Michal Helik

Michal Helik

 

Country: Poland

Date of birth: 09/09/1995 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Chorzow (Poland)

Height: 1,91m

Club career: Ruch Chorzow

Squad number: 39

Current national team: none

Position: center back, right back

Preferred foot: right

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

Contract until: 30.06.2016

Similar type of player: Vedran Corluka

 

Strengths:

– intercepting

– marking

– aerial duels

– composure

– positioning

 

Style of play:

– clears the ball out of defence often

– likes to play short passes

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Center back in 4-2-3-1.

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Achievements:

 

League summary:

Ekstraklasa 2013/2014 (ongoing): 8 matches/0 goals (Ruch Chorzow)

 

Description:

Michal Helik was added to Ruch Chorzow senior squad just before the preseason in June 2013, but nobody really expected that he will break into the first XI so quickly. He made his professional debut on 15th September 2013 in a league fixture against Jagiellonia Bialystok, in which he played the whole 90 minutes. He quickly became one of the biggest revelations in Polish Ekstraklasa this sason. However, his debut match was a real disaster – Ruch lost to Jagiellonia Bialystok 0-6 and frankly – Michal was one of the worst players on the pitch. But nevertheless, he started to play very well in the next matches, no matter if as a center back or right back and thanks to that he gained the confidence of the manager and so far played in 8 Ekstraklasa games becoming the first team regular and a central figure in defence of “The Blues” from Chorzow.

 

Quotes:

“How do this kind of football nightmares may weigh on the future of a young player? I hope it will only mobilize him to work harder. He certainly will remember match in Bialystok for a lifetime. However, does it matter? Players should also learn from bad experiences.”

(Grzegorz Wagner – former Ruch Chorzow player after Helik’s disaster debut against Jagiellonia)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

6/10   BallBallBallBallBallBall

Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.de/en/michal-helik/profil/spieler_255383.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/michal-helik/302566/

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