Country: France/French Guiana
Date of birth: 16/01/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Kourou (French Guiana)
Youth career: Académie de Football de Bobigny, Paris Saint-Germain (since 2011)
Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
Squad number: —
Current national team: France U-17
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (2/2), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/8), Al Kass International Cup 2015
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Emmanuel Adebayor & Edin Džeko
Style of play:
– powerful forward
– killer instinct in front of goal
– likes to run onto through balls from midfield
– one-on-one situation specialist
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– specializes in beating players over a short distance
– intelligent movement, both inside and outside the penalty area
– ability to hold the ball up and link play
– efficient in his play and a natural eye for goal
– very strong mentally, physically and technically
– able to score from practically every position
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.
Al Kass International Cup 2015 winner with PSG.
2015 European Under-17 Championship winner with France.
2015 European Under-17 Championship top scorer.
No senior team appearances yet.
Odsonne Edouard is a product of PSG youth system. He was one of the biggest stars of 2015 European Under-17 Championship – he scored 8 goals, including brilliant hat-trick in the final, and became a top scorer of the tournament. France showcased a great generation of players at this tournament: apart from Odsonne, other players that ran the show include Timothé Cognat, Bilal Boutobba, Nanitamo Ikone, Jeff Reine Adélaïde, Luca Zidane and Alec Georgen. Thanks to great appearances in the youth teams, some PSG fans see him as the successor to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Even though the road ahead of him is still very long, Odsonne definitely has great potential which should let him make a career at a top level.
“There’s a lot of emotion right now, it’s a massive pleasure to be a European champion – it’s incredible. It’s very satisfying to be top scorer, but more so because we won the competition. The honour is down to the work of everyone in the team. We played very well against a strong Germany side. We were a little worried when Germany made it 2-1, but when we scored the third goal we knew it was finished. The first goal against Italy is my favourite among the eight I scored.”
(Odsonne Edouard – after 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship final)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.