Kenneth Paal

Kenneth Paal



Netherlands-32 (1)

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 24/06/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Arnhem (Netherlands)

Height: —

Youth career: NEC Nijmegen, PSV Eindhoven

Senior career: PSV Eindhoven/Jong PSV

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Netherlands U-19

Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 50,000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/0), UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2014 (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2016

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Georginio Wijnaldum & James Rodriguez



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– vision Untitled1

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– technique Untitled1

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– through balls Untitled

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– free kick taking Untitled

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Style of play:

– modern attacking midfielder/playmaker

– likes to shoot from distance

– dead-ball specialist

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– player is very good in combination play

– likes to be given a free role

– likes to play through balls


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-3-3.






European Under-17 Championship 2014 runner-up with Netherlands.


League summary:

Jupiler League 2014/2015 (ongoing): 5 matches/0 goals (Jong PSV)



Kenneth Paal started his career at NEC Nijmegen, but already as a 13 year old, he was spotted by PSV Eindhoven scouts and joined the “Boerem” youth academy in 2010. Thanks to many great games in the youth teams, he was added to the Jong PSV team before this season. Jong PSV team is a “B” team of PSV, playing in Eerste Divisie, which is the second Dutch division. Darije Kalezic, the manager of this reserves team, put him in the first eleven very quickly and Kenneth was able to make his debut on 9th August 2014 in the first league match against Achilles ’29. Paal is a regular youth international representing the Netherlands – recently, at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2014 in Malta, he was one of the leaders of the silver medal winning side.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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