Date of birth: 19/10/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Rome (Italy)
Youth career: S.S.D. Futbolclub, AS Roma (since 2013)
Current club: AS Roma
Squad number: 92
Current national team: Italy U-19
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 200.000 €
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (4/0), Viareggio Cup 2015 (5/2), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (7/4)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Luca Toni
– physical strength
– off the ball
– decent pace and acceleration, despite his physique
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– powerful number “9”/prolific target man with an impressive height and physique
– very composed finisher capable on both feet
– clinical in one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper
– likes to hold the ball up and link play
– able to keep the ball under pressure and hold up play thanks to strong physique
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– indirect set-piece threat
– good decision maker in the final third
– intelligent movement, both inside and outside the penalty area
– dependable option while defending set pieces
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
Coppa Italia Primavera 2014/2015 runner-up with AS Roma.
No senior team appearances yet.
Edoardo Soleri moved to Brazil as a young boy together with his parents but returned to Italy in 2005. Then he played for S.S.D. Futbolclub but in 2013 he was spotted by AS Roma scouts. The youngster joined famous “Giallorossi” youth academy which has trained the likes of Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Aquilani, Alessandro Florenzi and Alessio Romagnoli. He made his professional debut on 29 September 2015 in a UEFA Champions League game against BATE Borisov, replacing Alessandro Florenzi after 92 minutes of a 3-2 away defeat. Currently, Edoardo is a star of AS Roma youth team, which is doing great in Campionato Primavera. He is also a member of Italy U-19 national team, where he has to compete for a striker spot with very talented players such as Andrea Favilli and Giuseppe Panico.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.