Filip Benković

Filip Benković



Croatia-32 (1)

Country: Croatia

Date of birth: 13/07/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Zagreb (Croatia)

Height: 194cm

Youth career: Dinamo Zagreb

Current club: Dinamo Zagreb

Squad number: 26

Current national team: Croatia U-19

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 400.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Champions League 2015/2016 (2/0)

Contract until: 15.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Mats Hummels 



– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– aerial duels Untitled1

– marking Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– composure Untitled

– positioning Untitled

– decent speed, despite his physique Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

– elegance Untitled



No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– complete, strong, elegant and consistent defender

– likes to tackle

– likes to hold up the ball and patrticipate in build-up play

– last-ditch tackles specialist

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– good ball-winner and man-marker

– reads the game and assess situations very well

– extremely dominant in the air

– indirect set-piece threat

– impeccable work rate and exemplary mental strength

– composed on the ball and comfortable with the ball at his feet

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


He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

2. HNL 2015/2016 (ongoing): 2 matches/0 goals (Dinamo II)

1. HNL 2015/2016 (ongoing): 6 matches/0 goals (Dinamo)



Filip Benković is regarded as one of the most talented young defenders in Europe. He is a product of Dinamo Zagreb youth system, which he joined at the age of 5. He made his way through the youth teams and won several Championship titles, Cups, international and domestic tournaments. In summer of 2015 he signed professional contract and soon after, 19 July 2015, he made his professional debut in a league fixture against NK Osijek. He is also a regular Croatia youth international and one of the leaders in the U-19 national team.



“Soon after signing he made his official debut for Dinamo’s first team and by every minute on the pitch he made us confident that this 194cm tall, fast and intelligent defender will be an important part of Dinamo’s squad in the future.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.






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