Full name: Harrison Chapman
Date of birth: 05/11/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Hartlepool (England)
Youth career: Middlesbrough FC
Senior career: Middlesbrough FC, Barnsley FC (loan)
Squad number: —
Current national team: —
Position: attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (6/3)
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Player’s agent: Key Sports Managment Ltd.
Similar type of player: Marco Reus
– close control
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– explosive winger/modern attacking midfielder
– likes to dribble
– likes to cut inside
– counter attack threat
– gets fouled often
– exceptional pace and skill with the ball at his feet
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– often uses his creativity to set up goals for other players
– possesses exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces
– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control
– often makes surging runs into penalty box
– agile and moves the ball with ease
– very unpredictable for his opponents
– all-action and energetic
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
No senior team appearances yet.
Harry Chapman is a product of Middlesbrough youth system – academy known for producing some very good wingers in recent years, such as Stewart Downing and Adam Johnson. Currently, Harry is a star of “Boro” U21 team and is considered one of the best up and coming wingers in England. He he has been in unstoppable form this season and has even won the Barclays U21 Premier League Player of the Month award for November. He didn’t make his senior team debut yet, but it seems to be only a matter of time before manager Aitor Karanka gives him a chance. In February 2016, he was sent on loan to League One side Barnsley FC to gain valuable first-team experience. He made his international debut playing for England U-18 squad on 26 March 2015, in a friendly match against Switzerland.
“Harry is one of many players who has made good progress both in possession of the ball, and more importantly for me, his work rate without the ball. He can set the world alight with his individual talent , but as a coach, I’m even more delighted with his understanding and his contribution to the team. He can be as good as he wants to be, like many of our young players. But he needs to keep his head down, work hard and understand that he’s part of a team.”
(Paul Jenkins – Middlesbrough U21s coach)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.