Kuki Zalazar

Kuki Zalazar



Full name: José Luis Zalazar Martínez

Country: Spain/Uruguay

Date of birth: 05/05/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Montevideo (Uruguay)

Height: 177cm

Youth career: Albacete Balompié, Málaga CF (since 2012)

Current club: Málaga CF

Squad number: —

Current national team: Spain U-17

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: José Luis Zalazar

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Paulo Dybala & Antoine Griezmann



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– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– finishing Untitled

– powerful and accurate shot Untitled

– flair Untitled

– decisions Untitled

– dynamism Untitled


Style of play:

– shadow striker

– one-on-one situation specialist

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– likes to dribble

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

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

– counter attack threat

– tendency to drift onto the wings

– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces

– specializes in beating players over a short distance

– avoids using weaker foot

– gets fouled often

– often beats an opponent with a trick or feint


He is best suited to playing as:

Second striker in 4-4-2.







League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Kuki Zalazar is the son of former Uruguay international José Luis Zalazar. He joined Malaga youth academy at the age of 14 in 2012 from Albacete. Having dual citizenship, Kuki is eligible to represent both Spain as well as Uruguay on senior level. Currently, he is a member of “La Rojita” U-17 team. He played at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship – his team went through the group stages, but ended up losing to Germany in the quarterfinal in a penalty shoot-out.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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