Nicolas Janvier

Nicolas Janvier




Country: France

Date of birth: 11/08/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Saint-Malo (France)

Height: 172cm

Youth career: JA Saint-Servan, Stade Rennes (since 2006)

Senior career: Stade Rennes

Squad number: 35

Current national team: France U-18

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 300.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/2)

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Andrés Iniesta



– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– creativity Untitled1

– intelligence Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled

– long shots Untitled

– first touch Untitled

– key passes Untitled

– through balls Untitled



– heading

– athleticism


Style of play:

– number “8”/playmaker

– intelligent midfielder already very accomplished for his age

– thanks to his vision and anticipation he is capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles, in an advanced position or in a defensive role if needed

– highly technical and creative player with high accuracy of passing and possession

– likes to play through balls

– often makes defense splitting passes

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– very good in combination play

– exceptional precision when passing, shooting and crossing

– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability

– likes to hold on to the ball and dictate tempo of the game

– excellent positional sense and an acute tactical ability to read the game

– very comfortable on the ball, with a willingess to play and receive passes along the ground

– high number of touches and passes per game

– able to threaten from outside of the 18-yard box

– finds himself best in positional attack


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.






2015 European Under-17 Championship winner with France.


League summary:

CFA 2 2015/2016: 11 matches/4 goals (Rennes II)

Ligue 1 2015/2016 (ongoing): 3 matches/0 goals (Rennes)



Nicolas Janvier belongs to a very talented generation of French players born in 1998, which won a gold medal at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in great style back in 2015. Nicolas is touted to be the brightest prospect of this side, next to players such as Timothé Cognat, Odsonne Edouard, Nanitamo Ikoné, Alec Georgen and Bilal Boutobba. He signed his first professional contract at Stade Rennes just a day before his 17th birthday. Only a few weeks later, he sat on the bench of the first time against Monaco, and made his debut on on 11 December 2015, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 home draw against SM Caen.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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