Mahmoud Dahoud

Mahmoud Dahoud




Country: Germany/Syria

Date of birth: 01/01/1996 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Amuda (Syria)

Height: 177cm

Youth career: SC Germania Reusrath, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Borussia Mönchengladbach (since 2010)

Current club: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Squad number: 8

Current national team: Germany U-20

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 600.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: International Soccer Management

Similar type of player: Luka Modrić



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Style of play:

– creative number “8”/playmaker

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– likes to play through balls

– very good in combination play

– plays well under pressure

– exceptional precision when passing and shooting

– likes to hold on to the ball and assess passing options on the move

– great control with the ball at his feet

– high number of touches and passes per game

– excellent positional sense and an acute tactical ability to read the game


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-4-2.







League summary:

Bundesliga 2014/2015: 1 match/0 goals (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Regionalliga 2014/2015: 14 matches/2 goals (Borussia Mönchengladbach II)

Bundesliga 2015/2016 (ongoing): 8 matches/1 goal (Borussia Mönchengladbach)



Mahmoud Dahoud was born in Syria, but moved to Germany when he was a child. In 2010, he joined Borussia Mönchengladbach youth system – one of the best academies in country, famous for having produced many talented players in recent years, such as Roman Neustädter, Marc-André ter Stegen, Patrick Herrmann, Tony Jantschke and Amin Younes. Mahmoud made his first team debut at 28 August 2014 in the Europa League play-offs against FK Sarajevo in a 7-0 home win. He has earned a reguar place in the club’s first-team squad this season and is generally praised for his performances in Bundesliga. He is a regular youth international for Germany, where he started at the U-18 level and currently plays for U-20.



“Born in Syria, but football-schooled in Germany, Dahoud is a talented midfielder who looks set to break through in a Christoph Kramer-less Gladbach team this year. Still a little rough around the edges at 19, the youngster has a fantastic long-range shot on him, and has shown lovely touches of instinctive playmaking in his appearances so far. He isn’t a direct Christoph Kramer replacement, but Dahoud is still figuring out whether he is best in the heart of the midfield or at the top of a diamond. Working under Lucien Favre this season at Gladbach is a perfect step for his development.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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