Dabney dos Santos

Dabney dos Santos



Netherlands-32 (1)

Full name: Dabney dos Santos Souza

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 12/03/1996 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Height: 172cm

Youth career: FC Abcoude, AVV Zeeburgia, AZ Alkmaar (since 2009)

Current club: AZ Alkmaar

Squad number: 36

Current national team: Netherlands U-19

Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

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

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2016

Player’s agent: Sports Advice International

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of José Manuel Jurado & Alan Dzagoev



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Style of play:

– modern attacking midfielder/trequartista

– likes to dribble

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– counter attack threat

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to roam between the lines of opposition backlines

– often makes surging runs into penalty box


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-3-1-2.







League summary:

Eredivisie 2014/2015 (ongoing): 6 matches/1 goal (AZ Alkmaar)



Dabney dos Santos joined AZ Alkmaar youth academy in 2009 from a small club AVV Zeeburgia. He made his Eredivisie debut on 25 October 2014 against FC Groningen. He replaced another talented youngster Thom Haye after 60 minutes in a 2-2 home draw. This is his breakthrough season and he already established himself as a first-team regular. He even won the player of the week award once, given by “Voetbal International”. He was also dubbed “the new Adam Maher” by experts and fans. It is worth mentioning that he has Cape Verdean roots, but represents Netherlands national youth football teams and now is a member of U19 setup along with other extremely talented Dutch players such as Donny van de Beek, Richairo Zivkovic, Bilal Ould-Chikh, Abdelhak Nouri and Jairo Riedewald.



 “I love to dribble and then play a good through ball for strikers. That is my strongest point.”

(Dabney dos Santos)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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