Full name: Tomás José Conechny
Date of birth: 30/03/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut (Argentina)
Youth career: San Lorenzo
Senior career: San Lorenzo
Squad number: —
Current national team: Argentina U-17
Position: winger, attacking midfielder, second striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2013 South American Under-15 Football Championship, 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship, 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/1)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Antoine Griezmann
– close control
– physical strength
Style of play:
– creative and flamboyant support striker
– offensive allrounder
– likes to come deep to recieve the ball and and start out his attacks from there
– likes to dribble
– all-action and energetic
– likes to be given a free role
– counter attack threat
– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders
– likes to use tricks and skills to remain in possession of the ball
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity
– known for his explosive acceleration, and his dribbling ability at speed
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– avoids using weaker foot
– excellent balance and changes of pace
– gets fouled often
He is best suited to playing as:
Second striker in 4-4-2.
2013 South American Under-15 Football Championship 3rd place with Argentina.
2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship 2nd place with Argentina.
No senior team appearances yet.
Tomás Conechny is a product of San Lorenzo youth academy. He is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in Argentina. He scored 5 goals at the Sudamericano U-17 and was one of the best players of the tournament, at which his Argentina came in second. The young Albicelestes got a much worse result a few months later at the U-17 World Cup, where they got knocked out after 3 losses in the group stages. The Argentines cannot blame Tomas for this, however. In 2015, he was one of only two Argentinians to feature on a prestigious list entitled “TOP 40 young talent in world football – born in 1998″ by The Guardian.
“Conechny hails from the southern Patagonian city of Comodoro Rivadavia but has moved to Buenos Aires to join San Lorenzo, where he is excelling in the under-age set-up. He is the top goalscorer of Argentina’s Under-17 team and looks to have a big future. He has said his ambition is to play in the Premier League and describes himself as an out-and-out No9. He also, somewhat unfortunately, hit the headlines when he injured himself playing on his PlayStation console, focusing so much on the screen that he fell out of a window. The good news is that he rarely loses his footing like that on the real pitch.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.