Nikolay Obolskiy

Nikolay Obolskiy




Full name in native alphabet: Николай Николаевич Обольский

Country: Russia

Date of birth: 14/01/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Tula (Russia)

Height: 187cm

Youth career: Arsenal Tula, Dinamo Moscow (since 2009)

Current club: Dinamo Moscow

Squad number: 90

Current national team: Russia U-19

Position: centre forward

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 325.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Olivier Giroud



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– out-and-out striker

– strong and prolific goalscorer

– one-on-one situation specialist

– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play

– likes to play with back to goal

– killer instinct in front of goal

– aerial threat in the opposition box thanks to his impressive height and physique

– indirect set-piece threat

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– very good positional sense and movement, both inside and outside the penalty area

– good decision maker in the final third


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Russian Premier League 2015/2016 (ongoing): 5 matches/0 goals (Dinamo Moscow)



Nikolay Obolskiy started playing football for his hometown club – Arsenal Tula. In 2009, Nikolay and his twin brother, Maxim, joined Dynamo Moscow’s Lev Yashin Football Academy. He made his professional debut for for the White-Blues on 19 July 2015 in a league fixture against Zenit Saint Petersburg. He has been a youth Russia international for many years – starting at U-15 all the way through U-19. It is worth mentioning that this prolific goalscorer is often compared to former Russian international Roman Pavlyuchenko.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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