Date of birth: 27/05/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Salzburg (Austria)
Youth career: USC Abersee, Red Bull Salzburg (since 2012)
Senior career: FC Liefering (feeder club), Red Bull Salzburg
Squad number: 41
Current national team: Austria U-20
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 800,000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (4/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 (4/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: Profi Sports Management GmbH
Similar type of player: Lars Bender
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– number “8”/box-to-box midfielder
– likes to play short passes
– likes to play hard and tackle
– strong, energetic, consistent and aggressive player
– impeccable work rate and exemplary mental strength
– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch
– ability to read the game
– great physical and technical prowess
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-4-2.
Austrian Football Bundesliga 2014/2015 champion with Red Bull Salzburg.
Eerste Liga 2013/2014: 3 matches/0 goals (FC Liefering)
Eerste Liga 2014/2015: 8 matches/0 goals (FC Liefering)
Austrian Football Bundesliga 2014/2015: 8 matches/0 goals (Red Bull Salzburg)
Austrian youth football is on the rise. A lot of talents from 1996/1997/1998 generations are emerging – the best examples are Sascha Horvath, Sandi Lovric, Dominik Prokop, Valentino Lazaro and Marko Kvasina. Konrad Laimer is another exciting talent and a name to remember. He joined Red Bull Salzburg youth academy in 2007 from a tiny club USC Abersee. He made his professional debut with FC Liefering, Salzburg’s feeder club, on 2 May 2014 against SV Horn. Four months later, on 28 September 2014, he made his official debut for “Die Roten Bullen” in a league fixture against Rapid Wien. He has been a youth Austria international for many years and represented his country at 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.