Leander Dendoncker

Leander Dendoncker

 

Country: Belgium

Date of birth: 15/04/1995 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Passendale (Belgium)

Height: 1,88m

Club career: RSC Anderlecht

Squad number: 32

Current national team: BelgiumU-19

Position: center back, defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500,000 €  

Contract until: 30.06.2016

Similar type of player: Lorik Cana

 

Strengths:

– passing

– intercepting

– marking

– aerial duels

– ability to read the game

– composure

– tactical awareness

 

Style of play:

– ball playing center back or ball winning midfielder

– likes to play short passes

– likes to maraud forward

– likes to play the ball out of the defence

– likes to hold up the ball

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Center back in 4-2-3-1.

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Video:

 

Achievements:

Viareggio Cup 2013 winner with Anderlecht.

 

League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Leander played for Roeselare. He was a stand out among his teammates in his group age, so many big clubs in Belgium were interested – Standard Liege, Genk, Club Brugge and Anderlecht. It’s the latter who won the race for his signature; he joined the RSCA youth academy in 2009. During the last Viareggio Cup, Leander was one of the best players and he won the tournament in style. He didn’t get his debut yet in the Jupiler League, but he has already played for the senior Anderlecht team – in a cup match against Eupen, he played 32 minutes. He is elegant, calm and intelligent; he also doesn’t mind playing either as a centre-half or a defensive midfielder, as he is very good at both. He has been a youth international for a long time. Currently he is playing for the U-19 team of “Les Diablotins”, alongside other Belgian starlets, like Siebe Schrijvers or Divock Origi.

 

Quotes:

“I am delighted that Leander will continue to play football in RSCA. He is a Purple talent,  just like Dennis Praet, Romelu Lukaku and Youri Tielemans. He is a prospect for the future. The extension of the contract shows faith in his abilities.”

(Herman Van Holsbeeck – RSC Anderlecht general manager)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/leander-dendoncker/profil/spieler_168157.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/leander-dendoncker/215348/

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