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Dominik Szoboszlai, A $76 Million Sensation at Liverpool

Hungarian soccer player Dominik Szoboszlai was bought by Liverpool in 2023 for $76 million. Szoboszlai gave his opinion on the team by saying it has "... outstanding players, good coach, everything is good. For me, it is perfect." Szoboszlai will leave the Leipzig team, where he did well between 2021 and 2023. His jersey number will change to number eight at Liverpool.

Szoboszlai was born on October 25, 2000, in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. His dad was a former soccer player in Australia, so during his childhood, he made him practice dribbling and sliding the ball between and over plastic bottles. Sometimes, he practiced with golf balls.

Szobaszlai's first team was Videoton from 2006 to 2007. He later played on Főnix Gold from 2007 to 2015. After his time there, he moved to MTK Budapest. In his last year as a youth player, Szoboszlai played for Liefering from 2016 to 2017.

So far in his senior career, he has played for Liefering and scored his first professional goal against Kaefenberg. In 2018, he left to play for Leifering's parent team, Red Bull Salzburg, until 2021. After 2021, he moved to play for RB Leipzig, where he scored 20 goals and had 22 assists in 91 games. His contract was then bought out for 76 million dollars by Liverpool, where he still plays in 2023.

His international career so far has been successful. He played for the Hungarian national team U17 from 2016 to 2017, where he was the captain. He was also captain of the 2016 to 2018 U19 Hungarian national team. He played for Hungary U21 from 2017 to 2018. Then, in 2019, he joined Hungary's international squad and got his first international goal in 2020 against Slovakia, the same team he played against for his first international game in 2019.

In 2022, Szoboszlai donated to a charity, and in the following year, he presented a jersey to help raise money for the family of a late soccer player. He supports education and healthcare initiatives. The Hungarian captain has been moving to England for five years and is now the third Hungarian player to play for Liverpool.

[Sources: Wikipedia, Bundesliga. ESPN]

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