Date of birth: 01/03/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Kassel (Germany)
Youth career: Olympia Kassel, OSC Vellmar, Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Werder Bremen (since 2012)
Current club: Werder Bremen
Squad number: —
Current national team: Germany U-17
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/1), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/1), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/1)
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Hernanes & Ross Barkley
– long shots
– set pieces
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– modern number “10”/creative number “8”
– likes to shoot from distance
– likes to play through balls
– dead-ball specialist
– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players
– excellent range of passing
– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses
– great physical and technical prowess
– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability
– very strong mentally, physically and technically
– capable of shooting on-target goals from great distances
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Germany.
No senior team appearances yet.
Niklas Schmidt joined Werder Bremen youth academy in 2012 from Rot-Weiß Erfurt. He is one of the biggest stars of a very strong Werder U-19 team, along with other extremely talented players such as Johannes Eggestein, Melvin Krol and Enis Bytyqi. In 2015, he was one of the key players of the Germany U-17 squad that won a silver medal at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Bulgaria. Few months later, he represented his country at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where young “Mannschaft ” unexpectedly lost to Croatia in the round of 16.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.