Adham El Idrissi
Date of birth: 17/03/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Youth career: A.V.V. Zeeburgia, Ajax Amsterdam (since 2006)
Current club: Ajax Amsterdam
Squad number: —
Current national team: Netherlands U-18
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: AEGON Future Cup 2014, UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (7/3)
Contract until: 30.06.2018
Player’s agent: Players United Management
Similar type of player: Sergio Agüero
Style of play:
– support striker/inside forward/number “9”
– likes to dribble
– likes to get a good diagonal through ball
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control
– able to dribble with the ball at top speed
– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity
– determined and hardworking
– all-action and energetic
– finds himself best in counter-attack
He is best suited to playing as:
Second striker in 4-4-2.
No senior team appearances yet.
Adham El Idrissi started his footballing career at a small club Zeeburgia, but soon, in 2005/06 season as an 8-year old joined the famous Ajax Amsterdam academy. He is a really versatile player – he can play at basically every position in attack. Some fans even dare to liken him to Luis Suarez. He was one of the key players of Ajax’s UEFA Youth League campaign in 2014/15 season, where the young “Joden” advanced from a very tough group against PSG and Barcelona, but got knocked out in the round of 16 in the penalty shootout against AS Roma. Adham was born in Amsterdam, currently represents Oranje at U-18 level, but it cannot be ruled out that he will play for his parent’s country in the future, Morocco.
“He’s earned this contract. Adham is a real fighter. He draws the other players in the team out. He doesn’t need any batteries, he just keeps fighting for the team.”
(Wim Jonk – head of Ajax’s youth development after signing first professional contract with El Idrissi)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.