campaign with two goals in the final.
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Stina Blackstenius has been crowned WU19 EURO top scorer at the end of a campaign when she has rewritten the record books.
The Linköping forward struck six goals in four outings in Israel to take her tally to an incredible 20 in ten games for the season. The 19-year-old struck twice against the hosts on the opening day, then won Sweden's penalty in a 1-0 victory over Denmark next time out.
With progress assured, she sat out the France defeat before returning with a bang against Germany, playing a part in Sweden's first goal before scoring the other two, the second a late equaliser. She duly converted from the spot in the shoot-out.
Yet she left the best until last. Spain were in the ascendancy in the final when the Sweden No9 announced herself with a barnstorming run midway through the first half. By the interval two goals had put Spain 2-0 up and she added a late assist to seal Sweden's second WU19 EURO title.
Blackstenius' record-breaking WU19 EURO season
• Breaks record for all-time qualifying goals – 24
• Breaks record for goals in single season – 20
• Equals record for qualifying goals in single season – 14 (with Jovana Damnjanović in 2013/14)
• Equals record for season top scorer prizes – 2 (with Elena Danilova in 2004/05, 2005/06)
• Goes second on all-time scoring list – 32 (Elena Danilova hit 33)
Final tournament top scorers
6 – Stina Blackstenius (Sweden)
3 – Marie-Charlotte Léger (France)
3 – Alba Redondo (Spain)
2 – Pilar Garrote (Spain)
2 – Nicoline Sørensen (Denmark)
2 – Nina Ehegötz (Germany)
2 – Rebecca Knaak (Germany)
Overall season top scorers, qualifying and finals
20 – Stina Blackstenius (Sweden)
9 – Jill Roord (Netherlands)
9 – Andrea Sánchez (Spain)
8 – Marie-Charlotte Léger (France)
8 – Nahikari García (Spain)
7 – Mariona Caldentey (Spain)
All-time WU19 EURO scorers, qualifying included
33 – Elena Danilova (Russia)
32 – Stina Blackstenius (Sweden)
23 – Agnese Ricco (Italy)
22 – Isabel Kerschowski (Germany)
21 – Elena Terekhova (Russia)
21 – Elin Rubensson (Sweden)