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07/10/2013 08:37 BST

Andreas Engström, Blind Player, Scores Penalty In Swedish League (VIDEO)

Blind footballer Andreas Engström scored a penalty in Ulvsby IF's Swedish sixth division game against Backhammar.

Ulvsby were 5-0 up at the time when Engström stroked in his spot-kick, which has become a media sensation in Sweden.

Engström developed Leber's disease six years ago, meaning he possesses just 1% sight, but but has continued to work at Ulvsby.

His teammates had long since planned to bring him on during a game when won and last week he commemorated the occasion with a goal.

"I put myself as a substitute and the lads promised that they would get a penalty and that I would take it," he told the Guardian. In the middle of the second-half one of the players came to me and said he'd got a penalty. 'Get the shirt on and take it,' he told me.

"I got really nervous. One of the guys put the ball on the penalty spot but I went up and touched the ball to know exactly where it was. I could, somewhere, see a little bit of the posts and I aimed for the right post."

Engström only knew he had scored when he heard his teammates cheer.

Opposition goalkeeper Mattias Frisell told Sportbladet he didn't know Engström was blind.