Date of birth: 09/02/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Club career: Club Atletico River Plate
Current national team: Argentina U-17
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: unknown
Similar type of player: Stevan Jovetic & Wayne Rooney
– off the ball
Style of play:
– shadow striker/fox in the box
– one-on-one situation specialist
– likes to dribble
– gets fouled often
– counts on opponents mistakes
– likes to try to beat offside trap
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
Sudamericano U-17 2013 winner with Argentina.
FIFA Club World Cup U-17 2013 winner with River Plate.
Torneo Inicial 2013/2014: 2 matches/0 goals (Club Atletico River Plate)
River Plate youth academy is regarded as one of the best in the world. It is especially known for its strikers, such as Javier Saviola, Hernan Crespo, Ariel Ortega, Fernando Cavenaghi or Maxi Lopez. Sebastián Driussi is the next one tipped to shine on the world stage. At Sudamericano U-17 2013 he was a leader and the best goalscorer of victorious Argentina and his sensational overhead kick against Uruguay was definitely one of the best goals of 2013. Soon after, he was in fine form as River Plate won the Under-17 Club World Cup in Madrid, with victories over the likes of Atletico Madrid, Sampdoria and Barcelona. He was the tournament’s leading scorer with three goals. Later on, he participiated in FIFA U-17 World Cup and his 2 goals helped young “Albicelestes” to finish the tournament in 4th place. Thanks to all this he was given a chance to debut in River Plate senior team. That took place on 2nd December 2013 in a league fixture against Argentinos Juniors, in which he was in the starting line up and played 72 minutes.
“He’s a special player, who is very dangerous and very important for the team. Sometimes, you have to be patient with strikers. He is a forward who has the ability to decide games.”
(Humberto Grondona – coach of Argentina U-17 national team)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.