Date of birth: 19/01/1996 (19 years old)
Place of birth: Brugge (Belgium)
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
– aerial duels
– ability to advance the ball out of the first third
– long balls
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.
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.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.