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 By Chris Wright

Striker scores 21 goals in one game

Yanick Djouzi Manzizila scored a whopping 21 goals Saturday, breaking the record in Sweden for most goals in a game.

Hearty congratulations must go out to Yanick Djouzi Manzizila, who as of Saturday is the record holder for the most goals scored in a single game in the history of Swedish football.

Manzizila had a field day as his side, Congo United, stuck 30 unanswered goals past opponents Balrog Botkyrka Sodertalje IK in the seventh tier of the Stockholm regional league, with the 25-year-old striker bagging himself a whopping 21 goals.

His already-impressive scoring feat was then made all the sweeter when it emerged that Manzizila had broken the previous 60-year-old Swedish scoring record of 18 goals in one game, which had stood unmatched since 1954.

Manzizila told Aftonbladet after the game:

"I had scored 12 goals against them before, so I knew there was a chance to score goals.

"My twin brother, Alex, played me in all the time, so it's really his award too!"

According to Aftonbladet, Manzizila's record has since been verified by Claes-Goran Bengtsson, who currently serves as the honorary chairman of the society of Swedish Football Historians and Statisticians.

Upon hearing his record had been made official, Manzizila was overcome with joy.

"What fun! I was aiming to reach a hundred goals for the season -- only 42 goals left!"

Congo United are currently riding high in the league, with a more-than-healthy goal difference of 86-8 accrued in the space of just 10 games. To be fair, it's little wonder with Manzizila leading their line.

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