Date of birth: 20/01/1995 (19 years old)
Place of birth: Schorndorf (Germany)
Youth career: Stuttgarter Kickers, VfB Stuttgart, 1.FC Normannia Gmund, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen
Senior career: Werder Bremen
Squad number: 27
Current national team: Germany U-19
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 250,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2015
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Miroslav Klose & Edin Dzeko
– ability to be a target man for teammates
Style of play:
– clinical finisher
– one-on-one situation specialist
– indirect set-piece threat
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– selfish in the final third
– likes to try to beat offside trap
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-2-3-1.
European Under-19 Championship 2014 winner with Germany.
Regionalliga 2013/2014: 26 matches/9 goals (Werder Bremen II)
Bundesliga 2013/2014: 3 matches/0 goals (Werder Bremen)
Davie Selke was born in Schorndorf and after playing for few local clubs he later moved to Hoffenheim’s youth academy in 2009 and played at its various levels. During the winter break of the season 2012/13, the tall striker signed with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, for whom he made his professional debut – on 3rd November 2013 in a league fixture against Hannover 96, in which he replaced Clemens Fritz after 63 minutes. His father is from Ethiopia but Davie regularly represents Germany in the youth games, and is currently one of the biggest stars in the U-19 team. Recently, has been in unstoppable form at UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where young “Die Mannschaft” won the title – Davie has ended top scorer of the tournament, equalling Álvaro Morata’s all-time EC U-19 best of six.
“We have a plan with him. He is going to be integrated into our Bundesliga side bit by bit. Any other club can save themselves the phone call.”
(Thomas Eichin – Werder Bremen general manager)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.