Hervé Matthys

Hervé Matthys




Country: Belgium

Date of birth: 19/01/1996 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Brugge (Belgium)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: Cercle Brugge, Club Brugge, RSC Anderlecht (since 2012)

Current club: RSC Anderlecht

Squad number: 37

Current national team: Belgium U-19

Position: central defender, left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 300,000 €

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2013/2014 (6/0), Viareggio Cup 2014 (6/0), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (5/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: firsteleven ISM development

Similar type of player: Jan Vertonghen



– marking Untitled1

– aerial duels Untitled1

– ability to advance the ball out of the first third Untitled1

– long balls Untitled1

– elegance Untitled

– charisma Untitled

– leadership Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

– maturity Untitled


Style of play:

– ball-playing centre-back

– often patrticipates in build-up play

– likes to play long balls

– restricts the offensive play of his opponents through his positioning and marking

– calm and level headed

– perfect timing in one-on-one challenges

– likes to maraud forward

– often looks to play counter attacking passes


He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-2-3-1.






Viareggio Cup 2014 runner-up with Anderlecht.


League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Hervé Matthys joined Anderlecht youth academy at the age of 16 in 2012 from Club Brugge. “Les Mauves” were confident that he would be a perfect replacement for Mathias Bossaerts who signed with Manchester City. In June 2014 has signed his first professional contract with the club, penning a three-year deal. He made his first team debut on 3 December 2014 in the Belgian Cup game against K.R.C. Mechelen – he replaced Frank Acheampong at half-time in a 4-1 home win. He is also the captain and one of the biggest stars of successful Anderlecht U19 team which will face FC Porto in the quarter-final of the UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 after eliminating holders FC Barcelona. He has already played nearly 30 games in different age groups of the Belgium national team and currently represents the U-19 level.



“Two things were decisive in my choice of joining Anderlecht: the training facilities and the Purple Talents program.”

(Hervé Matthys)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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