Dennis van Vaerenbergh
Date of birth: 26/06/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Belgium
Youth career: Club Brugge
Current club: Club Brugge
Squad number: —
Current national team: Belgium U-18
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/3), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2), Future Talents Cup 2014/2015, 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (5/1)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Graziano Pellè
– hold-up play
– ill-equipped for a fast-paced counter-attack
Style of play:
– target man with a keen eye for goal
– powerful, strong, and hard-working striker
– likes to play off the shoulder of the opposition defenders
– likes to take advantage of the carelessness of the opponents
– killer instinct in front of goal
– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play
– indirect set-piece threat
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– capable of holding up the ball for team-mates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal
– clinical in one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper
– good decision maker in the final third
– dependable option while defending set pieces
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup 3rd place with Belgium.
Future Talents Cup 2014/2015 winner with Club Brugge.
League summary (as for 24 April 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Dennis van Vaerenbergh is a product of Club Brugge youth system – one of the best academies in country, known for its fantastic approach to youth players. He is a regular youth international for Belgium and has already played over 35 games for the youth national teams, which is a very good result for a 18-year old. He was one of the key players for Belgium at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where young “Red Devils” have taken the bronze medal and shown fantastic generation of players, which includes, among others, aforementioned Dennis, Dante Rigo, Wout Faes, Orel Mangala, Jorn Vancamp, Dante Vanzeir and Christophe Janssens.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.