Yassine Ayoub

Yassine Ayoub



Country: Netherlands/Morocco

Date of birth: 06/03/1994 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Al Hoceima (Morocco)

Height: 1,74m

Club career: FC Utrecht

Current national team: Netherlands U-21

Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder, left midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100,000 €  

Contract until: 30.06.2016

Similar type of player: Esteban Cambiasso



– passing

– intercepting

– tackling

– through balls

– teamwork

– ball control

– tactical awareness

– flair


Style of play:

– deep-lying playmaker

– likes to play long balls

– likes to tackle

– commits fouls often

– dictates tempo


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.






European Under-17 Championship 2011 winner with Netherlands.


League summary:

Eredivisie 2012/2013: 3 matches/0 goals (FC Utrecht)

Eredivisie 2013/2014 (ongoing): 13 matches/2 goals (FC Utrecht)



Another great talent from FC Utrecht youth academy. Yassine made his senior debut for Utrecht 27th January 2013 in a Eredivisie fixture against Willem II Tilburg – he was 18 then. During current season he became a first team regular and a true leader in the midfield despite his young age. He has Moroccan roots but decided to play for Netherlands. In 2011 he won UEFA Under-17 Championship With “Oranje” and was one of the most important players of this team along with current Eredivisie stars such as Memphis Depay, Kyle Ebecilio or Tonny Trindade de Vilhena. At present, he is part of Netherlands U-21 squad.



“A great talent who has a natural urge to develop. Yassin is a creative player with a good game mentality and an excellent game sense.”

(Edwin de Kruijff – FC Utrecht head of scouting)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall



Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.de/en/yassine-ayoub/profil/spieler_182573.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/yassine–ayoub/189025/


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