Full name: Janni-Luca Serra
Date of birth: 13/03/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Germany
Youth career: Hannover 96 , TSV Havelse , Hannover 96, Borussia Dortmund (since 2014)
Current club: Borussia Dortmund
Squad number: —
Current national team: Germany U-17
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/1)
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Bas Dost
– physical strength
– tackling and intercepting
Style of play:
– poacher/target man
– towering centre forward
– one-on-one situation specialist
– killer instinct in front of goal
– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play
– possesses ability to hold the ball up and link play
– indirect set-piece threat
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– powerful and physically strong player
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.
2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Germany.
Bundesliga U17 2014/2015 winner with Borussia Dortmund.
No senior team appearances yet.
Janni Serra moved to Borussia Dortmund youth academy from Hannover 96 before 2014/2015 season. BVB coaches have converted him from a central defender to a striker. He proved a great success in his new role and thanks to his good performances in Dortmund U-17 team he was called up for 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where Germany showed some great football, but ended up losing to France in the final. Currently, he is one of the biggest stars of Borussia U-19 team, where he is a part of a deadly attacking quartet alongside Felix Passlack, Christian Pulisic and Jacob Bruun Larsen.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.