Timothé Cognat

Timothé Cognat




Country: France

Date of birth: 25/01/1998 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Arnas (France)

Height: 171cm

Youth career: UF Belleville-Saint-Jean-d’Ardières, FC Villefranche, Olympique Lyonnais (since 2011)

Current club: Olympique Lyonnais 

Squad number: —

Current national team: France U-18

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Yohan Cabaye & Enzo Pérez



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– physicality

– heading


Style of play:

– creative box-to-box midfielder/playmaker

– likes forward runs

– likes to come deep to get ball

– likes to use space and time on the ball to orchestrate the moves of the whole team

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– all-action and energetic

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players

– likes to make late runs into the opposition box

– able to threaten from outside of the 18-yard box

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– high number of touches and passes per game

– accurate set-piece taker

– excellent range of passing

– unique technical ability, good vision and confidence on the ball


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Timothe Cognat





2015 European Under-17 Championship winner with France.


League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Timothé Cognat comes from Olympique Lyonnaise youth academy, where he moved in 2011 from FC Villenfrache. The world heard about him during the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where he led and captained France U-17 to a title won in great style. Just a few months later, he went to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where unexpectedly, the favorites got knocked out in Round of 16 against Costa Rica in a penalty shootout.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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